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General Chat Thread, Now might be the time to buy Halfords shares in General; Originally Posted by Oaktech Lycra. It's a privilege. Not a right. I see what you did there... Good movie....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Lycra.

    It's a privilege. Not a right.
    I see what you did there... Good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Hey, depends who is wearing it!

    Seriously though know your limits - I think deep down you know if lycra complements you or not.

    ....I don't look good in a Mankini or Budgie-smuggling speedo's so I don't wear them, even if I am beach bound!


    Chris
    I wear lycra - underneath my tracksuit bottoms!

    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I disagree. Greggs, the pie shop, would be the last place I'd go to buy a bike.
    Funny, It's the first place I would go AFTER buying a bike :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Hey, depends who is wearing it!

    Seriously though know your limits - I think deep down you know if lycra complements you or not.

    ....I don't look good in a Mankini or Budgie-smuggling speedo's so I don't wear them, even if I am beach bound!


    Chris
    The closest i've ever got to being sexually harrassed was one of the TA's shouting 'nice legs' at me as I walked to the staff bike store in my cycling tights... think i must be doing something right.

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    HA HA HA HA HA LOL PMSL..... which one buddy.

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    Hey - not fair comment that. We had a superb real bikey chap here in Devizes who took over the local bike shop and gave first class service and value but unfortunately although all the proper cyclists supported him he just couldn't compete with Halfords and the online retailers.

    Sadly his business eventually folded and he now works in the local Halfords where his customers get first class service and advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I wouldn't disagree but that won't stop 90% of people attracted to cycling, going to Halfords. One reason being that they would be afraid of showing their ignorance in a proper shop, wheras they know an Halfords, the assistants will be just as ignorant.

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    Some people I heard of invested in Halfords at 1am. They drove there cars in, had a over hall and came back out again.

    Their car looked something like this after...

    Now might be the time to buy Halfords shares-15328876a5639043695l.jpg

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    We call that the "covered the car in superglue and ram-raided halfords" look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_ATR View Post
    Some people I heard of invested in Halfords at 1am. They drove there cars in, had a over hall and came back out again.

    Their car looked something like this after...

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    They've done such a 'good' job i'm not even sure what car that used to be under there...

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    Fiesta.

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    Halfords actually sell some really nice bikes (Boardman, Voodoo,etc). Even some of their own brand mid-range models for 200-300 are quite good for the money. The problem is that some of the bikes they sell in the 50-150 range are truly shocking!
    Plus their customer service and bike mechanices can vary wildly from store to store so you never know how well put together you cycle is or whether the staff are knowledgeable.

    They also refuse to let you take the bikes out on test rides so for that reason alone I'd steer clear of them and buy elsewhere to be honest.
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 27th July 2012 at 01:43 PM.

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