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oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
Found an old magazine at work with some adverts for bikes and bike lights when things were simpler.



Too many bikes according to Mrs O.

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    Sad to say that I had a set of those lights.
    You may not be surprised. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
    I knew you was getting on but not that old. Made interesting reading, especially as it was 11yrs before I was even born.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    edited 22 September
    I just spotted the year. They must have had a decent production run. 😉
    You know, back when things weren't obsolete after a couple of years.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,207
    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.

    It depends how you define better.
    It was Keith Bontrager ( Mr. Trek ) who said something like ,with bike bits you had to pick two, from cheap, light ,and strong ,you can never get all three. Back in the fifties we had "Retail Price Maintenance". The manufacturer decided what the price of something was and that was it . No discounting . Adjusting for inflation, stuff was certainly not cheap. It certainly was strong but it would not be light. Back then ,nobody weighed their bike or bothered about their lights weighing a few pounds. So you only got one of the three. I agree they were easy to fix as long as they did not rust and fall to bits ,but were they built better? I don't think so.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,466
    The bloke wearing trousers with pleats and turn-ups is the real blast from the past here.

    Surely it is time they came back into fashion?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    They went out of fashion?
    A good thing about getting older, you don’t care.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,856

    The bloke wearing trousers with pleats and turn-ups is the real blast from the past here.

    Surely it is time they came back into fashion?

    They have never gone out of fashion for some of us.
    Maybe I shouldn’t be using us there.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,466
    We should all rock the "Mad Men" look.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,856
    Mine are part of a very English style Crombie suit.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997
    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.


    That generally applies, but I'm not sure to Lucas electrics!
    Ben

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,686 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.


    That generally applies, but I'm not sure to Lucas electrics!
    Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Do you know the principle of smoke transfer?
    https://www.ntnoa.org/LucasSmoke.htm
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    ^^^^ 🤣🤣🤣 ^^^^
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997

    Ben6899 said:

    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.


    That generally applies, but I'm not sure to Lucas electrics!
    Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Do you know the principle of smoke transfer?
    https://www.ntnoa.org/LucasSmoke.htm

    Brilliant.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,686 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    Ben6899 said:

    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.


    That generally applies, but I'm not sure to Lucas electrics!
    Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Do you know the principle of smoke transfer?
    https://www.ntnoa.org/LucasSmoke.htm

    Brilliant.
    Used to really annoy the auto-electrician I worked with by telling him it was just small bore plumbing for smoke, all this talk of electrons was nonsense.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
    🤣 I like that analogy. Managed to get a few more pics from the same magazine before it was disposed of.



    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997

    Ben6899 said:

    Ben6899 said:

    oxoman said:

    Tell me about it, I'm still fixing some stuff from back then, I'll say one thing for the older stuff it was better built.


    That generally applies, but I'm not sure to Lucas electrics!
    Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Do you know the principle of smoke transfer?
    https://www.ntnoa.org/LucasSmoke.htm

    Brilliant.
    Used to really annoy the auto-electrician I worked with by telling him it was just small bore plumbing for smoke, all this talk of electrons was nonsense.

    I have fond memories of setting the points on my MG Midget (you need to be a midget to get your hand down the side of the block) and the headlights switching off on unlit country lanes.

    Loved that car - not practical though.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997
    edited 29 September
    DELETE
    Ben

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997
    edited 29 September
    oxoman said:

    🤣 I like that analogy. Managed to get a few more pics from the same magazine before it was disposed of.

    Hookless rims...

    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,989
    webboo said:

    Mine are part of a very English style Crombie suit.

    Late to this. But. Bzzzt. Crombie is Aberdonian with a few outliers. So should read a very Scottish style suit.

    I used to have an 80s Crombie coat with the velvet collar. Think I binned it, silly me, should have fleabayed it for retro chic.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,856
    orraloon said:

    webboo said:

    Mine are part of a very English style Crombie suit.

    Late to this. But. Bzzzt. Crombie is Aberdonian with a few outliers. So should read a very Scottish style suit.

    I used to have an 80s Crombie coat with the velvet collar. Think I binned it, silly me, should have fleabayed it for retro chic.
    As they sold out to the Salts of Saltaire West Yorkshire in 1928 you could forgive my mistake. Apparently they made the great coats for the confederate army during the American civil war as well.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,173
    What makes it an English style suit?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,856
    MattFalle said:

    What makes it an English style suit?

    It looks out of date. :p
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