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  1. Agreed! Tailgating is something I just do not...

    Agreed!
    Tailgating is something I just do not understand, for it removes any room for error/emergancy etc. Unfortunately it is nothing new and I have heard this concern raised in motoring magazines...
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    [Moderator note] Can we please remind you to...

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    Can we please remind you to be civil and polite when using this forum. Your comments on this thread (and the other recent topic), WRX._.GTi, are not in keeping with this so we...
  3. Those Sturmer Archer hubs regardless of age can...

    Those Sturmer Archer hubs regardless of age can be a right 'Chinese puzzle' of parts; well I think so anyway!:D
  4. Now this is an interesting piece, however from...

    Now this is an interesting piece, however from what I know Sturmey Archer (and I also believe the one part of the 'S A' name is actually NOT one of the founders but the name of a journalist!)...
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    Yet whenever a self opinionated spokesman for the...

    Yet whenever a self opinionated spokesman for the Met Office is interviewed on telly they make out it is (and how wonderful they are)!:mad:

    Actually there was a time when weather reporting WAS...
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    So your telling me there's a risk of ice at +7?...

    So your telling me there's a risk of ice at +7? ... It is this that I wish to point out, surely this is wasteful of their resources?
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    Well report it then - see if I care!;) ...At...

    Well report it then - see if I care!;)

    ...At least I got a reaction!:cool:
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    See, I rest my case!:D Already due to them...

    See, I rest my case!:D Already due to them 'playing',they've wasted it!
  9. So you also probably know Raleigh owned Sturmey...

    So you also probably know Raleigh owned Sturmey Archer, that Sturmey Archer also made gearbox units and thay Raleigh made Cars, Motorcycles and Three-Wheelers.
  10. ^ Do swap it! Old bikes can be had for the price...

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    Do swap it! Old bikes can be had for the price of a round of drinks :D and the frames are much more solid!
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    Grit Wagon Drivers must be totally THICK!

    Grit Wagon Drivers must be totally THICK!

    So winter is here again yet in the Midlands we have had NO snow, NO frost and certainly NO ice on the road …

    …so why have the Grit Wagons been out...
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    One less nuisance vehicle making a mess on the...

    One less nuisance vehicle making a mess on the road!:)
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    How about Russia and other former 'Soviet/Eastern...

    How about Russia and other former 'Soviet/Eastern Bloc' countries?
    e.g:
    Moskvich
    Volga
    ZAZ
    GAZ
    UAZ

    As a side note many Russian police have said since the collapse of communism and thus the...
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    Town and country look 'ace' on a lot of cars from...

    Town and country look 'ace' on a lot of cars from the 50's 60's & 70's. The other day I saw a Marina Coupe with Town and Countrys - I think it gives certain cars a sort of 'stance'.
    I got given an...
  15. Oh come on! Bicycles are just a cheap form of fun...

    Oh come on! Bicycles are just a cheap form of fun transport - lets keep it that way!
    Theres a bit 'o' fun in rescuing some old 'Vintage/Classic' Cycle out the scrap/off the rubbish tip and then...
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    I suppose at it's all down to...

    I suppose at it's all down to 'company-car-drivers' ...e.g. people in modern cars!

    Lets take Vauxhall as a marque:
    Your average 'Vectra driving' 'Big headed' 'chin-less wonder' who gets a brand...
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    Recently I too have found that Audi drivers...

    Recently I too have found that Audi drivers appear to be the most arrogant and drive with a certain 'attitude'. It's a shame as I actually like certain Audi's from the 70's and early 80's.
    I also...
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    The 'Mini 30' in 1989 had a so-called...

    The 'Mini 30' in 1989 had a so-called 'pearlesant' paint finish.

    Incidently what is the difference between 'Metallic' and 'Mica-tallic' paint (I come across so-called 'Micatallic' a lot with blue...
  19. ^ ALL motoring organisations 'so-called' vehicle...

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    ALL motoring organisations 'so-called' vehicle inspections are not as good as they used to be!
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    Now don't laugh, but do you remember when you...

    Now don't laugh, but do you remember when you could buy 'Metalflake' Paint in cans? It was marketed in the 70's and early 80's but was never a success because the actual 'Glitter/Metalflake' used to...
  21. :eek: ROCK SALT! ... You use your own ROCK...

    :eek: ROCK SALT! ... You use your own ROCK SALT!...I presume it will then be time to 'dig out' your MIG Welder!:eek:
  22. I don't see anything wrong with all of the above...

    I don't see anything wrong with all of the above - if you are going to use a car as everyday transport for over twenty years then certain repair work to the body (and mechanics) will be required...
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    Not always effective though! The 'safety...

    Not always effective though!
    The 'safety catch/bar' on the MGB (if bonnet is not closed properely) is just not up to the job: Although the catch locks under it if bonnet 'pops' the actual catch/bar...
  24. Yes, just look at the top of the Post message...

    Yes, just look at the top of the Post message page - theres a 'Sticky' about Ford Focus Dashboard faults; the problem is that 'epidemic'!
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    Correct! In the last few years it has been...

    Correct!
    In the last few years it has been mentioned in vehicle trade magazines about certain batteries NOT always being up to the job of modern cars electrical/electronic systems. A good example is...
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