Thirdcrank is back!

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Thirdcrank is back!

Postby horizon » 20 Jan 2008, 11:35pm

I'm reminded of the early days of the Second World War when Churchill was reappointed First Lord of the Admiralty and the message was flashed from ship to ship - thirdcrank is back!
Let's just get Brexit done so that we can get on with the important job of re-joining the EU!

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Postby hubgearfreak » 20 Jan 2008, 11:42pm


not very symmetrical is it? :mrgreen:

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Postby Mick F » 21 Jan 2008, 8:23am

Hello TC.

Don't listen to these Symmetry Freaks. They haven't got a clue what beauty there is in asymmetry.

Regards to you up there in sunny Yorkshire.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby hubgearfreak » 21 Jan 2008, 11:04am

no offence meant...see here to be in the joke, you deviant :D ... highlight=


Postby reohn2 » 21 Jan 2008, 11:41am

Hi TC,waves,winks,nods head,turns around drops tousers and moons at screen :shock: .

PS I didn't,honest! :D

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Postby Jac » 21 Jan 2008, 11:43am

Hi TC - good to see you back :D

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Postby JohnW » 21 Jan 2008, 11:48am

It is good to see you back thirdcrank - where've you been?

If you've been ill, I hope you're better now.

Happy new year,


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Postby thirdcrank » 21 Jan 2008, 1:51pm

The posting above of the blushing face was meant to denote embarrassment on my part - although it does look as though I am puffing and panting.

I just got hacked-off and decided to give it a rest. I am not a believer in "leaving do's" - I retired from work after 30 years without touching the sides - and I assumed I could re-emerge here without causing waves.

I have had all sorts of personal problems since I stopped posting, unconnected with the forum or my radio silence. I won't bore you but I have not been in gaol or hospital.

I have been touched by the postings of welcome and several PMs I have received. (No need for apologies hubbers - got the point as intended and Horizon - the comparison with Winny seems just a touch OTT - to borrow from Michael Winner 'Calm down dear, it's only a cycling forum :wink: )

'Older readers' may remember the thread in 2006 abusing me and the immediate counter-petition which attracted a lot of supportive comments. Even to a grumpy old git like me, such kindness is surprisingly moving.

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Postby ncutler » 21 Jan 2008, 2:15pm

Mick F wrote:They haven't got a clue what beauty there is in asymmetry.

I had a symmetry for years, and now I have two of 'em.


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Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Postby gaz » 29 Jul 2016, 12:45pm

Welcome back again TC, good to have you on board once more :D .
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Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Postby manybikes » 29 Jul 2016, 1:10pm

Yes TC, we've missed you and your legal expertise. Had to make do with different interpretations.
Many here were worried about you.

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Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Postby bovlomov » 29 Jul 2016, 1:22pm

You'll need to be briefed about changes since you went into hiding. There was a referendum, and the UK chose to remain in the Commonwealth. David Cameron's still at no 10, but Jeremy Corbyn is riding a wave of press acclaim, and looks like winning the 2017 general election. Leicester City were relegated.

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Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Postby Vantage » 29 Jul 2016, 1:34pm

Welcome back TC. Nice to have you back :)

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Re: Thirdcrank is back!

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Jul 2016, 1:49pm

Déjà vu all over again.

Thanks for the kind words.

Amazing how the internet makes the world such a small place. One day a few months ago, I had three emails about my absence from the forum: one from Canada, one from Norway, and even one from some remote area called Lancashire.