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post #3061 of 52245
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
How bout you all just stop bickering and buy my stuff here.

Will do discounts for local delivery or pickup - just ask me.

Kthxbi



That's right, just tempt us with stuff we probably shouldn't be spending money on!
post #3062 of 52245
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
And what does any of that have to do with people losing their jobs?
If my experience is typical of calibre of SA working at Ed Harry, then it's no great loss. Just sayin'.
post #3063 of 52245
thought this would be a good place to chime in and say i got hit by a woman in a Dodge SUV overtaking me on my right hand side through a round about in cottesloe. im no lycra clad road warrior cyclist but i do use the roads when i need to.

i think the problem is cars not respecting cyclists personally.

in 30 years time everyone will be cycling or catching the bus.
post #3064 of 52245
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Originally Posted by tone76
If my experience is typical of calibre of SA working at Ed Harry, then it's no great loss. Just sayin'.
And who says your experience is typical? I'm sure it is not. And regardless, celebrating anyone losing their job in such circumstances is just...uncouth in the extreme. Heartless, really. Just sayin'
post #3065 of 52245
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
thought this would be a good place to chime in and say i got hit by a woman in a Dodge SUV overtaking me on my right hand side through a round about in cottesloe. im no lycra clad road warrior cyclist but i do use the roads when i need to.

i think the problem is cars not respecting cyclists personally.

in 30 years time everyone will be cycling or catching the bus.

Not me sir, i'll be on my hover board
post #3066 of 52245
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
And who says your experience is typical? I'm sure it is not. And regardless, celebrating anyone losing their job in such circumstances is just...uncouth in the extreme. Heartless, really.
For what it's worth, I've just come off of a period of unemployment due to the sudden shutdown of my previous employer and I bounced back relatively unscathed. No doubt the SAs will find gainful employment selling electricity door-to-door or something; I'm sure they'll cope. If it means a bit less crappy menswear on Adelaide streets, then that's a bonus. Meanwhile, back on topic ... I don't suppose you could make some (sensible) suggestions of which shops I should be looking at when I hit Melbourne in a few weeks? :P
post #3067 of 52245
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
Do the Luciano Barbera Cotton Pants fit true to size?
I haven't tried them on (and don't own any other pairs) but based on their measurements I would say that they are.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post
That's right, just tempt us with stuff we probably shouldn't be spending money on!
Hey what can I say, I just hate to see people fighting!
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Originally Posted by tone76 View Post
Meanwhile, back on topic ... I don't suppose you could make some (sensible) suggestions of which shops I should be looking at when I hit Melbourne in a few weeks? :P
Definitely try out Herringbone Pop into American Tailors Take a peek into Harrolds (for a laugh) Similary visit Henry Bucks (not as funny at Harrolds though) I've been meaning to visit P Johnson and chat about shirts (maybe you can go and report back?) Also I've heard good things about Beggar Man Thief Can't think of any others off the top of my head right now
post #3068 of 52245
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
Definitely try out Herringbone
Pop into American Tailors
Take a peek into Harrolds (for a laugh)
Similary visit Henry Bucks (not as funny at Harrolds though)
I've been meaning to visit P Johnson and chat about shirts (maybe you can go and report back?)
Also I've heard good things about Beggar Man Thief

Can think of any others off the top of my head right now

All good suggestions.
post #3069 of 52245
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
Not me sir, i'll be on my hover board
In my self lacing Nikes!
post #3070 of 52245
Does anyone here know the website that lets you make online purchases by proxy from e-tailers who will not ship to Australia? (Typically from US and UK). I think it is a paypal company.
post #3071 of 52245
Last word about the bike riding. Car drivers need to learn road rules as a requirement of driving on the road. What is preventing anyone with absolutely no knowledge of road rules/ laws being mixed in with potentially deadly traffic?
post #3072 of 52245
The bikes on roads topic is a subject very dear to me, being an ex road racer and also someone who still rides regularly for fitness and also drives 25,000km a year., I think I have both bases covered.

Unfortunately I need my car during the day to see clients etc, so riding is not a possibility anymore, but less cars on the road is good for the environment. Point 1.

