bromptons

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  1. cas

    cas Guest

    I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent in
    Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would get
    damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml trip
    there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas
     
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  2. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    cas wrote:
    > I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent in
    > Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would get
    > damaged if folded!


    Sounds like that could be bollocks to me... I'd give Darth Ben at
    Kinetics a call, he might even still be doing free postage.

    Pete.
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  3. Dorchester Cycles.

    John.
    "cas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent
    >in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would get
    >damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml trip
    >there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    >Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    >bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas
    >
     
  4. cas

    cas Guest

    "Another group member" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > Dorchester Cycles.
    >
    > John.
    > "cas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent
    >>in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would
    >>get damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml
    >>trip there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    >>Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    >>bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas
    >>

    >
    > Well they are the ones that i was refering to..Dorchester cycles. "cant
    > send by post it will crack the bead"I thought they could do it in a
    > figure of 8. tape it up and send it,how do other shops do it? cas
     
  5. M-gineering

    M-gineering Guest

    cas wrote:
    > "Another group member" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>
    >>Dorchester Cycles.
    >>
    >>John.
    >>"cas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent
    >>>in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would
    >>>get damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml
    >>>trip there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    >>>Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    >>>bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas
    >>>

    >>
    >>Well they are the ones that i was refering to..Dorchester cycles. "cant
    >>send by post it will crack the bead"I thought they could do it in a
    >>figure of 8. tape it up and send it,how do other shops do it? cas

    >
    >
    >


    Figure of 8 is a no-no. You can fold a tyre in threes, but not if they
    are so small as for a Brompton. But why can't they put the tyre in a box?


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  6. "M-gineering" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > cas wrote:
    >> "Another group member" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Dorchester Cycles.
    >>>
    >>>John.
    >>>"cas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>>I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton
    >>>>agent in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it
    >>>>would get damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a
    >>>>20 ml trip there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone
    >>>>know of a Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen
    >>>>quiet a lot of bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Well they are the ones that i was refering to..Dorchester cycles. "cant
    >>>send by post it will crack the bead"I thought they could do it in a
    >>>figure of 8. tape it up and send it,how do other shops do it? cas

    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Figure of 8 is a no-no. You can fold a tyre in threes, but not if they are
    > so small as for a Brompton. But why can't they put the tyre in a box?
    >
    >
    > --
    > ---
    > Marten Gerritsen
    >
    > INFOapestaartjeM-GINEERINGpuntNL
    > www.m-gineering.nl

    I used to live in Parkstone Poole. I yhink BJs on Blandford Road, over the
    Poole bridge in Hamworthy should help. If not Spa Cyles on the internet or
    by telephone will mail no problem, as will Avon Valley Cyclery in Bath.
    John.
     
  7. Tom

    Tom Guest

  8. Phil Cook

    Phil Cook Guest

    Tom wrote:

    >cas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I called a Brompton agent in Dorset but they
    >> said that they could not send it by post as
    >> it would get damaged if folded! ...

    >
    > It's a tiny little 16" tyre, why would they need to fold it?


    Indeed. Royal Mail haven't brought in size related postage yet. Of
    course my postie mates are likely to bend it about a bit but I think
    the BA in Dorset is a bit lacking in the thinking department. Just cut
    a piece of old corrugated cardboard box to fold around it like a book
    as SJSC did with a couple of Salomon mudguard stays I ordered the
    other day.
    --
    Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
     
  9. Mike Causer

    Mike Causer Guest

    On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:49:42 +0000, Phil Cook wrote:


    > Indeed. Royal Mail haven't brought in size related postage yet.


    They have for some services. I've recently mailed two 17" tyres to
    Germany and only just got the parcel within the H+W+D limit. The tyres
    arrived fine, so I wouldn't worry about damage in the mail.


    Mike
     
  10. On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 18:05:33 +0000, Mike Causer wrote:

    > On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:49:42 +0000, Phil Cook wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Indeed. Royal Mail haven't brought in size related postage yet.

    >
    > They have for some services. I've recently mailed two 17" tyres to
    > Germany and only just got the parcel within the H+W+D limit.


    Strictly speaking that's not size related postage (better known as size
    based pricing or, as preferred by Royal Mail, Pricing in Proportion), it's
    just a limit on the maximum size they'll handle.

    Pricing in Proportion proper starts on August 21st.

    --
    Michael MacClancy
     
  11. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Guest

    cas wrote:

    > I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent
    > in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would
    > get damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml
    > trip there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    > Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    > bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas


    You can get Schwalbe Marathons in the same size as standard Brompton tyres.
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    Chris
     
  12. cas

    cas Guest

    "Chris Slade" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > cas wrote:
    >
    >> I need a new tire ,a Brompton Kevlar"green". I called a Brompton agent
    >> in Dorset but they said that they could not send it by post as it would
    >> get damaged if folded! ...now this will mean that I have to do a 20 ml
    >> trip there and back for a tyre that will cost £18.0 does anyone know of a
    >> Brompton agent in the Poole /Bournemouth area,I have seen quiet a lot of
    >> bromptoms about. thank you in advance ...cas

    >
    > You can get Schwalbe Marathons in the same size as standard Brompton
    > tyres.
    > --
    > Chris
    >


    Thank you all for your help, I will follow up the leads given...regards
    cas
     
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