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Old April 28th 07, 10:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Don Whybrow
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I was on the lookout for a square taper, 5 arm spider crank for the
fixie project and was recommended to pay a visit to The Bike Station [1]
in Edinburgh. These folks take in unwanted bikes & bits and recycle what
they can. So, last Saturday I paid them a visit and after a bit of
rummaging around found what I was looking for at the bargain price of 2.

While there, I happened to take a look at the bikes they still had
available for Joe public to buy, well you would wouldn't you. Sitting in
the near empty rack was a nice looking bike for sale at about 10 times
the amount of a couple of other bikes in the rack. After clearing it
with management, I spent an anxious week hoping that no-one had bought
it after I left and hoping that no-one would buy it before I managed to
get there this Saturday in the middle of taxiing the girls to swimming &
ballet. When I arrived someone had it out on a test ride and I waited
for his return hoping that he would not want it. He didn't, so I did.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]

[1] http://www.thebikestation.org.uk/
[2] From left to right:
Marmite
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Highland Park 12yr
Glenmorangie 10yr (bottle back to front)
Aberlour Vintage Edition 1990
Glengoyn Single Cask
Talisker 10yr
Laphroaig 10 yr
Bladnoch Single Cask 10yr
Lochruan 12 yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr

In bottle cage:
Bladnoch Single Cask 13yr

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is watching you?" (Christopher Locke: Entropy Gradient Reversals)
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Old April 28th 07, 10:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mark Thompson
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]

[2] From left to right:
Marmite
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Highland Park 12yr
Glenmorangie 10yr (bottle back to front)
Aberlour Vintage Edition 1990
Glengoyn Single Cask
Talisker 10yr
Laphroaig 10 yr
Bladnoch Single Cask 10yr
Lochruan 12 yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr

In bottle cage:
Bladnoch Single Cask 13yr


Hmmm, am I salivating at the whisky or the bike?
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Old April 28th 07, 10:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 22:13:25 +0100, Don Whybrow
wrote:

I was on the lookout for a square taper, 5 arm spider crank for the
fixie project and was recommended to pay a visit to The Bike Station [1]
in Edinburgh. These folks take in unwanted bikes & bits and recycle what
they can. So, last Saturday I paid them a visit and after a bit of
rummaging around found what I was looking for at the bargain price of 2.

While there, I happened to take a look at the bikes they still had
available for Joe public to buy, well you would wouldn't you. Sitting in
the near empty rack was a nice looking bike for sale at about 10 times
the amount of a couple of other bikes in the rack. After clearing it
with management, I spent an anxious week hoping that no-one had bought
it after I left and hoping that no-one would buy it before I managed to
get there this Saturday in the middle of taxiing the girls to swimming &
ballet. When I arrived someone had it out on a test ride and I waited
for his return hoping that he would not want it. He didn't, so I did.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]

[1] http://www.thebikestation.org.uk/
[2] From left to right:
Marmite
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Highland Park 12yr
Glenmorangie 10yr (bottle back to front)
Aberlour Vintage Edition 1990
Glengoyn Single Cask
Talisker 10yr
Laphroaig 10 yr
Bladnoch Single Cask 10yr
Lochruan 12 yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr

In bottle cage:
Bladnoch Single Cask 13yr


Three questions:

1) How much (So I know how jealous to be)?
2) Why didn't you phone up and ask them to save it for you after you got
management approval?
3) Did you finish the Talisker before you took the picture?
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Old April 28th 07, 10:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Raven[_2_]
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Don Whybrow wrote on 28/04/2007 22:13 +0100:
I was on the lookout for a square taper, 5 arm spider crank for the
fixie project and was recommended to pay a visit to The Bike Station [1]
in Edinburgh. These folks take in unwanted bikes & bits and recycle what
they can. So, last Saturday I paid them a visit and after a bit of
rummaging around found what I was looking for at the bargain price of 2.

