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  1. Neil

    Love needed for "Al"

    One love, Al. Vaya con dios, Jake.
  2. Neil

    (Marin) Catalogue Bike Weights are they actually accurate

    Ah, the memories - my favourite build thread.
  3. Neil

    The black bikes thread for your inclusion.

    Early 90s, Jackson-Pollock-esque-paintjob-tastic...
  4. Neil

    96 Marin Bear Valley

    Re: Re: Liking the look of it more with the Rockstars on. Mid 90s bikes seem to have got to that very simple look - understated colours, frames lightened a bit from the early 90s. My wrists ache just looking at that - is it the angle of the photo, or something - because the rotation of those...
  5. Neil

    Ebay Madness No. 2761

    Re: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHIMANO-DEORE ... SS:GB:1120 £47 BIN? They've been sold on ebay starting around £23, and I've bought quite a few of these in recent times for around £20 (both on ebay, and here), so seems a rather ambitious jump in price.
  6. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: And I was going to have one for my Friday treat, too - but at the shop they said some fat bastard with a tea fetish, bought them all up, and ate 5 on the way out of the shop. They said he kept breaking into song, some Kylie hit from the early 2000s, and had a bit of a faraway look in...
  7. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: You say that like it's a bad thing.
  8. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: Oddly enough, you do seem to remind me a bit of Partridge. You're just a shining ray of sunshine, beaming out. Oddly enough, it does brighten my day - not so much the attention, more the whole being in denial about the creepy obsession. What's the tally, now, for this thread? So long...
  9. Neil

    Black Friday

    Oh come now, don't be so coy. Look at your replies to this thread - how many, now, 5, 6, 7, 8? None about the subject or any debate, all just about me. Now however you want to paint that, it's a bit fecking creepy. And as you were savvy enough to point out, it's not like my ego needs the...
  10. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: Et tu? Fixated, but seemingly in denial. You should really move on with your life, big smile and be happy, rather than just simply saying that you're all chilled and smiley, despite the sniping and vitriol you air about me whenever you get the chance. Here's the thing - it doesn't...
  11. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: I wasn't. It was you I was bestowing a certain kind of, um, flattery on. After all, some people take great delight in being a bit weirdly obsessed with someone.
  12. Neil

    Black Friday

    And you never fail to disappoint, either, pookie. You give ever-so-creepy-stalker-esque a cheeky nipple tweak, doncha. If it wasn't for the usual turn for the whingy, it'd be a little entertaining - but it's not - it's just a bit weird, really.
  13. Neil

    Road Bike parts Question

    With a single pivot, the bolt that goes through the fork crown (or seat-stay bridge) is the single pivot that the caliper arms rotate around. With a dual pivot, there's another pivot point on the calipers. A picture / thousand words thing, here's dual pivot on my BMX:- In that particular...
  14. Neil

    Black Friday

    You keep trying to impose these "basic principles" on things you don't understand, but seem to be determined to think they do. Something like Linux, wasn't a triumph for marketing back when it first became real - even though it's probably heavily used in the commercial world, now. It was a...
  15. Neil

    Black Friday

    This is just completely facile - I'm not talking about the users of open source, per se - I'm talking about the people that actually do - you know, create it. And it's not all just some end product - it's people collaborating to understand - much of it is development of OSs like Linux, Android...
  16. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: I do understand the term. The difference is, where the Raspberry Pi was concerned, is - you were rapping on about how marketing people came up with ideas, make things and then sell them to people. That's not why the Raspberry Pi came into being. The idea was to stimulate innovation...
  17. Neil

    Black Friday

    Why, right there - that's marketing. I think you'll find that's the 4 Ps - Prolific Precipitation of Poo in Pants. Had you not had any pants on, then it'd merely be 3 of the Ps, and that wouldn't be numberwang. And the only reason you're at liberty to do so, is because somebody already has...
  18. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: I did it just to give you something to post about, sunshine. That's very interesting. Any other anecdotes to share?
  19. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: That's just bollocks - but people like you can only see it from that one perspective. The people behind the Raspberry Pi weren't seeing a need per se, or a gap in the market - they had aspirations of an altruistic basis, in encouraging the younger generation to return to a degree of...
  20. Neil

    Black Friday

    Re: Re: Always a pleasure, you little ray of sunshine, you.
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