Stock problems for 2008 Bikes 'n' parts?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stevenb, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Anyone else awaiting a bike or parts?
    Ordered some Look Keo Carbon Pedals from CRC last Sunday but they were out of stock.....'Normally despatched 3-5 days' it said.
    Now they aren't due in until 10th March....not too far....but long enough since I placed my initial order.

    I went to Evans MK last night....only 2 x 2008 bikes (Road bikes) in the showroom.....
    Lots of online shops seem to have zero stock other other parts I've had an eye on.
    Anyone know if there are european supply probs or something?
    Just curious rather than impatient. :biggrin:
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Steve - its always been like this re: imports, for years, yet i find it unusual now ie the pound strength you'd think manufacturers would be falling over themselves to supply this market 1st...

    Some of the probs. come from importers that dont sort things proper and for some reason shops stock themselves and not from an importer.
  3. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Strange, I ordered similar from same supplier about eight weeks since, and they arrived super pronto. Might have got the last pair I suppose.
  4. OP

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    You'd think a big shop like Evans would be crammed full of the '08 bikes though...

    CRC are normally great.
    I ordered my shoes on Sunday and got them Tuesday...super quick as ever!

    Looks like I might get the new bike first and have no pedals to use it.:biggrin:
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Perhaps with the increase in cycling popularity the bikes and parts are going more quickly and re-ordering takes longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. An increase in the popularity of cycling and a corresponding shift to better quality bikes in the Chinese and Indian markets will lead to a major shortage of entry-level non-hub gear components this year. Shi**no have increased their production of rear mechs by 500% and still can't keep up with demand.

    That doesn't account for the shortage of high end bikes though, that's to do with the disruption caused to manufacturing production schedules by the unusually high snow fall they had in China recently.
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