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lemonade

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Apr 2020

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    Just to add to all this - I just got a Canon EOS 650 for £25 in great condition from West Yorkshire Cameras - for some reason modern-ish autofocus SLRs are the one category of 35mm cameras that are still cheap.

    I bought a 40mm f2.8 pancake lens for about double that and I have an SLR that can be fully manual or fully auto and is a tonne smaller and lighter than my Nikon DSLR with a zoom lens on. It's beautifully simple to use as well.

    Caveat - not got anything developed from it yet but I have high hopes.

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    You can get little clear plastic feet on ebay

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    I don't really get baths full stop

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    Spending +£20k on a kitchen seems insane to me.

    We need to replace our completely knackered one and we're not going to spend more than £15k all in, including new french doors, windows, appliances, flooring, new electrics and lighting etc.

    Had no idea second hand kitchens were a thing until today though - going so do some research now. Anyone got experience of this?

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    I suspect my 15m2 kitchen may eventually touch £40k

    Some hall of fame golf club chat in the owning your own home thread at the moment

  • in Current Projects
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    Yeah, I have a full set of much better quality components already. I've asked them if they'd sell a frameset on its own but they don't seem keen.

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    Cheers, excellent suggestion. Have asked them if they'd be willing to sell just a frameset...

  • in Current Projects
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    Thanks for the offer but I'm not London based. Any idea what name the right kind of ferrule goes by?

  • in Current Projects
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    Any step through. I've been pondering the Soma, looks great except the red paintjob on the rim brake one would not be tolerated. The smallest rim brake size says it's made for 26, the disc one I think 27.

    Bob jackson step through looks lovely but seems to be made for 700? My wife is only 5 feet 4 and gets on way better with smaller wheels.

    Think I will continue fixing up this one bit by bit while saving for the Soma + new paintjob.

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    In theory none of this is worth doing on an unfeasibly heavy old gas pipe frame that I bought as a complete bike for £45. But my wife loves it and it seems impossible to find new mixte frames for 26" wheels.

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