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Tonts

Member since Jun 2013 • Last active Mar 2021

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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Still looking for most of this stuff.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Nice, that. They talk about footy with the seriousness it actually deserves.

  • in General
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    To all that have mentioned coffee, there is a bakery chain next door but one who do fine coffee

    Maybe work out some deal with them where people get a free coffee with every service (purchase over £xxx, etc.)? Your mate pays for the coffee at cost, free coffee people also buy a cake, they enjoy their coffee and cake and the experience stays with them, they tell their friends, everyone wins.

  • in Classifieds
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    Not in Manchester but I think there’s a few in here who are... @fizzy.bleach may be able to advise.

  • in General
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    Fair enough. There’s a little shop near here who seem to have done quite well with this model. Never been in a a cycling club, but could imagine the absolute bores who would enact this scenario.

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    Speaking in more general terms than profit/loss, if I were in the same position, I'd aim to encourage a community of cyclists around the bike shop, weekend/weeknight rides, accommodating for novices, be generally the best and most helpful shop going, nice place to be, get a good rep with local clubs. Hopefully word of mouth will then do some of the advertising for them. The shop I use is local to my work and the main 'sales' guy there is always the most friendly, helpful guy, happy to chat about bike stuff and generally a nice chap. Always happy to give them my trade.

  • in Classifieds
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    Genesis Caribou for a decent £500 BIN
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184689858872

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    Very fun build, but been on eBay for a looooong time that one. Can’t see it shifting any time soon at that price.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'll get in line for this, too.

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