Is anyone else pissed off with the state indoctrination of the Olympigs?
You will enjoy. You will want this. We can make you enjoy this.
Feck the economic crisis sweeping the country, you can watch Bruce Forsyth carring a torch.
George Orwell must be turning in his grave.
What did Goebbels say? Tell a lie often enough and folk will believe it.
Another chance for the Eton schoolboys and the Rothschilds to piss all over us.
Is their any decent soaps on tonight?
Well, over the last couple of years or so I reckon the economic crisis has had plenty of coverage by the BBC. I ended up having to not listen to R4 in bed at night as I used to because it just made me miserable and angry.
It is so nice to have something positive to focus on instead.
Yes, I do get annoyed with the ridiculous sponsorship. Yes, the ticket arrangements were a farce. But blimmey, there are shedloads of fantastically talented sportsmen and women gracing our shores over the next couple of weeks, and that's plenty of cause for celebration. If you don't like it buy a box-set of DVD's and hole up for a fortnight, or head off into the wilds of Scotland for a backpacking adventure.
There is first of all the issue that Argos basically sell bicycle shaped objects rather than real bikes. Anything more than a very casual use is more than they are designed for.
However for me the real issues of buying from Argos are that you can't see it before buying (I know you can return stuff, but that is a real pain) or try it out for size. If you ask anyone who cycles regularly they will tell you that the single most important thing about a bike is that it fits you.
You'll generally get a lot more for your cash if you go 2nd-hand.
Make sure the bike fits you properly - a bargain is not a bargain unless it fits (same as boots!).
If you are on a really tight budget - look at your local tip. I got a perfectly serviceable MTB for my little lad for £2. It needed the back wheel truing a little bit, and a new gear cable. Many of the bikes there just need a bit of TLC to give them a totally new life.
I think the phrase I have most often heard applied to Alpkit is "value for money". I've not heard/seen people claiming that it is absolutely top end stuff, but that the quality is good, and you get a very good bang for your buck.