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by Sooper8
25 Dec 2012, 9:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 373403

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I have sent a message the the seller only to find his bottom dollar to be about 75 USD shipped which is in my mind fairly high as I had offered him 55 shipped. I found another listing where the seller is asking 150 shipped.. Can't understand why they're asking so much since both auctions are descri...
by Sooper8
24 Dec 2012, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 373403

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Anyone know of a type 3 fork in rideable condition looking for a home? Steerer tube length of 7.5ish.. The only one I've seen is on eBay and the guy wants too much. My lambert goes to paint in about a week and that'll be the only thing that keeps me off the pavement.. :( Mail him and make him an of...
by Sooper8
24 Dec 2012, 5:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling and Socialism
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Cycling and Socialism

Google "Socialism can only arrive by bicycle", a quote attributed to Jose Antonio Viera Gallo. I think you'll find that your blog has already been written. Gaz, I checked this out but could only find the quote, not any other extra stuff to back it up. Any ideas if it was a whole theory an...
by Sooper8
24 Dec 2012, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling and Socialism
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Re: Cycling and Socialism

jezer wrote:On the subject of socialism, I believe the National Clarion organisation is still going. This was a network of clubs set up before the war to promote the ideal of socialism among cyclists. I think they still have a website.


I'd be interested to see that
by Sooper8
23 Dec 2012, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling and Socialism
Replies: 27
Views: 1304

Cycling and Socialism

Working on a hypothesis that cycling and it's related activities are inherently socialist (within the broader meaning of the word 'socialist' )

I'd be happy to expand and give you my thoughts but really just interested in your thoughts for a blog article I am going to write.

Cheers
by Sooper8
23 Dec 2012, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fill That Hole - Report a Ford?
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Fill That Hole - Report a Ford?

Highways agency van was parked up the other day. That's a start :D We have a river across our road most of the year round since the farmer turned the back 2 fields over to turf production. With all the large stones taken out and the surface smooth as a snooker table , it just runs straights in to t...
by Sooper8
23 Dec 2012, 12:14am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Going out in the Buff
Replies: 21
Views: 3144

Re: Going out in the Buff

I got a merino wool buff in a camping shop closing down sale. Really love it and wouldn't be without it.
It really does make an amazing difference
by Sooper8
22 Dec 2012, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 373403

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Bustaste- loving your write up on the work so far on the red 'Sport.

That is going to be one heck of a beautiful bike!

Spindle puller is a week too late for me, but sounds superb.

Jem
by Sooper8
21 Dec 2012, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 373403

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

ScubaScott8177 wrote:Ill have to see what he's willing to do on it.. I think I might have enough extra stuff to put it back to original.. Girlfriend keeps getting mad at all the bike stuff so I think I might see about hiding this one


Hide it at my house and I'll look after it! :lol:
by Sooper8
21 Dec 2012, 7:46am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: timberland-ireland.com - spoof warning
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: timberland-ireland.com - spoof warning

Audax67 I just checked out those folding Timberland trainers. I like the look of them and started a search for some (as they are on offer at the moment for approx £27) They are pretty neat! But then my mind started to question if they would be a significantly smaller volume when zipped? What do you ...
by Sooper8
18 Dec 2012, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 373403

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

If you went out on a limb and bought it but then regretted, then you could sell parts anyway?

Make him a low offer..? What could go wrong

I'm just stating an interest here- if you don't want the wheels, I could prob make use of them on my 'Sport project :wink:
by Sooper8
18 Dec 2012, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best time for bargains?
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Best time for bargains?

From experience, when England play football and are on TV, then you can get bargains on eBay. Fact
by Sooper8
15 Dec 2012, 3:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Surface liquistretch shorts
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Surface liquistretch shorts

Just got a pair of these for £36 with free delivery. If you can get them cheaper you're doing well. Anyway, in a word- great! Exactly what I wanted. Stretchy, wearable at any time, not just on the bike. Well made and comfortable. NB no padding in them though. Check the sizes first on their sizing ch...
by Sooper8
13 Dec 2012, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone know what makes a free enterprise economy work?
Replies: 60
Views: 1953

Re: Anyone know what makes a free enterprise economy work?

.............When Northern Rock went under, the whole nation bailed out them out (ie subsidised them) to the tune of £millions if not billions, for the sake of the banking industry and ultimately the countries economy................ Not that many years ago ,J K Rowling, single mum on benefits, str...
by Sooper8
13 Dec 2012, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone know what makes a free enterprise economy work?
Replies: 60
Views: 1953

Re: Anyone know what makes a free enterprise economy work?

Re: local authority flats- people can't get one because successive gov'ts want private companies or private individual to rent out houses/flats. Do these landlords want to invest and build flats? No, they are not in it as a public service, they want to get rich. That is what the free market encourag...