Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

Location
London
If that were the case maybe they should have aimed the voucher scheme at the unemployed or low earners claiming benefits then.
In view of some of the comments on here, yes, some form of targeting which didn't involve large losses to admin would I think have been best. See my comments above.
No more to say really or this will all descend into the politics pit.
 

Adam4868

Guru
In view of some of the comments on here, yes, some form of targeting which didn't involve large losses to admin would I think have been best. See my comments above.
No more to say really or this will all descend into the politics pit.
Lol the politics of excepting a voucher for fixing your bike...that's gone right over my head !
 

BoldonLad

Über Member
Location
South Tyneside
No different to wealthy retirees taking the winter fuel allowance. the repair scheme isn't means tested.
IMHO, there is a teeny weeny difference:

You don't have to apply for the Winter Fuel Allowance, everyone in receipt of State Pension gets the £100 (£200 per household), Similar to the ludicrous Christmas Bonus (£10).

Thus, the Winter Fuel Allowance (and Christmas Bonus) is effectively part of the Basic State Pension, it just dressed up to appear the Government are giving something extra.

The repair vouchers have to be applied for, and, there is a limited number.
 
Location
London
Good luck with the seatpost. Always good to save a bike.
 

bikingdad90

Über Member
Update on my position. I’ve got two vouchers.

One will be used to get my wife’s rescued Dutch bike with a 3 speed stumney archer hub back into tip top condition (bar a little bit of surface rust). I suspect it will need two new tyres as they are showing signs of age with hairline cracks and the hub shifts gears but is a little bit stiff and “clicks” when pedalling.

My other voucher will be used to get my hardtail back into good condition. The front brake squeaks under braking and get the occasional ghost gear change. The hardtail will be used to go out as a family with the childseat on the back and for nursery runs come September.

The LBS is also getting supplementary business in the form of my Wiggins Rouen bike which is going in to have the chainrings changed from 46/34 to 50/34 or a new chainset in 50/34 with longer crank arms, depending on what works best. The chain rings are silver but the cranks are black so it’ll be interesting to see what it looks like as I’ve struggled to find any 110BCD 5 arm black rings.
 
Location
London
Think the brakes are because they are rubbish Tektro’s. should really swap out for Avids or move to hydraulics as it’s carrying 11stone me plus 2 stone baby.
I'd identify the cause of the noise before just buying new bits.
noisy brakes are common - front on one of my bikes is noisy at the mo - will sort it tomorrow.
 
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