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 Post subject: Scottish bike shops
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Add your own recommendations :)

Was in Willy Bains today and can heartly recommend him, top bloke. Wasn't taking any work on due to going on holiday but took the time to help me with my wheel. Even when I tried to buy something as repayment for picking his brains he ended up giving me it for free. I'll now make the effort to go for my spares in there. Nice one 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:37 pm 
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why don't we have a sticky with a list bike shops ?

just an idea :lol:

i use a shop in whitburn , cannie mind the name o the shop but the guy is ace :wink: ave been going there for years tae :oops: come tae think about it , a cannie mind his name either :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Aye sounds like a plan, recommendations in here and I'll post up a sepaerate list later.

Could also include services like the powder coating too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Scottish bike shops
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:48 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Add your own recommendations :)

Was in Willy Bains today and can heartly recommend him Nice one 8)


Seconded - was there on Saturday and he happily took time out of a complex repair job to sell me some spokes for £1.50 :D after cunningly steering me away from the ones which cost £4.50 each :P

All round good egg


......and whilst there - picked up a leaflet about this........

http://www.gorbalsrecycles.co.uk/HTML/BikeShop.html

:D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:51 pm 
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aye , it would be like a macretro bike shop map :lol: :lol:

i was thinking about taking over eastside bikes the last couple of weeks :shock: i've got an appointment with an accountant on friday :D

only problem is i don't know how to run a shop and it would be a huge risk like :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:55 pm 
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aye , it would be like a macretro bike shop map :lol: :lol:

i was thinking about taking over eastside bikes the last couple of weeks :shock: i've got an appointment with an accountant on friday :D

only problem is i don't know how to run a shop and it would be a huge risk like :roll:


:o :shock: :o :shock: :o

ah'll put yea in the recommended list :o what about a night class or distance learning?


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kaiser wrote:
big.eck wrote:
aye , it would be like a macretro bike shop map :lol: :lol:

i was thinking about taking over eastside bikes the last couple of weeks :shock: i've got an appointment with an accountant on friday :D

only problem is i don't know how to run a shop and it would be a huge risk like :roll:


:o :shock: :o :shock: :o

ah'll put yea in the recommended list :o what about a night class or distance learning?


you'd do that for me :D :D :D :D :D it's still in early stages just now but i'll see if a can get ma head around the whole bussines side first :wink:

if i did'nt have 3 kids then i'd 100% just go for it.............


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big.eck wrote:
kaiser wrote:
big.eck wrote:
aye , it would be like a macretro bike shop map :lol: :lol:

i was thinking about taking over eastside bikes the last couple of weeks :shock: i've got an appointment with an accountant on friday :D

only problem is i don't know how to run a shop and it would be a huge risk like :roll:


:o :shock: :o :shock: :o

ah'll put yea in the recommended list :o what about a night class or distance learning?


you'd do that for me :D :D :D :D :D it's still in early stages just now but i'll see if a can get ma head around the whole bussines side first :wink:

if i did'nt have 3 kids then i'd 100% just go for it.............


1st Rule of business...............
STOP just gee'ing stuff away :lol: :lol: :wink:
Thanks again dude
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:44 pm 
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[quote="Enid_Puceflange"
1st Rule of business...............
STOP just gee'ing stuff away :lol: :lol: :wink:
Thanks again dude
G[/quote]

a cannie help it :oops: nae bother anyway :wink: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Has the price come down Eck? And will you specialise? the only other thing I can think of is is the location right? Edinburgh has a lot of competition, take a wander around and see what the others are like.

In that direct area Sandy Gilchirst used to have a good rep (not sure now though as things can change over the years) - check out that shop and see if you can work out their core business so you don't cross over too much.

I couldn't run my own business but I admire those that try. But you are right it is a big risk with family.

Ideas... could you take a "year out" with your current job and get it back if things go tits up?
Or could you run a shop with part time opening hours and work part time as back up (this could be too much work)?

At least you know there will be a few regulars, get the kettle on :)


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