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    I hated buying our house and the situation couldn't have been easier, we were first time buyers and the seller was the tenants parents, so no chain. Think it took 3 months longer then it should as both parties solicitors just stopped caring in the end I went to the sellers house (they lived about 5 doors down from my parents weirdly). The moment our money left my account I was convinced we had been scammed . Our house is only a 2 bed semi, with a good drive, garage and back garden, next door is a single mum who's making noises of moving. We're hoping to get in before it gets to market and convert 2 houses into 1, if we manage it it'll be a real good sized 3 bed detached, great garden and 2 garages/driveways if we wanted to keep them. Its a modern build too (1995ish) so adjusting the rooms would be super simple, think you could blow the walls down, other then wiring theres nothing in the walls between us, so the conversion other then messy would be pretty straight forward. Luckily we're in a position to be cash buyers if the money shes talking about is what it goes to market for, so really once its bought we can take our time and convert it as we can afford it. Our mortgage is with platform, been really good in all fairness, cant remember the rate but when we swapped around 3 years ago from santander we managed to get around 10 years shaved off the mortgage and pay less each year, we'll have it paid off in 6 years time. The appeal of living in this small 2 bed but mortgage free is unbelievably tempting
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    Just moved all the computery stuff into a new thread to free this up for moaning and bitching that we can all understand
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    Jesus. Some horror stories already haha Had the offer accepted! Niiice
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    Just be sure to get a decent cable. It really makes the difference - most noticeably on the rear. Normal cables outers are a coil, which can obviously compress. Over a longer length like a rear brake, that can make it feel a bit spongey. Get some SP51 cables and set the springs to as low a tension as possible but the pads still return, with some Trialtech/Jitsie pads and you're laughing. I'm not really the authority on brakes, but I hate hydraulics. Sure, they work when they work, but damn... the fuss. BB7 and vees rule the roost in my mind. The SD7 lever is possibly the comfiest going too.
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    That was one of the reasons we extended our current place. I don't even understand how it's posible to move in one day and the stress, effort and money involved just didn't make sense. I'd love a detatched place but seeing as we'll have paid off the mortgage in a few years I think we'll just stick where we are now probably until the kids have left home and we're ready to downsize. Like Luke we jumped a rung or two by going from renting a 2 bed house to buying a 3 bedroom semi with garage, garden etc. With the extension it's now effectively a 5 bedroom though for now the boys are still happy sharing which means one 'bedroom' is a toy room and the other is set up as an office while also having a spare bedroom. Local schools are good and it works for both of our jobs so no point moving in the foreseeable future.
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    It's for sale now if you want @Herbertlemon102!
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    Don't think I've put this up on here so... My 2019 Transition Patrol
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    Jitsie pads = Trialtech pads, BTW.
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    Should be in the angry thread this but why the f**k don't people attach pics rather than post a link which I can no longer perv over as it's been removed
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    Thank you. Apreciate your advice.
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    Sounds like pretty standard service from him
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    Nope, you don't need any with GXP on 73 mm.
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    Oh sure! I hadn't considered that. Guess that's why I've never noticed it because my rig is always tight ;-)
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    I also just built a new system with a 5600X! I've gone with a Gigabyte Aorus B550i motherboard, 64gb of Patriot Viper Steel RAM (I did actually use up all 32gb in my old computer regularly), a second hand 1080ti and a 2tb Corsair MP610 SSD. Case is a Lian LI TU-150 - lovely little ITX case. It's on air cooling for now but hopefully won't be for long. My old computer (picture attached) is just sat there now though looking sorry for itself. Not sure what I'm going to do with it... It's got an Intel 5820k CPU, 32gb of RAM, dual GTX960 in SLI with custom hybrid coolers, loads of mods to the case to make the mid plate and the plates to mount the rads, everything overclocked about as far as it'll go, and this new build is about 2-4x the framerate in all games with one GPU with nothing overclocked.