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About richbk

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    Straights for fast cars, bends for fast drivers
  • Birthday 10/08/1970

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    s2 exige
  • Car Colour
    Riviera blue
  • Car Modifications
    Paint, ecu, brakes, suspension, sump, weight

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  1. Elise S1 for sale (2000, W) £13,500

    Its those white wheels Sorry to see you moving on, a long time MLOC member, but you have been quiet this last few years ? What is replacing the elise ??
  2. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Nearly there Leigh, after such an epic build and so many challenges over come. can not wait to see it in the flesh. and if the 1st post on this thread is a true marker it has been a 3 year journey almost to the day ?
  3. A favour...

    Hi Alex, if you fancy a run over the a50 you can borrow mine for a while. Might ask you to give me a hand putting the car on the axle stands . I am working every day now till next Friday so won't be using the car , but would mean an evening visit if that's any good to you. What tyres are you running btw ??
  4. New Member ..First Lotus

    Rich maybe you need new tyres, I and others with me have had many runs in the wet, you need to be respectful of the it but Elise's hold the road pretty well in the wet as with any car adjust braking and feed power Hey Ray. just sharing my 12 years experience. I run track biased tyres, not sure what the sports racer runs as standard, so I always think it is worthwhile to mention that the Elise /exige can be a very different propersition in the wet than the dry, I have seen enough posts and tales of “there must have been diesel on the roundabout “ describing folks parking backwards in a hedge /barrier on first wet spirited drive. As you say, drive to the conditions and your ability and all should be fine, richbk
  5. Is The Cat & Fiddle Getting a Makeover.

    those crazy cyclists will ride in any weather !! offer good food and beverages, great service and a fun atmosphere at a competitive price and folk other than bikers will make use of the pub / complex too. I spend lots of time in the summer in Snowdonia and the climbers / walkers pubs / hostels are all broadening there offer to sta-cationers and seem to be doing well
  6. New Member ..First Lotus

    definitely different from bikes....but in a good way, one of the few cars that still gives that raw connected feel when on the road or track. Enjoy. pics are of course needed of the new (and old) rides. Be very careful in the wet, much like your bike, corners, speed, rain and elises makes for an unpleasant experience, even at real low speeds. welcome to the greatest lotus club on t'interweb richbk
  7. New car at last S190

    very nice. enjoy richbk
  8. Looking to buy my first Lotus

    Hi Alex welcome to proberbly the best car forum on the inter web ! the support, help, advice, knowledge and banter has made my lotus ownership an absolute pleasure. I am based in Endon so fairly close to youand run a bright blue S2 exige n/a that I have lightened and tinkered with over the years. I owned an early S2 Elise before that. I am lucky enough to run a boxster s along side it and have owned a mint Honda S2000 during the last few years, both are great cars, but neither come close to the driving experience of the lotus. If you would like to have a run out in mine, kick some tyres and chat all things exige from insurance, running costs, niggles, rattles, track days and where to stop on the cat and fiddle for 3 minutes between the average speed cameras Just drop me a Pm. Happy hunting, if you can buy sooner, I would as the prices are only going 1way and they don't seem to drop as winter approaches like some sports cars. I SORN mine over winter as semi slick tyres and wet weather are not a confidence inspiring couple so you might find yourself waiting till next spring to enjoy a car you buy this Autumn .which is a waste of insurance premium. richard
  9. Wheel refurb volunteer wanted!

    Mine are due to be done asap, as the finish is breaking up, proberbly. needs taking back to bare metal and starting again . Where are they based and do they have a re Furber in mind ? Richard
  10. Secure car storage needed

    Or just take it to unit 4 for a service and tell Gav there is no rush ??. Reckon you could get 6 months free storage !
  11. Smash!

    Stick to your guns kurt, if your not at fault in any way ( and it seems clear you are not) wonder why they put "independent " in that manner in the letter ? . Seems an odd way to describe the witness? It really is very frustrating when through no fault or behaviour of your own you are massively inconvenienced, put through stress of arranging an adequate repair and then the insurers try and blame you !!!
  12. Onlins set up exige

    Cheers guys, its just getting me down, the weathers fab and the car is off the road, as i am not confident to drive it how it should be unless its A1. I have set the bump and rebound to a more road friendly setting, and even though ride heights aren't correct i can feel a noticeable improvement in ride already, so the project has been worthwhile I will drop jody a line, although dont want to impose on his good nature and time, and as you say Gav is always there to save the day. richbk
  13. Onlins set up exige

    Agreed Dean, they are a specialist damper, and should be set up accordingly, but they were set excactly as i wanted them with a full geo 18 months ago prior to going to refurb. To send them back with the collar nuts spinning on 2 of them and tightened down to no specific measure just smacks of "that will do" mentality. Its off to a specialist and still no driving in 2018 then
  14. Onlins set up exige

    Bloody hell, I am so disappointed by this. Am i being unrealistic to think that the refurbisher should have taken measures and re applied them after the re curb ??
  15. Onlins set up exige

    Hi Martin, yes different lengths so only fit 1 way. Maybe just bedding in again on rears but didn't sound like this when 1st fitted. Might have to have a run over to Burton to see young Gavin .

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