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LG 1443KD 1400rpm 11kg Direct Drive Washing Machine White
LG 1443KD 1400rpm 11kg Direct Drive Washing Machine White

5.0 out of 5 stars Jumps around like a kangaroo ..., 2 Mar 2013
... doing the tango, until you adjust the feet properly. Ours is on a none too well made suspended wooden floor. The builders couldn't be bothered to mix up a cubic metre of concrete for that end of the kitchen where the washing machine naturally belongs! When it spins it sometimes has a few false starts to get the load balanced. Some early reviews say the washing machine never got past this point. Maybe they didn't adjust the feet! Maybe LG tweaked the firmware to tolerate a little more vibration after realising that not all consumers have deal level solid floors. We've had ours about a year with no problems.

Some have commented on the limited range of tunes it plays (just the one!) Personally I have no trouble distinguishing between a washing machine and a musical instrument. (All that higher education done me right good see.)

Capacity is amazing. Can fit two whole children in it although we haven't tried using it to get them clean.


Jazooli High Power Super Bright Heavy Duty 3W 1 Led Waterproof Front Bike Light - Black
Jazooli High Power Super Bright Heavy Duty 3W 1 Led Waterproof Front Bike Light - Black

2.0 out of 5 stars Good bright light ... when it's working., 2 Mar 2013
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The clip breaks very quickly. Can live with that by unscrewing the whole fixing from the handlebars. Not an issue for me as I mainly ride to/from work and the bike is secure with the light left on it at both locations. More of an issue is reliability. The reason some lights have a small prism at the top of the lens is so you can see they're on (and working!) from behind. This light randomly cuts out but you have no way of knowing if you're riding with a light or not and that tends to influence the way I ride.


16 Pack Butane Gas Canisters
16 Pack Butane Gas Canisters
Offered by BARGAINS-GALORE
Price: 19.80

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT EN417, 2 Dec 2012
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This review is from: 16 Pack Butane Gas Canisters
Not an EN417 threaded connection.

If your old cannister has a screw thread and EN417 written all over it then don't make the mistake of buying this. Money refunded less return postage means it's hardly worth returning (but you only find that out when you get to the post office!)
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Master Lock 1200x8mm combi self coiling Cable Lock Black
Master Lock 1200x8mm combi self coiling Cable Lock Black
Price: 4.27

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't change the combination and only 6 digits not 10., 21 Sep 2012
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This is not as per the photo which shows the digits 0-9. This lock has digits 1-6 which reduces the combinations from 10,000 to 1,296. That makes it plausible to break by trying each combination in turn. (On average would take 648 attempts but if you're being methodical you can get there surprisingly quickly!)

The real downer for me is that we have a significant number of bikes and locks and to preserve my sanity I set them all to the same combination. This lock doesn't allow that. OK It doesn't actually *claim* to but all the other ones I've bought in the last 10 years do. I ordered three of these for three children and got three different combinations. Just imagine!!!

I've rated it as a one star to get attention but really this lock is fine as a mild deterrent if you don't mind using the combination number it comes with and aren't concerned about a methodical cracker breaking it ten times quicker than a 4-digit 0-9 combination. Cable locks can be cut in seconds with bolt cutters but for me I really couldn't live with a plethora of different combination numbers to remember.
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Silver Workhorse Flip Flop Wheelset with Tyres, Tubes, Cog and Chain - 700c, Fixed Gear, Single Speed, 15mm rim, Free Postage
Silver Workhorse Flip Flop Wheelset with Tyres, Tubes, Cog and Chain - 700c, Fixed Gear, Single Speed, 15mm rim, Free Postage
Offered by Single Speed Components
Price: 107.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set of wheels, 28 May 2012
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Great quality set of wheels, complete with tyres tubes, choice of sprockets and a chain. Should be all you need to convert an old bike into a super efficient Fixie. (Just make sure the frame has horizontal lugs.) The seller specialises in fixed wheel bikes and went out of his way to be really helpful with advice on other components and good information from his website "single speed components" (Google).

I have put these on an old (1980s?) black steel frame Peugeot which I've had sitting in the garage. It's now an ultra minimalistic, no gears, no mudguards, no child seats ;-), no lights, no rear brake, no trip computer, no satnav ... efficient machine with hardly any moving parts. (ok so the chain itself probably has 500+ moving parts!)

The only possible criticism I could come up with the wheels that I was looking for something less smart. If anything they're *too* nice!!


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