cycle2work....halfords :o(

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by photography27, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    our c2w has to be from halfords....was looking forward to a new bike, but not sure if i want one from halfords, was either a road bike or hybrid, dunno what to do now.
    do halfords do any decent bikes?
  2. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    Have a look at the Carrera Subway
  3. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Yes they do. The Boardman range are pretty good bikes. If you want something a little lower in price their Carrera bikes are not bad. Their service can be very variable depending on the store but their products are quite good.
  4. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    You don't have to stick to the Halfords range, I rang up and asked for a Cube peloton race and Halfords ordered it through Lakeland leisure
  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Halfords do some good bikes.

    If you don't like their bikes, they can source pretty much any brand for you.
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  6. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    True. However, warranty issues then become a pain as Halfords act as an intermediatery between the customer and Leisure Lakes.

    Whereas if you buy one of their bikes, then can do whatever necessary in-store to sort it.
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  7. OP

    photography27 Active Member

    didnt know they could source bikes.....thats interesting!!!!!
    i've had a spesh secteur for a couple of years, and was thinking of a hybrid(boardman bike), but i do like roads bikes.....stuck to what to get
  8. deanbmx

    deanbmx Über Member

    I ordered my cube fob halfords c2w but actually got it from leisure lakes cycles
  9. lip03

    lip03 Über Member

    beds/ london
    gave you as a present and you want to know how much you can get for it???...........................................pull the other one!
  10. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Sounds just like booshee to me
  11. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Good point. I also had to check if it was leisure lakes and your right :smile:
  12. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    How much do you want to spend on a bike?
  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Other LBS's do take Halfords vouchers (my local one for starters) - don't know if any are in Welsh Wales though :smile:
  14. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    I managed to persuade my lbs to join up as a recommended Cube dealer
  15. thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Balham/Tooting Bec
    Could well be a case of finding the correct Halfords. For instance, my local seems to employ scruffy, uninterested teenagers that mumble and stare at the floor. I've heard of some dodgy setups at various Halfords too.

    Anyway, not to bash 'em too hard. I'm sure a Halfords is only as good as the people that work there. Point is, if you find one staffed by people that care/know about bikes and personally invest in your best interests, it could turn out fine. Best to go in, have a chat and gauge who you're likely to be dealing with.
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