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Things you never see any more...

CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
edited December 2009 in The bottom bracket
Walking boots with distinct heels rather than the heel being a part of the flat sole.

Friction shifters.

Feel free to add your own...
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  • I'm going to get white dog poo in there quickly :lol:
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    My wife's *****
  • NapD not complaining
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    NapD not complaining

    I'm not complaining, you ain't seen my wife!
  • =p
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • holmeboyholmeboy Posts: 674
    Sensible Posts! :cry:
  • pst88pst88 Posts: 621
    I'm going to get white dog poo in there quickly :lol:
    The girlfriend is always (ok, maybe twice) talking about white dog poo but I've never seen it. What's the deal with that?
    Bianchi Via Nirone Veloce/Centaur 2010
  • pst88 wrote:
    I'm going to get white dog poo in there quickly :lol:
    The girlfriend is always (ok, maybe twice) talking about white dog poo but I've never seen it. What's the deal with that?

    I think dog food used to contain more bone meal ( and calcium?)

    Can't remember exactly. I think it has to be left out a long time though, and hopefully people actually clean it up nowadays!
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    Roadside bongo-mags. Not seen some kerbside grot for years - Internet kills another childhood experience.
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    pst88 wrote:
    I'm going to get white dog poo in there quickly :lol:
    The girlfriend is always (ok, maybe twice) talking about white dog poo but I've never seen it. What's the deal with that?

    I think dog food used to contain more bone meal ( and calcium?)

    Can't remember exactly. I think it has to be left out a long time though, and hopefully people actually clean it up nowadays!

    Yeah, it's all due to the fact the ingredients of modern dog food is different, so that's why you don't see white doo doo anymore. As far as I know it's not been around for years..
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Cressers wrote:
    Walking boots with distinct heels rather than the heel being a part of the flat sole.

    Friction shifters.

    Feel free to add your own...
    I have a pair of each
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    The Tetley Tea Men. Haven't seen them for donkeys ... at least not since I stopped drinking. :wink:
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • The front of the bunch until the last few hundred meters.. :wink:
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    Ice-breaker chocolate
  • An Annual pay rise :(
  • Crapaud wrote:
    The Tetley Tea Men. Haven't seen them for donkeys ... at least not since I stopped drinking. :wink:

    Add the PG Tips Chimps to that list! If it's cruel, why are they smiling and cracking jokes?
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • Everest ice lollies

    ...and where I put my glasses....
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    You could probably list everything from Peter Kay's entire stand up act.

    I'll start with Space Dust...;-)
  • Dumbell spanners (thank god) and Chromed steel rims.

    Also, the words 'high tensile steel' written on frames as if it were a good thing.
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    Huret milometers.
  • Brake cables coming out of the top of the brake hoods

    Cloth bar tape

    Brake blocks with leather inserts (apparently to absorb water so they would be more effective in the wet - especially on chromed steel rims)

    Forks with a special bracket for attaching a light
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    Chromed forks and stays.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Dinosaurs.
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    TV sets with a 625/425 switch.
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Coppers on foot...

    oooh, controversial...;-)
  • London dockers

    Virtually car-fee streets

    Centre-pull brakes
    TV sets with a 625/425 switch.


    TV sets without a 625 switch :lol: (Though wasn't the older standard 405?)
  • Dumbell spanners (thank god) and Chromed steel rims.

    Also, the words 'high tensile steel' written on frames as if it were a good thing.
    Dumb-bell spanners. Great bit of kit. Essential when you ride fixed (need them to remove the wheel nuts)
    Commute: Langster -Singlecross - Brompton S2-LX

    Road: 95 Trek 5500 -Look 695 Aerolight eTap - Boardman TTe eTap

    Offroad: Pace RC200 - Dawes Kickback 2 tandem - Tricross - Boardman CXR9.8 - Ridley x-fire
  • Really, i find dumbbell spanners to be soft useless censored , at the first sign of any torque they round off or bend in the middle. Hence i find carrying either the ratchet and socket or a 15mm spanner to work much better.
  • Dumbell spanners (thank god)

    They're still around and people still buy them :)
    Neil
    Help I'm Being Oppressed
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Spangles
    Fruit polos
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