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  1. Yep, I had the 1st gen Pro2 which had the issue with the hub shell cracking open. Hope replaced it under warranty with the newer Pro 2 and around 6-months later I stripped the threads of the ratchet ring. 

    This is going back a good 10 years mind...

  2. 21 hours ago, Duncy H said:

    Any tips or considerations you’ve learnt from your machine?

    It's a VERY popular machine and almost every coffee Youtube channel has done a tutorial/tips video on it, but I've found there is also a great deal of bullshit banded around. 
    By far the most useful and straightforward is by this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0g8umpINGQ&t=463s 

    He's done a load of vids and they're all real good. There is SO much information out there about espresso it's a proper minefield to a new starter. 
    I'd 100% recommend a good set of scales and the distributor/tamp tool. Also, order some beans direct from a local/decent independent roasters and they'll give you some good advice for what dose/grind setting is best for what they're providing you


  3. Bought one of these:



    It's amazing. Now spending far too much time learning how to properly use it and pretending I'm a barista 

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  4. 13 hours ago, manuel said:

    I did see an article this week that said Weston super mare is the best place to live in the uk :lol:

    I can only assume whoever wrote that has never actually visited WSM themselves. What an insufferable shithole

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  5. 7 minutes ago, matt slegg said:

    Yes the south is ridiculous. 

    All my siblings live around Manchester and they've had no problem buying properties. My brother bought a nice 1 bedroom flat a few years ago in a good area for £100k. I recently saw a garage for sale near me for the same price!

    I've just been for a ride around Henley On Thames which is beautiful with some stunning houses but God knows what you'd need to be earning to live there.

    @jack meek levels of cash  

  6. Bloody hell. On it! We didn't pack a single thing until around 1 week before moving day. Had a clear out about 2 weeks before and did a few runs to the dump though to get rid of a load of crap not worth moving. 

  7. That looks incredible for £40k, top work dude. Fair play for doing as much of it yourself too, that's definitely way beyond my skills. 

    We've got a couple of building firms coming out over the next few days to quote for a kitchen/diner extension at the back of ours 

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  8. 18 hours ago, monkeyseemonkeydo said:

    Congrats dude. Still jealous of the palm trees!!

    We've also got a summerhouse at the bottom of the garden with power & phone cable.
    Just ordered a dart board & mini fridge :lol:


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  9. 33 minutes ago, Stephen Morris said:

    Very few people are buying houses at the moment, so congratulations on pushing everything through.

    Really?! Property market down here (Taunton) is mental at the moment

  10. MIPS wont be a massive advantage in trials as its there to help mitigate the rotation forces when your helmet hits the ground when traveling at speed. Trails crashes are almost always from a static position so I wouldn't really see the need to pay the extra
    Personally I always preferred riding trials in skate/BMX style helmets such as the Protec. If you prefer MTB style, then I've been using a Bell 4Forty and absolutely love it 

  11. 9 hours ago, MadManMike said:

    Based on our months of Rightmove trawling, I'd much rather a magnolia house than some of the utter disgraces we came across.

    I LOVE PINK, SO I'M GONNA PINK EVERYTHING. Trust me, sometimes zero imagination is much better than a wild imagination :D

    See also: "powered by fairy dust"


    See also the houses where each room has it's own colour scheme and they commit 100%. 
    'Feature' wall paper which matches the curtains, lampshades and cushions.
    Kitchens where the tiling, kettle/toaster and walls all match



  12. That's by far the most annoying thing, cause we are selling and moving we have to be out on a specific day as in theory the new owners stuff could arrive at any time. 
    In a perfect world, i'd recruit a few mates and hire a luton van for the day. But its f**king lockdown and mid-week, so sort of going to have to use a removals company which is SUCH an eyewatering waste of cash when I think about it

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  13. f**k me. The last 2 hours have literally taken years off my life. 

    End of the chain needs to complete tomorrow at the latest cause the dozy pricks have booked a removals firm for Monday and if we don't exchange today then they'll lose their deposit.

    Our solicitors were still harassing our buyers and their solicitors because there was still confusion over whether they had the funds or not. -Also, to add more shite into this - our buyers live on the Isles of Scilly and due to bad weather the post hasn't been leaving for the last 2-3 days so they've today had to grant their solicitors (on the mainland) permission to sign on their behalf

    Because we didn't have an exchange date, we still didn't have buildings insurance set up until literally 1 hour ago when I had to retrieve a quote and get it all set up for right now and then e-mail off the documents to my solicitors incase we do manage to exchange today

    Now we are waiting to hear back in the next couple hours or so if we have exchanged so that we can get a removals firm booked in for Weds 10th and very short notice. Quotes have all been up around £900 to move less than 1 mile. 

    Weds 10th also puts our move smack-bang in the middle of my standby week at work, so I'm frantically trying to find someone to cover/swap so I can get the time off



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  14. Our completion date has been pushed back because of a miss-communication between our buyers and their solicitors with regards to them not having their funds together in time.
    f**ks me off cause we had 2 offers and we chose them specifically because they were cash buyers so no chain behind us to worry about. In early December they were also asking if we'd be prepared to move out into temporary accommodation as they wanted to be in before Xmas. So if you were potentially ready to drop the hammer in mid-December, wtf has changed between then and early January?!


  15. Awesome dude! Biggest thing I'm looking forward to once we're in the new house is we can finally get a second dog. 
    Irish Terrier is what we'll be getting next. Can't wait 

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