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user75204

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Apr 2021
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    While he may have a gun and be 'demonstrating his level of masterfulness' this my LFGSS, and we'd be like 'bro, bar angle, shit tyres, and is that a kickstand? Epic WTF'

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    That's not work, that's service ;)

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    @greeno I agree its weird, I take that more as a reflection of how much we really care about Phil, ie not much, rather than how mega and important Eastenders and Masterchef are.

    I don't care for Phil or the BBC or ITV Friday evening schedule, so am obviously just some sort of outlier heretic.

    @Oliver Schick I don't look at is a Remain or Leave, I've always voted more 'get in the sea' when it came to the Royals :)

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    I'm not a royalist and I appreciate he leaves a wife, children and grandchildren behind, let them grieve for their loss, and let those that share that grief grieve too if they wish. But come on, 10's of millions of us here in the UK and billions worldwide couldn't care less, let us carry on with our lives without being waterboarded with this national mourning bullshit.

    The BBC say they like to be representative, we've all seen over recent years them provide a platform to all manner of vile shits in the interest of balance. The BBC recently announced it was moving many of its jobs out of London in a bid to be less London centric and more representative of the UK as whole, and here they are a literally a week or so later hamming the fuck out of the performance, with cringeworthy levels of faux Phil grief.

    From what I gather BBC and ITV experienced a massive drop in viewers when they cancelled their regular programmes and carpet bombed their channels with Operation 'wasn't he great'. Exact
    figures do not yet seem available but I look forward to concrete proof millions more tuned into non-Phil focused Gogglebox (that will feature next week of course) and to Netflix and other
    places.

    The BBC had to set up a dedicated line for complaints after being inundated following the move. The BBC then refuse to give details of the numbers of complaints, and have now taken down the dedicated complaint form, trying to stifle further negative comment and continuing to mislead the UK and the world as to the true extent of the outpouring of grief. A week of national mourning? On the week pub gardens open for the first time in over a year, I think not.

    With complaint numbers too numerous or 'shameful' for the BBC to admit to, for people to be compelled to not just turn over, but to write or email, this has obviously boiled a lot of piss.
    As Phil himself was known for taking the piss and struggling to hold his own, I'm sure he would see the funny side. There's your proper national representation BBC you twats, hows about you
    fucking report it? And they wonder why increasing numbers of people have lost respect for the BBC and its reporting, they're reading the room about as well as the Police responded to BLM
    or the recent Clapham Common protests, so it should come as no surprise when millions and millions of us come forth to say, fuck that, fuck you and fuck off.

    Imagine Barry Took on Points of View in 2021, "while many across the nation mourn the loss of Prince Philip, Mr Eric Smith from Macclesfield and 20 million other people wrote in to say they thought he was a bit of a dick and was no real loss, and definitely not worth re-scheduling Eastenders, Gardeners World and Masterchef for". Quite right Eric.

    Lets have it right, I'm in my late 40's and all my adult life Phil has been regarded as a bit of a joke and a national embarrassment. He is the racist elderly relative that stupidly seems to be given a pass for his views because he is of his time. Extra efforts seem to be made in recent decades to keep him away from microphones and opportunities to open his mouth for fear of what unchallenged horsehit is going to fall out of it. Witness the butterfly effect in action, Phil opens his trap, and his wife and the entire nation do synchronized eye rolls in such numbers it has a gravitational effect large enough to cause a metre high wave up every river in Britain. He appears to have managed to stay out of touch with reality and unchallenged in his views for nearly 100 fucking years, I don't see that as something to be applauded or celebrated. Eddie Izzard had it about right from this sketch from about 25 years ago that still rings true. Arise Sir Eddie :)
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3wfv4­g
    Could he be any more of a poster child for white privilege? Lived almost 100 years in unimaginable luxury, and while a patron and he has his name attached to many charities and the like, I don't think has he ever done what your average person would consider a genuine days work in his entire life. He's had access to the best health care and managed to dodge a global pandemic threatening the elderly and lived to 99. Congratulations, by all means give him another epaulette and some extra parps on some pointless ceremonial trumpet this weekend but can we stop pretending like we all give a shit.

    Your A.N.Other, London.

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    Ha yes that would be good, but I expect spendy.

    And those hood names, Jesus, I'm going to have introduce that first one into daily use:

    'that coffee's worked its magic, I've just off to coil out some Bordeaux Gold' and 'nice Bordeaux Gold slacks you got there grandad'

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    Thanks, the red tyres are deliberately challenging, and they were on sale, but I've played around with so many colours with this bike, it just encourages it. In other configurations in the past its had classic green walled Open Pave's, Yellow accented tyres on yellow Shamals, blue tyres on black Shamals and just plain gumwalls on normal rims. And I've got a few saddle options for playing around.

    And a couple of jerseys for the full clown get up.


    It's not like a show dog being dressed up every week, its actually had a hard life. I think I've done over 15,000 miles on it since I bought the frame and built it up in 2015, I've been doored by uninsured taxi drivers on it, left hooked by a van on the Aldwych, and its just back on the road after having a bent rear derailleur hanger, from an actual nodder on first day with clippy pedals falling into me while I was completely stationary waiting to join traffic at a T-junction. But like Steve Austin we can rebuild him, and it keeps on rolling. Considering I got the frame for £93 its's been one my best value cycling buys ever.

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    Haha. Headset is just a low stack Tange one as the fork steerer wasn't long enough for a Record one. The frame originally came with a horrible alu fork with pretend carbon look, but I found that red Max fork on eBay and thought it the perfect match.

    Don't know about the cages but I have been pestering Brixton Cycles to make black bottles with their red, gold and green colours instead of the white and red Red Stripe type ones they currently have.

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    Very tempted, but think I prefer a chromed one.

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    With tankers full of bike parts stranded in the Suez canal, and a year of Covid seeing bike prices skyrocket with bikes and parts in short supply, it seems inevitable that 2021 will see all our bikes slowly become more anti, as people scrabble for any bits they can just to keep on the road.

    By the end of the year I predict the only rims available will be multi-coloured Deep V's and the only remaining tyres will be 20-23mm in red, green, yellow and blue. With the forum approaching its 15th birthday (?) I find it a wonderful quirk of fate that our bikes could all end up looking like they did back then :) It will be like the next Mad Max film when petrol has finally run out and the worlds population abandons cars and the only means of transportation is to cobble together Frankenbikes.

    I have decided not to fight the inevitable, and have a multi-coloured bike that has seen me dabble with anti in the past, with various coloured saddles and bar tape, so that seemed ripe to be first up for 'the change'. I'm a jump straight in the pool not get in slowly kind of guy, so I've gone all in straight off the bat, full Timmy Mallett, not flirting with anti, more ramraiding the front door of Anti HQ and declaring we have arrived.

    It may cause your eyes to bleed but it makes me laugh before I've even climbed aboard, and despite the challenging colours, the SLX frame with a Max fork, 20 speed Campagnolo drivetrain with 25mm tyres, it's a great riding bike, and there can be no excuse for any SMIDSY's. Laugh all you like, this is our future.

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    Woah yeah some of them are pretty amazing, part John Lennon, part Burning Man.

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