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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Feb 2016, 00:29

CitroJim wrote: Looking forward to reading those whilst I sip my decaff soy latte :D
Yes, fear not Jim, The Pickled Egg is right on trend. People apparently would prefer to meet and chat over a coffee and cake these days, than over the traditional pint. The landlord of the PE is ahead of the game and has installed one of these 50's icons of Italian Coffee Machine design, and the staff have been training on how to froth milk (soy and cow) so you can get a decent latte.

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by CitroJim » 01 Feb 2016, 05:14

Excellent :D Love that coffee machine...

Special soy milk is needed, one that won't curdle...

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Feb 2016, 17:44

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CitroJim wrote:Cycling Weekly celebrates its 125th year of publication this year and in fact only a couple of issues have been missed in that time due to world wars!
oldbike.eu-The online bicycle museum has a wealth of information including a full reproduction of "Cycling" magazine from July 24th 1897.
Rather than momentous occasions recorded by historians, magazines reveal issues and attitudes affecting ordinary people. Editorial comments and readers’ letters show how folks felt about things at the time. For example, a recurring theme of 1890s magazines is reports of death and injury due to riding at speed downhill – a big problem for cyclists with fixed-wheel bikes until the freewheel hub was invented at the end of the decade.
I tend to agree with the quote from the site re old magazines...there is always something interesting to be found whatever the subject. Looks like in the summer of 1897 Endurance Steel Balls were de rigueur for the cycling enthusiast :)

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by CitroJim » 01 Feb 2016, 18:23

I love those old adverts Neil...

Interesting bit about downhill deaths and freewheel hubs... The fixed gear or 'fixie' was only partially the problem, the other one was lousy brakes on early bikes... They were truly atrocious....

The 'fixie' is now making a big comeback, especially with cycle couriers. Some enthusiasts say they offer a purer form of cycling..

Me personally I would rather have my 11-speed dérailleur and freewheel hub any day...

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Feb 2016, 19:02

NewcastleFalcon wrote: and the staff have been training on how to froth milk (soy and cow) so you can get a decent latte.

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Strange names the staff have

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Feb 2016, 19:36

Stickyfinger wrote: Strange names the staff have
"goat" and "ewe" were on holiday that week :-D

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Feb 2016, 19:58

CitroJim wrote:I love those old adverts Neil...
That "St Jabob's Oil" isn't shy about its claims. Should probably get a few bottles in for the next "absinthe night", should be able to sell a few just before closing time.

i like the bit from the tandem advert
We illustrate our Tandem to accomodate a skirted lady on the front seat
I think I would like a tandem called a Royal Westminister---particuarly one who's ball-head and front forks have proved to be emminently satisfactory and reliable!

And in these on-line, click, buy and have delivered days, nice to see "write for a price list" as the first step in the purchase process :)

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by CitroJim » 02 Feb 2016, 10:18

NewcastleFalcon wrote:And in these on-line, click, buy and have delivered days, nice to see "write for a price list" as the first step in the purchase process :)
It doesn't seem so long ago to me that most firms offered catalogues by post on sending them an SAE (Stamped Addressed Envelope). Their ads in periodicals often had a little form to fill in and send off to make the process even easier..

I well remember doing this often as a youngster, mainly to outfits that specialised in radio and electronics clearance; often headquartered in the Tottenham Court Road.. In those days it was a Mecca for the likes of me. So different these days although ghosts remain there...

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Feb 2016, 22:52

Always ready with a fresh selection of ales, the Pickled Egg is happy to announce the arrival (all the way from Norwich) of

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Nicely compliments a bit of new reading material all the way from France, recently installed in the PE snug library

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by CitroJim » 18 Feb 2016, 09:57

Ohh lovely, a yellow DS! Gorgeous 8-)

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Mar 2016, 21:51

The Pickled Egg aims to be the number one virtual Pub for serving car related ales....

Here's one featuring an ELVA, subject of a whatsthisthen? no less

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by bobins » 06 Mar 2016, 21:55

Marvellous, this round's on me :-D

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Mar 2016, 22:33

This one's just come in from Ontario Canada....Neustadt Springs Brewery to be precise...

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...Along with this from Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by bobins » 06 Mar 2016, 22:56

NewcastleFalcon wrote:This one's just come in from Ontario Canada....Neustadt Springs Brewery to be precise...

...Along with this from Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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Both of them look like you need a knife and fork to drink them - just my kind of beer =P~

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Re: "The Pickled Egg"-your virtual local!

Post by CitroJim » 07 Mar 2016, 10:26

We need a beer called LHM now ;)

In a green can of course...