Went to spend some serious money on new pair of shoes.
Thanks to the shit-tastic staff at both Evans and Cycle Surgery I'll be buying them online at either Wiggle or CRC.
Traditional complain that they are being undercut by online stores but they've clearly missed the point. I'll buy online sometimes as it's convenient, but I'll generally go to a shop and happily pay a bit extra for good service and advice.
If people are going to hire surly, disinterested staff I'll get my advice on the forum and spend my cash online where the overall experience is happier.
Ever dreamt of opening up an awesome bike shop in the centre of London? ....me to
Over the past year, myself and my business partner have been setting up the contacts, finances and location for a bike shop in the centre of London. Everything is in place. The brands, location (lease), and bank loan.
However, at the last moment, my partner has just pulled out on me. He feels he can’t risk the capital required to start it up and is worried about the risk of competition in the area.