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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    And me. But I have a dilemma. I'm hoping to go out for a bike ride. Looking out the back window it's fairly bright. Looking out the front window it's dull. Now do I go towards the bright and hope it doesn't go dull, or do I go towards the dull and hope it goes bright? Problem....
     
  2. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    When I look out of the window I try to judge which way the wind is blowing (pretty easy for me with all the trees around) and that gives me a lot of information.

    MickLL
     
  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    One always has to be careful heading for the light, as it may be a one way journey
     
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    In the Surrey Hills, that can result in a real soaking. It changes so fast and as the air rises to where we are, it drops its lot.
     
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    There are things you can do to make sure it won't rain: take an umbrella, don't wash the car....
     
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  6. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    @GeoffR crunch, crunch from the back over the first couple of speed bumps this morning then felt funny....

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  7. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Ouch! Might as well replace the dampers at the same time! Unless they are fairly new.
     
  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I once worked with a programmer who had previously been at the Met Office. According to him there's a simple reason for the discrepancies: "put two meteorologists in a room and they'll give you three mutually contradictive forecasts". ;)
     
  9. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Good point, half expecting them to say some other wear parts need doing too. Kwik fit will hopefully do it tomorrow for £100 a spring. Might have been a little less at the saab specialist but that's 10 miles of back roads away rather than a couple of streets so not worth the risk even if they had availability, which seems unlikely given how far ahead I usually have to book with them.
     
  10. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    That I can believe!
     
  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    What are the trailing arm bushes like?
     
  12. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    From memory they look perished on the outside.
     
  13. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    While the back end is in bits it might be worth getting them done too, though I wouldn't really want KwikFit anywhere near them if it were my car.
     
  14. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The local lads seem pretty good...I used to give them cheap steaks and hot food ;). They have a lot more tools and experience than me anyway and seem to enjoy good relationships with customers.

    £200 for a glorified oil change though...I'll go elsewhere for that!
     
  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Very much a case of "where they are good they are very good and where they are bad..." Anyway, the trailing arm bushes will cost you a pair of tyres if they fail as the tyres wear very quickly indeed!
     
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  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  17. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I've struggled with these before- my acuity is worse from red up/down to blue and overall it's not good.
    Perhaps I'll stick to black and white
     
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Strange isn't it? Blues and reds, I was perfect it was just the greens that I slipped on differentiating the hues.
     
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Hmm, I thought I did OK, but it scored me 30, just in top third. Didn't say where I went wrong and I couldn't tell.
     
  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Didn't you get the chart above your score? Funnily enough my score was also 30. A few years ago I remember it was 4. The chart shows all the shade and a histogram of where you boobed.
     

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