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pdlouche

Member since Nov 2014 • Last active Aug 2019

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    Need something like that bender to diy myself some xtracycle bits

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    Popped the brown starp on. Bit rainy out.

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    You should. I hate you for having a quality biek

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    Definitely not a rat bike, or a franken beater... bike for going to a very posh pub tho, maybe.

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    Ohhhhhh so I should have been posting here not in the other mtb/off-road thread.

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    And over shoulder. The buckle is on the alternate side to my shoulder preference, but better for round the waist. The base folds up at the back, and tidies the excess strap (which is long enough to clip closed when the top is fully unrolled).

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    This afternoon I decided to try out swapping between the Pfaff and the Sewmaq, and rough up a prototype rolltop waist/shoulder bag with lining and front pocket.

    Through my impatience I didn’t pay much attention to stitch quality so it’s rough. Front pocket for phone and wallet, main dump compartment for everything else.

    I’d been meaning to make something like this big enough to carry the camera while out and about, and for the very likely situation of grabbing bike parts or stuff at a shop and having no other bag with me. The other hip bag is amazing and thin, but very limited capacity. This is much larger.

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    I owe a massive apology to the people kept waiting. I am sure some (at least one name in particular, whose green material is by the window in that photo) have a massive hole where their patience wore thin waiting for me to reply.

    Long and short is that my health has gotten pretty bad this year and I’m suffering a lot. I waited a year for a rheumatology appointment only to get fobbed off, and no sign of the cardiology appointment yet. I get dizzy almost all day every day, it’s either POTS or Meniers or something similar - all problems attached to the inherited medical condition from my mother’s side.

    So that means, daily, I have been going out cycling a few miles to the scrap store or shops and back again, and then being laid on the bed for hours waiting for my head to stop spinning and for my body to stop feeling exhausted.

    Rubbish, and still no excuse for keeping people waiting on the things I’d promised them.

    So it took absolute months to make any small progress, and only recently have I changed my routine and diet a little to try conserve energy enough to get back on track.

    I recently sold the shoe finisher, and to the same guy also the post-bed Singer that I swore I’d never sell. For my birthday (yesterday) I received a Sewmaq compound feed machine fitted with servo motor, so I am quite well kitted out. I have been slowly drilling holes and modifying the base of the 29K58 patcher to accommodate its own servo motor too.

    The Sewmaq is a monster, it can’t go through anything, but it can go through a lot. It will destroy thinner material so I still need to use the other machine for a lot of linings and stuff.

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    AFA website...Mostly this...

    (Use social media, it’s how you’ll be in contact with your customer base)

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