Dragons Den - Rehook

Globalti

Legendary Member
I hope it's not true that cycling has peaked.
 
So says an investment fund touting for business.

It would be more instructive to compare the failure rate of Dragon backed businesses to the overall failure rate of business start-ups.

I'm not familiar with the dealings of the Dragons, but they appear successful on their own right, particularly the tall guy who has made a lot of money.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Valhalla
Good heavens above. I was reading this thread when I just happened to glance down and noticed that I have opposable digits! What a wonderful surprise! That now means that in an emergency I can use these to refit a chain. How wonderful.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Valhalla
If they make a profit I will wear a red star beret and call everyone comrade for a week, that's how confident I am that no one is going to make a fortune off of this.
 

Milkfloat

An Peanut
Location
Midlands
But in this case they are not regular cyclists so I wouldn't be so sure.
Especially as last year they backed 'indicators' for bikes.
 

Milkfloat

An Peanut
Location
Midlands
If they make a profit I will wear a red star beret and call everyone comrade for a week, that's how confident I am that no one is going to make a fortune off of this.
The company has already made sales of £150k, at £13 for a 10 pence bit of plastic there seems to have been plenty of profit so far.
 

Smudge

Über Member
Location
Somerset
I remember seeing this on Dragons Den and thought 'meh' at the time.
All my bikes have a pair of mechanics latex gloves with them, mainly for dealing with a puncture especially the rear, but could just as easily be used for a chain derail.
These gloves are dirt cheap at only a few pence each.
 

si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
I use my housekeys, never fails. Quicker and easier than digging around in the bushes for a stick or getting a tyre lever out of my saddlebag.

Of course I find that setting up one's gears properly in the first place mitigates the need for this in the first place, I rarely get a dropped chain on my road bike and only very occasionally on the MTB.
 
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