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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:17 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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LOL: singlespeed and crap car. Sounds just like me!

Beat up Kona singlespeed, Saab 9000. Each still faster than an BSO or Nissan Navara.


that's me too! (Except not a Kona but a Saracen Kili Flyer. Car's the same though :wink: )


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:08 pm 
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There's no money in it, but I'd love to have a secondhand bike shop.
Not a shop that caters for people like you and me, just honest secondhand bikes.
It'd be great to see people going to work on bikes I'd sorted.
There was a shop a bit like that in Reading, but the owner was run over riding into work one day. Really sad, he taught me most of what I know about bikes.


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East Midlands AEC
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Like these guys:

http://www.southcoastbikes.co.uk/

Go to the section called Specialbike


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 pm 
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No, not like Specialbike. This shop didn't care what a machine looked like, so long as it worked. The Specialbikes are what these were, only with fresh paint, marketing, and an extra £300.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:34 pm 
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i used to sell quite a few second hand bikes through my shop

it was one of the best parts of it , i just love people using bikes to fulfill a purpose and not care about all the stuff that goes along with cycling . they just had a bike because it fit their needs

i find myself spending more time looking at commuting specced bikes and things like xtracycles than i do the expensive shiny stuff


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:20 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
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LOL: singlespeed and crap car. Sounds just like me!

Beat up Kona singlespeed, Saab 9000. Each still faster than an BSO or Nissan Navara.


that's me too! (Except not a Kona but a Saracen Kili Flyer. Car's the same though :wink: )


Mine actually got more valuable last year - started the year with an empty tank, finished it with the tank full!
1997 car, worth £600. OK, something newer is nice, but not £10000 better!


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