My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby chuckie34 on Sat 18/Apr/09 3:51pm

my favourite LBS closed yesterday due to the serious downturn in our economy. It wasn't the flashest of bike shops, but I got fantastic service there which is huge in my books. :(

How many other bike shops are struggling or closed in the last year?

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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby Mr_Bob on Sat 18/Apr/09 4:34pm

which shop was that? :eh:
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby chuckie34 on Sat 18/Apr/09 4:50pm

Spokes cycle center in whakatane. :(
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby Mr_Bob on Sat 18/Apr/09 4:57pm

Stink! :( are there many shops in Whakatane?
Had one shop close here (in Tauranga) in the last 12 months.
I was able to talk to the manager when he was in the process of closing down, and came to a deal with him about buying most of the workshop tools & fittings.
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby chuckie34 on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:00pm

there were two, the avanti plus and the spokes shop. one bike shop is not enough. but aye well, what can one do? Still a sad day.
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:02pm

:( Spokes in GlenDene has closed recently - or moved but there is no sign to say that.

:) My LBS (Mt Albert mowers and cycles) is having a really busy summer - his profits are up on last year....may be its me going in there all the time...
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:21pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::( Spokes in GlenDene has closed recently - or moved but there is no sign to say that.


that would be spokes' spokes
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby Oli on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:23pm

:o Oh no! :(
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:28pm

yep
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby OliverBendix on Sat 18/Apr/09 9:44pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote: :eh: Spokes spokes?

Spokes!
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sun 19/Apr/09 5:26am

OliverBendix wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote: :eh: Spokes spokes?

Spokes!


:eh: Maybe it was Spokes West Auckland(or similar) then.
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby Mr_Bob on Sun 19/Apr/09 8:47am

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:
OliverBendix wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote: :eh: Spokes spokes?

Spokes!


:eh: Maybe it was Spokes West Auckland(or similar) then.

The two stores weren't associated with each other, but yes, the spokes in Glendene was Spokes
Always sad when somebody has to close down shop :(
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby dented on Mon 20/Apr/09 9:10am

chuckie34 wrote:Spokes cycle center in whakatane. :(

Thats a bummer. Vecorvector (a vorber) was employed there, and recently became a first time dad. I guess Whakatanes only other bike shop is going ok (Avanti/Specialized)?
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby philstar on Mon 20/Apr/09 9:37am

chuckie34 wrote:Spokes cycle center in whakatane. :(

:( I went ther over summer when I was on holiday in the area. I like the shop and got good service, sad to see it go :(
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Re: My Favourite Lbs Closed Yesterday

Postby Mr_Bob on Sat 2/May/09 10:49pm

Another one bites the dust, Was up in auckland this week, drove past the Northcote shops, the cycles & mowers shop I bought my first "mountain bike" from had closed down :(
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