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  • things that have no place in 2022
  • Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Whatever headset/BB/brake mount was ‘standard’ in 2021

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Marmite.

    But it never had a place any other year either!

    Jeeez serious replies thread or what

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Threads that end up just another long list of peoples everyday grievances about life in general.

    Vaping in the workplace. The noise of it in an otherwise silent office is quite slightly annoying. Almost get it in stereo surround sound. Just non stop. **** vaping **** 😀

    Not caring about the environment or suffering of animals.

    People like me who only slightly care but not enough to do anything.

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    a) dab radios that require you to ‘dink’, confirm your station selection by pressing another button.

    Or only having one knob for volume, station selection, etc.

    b) e-book readers that don’t fold for portability or that lack a wee solar panel. It’s only a trickle charge that’s required, folks!

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    1. Fluorescent lights – Take ages to come on, always on the blink, bulbs a pain to dispose of/break easily, noisy.

    What? You mean to tell me that you’re still using fluorescent light tubes?

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    ^^^ those emojis, send ’em back to the noughties pls 🤣

    Or are they on-trend retro resurgence?

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Donkey jackets and monkey boots.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    What? You mean to tell me that you’re still using fluorescent light tubes?

    Yes, I control the type of light fittings used in all buildings everywhere

    Premier Icon fruitbat
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    Touch screens in cars ( Yes, I know cars should probably be banned too!)

    Premier Icon MrSalmon
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    The Monarchy.

    Premier Icon bikesandboots
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    Many things mentioned should rightly have been “fixed” by now, but I’m also reading things mentioned that are just things the poster doesn’t like or disagrees with.

    Premier Icon wheelsonfire1
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    Worn out spirit level bubbles?

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    1) Amazon movies/ tv series that lack subtitles.

    2) Food packaged in:

    a) tin cans: too blimmin lethal.

    b) glass jars: weigh too much to transport cheaply and there’s a global shortage of glass, apparently.

    3) Pencils/ pens and their refills that have a tubular shape. Too easy to trip over. Easier to hold if they had a triangular shape.

    4) Cricket/ rounders fielders not wearing gloves.
    They should take a leaf out of the baseball/ softball world and encourage the use of fielders wearing gloves.
    It would inspire more confidence when learning the sport.

    Though, in all the above sports, it’s about time that they reconsider what the physical characteristics of the ball should be.

    You want something that’s got more weight than a tennis ball, but something less lethal than a rounders/ baseball or cricket ball.

    Something that bounced in an unpredictable manner after the batter hit it would certainly add a dash of excitement to the proceedings.

    5) ‘Dance’ radio stations that dont play ‘Goa Trance’ or some of the more interesting bands like Fluke, Underworld, Orbital, Chris & Cosey, etc.

    Premier Icon PJM1974
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    So far:

    Tories – agreed
    Robert Murdoch – agreed
    Putin – agreed

    Add new f****** axle standards to the list please.

    Premier Icon GlennQuagmire
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    My underpants.

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    Sugar beet farmers using nicotine pesticides.

    We don’t need sugar, we need hemp!!!

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    Dogs pooping randomly. Here, there, everywhere.

    Afaik, in New York, they have fenced-off areas in which dog owners can let their pooches run around and poop.

    That keeps the rest of the city poop-free.

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    a) Loose, (unsealed) bearings in wheels.

    Some people manage to regrease their own bearings, but they’re in a tiny minority of the population.

    A more realistic scenario is someone taking their bike to the lbs because the bearings are grinding against the hub surface. By then it’s too late and the entire wheel gets tossed for recycling. An environmental snafu that shimano and sram need to address.

    For most people, the convenience of fit-and-forget components on bikes should be part of the British standards, and loose bearings in wheels should be reserved for pro riders.

    b) square-taper bottom brackets.

    While we can appreiate the fit-and-forget durability of shimanos sealed bottom brackets, why persist with the square taper?

    There’s precious few guarantees in life, but you can be pretty certain of the drive-side crank falling off a a square-taper bottom bracket.

    Shimanos octalink system is a far more secure means to attach cranks to the bottom bracket and probably costs the same for shimano to manufacture.

    So why do they persist in manufacturing square-taper bottom brackets?

    It just ruins the overall cycling experience when someone’s crank falls off or they belatedly discover that they need to replace their wheels because some grit penetrated their hubs.

    As a consumer rights/ sale of goods issue, I don’t think that loose bearings and square- taper bottom brackets are truly fit for purpose.

    Premier Icon batfink
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    Estate agents
    Recruitment consultants
    Travel agents

    All of these inexplicably hang-on, despite being obsolete

    Also:

    Shipping rubbish overseas to be recycled

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    Grado headphones?

    Never owned a pair. Apparently they offer a fantastic listening experience. Until they break!

    Excluding North Korea and Iran, Grado have about seven billion potential customers.

    Why they would need to design in product obsolescence by making their headphones so flimsy is beyond my meagre comprehension.

    Premier Icon greatbeardedone
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    Cars (SUV’s) being leased at very low interest rates.

    If someone can offer such preferential interest rates, why not extend it to white goods (fridges, washing machines), and just lease them?

    Then the manufacturers of the white goods are obliged to make them more reliable.

    Premier Icon Philby
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    Religion

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    A more realistic scenario is someone taking their bike to the lbs because the bearings are grinding against the hub surface. By then it’s too late and the entire wheel gets tossed for recycling. An environmental snafu that shimano and sram need to address.

    Cones can easily be replaced, the issue is the lack of cups and always has been.

    There’s precious few guarantees in life, but you can be pretty certain of the drive-side crank falling off a a square-taper bottom bracket.

    Maybe if you’re running FSA Powerpro’s but nobody has bought them in 20 years.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    the issue is the lack of cups and always has been.

    In the 80’s you could buy cups. I replaced a few in suntour and other hubs.
    Have not seen any cups for sale for 25 years.

    EDIT – SJS have Cmpag and Sturmey archer ones.
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/campagnolo-rear-hub-ball-cup-insert-fits-campagnolo-screwon-hubs-cda-chorus-athena-tipo/
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/sturmey-archer-sun-pinion-cup-hsa481/

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Amazon.

    Virtue signalling

    Premier Icon DrJ
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    Eton

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    In the 80’s you could buy cups.

    Wee bit before my time 😉

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    Virtue signalling

    Yep can start with poppy wearing, sitting in front of a union jack and pictures of the queen.

    Premier Icon twinw4ll
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    Human beans.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
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    Wee bit before my time

    I’m just gonna add aging to the list.

    Premier Icon TheWrongTrousers
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    Steve Wright in the afternoon
    Spam
    Pritti Patel

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    Capitalism.

    Premier Icon thols2
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    Michael Masi

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    Northwind:

    Highrollers

    Highlight of the thread so far. Like a minion but worse in every way.

    Premier Icon creakingdoor
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    The ability to sack staff with immediate effect, and replace them with cheaper contract labour.
    You reap what you sow…

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    John Major’s Traffic Cones Hotline

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Human beans.

    Actually Roald Dahl was quite good.

    Premier Icon dogbone
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    A head of state based on who their mum / dad was.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    1. Fluorescent lights – Take ages to come on, always on the blink, bulbs a pain to dispose of/break easily, noisy.

    I still buy CF lights over LED as they’re much brighter and seem to last longer eg hallway and landing lights where I just want one bright bulb (125W old school equivalent).

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