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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Surely you can read your own writing.....
    I think she tried google Callander or that sort first, but in the end I think she found old fashioned style of just write it down/erasing and having the board right in front of you on the desk easier and more effective.
    But that's probably up,to personal preference, I suppose.
    Yeah, was watching the Jake Wright video 'bout organisation and he prints out a timetable at the end of every week and then scribbles on it and keeps it in his pocket bc he preferred the old fashioned way, might have to go with that if I find myself still being useless with the digital stuff
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yeah, was watching the Jake Wright video 'bout organisation and he prints out a timetable at the end of every week and then scribbles on it and keeps it in his pocket bc he preferred the old fashioned way, might have to go with that if I find myself still being useless with the digital stuff
    That's sounds like a good idea, too.
    Is it a timetable for lectures/supervisions?
    My daughter needed a relatively large space to write down as she was doing two club/society and had 'official' positions in both.
    And she found digital stuff too fiddly when you have to write/amend/re-write very often.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    That's sounds like a good idea, too.
    Is it a timetable for lectures/supervisions?
    My daughter needed a relatively large space to write down as she was doing two club/society and had 'official' positions in both.
    And she found digital stuff too fiddly when you have to write/amend/re-write very often.
    Nah, just a general life planner - "meeting on the 23rd", "pick up this on the xth" etc... as well as lectures/supervisions
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Nah, just a general life planner - "meeting on the 23rd", "pick up this on the xth" etc... as well as lectures/supervisions
    It's definitely more portable than a whiteboard.


    Does he have his own printer in his room? Or does his college not charge for printing?
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    So far, I've kept checklists on Google Keep lol

    I like just ordering things and then ticking off as they go along :dontknow:
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    What's the consensus on bikes? I have a decent bike at home but think that for convenience it's better for me to hire a bike. If this is the better option, where's the best bike hire shop?
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    (Original post by highestmountain)
    What's the consensus on bikes? I have a decent bike at home but think that for convenience it's better for me to hire a bike. If this is the better option, where's the best bike hire shop?
    If you're not taking your own bike, better option is to buy a second hand one in Cambridge. Hiring for the length of time you're there will be very expensive.

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    This is the major bike hire company in Cambridge. The price is not aimed at someone who live in Cambridge for 3/4 yrs.
    http://www.citycyclehire.com/prices-4/
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    (Original post by highestmountain)
    What's the consensus on bikes? I have a decent bike at home but think that for convenience it's better for me to hire a bike. If this is the better option, where's the best bike hire shop?
    Don't hire - it will work out v expensive AND if it's nicked it's still your responsibility.

    Just get either a cheap new one, or a cheap 2nd hand one... cheap being the key thing no matter where you get it from.

    Much as I dislike Halfords even they have bikes from £90
    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Don't hire - it will work out v expensive AND if it's nicked it's still your responsibility.

    Just get either a cheap new one, or a cheap 2nd hand one...

    Much as I dislike Halfords they have bikes from £90
    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes
    All bike shops in Cambridge sell new and second-hand bikes of various kinds and prices (....and quality ) because many students sell their bike when leaving Cambridge.
    . Easier logistic option. .

    Also, I've heard the local police sell Bikes they confisticsted from arrested bike thieves that they couldn't find th owners of in their auction, too.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    All bike shops in Cambridge sell new and second-hand bikes of various kinds and prices (....and quality ) because many students sell their bike when leaving Cambridge.
    . Easier logistic option. .

    Also, I've heard the local police sell Bikes they confisticsted from arrested bike thieves that they couldn't find th owners of in their auction, too.
    Indeed. And there's a Halfords in Cambridge too.
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    Forgot to say......

