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Jw89

Member since May 2020 • Last active Nov 2021
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Tommasini Super Prestige project: modern components
Alan Competizione
Ribble Fixie
Trek Ion CX
Santa Cruz Chameleon

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    Managed to save a deposit by being very frugal, got a small gift from family, live in Scotland etc.

    You act as if it's wrong of us to want our own place.

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    Just to add my own two penn'orth to this discussion. We live on less than 18 grand a year and have two young kids. I'm a potter and my wife is a writer. I set up my business months before covid hit so it's been a pretty torrid time. We're trying to buy a small house to get away from the insecurity and stress we've had to put up with from two terrible landlords over the past 5 years. Both situations have been shockingly bad, and both have been unavoidable due to being the only places we could afford. Unfortunately we keep being priced out of buying even the worst places in the area in which we live. Yes I appreciate that I have chosen a career in which I won't get much money and I accept that, but I work my ass off to develop my business and give our kids a life and I don't really see why we should have to put up with the insecurity of bad renting and the impossibility of housing currently. I guess we all have our struggles in life, whatever our income.

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    I'm not sure. I'm not sure why they wouldn't have but they said the system is definitely pressurising somehow

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    Our Golf Mk2 GTD is back for it's yearly round of cooling problems. It's been good as gold for over a year but seems to have saved everything up to go wrong together... It's acting very weird, seems to heat up quicker than it should and gets to about 75% on the dial before slowly moving back and forth between 50 and 75%. Does seem to be getting worse and is now creeping over 75%. Garage don't know what is up with it, think it could possibly be a split in the turbo letting air in. It's had a new head, rad, expansion tank and cap and thermostat all within the last year or so. Interestingly I thought it could be the thermo again (as it was building up pressure when revved on the drive then it would dump a ton of coolant out of the expansion tank before the fan would come on briefly) however when I changed to a brand new thermostat the problem actually became worse. Any ideas? Garage has done a sniffer test and there's no signs of gases in it. Also no pressure still in system when its cooled down. Struggling to know what to do with this one!

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    Yeah! Well remembered. Loving it, still modifying it slightly to fit my needs but it's such a good bike. Definitely better than my skill level, which is comforting as it means I can get better without needing a new bike!

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    It's not that bad. I've done it barefoot. Tends to be a tossup between the old keswickian and the kingfisher for best F&S.

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    Had this done about a month ago. It's a traffic jam made up of lorries my 4 year old son has drawn over the last few years.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Interesting that the Alibaba web page has been taken down.

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    I enjoyed this thread. Especially this.

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    Great to see another fizik Volta! Looking forward to getting out on mine when the bike is set up.

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