Dragons Den - Rehook

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by steveindenmark, 12 Sep 2019.

  1. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    My tyre levers are of the type with the wee hook at the other end for enaging in the spokes. This is perfect for remounting a chain so this new tool is rather pointless, at least for me.
     
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I hope it's not true that cycling has peaked.
     
  3. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Yep - me too :thumbsup:
     
  4. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Yeah but what about your chain? :smile:
     
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  5. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    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.
     
  6. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    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.
     
  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    But in this case they are not regular cyclists so I wouldn't be so sure.
     
  8. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    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.
     
  9. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    Especially as last year they backed 'indicators' for bikes.
     
  10. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    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.
     
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  11. Smudge

    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.
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    So they claim. They've sold so many that not a single person on here has one.
     
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  13. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    Well nobody admitting to it anyway. I don't think we are quite the target market, seeing as most of us reuse cable ties and never throw out an inner tube.
     
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  14. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    How much do they weigh? I'm not going to get one if it's going to slow my average commuting speed thank you very much!
     
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  15. si_c

    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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