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jaeyukdapbap

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Dec 2021

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    Rats. Oh rats!

    Not quite London but... Advice welcome. We have been renting a place since October 2020. Generally it's a really lovely and we like it. In May it became apparent the house has a rat problem and has done for years - lots of evidence of gaps in kitchen units foamed up to prevent critters running amok.

    Rat guy is now our friend as he's been over to visit so much. Hey Chris πŸ‘‹. His diagnosis was rats entering the property through the drainage and finding their way behind the kitchen units from there. He wanted to get at the drain cover to get a camera into the drains to prove that's the point of entry - queue lots of back and forth with estate agents contacting landlords contacting estate agents contacting us 'where even is the drain cover we don't know lol' more back and forth. Good game of get the handyman over to pull the floor up to find it, get the rat guy over to get his camera in the drains, rat guy to discover drain cover hasn't been opened in years, get handyman back over to botch opening the drain cover, rat guy to find he can't get in as the opening is botched, rinse repeat a few times... Something about a dodgy drain survey slowing things up that doesn't appear to have actually been done but the certificate exists for.

    Until last week where the whole house explodes with blue bottle flies and we call up to be like 'guys it's gross here please get it sorted we're gonna have to leave' with the response 'oh they're just cluster flies lol don't even worry.' So we leave to stay with family since last Wednesday...

    Finally rat guy gets his camera in and finds evidence of at least one rat coming and going - he's killed off loads :/. We're currently not living at our house. Estate agents saying they'll recommend annulling the tenancy and letting us loose. (Premiership footballer) Landlord saying 'nah actually, I'll just get it fixed doing a drain survey now'. We say 'we need to know by eop Thurs 25th what the decision is we're working and living badly lol loadsa fun'. So... currently stewing...

    I've got contact with the local council private rental guy and have spoken to Shelter - hi Wayne πŸ‘‹.

    As far as I can tell all we've got is it's been an unreasonable amount of time (over 6months) to solve the pest problem but the legal definition of reasonable is undefined. We have a long paper trail and photos to prove. Maybe there's a dodgy drain survey as leverage but haven't actually seen it. We'd like to cut loose and start packing this weekend before we find ourselves packing over Christmas. Worst case is it's being fixed and we have to see out the contract until the break clause which would be April.

    How do we win this level? Anyone got the cheatsheet?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I'm afraid Sohi was a total dude and sorted my pal out and then some within a couple of days... So your search continues. Good luck!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I should have clicked more buttons...

    Was hoping to route the cable piggybacking off a brake cable from a v brake, which would be a bit fiddly by the looks of things. Pioneering spirit will solve this.

    Let's ride bikes soon 😘

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Does anyone own/have experience with any of the Racktime Shine rear racks? I'm super intrigued by the inbuilt dynamo powered light but struggling for anything showing where the cables exit. Or pictures of them in use generally...

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    Yeah man - I'd say so. Will let her know and drop a Pm. Thanks!

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    Friend had her whole cockpit stolen whilst her bike was locked up. Bike has 105 5700 double so looking for compatible shifters for her. She's London canal based and can collect.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Your presumption that everything should line up isn’t a bad assumption but won’t fly in carradice-land. The bend in the rails of a bagman are a bit off comparative to the bags. Probs been using the same bending tool and bag patterns for decades which have eventually become misaligned?

  • in Photography
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    5 road pics from a lil solo tour around Wales last week.

    Bloody love Wales.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think the main gist of what I'm saying is... When it comes to Carradice... Just ask.

    Bag above turned up in a week!

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