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by markjohnobrien
16 Jan 2021, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

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

UpWrong wrote:That's a clear explanation. So rules of origin tariffs were comimg anyway, regardless of Brexit. The German recumbent firms Hase and HP Velotechnic will be clobbered by this because less than 55% of their bikes are made in Germany.



Agree: tariffs were coming from the EU anyway.
by markjohnobrien
5 Jan 2021, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: importing bike parts after Brexit

Well yes, I was just pointing out that the product itself is made in the UK, yet can’t be ordered directly from their website if you’re in the UK, due to their EU based distribution setup. It made/makes perfect sense when we were in, and they won’t be the only company that made use of the ease of c...
by markjohnobrien
4 Jan 2021, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

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

Good news: one of my favourite continental suppliers is shipping again to Britain. https://www.bike-discount.de/en/info/information-for-our-uk-customers-327 The demerit, though, is that orders have to be £160 or above (and the link goes into more detail). 8F375811-BDB3-445D-B3FE-32BFFA6857DF.png But...
by markjohnobrien
31 Dec 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: White bread
Replies: 30
Views: 1522

Re: White bread

White bread is disgusting. Good for throwing to ducks but that’s about all. A duck writes: "Not too much, please." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-50081386 Jonathan Exactly (and your comment did make me laugh) - advice re feeding hedgehogs with bread and milk is much clea...
by markjohnobrien
31 Dec 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: White bread
Replies: 30
Views: 1522

Re: White bread

White bread is disgusting. Good for throwing to ducks but that’s about all.

Sourdough is much tastier and healthier.
by markjohnobrien
30 Dec 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing a bike for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 1278

Re: Pricing a bike for sale

I think a realistic price to sell would be in the region of £350. A good solid practical machine but most people want the latest 'tech'. I hope you achieve a better price. I agree. I once sold a mint Roberts Roughstuff - Campagnolo Chorus- Shimergoed- and after being for sale for ages, the best off...
by markjohnobrien
26 Dec 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Ordering from Rose in new year?

I'm still awaiting an order from Rose. Ordered on 16/12, reported as being with the carriers (UPS) on 18/12, and due for delivery on 23/12. Package didn't arrive on due date, but the tracker now tells me it was at Stanford-le-Hope (depot?) on 24/12, and is heading my way. Looks as if I just got in ...
by markjohnobrien
26 Dec 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1075

Re: New varient covid study...

[ ....Or to look at it another way, look at all the people who don't now die of cancer, stroke heart disease et al, due to progress in medical science. If your line of reasoning is followed they may as well shut the hospitals and Doctor's surgeries full stop. There has been an immense amount of wor...
by markjohnobrien
25 Dec 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Ordering from Rose in new year?

I’m hoping they restart as they should still be far cheaper for certain items and there won’t be additional VAT or customs duties as there would have been under WTO terms but it will be extra admin hassle and friction for Rose. Economists talk about transaction costs, extra friction.
by markjohnobrien
23 Dec 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: Endurance Bike? Too much choice!

I bought a Dolan GXA a couple of years ago, and I'm quite happy with it. I bought just the frame and built it up myself, but they also sell it as a ready-to-ride complete bike. You can definitely fit mudguards, and a pannier rack if desired. The prices for a complete bike start around £1400 upwards...
by markjohnobrien
23 Dec 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Ordering from Rose in new year?

That is very bad luck - blame Mr Macron for closing the border...
by markjohnobrien
22 Dec 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2065

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Cold, crisp, and sunny days are brilliant in winter.

On the converse, I hate rain.
by markjohnobrien
22 Dec 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2065

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Not having to choose which bike to take - it will be the winter bike 501 steel and 8spd. Not worrying about pot holes on 28mm tyres. Not worrying about spray with mudguards... Don't like getting clothing wrong - too warm or to cold. Don't like really difficult to put on overshoes. Don't like riding...
by markjohnobrien
21 Dec 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Rose Bikes No Longer Serving UK Market

It is with some sadness that I got this notification earlier today from Rose Bikes: Dear Customer, due to the Brexit and the withdrawal from the EU domestic market without an Free Trade Agreement from the 01.01.2021, we can no longer fullfill any orders from the UK. Already ordered goods, that can ...
by markjohnobrien
19 Dec 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging Routine - Li -Ion
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: Charging Routine - Li -Ion

Charge to full before use and leave at discharged SOC after use if it isn't to low, typically 40% - 65% is an ideal SOC. If one ever buys quantities of lion cells for self build he/she will see that they arrive at the manufacturers storage/transit charge of 3.5v - 3.7v max. One can use an averaging...