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ioreka

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Aug 2017

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    i'm only in e1 Monday to Friday and some weekends - at the moment the pog in on a boat moving through regents park, heading west..... where are you based?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    please note! this is not a colnago - it's a pogliaghi with nag decals (not by me).

    for sale: 54cm pogliaghi road bike frame and forks. bought it because it is lovely and a big lol but ended up building up something else entirely and it's now superfluous to requirements and i absolutely do not have space for n let alone n+1. internal cabling, jazzy colourway, some small scuffs to paintwork (can provide close ups on request) but nothing remotely structural. comes with headset (smooth transtition, no sticking) and brand new seatpost. i paid £200 for it, have since cleaned it and never built it up, and looking to get the same please.

    also fs wheelset with six speed cassette (for 2x6)- came off the bike i dismantled, ridden once, is true. cleaned and checked. £25

    pick up in E1 or by arrangement

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @Howard sorry, in retrospect that was inadvertently more rude than i meant it.

    also, i move once a fortnight and have spent maybe 300£ in fuel over the last 12 months, including running the engine when the solar panels aren't quite giving me enough juice to run everything...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    another friend and well-known framebuilder is also selling theirs... https://www.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id­=525364

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    i work 40+ hours a week in a hospital and juggle walking a dog daily, commuting from as far away as cheshunt or uxbridge, multiple leisure activities. moving the boat takes me the same amount of time mowing a lawn would do, sometimes! or do you mean something else by day to day living

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    for reference, a hundred grand gets you this: https://www.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id­=531205 and that's only 9 foot wide. most widebeams are 12

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    to be honest, you simply wouldn't get away with "not investing any money in renovating or improving it". it's not like a house, which you can let fall into tatty disrepair and some mug will still buy it. everything on, in, and about your boat is functional - even the furniture to some degree as it has to be ergonomic as you live in a six foot wide corridor. the lights in my boat were naff when i got them, so i replaced them with LEDs. cheap, but makes a huge difference and makes the boat more presentable.

    there are certain things you have to do anyway - you have to black the hull every 3-4 years, you have to have a boat safety certificate every 2 years (which requires an extensive examination), you need to check the plating every so often (usually through ultrasound) so that it meets legal requirements.

    for the sake of argument, if you left the boat in exactly the same state you bought it (with BSS & blacking & things all up to date or as it was) and, for example, replaced any things you'd broken, there's no reason why you wouldn't be able to sell it for the same or same + inflation..... bearing in mind the state of the market. right now, as i said, the demand just keeps growing, so the prices keep upping. there's limited space and limited boats.

    you CAN definitely tart up the boat - some people are obsessed with their boat looking ultra trad - but it doesn't matter how it looks, really, except to people who don't care if it works. if the boat works the same and you've taken care of the engine, no reason why it should depreciate. an older boat is more likely to have an extremely good engine. my friend's boat is a fully working 1930s workboat and it's not selling for any less than they bought it for (shameless plug? who's to say): https://www.instagram.com/57forsale/

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    .... i mean, i bloody love it, i save money, my lurcher has somewhere new to sprint around every couple of weeks, i love having a new commute, it's incredibly peaceful 95% of the time, i have a good network of other boaters for support, i have escaped the rat race of renting, my outgoings are minimal. just to... sort of... end on a positive note after that deluge of dire warnings

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