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by Sweep
26 Jan 2021, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

The uk gov can introduce its own cap. The UK used to be called 'Treasure Island' by the automotive industry, because of how UK governments had allowed big businesses to exploit consumers by taking advantage of low levels of competition to keep prices inflated well above what consumers elsewhere in ...
by Sweep
26 Jan 2021, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

More on ebay/folks selling by ebay. https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/global-sales/2021-vat-changes This info to sellers rather than buyers it seems to me lets slip why the situation is not as clear as they pretend to buyers - it looks like clear display of UK VAT isn't mandatory until March 1. Talk ...
by Sweep
26 Jan 2021, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

More on ebay/folks selling by ebay. https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/global-sales/2021-vat-changes This info to sellers rather than buyers it seems to me lets slip why the situation is not as clear as they pretend to buyers - it looks like clear display of UK VAT isn't mandatory until March 1. Talk a...
by Sweep
24 Jan 2021, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Apologies if posted before Bikester of Germany's FAQs on the implications of Brexit on shipping to the UK https://www.bikester.co.uk/brexit-faqs.html As that link reads, as I post it, they say no probs shipping to the UK after Jan 1 but it doesn't answer the key questions at all and is clear that th...
by Sweep
24 Jan 2021, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 54
Views: 1778

Re: Parts from the UK

It's not only Ebay, in that any decent-sized company is going to handle UK VAT either now or in the fullness of time, but yes in theory up to £135 should be simple - they knock off the French or Dutch or German or whatever VAT, charge British VAT instead, and there's no customs duty, so the price y...
by Sweep
24 Jan 2021, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 54
Views: 1778

Re: Parts from the UK

These parts should not be affected much, since the customs duty kicks in over £135. It's a rare spare part for a bike the costs over £100. This is what I have been trying to clarify/tie down. So if (though this is for a bit coming INTO the UK) you buy through an individual ebay seller (or an EU com...
by Sweep
23 Jan 2021, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?
Replies: 39
Views: 1058

Re: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?

worth drilling the head on the third screw? As the shifter is a quality item, the screw itself is a far beefier better thing than those securing the covers on 7 speed ones. I think upthread there are suggestions on unscrewing it with a drill bit - will look into. If I can get the bottom off without...
by Sweep
23 Jan 2021, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?
Replies: 39
Views: 1058

Re: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?

Reporting back. I bought these. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-AK4314-JIS-Japanese-Screwdrivers-Industrial-Standard-Screws/193397531585?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Excellent and great service/rapid delivery (PO 48 hours) from a Kent based supplier. Maybe won't e...
by Sweep
23 Jan 2021, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

This guidance from ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/buying/paying-items/paying-tax-ebay-purchases?id=4771&st=2&pos=2&query=Paying%20tax%20on%20eBay%20purchases&intent=tax says: If additional tax is applicable on your eBay purchase, you'll see this indicated on the listing page and t...
by Sweep
22 Jan 2021, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Apologies if already answered. 1: I understand that below £135 I have no import/customs duties to be paid - and so no fee to a courier to collect them? If so that simplifies one thing for me personally (though I stress that I think the broder picture a complete mess) 2: Am I right in thinking that ...
by Sweep
22 Jan 2021, 7:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1162
Views: 336316

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi everyone, My real name is Emma, my username is what my family call me when I try and fix/attach things to bikes (c.f. Quentin Blake book). And my bike is called Millicent, on account of we have a family tradition of naming bikes after Suffragettes/Suffragists, because when my mum was at universi...
by Sweep
22 Jan 2021, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Apologies if already answered. 1: I understand that below £135 I have no import/customs duties to be paid - and so no fee to a courier to collect them? If so that simplifies one thing for me personally (though I stress that I think the broder picture a complete mess) 2: Am I right in thinking that i...
by Sweep
21 Jan 2021, 11:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 323
Views: 10880

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

TrevA wrote:Brexit: 'I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55734277

yep
I saw that - no non tariff barriers my ***.

I must say I am far less hopeful than I was a while ago of Rose being able to work through this.

Even if they can be bothered.
by Sweep
21 Jan 2021, 1:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Stuck bottom bracket - don’t give up!

If your BB tool is low profile enough you can use the crank bolt with a washer, If not a longer m8x1 bolt has the correct thread to fit, but for about the same price you can get this, which works for both square taper and octalink spindles.Screenshot_2021-01-20-19-52-31-927_com.ebay.mobile.png http...
by Sweep
20 Jan 2021, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?
Replies: 39
Views: 1058

Re: shimano rapidfires = JIS screws?

Have ordered some JIS screwdrivers.

Will report back.

Assuming they work and so can be used without damaging any threads, it strikes me that it would be a good idea to remove the screws on new units and apply something to them before reinserting.

Grease?
Blue medium threadlock?