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hoops

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Dec 2019

Please shoot me an email for any paint related enquiries, PM's via the forum will probably go un-noticed.
Email for paint enquiries: rob@colourburnstudio.com

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Price drop.
    £2950 ONO.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Cheers. Its priced to sell!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    These photos were taken this morning.

    I purchased the frame off another user on here in May this year, which is when it was built as it is now. He bought it in December last year. I've ridden it no more than 200km since May. The groupset and wheels probably have around 2000km on them.

    There is some heel rub on the cranks as you can see, and the only mark on the frame is a small paint chip down by the BB on the drive side that is obscured by the cranks. The rear mech has a some scuffing. Bike is in overall excellent condition as you can see in the photos.

    if you want any specific photos send me a PM.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    possibly if the whole bike doesnt sell!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Thanks! It is pretty swish. Too swish for my needs.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Made 50 of these.
    Make a £5 donation to Crisis UK, and PM me your address, and I’ll send you one.

    🤙

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I got too many bikes road bikes, and no gravel bikes. Its winter and I have no desire to ride a road bike. This one gets used the least so it needs to go.

    BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Size 51 (comes up more like a 53 due to BMC’s weird sizing. Effective top tube is 535mm)
    Ultegra R8070 Di2
    Dura Ace Discs
    DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheels
    Custom painted Pro Stealth Evo bar/stem. (100/40)
    Fizik Antares saddle.
    Corsa G+ 28’s

    £3000 ONO.
    Based in Bristol.
    Message me for more details!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They will be covering costs - that’s exactly what I said. I can hardly imagine they are making any profit at that cost though.

    You have to service and safety check after every hire before the bike can go out again (we do at least, anyway). This involves labour, and labour costs money. As far as I’m aware, the cycle clubs don’t have in store mechanics in most instances. This means they will have to be getting the bikes serviced externally, which will involve logistsics, which costs money. Indemnity Insurance is also expensive for hire bikes. Insurance and maintenance will most likely be their biggest outlay.

    Hiring bikes to make a profit is a pretty crap business model IMHO (and probably Rapha’s too), it’s a lot of hassle, for little money. Hiring bikes to get more footfall in your cycling club/cafe/store Which in turn gets people to spend money on shit that does make decent profit is a good business model, as long as the hire bikes don’t cost the business any money. Which is probably why the cost has gone up, as running a hire bike scheme at a constant loss to subsidise RCC members is not economically viable in the long run.

    TL;DR:
    They’re not making more money. They’re just losing less money.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Flesh comes in more than one tone.

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