Good luck with that bee, dig your heels in because it's probably going to be a long road.
2 years ago a stupid bitch in a brat carrier trying to get out of a parking space ripped my bumper off and dented the car. All caught on cctv by the supermarket. Showed her getting out, looking at the damage and driving off at speed over the pavement! She was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and dangerous driving yet it took about 8 months for my pay out. Useless twats insurance companies the lot of em.
Technical and tyres
If it's anything like this, surely a local engineering shop would make you one??
Touring & travel
With water proofing kit. A quick fix is to use some water-proof spray from one of the discounters ie Aldi, Lidl. work on a can for every two items. The technique is dead simple pick a decent day hang the garment outside make sure it is reasonably clean and coat with a number of thin coats of spray. Seams first.
A half decent jacket will stay fairly waterproof for a season
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Come on then, don't be shy.....