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BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Mar 2020

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    Charging their phones innit.

    Honestly a lot of them think you need to run a 100kW engine with a massive lead acid starter battery brimmed all the time in order ot charge their latest fablet. Tried to enlighten a few that "you know you can fully charge that thing ten times and it won't affect your starter battery", usually get abuse or a snide comment about how they had to go through the trouble lf buying a chip of ebay to override the factory stop start.
    Saying that a few of the usual suspects outside school over the road from us have stopped doing it. Still park on the zig zags though

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Often have to use different couriers for the bike and the battery, need to declare lithium + lipo batteries now, only some couriers are insured to deal with them.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ah crossland are total junk, well now!

    On other end wix are excellent and think napa gold (napa is like usas ecp, and gold is their top line) are also good.

    Mercedes is misbehaving again in new and unpredictable ways. It keeps generating egr flow and turbo boost issues, egr motor and entire system is dead clean and it moves very easily, turbo is new and adjusted the actuator on a star computer to get it in range. Suspect ive got a bad signal wire in the harness, as honestly one day it works great the next its shitting all over the the bed again.
    Ready to just set it on fire tbh now, such a problem child that car.

  • in COVID-19
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    You live in san Francisco? So few public toilets that anyone who lives out just shits in bags where possible, then left out in the sun until collected. Those bin persons are not paid enough

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    Seen halfords are trying to reopen stores today, but not giving their staff much? Maybe just hearsay.

    Just had someone approach my shop literally coughing a lung up all the way down the yard, didn't need them to ring the bell, I heard them 100m away. Told them to fuck off home and I wasn't touching their bike.
    "AW but can you not just make it work for under £20 cash?"
    No mate, go home, take your bike with you, put kettle on and stop going outside.
    "Who are you, the police or something"
    Nope, but I'm not fixing your bike either.

    Idiots man. Probably get a stinking google review from it.

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    Won't last long, a lot of manufacturers have strict rrp embargoes, retailers who take the piss get reprimanded on the next purchase cycle.
    Tried to get some turbos to sell last few weeks but all uk distributors totally out. Had also noticed the trade prices rising (zyro Fisher) compared to what I expect then to normally be, so maybe the distributors making a dirty buck too

  • in COVID-19
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    This looks like the video game "the division" (set in post outbreak nyc), those field hospital tents were everywhere

  • in COVID-19
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    Spent most of the day cleaning windows (Glasgow, first wash of the year so might as well make a good job of it), almost non stop ambulance sirens today, I'm normally outside quite a bit, but still, today was a lot. Also could smell smoke in the afternoon and fire sirens, suspect a few "businesses" might catch fire during this time

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    We can get them, but all Copenhagen stock. Afaik they are still shipping, will just be slow

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