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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:58 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Edinburgh
Anyone fancy chipping in for our own ganghut/mancave? :lol:
http://edinburgh.gumtree.com/edinburgh/28/52372728.html

:lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:12 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Right at the moment that looks rather tempting :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:14 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Bit sad that :( Not the best place for a bike shop mind, I thought it was all hooses there too.

Just think though, for the price of some high-end modern carbon job, you could buy a bike business. I wonder how much the rent is.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:27 am 
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Real shame, looking at his business model it is the sort of shop that would be obliterated by the likes of government supported schemes like the Bikestation.

But yes "location, Location, Location" is always relevant unless you are a web based company.

I reckon the rent will be the big issue, edinburgh ain't cheap even down there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:39 am 
MacRetro rider
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his shop appears to be in a much better location if you put his address into google maps...

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&source=hp&q=16+Montrose+Terrace++Edinburgh&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=16+Montrose+Terrace,+Edinburgh,+City+of+Edinburgh+EH7+5&gl=uk&ei=s6FNS7CDBJOOjAecg7XHDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ8gEwAA

I've inquired about rates and lease :) - any investors out there?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:26 pm 
MacRetro rider
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just got this...

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Rent:500pcm
No Rates this year, and I didn't have any last year. I think it should be around £120?.
One year lease, and month to month thereafter. GREAT Landlords.


not as bad as I thought - what do the macretro subs add up to each month :)

I would probably go for this if I lived there and was single, too high a risk just now for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:02 pm 
MacRetro rider
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1/- Never heard of it and i'm a comparative local !
2/- edinburgh has more bike shops than it really needs
3/-The past year or two was a bit of a daft time to be in the bike business in a badly placed, poorly advertised, heavily competative marketplace business.

Some folk are there own worst enemy, I hope he didn't suffer to badly financially :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:17 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I can just picture it now.... Wall to wall shonkiness, frames the size of gates and pink cables everywhere :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:22 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Si dont forget the dartboard with you smiley face on it :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:24 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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better than on the toilet wall i guess :lol:


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