Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

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ratherbeintobago
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Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby ratherbeintobago » 17 Apr 2018, 6:40pm

A friend has asked me for a recommendation as he wants to buy a bike.

As he lives on the other side of the city, I’m a bit stuck as I don’t know any of the shops that side. Can anyone advise?

BrianFox
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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby BrianFox » 18 Apr 2018, 8:20am

It's not quite Altrincham, but I use and would recommend Rick Green's in Handforth, which is at least the right side of Manchester.

De Sisti
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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby De Sisti » 18 Apr 2018, 9:03am

Here are three for starters.............

http://www.devereuxcycles.com/contact-us.html ...........located in Sale

http://www.withingtoncyclesltd.com/ ...........located in Withington

https://www.cyclesurgery.com/stores/man ... sbury.html .....located in Didsbury

ratherbeintobago
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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby ratherbeintobago » 18 Apr 2018, 7:55pm

De Sisti wrote:Here are three for starters.............

http://www.devereuxcycles.com/contact-us.html ...........located in Sale

http://www.withingtoncyclesltd.com/ ...........located in Withington

https://www.cyclesurgery.com/stores/man ... sbury.html .....located in Didsbury


Are those actual recommendations?

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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby De Sisti » 19 Apr 2018, 5:29am

ratherbeintobago wrote:
De Sisti wrote:Here are three for starters.............

http://www.devereuxcycles.com/contact-us.html ...........located in Sale

http://www.withingtoncyclesltd.com/ ...........located in Withington

https://www.cyclesurgery.com/stores/man ... sbury.html .....located in Didsbury


Are those actual recommendations?

Not all of us on this forum live in the south Manchester region.You live in the area, check them
out and let us know. We can only do so much for you. Good luck.

brynpoeth
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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Apr 2018, 5:36am

Take some time to evaluate them, try asking naive questions by mail, visit the shops and pretend to be interested in buying, see if they try to persuade you to upgrade to something more expensive :wink:
Most (?) of us on these fora have been cycling for decades and might be more knowledgeable than some cycle shop staff

I once worked in a cycle shop myself!
Alternative facts welcome .. Cycling? Of course, but it is far better on a Gillott

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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby Username » 19 Apr 2018, 5:54am

brynpoeth wrote:Take some time to evaluate them, try asking naive questions by mail, visit the shops and pretend to be interested in buying, see if they try to persuade you to upgrade to something more expensive :wink:
Most (?) of us on these fora have been cycling for decades and might be more knowledgeable than some cycle shop staff

I once worked in a cycle shop myself!


Make of that what you can :shock: :lol:

ratherbeintobago
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Re: Shop recommendations - Sale/Altrincham

Postby ratherbeintobago » 19 Apr 2018, 6:56am

De Sisti wrote:
ratherbeintobago wrote:
Are those actual recommendations?

Not all of us on this forum live in the south Manchester region.You live in the area, check them
out and let us know. We can only do so much for you. Good luck.


I don’t live in South Manchester either, and, with all due respect, responding to a request for recommendations with a list of shops I could’ve googled myself is, at best, unhelpful.

My colleague is new to cycling. I don’t think he’s going to want to have to critically evaluate any shop.