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by Vmlopes
10 Jul 2016, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling Issues on the Board
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Selling Issues on the Board

Graham, as explained above and to you on PM I was working on an oil platform and had no internet access. It's easy to check on here when someone is active, I'm sure you can do that behind the scenes? What is noticeable is that the buyer has been online, has not responded to my PM's or indeed got inv...
by Vmlopes
10 Jul 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling Issues on the Board
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Selling Issues on the Board

So to be clear lots of communication up until sending proof of postage. Then nothing for weeks, never mentioned the sale lost or not arrived? Just the paypal chargeback which they rejected but then had the bank/claim which they did pay back. No communication during the whole process ever. Sent an em...
by Vmlopes
9 Jul 2016, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling Issues on the Board
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: Selling Issues on the Board

Thanks for the advice, I will give him till Monday to reply as he seems to be ignoring my emails, then it will be either police or small claims court.
by Vmlopes
7 Jul 2016, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling Issues on the Board
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Selling Issues on the Board

So I sold a spa saddle on here back in May, have delivery receipt etc. Which a copy was sent to the buyer, out of the blue I get a notification from PayPal stating that the buyer has initiated an unauthorised transaction in their account? Obviously PayPal protect a seller as long as proof of deliver...
by Vmlopes
24 Aug 2015, 11:53am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent Pegs
Replies: 21
Views: 1293

Re: Tent Pegs

Forget the rest and invest in the best, these will not budge............. "Best" is about context. Part of the context of lightweight camping from a bike is low bulk and weight, so something that "will not budge" that requires a degree of engineering that's somewhat contrary to ...
by Vmlopes
24 Aug 2015, 9:20am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent Pegs
Replies: 21
Views: 1293

Re: Tent Pegs

Forget the rest and invest in the best, these will not budge.............

http://www.deltagroundanchors.co.uk/
by Vmlopes
7 Aug 2015, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords 3 for 2 deal. I got a bargain.
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: Halfords 3 for 2 deal. I got a bargain.

While my wife was shopping for new curtains, I wondered into Halfords. They had a Brooks B17 on display priced at £60.13, a good price. However behind the counter they was a banner proclaiming 3 for 2 on most products. The assistant said the saddle was part of the offer so I got 3 B17s for £120.26....
by Vmlopes
24 Jul 2015, 8:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First 5 day Tour Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Re: First 5 day Tour Ideas

Over to the Cotswolds, Cotswolds down to Dorset, along to Lymington, over to the island on the ferry, ride to Wooton Creek, ferry back to Pompey, ride home. I live near Reading and did this route a couple of years ago. Trains can be hassle. Al Seeing as the consensus is not to head down to Cornwall...
by Vmlopes
23 Jul 2015, 11:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First 5 day Tour Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Re: First 5 day Tour Ideas

whoof wrote:Get the train to Penzance and ride back to Reading about 260 miles. Use the LEJOG route to Bristol and then the Sustran 4 route up the Kennett and Avon Canal to Reading.


Like the sound of this one :D
by Vmlopes
23 Jul 2015, 9:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First 5 day Tour Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

First 5 day Tour Ideas

So, I am planning on a 5 day tour......will be my first ever so any recommendations would be much appreciated.

I can comfortably do 50-60 miles no problem, I live in Reading so either train assist to the start or on the return leg is possible. Will be over nighting in hostels or B&B's
by Vmlopes
16 Jul 2015, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reading to Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Reading to Paris

Daz, not sure whereabouts in Reading you are but if you want to get some sociable miles under your belt I suggest coming along to the CTC group rides on Sunday mornings, normally from the fountain next to Caversham bridge or by Asda in Earley. See you there hopefully.....pm if you need anymore details
by Vmlopes
13 Jul 2015, 9:26am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: The helmets thing
Replies: 148
Views: 4727

Re: So......this helmets thing

All this to-ing and frowing the simple fact is, until someone can categorically prove that helmets have no benefit however minor...........then I am afraid the media and such will always point to the fact that they must help in an accident.........simplez
by Vmlopes
10 Jul 2015, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M20 bolt ( & nut ) hunt
Replies: 26
Views: 5371

Re: M20 bolt ( & nut ) hunt

Magnetic drill is the way to, it will use a slot drill as opposed to a drill bit as you know it
by Vmlopes
10 Jul 2015, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M20 bolt ( & nut ) hunt
Replies: 26
Views: 5371

Re: M20 bolt ( & nut ) hunt

Graham whereabouts are you as I have loads here at work?