/ Newish Bike Porn Shop in Manchester
Am I missing something?
For the mid life crisis/MAMIL crowd, who else? I guess there's enough blokes of a certain age and soci-economic bracket to support this kind of place. Esp fresh from the wiggo/olympic effect.
Alternatively - give it 6 months & if its gone bust then you know they were wrong :)
I just don't think there are enough of these people, especially if you are only carrying one brand of bike. No mountain bikes either. It wasn't just a couple of £10k machines, at least 2/3 of the bikes in the shop cost £6k+
There is one in the Westfield as well it seems.
Saw it a few weeks ago but did have time to go in, not so much a bike shop, more a gallery. I do appreciate the aethestics of nice bikes but this seems a step too far. A bike is a functional machine, not a status symbol.
There's a place in Sheffield called "La Bicyletta" (or something like that) where you have to buzz to gain entrance. I got a very dirty look when I asked if they did mountain bikes....
yes some rich parts in Cheshire and if its flash enough you would be able to get people from the across the pennines as well.
Guess it depends what the profit margin is as well, might not need to sell many of them to break even and the clothing could be a nice sideline.
yes we need a report at the end of the year.
really? That could be a fun place to visit. Do you reckon they do unicycles?
Well, you could say the same for cars...
la Bicicletta i imagine...italian pretensions i suspect, even more of a status symbol if its italian :)
Sportive Nation has opened a branch in hazel grove. I was surprised how expensive the bikes in there were (not really up to speed with bike shops, so I don't know if they are a "high end" retailer, but I was expecting cheap, especially given the location)
I've purchased accessories and kit from Labicicletta as they aim to keep you on the road too.
It's a competitive market and in the rest of sheffield where especially the mountain bikes, but also the road bikes are on sale, you'll also see a good few price tags that are as ridiculous to me.
When I wandered past the other weekend it had some frankly ludicrous tartan Pinarellos in the window display.
There will doubtless be some 'I Saw you Coming' rich types willing to part with the cash.
> Sportive Nation has opened a branch in hazel grove. I was surprised how expensive the bikes in there were (not really up to speed with bike shops, so I don't know if they are a "high end" retailer, but I was expecting cheap, especially given the location)
location doesnt always mean a lot for bike shops though. I know i would be willing to travel a reasonable distance to a good shop.
I strongly suspect that the manufacturers are subsidising this as a way of getting a show room for there products. Who wants to buy a bike you've only seen in a magazine or on telly??
I strayed into one of these wanky new lifestyle cycling shops in Birmingham the other week. Had a good look around at all the nice carbon bling and Assos kit (Arckteryx for peddlers) and went next door to Evans, as they sell tools and Time cleats.
The one in Brum does have comfy sofas and good coffee.
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