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by Ken Shabby
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: a simple question for once
Replies: 62
Views: 6901

Re: a simple question for once

No regrets buying but regret selling my near-mint Gauloises RZV500R in 1994 for 2200 quid. Was badly neglected some time thereafter but it's still out there and being/been restored apparently:

http://www.rzv.eclipse.co.uk/
by Ken Shabby
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Are bikes going backwards?
Replies: 116
Views: 15148

Re: Are bikes going backwards?

Super-duper electronic self-adjusting suspension but no inbuilt, 'intelligent' chain oiler seems strange to me. As does paying extra for a centre stand and heated grips when you've just coughed 15K for a bike. Like spending 15K on a car then being charged extra for a bonnet stay or a heater. Even ai...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: new africa twin residual value
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: new africa twin residual value

No pockets in shrouds fellas. dam right. Please tell FRANCO that? Thank god my mind dosnae work that way. Al :pinch: Don't thank God - it's marketing (wo)men who get you to spend lots of cash buying a new bike when the one you've got is perfectly adequate - thank them. But don't let us naysayers pu...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: What's the point of starting a business?
Replies: 69
Views: 5683

Re: What's the point of starting a business?

Thanks for clearing up that confusion.

What triggered that semi-unhinged, straw man type outburst? Psychotic episode or just too much caffeine?

Hope it was cathartic anyway.

Hugs.

Ken.
by Ken Shabby
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Secret Santa
Replies: 21
Views: 2252

Re: Secret Santa

Yes it's that time of year. Only problem is the memo I've just received at work states that this year it will be mandatory and the amount we are to spend will be £25. This will be reimbursed in our wage, minus the tax! Now I'm struggling to think of items to buy members of my family let alone peopl...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: When will we ever learn?
Replies: 112
Views: 9102

Re: When will we ever learn?

image_2015-12-01.png Yes after a few cycles on this planet you come to notice that there's never any problem accessing the money to go to war...even when as a country you're being told that austerity is necessary. Ordnance - the perfect consumer good. Extremely expensive and strictly single-use. Pe...
by Ken Shabby
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Anglers sleeping bags......
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Anglers sleeping bags......

....after a new winter sleeping bag but I don't want a mummy type, to claustrophobic as I suffer occasional panic attics. Lots of carp fishing bags out there, anyone use em? I realise there heavy and bulky but many of them claim to be 4-5 season and as Mrs tree doesn't do camping carrying one shoul...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 65
Views: 6415

Re: Black Friday

Whilst I agree better to have the savings than not if you're on the lookout for something, I can't help but feel that this is just another way of encouraging people to get further into debt. It worries me the level of debt that UK people appear to think - or should I say more accurately have been t...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 65
Views: 6415

Re: Black Friday

Whilst I agree better to have the savings than not if you're on the lookout for something, I can't help but feel that this is just another way of encouraging people to get further into debt. It worries me the level of debt that UK people appear to think - or should I say more accurately have been tr...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Using Kreiga R30 backpack as my only luggage ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Re: Using Kreiga R30 backpack as my only luggage ?

No one can really give you an answer which has any real relevance Paul because nobody else has your body. However a bit of rationality (what we used to use before we consulted The Internet for all answers) would suggest that if it's OK on a day ride one day, it'll be OK for a day ride the next day t...

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