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Re: Modern bikes is ugly, innit

6 October 2014 - 4:47pm
Bicycler wrote:On the one occasion I bought a newish bike a few years ago I had someone try the "it doesn't come with pedals" line. The option was given that I could be given the pedals (and the bike fitted with the required reflectors) or the shop could lose the sale. I suspect that selling the bikes without pedals doesn't actually remove the legal obligations in the way that shops think it does either.
I've just checked up on this. Chris Juden's Safety Regulations page on the CTC's website says that the wording of the regulations was changed in 2010 so that retailers cannot avoid the issue by omitting pedals. The regulations now apply to "a substantially complete vehicle (whether or not assembled) even if one or more parts are not supplied. " So now there's even less justification for this dubious practice

Re: Cafe & coffee

6 October 2014 - 4:38pm
Re: Waitrose
reohn2 wrote:RickH wrote:Apart from the fact that none of their stores, at least in this neck of the woods, are near anywhere I would generally want to cycle!

Rick.

Are there any in our neck of the woods,I can't say I know of any.

PS,I've just been reliably informed there's one in Knutsford and another in Sandbach :?
I use them (and their free coffee) quite a lot. It allows me to pick-up a few shopping odds and ends, get some "fuel" (cake) and coffee. Two stores conveniently located, but the coffee is "variable". Sometimes weak, sometimes cold, etc. But it is free so whatever the state, still good value for money. However, I'm finding Morrissons is getting my custom more often as, although no free drinks, everything else is so much cheaper it still works out cheaper than getting free coffee!

Ian

Re: Cafe & coffee

6 October 2014 - 4:33pm
The Mechanic wrote:
As for the tax issue, blame the government for allowing the loopholes to exist. The main problem here is that the big companies have better tax lawyers than HMRC so it is no contest from the start.

When the company bosses of these tax dodgers faced a parliamentary committee I found myself shouting at the TV ''close the bladdy loopholes you dimwits''.
I then realised that possibly those MP's who should be closing said loopholes where probably sat on some committee in an executive and advisory roll in those very same companies,Grrr!

Re: Cafe & coffee

6 October 2014 - 4:24pm
RickH wrote:Apart from the fact that none of their stores, at least in this neck of the woods, are near anywhere I would generally want to cycle!

Rick.

Are there any in our neck of the woods,I can't say I know of any.

PS,I've just been reliably informed there's one in Knutsford and another in Sandbach

Re: Cafe & coffee

6 October 2014 - 4:18pm
Or sometimes the same lawyers.

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