London, unsafe and getting worse.

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by micksea » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:09 am

import Tetley tea bags and distribute them to expats at a reasonable mark up to cover the costs (thumbs)

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by AlanHolt » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:16 am

We offered a similar service to trackday riders because we are within 2hrs of 5 great Spanish circuits, but got very little interest. We never thought about pushing the idea towards adventure bikers, but the service is available. We are an hour from Reus airport(we also have a minibus), which has year round flights from Stansted.
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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by Simon_100 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:28 am

micksea wrote:import Tetley tea bags and distribute them to expats at a reasonable mark up to cover the costs (thumbs)
The Chinese have already beaten me to that, there's a shop in Barcelona that sells 500 gram bags of loose PG Tips for €8.99 - and I dare say there's a sweatshop nearby where some poor sod is bagging them up ...
AlanHolt wrote:We offered a similar service to trackday riders because we are within 2hrs of 5 great Spanish circuits, but got very little interest. We never thought about pushing the idea towards adventure bikers, but the service is available. We are an hour from Reus airport(we also have a minibus), which has year round flights from Stansted.
Yes, along with an impressive list of seven other destinations worldwide ...

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by Mike54 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:42 am

sprintster wrote:You can't follow your passion any more because you're £15k+ bikes keep getting stolen?
Just a thought...buy a £2k bike and they won't be interested.It works for me! (thumbs)
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What a stupid thing to say.

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by V_King » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:51 am

London boroughs were always the worst for bike thefts. One in three bikes in London are either stolen or targeted. There was a statistics published by the police or insurance a couple of years ago.

Just because a few punters listed about their theft experiences on the facebook, does not mean suddenly the situation got much worse.

AND especially BMW bikes. There are shit loads of them, so the second hand parts market is massive.
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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by cadoganpier » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:06 pm

Did you not have a tracker?.

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by Richard Simpson » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Your next bike should be either an old 600cc sports bike or a 250cc 2T MX bike.

You need to do some 'maintenance' on it before leaving it in your otherwise empty garage and forgetting to lock the door.

Maintenance to include:

1) Contamination of brake pads with grease

2) Lubing throttle cable with chain lube...makes the throttle sticky

3) Slightly misaligning rear wheel and not tightening spindle quite enough

And anything else you can think of...


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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by sprintster » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:38 pm

Mike54 wrote:
sprintster wrote:You can't follow your passion any more because you're £15k+ bikes keep getting stolen?
Just a thought...buy a £2k bike and they won't be interested.It works for me! (thumbs)
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What a stupid thing to say.
You really are a prick,I'm not really interested in your opinion!

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by halfpint » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:23 pm

you just said what we were thinking. we are all doomed

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Re: London, unsafe and getting worse.

Post by skinny » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Cheap bike, cheap house, cheap car , ugly wife, cheap clothes, cheap brakes, some people really don't appreciate the finer things in life.

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