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"Me and My Bike" BBC 1989

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by GuyBoden, 11 Jan 2017.

  1. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    A very enjoyable 1989 BBC 40 Minutes programme about different cyclists.
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  2. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

    Nice Bob Jacksons :smile:
  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Two thoughts above all: wow, weren't the road designs even worse in the 1980s; and why don't lorry drivers still keep bikes on board to pop to shops and cafes and so on when they have to take breaks?
  4. Hardrock93

    Hardrock93 Über Member

    Very enjoyable indeed. Josie Dew at 16:00?
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  5. Dirtyhanz

    Dirtyhanz Veteran

    Big Josie dew fan do like her books
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  6. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    That took care of part of my turbo session last night, thanks for the link.
  7. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    LOL .... just started watching and in the beginning, he says that you should take your wife or girlfriend on a tandem for a week and a fortnight, and she is cold wet and hungry, and still your friend, you have a good basis for a married life .... :laugh:

    not sure is the old lady on the back of the tandem looked very happy though

    but I've bookmarked to watch the rest tomorrow
  8. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    Nice to see an old aquaintance , John 'Pinky' Pinkerton (sadly no longer with us), at 8.00 into the film.
  9. Hardrock93

    Hardrock93 Über Member

    'To not have a bike is a crime'. I wonder how the young couple fared on their round the world cycle?
  10. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    I really enjoyed that, thank you GuyBoden.
    The chap with the home made tent looked to be riding a 70's Thompson (Andy Thompson Frame builder I think?). I have an early 80's Orbit Thompson with a very similar logo, made in Sheffield where the old chap came from I think?
    Nice Bob Jackson's too.
    Could anyone make out what the John O'Groats - Lands End chap was riding?
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  11. Hardrock93

    Hardrock93 Über Member

    According to this article, it was a Stan Pike bike. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...dburns-record-breaking-end-to-end-1982-211103
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