While there, I happened to take a look at the bikes they still had
available for Joe public to buy, well you would wouldn't you. Sitting in
the near empty rack was a nice looking bike for sale at about 10 times
the amount of a couple of other bikes in the rack. After clearing it
with management, I spent an anxious week hoping that no-one had bought
it after I left and hoping that no-one would buy it before I managed to
get there this Saturday in the middle of taxiing the girls to swimming &
ballet. When I arrived someone had it out on a test ride and I waited
for his return hoping that he would not want it. He didn't, so I did.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]

[1] http://www.thebikestation.org.uk/
[2] From left to right:
Marmite
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Highland Park 12yr
Glenmorangie 10yr (bottle back to front)
Aberlour Vintage Edition 1990
Glengoyn Single Cask
Talisker 10yr
Laphroaig 10 yr
Bladnoch Single Cask 10yr
Lochruan 12 yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr

In bottle cage:
Bladnoch Single Cask 13yr


Veeerrrry nice. Bikes not bad either ;-)

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is no good evidence either way."
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Old April 28th 07, 10:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
John B
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Ziggy wrote:
On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 22:13:25 +0100, Don Whybrow
wrote:

When I arrived someone had it out on a test ride and I waited
for his return hoping that he would not want it. He didn't, so I did.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]


3) Did you finish the Talisker before you took the picture?


Of course he did.
Can't you tell? He took the picture from the floor ;-)

John B
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Old April 28th 07, 10:42 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dan Gregory
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Don Whybrow wrote:

[2] From left to right:
Marmite
Bunnahabhain 12yr
Highland Park 12yr
Glenmorangie 10yr (bottle back to front)
Aberlour Vintage Edition 1990
Glengoyn Single Cask
Talisker 10yr
Laphroaig 10 yr
Bladnoch Single Cask 10yr
Lochruan 12 yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr

In bottle cage:
Bladnoch Single Cask 13yr


Slainte (hic)
:-))
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Old April 28th 07, 11:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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in message , Don Whybrow
') wrote:

I was on the lookout for a square taper, 5 arm spider crank for the
fixie project and was recommended to pay a visit to The Bike Station [1]
in Edinburgh. These folks take in unwanted bikes & bits and recycle what
they can. So, last Saturday I paid them a visit and after a bit of
rummaging around found what I was looking for at the bargain price of £2.

While there, I happened to take a look at the bikes they still had
available for Joe public to buy, well you would wouldn't you. Sitting in
the near empty rack was a nice looking bike for sale at about 10 times
the amount of a couple of other bikes in the rack. After clearing it
with management, I spent an anxious week hoping that no-one had bought
it after I left and hoping that no-one would buy it before I managed to
get there this Saturday in the middle of taxiing the girls to swimming &
ballet. When I arrived someone had it out on a test ride and I waited
for his return hoping that he would not want it. He didn't, so I did.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/4...7af6070a_b.jpg [2]


Drool.

That is... gorgeous. It's even the right colour.

You lucky, lucky, lucky boy.

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;; in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle.
;; Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Dem, OR)
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Old April 29th 07, 06:57 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Don Whybrow
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Ziggy wrote:

Three questions:

1) How much (So I know how jealous to be)?


420

2) Why didn't you phone up and ask them to save it for you after you got
management approval?


I sent them an email as soon as approval was granted. I did not get a
reply. If this had been a business as opposed to a charity, I would have
taken this as an indication that they were possibly not the best of
organisations to do business with. However as it is a charity I was
prepared to accept that the mailbox might be low on the priorities. As
it turned out when I was paying, I mentioned the lack of response for
the email and the chap serving said that he had seen it and passed it to
someone to respond so it looks like a simple human error on the part of
a volunteer. Since I now have the bike, it doesn't really matter.

3) Did you finish the Talisker before you took the picture?


The Talisker is actually reasonably full. The bottle with the least in
is the Dalwhinnie, closely followed by the Bladnoch 13yr. The fullest
bottle is the Highland Park as the seal is still intact. I finished off
the last from it's predecessor last weekend.

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A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.
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Old April 29th 07, 06:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Don Whybrow
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John B wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
3) Did you finish the Talisker before you took the picture?


Of course he did.
Can't you tell? He took the picture from the floor ;-)


Only so you couldn't see the c**p on the work surface.

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A child of five could understand this! Fetch me a child of five.
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Old April 29th 07, 07:01 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Don Whybrow
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Simon Brooke wrote:

Drool.

That is... gorgeous. It's even the right colour.

You lucky, lucky, lucky boy.


Yep, you will probably get to see it in the middle of June. Talking of
which, you should be getting an entry form in the post on Monday.


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A child of five could understand this! Fetch me a child of five.
 




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