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Max

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Feb 2009
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    Had an email from a Mike Ramsden from the BBC today after he had been on the www.londonfixiebike.co.uk website - sorry, had to throw that in :)

    To quote:
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    "........I'm a reporter for BBC London News (and a cyclist) and I've been asked to make a short TV report about fixies........so, is there any chance we could interview you and any other riders who're passionate about their bikes? Filming will only take an hour or so, and your shop would get a mention on the telly. The angle of the piece is simply that "more and more people are switching to fixies - so what's the attraction?"

    "...it's just a conversation with me about bikes - no lines to learn, no tough questioning, no goofing to the camera...........can you think of any other fixie riders who would like to talk about their passion?"*

    Afraid I'm a bit camera shy but if anyone here is interested in getting involved he can be reached at:

    mike.ramsden@bbc.co.uk

  • in Rides & Races
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    dogsballs ... Seeing we have adevertised it as free to a lot of people, i don't want to start asking £5, i feel dodgy with a coin donation as it is. Also with the big numbers i don't want to have all the prizes, plus potentially £500 in my possesion.

    this was meant for the LFGSS community. also vb, the website is on all the pamphlet, so fingers crossed we will get some more members out of it. ;)

    OK, cool - guess it's grown a bit bigger than you anticipated...

    :)

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    Hi Dogsballs,

    Mentioned it in the email but it seems there really is a great opportunity here to raise some money for something worthwhile. Especially with such a big pot of prizes now on offer -

    [puts on tin hat and ducks for cover :) ]

    ...most would happily pay a fiver to enter wouldn't they?

    Could then be split - say a pound or two to the server/forum costs and spread the rest around a few charities?

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    MrSmith [quote]Max MrSmith - are you one of those people who could cause an argument in an empty house?

    Think it's more an 'old photographer thing' - long before geeks or forums on the internet...

    FFS.

    I like 'fixi' - even more annoying...

    if the house has an internet connection then yes.

    i know lots of 'old' photographers who definately never used the term.

    as for a wind up it's more a curiosity so no guarantee of being thrown into an apoplectic rage .
    also you disagreed with my question/statement it seems you are too easy to wind up "FFS"[/quote]

    Curiosity here too: why in the middle of a useful discussion there is occasionally someone who for some very odd reason goes off on a tangent and starts accusing others of being 'obnoxious' merely for using a slang term be it 'glass' or 'fixie'.

    And when one bites back they don't like it.

    Seriously, if you have been into 'photography' for a while and never heard the term glass as a slang term then I'm puzzled but then pics of plug holes puzzle me too... but each to their own.

    :)

    PS:

    it just seems odd to say "i'm going to buy a new glass", "the new tilt and shift glass i brought for the canon is the dogs", " pass me the 70-200 glass", "that new image stabalised zoom glass from canon is the shizzle", " if the client want it changed i'm going to smash my glass over his head" . actually the last one would save me money :-)

    Never heard any of these myself either - it's more of a generic 'Nikon's glass is better than Canon's' etc.

    Rather than "I say Giles, pass me the Super Spectra Coated three aspheric elements Super UD 17-40 lump of old *glass *dear boy..."

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    Yep, love it!

    Especially sandwiched between the name of a major city and a form of two wheeled transport - and all guaranteed to wind up snappers of plug holes, pencils and cotton reels.

    Marvellous!

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    MrSmith - are you one of those people who could cause an argument in an empty house?

    Think it's more an 'old photographer thing' - long before geeks or forums on the internet...

    FFS.

    I like 'fixi' - even more annoying...

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