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fasih

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Jul 2017
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    I am local. If anyone wants a quick one let me know. Around Chiswick at the moment.

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    That is the thing @edscoble I am going to do the hinge clamps, block and saddle myself. They are doing purely the conversion for me. I ordered the conversion parts through Evan using my C2W voucher.

    I have the M-fork, but I swapped out the bars for a stem adaptor and MTB riser bar some years back. (Photos back in this thread.) - now I am going to the new M-bar because I like it better, plus it means I can get rid of the adaptor too. I had new M-length cables fitted in February. So cable length is not a problem. Getting the stem adaptor off and the bars in is time consuming, I know it too me a while getting it in - but not all day. Then take off the brake lever, and mount new lever with shifter. Take SS tensioner off and replace with new derailer. Take current sprocket of wheel and fit the 2 new sprockets. Replace chain, get shifter working. If I wasn't a lazy sod, I would do it myself and just get them to fix the shifter. I might still do t.hat.

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    The pimping has begun, new M-handle bars, 2-speed conversion kit, new suspension block and clamp set.

    @edscoble - Evans are telling me that fitting the 2-speed kit to a SS bike is an all day job, so it is a Gold Service. The part fitting is easy - but getting the shifter to work properly takes ages apparently. I call bullshit - what is the reality?

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    @amey - Welcome to the club!

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    Election day + Work Bash so I can't make it.

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    Diane Abbott would feel at home on this forum!

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    Is GiffGaff still considered good for data? Considering switching from EE (SimOnly) since reading a summary the OFCOM report last week. Seems like £8 cheaper a month, for the same text and minutes but I get 5GB instead of 3GB.

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    Electoral reform - again another thing which is never going to happen under Tories. People have already forgotten the steps the Tories took to re-draw the constituencies in London 2010. So they could gain more seats at the last election. My example being Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea - 2 boroughs - got split into 3 seats. Hammersmith - Labour, Kensington - Conservative. Then Fulham and Chelsea - which then fell to the Conservatives. There are other examples.

    @diable - you live in Hammersmith, which is a Labour safe seat.

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    If you are visiting the Ship in Brentford I will drop by but not till quite late.

    Where is the Ship in Brentford?

    Sorry, not going to make it.

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    I live in Brentford. I am voting for Ruth Cadbury - the APPCC stuff is a bonus in my mind. Other than her standing against some of the plans the developers have for Brentford at the moment. I am voting for her because she is the Labour candidate, and I want to see Corbyn as our next leader.

    I think Labour and the SNP will make a deal since it is the only sensible thing to do. A part from the Lib Dems who have made the u-turning of Brexit a main campaign piece. I would love to sit the Lib Dems down and ask them how they plan to do this when all the other EU states have now said that Britain has no way back.

    Labour has actually done the right thing by not making any promises on that front. The reason why you don't get Corbyn saying whether he is for or against Brexit is simple. He doesn't think it is as important an issue, in relation to the actual problems we have.

    Student Fees - By scraping student fees we deal with the reality that the labour market is stagnant whilst the supply of graduates is going up. At least those graduates that don't get jobs won't have £30000+ of debt on their heads. - How can anyone be against that!

    End of Zero Hour Contract + £10 minimum wage - Again this helps those students that don't end up doing what they wanted coming out of uni.

    NHS - if the Tory get back in the NHS is finished, nothing else to be said on this point.

    Income Tax - higher rates for £80k and £123k bands. Again this is a good thing.

    Hire 10000 key workers - nurses, fireman and policeman. Perhaps some of those students will find there way in these services.

    Pension lock - helps all those 55+ year olds that voted for Brexit keep their pensions. All the pension funds for the people retiring in the next ten years are woeful, mainly due to the problems from 2007 on wards. Eventually helps everyone so not a bad thing.

    Renegotiate with the large corporate tax dodgers. A new government voids any deals a previous government made.

    Those are just some of the key points please look at all of the party manifestos. Here is the BBC summary for the Labour one. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-­39933116

    Brexit is and was a big diversion around the actual issues that plague us as a society. Don't get me wrong I was a 'remain' voter. But the reality is we have bigger problems. The list of priorities for any government should be - Employment, Housing, Healthcare and Education - everything else is just fluff.

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