Member25 September 2008 at 8:03 pm
What’s your favourite local bike shop ❓
There are 3 options, and the poll is going to run for 20 days.
Member25 September 2008 at 8:06 pm
im not in the area so cant vote but to be honest, the internet for me, although i do like a good look around the shops to see the bikes in the flesh, and the banter of course
Member25 September 2008 at 9:44 pm
Not sure about the other shops but I have used bikescene for years… What they dont know isn’t worth knowin! The staff are friendly and always realy helpful, maybe thats why visa is so hudge….
Ohh I am going tomorrow but I think the visa will stay at home….
Member26 September 2008 at 8:39 am
Surprised to hear i’ve heard of the top two in a possitive way, presumabably on BR and other places…
think i know who from actually, guy i know used to live in your neck of the woods, had astrong sense of bike shop loyalty and didn’t usually buy online…
A good LBS is priceless though i’ve found recently after issues with my meta, even if not that local, (mines 15 miles away – in fact its the furthest local shop i know of tbh) 😀
Member26 January 2009 at 9:47 pm
Hi, I’m an Italian biker, and I wold like buy a Specialzed stumpy from bikescene.co.uk, please have you any feedback for bikescene?
Have you never bought from bikescene?
Are they serious?
thanks for the answers.
excuse my English.
Yours sincerely Gabriele
Member26 January 2009 at 9:59 pm
nice 1, an italian biker, does that mean your good then 😉
not sure on the shop as i dont live in the area, but allot of lads on here will 😉
Member26 January 2009 at 10:00 pm
Yes they are a very good bike shop. I use them all the time.
Hope they can sort you out with what you want.
Member26 January 2009 at 10:18 pm
I have noticed lots of nice bike bits on sale on ebay have questions from European ebayers asking if the seller will deliver to mainland Europe.
As the Euro has gained 25% against the £, our prices must look like a bargin to them 😕
problem is that as most international companies buy their bits from around the world in US Dollars, as this has also risen in value against the £ by a similar amount, it might mean the price of new bikes will rise once the current stocks have gone 🙁
Member26 January 2009 at 10:21 pm
My stuff is mostly from J D Whisker of Goffs Oak. Just found a shop in High Wycombe where the manager remembers me from my time trial days. 😛
Member26 January 2009 at 10:29 pm
Bike Scene is my Choice,But Bike Scene and Westbrook nock the price down a bit for me,mostly bike scene that do it lol”I Spend ALOT”meaning my Dad 😉
Member26 January 2009 at 10:32 pm
Just found a shop in High Wycombe where the manager remembers me from my time trial days. 😛
Does the old folks home know he still works in the shop sometimes Steve 😉
I would advocate that we all try to use our local bike shops during the comming year as the “R” word will mean that they will have a decreace in the leasure market to contend with and they will have to be ultra competitive against the big chains, meaning lower margins and lower profits making it hard for the marginal ones to continue.
It could be a case of use it or loose it and we will be left with buying on line or Halfrauds 🙁
Member26 January 2009 at 10:35 pm
i allways have big chats when down my local bike shop with the owners, workers.
and bike shops make very very low profits
something like energy gells they almost allways loose mony on, and it is more of a service than any thing 😉
Member26 January 2009 at 10:35 pm
Does the old folks home know he still works in the shop sometimes Steve
Please don’t take the pi55 out of someone who gives me good discount when I flash by WW2 ration book to him! 😉 😀