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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:44 am Reply with quote
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...There was a cycling team named "Renault Elf Cycles Gitane".

They were the best in their business. They had a great visual identity & the personality.

There was also a F1 team named "Renault Elf". Pretty innovative. Kept building motors for the best teams.

In 2011, there is no cycling team in sight. "Gitane " is being replaced by "Definitive". There's no way to distinguish These bikes from the others on the market.

In 2011 the Renault F1 team is now called... whatever. They replaced the "Renault" name on the rear wing of the Red Bull cars by "Infiniti" which is a new brand built by Renault & Nissan.

"Definitive"... "Infiniti"... French marketing is lame.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:45 pm Reply with quote
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Agreed. You made me sad today. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:04 pm Reply with quote
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Sorry. I needed to share...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:35 pm Reply with quote
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Once upon a time…………. (continued)

……… Fortunately though, a band of freedom fighters formed to preserve the old ways of Gitane. With guidance from Master Verktyg, many great machines have been restored to their former glory. Not wanting to stagnate and and become a narrow minded religion, this group of rebels adapted to some of the modern ways and welcomed the fixed conversions into their ranks. Now they keep the truth alive, riding the brand that has won more Tours than any other, dispelling the mythology that aero bikes are a new concept, and above all resisting the evil domination of Darth Moser and the driod-built machines of the Asian Bike Empire.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:20 pm Reply with quote
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Laughing Laughing Laughing

... And I'm the smuggler riding a fake Gitane. I'm calling it. The "Aluminium Falcon" !

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:44 pm Reply with quote
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Laughing
I think we might need to re-name the Delta bars S-Foils pretty soon.

I wonder how long we can carry on with this thread before Emperor Sandman uses the dark side of the force to strangle us on other sides of the planet? Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:49 pm Reply with quote
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No worries. I'll use princess Emma as a shield. The Force is strong in this one.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:35 am Reply with quote
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Laughing Laughing star wars nerds Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:18 am Reply with quote
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... And proud !

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:33 am Reply with quote
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Lol im almost as bad tho, i like star trek(original) , but not convention,clothes wearing collecting type of trekie Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:28 am Reply with quote
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Excellent ! Have Scotty beam us up so that we can all discuss this together !

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:11 pm Reply with quote
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Just have Scotty beam me a Delta! Laughing

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Enough!!! 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:41 pm Reply with quote
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ENOUGH OF THIS DRIVEL!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:16 pm Reply with quote
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A little late there, Chas. Vader?

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Darth Chas. 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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sandranian wrote:
A little late there, Chas. Vader?

Well... I missed a year! Laughing

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