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 Post subject: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:23 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tushingham-B5 ... 417bb65086

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tushingham-B5 ... 417badbfea

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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Pretty sure this was posted on here last year from the now seller; I remember the story about how they found it at a jumble. Needless to say this will generate a lot of interest!


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:46 am 
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Going, going, gone!


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:38 am 
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Re-listed, see the thread on Chat.


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:38 pm 
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Try this link instead :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tushingham-B5 ... 417bb65086


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Nice, do recall that being on here. Should make a few ££££ I'd expect.


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Historic, without a doubt. But a great bike? Maybe not...


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:14 am 
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My apologies, but I can't help thinking what the fuss is all about over the Tushingham. May be possibly historically interesting, but hardly iconic. Awful graphics and overall appearance of what was a generic mass produced bike sourced from Taiwan make it look like a lame old donkey. It's only significant because of Lester Noble's name, who at the time was catching on to the new mountain biking trend after the fashionable Muddy Foxes. It's when Lester met Steve Wade and formed Orange that things got really noteworthy.


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:59 am 
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I'm with you on this. Beautiful, no. Quality, no. Iconic, no. Historic, not really. Related to bikes that are all (or most, or some ) of these things, yes vaguely.

It's a bit like the Minogues; sure Dannii is related to Kylie and they are both singers, but it doesn't stop Dannii being a bit shit, less desirable, not as pretty and instantly forgettable in comparison.

Tushingham is the ginger step-child.


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 Post subject: Re: tushingham b52
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:01 am 
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Sorry this is off topic

pete_mcc wrote:
Tushingham is the ginger step-child.


I appreciate it was said in jest, but as a ginger step child, I hope you mean you find it absolutely fantastic, if you mean it in a derogatory statement I will let you decide if that's really OK, but how about changing the word ginger to one reflecting some ones skin colour ?

Ginger and proud !


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