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BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active May 2018

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    Did some of tge trans Europe trail today, all 30 miles lol. Mostly back lanes with the odd very rough gulley / ravine that would keep a trail bike rider busy. One was too severe on the descent so had to turn back.
    Then right at the end before getting back onto tarmac flicked up a rotten log (so rotten it turned to dust) that poked hepco and becker pannier so perfectly in the wrong spot it snapped the mounting hinge lock thing, tweaked the tab on the steel frame in such a way I'm gonna have to proper fix it and left a proper good dent in the front. Pannier had only maybe 5kg inside it Inc a £££ laptop which survived thankfully, thing span off into the undergrowth surprisingly deep.

    45 min of zip tie surgery later was on way again.
    Can see why hardly anyone uses hepco becker boxes anymore, weak as fuck mounting method.

    Trans Europe though, least round Cumbria ain't no doozy!

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    They're not exactly made of the best metal, but means they break off before getting stuck in your ribs if you have an off. Put en on most bikes I use. If nothing else preserves the originals for when sell iy on

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    Always think levers on mc are cheap feeling. China eBay£15 jobs seem to show up most stock levers.
    Got a brand new BMW lever and bush as fed up with the floppy existing work ones.
    £42 for the part, and lasted about two weeks until as floppy as the old one.

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    Was once nearly driven over by a university proffesor of wankogoly, guy was so I grossed in his phone convo and adjusting touch screen controls on his jaaaaaaaag that he completely failed to notice the motorbike and rider right in front of him.
    Borderline illegally loud horn got his attention, but all he did was adjusted his course to bump over a pavement and come extremely close to squishing a young Asian student against a brick wall. And then fucked off at speed.

    Reported it to the uni (know many folk there) who apparently took the action of revoking his parking permit as a few weeks later noticed his car was constantly covered in parking fines from the uni.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Recently been using yamalube waterproof (and heat resistive to around 150c iirc) for motorbike head bearings (usually caged taper/needle bearings with not much weather sealing) as it stays put and doesn't run out when frame gets hot (engine oil in frame).
    Found on bikes with loose ball/caged bb and headset it's also ideal ime

    Not a lot of money either, £7 for 250ml tube retail is fine.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I was thinking of making one out of a pallet to carry other pallets. Basically rescuing pallets from back lanes and businesses near me and breaking then for fire wood. Be heavy as though

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Unior and var are what I have. Years of people borrowing them and no doubt abusing them and they are still here.
    Had one if those 30/32 combination Park headset spanners and the 32mm is stretched out, probably from someone using it on something they shouldn't have. But mainly the combo element makes it hard to hold and use accurately

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    Followed a guy having a full video call with his misses down a busy road a few weeks back, tried to get attention of a police car (I was on an mc) to alert them to such twattyness, but they were doing pretty much the same on a tablet thing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Please the photos...
    Do want 142 or 145 (earlier the better) to bring back to the UK and not ruin, promise.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Is that a carbon swing arm? Holy torsional rigidity if it is.

    There's a 1990 ish vfr400 near me for £1500. Probably exactly what I should buy, ate they appreciating in value now or is it jist that good whole/not smashed and written off multiple times examples are rare? I suspect 1500 means it'll not be a good one.

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