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by Hobbs1951
17 Jun 2019, 6:07am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Boardman CX
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Boardman CX

Although a large frame, what is the seat tube dimension ?

John
by Hobbs1951
17 Jun 2019, 6:04am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Chas Roberts transcontinental road /trail/touring bike 60cm
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Chas Roberts transcontinental road /trail/touring bike 60cm

Bonefishblues wrote:I think Roberts Cycles is defunct though, isn't it?


Not in my opinion.

Geoff Roberts is still building frames, he hasn't stopped since he began helping his Dad Charlie Roberts, Chas (Geoff's older brother) was not builder, he managed the business.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Jun 2019, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 265
Views: 28347

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Hamburger Hill anyone ?

J.
by Hobbs1951
10 Jun 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 225
Views: 17456

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

Hi, English might not be the most spoken worldly but it is regarded as most useful IIRC. Probably because its the most comprehensive language I think, please correct me on that. Consider this - English is spoken in more countries than any other. I have a little French (lived there for five years) a...
by Hobbs1951
9 Jun 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16753
Views: 402128

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Some of the views expressed* here are beyond belief: you couldn't make it up...voting to leave the EU is bad enough, how anyone could vote for Farage's new party - supported by rich crooks like Aaron Banks is beyond beyond belief. God help us. John. *new party...rings a bell...New Party...British Un...
by Hobbs1951
9 Jun 2019, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16753
Views: 402128

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A somewhat hysterical opinion not without facts railing against those who actually wanted to get the UK out of this mess as quickly as possible. A shame that most of Parliament won't except the democratic will of the people and would rather ruin this country than save it from the EU mafia and its' ...
by Hobbs1951
9 Jun 2019, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16753
Views: 402128

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A somewhat hysterical opinion not without facts railing against those who actually wanted to get the UK out of this mess as quickly as possible. A shame that most of Parliament won't except the democratic will of the people and would rather ruin this country than save it from the EU mafia and its' ...
by Hobbs1951
8 Jun 2019, 7:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs

Part one of a two part vlog from yesterday uploaded online earlier today shows me taking on the 'Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs' as listed on the popular website lincscyclist.wordpress.com. Got loads of full climb videos to drip feed the channel over the next weeks if anyone is interested look ...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

Don't misunderstand me on this. I'm not comparing his war effort with the D-day veterans or my great uncle in the RM and POW camp (a castle in Germany). It's just that I believe they all need statues and remembering. It's a debt to a whole generation IMHO. I do not disagree with your point, my Wife...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

I'm sorry if my mention of other nations involvement in the defeat of Nazi Germany doesn't fit in with your cosy little view than only Britain and the Yanks did it. As for your point about me not having a complete understanding of WW2 and it's beginning and aftermath you're right I don't. Judging b...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

I doubt that D Day can be properly considered in isolation from other events of WW2. You obviously fail to realise that. You are very good at attempting to be offensive but you clearly miss the point of the thread, plus I doubt if you have a complete understanding of WW2: it's beginnings and afterm...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

The point is that without the Russians engaging the bulk of the Wehrmacht D Day could never have taken place. Their contribution to it's success was immense. This should be recognised at the commerations by inviting the Russian leader to take part. The thread title is D-Day, I suggest if you wish t...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

One important aspect of D Day is that it led to France, the Lowlands and most of Germany being taken by the West rather than the Soviets. The Germans already looked set to lose the war as the Soviets motored on relentlessly. Germany had been in retreat in the East since the battles of Stalingrad an...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

Mainly thanks to the Russians who always seem to get little mention when D Day is celebrated. It's little known in the west that at a similar time to the invasion of Normandy they launched Operation Bagration in the East. This dwarfed Overlord with 2,500,000 troops, over 6,000 tanks, 8,000 aircraft...
by Hobbs1951
6 Jun 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: D-Day

May said something which is very obvious but very easy to forget: those landing on the beaches did not know that the invasion would succeed. Many were very confident it would, as the tide had well and truly turned against Germany by this time. John. N.B May's comment was anodyne at best...she has n...