is it true that they have closed or is it just the plymouth branch
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I didnt use them that much but when I did always found them helpful and price competitive.
The voices in my head may not be real
But they do have some good ideas
i think swindon
have gone too
Its the whole lot Rach..
Even the website is down and out!!
Brake lights are contagious...
thanks, i heard they were going into administration before xmas, but that rumour was going around a while,
The last time we went over they had 22 R1's up for sale which was a bit odd, but they wouldn't budge on price.
Sad though it was always a good morning out to have a root round.
I did buy some Arlen Ness boots then for 90.00 which seem ok so far.
What about taking things back for items bought recently?
tis a shame...
obviously even buying in bulk to sell cheaper wasn't enough to stave off the affects of the recession..........tbh, there aren't many on here who rely on their bike as sole means of transport, and it is becoming one helluva expensive 'hobby'...i'm certainly considering my priorities
Always went over for the clearance days and the summer party's there. Got a good deal on leathers and a textile jacket.
A lot of people
are blaming the new test regime for driving down the number of new riders, and there probably is a lot of truth in that.
That said, there are other factors as well: banks aren't lending money so finance is difficult to come by, food / fuel / energy is jumping up and people have less money to spend, plus job security isn't especially high atm and many will be hanging on to their old bikes for a while longer, rather than gambling on a newer one.
Don't know what other places are like, but my local bike shop seems to be full of sporty bikes many of which appear to have been there for some time.
my local dealership...
has got displays of scooters and mountain bikes now,as well as the usual bikes....
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
Its the sign of the times innit?
Large companies like that who stock it high and sell it cheap are all well and good when there is money to be spent and the product rotation is kept going. But when times get hard they are just stuck with millions of pounds worth of stock that needs to be paid for but just isnt going anywhere.... Did someone say 20 odd R1's sitting there? £13,500 a pop? Go do the math, and that is just one example.
I heard lots of good things about them in the past, and its a shame. But a massive shop like that, that is basically selling things to people that are now seeing biking as more of a hobby than a mode of transport was ultimately going to die on its own sword.
the funny thing was
all the big bangs lined up discounted heavily with or without all the trick bits including an Akropovic and lots of gear thrown in they still couldn't sell them.
Wesawone guy try and get another couple of hundred off as well and they wouldn't budge.
What will happen to BSB? weren't they one of the biggest sponsors oh and can I have the big inflatable they use