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  • camo16
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    Travesty of the London Olympics logo or a cartoon elephant? I guess I’ll never really know. Either way I feel sorry for the poor cow.

    Jamie
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    I’ve never understood how she got to be “famous” but maybe I messed the bit where she was creative and original

    On the one hand, she was one of the first women to break through the male dominated world of stand-up. Which is to be applauded.

    On the other, she may indirectly be responsible for Miranda. Which is not.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    I don’t object to this one as much as I used to 😉

    iolo
    Member

    I saw Jo Brand live in a small club in Liverpool. She was very good.

    camo16
    Member

    I wanted to take a small club to Jo Brand in Liverpool. I was prevented.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    The almost invisible fathers 4 justice

    chambord
    Member

    I’ll have you know, Superdry were the only place in Manchester I could find a charcoal grey wool crew neck sweater.

    This is either because no one else would dare stock such a revolutionary, groundbreaking item, or because I have terrible fashion sense.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    My initial ones would be: –

    – Rapha
    – Chrysler
    – HP as in sauce or beans
    – K-Swiss shoes
    – Timberland shoes
    – [edited] Oh yes, Superdry!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    If only TJ were here and we could have ;

    “All of them”

    iolo
    Member

    Jones,
    Nicolai,
    All other niche brands.

    Speicalized does everything so well why bother with anything else?

    Premier Icon binners
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    As anyone who’s ever seen me can testify….

    Tracy Emin
    Ugly prostitute, made a mint from a load of crap that they call art.

    highclimber
    Member

    This is either because no one else would dare stock such a revolutionary, groundbreaking item, or because I have terrible fashion sense.

    You know which one it is but wanted us to think you weren’t sure!

    camo16
    Member

    Speicalized does everything so well why bother with anything else?

    The ‘z’ bothers me.

    Speicalized does everything so well why bother with anything else?

    The ‘z’ bothers me.

    It’s the rest of the spelling that bothers me

    ohnohesback
    Member

    Any brand or slogan where a ‘z’ repaces an ‘s’ or or a ‘k’ replaces a ‘c’. Or that uses textspeak; eg; Klaimz4U

    iolo
    Member

    Ok they’re a bit common but there is a reason for that.
    Their bikes do exactly what they should, their warranty department are outstanding, what else do you need in a bike company?

    camo16
    Member

    Their bikes do exactly what they should, their warranty department are outstanding, what else do you need in a bike company?

    An Italian race pedigree, obviously
    Paint that isn’t either red or black
    A brand that isn’t American and isn’t obsessed with Euro names like Allez, Roubaix and Dolce
    The absence of ‘S-Works’ on my fancy niche racer

    Nothing against Spesh, but other brands are available

    geetee1972
    Member

    what else do you need in a bike company?

    How about:

    A non proprietary shock mounting system so I can replace the piece of junk the stock bikes come with.

    A regular headset standard rather than this crappy Campag internal thing.

    A long travel 26″ wheel trail bike.

    Premier Icon igm
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    VW – boring pensioner mobiles
    Mercedes – boring pensioner with a bit more disposable income mobiles

    geetee1972
    Member

    Other than that, I really don’t get the following:

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Oh, this lot too. Ethical my backside. Blatant liers “100g of reformed Ham – was £3.99, now half price” etc.

    It’s laughable, but also quite annoying that some folk must fall for it – some of their claimed usual selling prices must be borderline illegal.

    So what are you co-op? Huh? You’re just a sodding Londis living of your heritage and screwing the local oldies that can’t get about and think you’re still decent retailer.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    bearnecessities – do you get this any better?

    stu1972
    Member

    Speicalized does everything so well why bother with anything else?

    Are you an employee of MBR magazine ? 🙂

    iolo
    Member

    Give me a bad point against them.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    For me…

    and

    camo16
    Member

    Isn’t the ‘z’ enough, dammit?

    If only TJ were here and we could have ;

    “All of them”
    Some more than others

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    and then so desperate to be noticed

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    For me, it would have to be this one.

    I’ve never understood how she got to be “famous” but maybe I missed the bit where she was creative and original

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Their bikes do exactly what they should, their warranty department are outstanding,

    So they don’t always do exactly what they should then, unless breaking is something to be expected? 😉

    geetee1972
    Member

    give me a bad point against them

    As previously stated – proprietary shock mount arrangement that means you can’t just replace the stock unit. Those drop in head set bearings and the fact they no longer do a long travel 26″ wheel bike (i could be wrong about that last point).

    Premier Icon nickc
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    A regular headset standard rather than this crappy Campag internal thing.

    Don’t get the hate, what’s wrong with campag internal?

    But agree with the critical of Spesh, they’re not all things to all cyclists, it’s good to have other options

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