• Clasica San Sebastian1 year 7 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:This guy

    livestrongnick wrote:
    This guy is in twice

    J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 15.5
    J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 16.2 Thinking

    Sorry my mistake Jose and Jesus D Oh

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoWhat does (sic) mean by the

    What does (sic) mean by the way ?

    As for your reply, yes from that reply i would say you are a bit patronising.

    But then again none of us are perfect are we Wink

  • Clasica San Sebastian1 year 7 weeks agoThis guy is in twice J.

    This guy is in twice

    J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 15.5
    J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 16.2 Thinking

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 7 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Saturdayboy wrote:
    Rumpo Kids' Glyndebourne comparison doesn't really make sense as that is a ticketed event with weekend tickets at circa £200, its a different business model. You could say the same about a Stones gig or any other ticketed event that makes revenue. Watching a road race is free, but the benefit is to local business as a whole and not just the promoter. Anyway Opera as an art form is heavily publicly subsidised and probably wouldn't survive commercially if it wasn't. Feel like I'm straying from the point a bit.....can't wait for grand depart next year.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm looking forward to the tour myself. As you say the benefit is to the promoter and LOCAL business. So why the subsidy from Central Government?

    Look at the Olympics, how much tax payer money was thrown into that and here in the north east i'm still waiting to see how it has helped us. i expect it will be a long wait. However the Grand Depart is up here and will ultimately help us up here.

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks ago[sic] should really be in

    [sic] should really be in square brackets, not parentheses

    Nerd

    Big Grin

  • Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'1 year 7 weeks agoI'd like to agree with you

    I'd like to agree with you but the media circus that has been running on this a-hole has kind of got the worlds interest. The director is lucky he admitted to doping half way through production as it's probably going to be a more compelling watch to the average Joe than a doc that is simply about some "amazing cyclist who just keeps winning".

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:As you say the benefit

    Quote:
    As you say the benefit is to the promoter and LOCAL business. So why the subsidy from Central Government?

    Cos the tourism benefits will be felt far more widely than just Yorkshire. People flying into Gatwick/Heathrow/Edinburgh/Birmingham/Manchester, travelling to Yorkshire, maybe a stop off somewhere else - after all I've been to France to see the Tour but I don't pop over, watch it for a day and come back, I fit it in as part of a week long holiday.

    And besides, the Tour isn't just Yorkshire, the whole "Grand Depart" thing encompasses three days, 2 in Yorkshire then Cambridge to London.

    Central Government offers a whole host of regional grants etc, it's still got a remit to support the entire UK.

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoI'd echo robert.brady's

    I'd echo robert.brady's comment, you probably got what you asked for.

    The warehouse may not even be in the same location.

    If it's important to you then visit a bricks & mortar shop.

  • Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'1 year 7 weeks ago*pedantic correction to a

    *pedantic correction to a pedantic correction: Armstrong only finished the tour course in the fastest time in six of those seven years. One year he took a shortcut across a field and thus covered less distance than the official route. Wink

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoNot patronising, just a bit

    Not patronising, just a bit rude, IMO.

    Surprised they were rude back though, they obviously don't want your custom.

  • Just in: Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti V21 year 7 weeks agodjtrax wrote:I managed to

    djtrax wrote:
    I managed to pick up a Mk I frame a couple of months ago for £700 Big Grin This meant I could up-spec the wheels and groupset. She look good:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stepney/sets/72157632926286250/

    Rode it on La Marmotte this year, and she went like a dream both up and down hill.

    Wow, looks nice. It definitely deserves decent wheels. £700 is an absolute bargain for that frame

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 7 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:So why

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    So why the subsidy from Central Government?

    we don't live in a free market, local government is funded by central government, council tax is a pitance in the grander scheme.

    You might as well ask why eads is subsidised, or why uk coal, or the trains, the buses etc etc etc

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    (sic)(sic) isn't necessarily patronising. It just indicates that the error was made by the person being quoted, and not the person using the quotation.

    Your first word should have been capitalized; how does that make you feel?

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoUsing (sic) isn't necessarily

    Using (sic) isn't necessarily patronising. It just indicates that the error was made by the person being quoted, and not the person using the quotation.

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoPot meet Kettle... Seriously,

    Pot meet Kettle...

    Seriously, opening with "That’s not exactly the best customer service is it…?" ie, 'you are not doing you job right' wasn't a good move, not that he actually answered your question. Believe it or not some companies are not short of customers and can view you as a load of hassle, so diplomacy is always worth while. Just rant at your keyboard then compose something really clear and PUSH for the information, let politeness be your revenge.

