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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:39 am

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You know, here in Japan they have bicycles with baskets in the front or on the back or even both. In which you can put things.

I'm trying to figure out what problem that is supposed to solve. It can't be the "you can't carry things on a bicycle" problem, because that one was solved long ago.
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:21 pm

I have a bicycle with a basket on the front. Back in the days before supermarkets they were known as shopping bikes; enough room for a loaf and the day's fresh groceries. They're quite fashionable now and I've seen people carrying pet dogs in the baskets.

Mine's one of these. :)

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:28 pm

You already happened to have the transformer on hand! :o

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:34 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:21 pm
I have a bicycle with a basket on the front. Back in the days before supermarkets they were known as shopping bikes; enough room for a loaf and the day's fresh groceries. They're quite fashionable now and I've seen people carrying pet dogs in the baskets.

Mine's one of these. :)

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No stability bar used to == "girl's bike" (at least in the USA).

The idea was not just another arbitrary gender convention, but to prevent outraging modesty because the stability bar would hike up the girl's skirt.

I suppose in the UK it is simply a Scotsman's bike, and therefore more manly the a bike with a stability bar (a Sassenach bike).

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:42 pm

They're also known as "Dutch Bikes" and "Step-through Bikes", Abdul. Primarily aimed at ladies but also handy for gentlemen who are approaching their Autumn years and can no longer "get their legover." So to speak. Mine's really comfortable to ride. :)
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:19 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:28 pm
You already happened to have the transformer on hand! :o

Embrace your nerdishness! :coolspecs:
Oh, not just the transformer, that wouldn't be nearly enough.

Making progress...

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There's no hope for me. :(
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:43 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:42 pm
... gentlemen who are approaching their Autumn years and can no longer "get their legover." ...
As you may have seen in the "Feats of strength" thread, I am having exactly that problem.

If I don't get past it with certain exercises as described in that thread, I may go for a Scotsman.

And I will call it a Scotsman. Because in Scotland, wearing skirts is very very butch. :)
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by ed » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:37 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:21 pm
I have a bicycle with a basket on the front. Back in the days before supermarkets they were known as shopping bikes; enough room for a loaf and the day's fresh groceries. They're quite fashionable now and I've seen people carrying pet dogs in the baskets.

Mine's one of these. :)

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by ed » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:38 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:28 pm
You already happened to have the transformer on hand! :o

Embrace your nerdishness! :coolspecs:
Oh, not just the transformer, that wouldn't be nearly enough.

Making progress...

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There's no hope for me. :(
Think that board is reinforced enough for the daunting weight of that loco :roll:

Wouldn't want it to collapse now, would we?
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:57 pm

ed wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:37 pm
The gayness is strong in you. And your girl's bike.
Beg pardon Old Boy. It's a Scotsman's bicycle (or colloquially in context simply a "Scotsman").

Your comment is worthy of a Sassenach. I expected better of you. :roll:
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by ed » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 pm

Scotsmen wear skirts.

Do they also pee sitting down?

you have to stop making excuses for inferior cultures.
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by shemp » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:21 pm

AC is not gay, just "conflicted." Perhaps some Scots blood in him.
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:43 pm

ed wrote:
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Scotsmen wear skirts.
Do they also pee sitting down?
Nay, Laddie. :P



Listen to the whole thing. Elvis impersonation at the end. 8)
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Sequel :coolspecs:

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by ed » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:36 pm

Thats the castle whose causeway was used in Outlander. Doune? ronounced "Doone" I think.

That was before they started wearing skirts and fellating pig entrails.

ETA: I really loved Scotland. I know how that looks after my earlier posts but it is really cool place.

ETAA: its like the history doesn't shout at you, it looks at you appraseingly. It waits for you to get it. That make any sense?
Goto the palace in Linlithgow, Queen Mary was born there. We had the entire place to ourselves. The whole fucking thing.

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:45 pm

ed wrote:
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... We had the entire place to ourselves. The whole fucking thing.
Who is "we"?
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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:03 pm

ed wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:38 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:28 pm
You already happened to have the transformer on hand! :o

Embrace your nerdishness! :coolspecs:
Oh, not just the transformer, that wouldn't be nearly enough.

Making progress...

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There's no hope for me. :(
Think that board is reinforced enough for the daunting weight of that loco :roll:

Wouldn't want it to collapse now, would we?
This segues nicely into space heating, a subject I know you are fascinated by. The header tanks for the original gas central heating system used to be here but, when I replaced it with a combi boiler system, they were no longer required. As I had some boards left from boarding out the attic floor, I used them to construct this sturdy table for extra storage space. The train set won't be permanently installed on the table, I'm going to buy some MDF and build a modular layout for the 00 gauge trains. The N gauge stuff can live in my den. (One train set is never enough.) :)

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:11 pm

shemp wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:21 pm
AC is not gay, just "conflicted." Perhaps some Scots blood in him.
Just a wee dram of it. I'm descended from this chap on my mother's side. :)
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:41 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:39 am
I'm trying to figure out what problem that is supposed to solve. It can't be the "you can't carry things on a bicycle" problem, because that one was solved long ago.
It seems to have a big carrying capacity while keeping the center of gravity low.

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Re: One Man and his Fag-o-Cycle

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:45 pm

Aren't we straying from the fag-o-cycle?

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