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  • Bikemagic, is it dead?
  • chewkw
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    I’ve stopped visiting them long long time ago … πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    Latest review is from 2014. Not sure why they’re still paying the server bills.

    nickname
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    It does look kinda dead. Odd really as the company uses the same platform (or used to) to support outdoorsmagic, fishingmagic and I think runnersworld (which all seem to be doing well).

    Probably doesn’t cost them anything to keep it running (maybe it’s on the same servers as the others etc).

    JoeBones
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    Had wee look on there today, not much happening πŸ™„

    15 years ago bike magic was a hive of activity, but then I discovered here just after the change from gofar. The biggest pull was the absence of twatty kids swearing black was white. I remember some dumb arse promoting the New Forest as THE place to ride and he just couldn’t understand that other people might not think that.

    And for those of you thinking it’s bad here, I invite you to go and look at any other forum of your choice for comparison.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I invite you to go and look at any other forum of your choice for comparison.

    Aren’t they all dieing off now that FB is taking over the world?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I believe it was going to be revived but then they (Factory Media) changed their minds.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Place was full of idiots close to lunacy anyway… πŸ˜›

    Premier Icon MSP
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    It was ok until Stan ruined it.

    ^^ this πŸ˜€

    Edukator
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    Most people are on here anyhow. Is that you with the second post on the thread, DK?

    It does look kinda dead. Odd really as the company uses the same platform (or used to) to support outdoorsmagic, fishingmagic and I think runnersworld (which all seem to be doing well).

    Pretty sure they were all sold off to different companies. BM went to Factory, based just round the corner. Not entirely sure what Factory wanted with it, TBH.

    Place was full of idiots close to lunacy anyway…

    There were some ‘characters’…

    πŸ˜†

    Rockape63
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    Tell me Chewkw isn’t DK???
    😯

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Nah – DK has moved on and has a flourishing photography hobbie/business. So I’ve heard.

    Rockape63
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    Nah – DK has moved on and has a flourishing photography hobbie/business. So I’ve heard.

    Oh…wonder if he ever did an Ironman?

    #smirks# πŸ™‚

    Oh…wonder if he ever did an Ironman?

    πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon Drac
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    The biggest pull was the absence of twatty kids swearing black was white.

    There no longer kids and moved elsewhere. Can’t think where.

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    I remember Terry the Troll and Baa Kid K amongst others… πŸ™‚

    It was a great place in the early 2000s but kind of died after that as here took off.

    I miss Dylan and his unique personal take on logic, science, reason and so on… πŸ™

    Anyone else remember when I started the Make Mike a Bike thread and then you all made mike a bike? We woz a comoonity..

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    I think I found BikeMagic and this forum at about the same time in 2002. Initially I spent more time on the BikeMagic forums but it seemed like they started to dwindle in popularity while this place went from strength to strength.

    I can only remember the names of a couple of folks from the BikeMagic forums and one of them is memorable mainly because of some of the very poor decisions he made which saw him disappear from both that forum and this one.

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    I heard a rumour that Bikemagic tried to buy Singletrack a few years back. Glad that never happened πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    RopeyReignRider – Member

    I miss Dylan and his unique personal take on logic, science, reason and so on..

    Magnetic hills oh those were the days, India Jane πŸ˜€

    Think I was one of the first on there Member No 101 or something. We even started a local mountain biking sort of club off there that ended up having its own website & forum!

    Think I was one of the first on there Member No 101 or something. We even started a local mountain biking sort of club off there that ended up having its own website & forum!

    Was that the First XVII? (I imagine I have the numerals wrong)

    I remember Terry the Troll and Baa Kid K amongst others…

    Rev Gaston Faggotburger and Clamidia Loosesnatch.

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    Wasn’t Gaston Jon from OutdoorsMagic?

    pennine
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    Some North Leeds lads/lasses still use it occasionally for night rides. Dylan appeared for 2 days (early last year I think) slagging everyone off then promptly disappeared.
    Weirdly Arnold Brocklethwaite-Jones posted yesterday!

    bobbybobbyb
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    Blimey. I’d forgotten about BM. It was good when it was in it’s prime. I was Bobbullet (with the pinhead from hellraiser avatar) I thought DK was on here a while ago.
    Dylan was ace, occasionally spoke some sense, otherwise always entertaining.

    Emily? Emily, is that you?

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    I’m Emily!

    And so is he!

    Fine wine, anyone?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I’m friends with Arnold Brocklethwaite-Jones on FB randomly!

    It was great in its heyday.

    bit like this place.

    I do miss the way in which you could be silly on BM and no one cared. This place feels a little more ahem.. regulated πŸ™‚

    Anyone remember when I started the “Once upon a time” story board thread? πŸ˜€

    http://forums.bikemagic.com/showthread.php/77350-once-upon-a-time?s=3690d969f6cb14e23316a4bc99658e77#W3mwWheh6kjixwhe.97

    I was just looking through one of the (many) troll amnesty threads: http://forums.bikemagic.com/showthread.php/12259-Troll-Amnesty#2VrxDQjFwFRJFefV.97

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I was just looking through one of the (many) troll amnesty threads:

    I was never aware of any trolls on BM. That was a bit of an eye-opener for me.

    Premier Icon angeldust
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    Place was full of idiots close to lunacy anyway…

    There were some ‘characters’…

    Ha, I distinctly remember (this is well over 15 years ago) some grumpy old bugger complaining that users were not taking the forum seriously and describing you as ‘Pimpmaster idiot’!

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    Lol. Just noticed that I was a ‘senior member’ apparently πŸ˜†

    shifter
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    pennine – Member
    Weirdly Arnold Brocklethwaite-Jones posted yesterday!

    That’s a remarkable coincidence…

    Ha, I distinctly remember (this is well over 15 years ago) some grumpy old bugger complaining that users were not taking the forum seriously and describing you as ‘Pimpmaster idiot’!

    πŸ˜†

    Wasn’t Ancient Mariner by any chance?

    luke
    Member

    I used to prefer BM to hear then my views changed and I dropped off from posting on BM still it’s a shame it’s gone down hill.

    project
    Member

    one of the more intresting topics regarding an ex primeminister

    http://forums.bikemagic.com/showthread.php/108166-Sadbloke-will-be-partying-tonight!

    the current one will just be sidelined away and forgotten about

    Rockape63
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    Just read that Sadbloke thread and noticed I’d joined in 2004….thought it was much later. I always think that Junky is the STW Sadbloke. πŸ™‚

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