Avatar for BrickMan

BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Mar 2019

Most recent activity

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    K60s ftw. Been impressed with them. Don't get offroad much at all, but great when I get there, especially small Gravel /dusty stuff.

    Harpic power 10, it's toilet bleach with something moderately acidic in it, Internet says it's very effective at making stainless exhausts look less gruby without sending £15 on a bottle on optiglanz?
    Might try it out tomorrow on my exhaust, don't think I've ever cleaned it :/

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Used to race nitro 10th scale at an outdoor track when much younger, much fun but expensive to stay current with it. All serious competition is electric now and has been for a long time, looks more boring to onlookers but puts more weight on driving skill and setup ability.

  • in General
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Being open later in the day works very well for us in Glasgow, 11am till 7pm four days a week and 11 till 5pm on a Sunday.
    That 6 till 7 is my busiest hour most days as I'm the only independent open past 5 ish. Surprised more London shops arent like that.

  • in General
    Avatar for BrickMan

    I think single track bike mag covered a couples week long adventure round the walking route on the coast in winter time. Main prob they had was getting food and drink! Out of tourist season many of the villages and smaller towns just stop functioning

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Worth that cost if only to reduce your ball temp from fast boil to mid simmer.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Wonder how many weeks it took how many banks of computers to render that in 1999

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Never knew that! Swear I've seen a few but might have been converted exterior panels to make it look like a 3L

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Falco avantour, had a pair for about 18momfhs now. The leather gets a quick clean and oiled every month, comfy enough for walk-in g about, stiff enough on the bike and have tested out the ankle protection few times on rocks, trees and getting myself stuck under the bike when I run out of talent, ankles not broke yet!

    Waterproof Ness, yeah water gets in eventually, but was working out 6 - 10 a hours a day in sunny sunny glasgow, nothing keeps you dry in that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    Vw polo 9n3 blue motion. We are about to sell ours, it's a later development of the 3L/100km motor in the a2. Can do exactly same economy as a 3l, my record to date is 85.5mpg brim to brim, and does an actual 70mpg whilst doing motorway work at normal speeds (70 to 85).
    The a2 tdi with the vnt turbo are starting to go up in value, the 3L are all gone or in collections by now I think.
    Honda insight (90s one) and BMW i3 are similar levels of madness to an a2.

    Will prob get an a2 at some pont in the future. They are an unusual beast, a physically small car, that's light, drives OK (no handling car!), very economic, but also a nice place to be, seats and interior fit and finish is excellent. Very practical with a deep square boot and back seats come out completely I think.

    Insurance is high on them I think because no one can repair them but tbh never tried as haven't owned one.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for BrickMan

    1 series is tiny though? Smaller than an astra. 1 series does make itself feel bigger than it really is I guess.
    Mate had. 135 coupe, something I wanted to love, but it has a secret little turbo on it, found it mimicked a larger torquey/lazy engined BMW saloon, but I wanted it to be a lightweight quick reacting na screamer which it wasn't. Annoying, or maybe the later ones were better? Think his was a 2010 to 2012 and I drove it in 2013

Actions