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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Funny :lol: Harsh. But funny.


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'I'll have the Cunningham' wasnt the exactly first thing on many peoples lips when buying their first bikes so its a bit unfair to moan about it now.

In the UK it was 'I'll have the slack jawed Dawes please'


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I was running my bike with drops and and roadie mechs back in 1991 - arriving at that independently of whatever was happening elsewhere simply because the parts were cheap at a local car-boot sale...


Har de har har!


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I think shop-bought cakes are alright actually, and good value for money.

It's a lot of work to produce anything like that, home-made, so you might as well save yourself the hassle and buy one from a shop.


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legrandefromage wrote:
I was running my bike with drops and and roadie mechs back in 1991 - arriving at that independently of whatever was happening elsewhere simply because the parts were cheap at a local car-boot sale...


Har de har har!


So ten years after they were doing it in America you invented it in the UK, chapeau.

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I think shop-bought cakes are alright actually, and good value for money.

It's a lot of work to produce anything like that, home-made, so you might as well save yourself the hassle and buy one from a shop.


You strike me more as an 'artisan cup cake' kinda guy, but yeah, we all like a 39p Battenburg now and again.


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"I think shop-bought cakes are alright actually, and good value for money.

It's a lot of work to produce anything like that, home-made, so you might as well save yourself the hassle and buy one from a shop."


Ededwards, you are Ban Ki-Moon, and I claim my £5. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Its true, the real pioneer is the one who re-appropriated road specific parts and technology to make riding off road lighter and faster...

... but not the guy who spuffed a load of money on the next big thing and hung it off inappropriate bikes.


Not fair.

I think what 'any123' is doing with all the electronic stuff is great.

I just also happen to think he's wrong about this Cunningham.


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Rod_Saetan wrote:

So ten years after they were doing it in America you invented it in the UK, chapeau.



Invented, no.

Independently and devoid of prior knowledge, yes, I was a first in my street...


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ok i will put my hands up to the fact that i may have not got all my facts straight on the cunningham bike and that when i wrote my view i had just left the tranquility of the wilderness and landed back in this god forsaken place called reality, so yes i read seven pages and it was to and throw so i thought lets go with the one that will cause out rage for ten minutes.

After reflection i agree these guy's did do some inspiring things, but each to there own on this one due to the fact that the bike is plain ugly and if i tried to justify it to my wife then i would not have a home.

I still can't understand the fact that if this is the original then why is it not in a museum or snapped up for the treasure that it is being sold as.

thanks andy


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any123 wrote:
I still can't understand the fact that if this is the original then why is it not in a museum or snapped up for the treasure that it is being sold as.

thanks andy

Neither do I. This fact bugging me.


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