    Escalation doesn't get you what you want, honestly I had some guy today say he would get me fired because he would not give me two letters from his Mothers Maiden Name even though he knew the answer. It took him 10 minutes to do something that should take 2, he talked to my Manager, who later just said 'He was just on one today.'

    PS: Sticking (sic) in any quote is instantly patronizing (American spelling might be distasteful to you, but is not incorrect) and definitely will get anyone's back up on the internet. Especially as you don't know if it is a genuine spelling error or just a quick typo as, you know, people are always in a hurry.

    PPS: umm... just, Yes.

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 7 weeks agoI'd have left out the line

    I'd have left out the line about not being in the warehouse but the rest of his answer is fine in my opinion.

    If you'd asked him a question regarding, for example, compatibility then there is a right and wrong answer. Your question, as he points out, is subjective and there is no correct answer. If he gave you a definite answer and you disagreed with it when you received the goods, would you hold him at fault?

    I don't like the tone of your reply and wouldn't too willing to help if I got an email like that. So yes: you a a patronising so and so.

    Rob

  • Video: Experiments in speed. Framebuilder Tom Donhou sees how fast he can go drafting a Ford Zephyr1 year 7 weeks agoThat was brilliant and very

    That was brilliant and very inspirational. Keep it up. Great stuff

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 7 weeks agopmr wrote:Cipollini's got

    pmr wrote:
    Cipollini's got bikes to sell, so keeps quiet. I wouldn't buy one.
    Would like to see the "suspected clean" list.

    Seems appropriate that the Vini Fantini team uses them then Wink

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 7 weeks agoSaturdayboy wrote:Rumpo Kids'

    Saturdayboy wrote:
    Rumpo Kids' Glyndebourne comparison doesn't really make sense as that is a ticketed event with weekend tickets at circa £200, its a different business model. You could say the same about a Stones gig or any other ticketed event that makes revenue. Watching a road race is free, but the benefit is to local business as a whole and not just the promoter. Anyway Opera as an art form is heavily publicly subsidised and probably wouldn't survive commercially if it wasn't. Feel like I'm straying from the point a bit.....can't wait for grand depart next year.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm looking forward to the tour myself. As you say the benefit is to the promoter and LOCAL business. So why the subsidy from Central Government?

  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11-speed gear system1 year 7 weeks agoIt's not just bicycles. I

    It's not just bicycles. I prefer slow roasted to microwaved, letters to emails, hand sewn to machine stitched, bespoke to mass produced, manual to automatic, Heath Robinson to Isaac Asimov.

  • Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'1 year 7 weeks ago*Pedantic correction: Lance

    *Pedantic correction: Lance only finished the tour course in the fastest time, that is a documented fact. 'Won' is a subjective term.

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 7 weeks agoRumpo Kids' Glyndebourne

    Rumpo Kids' Glyndebourne comparison doesn't really make sense as that is a ticketed event with weekend tickets at circa £200, its a different business model. You could say the same about a Stones gig or any other ticketed event that makes revenue. Watching a road race is free, but the benefit is to local business as a whole and not just the promoter. Anyway Opera as an art form is heavily publicly subsidised and probably wouldn't survive commercially if it wasn't. Feel like I'm straying from the point a bit.....can't wait for grand depart next year.

  • Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'1 year 7 weeks agolance won the tour from

    lance won the tour from 99-2005 not 2006 as in article Wink

    with regard to the movie, i'm looking forward to someone who can make movies put their spin on cycling, and what better subject than lance, a microcosm of the corruption/deceit/cheating that unfortunately pervades pro cycling and most other pro sports

  • Long-awaited Lance Armstrong movie to be released this year as 'The Armstrong Lie'1 year 7 weeks agoThis is not the movie we have

    This is not the movie we have all been waiting for. We are waiting for the dramatic movie with Joseph Gordon-Three-Names or Bradley Cooper skinnying it up and being all angsty, evasive and aggressive. Oscar nom stuff that, chew the furniture. Oh irony if they won the gold statue whilst Armstrong looses all his.

  • How to carry extra fluid?1 year 7 weeks agoIn Europe they call shandy a

    In Europe they call shandy a 'Radler' as it is mighty refreshing for a thirsty cyclist but won't get you drunk, well a pint won't.