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BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Feb 2018

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm inIndia just now and seen some pretty decent things carried on Indian copies of Chinese copies of a little older Japanese 125 (cb125/ybr etc).

    Mostly goats and entire families, pretty standard. But today there must have been a sale on full size steel bed frames, they are very heavy, maybe 45kg, transported home width ways with the rider sort of sitting on it to hold it vaguely in place.
    Fine, sort of standard for India.
    evry other minute though an oncoming truck decides they are taking the wring side of the road, and the ditch too please!

    Met a couple today who have been here for months riding used Honda unicorn around, but the guy has contracted a pretty nasty optic nerve eating disease so is waiting for the meds to kick in, hopefully his sight gets fixed so they can ride on.
    They do the ultimate thing of 6 months working, 6 months riding the world.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Freezer! Prob colder than your average household freezer.
    Wash it in whatever, dry, then freeze foe a few days, preferably below -18c
    Gets rid of most of the stink out of tech gear

  • in Glasgow
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    Keep an eye on Glasgow bike umbrella, all the good events are detailed on there, think it's just a page on fb.

    There's also a good polo scene, bit quiet at the minute because winter and the court has been an ice rink on and off for months now. Hosting Helles bells in summer I think

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    Yes. They are very good for what I use it for.
    Done about 8k since fitting, obly just had to move the zip tie touchy bit inwards a little (they wear)

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    Guy nearby "has" a conmer and a fiat van of similar era
    Unfortunately they've both been parked on his lawn since 1990 ish and are 100% beyond anything

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Think screwfix orb the other place do a "ring" one with an analogue gauge for about £18
    Thete are two that look similar, one has a low pressure high volume mode that makes getting flatter tyres up without taking forever. Had mine about 5 years? Used yo use it a lot (duff wheels)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This. Or screwfix heavy duty degreaser. I'm very over proprietary "cleaners", some of them are mote expensive than the lubricants that they remove.

    My favourite thing at the min is a lubeman filled with cheapest chainsaw bar oil I can find, looks behaves and smells like Scott oiler lube, but costs 1/4 the price.
    Also comes back off with minium of cleaning. Only caveat would say jot really suitable for "high speed all day" type riding, it flings off far too easily for that. More suited to commuter and urban use/dual sport bikes

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Dry weather came for half a day! Finally can use almost all of my tyres, felt so good to be not bolt upright all the time because of rain /salt/ ice/slush /wet diesel
    Got a friend who lives in foothills of the alps, colder but much drier, she can ride almost all year after daily snow has been cleared.

    Kinda makes me want something light and revvy, but cheap, like 80/90s 250/350 4 banger and just demolish tyres with it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Guy nearby used to have a mint black one and a lotus carlton, also black. Both sleepers worth something back in early 00s but now serious £££ for the carlton I think. Haven't even seen a regular one for donkeys, and prob over ten years for a gsi3000

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Swear I saw a panamera wagon (sorry estate cars, "shooting brrake") the other day, and thought that would be perfect

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