Running a banger cost effective?

Running a banger cost effective?

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MC Bodge

11,192 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Bakazan said:
For the record I cycle for some of my commute and use the phrase "push bike".
Grandad, is that you?

p4cks

3,338 posts

144 months

Wednesday 11th September
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MC Bodge said:
Bakazan said:
For the record I cycle for some of my commute and use the phrase "push bike".
Grandad, is that you?
Give it a fking rest

fernando the frog

235 posts

13 months

Wednesday 11th September
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guy asks if running a banger is cost effective

is then told by multiple people to buy weatherproofs and a bicycle

you people are fking ridiculous

janesmith1950

3,663 posts

40 months

Wednesday 11th September
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After a few years of running new cars and not tinkering, I'm enjoying getting back to bangernomics. Being fussy isn't a great trait to go with it, though...

Bought a 1999 SLK a few weeks back for £1200. Just had it serviced and new disks/pads for £550.

Today superglued the driver's door rubber seal that had split, siliconed the same part afterward as the driver's door glass wasn't flushing into it. Needs tracking doing and probably front bearings. Washer bottle is pissing out and it's hidden in the front wing...

Will have to do all these jobs as things not working really pisses me off!

Also looking at replacing the cheap aftermarket head unit with a Bluetooth one... Another £150...

Loving the old school driving experience though.

Monkeylegend

16,318 posts

176 months

Wednesday 11th September
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janesmith1950 said:
After a few years of running new cars and not tinkering, I'm enjoying getting back to bangernomics. Being fussy isn't a great trait to go with it, though...

Bought a 1999 SLK a few weeks back for £1200. Just had it serviced and new disks/pads for £550.

Today superglued the driver's door rubber seal that had split, siliconed the same part afterward as the driver's door glass wasn't flushing into it. Needs tracking doing and probably front bearings. Washer bottle is pissing out and it's hidden in the front wing...

Will have to do all these jobs as things not working really pisses me off!

Also looking at replacing the cheap aftermarket head unit with a Bluetooth one... Another £150...

Loving the old school driving experience though.
As long as it is relatively rust free it's worth doing.

smartypants

41,088 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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fernando the frog said:
guy asks if running a banger is cost effective

is then told by multiple people to buy weatherproofs and a bicycle

you people are fking ridiculous
hehe

janesmith1950

3,663 posts

40 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Yeah, it's a push bike, not a bicycle.

Fatlad1973

99 posts

39 months

Wednesday 11th September
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singlecoil said:
MC Bodge said:
singlecoil said:
MC Bodge said:
...It's interesting how some people can be so scared of things that others just do...
Using emotive terms won't bolster your argument. Deciding that something isn't worth the risk (even if it's a small one) is not fear driven, it's a cost/benefit calculation.
Bolster my argument? Somebody asserted that riding bikes on the road was crazy and only lunatics would do it.

Ps. The cost of cycling to work is miniscule. The benefits are multiple. Even riding to work in the rain is better than driving to work in traffic.
You're ignoring the risk in that equation. The risk, I agree, is small but the consequences of being struck by a car with an inattentive driver are easily potentially life changing if not actually fatal. You choose not to concern yourself with that risk but it doesn't mean that it isn't there.
I'm not a cyclist but have toyed with the idea of cycling 12 mile into Manchester City centre to work. I doubt I'd ever do it and I would worry about the risk. However, really that's bullst as my drinking is way more of a risk to my health. For a serious analysis of the risks (and upside rewards to longevity) from cycling see: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycli...

MC Bodge

11,192 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Fatlad1973 said:
I'm not a cyclist but have toyed with the idea of cycling 12 mile into Manchester City centre to work. I doubt I'd ever do it and I would worry about the risk. However, really that's bullst as my drinking is way more of a risk to my health. For a serious analysis of the risks (and upside rewards to longevity) from cycling see: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycli...
Where in Manc would you be riding from / to?

p4cks

3,338 posts

144 months

Wednesday 11th September
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To be straightforward, no one on here really cares. We’re discussing the pros and cons of a shed, which is a motor vehicle.

