paging for FOAK or Cane and Simian

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. darsy

    darsy Guest

    when hiring a van nicely big enough for three bikes for a roundtrip
    from Her Majesty's South Easth to Cadwell, do you pick a LWB hi-top
    transit for 120quid and fanny around with a plank, or choose the 200
    quid option to get a tail-lift luton van?

    It's the laziness -v- tightness debate.
    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
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    dwb Guest

    Tail lift. Between you and Cane you can afford it.

    Simian.... well... he can hold the drinks or something.
    dwb, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. darsy

    darsy Guest

    of course I can afford it - it's more a case of whether it's worth it.
    We're going to do Cadwell sober this time - imagine!

    Actually, paging Sweller - this could be the decider - would you be
    around on the morning of Saturday 17th to take delivery of a manky old
    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
  4. darsy

    TOG Guest

    Tail lift, not least because one of you is bound to bin a bike so badly
    that it will be physically impossible to push it up a plank.
    TOG, Jun 1, 2006
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    sweller Guest

    Morning will be a problem, I'm working until 16.00 ish.
    sweller, Jun 1, 2006
  6. darsy

    Vass Guest

    some high tops now have a very low floor level
    Vass, Jun 1, 2006
  7. In, darsy belched forth and ejected the following:
    Tail lift.
    Whinging Courier, Jun 1, 2006
  8. In, darsy belched forth and ejected the following:
    Of course it's worth it.

    Just how do you think you're going to get a bike up a plank at an
    approximate angle of 45 degrees? You'll need a long fucking plank if you
    want a shallower angle and then you've got to make sure the bike stays
    on the fucking thing on the way up.
    Whinging Courier, Jun 1, 2006
  9. darsy

    sweller Guest

    With three or four bikes to do it'll be worth it. Don't forget you'll
    have to source a plank. I know they're only £8 new from SGB but you've
    got to get over to the scaffold place etc etc.
    sweller, Jun 1, 2006
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    Lozzo Guest

    darsy said...
    Tail-lift, without a shadow of a doubt. They make life just so much
    easier, unless you have a proper ramp.
    Lozzo, Jun 1, 2006
  11. darsy

    darsy Guest

    arse. If I have to hang on to the van until Monday, it's another 100

    Some other time.
    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    [email protected], ,
    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
  13. Which, with Darsy's towering heights, might be a problem.


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    darsy Guest

    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
  15. darsy

    darsy Guest

    I think you're right.

    We used a plank the last time and it was a pain in the tits.
    darsy, Jun 1, 2006
  16. Once you drop one off the plank the 200quid seems a bargain.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jun 1, 2006
  17. They have some trucks making deliveries on the CERN site that
    somehow jack the whole cargo box off the frame down to ground level (maybe
    tilted rather than level). Don't think I've ever seen that before.

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