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Old 02-02-18, 12:28 AM   #181
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Halfords - the bike shop which doesn't stock 700c rim tapes!

Anyway, I guess you've taken the plunge on the trailer then Phill?

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I saw it last year, itís very decent and built years ago by an engineers, itís better than the usual DIY job, good lighting, floor etc. Iíd be a fool not to go for it.

Havenít yet got around to re fitting towing electrics on the Rover so we will do that Saturday morning whilst Iím there. Hopefully we can make a better job than the previous owners attempt! I removed over 20ft of useless cable..

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Old 02-02-18, 12:30 AM   #182
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Old 02-02-18, 11:38 AM   #183
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Or anything else i ever went in there for Nick. Some while back i had a Jeep Cherokee (Before they fouled up their design) I looked in Halfords for rear brake linings which they had in stock I thought they were a bit dear so i went over to Eurospares & they were half the price. One thing that i noticed as i left Halfords was a Eurospares van delivering parts. So, they get parts from Eurospares & double the price to their customers.
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Or anything else i ever went in there for Nick. Some while back i had a Jeep Cherokee (Before they fouled up their design) I looked in Halfords for rear brake linings which they had in stock I thought they were a bit dear so i went over to Eurospares & they were half the price. One thing that i noticed as i left Halfords was a Eurospares van delivering parts. So, they get parts from Eurospares & double the price to their customers.
Their technical advice leaves a bit to be desired too, I went in looking for some red rubber grease when I was re-sealing some brake calipers, "oh no sir, you need copper grease for that".

Eurocarparts are also worth looking at, order online for collection gives a better price than just walking in for something, and they often have offers online e.g. 35% this weekend

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Old 02-02-18, 11:59 AM   #185
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Or anything else i ever went in there for Nick. Some while back i had a Jeep Cherokee (Before they fouled up their design) I looked in Halfords for rear brake linings which they had in stock I thought they were a bit dear so i went over to Eurospares & they were half the price. One thing that i noticed as i left Halfords was a Eurospares van delivering parts. So, they get parts from Eurospares & double the price to their customers.
B&Q and Screwfix much the same, prices nearly double in some instances, and its the same company

Edit- Also on te subject of trailers and manufacturing dates, this does spring to mind some times.



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(snip) order online for collection gives a better price than just walking in for something.
That sort of thing really annoys me - I rang up Halfords Auto centre to book an 'emergency' MOT just before Christmas (had gone to tax car and MOT ran out two days earlier!). Yes, we have just one slot left, I can book you in now at £?? or you can book on-line and save a fiver - needless to say I paid the extra rather than risk missing the slot and having the car laid-up over the holiday period.

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Old 02-02-18, 12:57 PM   #187
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Edit- Also on te subject of trailers and manufacturing dates, this does spring to mind some times.
There's more than a few kit cars on the road like that - 'rebuilt' from a chassis plate and a V5.

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On the subject of trailers and brakes, are there any firms left that can reline riveted brake shoes? The items on my trailer are starting to wear thin.

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Old 02-02-18, 01:13 PM   #189
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Dad used to reline brakes himself on his vintage cars and 'bikes. Considering he had been doing so since the 1950's when the lining materials were probably full of asbestos, I guess it's amazing he lasted as long as he did!

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Old 02-02-18, 01:17 PM   #190
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Try these in Leicester. Www.bondingandreline.co.uk
They have helped me in the past and most time while I waited too.

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