There’s a biking forum here I’m sure, where everyone who likes bikes can post about bikes, or push bikes, or bicycles or whatever the fk you want to call them.

The OP wants A CAR!

MC Bodge

11,192 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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p4cks said:
To be straightforward, no one on here really cares. We’re discussing the pros and cons of a shed, which is a motor vehicle.

There’s a biking forum here I’m sure, where everyone who likes bikes can post about bikes, or push bikes, or bicycles or whatever the fk you want to call them.

The OP wants A CAR!

gazza285

5,246 posts

153 months

Wednesday 11th September
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p4cks said:
The OP wants A CAR!
Another CAR! you mean?

smartypants

41,088 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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gazza285 said:
Another CAR! you mean?
More than one car? Why doesn't he get a bicycle (sorry push bike) instead?

Or maybe a scooter?

J4CKO

27,947 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th September
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_Hoppers said:
J4CKO said:
Six miles shouldn't get anyone hot and sweaty
I sweat like a bd when I do any exercise, depends on the individual I guess?
Ditto, I did a Kettlebell class with my wife yesterday at the gym and had sweat in my eyes, on my glasses, I was sodden.

However, a gentle six miles on a bike, though its exercise, it can be pretty gentle if you dont go mad. Depends on your level of fitness, but I am sixteen and a bit stone, though I do stuff I am no athlete by any means and I dont get sweaty unless I am climbing or getting into silly commuter racing.

janesmith1950

3,663 posts

40 months

Wednesday 11th September
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If your banger is too banged up, it might become...wait for it... A push car.

It wasn't worth the wait, was it?

That was a rhetorical question.

The answer is plainly 'no'.

smartypants

41,088 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I imagine you'll sweat less in your car?

singlecoil

27,806 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Fatlad1973 said:
singlecoil said:
MC Bodge said:
singlecoil said:
MC Bodge said:
...It's interesting how some people can be so scared of things that others just do...
Using emotive terms won't bolster your argument. Deciding that something isn't worth the risk (even if it's a small one) is not fear driven, it's a cost/benefit calculation.
Bolster my argument? Somebody asserted that riding bikes on the road was crazy and only lunatics would do it.

Ps. The cost of cycling to work is miniscule. The benefits are multiple. Even riding to work in the rain is better than driving to work in traffic.
You're ignoring the risk in that equation. The risk, I agree, is small but the consequences of being struck by a car with an inattentive driver are easily potentially life changing if not actually fatal. You choose not to concern yourself with that risk but it doesn't mean that it isn't there.
I'm not a cyclist but have toyed with the idea of cycling 12 mile into Manchester City centre to work. I doubt I'd ever do it and I would worry about the risk. However, really that's bullst as my drinking is way more of a risk to my health. For a serious analysis of the risks (and upside rewards to longevity) from cycling see: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycli...
Thanks for the link, especially the part that shows that for distance travelled, cycling is approximately 6 times more dangerous than driving. On the stretch of road I would need to use, I would put the figure higher than that.

p4cks

3,338 posts

144 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Singlecoil, why do you insist on arguing and/or trying to vehemently prove you point on here. You’ve ruined this thread with your inane off topic chat and you did the same to the Trials of Finding a New Job thread too.

It’s incredibly tiresome

singlecoil

27,806 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th September
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p4cks said:
Singlecoil, why do you insist on arguing and/or trying to vehemently prove you point on here. You’ve ruined this thread with your inane off topic chat and you did the same to the Trials of Finding a New Job thread too.

It’s incredibly tiresome
Surprise random attack, I really have no idea what on earth you are on about. I am doing nothing other than responding to points made to me, just as everybody else is doing. If you have an issue with that I suggest you either use the 'report' button or STFU.

smartypants

41,088 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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p4cks said:
Singlecoil, why do you insist on arguing and/or trying to vehemently prove you point on here. You’ve ruined this thread with your inane off topic chat and you did the same to the Trials of Finding a New Job thread too.

It’s incredibly tiresome
Err it's anyone that suggested a bike when the Op wanted a car that fked up this thread.

Jesus.