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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:42 am 
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gibbleking wrote:
dictionaries.....ahem heehehehehh :lol:


I think it cant be spelled both ways,thats my excuse and im sticking to it


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Disco Drive wrote:
I thought putting a smilie after a controversial post shows that you don't really mean it.... hmpphh, that was one of best gags too.

Sorry fella, I missed the smilie! Now if you'd put New Jersey Residents rather than Americans then I'd have really laughed (too much time spent living there, it's like Southend on Sea without the class - I lived there too for far too long) :lol:


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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rumpfy wrote:
I didn't pick that bike because of its lineage. I picked it because its got plastic pedals and that awful saddle.
All kidding aside, please educate me...is that really how this bike came originally?


Here's some of the details, but it was effectively the UKs 'mountain bike' before we got too influenced by the US ones. Dates from late 70s/ early 80s and was seen as an explorer bike rather than the competitive version on your side of the pond.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46418

and a nice thread by Charlie:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5903

Sort of shows how the UK was doing it's thing at the same time as the Repack guys, but with a decidedly English twist.

and another really cool thread (and a copy of photos to add in to the VRC threads about who invented the sloping TT)! :D

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42540


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:47 am 
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Some subjects are not worth debating.

Whether or not this is one of them might be a good start for a raging, flame-war argument.

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"This isn't Arguments, this is Disagreements. Arguments are down the hall."

"No they're not."


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Repack Rider wrote:

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"This isn't Arguments, this is Disagreements. Arguments are down the hall."

"No they're not."
python?


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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=k3HaRFBSq9k :wink:


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hollister wrote:
python?


It's more like an anaconda. Why do you ask?


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It's more like an anaconda. Why do you ask?



That must give you a silly walk?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:15 am 
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Repack Rider wrote:
Some subjects are not worth debating.


I reckon you've nailed it there, supremely tempting though it is to respond. Don't feed the trolls!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:29 am 
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VRC monthly vote showdown kicks off with a very tight remit.


http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=5250569


Some truly droolworthy machines; but I can't decide if the prescribed focus represents a dose of much-needed restraint or a kind of short-back-and-sides contest?

:wink:

I'll vote for the one that went camping.


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