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Psy

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Oct 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I was just routing around my 'vintage hifi and camera equipment' cupboard. I have a Rega Planar 3 with a NAD branded RB250 tonearm, and an (ugly green) acrylic mat on a MDF(?) platter. I packed it away when I got another turntable.

    Obviously I started looking at some small fixes and upgrades for it, before thinking maybe that wasn't necessary since it's definitely going back in the cupboard afterwards. Instead, I wondered if there was any interest here in finding it a new home?

    Sounds fantastic as is, I would argue the platter wants replacing with a clear or black acrylic one, but only for aesthetics.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I don't feel like my humour would be so well received there.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    @Maj, I'm pretty sure it has rim brakes too.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    There is a typo in this ad @user131024. It should say:

    Mint condition, bespoke-spec mega-hauling-tour-commuter built up by London's famous Brixton Cycles Co-op, (Brixton, London).

    Despite loving this bike, I have been extensively travelling the world by plane for the last year and a half. As a result, the bike has lain dormant inside my flat (with the heating on so it doesn't get cold). As a result it's basically in brand new condition and cost more than £1500 in 2018 . I feel duty bound to find a home where it will be free to reliably do absolutely anything bikes can do in any weather (as it was designed).

    Here's a portrait of the bike. I am not including a massive long build receipt, but if I did, it would say "Colour is Baby poo brown, Tiagra 4700 groupset, M Part headset, Conti Gatorskins on [insert wheels here]."

    £1001 o.v.n.o Collection from SE24.

    #Fixed.

    (P.S. I do actually know @user131024 and can vouch that a pretty decent proportion of the above is true.)

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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Looking for a friend, she's looking for a reasonably modern single-speed that an aging hipster has put a Sturmey 3-speed on to save their knees.

    I thought I'd ask here.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ah crap. That would be way more than we paid for the car. It's a huge job though of course. I know the part was something like £700 when it was still available, but there's a lot of general maintenance at the back there too.

    How long ago @Dammit? I assume yours was an SLK55?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    So we replaced the stolen electric car with a cat D hooptie SLK from 2004 already. Bit of an impulse buy, needs a lot of little jobs doing, but it was pretty well-priced. ULEZ exempt too innit.

    I am lucky enough to have a friend with access to a lift and we threw it up there yesterday for a glance at the undercarriage. I thought glavanised bodies meant I was done with rust. Turns out, there's a developing issue with the rear subframe (which is not galvanised, or in fact painted very well). Fairly common problem due to a design flaw apparently. Many have been replaced free of charge in the past, but I'm sure it's way too old now. This one might well yet be repairable.

    Can anyone:
    a. recommend somewhere good for repairing steel near south east London?
    b. share their own experience with these subframes?
    c. PM me if they work for Mercedes?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There's just so much over-engineering going backwards with functionality. I mean, a PIN. So much simpler and more secure than a key with a gyro an a transmitter. Plus I could change the PIN from time to time...

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