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Jun 23
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I’m just surprised anyone recognised it. My first thought would be Opel Kapitän or Rekord. Maybe a Ford Taunus.

Jun 22
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Most folks have heard that you may not need to own a truck but you do need to know someone who does. Read more

Jun 22
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Huh, never realised that the Russians did a much better job of turning the Fiat 125 into a neat little wagon:

Jun 16
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She reports to the Field Marshall, though.

Jun 6
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I’ve had the engine mounts, the timing belt and a valve tower gasket, as well as gear box mounts, a new radiator, strut tops etc. I’ve had them done, though; I just do the small stuff I know I can do.
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Jun 2
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Interesting- I’ve got the exact same car, and found maintenance and repair to be quite doable. A lot of parts come straight from the VW/Audi parts bin, and most systems seem fairly straightforward.
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May 28
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I remember folk getting this kind of stuff back then: “I’m keeping it classic, that’ll never go out of style” Read more

May 28
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Sorry to hear about your friend. I’m fortunate in having a reasonably safe route to work, but there is no doubt that cycling needs proper infrastructure if it is to be a proper transport option.

May 27
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Unless it’s an e-bike. Which begs the question how long you’d have to pedal to get 2 km range on one of those 😉

May 27
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Absolutely, this is me peddling to work on my upright commuter.

May 27
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Certainly shows how efficient the good ol’ bicycle is; in 20 minutes, I can be 5 km away.

May 26
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Digging a little deeper, the Birò is a product of Estrima, which is an Italian company. Where they make it is another matter, but it’s perfectly possible that the orange one in the Chinese video is a knock-off rather than an actual Birò.

May 26
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Parking is the key. You can leave a Biro on the pavement, while the vanishingly few car parking spots in European cities are reserved for people who live in the adjacent buildings- and only a minority of them.

May 24
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In fairness, all of those things will be considerably more expensive to maintain than this thing.