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by John
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Watches Thread
Replies: 676
Views: 27993

Re: The Watches Thread

mik wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:46 pm
@Maurice - very nice. Is there significance of the “lightning” second hand, or just a styling feature?
The watch is anti-magnetic and I guess Rolex added the lightning bolt to emphasise the fact. I don't think some of the earlier models had it though.

Lovely watch 8-)
by John
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caroline flack
Replies: 40
Views: 704

Re: Caroline flack

The Daily Mail once lifted something I posted on boatshoes and printed it as a "source".
by John
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caroline flack
Replies: 40
Views: 704

Re: Caroline flack

She must have been in a bad place but to be honest it didn't come as a total surprise to me when I heard the news :(
by John
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bicyclist thread
Replies: 386
Views: 15960

Re: Bicyclist thread

I've bought another bike :oops: https://i.imgur.com/Mz8q9DV.jpg A Trek Procalber hardtail 29er which is a first for me at that wheel size. It has something called an Isospeed decoupler which allows the seat down tube to flex slightly as it isn't solidly fixed to the top tube. I haven't ridden it yet...
by John
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Weather Thread.
Replies: 423
Views: 16146

Re: The Weather Thread.

Our bird table and solar lighthouse have both blown over.
by John
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: CTEK, or....?
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: CTEK, or....?

Aldi and Lidl both have their versions in the shops this coming week.
by John
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Watches Thread
Replies: 676
Views: 27993

Re: The Watches Thread

Good choice, it's a classic.
by John
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: The ebay thread
Replies: 831
Views: 35675

Re: The ebay thread

My neighbour had a new one for a company car for a couple of years and he moaned about it constantly. According to him it was under powered and the worst ride of any car he'd owned. Looked nice though.
by John
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 7423
Views: 246623

Re: Your fleet running reports

7 update - having read the fault codes it's looking like it's the glow plug controller rather than glow plug(s). Which is good news as it's slightly cheaper, and doesn't require me to strip the intake system down ! It also explains why the car went from perfect to bag-o-shite in one step. With one ...
by John
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1927
Views: 83132

Re: Randomness

Needs sound :lol:

by John
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 7423
Views: 246623

Re: Your fleet running reports

The Vito steering wheel is a horrible plastic/rubber thing so I’ve been keeping an eye out for a leather replacement but haven’t had much luck. I decided to get a standard wheel and send it off to Royal Steering Wheels for a re-trim. It arrived this week and I fitted it today, very happy with it. ht...
by John
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1927
Views: 83132

Re: Randomness

Christ on a bike :shock: Funny you should use that phrase - I just got some of that as part of my BIl’s birthday.... https://i.imgur.com/0i7Urt5.jpg :lol: Any good? That reminded me of "First We Feast" on youtube, a whole series of slebs eating spicy wings (I'm sure you've seen them if you're a hot...
by John
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Insurance quotes?
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: Insurance quotes?

Surprisingly Swinton Insurance are very good for my supercharged mx5. The online quote page has a tick list of modifications you fill in then they send you a price, all very simple.
by John
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1927
Views: 83132

Re: Randomness

Image
by John
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 41305

Re: The Movie Thread

One of the finest films ever made is on Film 4 tonight at 11.20pm, Dead Man's Shoes. It's grim but unmissable in my opinion, Paddy Considine is on top form.
by John
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: The hate for Meghan Markle
Replies: 48
Views: 789

Re: The hate for Meghan Markle

Broccers wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:40 am
Because we're all racists
I didn't realise she was mixed race until I read an article about her :oops:
by John
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Toyota GR Yaris
Replies: 32
Views: 582

Re: Toyota GR Yaris

This is the sort of semi affordable car that piques my interest and I think the last car to do that was the Clio v6. Be interesting to see what other manufacturers do.
by John
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 7423
Views: 246623

Re: Your fleet running reports

The motorhome (Fiat Ducato) is due a cam belt change, it's the first time I've owned a vehicle for a long enough time to need one. It looks a right pain to do so I shall let a garage have the pleasure.
by John
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 year challenge!
Replies: 55
Views: 1056

Re: 10 year challenge!

I couldn't remember but since trawling through the photos on my phone it was VX220 and VW T5. I've had loads since and now have the supercharged mx5 and Mercedes Vito so quite similar.
by John
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 1927
Views: 83132

Re: Randomness

You need more roughage.