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Sinule coopbmx2009's photo
Feb 6, 2013 at 11:18
Feb 6, 2013
Hopefully get that berm finished off this weekend, let me know if you're up for digging on sat afternoon :)

Sinule grumpysteve's video
Feb 2, 2013 at 11:04
Feb 2, 2013
Feb 2, 2013 at 10:58
Feb 2, 2013
It's trail digging time!
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Sinule Sinule's photo
Feb 2, 2013 at 10:56
Feb 2, 2013
Cheers, tbh that skate park is only worth visiting if you happen to be passing it, it's literally just two small bowls connected together. It's just down the road from the big Tesco store in Hollington, Hastings.

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Feb 2, 2013 at 10:48
Feb 2, 2013
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Sinule grumpysteve's photo
Jan 17, 2013 at 23:07
Jan 17, 2013
Sweet shot, I assume you hopped off the stairs but not over that rail?

Sinule mikekazimer's article
Jan 11, 2013 at 4:16
Jan 11, 2013
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Should You Support Your Local Bike Shop or Buy Online?
So something needs to change for bike shops to be competitive. I imagine it will be something similar to what has happened to newsagents and petrol stations all over the UK (and pubs before that). Local bike shops will have a "brand name" attached to them, get their stock exclusively through that brand name, who will get the stock from the distributors, and using their much larger buying power, will get it far cheaper, possibly even negotiating direct with suppliers in some cases on the LBS's behalf. It will mean LBS's lose a little of their independence which is sad, but it makes the business model more viable. This already exists to some extent, but as far as I can tell is nothing like as developed for bike shops as it is for other areas of the retail sector. Obviously my opinions are based on my experience of UK bike shops, primarily those based around the south east, the situation may be different in other parts of the world.
Sinule mikekazimer's article
Jan 11, 2013 at 4:16
Jan 11, 2013
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Should You Support Your Local Bike Shop or Buy Online?
@ man0with0stick (long post, probably not succinct enough tbh :P ) I see what you're getting at with the music/film comparison, however LBS's are able to offer things music and film shops cannot (at least not as "naturally") - mechanical expertise, the ability to become the hub of the local riding community with charity events, interaction with local schools, youth community projects etc... and the opportunity to provide courses, whether it's mechanical or riding skills. Bike shops can certainly survive, but it's hardly surprising that their nature may need to change from the pre internet era (like many other businesses) to be successful. With regards to the MRRP, LBS's perhaps need to address this with either rockshox or the distributor directly, as a large group of LBS's working together, rather than singly. As for "why" you would charge MRRP on an item... Simply put: market forces. Why would I pay $650 for some forks when I can probably go on-line and find them at $500? I appreciate your predicament, obviously you can't sell them at a loss, you've got bills to pay and food to put on the table like everyone else. Remember though, everyone else has bills to pay and food to put on the table, and $150 can be spent elsewhere...
Sinule mikekazimer's article
Jan 10, 2013 at 2:32
Jan 10, 2013
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Should You Support Your Local Bike Shop or Buy Online?
@ matbar20 I have to re-iterate what I said previously: I disagree that I should have to work to earn a bike shop's favour, if anything it should be the other way around. I'm a paying customer, who wants a shop to have competitive prices (I don't expect them to match CRC on everything, but I will never pay over MRRP, or considerably over the prices available on-line), a good selection of parts, and staff who actually know what they're talking about and have the customer service / social skills to make my transaction a pleasant one. It's hardly an unreasonable expectation is it? That's how business in the capitalist world works. Back in the late 90's when on-line stores were not around in the format they are now, the three local bike shops in town were great. I used to pop in when passing any of these shops just to chat with the people inside, and despite the fact it was probably quite annoying to have a teenager with little spending power taking up their time, the staff in these shops always seemed happy to help in any way they could, and so what little money I had from my paper round was spent in their shops. Fast forward to today: There are numerous bike shops within 50 miles of where I live, but only one can tick the three necessary boxes for me. The rest fail on one or more of the following: 1. Price (and NO I do not want to have to make them a F$%^*& BFF bracelet to get access to reasonable prices! It's their job to build rapport with me, not the other way around) 2. Stock selection 3. Customer service
Sinule deityusa's article
Jan 10, 2013 at 0:36
Jan 10, 2013
Video: Cody Gessel - Keep On Rockin'
The gaps and height were great, but tbh I was easily most impressed by the wall ride at the end, that was dialled. Clearing 2-2.5 meters to land on a totally flat wall, and managing to actually ride along it a little way as opposed to bouncing straight off is sick, then add that he made it look easy and smooth and he definitely gets my vote as a sick rider :)
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