Chain Reaction?

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mercalia
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Chain Reaction?

Postby mercalia » 4 Sep 2019, 1:05pm

I bought some brake shoes from Chain Reaction with Paypal. I got an invoice saying for Wiggles. I didnt know that they had bought them up..

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby thornie1543 » 4 Sep 2019, 1:21pm

You could have just spent 5 seconds using google to work that out.

mercalia
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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby mercalia » 4 Sep 2019, 4:02pm

well I got a better deal from CR than W. CR have a 10% off offer at the moment.

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby NetworkMan » 4 Sep 2019, 7:26pm

Believe I read that Wiggle own Bike24 in Germany too.

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby Sweep » 5 Sep 2019, 5:30am

mercalia wrote:well I got a better deal from CR than W. CR have a 10% off offer at the moment.

Me too.
Some good prices on kmc 8 speed chains.
Yes, they have been the same bunch for ages, and their stock range has narrowed and narrowed.
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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby mattheus » 5 Sep 2019, 9:37am

NetworkMan wrote:Believe I read that Wiggle own Bike24 in Germany too.

Blimey, even that was 2 years ago now. I feel old ...

(apparently this purchase was described as a "Brexit hedge" - I rather like that term.

Darling, I think we need to buy a Brexit Hedge!)

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby mercalia » 5 Sep 2019, 10:54am

well all this is news to me as I rarely buy bike stuff. As I tend to buy in bulk, chains,tyres, cassettes etc to beat postage costs & when there are special offers. The first thing in ages was the Deore V brakes. and very nice they are

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby JohnW » 5 Sep 2019, 11:47am

There's just rumour after rumour, isn't there? It's LBS for me!

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby pwa » 5 Sep 2019, 11:55am

JohnW wrote:There's just rumour after rumour, isn't there? It's LBS for me!

We don't have an LBS worthy of the name. Nowhere you can pop in and expect to come out with a new Gatorskin.

So I try to buy from my fave online retailers, Spa and SJS, because I need them to be around in years to come when I want a widget not widely available. I even pay a little extra to buy from them sometimes, just for that reason.

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Re: Chain Reaction?

Postby JohnW » 10 Sep 2019, 1:04pm

pwa wrote:
JohnW wrote:There's just rumour after rumour, isn't there? It's LBS for me!

We don't have an LBS worthy of the name. Nowhere you can pop in and expect to come out with a new Gatorskin.

So I try to buy from my fave online retailers, Spa and SJS, because I need them to be around in years to come when I want a widget not widely available. I even pay a little extra to buy from them sometimes, just for that reason.

Where do you live pwa? Over the years several have posted on the forum that they have no LBS (also often with your caveat of "worthy of the name"). I'm grateful to be able to say that here, in West Yorkshire, I have four LBSs within 20minutes riding distance, and a further two which are a bit further - about a further 20/30 mins. All are a bit different, they have different 'specialisms' but they're all honest and honourable businesses and between them serve all needs, as well as fads and fashions! I do sympathise with you.

I also shop at Spa - they're near enough to my home (25 miles) for them to be almost a local LBS and they stock some items that no-one else stocks. I've bought from time to time from SJS, when they've had something I wanted that even Spa haven't and found them helpful and fast serving. To me, whilst Spa and SJS do sell on-line, I have them in mind as being on a higher level than the archetypical on-line dealers.

We have an Evans about 15milesaway in Leeds, and find them helpful.