Author Topic: Off to Little Thetford  (Read 3380 times)

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Off to Little Thetford
« on: December 29, 2010, 09:57:24 pm »
Tomorrow - to see Kevin. I've just finished strapping the steel bands around my wallet - wish me luck.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 09:59:16 pm »
I'm sure he'll lend you a hacksaw, he's nice like that.   ;D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 10:16:01 pm »
You are doomed in a very nice way ;D

Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 12:13:29 pm »
Ahh, I feel a trip there myself in the new year, to get my Kingcycle forks sorted out. If you steel bands don't work let me know I may have to resort to drastic measures to avoid unwanted (!?!) early expenditure in the "Sweet Shop".

Jabba

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 07:25:43 pm »
Oops  :-[

;D

redshift

  • High Priestess of wires
    • redshift home
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 07:32:51 pm »
Wotcha bought?
L
:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 07:33:20 pm »
TTIUWP  :)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 08:02:29 pm »
I suspect I am the only person ever to have visited DTek and come away with all my funds intact.

but I'll be going back one day when I have the dosh
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Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 08:05:46 pm »
What? C'mon, we need to know! ;D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 08:08:17 pm »
I think he tried out all the toys, and decided he wanted another upwrong instead, which he bought from the first Halfords he passed on the way home...

Go on - prove me wrong! ;D
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 08:10:41 pm »
I suspect I am the only person ever to have visited DTek and come away with all my funds intact.

but I'll be going back one day when I have the dosh

I bet your school report said
"must try harder"
 ;D

did you do your Arnie "I'll be back" impression?

when you go back be sure to quote General Douglas Macarthur.." I have returned"

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 09:22:46 pm »
TTIUWP  :)

First I have to say - Kevin really lived up to his reputation - spent 4 hours with me, and nothing was too much trouble. I think I rode just about every trike he has in stock.

It turns out the steel straps were made of a similar material to the components on a Tesco special full suspension MTB. I might have accidentally, definitely not on purpose, ordered one of these.....





clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 09:24:13 pm »
Oh dear.  I don't think you'll like that much.

Best I should look after it for you. ;)
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Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 10:13:39 pm »
I tried one of those when I went over. Amazing handling. Someone needs to invent recumbent trike autocross; I could spend many happy an afternoon throwing one of them around a tight course in a car park.

Fortunately, my wife has banned me from lowracers and trikes, so my money is safe.

Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 10:24:24 pm »
Oooh, cool :D. That will be so much fun 8)
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2010, 12:34:43 am »
yes,that's  8). Don't you just love those steel straps which are made of cheese :thumbsup:

Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 10:52:45 am »
Top chap Kevin,  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:, spent a good hour plus speaking to me on the phone a while back trying to help me with my recalcitrant fork/headtube for the Kingcycle (still no joy in separating them yet, d@mn  :facepalm:), so I think if/when I head over Norfolk-way he may beguile me into something more than I need.

Maybe Clarion can give lessons in how to walk in, enjoy and walk out with same amount of dosh still in pocket!?!

(must be strong, must be strong, must be strong)

And for later ...... Happy New Year to all  ;D ;D

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 11:06:35 am »
We met him earlier this year at Mildenhall.He is indeed a fine fellow.I was impressed by his people skills.
Mrs. jogler was very impressed with his ability to retro-fit an electric motor & new type folding rear triangle to her Trice.
When my boss mrs. jogler says I we have enough spare £ I expect to be visiting his shop

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 12:54:16 pm »
One of the impressive things about ICE machines - all mods/improvements seem to be backwards compatible.

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 01:31:54 pm »
I tried one of those when I went over. Amazing handling. Someone needs to invent recumbent trike autocross; I could spend many happy an afternoon throwing one of them around a tight course in a car park.

Fortunately, my wife has banned me from lowracers and trikes, so my money is safe.

You can always come and have a go on Regina if you like... I won't tell your wife.  ;)
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

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Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2011, 11:43:26 am »
Oh, oh, oh! Very attractive machine.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 10:35:12 pm »
Kevin aka known as The Oracle (or the sossage roll kid) is brilliant, always willing to help and an anecdote (or three) to boot.
 
                                            ;)
The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser men so full of doubt.

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2011, 07:23:59 pm »
Thursday - or latest Friday for delivery.

*BOUNCE*

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2011, 07:37:07 pm »
Will you be riding it home? :demon:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Off to Little Thetford
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 08:32:30 pm »
That's quick!  Hope it's everything you've hoped for and more. :)
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