A blog to me is something similar to a diary, that’s the best way of describing it to someone for me! Because everyone knows what a diary is, but not so much what a blog is!!!
Basically it’s a good way of keeping your customers, as well as potential customers too, of your daily routine etc etc! And also if/when you’re working on a project, or whatever it is that you might be doing, it’s a good informative way to keep people updated on everything that you’re doing!! 😆
So I’m pretty happy with what I’ve managed to do so far!! 😆
And one thing that I will say, and that’s they’re not as easy as they try and make out that they are! But still I’ve had some fun along the way, and more importantly is the fact that I have learnt something new and I wouldn’t be as held back as I have been in starting another website!!
I mean I’m new to all of this techi type stuff, and I’ve never in my life made a website etc!!!
I was very daunted with everything I was being told that you had lots of different things that you had to do etc etc!!
But seriously they’re a peice of cake to get a website etc up and running!!
And boy did it get me in a lot of trouble over the years when I was a young un!!! And now years later I’m still doing the same thing, I just don’t get into trouble for it now though!! 😆
It all started out when I used to watch people mess around with anything that basically had an engine in it!
I remember one of the first bikes I ever got, and it was a Yamaha fs1e, fizzy fifties we used to call em!
And I was forever sneaking it out when I could!! And me and my little 10 or 11 year old mates would take it over onto the playing fields, and there we’d stay until either my father turned up or the police! And tbh it didn’t really matter who got there first, because you still ended up with a proper good hiding!!! It’s a bit different nowadays though to when I was a young lad!!!
But we always learned in the end that it was wrong for us to be doing what we were, and it also taught us discipline and principles etc etc!!!
And I think I got my love of things mechanical from my dad,because he was always tinkering about with something, whether it be an old petrol lawn mower or a car! And I always stood to watch him doing whatever it was that he was doing at the time!!! And now here I am with well over 30 odd years experience as a fully trained and qualified mechanic/welded, fabricator/sprayer/bodywork and much, much more!! 🙂 And I’ve got a great team behind me as well, I’ve tried to cover all the basics that I could, I’m only running on a limited budget, so I have got to be pretty careful when it comes to spending! That’s why I try and do everything in house myself, because it will work out cheaper in the long run!!! And you’ll have to excuse me if I make a bit of a mess with this site to start with, as I’ve never done anything like this before!!! I’d rather be building an engine or something than be doing this sort of thing!! 🙂 Give me an greasy old lump of metal and I’m as happy as a pig in s**t!! 🙂 If I haven’t got oil and grease on my hands etc then there’s something wrong!!!! 🙂 And it’s a good job that I’ve got a very understanding missus of 27 years too! Who’s had the pleasure of having to put up with me and my craziness for over a quarter of a century!!!! Now it sounds like a lot when you put it that way, well more than it does just saying 27 years, don’t you think??? Or is it just me??? 🙂 We’ve got 2 grown up boys, the eldest went straight into the army from leaving school, obviously he was only 16 so we had to sign for him to be allowed! Then one day in he walks saying that he wanted to go to what they call “The Army Foundation College”, and he went on to explain to us that it was a place for young under 18’s to go and spend time there to make sure that it’s something that they really want to do! And you have to stay there for a minimum of 12 months, and then if you’re still there at the end of it all then you pass out, just the same as the regular army! Just because these kids are between the ages of 16 and 18 doesn’t mean that they have it easy, because they don’t, believe me I’ve seen how they treat em with my own two eyes!!! So you’ve got to be pretty tough to cope with it all!!!! Well I never thought that my lad would last it out, but he did! 🙂 I always thought that he’d end up like me, being,motor mad!! But they don’t interest him at all, when I was racing myself I’d take him with me and it was just never his thing, which is fair enough!!
Well what we’re trying to do is……
Make the Ebikes more easily obtainable for the every day type of person!! Because at the moment the vast majority of ebikes cost an absolute fortune to buy, even 2nd hand ones are a little fortune too!!! So I thought why not get one of your own and see what all the fuss is about these bikes! Well I’ll tell you one thing, it surprised the hell out of me!!! The power is amaxing for what they are, and it’s instant power!! No waiting around for it to build up etc, it’s just there straight away!!! And the torque is too!!! There’s one thing that I really, really do not like on the ebikes, and that’s the batteries!!!!! They’re either too heavy and in the wrong place/position altogether!! Too big aswell and no matter what I don’t think that they think of things like this when they’re first designing them!!
Look at it like this: you’ve got the great big, heavy battery pack on a luggage type rack behind the seat, which obviously takes weight from the front and puts it to the back, which is okay(ish) if the motor’s on the rear wheel, because you’ll get a lot more traction! But the thing that I don’t think anyone really took into consideration was the plain and simple fact that the weight at the rear causes the front to have some of its own weight made slightly lighter, just by the simple fact of the weight being more at the back than the front!!! So therefore it makes the steering a bit too light, I like to be able to feel the road underneath me and through my hands etc etc!! Also I don’t think anyone thought of the traction at the front end of the bike neither!! A place where you really do need it!! Or you’ll turn to go round a corner or something and it’ll just carry on going straight ahead instead of turning!!! There’s not enough weight evenly distributed throughout the whole of the bike, and that’s one of the main problems!!! So I’ve come up with a way of hiding the batteries within the frame of them, it would solve most problems that ebikes suffer with!! Plus the added bonus that nobody would be able to pinch your batteries!!! Apparantly there’s a lot of that kind of thing happening because of the price that these batteries bring on the black market!!! But my way they could’nt do that, and another point regarding the batteries thing is, you would’nt have to replace the full battery unit, you can easily find which cell is knackered and just easily replace the cell or cells individually!!! Which would save people a small fortune in the long run!! a full battery pack can be anything from a few hundred quid, right upto nearly a grand, depending on bike etc! Whereas a cell costs maybe five to ten quid each, so you can easily see the differences in prices can’t you??
And I’m going to try and start trying to use video, rather than the photos that I’m using now! Don’t get me wrong because I like the pictures way of doing it, but the thing with using the video is I get a lot of benefits from it! Things such as not being able to get certain things across to you’s in photos and text, some jobs I can’t do; I can’t hold the camera with one hand when I need 2 hands to do the job I’m doing! So it makes a lot of sense to get a tripod for the camera and then set it up however you want it, and then just press record and away we go!!! 😆 😆 And I am not looking forward to having to do any of this kind of thing, coz it’s not,my thing at all, I hate having my picture taken, never mind having to record myself and play it for everyone who wants to see it!! And I can’t stand the way that I sound on any type of recording!! It’s mainly my voice, I never think that it sounds anything like me, but a fepeople have said the same thing to me though!!! So hopefully by sometime over the weekend I’ll get one done and posted for you that are interested, and if nothing else, you can all have a good laugh at me on the video!!! 😆😆
I love to bargain hunt and I'm forever at markets, car boots, events, swap meets ,auto-jumbles and everything else in between!! :) And then I thought that it might be a good idea to try and bring it to more people, like those who can't get out for whatever reasons, or there's the people who just don't know where to start! I was the same as you, not knowing what to do can be one of the most scariest things you can do!!! But I had to give it a go and I had my partner telling me and reassuring me that things will work out!! I wish I had his enthusiasm 😆
But I'd just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for just stopping by and hopefully as time goes on I'll be able to make it into a decent website, that is easy for people to use and find their way around it!!
So I hope that you have had a good visit, and seen something that you liked!! :) And you never know we might even end up having some deals/swaps etc at some point!!
Many Thanks for visiting The Swap Shop Store