Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652478 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1175 on: February 16, 2009, 04:37:28 pm »
There's a little place in Derby you may have heard of that knock out the odd riding iron, and their paint jobs have a good reputation. Bit of a waiting list though.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1176 on: February 16, 2009, 04:39:40 pm »
Mercian paint is reassuringly expensive.

I'm seriously debating taking my Roberts frame up to them to get it painted after I get it mended.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1177 on: February 16, 2009, 04:54:29 pm »
Mercian paint is reassuringly expensive.

That's because it's made of unicorns' tears.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1178 on: February 16, 2009, 05:27:26 pm »
I'd love to buy a custom bike though couldn't possibly justify one at the moment and won't be able to for some years.  Not that its a problem cos I love my existing bikes.

When I eventually do get a custom bike I would love to get one from someone relatively close to where I live as building a relationship with the person selling you your object of desire is all part of the fun.

This puts Roberts of Croydon in the frame.  Were I thinking of a Roberts my approach would be: "I gather your frames are wonderful but have heard awful reports about the quality of the paint job.  What are you going to do about it and thus convince me to spend shed loads of cash with you?"

Perhaps no-one has told them their painting is pants?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1179 on: February 16, 2009, 06:09:25 pm »
Van Nick do a very pretty Ti bike with a Rohloff - the Amazon, I think (not that I'm implying anything at all you understand).

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peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1180 on: February 16, 2009, 06:43:05 pm »
Reg, I cannot believe you've not converted him yet. He shares his home with such incredible specimens!  :D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1181 on: February 16, 2009, 06:45:03 pm »
And will you be offering him the giving up smoking again?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1182 on: February 16, 2009, 06:46:59 pm »
Van Nick do a very pretty Ti bike with a Rohloff - the Amazon, I think (not that I'm implying anything at all you understand).

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Feck! It's heavier than my galaxy and it doesn't have pedals, mudguards, or racks added yet!!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1183 on: February 18, 2009, 09:39:33 pm »
I'm (finally*) picking up my new Enigma from Paul Hewitt on Friday.
I shall mainly be cycling on Saturday.
Photos will follow.

Not a criticism of Paul- his info has been spot on.
Enigma on the other hand ? Hhmmm  ::-)





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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1184 on: February 18, 2009, 09:46:15 pm »
Don't hold your breath until it's between your legs, is what I say.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1185 on: February 18, 2009, 09:49:06 pm »
Don't hold your breath until it's between your legs, is what I say.

Seeing that post at the top of a new thread means it can be easily read out of context :o   :o  :o
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1186 on: February 18, 2009, 09:52:42 pm »
I'd love to buy a custom bike though couldn't possibly justify one at the moment and won't be able to for some years.  Not that its a problem cos I love my existing bikes.

When I eventually do get a custom bike I would love to get one from someone relatively close to where I live as building a relationship with the person selling you your object of desire is all part of the fun.

This puts Roberts of Croydon in the frame.  Were I thinking of a Roberts my approach would be: "I gather your frames are wonderful but have heard awful reports about the quality of the paint job.  What are you going to do about it and thus convince me to spend shed loads of cash with you?"

Perhaps no-one has told them their painting is pants?

I have.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1187 on: February 18, 2009, 11:50:46 pm »
Don't hold your breath until it's between your legs, is what I say.

Peli,
If you mean that it actually exists, then I'm confident.
As for it being exactly what I thought I'd get, then there's more doubt.
Your experience (and that of others on here) is what makes me less than sure.
I'm being optimistic, which is out of character  :o
Fingers crossed....................

And congratulations making the statement most likely to lead this thread into NSFW that I've ever read.
On here, that's some comment !


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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1188 on: February 19, 2009, 09:28:10 am »
I think it's a very good principle with very wide application.

And fingers crossed, Chocolatebike, for a happy outcome with your new bike :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1189 on: February 19, 2009, 05:33:22 pm »
Just finished today's lesson, 4 days in a row at a school in Ealing, 15 very well behaved trainees, a joy to teach.

And got a thank you card from pretty much every trainee and 2 boxes of chocolate and a bottle of wine :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1190 on: February 19, 2009, 05:34:40 pm »
Just finished today's lesson, 4 days in a row at a school in Ealing, 15 very well behaved trainees, a joy to teach.

And got a thank you card from pretty much every trainee and 2 boxes of chocolate and a bottle of vine :)


Give it back and tell them to let you have it when it's drinkable!   ;) ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1191 on: February 19, 2009, 05:47:03 pm »
I'm off to the pub!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1192 on: February 19, 2009, 05:47:16 pm »
And got a thank you card from pretty much every trainee and 2 boxes of chocolate and a bottle of vine :)
Give it back and tell them to let you have it when it's drinkable!   ;) ;D
Well I haven.'t got a clue, all I know it is grape juice with alcohol and it is red.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1193 on: February 19, 2009, 05:48:00 pm »
And got a thank you card from pretty much every trainee and 2 boxes of chocolate and a bottle of vine :)
Give it back and tell them to let you have it when it's drinkable!   ;) ;D
Well I haven.'t got a clue, all I know it is grape juice with alcohol and it is red.

Not if it's 'vine'....  ;) :P
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1194 on: February 19, 2009, 05:51:35 pm »
I just got home from my first commute to and from work  :D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1195 on: February 19, 2009, 05:53:09 pm »
I just got home from my first commute to and from work  :D

Time to order a curry then.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1196 on: February 19, 2009, 06:02:08 pm »
I just got home from my first commute to and from work  :D
Well done.Congrats. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1197 on: February 19, 2009, 06:04:14 pm »
I just got home from my first commute to and from work  :D

Time to order a curry then.

Sod the curry, we are going to the pub for a pint. I've earned one after all that worrying.  ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1198 on: February 19, 2009, 06:11:17 pm »
There really ought to be a Good news and Bad news thread for this.

I just had an automated call supposedly from the Coop bank fraud department. Unusually for me I let it get as far as asking me to confirm my name by pressing 1 and then I got suspicious, put the phone down and phoned the bank.

It seems it was genuine and some piece of lowlife has tried to use our credit card to make an internet purchase. - Bad News

The bank refused it and have blocked the card. - Good News

They have asked me to destroy the card and I will get a new one in about five days. - Bad News.

We have recently used the card on line at Chain reaction, Dabs and Cartridgepeople. Not that I am inferring anything of course.  :demon:

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1199 on: February 19, 2009, 09:15:31 pm »
Just finished today's lesson, 4 days in a row at a school in Ealing, 15 very well behaved trainees, a joy to teach.

And got a thank you card from pretty much every trainee and 2 boxes of chocolate and a bottle of wine :)
Just read some of the thank you cards Woolly received. One has this picture of Twiggy on a bike on the front. Inside it reads:

"Dear Andy and Henrick,

Thank you for training  me on my cycle course.

My Mum says this is a cool card of Twiggy!

Best wishes,

Cristen

PS What is Twiggy? Hope you know"


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