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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They are trauma shears aren’t they? Probably wouldn’t have been too far off doing the job.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That makes sense.

    I'm reading a bit about losses and its saying I could claim for losses going back to 2016/17 but I think I'd have had to have done a return for the years the losses occurred and there's something about only claiming for the loss if it was more than your income? Selling myself the tools seems a better way to about it.

    Wonder if I can lend them to myself this year since I'll likely be making a loss again anyway and then sell them to myself next year as it may be more useful to offset income then...?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That was how I thought it worked. It's a lot clearer on that link you sent, cheers.

    I presume there's a way for me to carry the losses I made last year (buying things like a frame jig) into this year when I do this years return. Hopefully that'll become clear once I start doing it.

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    I want to register as self employed and declare what I'm making from framebuilding etc.

    The Gov website says

    "You need to set up as a sole trader if any of the following apply:

    you earned more than £1,000 from self-employment between 6 April 2019 and 5 April 2020"

    Emphasis is mine because this is the bit I'm not sure about.

    Do they mean profit or turnover? Tax year 2019/20 is a moot point as I had less than £1k come in but this year I will go over that £1k threshold for money coming in but my outgoings will still be more than my income so the way I interpret it, I'll not have earned anything.

    Am I looking at that the wrong way?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I’ve run a 2.2” tyre on a rim that’s 38mm external (so must be 34-36mm internal) and has no issues.

    I did worry that the sidewalk might be more vulnerable being that it doesn’t pull in to a narrow rim but it never actually seemed to be an issue and that was with a Conti RaceKing so quite a lightweight tyre.

  • in Classifieds
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    I’ve sold a few bikes through eBay, and bought a couple too and never gone through official channels for payment.

    Always just done cash in hand.

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    Are we talking about spot welding a tab on and using a slide hammer to pull the dent out?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Decent steel > cheap ti

    I think Tester once said something along the lines of, in the context of cycling, the benefits of titatnium are far outweighed by the drawbacks of the material.

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    I'd probably say give them an ultimatum then send a request to cancel the sale. The buyer needs to respond to that but if you do that then open a dispute through ebay if you can, I think you are saying non-collection is not grounds for opening a dispute, at that point I'd ring them. I've had some issues and ended up ringing them and they are usually pretty decent and apply common sense to the situation.

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