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jsabine

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jan 2017

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think stamp duty (SDLT now) is payable on any transfer of ownership, whether whole or partial, but there may be exemptions for transfers between spouses/partners.

    Speak to a lawyer ... (or at any rate to someone who knows - I certainly don't).

    (Guidance - gov.uk/guidance/sdlt-transfe­rring-ownership-of-land-or-property#if-y­ou-marry-enter-into-a-civil-partnership-­or-set-up-home-together

    Payable on the amount of any cash she puts in plus the share of the mortgage she takes on.)

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Cobblers. Optimistic thirds - make that fourths - on the Cambium please.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Aye, rim picked up last night - bump for a quick, pleasant deal ...

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Any chance of a pit-to-pit measurement on the Northwave please? I think I may be deluding myself that I'd fit into it ...

  • in General
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    Agreed, Pedalcover. Sensible cover (treat bikes like any other possession, think we've got £15k of valuables cover with a £10k single item limit, without specifying any details in advance. Going to £15k rather than £7k was about an extra £20pa), reasonable price, very personal service on taking out the policy, though we haven't claimed so can't judge that side of it.

    Also encourage you to bundle in an excess insurance policy, so effectively you have a high minimum claim but once you're over that threshold, get the full amount paid out.

  • in General
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    Nah, Sunday. In Kennington.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Pretty sure I've got a 10-speed Veloce rear in the cellar, as long as you want short cage.

    Could be interested in both the knackered mechs mentioned here to add to the spares box.

  • in General
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    Thank you for the Orwell link - it's a long time since I read that. I've long since tried to absorb and apply the five rules at the end (I like to think I don't always fail) - probably the best I can hope for is to express myself clearly enough that:

    when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    but concentrate more on the sorts of bikes that, in the UK, are a bit esoteric, rather than on standard road bikes

    No, this is not the case. They work on what they are given.

    Hmm. I went in looking for spare parts for a Brooks saddle and to enquire about Campag shifter spares. I got the Brooks nose bolt off the shelf (which was good), and very much got the impression that they'd be more interested in helping with an obscure grundlefuckit for a broken hub gear than they were in sourcing a three quid Campag spring.

    That's all impressionistic and from several years ago, and I was looking for a source of spares rather than asking them to do work on my bike, but it seemed very much that their concentration was on sensible utility bikes than on fragile roadie gear that they felt was a foolish choice for commuting purposes.

    I'm sure they are very happy to work on whatever they're given, and as I said they've got a good reputation.

  • in General
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    His website is equally entertaining.

    twotwofivemedia.com/

    I particularly like the way he carefully states his address sans postcode:

    TWOTWOFIVE MEDIA, 102 STANSTEAD ROAD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

    The fact it's SE23, Forest Hill, and the building is just off the South Circular, pretty much opposite a Maplin, a Travis Perkins, and a garden centre, might detract a little from his carefully cultivated image.

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