Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by acrafton
Hey, but at least you get "free" healthcare. . .
Free healthcare that we pay for through Taxes. Then when you need urgent heart surgery or Cancer treatment- a 3 month waiting list to get seen.
We pay in one way, and gain in others, but I still cannot see the vast difference in cost for Bike bits. Someone somewhere is getting rich at my expense, but There is also the way out of Internet Mail Order. All I can see that doing though is putting my LBS out of business. Big problem- support my LBS or pay extortinate prices.(Even though my LBS does try to match the Mail order prices) Example today of two crossover Chain rings. Had to buy decent quality but £40 for two rings (about $70). I can get cheaper manufacturer or even go online but To get two rings suitable for Crossover without the ramps and cut teeth means waiting a week for them and Special order. There are only a few Tandem specific shops in the UK and they are the higher priced shops. They have the market but Still do not stock the quality of parts I want. Just been on line to check the chainring prices and they are £44 for two + the postage, and still not the quality of the middleburn that I bought.
Just have to grin and bare it, and hope that the Tandem does not cause any more problems to enable me to take advantage of our free healthcare.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.