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Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Will White, Apr 2, 2003.

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  1. Will White

    Will White Guest

    Hi, I'm new to this group. I live in Kegworth, near J24 of the M1, and it's a fine place for
    explorative cycling as the terrain is very flat indeed. I'd like to know if anyone in this group
    lives nearby please.

    What I'd really like to know is if anyone can recommend a bicycle shop in my vicinity, which extends
    to Nottingham, Derby and Leiceister at a push? I'm about to buy a Specialized Sirrus Sport (2003
    model) from FreeWheel in Hockley, Nottingham tomorrow. Can anyone comment on this shop for me?

    Thanks a lot guys.
     
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  2. Call Me Bob

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    On Wed, 2 Apr 2003 20:56:05 +0000 (UTC), Will White <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi, I'm new to this group. I live in Kegworth, near J24 of the M1, and it's a fine place for
    >explorative cycling as the terrain is very flat indeed. I'd like to know if anyone in this group
    >lives nearby please.

    I live in Derby.

    >What I'd really like to know is if anyone can recommend a bicycle shop in my vicinity, which
    >extends to Nottingham, Derby and Leiceister at a push? I'm about to buy a Specialized Sirrus
    >Sport (2003 model) from FreeWheel in Hockley, Nottingham tomorrow. Can anyone comment on this
    >shop for me?

    Never been to Freewheel I'm afraid but if you want bike shops in Derby then Samways and Mercian are
    worth a visit. Both have been around for donkeys years and Mercian are a very well respected frame
    building outfit (who are also a Specialized stockist as it happens).

    There is also Planet Cycles in Allenton/Shelton Lock who have some very cheap prices on
    bikes and bits.

    Bob
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  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    In a brief moment of lucidity Will White scribbled:

    > Hi, I'm new to this group. I live in Kegworth, near J24 of the M1, and it's a fine place for
    > explorative cycling as the terrain is very flat indeed. I'd like to know if anyone in this group
    > lives nearby please.
    >
    > What I'd really like to know is if anyone can recommend a bicycle shop in my vicinity, which
    > extends to Nottingham, Derby and Leiceister at a push? I'm about to buy a Specialized Sirrus
    > Sport (2003 model) from FreeWheel in Hockley, Nottingham tomorrow. Can anyone comment on this
    > shop for me?
    >
    > Thanks a lot guys.

    Freewheel are pretty good, very helpful and certainly (seemed to me anyway) reasonably knowledgable.

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  4. Jay

    Jay Guest

    "Will White" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi, I'm new to this group. I live in Kegworth, near J24 of the M1, and
    it's
    > a fine place for explorative cycling as the terrain is very flat indeed.
    I'd
    > like to know if anyone in this group lives nearby please.
    >
    > What I'd really like to know is if anyone can recommend a bicycle shop in
    my
    > vicinity, which extends to Nottingham, Derby and Leiceister at a push? I'm about to buy a
    > Specialized Sirrus Sport (2003 model) from FreeWheel in Hockley, Nottingham tomorrow. Can anyone
    > comment on this shop for me?
    >
    > Thanks a lot guys.

    Hi - I live in Loughborough, so just down the road to you, a bit of a newbie myself, never used
    freewheel, but a good friend bought a specialised something from there and said service, advice etc
    was excellent. For an LBS, I can recommend the shop I can never remember the name of on Ashby Road
    in Loughborough - if you cycle down into town it is on the corner opposite a curry house called the
    rupika, you can't miss it! I didn't get my bike from there as they didn't have what I wanted and
    another LBS had one in stock and in the sale, but the advice was excellent. I have taken mine there
    for servicing and they are great, even with a newbie like me, very patient with my endless stupid
    questions.

    Incidentally, I would not use the LBS on the A6/Derby Road in Loughborough (where I bought my Dawes
    from) they are not very helpful and I disliked them so much I didn't even go back for my free
    service! I went in to book my bike
    in/ask when I could drop it off thinking I could drop it off one evening on my way home and pick it
    up the next and they refused to keep it overnight as "it didn't suit them"

    hth Jay
     
  5. Call me Bob <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > There is also Planet Cycles in Allenton/Shelton Lock who have some very cheap prices on bikes
    > and bits.
    >

    Apparently owned by the same people as Sheffield Cycles in Burton. If the service at Planet Cycles
    is anything like the same, you can't go far wrong - I've used Sheffield a fair bit and they're
    always happy to help out. Good (and cheap) wheel-builders, too.

    David E. Belcher

    Dept. of Chemistry, University of York
     
  6. Call Me Bob

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    On 3 Apr 2003 07:08:15 -0800, [email protected] (David E. Belcher) wrote:

    >> There is also Planet Cycles in Allenton/Shelton Lock who have some very cheap prices on bikes
    >> and bits.

    >Apparently owned by the same people as Sheffield Cycles in Burton. If the service at Planet Cycles
    >is anything like the same, you can't go far wrong - I've used Sheffield a fair bit and they're
    >always happy to help out. Good (and cheap) wheel-builders, too.

    Yep, you're right, Planet and Sheffield Cycles are the same people. I've used both stores and have
    had good service from each, in fact I've bought pedals from Sheffield Cycles and exchanged the
    faulty cleats at Planet because it was more convenient for me, that was pretty helpful of them. I'll
    happily recommend both shops.

    I did however have an unsettling experience when I bought my road bike from Sheffield Cycles a year
    or two back. Had never dealt with them before and had nipped over to collect my shiny new bike.
    Whilst waiting in the shop I got chatting to a young lad who was also collecting a new bike, he was
    equally excited. His bike was ready first and he wheeled it out with a big grin on his face as happy
    as Larry. He wheeled it back in about two minutes later. He'd set off down the road and the seat had
    fallen off.

    They fixed the saddle for him, apologised and off he went again. Then he came back. This time it was
    the rear brake that had come undone (cable not secured properly). It too was fixed, apologies
    expressed and he left once more.

    Then he came back again. I didn't actually see what was wrong this third time (I was other end of
    shop checking my new steed *very* carefully) but it was obvious something else had dropped off,
    sprung apart or died and he was pretty unhappy by this time. Didn't exactly fill me with confidence
    but I'd paid the bill by then.

    Bob
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  7. Whazzarke

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    "Jay" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > For an LBS, I can recommend the shop I can never remember the name of on Ashby
    Road
    > in Loughborough - if you cycle down into town it is on the corner opposite
    a
    > curry house called the rupika, you can't miss it!

    > hth Jay
    >
    >

    The one on Ashby Rd is "Pedal Power". I bought my 'best-bike' ( it's a blue one ) from them, no
    complaints at all.

    "Put that light out!, don't you know there's a war on?"
     
  8. Jay

    Jay Guest

    >
    > The one on Ashby Rd is "Pedal Power". I bought my 'best-bike' ( it's a
    blue
    > one ) from them, no complaints at all.
    >
    >
    > "Put that light out!, don't you know there's a war on?"
    >
    thats the badger (I checked on the way home) - they have a web site too I think www.pedalpower.co.uk
     
  9. Jay

    Jay Guest

    > >
    > thats the badger (I checked on the way home) - they have a web site too I think
    > www.pedalpower.co.uk
    >
    >
    apologies - forget the URL, the site is someone else, I think the Loughborough shop will eventually
    be www.pedalpowerbikes.co.uk, but the site has not been launched yet!

    Jay
     
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