Halfords (Comment, not a moan).

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by compo, 4 Aug 2012.

  1. compo

    compo Veteran

    I went into Harlow's Halfords a couple of hours ago. Their Bike Hut is upstairs and it was heaving with people. I have never seen so many people in there. I wonder how many of the bikes will be ridden for more than a few weeks before they decide it is too much trouble.
  2. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    I'm sure they'll have fun on their new bikes even if they don't ride every week. I wonder how many have been encouraged by the GB Olympic team's stunning performances.
  3. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Was it the London road one in Ippo? I got quite a surprise when I popped in a few days ago, there never used to,be an upstairs!

    There didn't seems to be as may bikes in stock, but a lot more sundries.

    Sent from my bowels
  4. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Our store has been chocker too, wide range of sales from kids bikes to top end boardmans.
  5. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    Both of our LBS have said that they have had a massive upsurge of sales. Popped in this morning for a new bidon and there was a couple picking up a Defy 2 and a ladies Giant (in a pinkish hue). They looked very miffed that it was raining so they couldn't go and ride them for some reason.

    Our Halfords the other day was really full of people trying bikes for size. The lad on the counter said that this last week has been mad and he had built 15 new bikes the day before.
  6. machew

    machew Veteran

    And how many of the 15 have got all the parts the right way round?
  7. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    I didn't like to ask, he was bigger than me :smile:
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  8. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    The halfords closest to me seems to be really good. The 4 regular guys that I see working there are pretty well clued up and seem to have decent bikes themselves, I was quite impressed with all the info they gave me when I was sizing up my Boardman. But then there's the one in Wigan, which has a group of kids who refer to the bikes as "the red one" or "the yellow and black one" or then there's "that white one with the red bits and blue bits that's meant to look like the Union Jack"
  9. David Tanner

    David Tanner Active Member

    Yep they are too variable. Really fancied a Boardman as my first road bike. Local Halfords were clueless as to correct size etc. LBS and Giant the winner. Great service and a great bike from my local Edinburgh Bike shop.
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  10. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Went into our LBS today, they were really busy but i still got a cup of tea.
  11. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    I went to Winstanley Bikes after seeing their adverts in the cycling mags and was highly dissappointed :sad: they had about 10 road bikes, about 15 mountain bikes and about 20 kids bikes and that was basically it.
  12. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    Formby Cycles does, they've easily got 100 bikes in their showroom
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  13. billy1561

    billy1561 BB wrecker

    North west England
    And they are helpful too.
  14. Muguruki

    Muguruki Well-Known Member

    Definitely more shiny Carreras on the cycle path yesterday morning.
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Halfords are good for Cycling sundries. Inner Tubes, Grease etc. Especially when they have buy 2 get 1 free running.
    Cubist likes this.
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