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  1. mctacticool

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    Any closer on the car ??
     
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    Waiting on the bank right now. Gulp.
     
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    Thats the worst part... Fingers crossed, having a car gives one so much freedom...
     
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    Been thinking of a solution to turning this into a neck knife. It's the right size. Any ideas other than some paracord and a breakaway connector? I want to stick with leather (rather than kydex) but I can make a sheath of any type pretty much. I've got the leather and tools.

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    Any ideas? I rather like the idea of a one handed solution. Loose-ish sheath with snap collar locking the knife in place.
     
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    Sticking with leather, why not use leather string instead of paracord ??
     
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    True, you don't need to worry about breakaway (I think) as the leather string would snap first.
     
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    Or do a break away knot:
     
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    I want my knife back.
     
  9. Ben Rubinstein

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    hahahahahaha :D Speak to Emac over at the C, he did the work. Get yourself a custom to match! You know you want one :p
     
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    Just ordered a metre of leather string, I'll try it with this, thanks!
     
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    That knife....... WOW!
     
  12. Ben Rubinstein

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    Anyone here got any thoughts on a good dashboard cam to get or where to look? Looking for one which records both outside and inside, can save to SD card and loops automatically. Real HD quality. Couldn't care less about a screen as long as the lens is wide angle enough.
     
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    Bump... I'm also interested in dashcams...
     
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    Good to know.
     
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    I found this:

     
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    I ordered the Viofo A119 in the end. Without the GPS tracker. I decided that having my speed logged on the video at every stage was really not going to be helpful when using the footage. All the insurance needs to do is use that to deny a claim for example and I'm sure the police would love to have access to my precise speed at every point. :D
     
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    Test drove the Citroen C1 this afternoon. Thoughts. Roomy for the driver and comfortable. Steering light and easy. Engine under powered but good enough in town. The tiny size is great in traffic and parking. View was good. But. Air conditioning was anaemic which isn't good in this part of the world. Worst of all however was the robotic gearbox. Man but I hate those things. I had one in my Peugeot 206 some 13 years ago and I loathed it. I thought perhaps they might have improved. Nope. Still utterly useless. The 'robot' could not begin to pass its driving test. If you accelerate really slowly and gently it can, just, keep up with the gear changes. Unless you happen to be going uphill when it gives up completely and the engine is screaming in 2nd gear at 20 mph. Luckily you can overpower it with the triptronic gears (which take a while to respond anyway) but it's the same old story from 13 years ago. Worse even, the gearbox doesn't hold you still on a hill, you roll backwards. At least the Peugeot didn't do that. Cummon, it's supposed to be an auto box, you don't have a clutch, there should be a way to stop rolling without having to jam your foot on the brakes.

    If the bank doesn't give me enough I might be forced to get the C1 but I won't enjoy it. I'm sure it's a great car with a manual gear box but with my feet, automatic is the only option.
     
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    The C1 only seats 2 in the rear ?? thought you needed 3 in the rear seats...

    Its also worth to mention that it can only load around 310kg, that payload is including drivers and passengers and it gets used up really quick...
     
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    Yeah it's my 'scooter with 4 wheels and a roof' solution rather than a family car. If the bank doesn't help out like I hope.
     
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    Which engine did you try it with ?? The C1's and 108's comes with an option of a 1.4 instead of the 1.0...

    They are cheap and reliable, otherwise i wouldn't own two cars on that platform...
     
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