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Alain QuayAlain Quay Posts: 534
edited July 2011 in The bottom bracket
I like Chris Boardman, but by the end of the tour the endless
adverts for Boardman bikes and the Boardman quotes could be quite a test of endurance.
"When my family had to lift me off the sofa, I knew I'd seen
one Halfords advert too many". Still, his race previews, commentary etc are good.

The programme was much cooler when on Channel 4, with the
Kraftwerk music, etc. and the animated bendy men. They used to make
more effort back then. But now it's more mainstream, that means there are
more cyclists, so I can certainly live with that.
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  • Or ''I used to wonder why there was anyone but number 1''
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,621
    You get a better quality of ad over on Eurosport.

    "SIDI…cycling shoes" :D
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,134
    " I used to wonder why there was a podium place for second and third." That made me cringe.
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  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    edited July 2011
    And I thought Yellow was a song by Coldplay, rather than being a state of mind!
  • MrChuckMrChuck Posts: 1,663
    You get a better quality of ad over on Eurosport.

    "SIDI…cycling shoes" :D

    The cooking one is bad, but not as bad as the 'spin the shoe' one from last year!
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,621
    The cooking one is a hell of a lot better than the greased up Pozzato :shock:
  • amun1000amun1000 Posts: 242
    Can only watch 1/2 the show as the addies get on my wick. Far too many
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  • seanoconn wrote:
    " I used to wonder why there was a podium place for second and third." That made me cringe.

    That was so Boardman had somewhere to stand
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    To be fair to him yesterday when he was riding round on his bike it was completely de-stickered!
  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    Rigga wrote:
    To be fair to him yesterday when he was riding round on his bike it was completely de-stickered!

    that's because Halfords forgot to put the stickers on....
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Skyplus and ffwd over the adverts, saves you about 20 minutes viewing time too.
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  • Lets be honest though, he's better than Phil & Paul, who somehow mistook Rigeberto Uran for EBH yesterday, one a pasty Norweigan the other a very over tanned Colombian, not Rocket Science!!!!!!

    Always Sky+ it and skip Boarmans adverts, very annoying.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Its stupid, but Chris Boardman can't be seen riding a Boardman bike during the programme as that would be classed as product placement, which until recently was illegal.

    Even dumber during the Tour of California when one of the teams were riding Boardman bikes.
    I think a de-stickered Boardman would probably be worth more than one with normal livery.
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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    I think a de-stickered Boardman would probably be worth more than one with normal livery.

    Clearly you haven't ridden a Boardman bike.

    Cracking value for money and a brilliant frameset.
  • keyser__sozekeyser__soze Posts: 2,066
    The original C4 music wasn't by Kraftwerk, it was actually by Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks. Got it as a ringtone on my phone; occasionally getting approving looks when it does ring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pdbnmqw ... re=related

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  • LucanLucan Posts: 338
    How could it be a product placement issue when there is an SRAM crank in the corner of the shot (presumably on a bike dangling from the ceiling) most of the time when Boardman is giving his expert analysis on ITV?
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  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    I think a de-stickered Boardman would probably be worth more than one with normal livery.

    Clearly you haven't ridden a Boardman bike.

    Cracking value for money and a brilliant frameset.

    I think that might have been exactly what he was saying....?

    The branding might put some people off....
  • chiarkchiark Posts: 335
    The original C4 music wasn't by Kraftwerk, it was actually by Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks. Got it as a ringtone on my phone; occasionally getting approving looks when it does ring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pdbnmqw ... re=related

    In my head, coming out of every (numerous) ad break, I still expect to hear that music: to me, it *is* the TdF music!
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    You're right, I've never ridden a Boardman (other than a 30 second spin around my mate's garden), but I've only heard good things about them. They get a bad press because of where they are sold and because they scream "CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME".
    Some people might be prepared to pay a little more for a bike without those associations.

    The SRAM crank on show has no association to Chris Boardman, so that is allowed.

    I'm guessing about the SRAM bit, but I know I'm right about the unbranded Boardman bike.
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  • His droning monotone, pudgy potato face and tediously repetitive sound bites really get on my fcuking tits. (And my posts are usually pretty moderate).
  • Surely all the boardman ads are paying for the actual coverage of the tdf on itv4? IMHO a price worth paying
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  • PostieJohnPostieJohn Posts: 1,105
    But I think Skoda come out really well from their ad.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,621
    PostieJohn wrote:
    But I think Skoda come out really well from their ad.

    Great ad
  • ZziplexZziplex Posts: 190
    His droning monotone, pudgy potato face and tediously repetitive sound bites really get on my fcuking tits. (And my posts are usually pretty moderate).
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  • FenredFenred Posts: 428
    PostieJohn wrote:
    But I think Skoda come out really well from their ad.

    Great ad

    Awesome ad! But you wouldn't want to buy an ex-TDF car after seeing that! :? :lol:

    The de-logo'd bike CB rides does look the nuts tho!! :wink:
  • FlamezFlamez Posts: 105
    The bike is his top of the range

    Elite air 9.8 series £4,999

    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/road/air98.html

    Btw not available at Halfords but direct from an independant lbs.

    I have the lesser team road bike and love it.....
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  • Stewie GriffinStewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    His droning monotone, pudgy potato face and tediously repetitive sound bites really get on my fcuking tits. (And my posts are usually pretty moderate).

    With you on that, problem with watching on Eurosport though is Carlton Kirby. Would rather listen to Duffers than either of those two, no alright then I wouldn't.
  • DaveLDaveL Posts: 188
    I think the Boardman ads are great, tells me when to press play again :)

    Dave
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    The bike the other day he was riding looked like it had no brakes ? Or am I being thick ?
  • lifeformlifeform Posts: 126
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Its stupid, but Chris Boardman can't be seen riding a Boardman bike during the programme as that would be classed as product placement, which until recently was illegal.

    Even on a commercial channel like ITV?
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