there was an item in the press recently saying the gulf stream may have moved on a more permanent basis and therefore winters will all be like this one and summers will be wet and not as warm!!
time to sell up and move abroad if that's the case!
I'd try your LBS, even if you have little intention of buying - high risk strategy buying off the www if you don't know it fits! I'm a firm believer in the retailers who can buy in bulk can always offer the best deals, but you are exactly right - who knows what the 'actual' price is. Ribble do some crazy deals, just need a few more to join in to undercut each other and lower the prices!! the wiggo effect is still playing havoc on my bank balance!!
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
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