Andrew Mitchell MP

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby thirdcrank » 23 Mar 2013, 10:31pm

It's the patrician's birthday today. HBTY!

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby Vorpal » 31 Mar 2013, 11:56am

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Apr 2013, 2:42pm


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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby TonyR » 28 Apr 2013, 5:29pm

E-bay's for the plebs. :wink:

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby gaz » 28 Apr 2013, 7:31pm

thirdcrank wrote:Get your bids in.


Initially I was tempted, then I remebered the barriers on the cylcetrack that I use for my commute. I don't need to dismount as my drops fit through.

Flat bars are always harder and, when it comes to negotiating barriers, I believe his specific bike has form.
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Apr 2013, 7:35pm

Probably the sort of bike where you might come a cropper when out for a spin.
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby Ant » 28 Apr 2013, 9:09pm

I just saw this news story tonight. Made me chuckle, but fair play to him, at least some good comes out of this and a decent chunk of cash goes to charity. A decent end to this ridiculous affair, where all involved ended up looking like pillocks.

But what really made me chuckle is what an absolute pile of s### that bike looks! Maybe we aren't paying cabinet ministers a decent wage?! Also the eagle eyed observer will note that it is not road legal either - perhaps the police should have spent more time looking a at the bike and less time (alledgedy) fabricating stories about his behaviour!!!
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby meic » 28 Apr 2013, 9:22pm

I am not eagle-eyed enough, why isnt the bike legal?
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby Vorpal » 28 Apr 2013, 9:51pm

rusty chain? :wink:

I suspect he means the lack of pedal reflectors. :shock:
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Apr 2013, 9:58pm

meic wrote:I am not eagle-eyed enough, why isnt the bike legal?


Here's the ebay entry. I see it's possible to zoom over the pic for a better look. :?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Andrew-Mitche ... 35c6e4f62c

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby Ant » 28 Apr 2013, 10:44pm

Pedal and front reflectors. Not a hanging offence I'll agree

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby meic » 28 Apr 2013, 11:11pm

Do the regulations that apply to the sale of new bikes in shops actually apply to secondhand sales?

I didnt think that they did, even if they did that wouldnt make the bike illegal.

I reckon there is NO offence.
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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Apr 2013, 7:34am

Perhaps somebody can refresh my memory: was it dark at the time of the gategate scandal or was it simply a case of thick fog? :?

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby Ant » 29 Apr 2013, 1:07pm

My previous pedantry was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek!

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Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Postby TonyR » 30 Apr 2013, 5:48am

<moderated>! Currently bid is £3,200 with 2.5 days still to go!