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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 5:47pm

AMC wrote:
Girl girl girl girl girl
Girl I may be but I still want that Raleigh oh tall one

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby AMC » 5 Sep 2011, 5:55pm

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In your own time, looking forward to seeing the fruits of your dear old mum's labour :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 6:09pm

AMC wrote:
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In your own time, looking forward to seeing the fruits of your dear old mum's labour :wink:

Errrrrm, aren't I the fruits of my dear old mum's labour? :?

Graham, wot don't feel well finkin' about 'is dear ol' mum in labour :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 5 Sep 2011, 6:37pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Graham, wot don't feel well finkin' about 'is dear ol' mum in labour :|


Don't fret about it, Graham - even if you hadn't grown since then, it couldn't have been all that much of an effort :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Edwards » 5 Sep 2011, 6:38pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Errrrrm, aren't I the fruits of my dear old mum's labour


How about the fruits of your old dad.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 6:50pm

Greybeard wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Graham, wot don't feel well finkin' about 'is dear ol' mum in labour :|


Don't fret about it, Graham - even if you hadn't grown since then, it couldn't have been all that much of an effort :lol:

Steve

Well, yeah, to be fair 'er wossname never shut wiv a bang when I popped out :oops:

But anyway, at least my appendage used to be as big as yours :mrgreen:

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Graham, wot 'ad a big'un :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 6:50pm

Edwards wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Errrrrm, aren't I the fruits of my dear old mum's labour


How about the fruits of your old dad.

I fink 'e just grunted and scarpered :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 5 Sep 2011, 6:56pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:I fink 'e just grunted and scarpered :lol:


he should have wiped you on the curtain, when he 'ad the chance :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 6:58pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:I fink 'e just grunted and scarpered :lol:


he should have wiped you on the curtain, when he 'ad the chance :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby AMC » 5 Sep 2011, 7:04pm

he should have wiped you on the curtain, when he 'ad the chance :lol:
Or stuck to the sock but I'm getting out now while the going's good :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 5 Sep 2011, 7:10pm

AMC wrote:I've just spotted the seat stays on that Pashley. Such fine work...


i'm not convinced. infact, i reckon it's overpriced AND substandard..

here's a random pic of a brazed lug from a search of google images. the line of brass, the filler material, is fine, consistant and complete. just as it was on my bogstandard, gas pipe raleigh and the other, unknown, frame i've had sandblasted.

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and here's the line of braze on a £6k pashley, not any old £6K pashley, but the one they've released to the magazine journos to photograph.

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i'm not suggesting that it's not strong enough - i'd need to chop it up with a grinder to know for sure. however, i'd happily ride it fast down a cobbled hill. it's just not finely finished enough for my tastes :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 5 Sep 2011, 7:19pm

hubgearfreak wrote:and here's the line of braze on a £6k pashley, not any old £6K pashley, but the one they've released to the magazine journos to photograph.


That's terrible! That standard of finish on a 'show' bike smacks of contempt for the buying public :? I'm not a trained welder/brazer but I'd be ashamed to show that off.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 5 Sep 2011, 7:24pm

hubgearfreak wrote:he should have wiped you on the curtain, when he 'ad the chance :lol:


Was it Billy Connolly who said that as a youngster he wanted to be an astronaut? He was also told by his dad that if he'd had the presence of mind at the time, he'd certainly have been shot into space :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 5 Sep 2011, 7:24pm

Greybeard wrote:
hubgearfreak wrote:and here's the line of braze on a £6k pashley, not any old £6K pashley, but the one they've released to the magazine journos to photograph.


That's terrible! That standard of finish on a 'show' bike smacks of contempt for the buying public :? I'm not a trained welder/brazer but I'd be ashamed to show that off.

S

Completely agree. I think Pashley need to understand what they're good at. They've well and truly over-stepped their abilities with this one.

Pashley make 'quality' bikes, in the same way that Raleigh used to make 'quality' bikes. But that's all.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 5 Sep 2011, 7:48pm

I always thought the "Guv'nor" (what a crap name for a bike) was over-priced nonsense aimed at people with more money than sense aka B(w)ankers. The Guy Ritchie of bicycles.
Now they've excelled themselves with the clubman.

I'm with GB and Hubbers on this.. I passed my city & guilds gas welding back in January before I shipped off to Ireland. Had my instructor seen the brazing on that head-set, he would have told me to duck off and do it again. And again. And again, until it was done properly.

If you want a "Guv'nor" or a Clubman, buy vintage Raleigh, just as good, if not better.