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Discontinued 04-30-2021 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by SailDesign (Post 12295481)
Hmmm... Similar - born in the US, moved to UK at 5, then back "here" at 29. Now 66. Since Mrs Sails is UK-ish we both still have our accents.

Don't ever lose it, it helps to sound English sometimes!

SailDesign 04-30-2021 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Discontinued (Post 12301571)
Don't ever lose it, it helps to sound English sometimes!

Oh, believe me we found that out quickly. :D

I've worked with a French guy, an English South African (as opposed to Boer) and a Kiwi for 2/3 of my time back here. Helps to keep it.

GladesGuy 04-30-2021 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Discontinued (Post 12301571)
Don't ever lose it, it helps to sound English sometimes!

I think you're required to surrender your accent when you apply for US citizenship...:)

SailDesign 04-30-2021 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GladesGuy (Post 12301717)
I think you're required to surrender your accent when you apply for US citizenship...:)

Was a citizen at birth, so no surrender necessary. :)

gcrank1 06-10-2021 11:47 AM

Help
 
Hey Disco, please tell me how 'Bisley' is supposed to be pronounced.

Discontinued 06-10-2021 11:53 AM

Hi Gcrank

It s pronounced "Bizz-lee"

Unless you are really posh, then its pronounced "Bizz-lay"

Hoping to go at some point soon, its just finding the time and money. whenever I have the money I lack the time and then when ever I have the time I lack the money

gcrank1 06-10-2021 05:05 PM

Thanx Disco, now I can give the definitive word to those here that are contending it is 'Beez'-lee'
:bthumb:

whiplash 06-11-2021 01:06 PM

I read where BoJo was given a new American bicycle. Is that an appropriate gift for a Brit?

Why can Brits make quality bicycles like Trek or Specialized? :rolleyes:

gcrank1 06-11-2021 04:01 PM

Ha, At one time it was so! I have a (1972)BSA, a Triumph and a gents and ladies Raleighs with the SA 3 speed; all Raleigh built models. They were the bikes to have back in the day when we Americans were still on old-school single speed coaster brake bikes.
My Trek was been set up with a bit larger frame and appointments much like those Brit touring bikes so it fits me better than the 'English Racers' of my pre-motorcycle youth.
Time moves on and what once was the state of the art does also......and manufacturing suffers when a country becomes an information shuffling center rather than really producing something 'of substance'.

Discontinued 06-11-2021 04:14 PM

Very true British bikes where very much ahead of the curve, we had a racing culture with the TT

We have always paid very high prices for fuel which lead to small efficient vehicles using exotic materials such as alloys even back in the 50's our country roads are ancient and very narrow

An American 1950's car would fill both lanes!, which is why we need tiny cars.


Also we are a nation of tinkerers and men in sheds and crackpot inventors

The Accuracy international British army sniper rifle was actually built and designed by three guys in a shed

There was a time where there was no such thing as bad rimfire ammo,

Anything that said Eley/Webley/BSA/Triumph on it was good.

LtCrunch 06-12-2021 06:26 AM

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I loved British bikes when I was young and dumb enough to ride them everywhere. BSAs,Triumphs, Nortons...here was my last one. She was a real peach!

Frank

cdiver2 06-12-2021 07:55 AM

Cafe racer, those were the good old days

SailDesign 06-12-2021 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by whiplash (Post 12359097)
I read where BoJo was given a new American bicycle. Is that an appropriate gift for a Brit?

Why can Brits make quality bicycles like Trek or Specialized? :rolleyes:

There was a time when Raleigh and Carlton were names to be conjured with. Sadly, times pass.

LtCrunch 06-12-2021 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by cdiver2 (Post 12359835)
Cafe racer, those were the good old days

I always went for sport/touring bikes Cdiver. The cafe racer craze of the 70's was interesting but the riding position was horrendous for anything other than short hops bar to bar. No room for your sweety on the back either ;)

Frank

gcrank1 06-12-2021 09:20 AM

I still have my 1981 Yamaha SR 500 'thumper' all built in the day as an old school, real-deal, Brit inspired cafe racer; yes, in BRG. It has done the tonne.
Kick start only and with my dodgy rt leg it hasnt been started in 3 years.
It will likely be found one day by some barn picker, layer of thick dust on a tarp......


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