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02-23-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,910
Posted By avole

For a brief, wonderful moment I thought you meant...

For a brief, wonderful moment I thought you meant our nearest and dearest, to which my answer was going to be send the bright ones to finishing school, and give the others a puppy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

I'm not convinced that lightness is the key. I'm...

I'm not convinced that lightness is the key. I'm guessing that most people have non-folding bikes as well, so their folding bikes perform a commute or shopping function. I realise there are folding...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By avole

Looks like something you'll never use. If you...

Looks like something you'll never use. If you need a charger, battery packs would seem a better solution.
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By avole

10 years ago? Unfortunately not relevant now....

10 years ago? Unfortunately not relevant now. Duterte has changed the country dramatically, and for the worse. There has also been a rise in religious violence, though, to be fair, that has been...
02-22-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,212
Posted By avole

What languages do you speak?

What languages do you speak?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

You sound far too cultured to be thrown out on...

You sound far too cultured to be thrown out on the scrapheap of age! Write to them, and offer your services . You should be good for at least $100 per hour.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

Am I right in thinking you work for Helix in some...

Am I right in thinking you work for Helix in some capacity? I’m referring to your last paragraph under your heading Easier to use, where you talk about our patent pendng helical hinges , which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

NO! look it up. Surely you must be capable of...

NO! look it up. Surely you must be capable of that? Type "define:whinge" in the google search box. Then feel suitably chastened.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

No. This is a thread. Threads go in any...

No. This is a thread. Threads go in any direction. Live with it, don't whinge.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

You'll be lonely ! However, I do like the...

You'll be lonely ! However, I do like the incurable optimism. How many dealers are there in your area, or are you totally reliant on the manufacturer for parts?
02-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,212
Posted By avole

In racing or drug usage?

In racing or drug usage?
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,441
Posted By avole

Wine tastings are normally free in France, but...

Wine tastings are normally free in France, but food (naturally) isn't. Check the supermarkets, too, the fruit and veggies will be fresh, but start early, as, by about midday, there isn't much that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

Listen, don't let people get to you. Dreamers and...

Listen, don't let people get to you. Dreamers and true believers are needed to keep our society going, so good on you.
02-22-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By avole

Typical cost cutting. Bianchi only uses quality...

Typical cost cutting. Bianchi only uses quality glue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,027
Views: 379,915
Posted By avole

Who cares? You can’t compare bikes that have...

Who cares? You can’t compare bikes that have already been in production for many years, have complete dealership and spares networks with an experimental model based in one country with unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,212
Posted By avole

Not a problem here in France. Still 0C at the...

Not a problem here in France. Still 0C at the moment, but will be 18C at midday. Glorious sunny weather. Just shows there are upsides to global warming:)
02-21-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,195
Posted By avole

Got it in one !

Got it in one !
02-21-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By avole

Mine is also slightly to the left, at least the...

Mine is also slightly to the left, at least the badge commemorating Bianchi’s anniversary on the downtube is. It is also coming unstuck. I consider it an asset, not a flaw, which adds many thousands...
02-21-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,212
Posted By avole

Nope. See below. ...

Nope. See below.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-french/fact No idea where you definition comes from, nor what exits what....
02-21-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,627
Posted By avole

-1.

-1.
02-21-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,195
Posted By avole

Well, I tried to learn Dutch in the time I was...

Well, I tried to learn Dutch in the time I was there and found the biggest problem, when people could understand my simple dutch, was that everyone replied in English. The pronunciation is a problem,...
02-21-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By avole

Checked with a couple of bike shops in what...

Checked with a couple of bike shops in what passes as the big smoke here. None available, contact the tire makers in Thailand was the consensus. So, here's hoping no punctures until later in the year.
02-21-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,195
Posted By avole

I don't understand the problem. People cycle on...

I don't understand the problem. People cycle on the right, they walk on the right too in many towns, and everything appears to be flowing in orderly fashion.
As every road user knows, the main thing...
02-21-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,195
Posted By avole

Think of the plusses. The Netherlands is in the...

Think of the plusses. The Netherlands is in the EU, has a higher standard of living than the UK and is far better organised. Climate change means the weather is improving, and the national football...
02-20-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,195
Posted By avole

Both the Finns and the Dutch are some of the...

Both the Finns and the Dutch are some of the nicest, and most level headed, people on the planet. Their roads and bicycle systems are both excellent, and both have survived and conquered, if you...
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