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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:50 am 
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Went round a mates for a take out/couple of beers at weekend.......been mates for years, he's ridden some of my rides, we've shared conversations on the subject of my odd passion with old bikes on many occasions......etc etc.......

He slipped into the convo the fact that he's started riding to work.

'Oh yeah?.....good for you mate.....what are you using?' I asked......

'This.......was quite good in its day I think' he replied......

Opens his shed door and wheels out a 1991 team Marin time capsule, full xt, mavic wheels, thumbies.....you get the picture!.....

'Bloke gave me this n'all.......never used it'.......

Then produces a nos flexstem!......

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I was a bit speechless.......had I been speaking French for the past few years?!.....wasn't he listening?.... :facepalm: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:00 am 
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.....I didn't know wether to laugh or clip him round the ear!.....he was oblivious!....


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:58 am 
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Fair play, maybe you could buy him something 'more suitable' from Halfords and take the Marin off his hands?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:04 am 
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Working on it!..... :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:44 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: You better get that bike off him quick smart! They are a beaut to ride and look gorgeous too in my opinion! (you can keep the flex stem tho!)....

Doug


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Second opinion on the Flexstem.

Rubbish, absolute rubbish.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Sounds like you have some persuading to do, good luck!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:39 am 
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Pics or it never happened :P


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:47 pm 
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shogun wrote:
Pics or it never happened :P



:lol: ....i'm on it!...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:56 pm 
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shogun wrote:
Pics or it never happened :P


Ha.. Love it :D


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