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E11_FTW

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Nov 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    You may or may not know this already but 'Mario Vaz' is, effectively, the same thing as 'Varonha' Frameworks. I believe his brother Winston is more the framebuilder and Mario does the paintwork. Both super nice guys and also I think 'on here' but not often these days.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I have a rear brake and a pair of pedals (PD-6400 not PD-6402) if you're interested.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That seems to be the working theory, yes. What a small world/large forum, hey?

    Guy is a cunt to have as a neighbour, but he might be boss of the year for all I know. He certainly seems to love his work.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It really is. I'm in a flat converted from the bottom half of the house next door, but even that is lots of space and (neighbours aside) we've loved it here. Can walk out of our front door onto Wanstead Flats and pick a route into Wanstead Park or Epping Forest barely touching a paved road...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I hold absolutely no ill will for any other catoptric artisans. If @edmundro is one of Paul's employees, he has my best wishes for replacing that income stream elsewhere.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, the estate agents clearly told him to tone down the mirrors for the listing images, because almost every surface and object in the house and garden is covered in mirrors, including three or four that send blinding flashes of light directly into my eyes if I try to stand in my own kitchen.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    PS @Howard, are you the Howard that joined me and a mate for the last stretch of the Ditchling Devil a few years back? If so, hi!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Mirrorballpaul can get fucked.

    From my wfh shed, I've just listened to him effectively winding down his business from his back garden in a voice so loud and piercing that I couldn't concentrate on my own work. I'm not often one to wish ill on others but I genuinely hope the only sector of the economy not to recover post-lockdown is the 'sticking bits of fucking mirror to things' sector.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @ChasnotRobert

    Bit late to this but that's my next door neighbours' place, so let me know if you want any (very) local info. The seller is a massive bell-end who considers himself some sort of local celebrity because he runs a business sticking bits of mirror to things ("Mirror Ball Paul"). His dreadful taste in music, braying friends, ownership of a 'man cave' and disregard for basic social behaviour are the reasons that I have never been able to enjoy my own garden in the seven years I've lived next door to him.

    Can't fucking wait for him to move out.

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