Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:28 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 173 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ... 18  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:08 pm 
Retrobike Sponsor
Retrobike Sponsor
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 10:33 pm
Posts: 2192
Location: Suffolk
I would agree with not stocking crap but you do need bread and butter stock cables low end cassettes and free wheels e.t.c. The rest be seletive and stock what gets used or asked for. If you have to order it order more than one so you have stock. That's what I have done and mostly have items that sell rather than not.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:37 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Elev12k - Population of the island is approx 40000 doubling in the summer to approx 80000. Main facilities!? Not really any to speak of. The main high street is failing, we have one major supermarket (other smaller ones dotted about). The main attraction is the beaches I guess

Image

Very pebbly! Unfortunately I'm not very near to the main beaches but near to the harbour

Image

There is currently a new Supermarket being built (Morrisons) in the Queenborough region and there are plans to redevelop the harbour pretty much which I am located in the heart of.

Not really thought about eBikes. A couple of my suppliers deal with them so I could supply them on demand. It's not something thats really taken off over here.

New cycle paths have been introduced in the recent year or so. It's actually fairly easy to ride around away from the roads.

**

Regarding stock. Yes I was thinking that I want to sell products I believe in even the BSO repairs have to be good repairs. If I use inferior but cheaper parts i.e steel rather stainless cables my repairs will seem shoddy and effect my rep.

I don't expect to sell loads of bespoke builds with Campagnolo or Dura Ace groupsets although I could be surprised I guess when I cast my mind to the cyclists I know already.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:52 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Have you thought about offering bike hire to the tourists.

We have a good network of disused railway tracks in the Peak District and tourists hiring bikes to ride on them is very popular.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:53 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
It's in the pipeline. Thats the next big step, was going to do it this year but think I need to concentrate on building up the shop first.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:14 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:12 pm
Posts: 4438
Location: Barry
Tel wrote:
It's in the pipeline. Thats the next big step, was going to do it this year but think I need to concentrate on building up the shop first.


Hiring seems like a very good idea with all those tourists in the summer.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:36 pm 
Concours Judge
Concours Judge
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: a proper EU country
Yes, bike rental. Including 'bakfiets' for people with children who want something different during holliday.

Btw is that a Saab garage near you?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:39 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Been looking at bakfiets. Very cool and all that advertsing space!

Ha I wondered if anyone would say about all the Saabs but no they're just residents cars ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:42 pm 
Concours Judge
Concours Judge
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: a proper EU country
Yes, you could position one with text outside and use it for rides around town.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:46 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
We hired something similar (IIRC a Christiana ) when we went to visit relatives in Lyon.

Great fun ( and we paid a premium price over a normal bike)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:19 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Posts: 8230
Location: Cumbria
Bimey Tel....... how do you manage to fit something else around a full time job, and a nightime job at that.

Shaun


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 173 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ... 18  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: rfjshepherd and 30 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group