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170 quid for a pair of tights!!??

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Abitrary, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    totally agree. Great to see Cycling in the Mainstream :biggrin:
     
  3. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Also worth noting that 'In Gear' is Jeremy Clarkson's home in the paper.

    It's seeping in though. Hammond and May are well known to like cycling. And Clarkson's best journo mate AA Gill is recently become a keen cyclist; from a restaurant review:

    "I don’t know how to break this to you. Perhaps it’s best just to say it out loud. Okay, here goes: I think I might be a cyclist. I’ve been experimenting with bicycles. I take them out and I ride them. I ride them — they don’t ride me, okay?"

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/a_a_gill/article1657208.ece

    (read the rest of the article; it's funny and also mostly about cycling)
     
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    "I’ve just found a niche in the fellowship of urban cyclists. We don’t talk much; we just meet up for intense moments under red lights and eye up one another’s cogs."

    hehehe, from the article I mentioned above
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Good links Abitrary, I used to buy the Sunday Times before I got a computer and it would last all week. I'd turn to AAGill first as I do like his style. I don't think I like him but I like his style.

    Rod/Rob Little on sport was second port of call. I haven't bought it for months now but if they have a cycling column and are discussing top end clothing it will only be a matter of time before this hobby catches on eh?
     
  6. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Irritating toss, reduces cycling to little more than an excuse for buying expensive mate impressing bling on your occasional weekend warrior escapes from the confines of the M25. :blush:
    When they run an article about the joy of fettling a skip scrapper into a viable commuter using nothing more than a cable tie and two m5 bolts, then my heart will sing. :thumbsup:

    Humbug!
     
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    AA Gill. Someone cut his brake cables for me. Bastard.
     
  8. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    What's a skip scrapper?

    And who's AA Gill?
     
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Skip scrapper - Ancient bike rescued from municipal tip by someone with a beard and a shed full of bolts, screws and bits.
    AA Gill - A bastard.
     
  10. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    TBH, I only found the fact that it was in the paper in the first place entertaining.

    Too many of those articles have to find an *angle* and in this case it's the usual supposed sex war about women not letting men buy stuff.
     
  11. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    AA Gill is probably the most perceptive journalist of our generation. Try reading him sometime. He's the reason I for one buy the Sunday Times.
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bloody hell. Did you just move to a parallel universe?
     
  13. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Yeeeeeeeeesss, exactly...:blush:
    I find that sort of 'ho ho, wait until the missus finds out eh?!' kind of thing a bit annoying. Too blokey by half. And the tone seemed to suggest that hey, cycling might be serious because look at how much money you can spend on it!
     
  14. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I did. I even read his bloody awful 'novel'. That's why I hate him. He's a smug, arrogant bastard. Go on, do his brake cables. I'll buy you a Babycham. :blush:
     
  15. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    It varies according to journalist, the last one Matt Rudd did was about his mates not being able to make it up a hill, and then someone's wife says asks for a go, and does it effortlessly. And all the blokes go home with their tails between their legs.

    Only when we get Clarkson on a mountain bike will we get something a bit more balanced.