Laidback prices

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NUKe
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Re: Laidback prices

Postby NUKe » 26 Jul 2020, 7:26pm

The price hikes in this area are due to the pound nose diving due to Brexit and our inability to deal with Corvus. Wait until the import taxes kick post Brexit
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n0ct0
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Re: Laidback prices

Postby n0ct0 » 26 Jul 2020, 8:56pm

More reason to buy now. Except ICE are on 6 week delivery as are HP Velotechnik, who have also sold out of Gekkos until November.

Well, that and needing to have several thousand pounds floating around. :lol:

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Re: Laidback prices

Postby n0ct0 » 26 Jul 2020, 8:58pm

There’s a nice Easy Racer on eBay that seems reasonably priced. If you’re the right size for it.

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Re: Laidback prices

Postby Shreds » 11 Aug 2020, 7:07am

n0ct0 wrote:More reason to buy now. Except ICE are on 6 week delivery


Taking action instead of provaricating on the internet can produce great results. Even during and after lockdown, I was being quoted at least two weeks. Delivered in four working days in actual fact from ICE, I consider exceptionally good, even in normal times.

As for ordinary bikes which are claimed sold out everywhere (and actually are in a lot of places) knowing who and where to go to, could see people awheel on a new machine within days.

The mass panic buying unfortunately has not however seen a mass uptake of cycling continue. It lasted a few short weeks and then dropped back. Yes there will be some new converts, but far too many languishing in sheds, garages, hallways, eBay and gumtree beckon for rash foolish spending with no persistence or determination to master the skills. Even the government suggested cycle lanes have diminushed due to moaning motorists in some cases.

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Re: Laidback prices

Postby belgiangoth » 11 Aug 2020, 10:27am

Shreds wrote: Even the government suggested cycle lanes have diminushed due to moaning motorists in some cases.

That's just a lack of joined up thinking. "We'll replace a car lane with a bike lane" ... "what do you mean the car drivers complain?".
D'uh! You need to pay the price for your initiative. Total lack of grit on their behalf, you soak up the complaints for <1 month and then people move on (just go for an eye test to Bernard Castle).
If I had a baby elephant, it would point out that there is no evidence for planing. Then it would eat all my bananas.