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FlyTexas
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Backseat Driver

Post by FlyTexas » 15 Aug 2019, 17:58

A 1901 Progress. Interesting.
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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Airspeed » 16 Aug 2019, 13:04

Thanks Brian :thumbsup:
Interesting concept.

I see that they were built by Coventry Cycle Company.
A reminder of days past; today I spotted a packet of McVitties' chocolate coated digestive biscuits, only to find that they were made in Turkey, "from local and imported ingredients".
McVitties not British? Is nothing sacred? :doh:

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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Nigel H-J » 16 Aug 2019, 13:31

"from local and imported ingredients".
McVitties not British? Is nothing sacred? :doh:
Not anymore apparently, local ingredients will be Turkish and imported ingredients will be from anywhere in the EU apart from our little England! :rant:

Have you also noted that the registration is EU? :wall:

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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Tako_Kichi » 16 Aug 2019, 15:47

Airspeed wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 13:04
I see that they were built by Coventry Cycle Company.
There's a name I've not heard in a dog's age! For my 13th birthday (1970) my parents scrimped and saved to put a deposit on a Coventry Eagle bicycle with the rest on the drip (HP). Metallic emerald green it was with 3 gears! Boy those gears made a difference in my 2.5 mile ride to and from school each day as it was uphill both ways, literally, as I had to cross a steep ridge between my house and the school!

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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Vancouver » 16 Aug 2019, 19:31

Ahh memories, mine was a Dawes Debonair. Left home to go to college and my mom sold it without even asking me. Loved that bike. :(
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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Airspeed » 17 Aug 2019, 03:13

Tako_Kichi wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 15:47
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For my 13th birthday (1970) my parents scrimped and saved to put a deposit on a Coventry Eagle bicycle with the rest on the drip (HP).
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Undoubtedly an old photo Larry! :agree:
When we went to buy bikes for the family some years back, I was very disappointed that they had done away with the tool bag, tools, pump, pump holding spikes, mudguards, and any clamps to hold lights. The dealer said people would only steal that stuff if it was fitted, but strangely had all those accessories available to buy, (except the tool bag). :dunno:

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Re: Backseat Driver

Post by Filonian » 17 Aug 2019, 17:15

FlyTexas wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 17:58


Brian
Made a lovely jig saw :agree: .

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i4f6oxly3niw ... S.exe?dl=0



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