Rose (Germany)

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neil ry
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ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby neil ry » 7 Nov 2014, 11:45am

Has anyone used ROSE CYCLE to buy from?
the site looks fine and the prices are decent but has anyone used them?

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby mercalia » 7 Nov 2014, 11:56am

I think is just the UK page for the Rose cycles Germany. I think all goods still come from Germany with the added post costs - but good prices though. Many people here use them. I have done so. Very good. But I wish for small items they would put them in envelopes then in their self assembly boxes as small items can slip thru the cracks

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby axel_knutt » 7 Nov 2014, 12:04pm

Yes, I've had a lot from them. Before the credit crunch the prices in euros were about the same as UK prices in pounds, so with an exchange rate of about 0.6 the savings were huge. They have a very good catalogue too, which is printed in English now. Just check you're ordering enough to cover the postage costs.
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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby neil ry » 7 Nov 2014, 12:07pm

Thanks guys the tubus racks and brooks saddles seem good price but I haven't checked the postage out as yet.

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby Bicycler » 7 Nov 2014, 1:00pm

If you are going to be buying from Germany anyway it's worth comparing Rose with it's competitors: Bike24 and Bike Discount (all reputable businesses) and see which is the best priced for the particular items you want. Remember to factor in shipping costs to the UK (between about £4 and £8 depending on the shop).

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby barrym » 7 Nov 2014, 1:07pm

Never used them but they do have a UK presence down here in Wiltshire. I did speak with them a couple of years back.

Rose UK 14 Kingdom Ave, 
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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby mercalia » 7 Nov 2014, 1:09pm

Rose bikes I think the minimum postage is £7 - they use a courier. some things in Germany are considerably cheaper than the UK eg BM bottle dynamos eg £24 v £46 here.

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby foxyrider » 7 Nov 2014, 4:11pm

Used them MO several times and been to the amazing store in Germany too.

They have now stopped printing any parts/clothing catalog stating its all on the web site but they are still doing bike catalogs. Pity about that but from experience i know those catalogues are expensive to produce and distribute free.

Not everything is cheap but there are certainly bargains to be had!
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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby Redvee » 8 Nov 2014, 12:33am

mercalia wrote:Rose bikes I think the minimum postage is £7 - they use a courier.


DHL collects the parcel in Germany then ParcelFarce collect it from Coventry airport.

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby rualexander » 8 Nov 2014, 12:42am

Redvee wrote:
mercalia wrote:Rose bikes I think the minimum postage is £7 - they use a courier.


DHL collects the parcel in Germany then ParcelFarce collect it from Coventry airport.


Depends, they give you a choice of delivery methods when you place your order, Royal Mail, UPS, or DHL, I think.
I placed a couple of orders recently and despite selecting UPS both times, the first one came with DHL and the second one with a combination of DHL and Parcelforce. I emailed to ask why they didn't send them with UPS as I had asked, and they said some things like battery lights, oils, etc. can only be sent by surface transport, hence DHL and Parcelforce.
Anyway, both orders were delivered within three days.

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby twodogs » 8 Nov 2014, 2:04am

Terrible website but I haven't found a German website yet that didn't suck. It's a bit like the whole world domination thing, they get 3/4 of the way there and fall over :roll:

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby neil ry » 8 Nov 2014, 2:45pm

I building my ridgeback hybrid up for touring. . most things fishing for on ebay, panniers, crank & rear mech. .
but as for new things the saddle cant be over looked(but thinking of perserverving with my velo saddle for the moment), the rack's also new as the haven't had a hard life.
Thanks once again for you replys

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby Andyw » 8 Nov 2014, 3:33pm

Cheapest and best selection of DT Swiss spokes I've found for wheel building. Shipping is as quick as most UK site.

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby neil ry » 8 Nov 2014, 4:53pm

wasn't goin to get wheels built yet due to budget,
been quoted by local wheel builder 700c mavic rims, deore hubs, aci spokes,32 hole's £150 seems reasonable

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Re: ROSE BIKE'S UK . .

Postby pete75 » 10 Nov 2014, 7:33am

twodogs wrote:Terrible website but I haven't found a German website yet that didn't suck. It's a bit like the whole world domination thing, they get 3/4 of the way there and fall over :roll:



Yes German websites do seem to expect a modicum of intellect on the part of the user :D