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BleakRefs

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Oct 2020

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    That was my suggestion - a guy reckoned it was worth £600 which I thought was too much, but I've no idea about this particular frame so we started with £400. If you've offers I'm totally open to chucking it over to the guy who's selling it, and I reckon he'll probably take whatever's fair.

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    You could be right - neither of us are experts, this is just what the guy in the condor shop said.

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    The guy who's been riding it is 5'6" and its always been a bit big for him, so you could be right on that. it's 53cm from centre of BB to top of top tube so I guess about 51cm measured c2c?

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    Sweet old school pista, comes with full set of transfers and head badge for those who prefer a less ratty look to their frames. Personally I think it'd be sacrilege.



    We're not sure what this is worth - shall we say £400 to start off with?

    Collection from E10 / E11 preferred but I can probably help out with delivery if there's not too much haggling.

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    I've got an Ableton Lite code you're welcome to?

    Long shot but that's not the Charles Boyle who used to be in Hybrid UK is it?

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    Also, it's not exactly a lie to say that Starmer came across as dismissive of BLM in that interview—the most significant political mobilisation of a generation.

    It's also pretty far from the truth. I watched that interview. He was not in the least bit dismissive. He clearly meant 'moment' in the 'pivotal moment' sense.

    It's also patently not a lie to say that he abstained on a bill that can effectively decriminalise war crimes, even if it was only in its second reading.

    It's also patently not a lie to say that we have been moving against that bill in the media for weeks now or that Starmer's shadow cabinet have done more to expose its weaknesses than those people attempting to paint a second reading protest vote as being anything other than symbolic protest student vote bullshit.

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    Ex-Corbyn loyalists approvingly posting hot takes by Rishi Sunak has to be the weirdest thing about 2020.

    I think Starmer has done an excellent job. I think it's especially excellent given the sheer volume of unfair criticism levelled against him by failing blogs like Canary and Skawkbox, desperate to paint the guy as some kind of far right lunatic. I don't think he's got everything right - I think he could stand to show a bit more passion and really focus on the Tories more than on Johnson - but compared to what we had before it's night and day. We're level with the Tories for the first time in years, and those stats are only going one way.

    I think in a way it's a mark of the guy's competence that those blogs have to lie about him - paint him as pro torture, or dismissing BLM as a 'moment', or what have you - and I think the sooner they go under the sooner we'll have a left wing government again. It's blown my mind how it's always those same blogs who were so horrified that parts of the party machinery undermined Corbyn who've been spending their 2020 undermining Starmer. Irony not big in the blog world I guess.

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    Are the Timex Q ones as loud as the regular ones? I've loved my Timexes but they're so loud I've not been able to wear them long term.

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