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by PH
26 Jan 2021, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike shop stock levels UK?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Bike shop stock levels UK?

Have you read the covid message on the spa website? They've added a comment about not accepting the C2W schemes. We do not accept Cyclescheme Vouchers due the 12% commission. There is no charge/commission if the employer payroll does the admin and pays the shop directly, as HMRC orginally intended....
by PH
26 Jan 2021, 3:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 55
Views: 1869

Re: Parts from the UK

There are several quotes in this and the other thread about how it's only like trading with other countries around the world. The same article includes this from an exporting engineering company: “This is adding 22% on to our costs, which in a competitive market is an absolute killer. I’ve been in ...
by PH
26 Jan 2021, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike shop stock levels UK?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Bike shop stock levels UK?

I've seen/heard of a couple of people with new Joey's this year, one direct from Airnimal and the other I think from Cycle Heaven in York. best way to check Spa stock is to ring them. In these days of online shopping, it isn't always clear what "In stock" means, it many cases it just means...
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1299

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

The KMC E1 chain has the EPC coating. Not on the page I'm looking at KMC E1 , no mention of an EPT coating at all. Though it may have a EcoProTeQ / EPT coating according to vendors who sell your chain model. Maybe KMC forgot to mention it :wink: Try that link again, it's the same one I posted above...
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy

MIB2020 wrote:Hi PH, the brakes were week in 2002 , the recent handlebar/leaver change has made little difference.

OK, but the point remains, first identify your levers before deciding on your brakes. Whichever they are, they will only offer good braking when matched with the correct brake.
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: It’s OK to be wrong.
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: It’s OK to be wrong.

Congratulation on both the new bike and career.
Yep, there's nothing wrong with having opinions without experience, as long as we don't confuse them.
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Brake upgrade Dawes Super Galaxy

MIB2020 wrote:Hi , Trev. Your spot on with existing brakes. I have already changed leavers, see pic.

What levers are those? If they are designed for V brakes then it's no wonder your cantis seem weak!
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 55
Views: 1869

Re: Parts from the UK

If a business, based in EU, has significant sales in UK, it's cheaper to send in bulk then dispatch from a UK warehouse, rather than dispatching each item individually to UK from an EU warehouse. The VAT and duties might be the same, but the paperwork and certification (for certain goods) required ...
by PH
25 Jan 2021, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycleclips Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Cycleclips Newsletter

Mine comes every Friday.
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Two wheelsets for same bike should I swap cassette?

Good luck, I've tried it twice and both times ended up with another bike! Chain and cassette need to be at the same wear rate, there's no getting away from that, you might think it's working fine, then just when you need it to be smooth it'll start skipping. I was swapping chains, quick link and pli...
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1299

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

I appreciate what everyone is saying but if you haven't tried this model of chain or recent anti-rust chains then you can say all you like about coatings until you've tried it you don't know do you? For me it's definitely worth trying and if it doesn't work out you'll be the first to know. I think ...
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free/resistant chains
Replies: 37
Views: 1299

Re: Rust free/resistant chains

freeflow wrote:The KMC E1 chain has the EPC coating.

EDITED - Just to avoid any confusion, the E1 also comes in several finishes other than the EPT
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https://www.kmcchain.com/en/product/e-b ... ngle-speed
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 7:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Stone age’ payment processing.
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: ‘Stone age’ payment processing.

As there is no balance approval check, pay at pump never puts a 'pending' transaction into the system, only the 'real' one. If you forget you've got fuel that way the first you know about it is when the 'real' transaction arrives. That's the first your bank will know about it too. Thanks Gaz - I've...
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer flatbed, different make
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Trailer flatbed, different make

I don't know enough about trailers to be able to distinguish the differences between a £100 one and a £500. That one looks useful and is half the price of the similar looking Carry Freedom. I suppose like most things if you get enough use out of it, the cost becomes irrelevant. I also note it has ha...
by PH
24 Jan 2021, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 73
Views: 2151

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

That said, does anyone have any suggestions on how to locate a workshop which might perform this task? Googling "workshop" has located a couple of car engine rebuilders near me When looking for something similar, I tend to google "small engineering" "place name" then l...