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RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby graymee » 12 Aug 2018, 11:28am

I've just seen a post on Facebook with a still from the Royal Navy "If you can fix a bike.." advert. Did a search, found the ad on YouTube and it appears to be genuine and not photoshopped. I am left wondering "How the hell did they manage to do this?"
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby Mick F » 12 Aug 2018, 11:33am

I reckon the cranks don't match.
One is diamond, the other square, so they are 45degs out.
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Postby Brucey » 12 Aug 2018, 11:34am

odd cranks; one with a 'square' orientation, and one with a 'diamond'. Good spot! One for the 'daft TV ads' thread this.
(like Mick says, x-posted)
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby Valbrona » 12 Aug 2018, 12:55pm

These are attempts of the advertisers to create viral talking points. I think if one cares to look at the whole advert in detail there will be perhaps others.
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Aug 2018, 5:12pm

Offset cranks are the new oval chainwheels for people with two different legs
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby Mick F » 12 Aug 2018, 5:19pm

Two different legs?

I have two legs, and they are mirror images of each other.
Does that make them different? :wink:
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Aug 2018, 5:53pm

Mick F wrote:Two different legs?

I have two legs, and they are mirror images of each other.
Does that make them different? :wink:

Yes, scientists suspect that left and right legs are different, one may be stronger or shorter than the other, you do not realise this yet but you need special expensive €€€ offset cranks to get the best performance :wink:
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby rjb » 12 Aug 2018, 5:55pm

It's a bike for "Jake the peg" just awaits the fitting of the Third crank. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby drossall » 12 Aug 2018, 6:11pm

The question is though, if you can't fix a bike, what will happen when you get your hands on a destroyer?

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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Aug 2018, 8:34pm

At least it shows modernisation.

This is a "Blue Plaque from Gosport

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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Aug 2018, 8:59pm

Maybe Witherspoons would be a good place to seek people who can fix bikes, offer them the Queens shilling (5 pence) :wink:
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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Aug 2018, 9:10pm

brynpoeth wrote:Maybe Witherspoons would be a good place to seek people who can fix bikes, offer them the Queens shilling (5 pence) :wink:



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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby andrew_s » 12 Aug 2018, 10:17pm

You would have thought they would have managed to correct it after a year
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=103760.0

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Re: RN "If you can fix a bike..." ad.

Postby gregoryoftours » 12 Aug 2018, 11:22pm

Could be matching crank arms but octalink too.