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Old Nov 23rd 2019, 6:56 am
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...I’ve got a Citroen 2CV...
Serious question from someone who knows bugger all about cars and can't tell one from another except 2CVs and the odd Merc or Rolls.
Is there a handbrake? Does it work? Are they not very good?

I ask because one of our teachers at school had one (of course) and we were easily able to push it about ten yards away from where he parked it just for a laugh.

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Serious question from someone who knows bugger all about cars and can't tell one from another except 2CVs and the odd Merc or Rolls.
Is there a handbrake? Does it work? Are they not very good?

I ask because one of our teachers at school had one (of course) and we were easily able to push it about ten yards away from where he parked it just for a laugh.
For a client of mine who I seem to have been able to pull rabbits out of a hat, he has said I can borrow his DS21 for a week next spring when it is fully restored. This is the car..dumb question time. I'm assuming it is a manual which I can drive and a manual (5 speed) is my day to day car...but would it be a column mounted shifter. Never driven one of those before.



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Might be a lever on the dash below and to the right of the steering wheel.
Edit: There are also sticks and conventional "3 on the tree" column shifters. Lots of pics of different ones so the one I remember from 50 years ago doesn't count. Don't worry, they're all easy. Safest car in Europe at one time, almost impossible to roll, and a 1 piece scrolled steering wheel that wouldn't go through your chest in a collision.

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Old Nov 23rd 2019, 10:14 am
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HA HA HA. I wish there was a comedy club in Kamloops that I could send people to when they start low balling.
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Old Nov 23rd 2019, 10:19 am
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No matter how easy people make something look on youtube, chances are when I do it, it will be a complete mess...lol
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For a client of mine who I seem to have been able to pull rabbits out of a hat, he has said I can borrow his DS21 for a week next spring when it is fully restored. This is the car..dumb question time. I'm assuming it is a manual which I can drive and a manual (5 speed) is my day to day car...but would it be a column mounted shifter. Never driven one of those before.
my Dad had the estate as a company car. It was always known as the brum brum, I was very little, it's the 1st car I remember.
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Old Nov 23rd 2019, 4:07 pm
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these deep fake videos are getting scary

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A proper telling off from a copper on a horse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVub...ature=youtu.be
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A proper telling off from a copper on a horse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVub...ature=youtu.be
My husband and I enjoyed that Except husband wondered why the bloke wasn't arrested.
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Old Nov 23rd 2019, 5:13 pm
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Have to say those cops are professional and almost friendly, and they are way less intimidating compared to US/Canada maybe its the uniform.

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A proper telling off from a copper on a horse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVub...ature=youtu.be
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This ought to be good; sexual harassment on the job at CBSA and the complainant gets put through the wringer after making her complaint. Hopefully the officer who thinks his "hands on approach" is ok gets what he deserves. Whenever a civil servant is shown to be unworthy of their job it's important to land on them hard and make sure they never collect a cent of a government pension. Once it hits the press they can't hide any of it, and whoever thought it appropriate to grill the complainant in that way deserves the same treatment. Hopefully, if the allegations are proven, neither of them are able to work as mall cops. The Commissionaires certainly won't want them.
https://globalnews.ca/news/6217038/c...sment-lawsuit/
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I always wonder if this guy makes enough off youtube to cover the costs of his hobby, or has a good job to cover the costs, regardless his videos are neat, always building something new. Would be cool to have a fish room like that.


Couldn't really do it in Canada due to climate, but would be a cool business if you know how to run a fish farm.


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Old Nov 28th 2019, 1:48 pm
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https://urbanicity.com/hamilton/city...all-of-canada/


"Hamilton now has the fastest-rising rent in all of Canada"
According to the latest national rent report issued by Rentals.ca, Hamilton’s rental rates for apartments and condos have increased by almost a quarter of its total within a single year alone, rising by 24.4% and climbing still. This comes ahead of Scarborough, which sits a mere 0.4% behind.



It's all the Torontonians moving in because they are priced out of Toronto and Oakville / Mississauga.. Hamilton is an hour from Toronto, but obviously that's not far enough to deter them.. it's an industrial City, we don't have high earning jobs.. so it's the commuters that are pushing the prices up.

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Old Nov 28th 2019, 2:33 pm
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It's the pits. Sounds likes Toronto region is much like the Vancouver region.

Eventually metro areas run out of affordable areas and it becomes one big expensive area.

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"Hamilton now has the fastest-rising rent in all of Canada"
According to the latest national rent report issued by Rentals.ca, Hamilton’s rental rates for apartments and condos have increased by almost a quarter of its total within a single year alone, rising by 24.4% and climbing still. This comes ahead of Scarborough, which sits a mere 0.4% behind.
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