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jsabine

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jul 2020

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    Blimey! Have you considered switching to another GF if she's getting on so badly with Deda?

    FTFY

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    I've got a couple of new C15s and a used one - need to check, but pretty sure one of the new ones is black. Not carved though.

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    Glad to hear mate #1 is sorted, but PM me if mate #2 shows a flutter of interest ...

    If you knew me, it would come as no surprise at all that I've not actually got hold of a cassette today, and instead am currently researching the fact that my chosen ratios seem unobtainable in shimano 9sp, while ignoring the counterpoint, that something suboptimal to me would make the bike actually usable, and therefore more attractive to everyone else ...

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    As above, I'm in SE7, so midway between Greenwich and Woolwich, and I reckon £200 feels about right.

    I'll probably get this sorted and back on the road in any case - I'd forgotten how light it feels, and it might be a bit of a fun change at the moment.

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    It needs about an hour's work - fit cassette and skewer, ride round the block to check adjustments, bit of a wash - with love not required.

    Should be able to get hold of a cassette tomorrow, so it could be usable from tomorrow or Friday if it remains of interest.

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    Taken me a bit of time to dig this out I'm afraid - and the photo's still crappy, and I didn't find time to clean it ...

    Rear wheel is Shimano FH-2200 (Claris, I think) with a Mach1 Omega rim, front is a Xero Lite. Gatorskin (rear) and Hutchinson Excel (front) are in reasonable nick - I'd be happy to use them.

    SPDs currently fitted but I can dig out some flats. It needs a cassette and a rear skewer, and a little bit of a wash ... I'd also want to make sure it all works fine and is adjusted right - but I've got no reason to expect problems.

    (God, that photo is crap. I can take better ones, honest ...)

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    It's a Marin Mill Valley, about a 19" alloy frame, carbon forks, Tiagra 9x3 gears, mismatched wheels but otherwise in pretty good nick. Should be able to sort out a couple of pics after work tomorrow.

    £200 feels about right once I've got hold of a new cassette (it doesn't have one fitted at the moment, so obviously less if you wanted to deal with that), and I'm assuming I don't find any problems when I have a proper look at it.

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    Got a (quite nice) Marin hybrid that needs a new cassette, an hour or two of spannering, and a new home. Right sort of size: price somewhere between £150-£250 depending on how much a new cassette costs and how hard I squint at it. Is SE7 closer than Maidstone?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Got an older version of this little used in SE7 - sure I could be persuaded into a loan for a wee while.

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    Was there ever a period where uni students were exempt from paying income tax and national insurance?

    Grants and most bursaries are not taxable. In the olden days, you could live on the maintenance grant, so tax never came into your head. Everything else is and always was taxed without regard to your student status.

    Income from employment was always subject to tax. However, there was an exception that allowed you to be paid without tax deducted at source in certain circumstances, where you did not expect your total annual income to exceed the personal allowance.

    This might apply if you had a holiday job at a decent salary (so liable for tax if you're there for a year, so you end up with PAYE deductions), but you were only going to be working for, say, 10 weeks (so the total was under the tax threshold).

    If you could be arsed filling out the relevant form, and your employer's payroll team was competent enough to implement it, they were allowed to pay gross of tax, though still net of NI contributions.

    (Here we go - form P38(s), withdrawn in 2013. https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals­/paye-manual/paye46045)

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