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BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Aug 2018

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    That's mad. But can see how it happens, a few good bits of road get absolutely taken over on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Anyone living within 3 miles will probably have a limit to what they can take before taking action.
    Saying that. My bike isn't anywhere near loud enough, there are Nissan micras that make more

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Really not a fan of the omnium, weight is too high off the deck and also not that big/ not as many tie down options. Live in Glasgow where the roads are worse than anywhere (BrickFact).

    Mostly hauling boxes from parcel drop off shops as courier companies CBA to deliver on time or even at all. Moving customer bikes around (on the front or on a trailer behind) occasionally and hauling car parts, which are usually heavy and super awkward shapes

    http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scot­land/grants-loans/ebike-loan

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    No
    Least not mine (don't have any), dogs maybe though...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    New scheme just launched in Scotland to provide every (!?#) household and business with access to upto £6000 interest free to purchase an E-cargo or E-bike.

    However. I just want to get a frame and maybe shimano steps and then put together rest of it myself, as I'm a workshop with access to all the goodies, so no point paying retail at another shop for stuff I can already get, for better pricing...

    Fancy a bullit + steps 800 (or whatever the highest output version is + big battery) and then build the rest out of what I can get for sensible money. Will see occasional use, not courier use, so shimano 1x11 deore or XT, or sram GX or NX 11 is adequate.

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    Insurance company often want to either repair to 100% as new condition, or hand you some cash, nothing in-between.

    As any work they do (ot don't do) they end up being liable for, so they want to avoid that by making it perfect or not at all.

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    Volvo xc60
    It's very ford but a lot of folk like them (not me though), d5 is a good motor. Auto box of that era not as nice as the stuff on the euro cars though.

    Toureg v6 tdi, after the disaster of an engine they used from 2000-2007 I think they newer one is actually good, can get with dsg I imagine too

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Used to work for a multi-discipline engineering company that was like you describe, all 60+ age guys, all very skilled, but from the outside at least appear to have a mint time every single day at work making odd things to incredibly high standards.
    Working there and being fed up of working for arseholes has directed me to open my own workshop, mostly bicycle stuff but occasionally get time to work on cars, motorbikes, woodworking and metal working projects. I have 250m2+ of bright clean dry space to make as much stuff as I like, just have to make enough to pay the bills each month ;)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What is it with binky? I watched a few about a year ago and wasn't feeling it, maybe I watched a really dull one. Latest one they install a windscreen wiper?

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    It's a common one, folk rarely ever look over their shoulder, usually your 6th sense picks up the ones that are gonna pull that manvoure on you, and other times, not so lucky :/

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    Fuck man!
    Take care of yourself first, proper head to toe check, you'll be finding new scrapes in a few days time.
    Bike home or had to get it recovered?
    Pics of everything close up and far. Nail down that witness otherwise (and prob still will be a) knock for knock.
    Avoid insurance if you want to a) not be paying for someone else's mistakes upto 5 years down the line b) want to get your bike and body fixed this year.

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