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Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 20, 2018 at 8:32
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Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@nickkk: In order to sell a business it either needs to be a going concern or have some intrinsic value. It sounds like the owner and people involved in Soho are what made the business (warner, good social media, friends with many riders and brands) what it was, and why people liked the shop, if it was sold on to new owners all of that is potentially lost, its just a bike shop named after a place then. People are the heart and soul of a small business like a bike shop so unless it is making a huge profit who would want it? Who would take such a risk? You are set to believe that location plays no role in this kind of thing but running a shop in the centre of one of the most expensive cities on earth is always going to be a tall order, no matter what it is selling and let alone performance MTB gear. Maybe the owner just got completely stressed out of his brains, felt the financial reward was not up to scratch so decided to call it a day - Having run a small business myself I know how that feels, it is not too hard to make a profit but achieving that without working silly hours, taking work home (either physically or in your own head) and being consumed by the 1000 things a day that needs doing can be difficult and its the reality of many small businesses, if the financial rewards are not then up to scratch it can be hard to keep going.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 20, 2018 at 8:24
20 hours
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@nickkk: Yea, location is completely 'irrelevant', nothing to do with anything at all... must be a conspiracy or something.... if its obvious construct the opposite narrative. 'Obviously a viable place for business'...... then closes.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 19, 2018 at 7:58
2 days
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
When you visited, did you ever buy anything other than a t-shirt or coffee? A shop was in birmingham in a similar way yeeears ago now, I used to go there and buy t-shirs etc, have a chat as I really liked the guys and the shop, they closed down a few years in though as nobody was actually buying the expensive things.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 19, 2018 at 7:54
2 days
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@vt612: You do know this is London, more specifically Soho we are talking about? As many have said on here, most people popped in for a coffee and to have a look around while in London for work, being tourists etc, lots saying they bought t-shirts or had a nice chat in there but not many /nobody in here is saying they popped in to pickup their newest bike etc - the person below this even used them for SRAM warranty dispite him not buying a single thing from them. I wish the people who started and ran the shop all of the best, maybe if personal circumstances improve a new location can be found that isnt quite so 'difficult' - Sounds like everybody loved the guys.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 19, 2018 at 2:44
2 days
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@mgolder: Who said that? Where did you get the idea that I said that? I was saying that not many people ride their £6k santa cruz around the street and that the product itself maybe isn't best suited the central London location - I didn't mention anything about commuter bikes, fixing bikes, coffee or anything else for that matter.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 10:04
Jan 17, 2018
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@priceye36: umm, not sure thats the best example really.
Racer951 dudesofhazzard's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 9:59
Jan 17, 2018
The Dudes of Hazzard: Liam and Lachlan Slap Dirty Ruts and Shred Sloppy Trails – Video
I am not about to encourage anybody to go out and break trees while out for a ride but do people seriously pick up on the conduct of literally every move that is made online now? I mean is there anything you can do without attracting scrutiny from somebody - I guess they will need to run their next videos through some kind of peer review to make sure nobody has them down as having 'dubious ethics' for climbing a tree and accidentally breaking it. Have you seen where they live by the way, doesnt make it better or anything but thats a managed forest, they will be cutting them regardless at some point, it isnt a nice old hard-wood tree they are demolishing like our society seems to think is OK when they chop the crap out of them as they overhang the driveway / are too much to maintain / any other reason with 'dubious ethics'
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 9:35
Jan 17, 2018
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
@djm35: yea but how many people are riding a £6k Santa Cruz around the street?
Racer951 halo-wheels's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 8:53
Jan 17, 2018
Halo Releases Vortex Wheelset
@halo-wheels: Come up with your own standard and a dubious unproven engineering reason why, after all everybody else is at it in the bike industry so why not.
Racer951 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 8:48
Jan 17, 2018
Soho Bikes to Close on 26th January 2018
London, soho, enough said.
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