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  1. Just my own first hand experience, and admittedly, I prefer the direct to consumer option most of the time - I am very happy with Naked. I insured my bikes with them from when they started, and have since moved household and cars to them also. Premiums cannot be beaten, and in June last year I needed to claim for a stolen bike, there were no questions asked, and from lodging the claim to collecting my new bike took less than 3 days. Over Christmas, my cellphone was drowned (even though it was supposed to be waterproof), again, hassle free claim process, and although it was over the Christ
  2. Sunset Ride overlooking Walker Bay
  3. Even then it’s soul destroying being an ambassador or taking a sponsorship. Been there, done that never again
  4. Based on what information Nico? I dont expect explaining myself here will do any good, but here goes nothing. 1. The people involved in the cancelation of their booking last year - the ones from that the facebook post that kick this whole thing off - were refunded in full, 24 hours after we cancelled thier booking - and over a week before their planned departure - an the date of the facebook post being put up. The matter is sub judice, and I will not discuss it further. 2. Chrisjvvr, who engaged on this post, after being alerted to the facebook post, was an unrelated incident, and there wa
  5. T_Boss

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    cut the corner off a carboard box, works just as well as the plastic spacer thing
  6. The money was paid back, unconditionaly, a week before the post was made on facebook.
  7. Firstly, Regarding the connection between me and the well documented "wood fetcher" incident from 5 years ago, that has been discussed ad nausea on the 4x4 community forum. This has been brought up a few times on bike hub in the past. I have never tried to hide from the fact that I was the person responsible for this. There were a lot of factors involved that led to that unfortunate event, and the fallout that ensued. All parties directly affected then, with that specific incident and the subsequent closure of that company (Authentic Adventures), where refunded in full. Apologies were made
  8. Hi Chris. I am sorry if we have missed calls from you. But as was stated in the email when we announced that the Makgadigadi tour you had book was to be cancelled (because at the time, the borders were still closed), you were sent an email highlighting various options for alternative trips, or to postpone to another departure in the new year. If there were no alternative dates avialable that suited you at the time, you were issued a credit note, which is valid for 12 months - after which if you have still not booked an alternate trip, you can request a cash refund. Your credit note was
  9. Chest mount works well, but be sure of the angles you mount it at, especially when your getting loose and moving around the bike. first time out, I set it up while seated.... and thought the angle was great, until I stood up and got behind the saddle, and had the whole trail with me just filming the handlbar and front wheel..... (as an aside - EWS rules dont allow chest straps, only helmet or bike mounted cameras - not sure if its a safety thing, but maybe something to keep in mind)
  10. Join us as we kick off the year in style - we will be doing another Night Ride from grounded on the 20th of Jan 2021. In line with covid regulations, we are limiting the event size to only 35 people, and mask wearing and all other protocols will be followed at the start and finish. This promises to be great fun again, and we will have a representative from ER24 to give a talk on what to do if you are the first responder at an incedent while out on your bike. booking is essentail, both for covid complaince, as well as to arrange catering, and all the details can be found here: https://adv
  11. This probably belongs in the other thread about bike shop service costs - but, look at it anothet way. A minor service is basically just that - and maybe adjusting chain tension just a little - but, a proper clean, like the bike shop does, and then doing a quick check of the indexing etc and applying lube - will take half an hour to 45 minutes to do properly. maybe closer to an hour if the indexing is a bit fiddly and it needs one or two test rides before its just right. Now, in your day job, what do you - or your boss - charge for your service per hour? In pretty much any mid to upper LS
  12. Then they should do like the aviation industry does - Bond the mech - Sponser the course fees, but sign a contract that they have to stay on for x number of months/years after, otherwise they need to buy themselves out. every month/quarter or whatever is agreed, the buyout value decreases. Problem is South Africa loves certification for the sake of certification - as soon as a new minimum requirement is introduced, there will be 20 new certificate mills offering the qualification, and they will pass everyone that bothers to pay the course fee
  13. Not sure im getting what the issue is with this ad? That was/still is a decent bike, and the price isnt far out or anything
  14. Replace tires when punctures become an issue - that in my mind is the ultimate indicator of when I tire is shot.... Apply the same concept to my 4x4 tires as well. when things that were previously benign start causing punctures, its time to change - However, in the past 18 months, on both my car and my bikes, sidewall cuts have seen to it that I have a regular supply of new tires - against my wishes What grinds me is when I have clients arrive for a multi day riding trip, with tires that are so old the cracks in the outer casing are easily noticable - and I just know we are going to spen
  15. I know the OP has tried to explain over and agian that this thread is not about bikesnobbery, but it just seems to keep coming back to it. Who cares, as long as people are outside enjoying riding their bikes. Whats the value in knowing the correct technical term for evey single component, if you need to take your bike to a bike shop to adjust your shifting?
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