    Best to check if your college allows you to leave your bike during holidays, as many don't.
    Really inconvenient and troublesome it may seem, there're reasons why hardly any undergrads hire a bike and a large number of students transport their bike to/from college/home 3 times a year........
    Welcome to Cambridge.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Indeed. And there's a Halfords in Cambridge too.
    That's true but that's out of town. And there's no guarantee what sort of second-hand ones they have in stock.
    Seriously, if you want second-hand bike in Cambridge, bike shops (I think there're at least 4 of them) in town are the best place to go. They have lots of them at the beginning of academic year because that's where graduates go to sell theirs.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    That's true but that's out of town. And there's no guarantee what sort of second-hand ones they have in stock.
    Seriously, if you want second-hand bike in Cambridge, bike shops (I think there're at least 4 of them) in town are the best place to go. They have lots of them at the beginning of academic year because that's where graduates go to sell theirs.
    New for £90. I doubt Halfords sell 2nd hand bikes.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    New for £90. I doubt Halfords sell 2nd hand bikes.
    Well, I definitely do not recommend riding s very expensive bike in Cambridge because of theft problem, but I also do not recommend buying the cheapest bike with inferior quality, either.
    It really gets used a lot every day between all sorts of places, often several times a day, you need reasonably sturdy one. With a bike, you really get what you paid for. You may end up in paying a lot for repair (which is expensive and a waste of your precious time) or even may have to buy a new one. You won't save money by buying a cheapest bike.


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    And remember, you can sell it, if you like, when you leave Cambridge. Better quality one gives you more money back. Same as cars.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Well, I definitely do not recommend riding s very expensive bike in Cambridge because of theft problem, but I also do not recommend buying the cheapest bike with inferior quality, either.
    It really gets used a lot every day between all sorts of places, often several times a day, you need reasonably sturdy one. With a bike, you really get what you paid for. You may end up in paying a lot for repair (which is expensive) or even may have to buy a new one. You won't save money by buying a cheapest bike.
    With a decent lock it's fairly safe. Yeah a D-Lock is easy to get through, but not as easy as the bike next to you with a crappy cable lock.

    I have a pretty nice bike but I replaced the quick-release spindles with security spindles so the wheels couldn't be taken easily.
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    (Original post by alow)
    With a decent lock it's fairly safe. Yeah a D-Lock is easy to get through, but not as easy as the bike next to you with a crappy cable lock.

    I have a pretty nice bike but I replaced the quick-release spindles with security spindles so the wheels couldn't be taken easily.
    Exactly.
    I know the bike theft is really bad in Cambridge but I only know a couple of students who got their bike stolen, and neither of them had D-lock.
    Though I also know how easy to cut through D-lock with a proper tool as a porter cut my daughter's when she lost her key...... But, the point is, it makes it less vulnerable.

    And helmet, good lights and hi-viz things (jacket, belt, backpack cover, ankle strap.....anything!) to make you easily visible from drivers.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    And remember, you can sell it, if you like, when you leave Cambridge. Better quality one gives you more money back. Same as cars.
    Yes of course, but you generally won't get much for a used bike, unless you sell it privately and even then... (same as cars).
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yes of course, but you generally won't get much for a used bike, unless you sell it privately and even then... (same as cars).
    Cheap bikes fro halford is really crap ones. Someone who's an expert/professional in bike explained to me the difference of their bargain price range and proper, decent range and how they make it so cheap, and it was staggering.
    It really won't give you good value of money if you're riding it everyday and in a condition students have to be.
    Having to take it repair is really expensive and waste of your precious time. Period.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Cheap bikes fro halford is really crap ones. Someone who's an expert/professional in bike explained to me the difference of their bargain price range and proper, decent range and how they make it so cheap, and it was staggering.
    It really won't give you good value of money if you're riding it everyday and in a condition students have to be.
    Having to take it repair is really expensive and waste of your precious time. Period.
    I said at the outset I dislike Halfords. But even their bikes have a 12 month warranty.

    And perhaps your expert was "selling" you a nice expensive bike.

    Anyway I think we've fully covered the topic now
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I said at the outset I dislike Halfords. But even their bikes have a 12 month warranty.

    And perhaps your expert was "selling" you a nice expensive bike.

    Anyway I think we've fully covered the topic now
    Honestly, you really don't want your bike become useless during a term..... It's really not a matter of whether you get money back,or not.
    And, no, he is not from a bike shop.
    And yes, we've more or less covered the topic.
 
 
 
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