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BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby rualexander » 24 Mar 2010, 5:25pm

Chris Juden had a brief slot on BBC's Working Lunch yesterday :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/working_lunch

The bit on cycling starts at about 23 minutes in if you want to skip the rest.

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby pete75 » 24 Mar 2010, 9:16pm

Never seen it before. Naga is very easy on the eye Declan somewhat less so :)

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Spinners » 24 Mar 2010, 9:46pm

Thanks for the link!

Didn't think much of that £40 packpack!
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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Chuck Glider » 24 Mar 2010, 10:34pm

Well done Chris. Not a trace of nerves. Does anyone know which pump that was?

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby rualexander » 24 Mar 2010, 10:36pm

Chuck Glider wrote:Well done Chris. Not a trace of nerves. Does anyone know which pump that was?

Looked like one of the Topeak 'Morph' series of pumps, I have the Mini Morph and it is a great pump.

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Mick F » 24 Mar 2010, 10:54pm

Sorry Chris, and sorry BBC, I thought the programme was naff.
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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby DavidT » 25 Mar 2010, 7:43am

Thanks for the post/link.

It was good to see Chris.

A bit harsh Mick? Obviously a quick cycling slot on a programme with a wide (but short timed), business agenda. "Working Lunch" says it all? Any publicity is good publicity? Much better to see Chris there with a good CTC mention than some trade rep extolling the virtures of an "essential" £150 Merino wool commuting jersey or the trend in single/fixed speeds?

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Mick F » 25 Mar 2010, 7:53am

Yes, a bit harsh perhaps.

I thought the programme was a bit cheap and nasty, and Chris's section was rushed and incomplete. I got the impression that Chris was embarrassed because of the poor presentation. Pity, because Chris has much to say about bike stuff and he could have been given a better slot. He was rushed by the presenter.

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oh yes?
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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby squeaker » 25 Mar 2010, 9:12am

Chuck Glider wrote:Well done Chris. Not a trace of nerves. Does anyone know which pump that was?
+1.
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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby glueman » 25 Mar 2010, 9:52am

I agree with Mick. CJ tried to explain things in a TV format for which explanations are anathema. Where do you go from the opening question of 'is it a footpump?' Re-education was never on the menu, but a valiant effort anyway. A fixed and Rapha would have appealed more to the Working Lunch audience, 'so your legs go round when the wheels go round - coool!' and 'how much for a cycling jumper? Perhaps bikers aren't all impoverished pinkos after all!'

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby cycleruk » 25 Mar 2010, 9:57am

I'm with Mick on this. Not exactly going to encourage anyone to go to work on a bike.
Starts of with a guy puffing up a hill :oops:

## Gadgets to take a way the excuses not to ride - their joking aren't they. :roll: ##

1) Chain cleaner. (£25)
2) Backpack. You have to spend £40 to buy a backpack as a normal one makes you sweaty. (very encouraging :? )
3) Handlebar Bag. (£35) (Because the rear mudguard is in the way - then get some decent mudguards) 8)
4)Multi tool - Oh yes! your going to maintain a bike with that. (£17)
£97 :cry:

But fair does to CJ :D

Quote Declan = "We are a bit funny about panniers in this country" - well he got something right. 8)
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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Si » 25 Mar 2010, 11:25am

"We are a bit funny about panniers in this country"


Good thing that Declan didn't mention toe/wheel overlap :twisted:

For what it was I thought that the piece was OK. Given that it was only a minute or three long and controlled by the show's producers I think that Chris had little chance of single handedly changing the nation's lifestyles! But it showed cycling as something positive (and something that you can get clever gadgets for - this would seem to appeal to some), and that's the main thing.

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby Freddie » 25 Mar 2010, 11:38am

I think the best bit was when Chris basically said the Cateye? light was rubbish, nice to have some honesty on daytime tv.

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby glueman » 25 Mar 2010, 11:52am

Freddie wrote:I think the best bit was when Chris basically said the Cateye? light was rubbish, nice to have some honesty on daytime tv.

But it was a novelty and like the Itera, automatic gearing and shaft drive, more valuable air-time for its amusing uselessness than its practicality.

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Re: BBC Working Lunch - Chris Juden

Postby glueman » 25 Mar 2010, 12:05pm

Given the upsurge in cycling for utility and leisure, is it time bike culture had a proper (no doubt brief and late night) programme dedicated to it? It would be good to dispel a few myths and spread appreciation of cycles and cycling.