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 Post subject: Stands and security
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:43 am 
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Apologies if already detailed elsewhere, but whats the deal with bike stands (I saw bring your own), and security?


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:38 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Bring your own stands - we can't provide 100+ unfortunately as I'm sure you'll appreciate…!

Security will similarly be the responsibility of those displaying bikes - chains will presumably be the order of the day, linking adjoining bikes through rear wheels etc.

There will be lots of people around [us lot with bikes for starters], the town centre is a well enclosed market square, and it won't be too easy to escape from with the road closures etc.


Cheers,
Tom.


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Off the back of that...

...Are the bikes going to be arranged in any order, or if, for example, I bought more than one bike, would they all be next to each other? (thinking how many chains to bring!).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Think they have to be unfortunately…

Original plan was to have the bikes arranged in model year order, then within that year arranged by framing materials so that easy comparisons between different manufacturers' approaches to design and construction techniques could be easily observed. This would work especially well in instances where for a given model year the same manufacturer had different materials and framing solutions in their stable.

Unfortunately [at least for this, the inaugral year] the most practical solution will be to group bikes together as brought by each exhibitor.

This will work best for us all to self administer security of the bikes.


One element of the pre-registration requirement is that we can look at the most appropriate groupings of bikes, by exhibitor, in advance of the show.

Also has the added benefit of promoting a quicker initial set-up if everyone knows in advance where they'll be going…



Cheers,
Tom.


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:35 pm 
retrobike rider
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What about cover tom?........are we to bring gazebos?.......


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:27 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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feetabix wrote:
What about cover tom?........are we to bring gazebos?.......


They're mountain bikes, a bit of rain won't harm them. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:03 pm 
retrobike rider
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No, I get that ted.......it's me I'm thinking of!.......this summer has consisted of hot temps and biblical rain........either way I want covering!.......


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:52 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Ahh! I could suggest getting some of these - they're almost retro in colour: :shock:

http://www.friqueclothing.co.uk/waterpr ... dxigimj8oi

Hopefully a more sensible answer all be along shortly - no gazebo here, so will just be taking the usual array of clothing to suit a late summers day in the UK - everything from beach shorts through to full arctic wear then. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've been posting stuff on this issue on the wrong page, I'm displaying my two bikes on the tow-ball mount bike rake and will chain them together.

I lost enough bikes to sprinters who can run faster than me.


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 Post subject: Re: Stands and security
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:16 am 
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Is there any particular stand are people are using?
I'm thinking just something to hold the rear wheel.


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