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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:46 am 
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Welcome to RB Rob. Great film, definately going to buy the book now.

The repack is a mecca to us MTBers, love to go one day and ride it on an old Yeti or Klein :


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Wow :shock: what a fantastic program.

Really envious of you doing repack with Joe and Charlie, hopefully manage to get up there next year if I get the green light for owmtb 11 :wink:

Chris.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:53 am 
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I took the Royce hubs to California with me. Brian Rourke was strongly recommended them. Brian used to make bikes for Nicolle Cooke when she a junior world champ and she always used Royce apparently. Gravy had never built up a pair of Royce hubs, but he was full of admiration for them. He thought they were beautiful.

No plans for any more tv docs at the moment. We're working on it though.

If anyone feels inclined to comment on the programme, or on the coverage the bicycle gets on the BBC in general, please do drop them a line if you have a moment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/yoursay/
Apparently this feedback really works.

Cheers,

Rob


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Hello and welcome to the site Rob. Good to hear your comments and congratulations once again on an excellent programme.
I'll be getting hold of your book later this week.

How's the bike going, and what are you currently restoring...?


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stedlocks wrote:
its such a shame Chris King doesn't do interviews.
The only disappointment in the whole prog imo..

For no other reason than it made him sound a bit prima donna and that blows..

Top telly and the first cycling prog I've ever seen.. 8)


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Good to see an enthusiastic, bike-positive piece of television, with enough joyful riding footage to balance out the consumer porn.

My favourite sequence was the Repack ride with Joe and Charlie, even if the soundtrack was a little over-dependent on Creedence Clearwater Revival. Still, it made a change from that monotonous Luka Bloom dirge.

About halfway through, that "long eevity" nearly made me post a "wtf?" but it was pronounced correctly later in the programme. I wonder if someone had a quiet word. Or did I mishear?

:shock:

I'd love to hear more about that old round-the-world frame...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:47 am 
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Rob Penn wrote:
If anyone feels inclined to comment on the programme, or on the coverage the bicycle gets on the BBC in general, please do drop them a line if you have a moment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/yoursay/
Apparently this feedback really works.


No doubt... :wink:

Thanks for that great advice....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:38 am 
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unclebuck wrote:
Rob Penn wrote:
If anyone feels inclined to comment on the programme, or on the coverage the bicycle gets on the BBC in general, please do drop them a line if you have a moment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/yoursay/
Apparently this feedback really works.


No doubt... :wink:

Thanks for that great advice....


this is true, when i worked for BBC 2-3 they read these comment out int he weekly channel meetings.

I love seeing people who love bikes as much as we all do. Awesome.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:51 am 
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Rob Penn wrote:


If anyone feels inclined to comment on the programme, or on the coverage the bicycle gets on the BBC in general, please do drop them a line if you have a moment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/yoursay/
Apparently this feedback really works.




Just done it Rob, I hope it works. There's not enough cycling history and tech on the telly.

Will :)


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Rob,

great show indeed. Just picked up your book and looking forward to reading it.

How are you getting on with the bike now you've put in a few miles on it? Do you rate the 953? Interesting to see the wrap around seatstays on that Rourke, have a 531 Rourke that must pre-date yours by at least 25 years with identical stays.

Left a comment with the BBC, hope they commision more from you. Are you working on a cycling project currently?


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