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by gnvqsos
10 May 2014, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we need teachers
Replies: 80
Views: 11089

Re: Do we need teachers

I presume you are a current or a recent school student,based on the informed remarks you make.It is nice to see a high level of expertise has been developed in a relatively short timespan. Who mentioned expertise? I thought it was obviously anecdotal, but don't let me stop you putting your own spin...
by gnvqsos
9 May 2014, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we need teachers
Replies: 80
Views: 11089

Re: Do we need teachers

The OP was 'Do we need teachers?' I think the answer is of course we need teachers but the best teachers are not always found in the classroom. At the age of 16 I had to start work due to family circumstances and started as a dogsbody in a small engineering firm. An old boy who, was a time served e...
by gnvqsos
12 Mar 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Arthur Scargill a Thatcherite
Replies: 26
Views: 40255

Re: Arthur Scargill a Thatcherite

I lived in an industrial part of Yorkshire before, during and for a time after the miners strike. I knew a few miners and they seemed as capitalist as anyone else to me. They bought houses and nice cars, and went on expensive holidays using their relatively good wages. Mmm.... Think you're getting ...
by gnvqsos
3 Jul 2013, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Murray and tennis
Replies: 44
Views: 7988

Re: Murray and tennis

My interest in tennis is zero during Wimbledon just like it is all the rest of the year. I've never understood how people can get all excited about a sport or sports event just because a TV channel hypes it for a bit. The olympics were the most notable example of this phenomenon. Tennis is more eng...
by gnvqsos
3 Jul 2013, 10:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

This is a rare and unusual frame but I very much doubt its worth this sort of money? If it was placed in an auction and it fetched three grand the seller would only realise £2460. The most I have seen one of these fetch is just under the £2000 mark. He is chancing his arm and being really shrewd by...
by gnvqsos
1 Jul 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

On the downside, every new bike you buy is worth 50% less after 6 months. EVERY new bike? Not true. There is solid demand for top quality second-hand recumbents in good condition - I sold a ten year old recumbent for more than 50% of what I paid for it. I wouldn't be in the least surprised if other...
by gnvqsos
28 Jun 2013, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

Dantastic wrote:....and there's one on there for a tenner.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Dark- ... 3cd2eb701c

...which should please Whiskywheels!


That is a "Cornish commode",but without the undercarriage.
by gnvqsos
28 Jun 2013, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

Actually, there's one on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Burmese-Sedan-Chair-/261202636675?pt=UK_Antiques_Asian_Oriental_Antiques_ET&hash=item3cd0e3ef83 It has a buy it now price of £3,445, so the Thanet is cheaper, and I've already got plenty of chairs! yes my mum has loads of Shackletons,but n...
by gnvqsos
27 Jun 2013, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

It is true that all materials deteriorate over time, but as long as the bike isn't ridden into the ground, mistreated, or damaged and is otherwise dry-stored when not in use, there's no reason why it shouldn't last several lifetimes. That being the case, it's value will only increase. Whisky's comm...
by gnvqsos
27 Jun 2013, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Stunning and rare 1950 Thanet Silverlight - rideable cla

I'm often surprised by how outspoken and blunt people can often be on here when commenting on other people's posts. As a CTC member who also owns a bike shop which restores, buys and sells vintage bikes, I can confirm that this is both a rare and high quality machine, and that the seller is correct...
by gnvqsos
11 Jun 2013, 10:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clarkson has got a bike...
Replies: 17
Views: 8792

Re: Clarkson has got a bike...

I was walking through Liverpool city center this morning and a very trendy looking young lady came past on her bike and I noticed a couple of other young ladies turn their heads to look. That's the sort of cyclists we need to see more of. One of her is worth more than all the Lycra clad CF riders i...
by gnvqsos
11 Jun 2013, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Richard Ballantine
Replies: 22
Views: 3823

Re: Richard Ballantine

I think his brother Duncan runs the Dragons Den having won an ice cream war in Paisley.
by gnvqsos
11 Jun 2013, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yet another example of H & S gone mad !
Replies: 21
Views: 3380

Re: Yet another example of H & S gone mad !

I applied to have someone in for work experience a few years ago, and was refused. I was told at the time that it was basically a matter of paperwork that no one had time to do. My impression was that in order to have youngsters in on work experience, they had to do risk assessments for every place...
by gnvqsos
11 Jun 2013, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gas Boiler Con
Replies: 16
Views: 3185

Re: Gas Boiler Con

To clarify: Only a person recognised as qualified through an approved scheme ( currently Gas Safe Register, used to be CORGI ), can work on a gas appliance as part of their business. Work includes undoing the screw or nut to remove the front cover, not just touching the gas parts. HOWEVER, a house ...
by gnvqsos
11 Jun 2013, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gas Boiler Con
Replies: 16
Views: 3185

Re: Gas Boiler Con

I think it's incorrect to say these polices are a "con", however, extended warranties, breakdown insurance and the like are for those who never save any money for a rainy day. The insurance companies make money on them, or they wouldn't offer them. If you never have money left at the end ...