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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    I like listening to old radio programmes on the internet. This is probably of more interest to UK listeners (sorry), but I remember listening as a child to the Clitheroe Kid, and who can forget Hancocks half hour, and of course The Navy Lark. Does anyone remember "Have a go?"with Wilfred Pickles, I have memories of going to one of his shows. They don't seem to make comedy like they used to, or is my age catching up with me.


    Margaret
    I remember all of those plus, The Goons and beyond our Ken, 'ITMA' does that ring a bell ? no its not your age its these youngsters have a different sense of humor. Dick Barton, Paul Temple.

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    no its not your age its these youngsters have a different sense of humor.
    Or lack thereof.

    (For Goons etc repeats see link to BBC7 in earlier post)
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Yes, there will never be more Goons, that show was a one off.

    I love this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jovKdnhRC5Q

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    The opening post reminded me of my current two-wheeled ride. However, before I tell you about it- a little background, first.

    Back in the day, Schwinn's major plant was a location on Kostner Ave. in Chicago, IL, USA. In fact, there was a person or two in our community that made a living working at that plant. Well, anyway-- in my mid-teens, I was given a red Schwinn LeTour. It was a little over 30 pounds, and built like a brick (****-house). The steel that went into the frame probably came from the work of other neighbors such as the ones who worked the mills of US Steel & Bethlehem Steel in Gary, IN, Inland Steel at Indiana Harbor, or Wisconsin Steel on the South Side of the City.

    The underlying point of this was- the manufacturer was confident that it was built like brick- to the point that they offered a life-time frame guarantee. Any frame failure- they replaced the frame-- no questions asked. Now, I put enough youthful energy and questionable riding-surface choices into that ride that I actually collected on the frame guarantee. Only thing was- they no longer made the LeTour, so I instead got the frame for the Super LeTour- perhaps one of the last frames to roll off the line of the Kostner Ave. plant prior to its closing. [The story is on the front-plate: mine says "Schwinn/Chicago," foreign-made frames made after the plant-closing say "Schwinn/Quality."]

    That frame was made over 30 years ago- and has seen some spirited use, as well- but it's still going strong. I've had occasional looks at more "modern" bikes, and discovered that to replace the one I have with a similar model would cost over $600.00. So, when I'm two-wheelin' it, I'm still aboard my "classic." And- after a fashion, I find some balance and symmetry to the fact that my bike & me came into being in the same town.
    The truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent- William Blake, from Auguries of Innocence

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    OK from bikes to cars, anybody go back this far?

    Ford Model A around 1930, Canadian Ford V8 1935 roadster, Austin 7s around 1933-37 (Taken at a classic car show 2003)
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    Cheers MIKE.

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    No I don't go back that far, but lovely cars.


    Margaret

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    The V8 is about a year younger than me.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Well you both look very good, if I may say so.


    Margaret

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    [blushes] flattery could get you where you don't want to be [/blushes]
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    Well you both look very good, if I may say so.


    Margaret
    I see the cars but where is mike ??
    The oldest that I had was a 1935 Morris 10/4 similar to this one on the right, Maroon:


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    Looks like the Wolesley is brewing up, tea for two?
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Since I have a new computer, I was thinking about some of the other
    ones I used to have. Remember the Commadore 64, IBM 5150, and
    Radio shack? The other thing I remember in the oldies is the music
    of the 70s and 80s.
    judy tooley

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    Ah that's not really old Judy, us lot are rambling pre 1950s, you're only a young girl in our eyes!
    Cheers MIKE.

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    I do remember the Commadore 64 Judy, computers have changed so much since then.

    I remember a time when we all walked to school, now it's get the car out.


    Margaret

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    First Computer

    Mine was an Osborne I, a 'portable' that weighed in at about 25 pounds. People used to wonder about the guys and gals waiting to head for the computer club meeting - carrying what looked like a portable sewing machine. Some jokers claimed you could always tell who had an Osborne - one arm was longer than the other from carrying the thing! I still have mine - with it's 64K RAM and 184K floppy disk drives - not to mention the four inch built in screen. Boy would I have trouble seeing that today. At the time though - they were a great little machine.

    ATB! Rusty

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