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by nullemont
25 Sep 2016, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: is it usual...to pay prior to testing bicycle
Replies: 52
Views: 3477

Re: is it usual...to pay prior to testing bicycle

having had more than one bike stolen by someone wanting a test ride we now insist on a card swipe for the full value of the bike(as per our insurance policy) or we send a member of staff along on the test ride.
by nullemont
4 Nov 2015, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a Brompton - any bargain opportunities ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5484

Re: Buying a Brompton - any bargain opportunities ?

Brompton will be pushing 2016 bikes into stores now.Its not been a brilliant year for bike sales so far so if you decide which Brompton you want and ring round a few dealers you may find they have a 2015 or earlier Brompton they want to get rid of cheap.
by nullemont
23 Sep 2015, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Long Till the Graphene Bicycle?
Replies: 50
Views: 1813

Re: How Long Till the Graphene Bicycle?

I suspect 3 d printing will have a bigger impact......
by nullemont
23 Sep 2015, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calais dock area
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Calais dock area

I've been over to Calais by van a few times this summer and not had a problem.To address the issue of the migrants the approach to the ferry port is now pretty much fenced off with a large police presence at least at the times I have been.(My last trip was on Monday of this week)I think the issue wi...
by nullemont
23 Sep 2015, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's the mark up on new bikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1874

Re: What's the mark up on new bikes?

karlt wrote:
TrekMad wrote:Dawes are certainly poor about managing transitions, eBay is full of them at quite amazing discounts.

I'm not surprised. Mild cheddar is really cheap in bulk and you can make quite a few derailleur hangers out of a kilo.


Just what cheese are you on??? :)
by nullemont
23 Sep 2015, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's the mark up on new bikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1874

Re: What's the mark up on new bikes?

Well the answer is it all depends where in the supply chain you look. In simple terms a bike manufacturer will have profit margins as will a distributor (where one is involved)as will the retailer.(Retail margins will vary considerably bewtween for example on line and bricks and mortar,lbs and chain...
by nullemont
26 Jul 2015, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is My Local Bike Shop Ripping Me Off?
Replies: 62
Views: 6865

Re: Is My Local Bike Shop Ripping Me Off?

The likes of Wiggle are buying in bulk from Shimano or a bike manufacturer who has surplus stock to move on.You may find that the part altho genuine comes in a plastic bag an indication that it has come from a bike manufacturer who is shifting surplus stock.An LBS will not get access to these deals ...
by nullemont
26 Jul 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High end counterfeits
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: High end counterfeits

have seen examples of these built in glass fibre.The gpeople involved thought they had got a bargain buy but if it so cheap you have to ask yourself the question why.
by nullemont
20 May 2015, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have I been ripped off?
Replies: 62
Views: 3513

Re: Have I been ripped off?

I haven't read thru all the replies so please bear with me if I am repeating points made earlier in this string. The store should have told you what work they expected to undertake on the bike and the likely cost and sought your agreement to this before starting work on the bike. If they then starte...
by nullemont
29 Apr 2015, 7:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How fussy about scratches and dinks in shop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: How fussy about scratches and dinks in shop?

An area where it is difficult to avoid some marking is dropouts.As soon as an axle is tightened you will inevitably mark the drop out and may lose some paint.There is no getting away from this with painted drop outs.I would therefore not pursue this issue with a shop assuming the damage is not exces...
by nullemont
19 Dec 2014, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: trek madone stolen or not
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: trek madone stolen or not

If the frame is relatively new it should be traceable through the bar code on the frame. This assumes the original dealer recorded this number along with the purchasers details at the time of the sale Of course if it has been sold on by the original owner things could get a little more difficult.
by nullemont
12 Dec 2013, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suitable glue-Carbon fibre BB sleeve
Replies: 47
Views: 10874

Re: Suitable glue-Carbon fibre BB sleeve

contact Trek for advice on what to use. Contact details are on their web site.
by nullemont
20 Jun 2013, 12:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do I obtain a secondhand brompton?
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: How do I obtain a secondhand brompton?

any local Brompton dealer should have a demo bike which they will dispose of at a discounted price.
Ask them and they may put your name against the bike