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London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« on: 15.06. 2009 19:11 »
Hoping for a quick answer that I can act on before I leave for London in 4 hours. Can someone tell me the name of a big auto-parts chain that would have stores throughout London and a website to look at?

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #1 on: 15.06. 2009 19:20 »
There's Halfords. What were you looking for?

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #2 on: 15.06. 2009 19:48 »
Halfords? Good if want chrome tape, cycles, or car audio systems. Nothing of any practical use for motorcycles, and not much better for cars.

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #3 on: 15.06. 2009 20:01 »
Richard... You must have missed my message in the 'Molyslip in Gearbox' thread...

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=1075.0 There is an address of a Halfords within walking distance of where your staying!
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #4 on: 15.06. 2009 22:43 »
LJ,

Thank you. Actually, I had remembered, but my search for "molyslip" did not appear to find it. However, now it occurs to me that maybe only the first reference under a topic is found in a search. I'll have to check that out, but, right now, I am typing like a fiend in order to be on time for the cab.

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #5 on: 16.06. 2009 11:36 »
LJ, I've been here 10 minutes already and haven't seen a single A10. What gives? :)


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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #6 on: 16.06. 2009 18:47 »
You've frightened them all away Richard, we'll have to send you back!  *lol* Have you been to Halfords yet? Got'cha Molyslip?  *lol*
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #7 on: 17.06. 2009 00:47 »
Richard, we have got the majority of them here in Oz!
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #8 on: 17.06. 2009 08:34 »
Yeah, and were not giving them back !!!!!!!

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #9 on: 17.06. 2009 16:02 »
I dont think thats fair do you LJ?

Can we just have a few back Cobber 8¬)

You know us Pommies love to wallow in oil and grease with Busted knuckles!

Wouldnt it be interesting to find out what the population of A7/A10's were across the world, for that matter does any one know just how many were made?

Thats some record i bet, and a lot still running, theres a guy in our club that has a Flash original and i mean original! its a right old nail hasnt had a stroke done to it for 40 years and its on the road and running!

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #10 on: 18.06. 2009 00:33 »
It is surprising how many have survived.
If I live long enough, I will have 6 swinging arm, 3 plunger and 1 rigid.
A mate of mine would have at least a dozen in various stages of build, all swinging arm and all Rockets. Another mate has 3 swinging arm and a plunger.
There are several more in the area that I know of and this is just one city.
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #11 on: 20.06. 2009 01:45 »
Well, I'm back in Chicago without MolySlip in hand. There was just no time between meetings and after-meeting Guiness and food. Thanks, anyway, LJ.

 This minute, sitting on the tarmac in the just-landed airplane after a rough approach in a big thunderstorm. Hoping this blows over so I can ride this weekend, which bodes to be hot.

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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #12 on: 20.06. 2009 08:54 »
Mate,
Guinness will do you a lot more good than molyslip anyday, anyway.
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #13 on: 20.06. 2009 09:03 »
Blimey your back home already? I bet your knackered after that busy spell. Do you want me to send you a bottle of this Moly stuff?

Well done for drinking Guiness, bit heavy for an American though,  *lol* not even my kind of drink!  *conf*
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Re: London Retail Auto Parts Stores
« Reply #14 on: 20.06. 2009 13:37 »
Having a pint of Guinness after almost no sleep, a day of meetings and an empty stomach was definately an experience. I don't normally drink it over here in the U.S., but figured, while in the UK, get with the program. If I had had a motorcycle to ride, or even a car to drive, it would have been a big mistake. In any case, it tasted very good and I plan to add it to my fridge.

And, now for the technology.  I just looked up the percentage of alcohol in Guinness draught. Just to keep this relevant in the forum, it is a long way from being usable as A10 fuel. Surprisingly, if it had been the "Extra Stout" it would have been stonger in the US than the UK at 5% vs. 4.3%, but the regular draught is the same, around 4.3% ABV. It all makes me wonder about the Belgians and Dutch, where Guinness Special Export Stout is 8% ABV. For my Aussie friends, it seems the closest to this is the Original/Extra Stout at 6% ABV. I reckon these numbers reflect the local laws for content. However, I am wondering why it seemed to get into my system so fast and efficiently. I could just chalk it up to the empty stomach and sleep deprivation, but this is not the first time I've had beer under similar circumstances. I wonder if the nitrogen content makes it easier for the alcohol to be absorbed.

At the risk of being unpopular with some for even saying it, DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Let's all stay around for the A7/A10 fun.

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