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lookitsluke

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Dec 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have a set of Parcours - they are great, I've given them zero love and they still roll exceptionally well and have taken a fairly decent amount of abuse.

    I definitely prefer the wheel sets I've had built but that's pretty much solely because I felt involved in selecting the parts.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    That's the bit I'm trying to figure out: how much space is enough space to be easy vs over doing it!
    Thanks for info though, good to know smaller would work fine too.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Shed Help: I have a brief opportunity to get a slab dug and laid (dug by end of day), I'm taking advantage of a chance without having done much planning other than day dreaming.

    6 bikes plus the usual gubbins - few crates of stuff, some power tools: any recommendations on size? Is 2500 x 2500 going to be uncomfortably small?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    SUVs (and I'm largely talking about urban use here) are just shit on every level:

    Chris Harris of that motoring programme had a fantastic long form of your post in regards to the stupidity of SUVs.

    There’s definitely a distinction between actual utility vehicle (comment up thread about a pick up on a farm?) and what most people actually use a motor car for.

    I am a polluter: ironically purchased a car to get to cross races, now use it for visiting grandparents etc.

    The cargo bike dream is just that though for nursery drop off - I don’t feel safe enough on the roads of zone 6 to risk it. If I can’t face it, how can we convince others to switch from the car?

    ...but more importantly, they should be legislated against.

    Perhaps we can legislate towards greener choices, how many years would it take to switch the road mentality through education to respect ‘the lesser’ road user more?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I really really wish we’d done this. Particularly in the kitchen.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Pimlico were also the only folks of 23 plumbers called willing to come out on a Sunday to fix an exploded pipe (small baby, winter, needed heating and running water back)... pricey, but available and excellent service...

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    bingo. thank you!

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    ... utter search / writing things down on a note pad / dredge failure: there's a preferred curtain track company, that's occasionally been mentioned - in my head it was something like sparkles / glitter / shiny - can someone please help me?

    They did curved, automated, and had a bit of an old fashioned website...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Oh, no doubt - I'm just not far enough north to have ever considered the Surrey Hills SE!
    I was worried I was missing out on some bomber secret stuff...

  • in Rides & Races
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    DBAD comment about SE having better options than Bedgebury (which is very convenient for me, what with churros and coffee) - what are the alternative recommendations?

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