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by townbikemark
14 Sep 2016, 8:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greetings From Munich...
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Greetings From Munich...

not so many,travelling faster on faster looking machines,less inclined to be recreational riders ie they're going to/from work/university(at speed). Shopping(for the most part),seems to be out of it. The Germans travel with hubs and lights and more upright riding positions. German cycling doesn't s...
by townbikemark
14 Sep 2016, 7:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Berlin: the good and the, err? designed
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Cycle Berlin: the good and the, err? designed

Looks pretty tame compared to some of the stuff that's available: http://www.ruff-cycles.com/ Funnily enough, these didn't do anything for me; I would have thought the opposite - I tend to like the unusual with next to no interest in mainstream British bikes...It may be because these things seem to ...
by townbikemark
14 Sep 2016, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britons visiting Europe to require a Visa
Replies: 79
Views: 2824

Re: Britons visiting Europe to require a Visa

I don't care - I like Germany enough to have no problem with getting a visa to visit - it's worth it.

Actually, I thought it was a bit harder to visit Europe than I'd been led to believe - there seems to be different rules for different countries - something about a schengen agreement or something...
by townbikemark
23 Aug 2016, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greetings From Munich...
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Greetings From Munich...

Cycling impressions: Bike paths everywhere, but much wider streets, need to be careful and look both ways if you're a pedestrian Heavy, well equipped, sit up and beg bikes, most with hub gears everywhere; surprising number of classic styled Dutch - mainly Gazelle; not many mountain bikes, cannot rem...
by townbikemark
25 Jun 2016, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just voted? Which way did you jump?
Replies: 199
Views: 6004

Re: Just voted? Which way did you jump?

Remain

Not a great European or anything, but pragmatic - couldn't be bothered with economic upheaval. Ah, well...
by townbikemark
28 Mar 2016, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you end up with a bike collection?
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: How did you end up with a bike collection?

Because they are all different. This. I have 4. Whilst two are the same make and type, another is a retro Gazelle, bought for its own sake, whilst the other is a Brompton bought for a combination of its own sake and I wanted a folder for public transport. I've got another 15 or so I'd like to buy...
by townbikemark
5 Dec 2015, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Corby (Corbyn) Out B4 Xmas
Replies: 296
Views: 7117

Re: Corby (Corbyn) Out B4 Xmas

Whatever the fors & againsts, I'm not convinced a handful of 1970s fighter bombers that I understand weren't exactly the bees knees when they were first introduced, nor even the latest Typhoons, now they're in service at last, dropping a few tons of high explosive would make much difference; I c...
by townbikemark
18 Oct 2015, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aftermarket Brompton Bits That Aren't Brompton
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Aftermarket Brompton Bits That Aren't Brompton

A surf brought up all sorts - eazi wheels alternatives, shiny rear suspension shock absorbers, titanium frame clamps, that sort of thing. Much of it was American so might incur a less than attractive postage. Some of it looked rather good. Quite tempted. Anybody bought anything? What do they think? ...
by townbikemark
29 Sep 2015, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: Calling Brompton riders

I have an M3L - so, 3 speed. I would prefer more gears - it's the first bike I've had to get out of the saddle to pedal uphill... When I have the cash I'm going to look at some of the Kinetics conversions - he does SA8, Alfine 8 & 11 and Rohloff - he claims they're simple to fit...personally I'd...
by townbikemark
22 Aug 2015, 4:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20722

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

Lance Dopestrong wrote:
simonineaston wrote:Corbyn might do for Labour what Kinnock did.


Give us multiple Conservative governments in a row?


:lol:
by townbikemark
22 Aug 2015, 1:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20722

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

al_yrpal wrote:The Labour Party gave us state pensions


Liberals under Lloyd George actually, minor point, I know.
by townbikemark
22 Aug 2015, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20722

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

That's a bit simplistic. There were many other factors besides, that affected voting. The Falklands War and North Sea oil, for two. Not everything should be interpreted through a left/right lens But the biggie had to be the 1983 Labour manifesto, labelled "the longest suicide note in history&q...
by townbikemark
22 Aug 2015, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else get turned off by long rambling posts?
Replies: 57
Views: 4971

Re: Does anyone else get turned off by long rambling posts?

Many such posts turn me off and I can’t be bothered to read them. Is this just me or do any of you feel the same? Some contributors indulge in what has been described as; literal diarrhea One of the skills I tried to instil in my employees was; not to use six words when one will do. Seems to be a s...
by townbikemark
22 Aug 2015, 8:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20722

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

Finally, you seem very certain that under Corbyn Labour would get hammered at the next general election, but really it's just a guess. We have no idea The past 36 years give a good indication and I'm happy with that for now...for example, I struggle to understand why some seem to think that the rea...
by townbikemark
21 Aug 2015, 11:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20722

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

By it's very definition an opposition has to oppose A very weak opposition is no opposition... And who's to say how people would vote? A bit of history might shake your opinion. You could start by looking at Attlee's 1945 landslide victory, do you think you would have predicted that? Or if you don'...