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Invent

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Feb 2020
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    I did this as a student. It was possible to start to learn about what the market demands. For example, an old out of service Raleigh Shopper/Twenty can be had for £20 on eBay. You can buy those and rebuild them, buying basic components to replace the busted parts and sell on for £100. Overall I made £20-£40 profit when I counted things like travel, cost of parts and consumables. Some might say a part time job pays better.

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    Lost a bike I built back in 2012. I didn't spare any expense with it. Built everything, including the wheelset, to last forever and be rock solid.

    I can't believe I can't find photos of it!

    Extremely distinctive:

    • Velo Orange bolt on cog bolted onto a Shimano mountain bike hub
    • Adamo Peloton weird prostate saving seat - extremely well worn ( :( )
    • Shimano Dura-Ace 7600 crankset
      -Goldfinger brake
      -Red/white fade Paul Milnes frameset

    If anyone sees this monster around, please let me know as I am more heartbroken than I thought I'd be.

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    I like how you have painted the "Live Laugh Love" in forced perspective like ads on a football pitch

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    I'm, too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for a logo

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    Update: So I quit my job as a doctor shortly after starting this thread. My first job was doing marketing and webdesign for a telemedicine startup. I enjoyed the job and had great colleagues, but the company went bust 6 months later and we all left. I left with some great friends there, and ran a PR company with one of my former colleagues for a while, but I found the nature of full-time PR (you're on the hunt round the clock for media opportunities for your clients) meant I had eventually given up my hobbies and other interests.

    I spent the past two months doing a lot of DIY and applying for hundreds of web dev, data analytics, creative technologist jobs, and haven't been successful because I have no agency experience and I read like a bit of a jack of all trades. I also find the tick-box approach of recruiters and HR departments tiring. Are all jobs like this? Recently starting to think about building a niche using my various skills and freelancing/contracting.

    I have quite a lot of technical/creative experience, but it is mostly built up through personal projects and hobbies: Webdesign, graphic design and branding (I designed the logo and event publicity for City Cycle Style 2010), engineering CAD, Google Analytics/content marketing/SEO/paid advertising.

    Now to find a niche and start marketing myself...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes it came with the conveyancing package. I am about to claim so I will let you know how it goes.

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    Halifax. They give £1000 cashback on completion which helps. Apparently if I cancel everything they will refund the £1500. Tempted to cancel everything, claim as much as I can on fallthrough insurance and start with a blank slate.

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    Tempting.

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