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Old 08-21-04, 12:56 PM   #1
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Spokecards...

Friday wasn't too busy. I was bored then, and I'm bored now...


(if you're as bored as I am, and wouldn't mind seeing a larger view... http://bettybitty.users.btopenworld....a/DSCF0762.JPG )
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Old 08-21-04, 01:07 PM   #2
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Are you ok man?
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haha..thats too cool. I will get one myself
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Heh heh heh - I now have the phone number of a naughty oriental schoolgirl!
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Ha Ha Ha, Hey Hey Hey, lame.
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You call all those man?
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Old 08-21-04, 03:36 PM   #7
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You call all those man?

Actually, I sell all those girls...
Half price at the Hyatt Regency in Portman Square!

Don't worry, qmsdc15, you don't have to be seen with me!
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I'll trade you my Honus Wagner for the card on the left.
That's sick!
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I think all those girls will make you aerodynamic! swooooosh.... unless you get distracted when you look down at your wheel.
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You must have scowered the phone booths of Soho for those. You cheap bastard. You should be stealing them from messengers like every other posenger out there.
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You must have scowered the phone booths of Soho for those. You cheap bastard. You should be stealing them from messengers like every other posenger out there.
So I should steal them from myself?!? ha haha
Sorry bro, I'm not a 'posenger' . Just a messenger who actually has an internet connection (and broadband at that!), along with a serious fixedgear/internet addiction.
Friday was soo boring, I even volunteered for a 2.50 job from The City to pick up in Camden to drop off in Mayfair!(think a total of 45min. riding around London for about $4) The prostitute cards are just an example of my boredom (along with this post on a dull saturday night).
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So I should steal them from myself?!? ha haha
Sorry bro, I'm not a 'posenger' . Just a messenger who actually has an internet connection (and broadband at that!), along with a serious fixedgear/internet addiction.
Friday was soo boring, I even volunteered for a 2.50 job from The City to pick up in Camden to drop off in Mayfair!(think a total of 45min. riding around London for about $4) The prostitute cards are just an example of my boredom (along with this post on a dull saturday night).
Sorry dude, inside joke. THought it was more commonly known around here.

Those cards look just like the T and A advertisements of the phone booths.
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Old 08-22-04, 08:52 AM   #13
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proper spokecards- what are they all about?
are the just cool images that people choose to put in their wheels?
i've picked up the line alleycat, is it some kind of road race?
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approved by the messenger style police of course
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Sorry dude, inside joke. THought it was more commonly known around here.

Those cards look just like the T and A advertisements of the phone booths.
It's alright, sorry, I made that last post just after waking up :S

And, yes, they are T and A ads in phone boxes


Salmonchild... yea, 'proper' spokecards are usually from alleycat type races...
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so is an alleycat race a point to point race i.e no set route or is it more structured?

btw i mashed up in the single/fixie show us your bikes thread, it was yours (and prob you) i saw down on great marlborough st. (at the time i was sitting on the floor next to my white ron kitching)
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so is an alleycat race a point to point race i.e no set route or is it more structured?

btw i mashed up in the single/fixie show us your bikes thread, it was yours (and prob you) i saw down on great marlborough st. (at the time i was sitting on the floor next to my white ron kitching)
Yea, I do remember a white fixie on Gt Marlborough St.... last week, was it? Alleycats are the least structured race imaginable!
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Yea, I do remember a white fixie on Gt Marlborough St.... last week, was it? Alleycats are the least structured race imaginable!

yeah twas last week, monday as i left my phone at work over the weekend and had to go in on the first day of my holiday.

the steed is a singlespeed, not sure enough of my abilities to try fixed at the moment, plus lack of money meant that when i was building it i could only afford a 'normal' hub.

cheers for the info, and nice ride.
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an alleycat contains a variety of point-gathering events: cargo race, checkpoints, fixie battles, TTs, etc...depends on the organizers
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Yea, I do remember a white fixie on Gt Marlborough St.... last week, was it? Alleycats are the least structured race imaginable!
techone, I just noticed your avatar. Please don't tell me you Brits actually like that American swill?
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techone, I just noticed your avatar. Please don't tell me you Brits actually like that American swill?
HAHAHAH!!
It's 'irony' as I am American... Atlanta, Ga.
Moved here 2yrs ago.
A running joke with some guys I drink with.. "What are ya drinkin? Stella LIGHT?!?!" har har
But, sadly, Miller (along with Bud) can be found fairly easily around London.
But only women drink it!
Personally, I prefer Budvar, Grolsh, Kronenburgh or Foster's. But definitely miss my Sweetwater (ATL swill)
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