Point 2. There are some idiot cyclists out there (competitive ones too), that tar the rest of us, but there are as many, actually far more ignorant, impatient drivers than them who seem to have no compassion when spouting the "get out of my way or i'll run you down cos you stole 5 seconds of my trip to work when I had to slow down to pass you very briefly" diatribe. We are talking about human lives here.

Point 3. It seems to be the cyclist that bear the brunt of frustration for gov's lack of cycling infrastructure (Jobro case in point). Luckily in Canberra, we have a lot of great roads, cycling lanes and good bike paths to minimise risk and create an enjoyable ride but having lived and ridden in Sydney, I know how dangerous it can be. Surprisingly, I have found the cities with less infrastructure like Sydney have the most tolerant drivers on the whole.

Personally while driving, I find motorcyclist's far more frustrating than cyclist's, even when putting my biases aside. Speeding, tailgating frequently, weaving in and out of traffic and using bicycle lanes to overtake while on the other hand putting ads on TV with Wayne Gardner saying "dont ride us off". It's bizarre really.

Anyway, we should all try and take a moment to be more tolerant of everyone on the roads whatever the way we get to where we are going before getting angry at someone who inconvenienced us for a miniscule part of our day.
post #3073 of 52245
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
thought this would be a good place to chime in and say i got hit by a woman in a Dodge SUV overtaking me on my right hand side through a round about in cottesloe. im no lycra clad road warrior cyclist but i do use the roads when i need to.

i think the problem is cars not respecting cyclists personally.

in 30 years time everyone will be cycling or catching the bus.

+1.

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
Point 2. There are some idiot cyclists out there (competitive ones too), that tar the rest of us, but there are as many, actually far more ignorant, impatient drivers than them who seem to have no compassion when spouting the "get out of my way or i'll run you down cos you stole 5 seconds of my trip to work when I had to slow down to pass you very briefly" diatribe. We are talking about human lives here.

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Anyway, we should all try and take a moment to be more tolerant of everyone on the roads whatever the way we get to where we are going before getting angry at someone who inconvenienced us for a miniscule part of our day.


I am Australian, but I've spent quite a bit of time in Japan.

I'm both fascinated and appalled by the Australian attitude toward cyclists. In my younger days, I did a lot of road cycling, as well at mountain biking and I really grew to dislike riding on the road - even though I always rode on the shoulder when possible. I had some people do some really, really stupid things - lean out the window and scream at me when driving past, honk the horn when driving past, and I even had a passenger lean out of a window and momentarily grab my jersey when driving past, which nearly killed me. Some people are total f&'kwits.

It's interesting to contrast the Australian attitude towards cycling with the Japanese attitude.
In Australia, many motorists regard cyclists as something to be (very) grudgingly tolerated - an inconvenience, something that shouldn't be allowed on the road. It's my road, not theirs - they don't pay anything for it, and they're slowing me down! Out of my way!

In Japan, despite the fact that the roads are often very narrow, motorists and cyclists co-exist remarkably well. Cars will crawl along behind cyclists until the cyclists turn off, or give way to them, and mothers regularly ferry babies and young children around with baby/child seats on the front and back of their bikes. I have no doubt that there are some accidents, but in general their is a remarkable tolerance for cyclists and despite the heavy traffic and narrow roads I have never felt unsafe or endangered whilst cycling in Tokyo.

I think that we in Australia would do well to learn from the attitudes of people in places like Tokyo and European countries in that regard.
post #3074 of 52245
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
thought this would be a good place to chime in and say i got hit by a woman in a Dodge SUV overtaking me on my right hand side through a round about in cottesloe. im no lycra clad road warrior cyclist but i do use the roads when i need to.

i think the problem is cars not respecting cyclists personally.

in 30 years time everyone will be cycling or catching the bus.

the roundabout next to the beehive montessori? that is an absolute asshole of a roundabout
post #3075 of 52245
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post
I too would also like to know this.

I'm very happy with the guy I go to in Mount Waverley, right near the station. He always enthuses about my shoes and loves getting high-end shoes to look after. He's a Church's fan. While you're there, there a 3 op shops you can try your luck in - he's right next to the Salvo's in Hamilton Place.
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