Ok, so these take a lot of stick from former owners, I've had both for a few weeks and was pretty put off by the components used let alone the actual ride. Servicing the buggers was a nightmare in itself...
Anyway, show your appreciation here and keep it civil or the Mods will do a clean up so the words '____' and '___' are removed.
Hang on a minute - your reason for starting this thread wasn't constructive, so spare me the spiel now. You expect a certain empathy when you're at a low ebb, so what's this thread about, making yourself feel better, by demeaning people by proxy of ridiculing some bikes that some people like?
I quote myself here looking for anything to do with what you've just posted as the two just dont marry up. Whether I'm at a low ebb or not really doesnt matter, I simply just thought one thread on the joys of a Raleigh Activator would help take the heat out of other threads. The 'Taken' quote made me chuckle as it worked quite well - I allowed myself 50 smug points and a sip of lager.
It's just a big, smelly crock, that's all - it's another, ever-so-subtle baiting thread to wind people up. If you have absolutely no appreciation or good things to say about them, why start a thread on one - and don't give me this soliciting the forum's opinion crap - it's so you can tease out some wholesale slagging off of them.
As for demeaning people, dont tar me with that brush when you bring an utterly pointless VRC mention into a thread, sniping at the members on there for no other reason other too big yourself up - something you're calling me out for. Have you bothered reading anything before you start typing,? I've not had a go at anyone, just the bike itself, your anger should be directed at that.
I'm sure you, and others would probably find it quite poor form, if some of the people you intend to wind-up with this thread, posted rather negative comments to threads you've started when you're looking for a bit of a boost. So how about a bit of self-realisation - 'cos sometimes, the rank fecking hypocrisy staggers belief, one minute you've got people saying how they dislike arguing and certain types of threads, the next, people are either starting similar threads or fuelling the fire.
As I bang my head against the wall for the fifth, maybe sixth time, the thread wasnt started to antagonize anybody
- there , its in bold because I just love the sound of my fat fingers typing and scrabbling for the spell check.
*Edit: members can write what the hell they like on any thread within reason - feel free to ramble on mine.