Edible hats at the ready guys...

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by tallbloke, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Again?????
     
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 4, 2003
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  2. Electronically timed at 133 when they first came out. OK, so not a true
    135, but pretty good nonetheless.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 4, 2003
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  3. *Waves*

    Which local paper is this bike in????
     
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 4, 2003
  4. Now that is the sort of bloody stupid useless motorcycle bet that
    deserves applause.

    Yours truly, amused and impressed.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 4, 2003
  5. tallbloke

    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman fascinated us all by saying...
    It was in Bedfordshire On Sunday. I dunno if we have the copy kicking
    around now. You've been gone a while, it's prolly sold now.
     
    Lozzo, Aug 4, 2003
  6. tallbloke

    Champ Guest

    What - the middle of summer, during a credit led [1] consumer boom?
    I'd say it was a perfect time to sell a bike.
    This is more likely due to the fact the potential market for Morini 3
    1/2 owners is very small. Well, you and Weggy, basically.

    [1] There's gonna be one hell of a crash round the corner, I reckon.
    It all feels very 1988 right now...
     
    Champ, Aug 5, 2003
  7. tallbloke

    Ben Blaney Guest

    Not while interest rates are so low. They're going to have to stay low
    to stimulate the economy, so things will be fine. For a while.
     
    Ben Blaney, Aug 5, 2003
  8. tallbloke

    Ben Blaney Guest

    This is true, but it's only one part of the economy. We are at full
    employment, apart from me and Bear, we have low interest rates, low
    inflation, a low tax take, everyone has equity in their property, and
    it's sunny.
    I imagine that there's always a seasonal dip, as people take their money
    on holiday.
     
    Ben Blaney, Aug 5, 2003
  9. tallbloke

    Ginge Guest

    ....and accountants, auditors, service managers, "process" people..

    "Come the revolution....."
     
    Ginge, Aug 5, 2003
  10. Champ said:
    I would say it's picking up - I just finished one job last Friday, and
    started in a new one on Monday... Took me about 4 applications to find
    this one (say 20 minutes looking for work). That's not too fucked in my
    book.
     
    Simon Atkinson, Aug 5, 2003
  11. tallbloke

    Ben Blaney Guest

    You all wear sheets and scary masks, and jump out on each other going
    "Wooooooo!"?
     
    Ben Blaney, Aug 5, 2003
  12. tallbloke

    deadmail Guest

    I don't know. I've always fancied one. Well since a mate
    of mine had one when we were about 18 (Nigel- chap who was
    in the next garage to us at Snetterton).
    I've been saying that for an age too. Also the whole
    property price thing. Hope you're wrong.
     
    deadmail, Aug 6, 2003
  13. tallbloke

    petrolcan Guest

    petrolcan wibbled ...
    I said *decent* bike.[/QUOTE]

    Picky bastard :)
    Well, that's the intention. I have this vision of you binning it yet
    it still running afterwards(1)

    (1) If it still runs we'll sell it to my thicko brother for twice the
    purchase price, he'll never know :)
     
    petrolcan, Aug 6, 2003
  14. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    The Older Gentleman was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Not only to new bikes sales - a few dealers I've been speaking to
    mentioned that they have to lower prices considerably for bikes like
    classic BMWs just in order to shift them at all. Looks like people
    will still buy if the price is low enough but the residual values went
    down the pan.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  15. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    The market for Morinis was generally smallish but as you say, there's
    a load of people around who wanted one back when they were 19 and
    couldn't afford one because they were so expensive when new. Exactly
    those people are normally the ones who pick up the cheapish 3 1/2s.
    Well, this particular pyramid scheme appears to be starting to
    collapse a bit atm, with fewer first time buyers entering the market.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  16. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Champ was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    It isn't. Try it :). I'm getting the impression that at least part of
    that credit is being used to make up for the fall in real income - I
    can't be the only one around here who's seen his real income fall due
    to the fact that my nominal gross income is the same as last year, but
    adjust it for inflation and the NI raise and my real income has gone
    done by about 5%. And that's not even taking into account that neither
    me nor any of my friends have received anything like a year-end bonus
    either, so that's probably another 10% less.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about it, but I can see that
    (a) I'm not the only person in this situation and (b) that it would be
    easy just to stick my head in the sand, get another credit card and
    carry on spending as before. But not for long, because I'd need to pay
    the money back...
    And TOG, and Burnt and quite a lot of others who would buy one if it's
    cheap enough. The one I just bought *was* cheap enough.
    Amen, brother Champ. Can't comment about the exact '1988/1989' feeling
    because I wasn't in the UK at the time but this Economics student here
    has been worried about people 'realising'[1] increases in value of
    their house.

    [1] By increased borrowing against *paper* profits. IMHO that's about
    as clever as borrowing against telecom shares in 1999.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  17. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Boots Blakeley was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Would that be the folks you're training up to do your jobs in six
    months? Just like, asking...
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  18. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Simon Atkinson was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    It depends on the sector you're looking in. Try London, each and every
    one of my mates who's changed jobs recently has had to take a pay
    *cut* - all of them are high-class developers with skills that are
    normally very sought after and some of them have been searching for
    more than a year.
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  19. tallbloke

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Boots Blakeley was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    But what the dear accountants tend to forget that is that managing a
    software project with at least half the team on the other side of the
    world is a total bastard. I know, I managed a localisation project
    some years back where the actual work was done on location. I don't
    think I'll ever do that again...
     
    Timo Geusch, Aug 6, 2003
  20. tallbloke

    Champ Guest

    Oh, I hope I'm right :) As long as I don't lose my job in the
    fallout, of course.
     
    Champ, Aug 6, 2003
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