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Old 05-04-2014, 10:55 AM
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Just got the new issue of 100%, the 3rd one with Blue at the helm.

There are definitley improvements over those issues since Nik. I like the more indepth articles, the bigger issues, it was good to see the "rogues gallery " back in the new issue.

Things i 'm not so sure on are no letters pages (i think this keeps it a readers mag", no scantily clad model on the cover, or the centerfold cover bike (I'm old fashioned, i like that in my bike mags - sad i know. The mag is certainly more polished and professional since Blue took over though.

Blue said it was about the builders and the readers, so this is my imitial thoughts. Whats others opinions.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:57 PM
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I think Blue said somewhere that no-one had sent any letters - can't publish what she ain't got!
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:33 PM
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first skip through and I like it
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:08 PM
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well i think the mag is ok, up to its usual standard i feel , but my postman is dissapointed there is no model on the cover! also i did like the buffoonery, have we run out of jokes guys?. i think the mag continues to cover any variety of bikes not like the competition who seem to specialise in one machine. the article on the 500 quid bomber hits home, great.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:59 PM
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I'm loving the magazine. Apart from some pillock on a green bike near the back!



Actually, I now need a better pic!
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:19 PM
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not sure about it time will tell, i did like the buffoonery & letters pages,
i have untill jan to see how it goes,
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:21 PM
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well i think the mag is ok, up to its usual standard i feel , but my postman is dissapointed there is no model on the cover! also i did like the buffoonery, have we run out of jokes guys?. i think the mag continues to cover any variety of bikes not like the competition who seem to specialise in one machine. the article on the 500 quid bomber hits home, great.
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Unfortunately, the only joke I got is "What do Seahawks fans do when the Superbowl is over? Watch the half-time show"; and I don't think this is the right forum for that joke - but to anyone who gets it, enjoy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:22 AM
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well i got the joke fenrir, send it in haha. back to the point though, just read the mag again last night, cover to cover again, a months far to long! p.s. more coverage of s.west rallies please!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:49 AM
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I'm missing buffoonery too, I like jokes
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:32 AM
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Sorrysorrysorry - I haven't been on the forum nearly as much as I should and for that I apologise.

All comments noted and taken on board.

Whistler/Quasar: The absence of the Letters page is, like BikerGran says, just down to the fact that we haven't received letters! Personally, I blame FB. It's a generalisation, but people tend to only write letters when they want to complain and if they can go onto social media and blow off steam immediately (and get reactions), that's a more instant gratification than writing into a magazine and waiting weeks to see it in print. It's something that's affecting magazines whatever the subject.

Whistler/Mickthecrane: Worry not, the glamorous young ladies were only having a month off to titivate themselves. We just thought it would be nice to mix things up, do something different once in a while.

Quasar/Mickthecrane/Noisy Git: Actually, Mick, you're not that far off the mark with the 'Have we run out of jokes' question! It's not so much that as partly needing the space and also the fact that I'm not up to speed with past Bufferoonies. I don't want to print a page of jokes I think are hilarious, only for everyone to say 'We read that one last year'. I might actually throw the jokes submission open on the 100% Group (and I know that many of you prefer the forum to the FB group|) and see if we can do a regular Joke of the Week type thing. Honestly, I'm still kicking ideas around on many things.

But thank you for the feedback - it is appreciated - and for not crucifying me. x
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:26 PM
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Part of the joke thing could also be that the dirty\un PC jokes that you lot want to read and find funny are just not really allowable now adays...
In the early days of the mag I walked a very very fine line with the jokes, refusing to print anything that didnt make me at least snigger... and was often slated by advertisers for the content... even lost one long term advertiser as he called me a racist...which I took great exception to..
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:53 PM
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Just been looking at the latest issue, I love it!
I think the mix and variety of articles is excellent, a wide range of bikes , so many low priced inspirational builds... I really like the fact that there is so much to read, so much going on, biker hangouts, events, and interesting people to read about, the quality of writing and pictures is great too. this is defo the way to go, and so far above the competition its out of sight...
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Actually you've reminded me there Pat-I'm another who loves the low budget shed built bikes. I don't mind seeing the occasional big money professional job just to see what the other half are doing but I don't feel they have much relevance to me-I have to make the bits in my shed and then assemble the bikes outside as my shed aint even big enough to fit a bike in! I also like to read the more technical stuff, even though I'm a time-served engineer I'm old enough to realise there's an awful lot I don't know and I'm always after learning more
I'd be up for contributing jokes on here-I warn you now though I have a broad (read as very sick) sense of humour
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It was a low budget build in BSH that inspired me to get my bike triked!

And look at all the adventures THAT led to!
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I'd like to see the mag continue to be aimed at the more average kinda people,not the open cheque book brigade.I like to a broad range of machines,biker has always provided this.Any other views I have have already been raised
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I'm not impressed by cheque book engineering or catalogue fabrication.

A good bike should be:

Designed in the pub on a beer mat.
Built in a shed.
The parts acquired from a breakers.
And ridden,

If a friend of a friend did the wiring that's good. If a pro welder stuck the frame together it's fine.
These things make it "organic"

If friends donate parts that brings the bike alive, it makes it part of the family.

It's great to see this sort of stuff in the mag.
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It looks like we're getting our old mag back! Yay!
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It looks like we're getting our old mag back! Yay!
But a lot more professionally put together, Blue's writing is much , much better than mine ever was...
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Flamin' 'Eck! I haven't even had chance to read last month's yet! Blue is working too fast!
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well thanks for the response blue, its nice to know someone is listening! as for crucifixion, i believe there are certain parts of the s.west that still practice, so be warned................
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Thank you Critch - and Mick, I do sneak in here now and then and have an eavesdrop! You should have changed the locks...
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I'm not impressed by cheque book engineering or catalogue fabrication.

A good bike should be:

Designed in the pub on a beer mat.
Built in a shed.
The parts acquired from a breakers.
And ridden,

If a friend of a friend did the wiring that's good. If a pro welder stuck the frame together it's fine.
These things make it "organic"

If friends donate parts that brings the bike alive, it makes it part of the family.

It's great to see this sort of stuff in the mag.
↑↑ this....

but none of that matt black ... i smacked it with my lump hamner to maje it look used and tied this dead ferret to it cos zombies dont like dead animals or black paint" type of shit

an personally i say keep the birds off the bikes... stand them in the background if they have to be in there, hate trying to look at something interesting on a bike through thighs and camel toes
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Thank you Critch - and Mick, I do sneak in here now and then and have an eavesdrop! You should have changed the locks...
I think banning the editor is a sackable offence
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No, don't ban the new one! The old one yes, but not the new one!
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No, don't ban the new one! The old one yes, but not the new one!
Ahem... I think you mean the middle one....
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Or maybe just say the male one...
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You know who I mean, Pat! The one that needs stabilisers on HIS wheels...
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Best thing about 100% that has stood the mag out from the competition has always been that 90% of the bikes seemed to be something anyone could aspire to build, I skipped most articles that refered to custom parts catalouges or engineering firms for every component, likewise most bikes where the engine alone is costing 4 figures. Ok it is nice to drool over the odd vincent V twin every now and again but it is nice to see a single cylinder 125 or 250 twin that can be run on no budgett but has some nice touches. Nowt wrong with paying a pro for a bit of lathe work or pro welding but I doubt I'm alone in thinking I only want to see occassional writeups on the entierly cheqbook bikes - sometimes something can be so techy that a cheqbook bike is the only way.
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