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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Didn't you guys trade in the pound for euro's a while ago?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Ductape wrote:
Didn't you guys trade in the pound for euro's a while ago?


Thankfully NOT.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:26 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
hollister wrote:
What was the difference between 500usd and 500pounds bitd?



Funny thing was the exchange rate didn't tell the full story. Cost of living and duties always mean that the UK is a pricey place compared to the US. More often than not, back in the 1990s, a $500 bike would cost £500. At the top end that was even worse, bikes like Merlins and Fats sometimes cost more, so a $2000 frame could be £2500 purely because top end importers were tiny operations and would pay full import duty, VAT and then retail mark up.

In many instances you could fly to the US, buy a top end bike, stay in a hotel and fly back with the bike for less than it would cost to buy it over here. There were even guys who specialised in doing that, taking out a scrap bike and bringing back a new one to beat the customs guys.

My fat chance titanium frame cost £2500 when new over here (not that I bought it new, I couldn't afford a tenth of it back then), at 1.5 £/$ that equates to $3750, getting close to twice its US price.


Spot on.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:35 pm 
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So - is there actually going to be any voting? It's the end of the month already...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Nah, lets all just have a 'love in' :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Nah, lets all just have a 'love in' :D


What frame is that - must be pretty small looking at the standover clearance you've got?

:D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Archemist wrote:
The History Man wrote:
Nah, lets all just have a 'love in' :D


What frame is that - must be pretty small looking at the standover clearance you've got?

:D


warmer the weather, smaller the clearance! :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Fear not the poll will be up in the next few days and will run into September, slight technical hitch is all.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Links up with more pics of Freddie and the Sex One on Page One

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:38 pm 
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September's a special month. Halloween theme? :P


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