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Dammit

Member since Mar 2008 • Last active Nov 2014

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    This would have been the OCLV era for Trek I think?

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    James displayed a remarkable number of sociopathic behaviours.

    It was like playing "proper mental" bingo last night.

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    "My sisters father in law, just the other day, was killed repeatedly by a cyclist who was invisible at mid-day etc"

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    You need to resist- he has worked out that if he wails, you get up. Don't get up= no point wailing.

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    Wishing Mr Riley a good recovery.

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    On backward?

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    As I said, there's a reason why it's not a project for today.

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    What it has become is the default 'top trump' bike of people who think '73 Carrera RSs and Helmut Newton prints are rare collectibles that show off their great taste. Just like the Eames chair.

    Practically every visit to a track bike blog these days will yield you several pictures of a (riderless, studio-bound) Cinelli Laser. I've seen two in real life in the last 18 months without even looking for them. It's not even like they show up in interesting cycling films being ridden by people who have anywhere near the capabilities to do them justice. Considering what folk are daring to build these days, buying one is almost tragically unimaginative.

    As for the chair & ottoman - The real deal costs four and a half grand (in GBP or USD), brand new from Vitra or Herman Miller. Anyone asking €14k is angling for stupid tourists (or people who work in finance).

    Matt and I have chatted about making a modern Laser, key to that (for us, at least) is that it wouldn't be a look-a-like, it would have to be a bike designed based on the same principles that informed the original.

    It could look nothing like the original, although it would be interesting to see what it did look like.

    A project for the future, anyway.

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