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Bike Show at Earls Court in October

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  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,735
    Brompton 'Twin Pylon'? That's a Moulton Double Pylon. Rather more expensive than any Brommie!!! I'd have one if I'd won the lottery (Shaun Moulton said quite a few people told him that).
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  • don_dondon_don Posts: 1,007
    Doh!

    Sorry, I am generally confused by the small wheeled market :oops:
  • I was there. Got free tickets from the londoncyclechic blog.

    I took a liking to the Catlike helmets, notably the matt black one - less mushroom-like than others. I am going to take a wander down to Condor to have another look one evening this week. Disgustingly expensive though...even with LCC discount. (NB - this is NOT intended to spark off another boring helmet debate, please).

    I also got a free Ground Effect beanie. Told them what was right and what was wrong with their clothes, they wrote it down and told me they would take what I'd said into account when redesigning stuff...nice people.

    I don't consider this show to be in any way worth the £14 that people were paying on the door - essentially you are paying to be sold stuff with very few freebie opportunities.
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    Well yes, but if you go to the cinema you don't expect to come away with loads of cool stuff - you expect a couple of ours of fulfilling visual entertainment. Not sure why people feel any differently about the Cycle Show (though £14 is quite a lot - up to you to decide if it's worth it).
  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    I always think this every time I go to Earls Court, and it's not helped by the fact that I am extremely intolerant of crowds, and start to have panic attacks after an hour of tutting at people. Each time I swear I will never go to a show again, then next time I see one advertised get all excited about going :?

    I paid £9 and got two free magazines, a discount off some books and a free T shirt worth £10 for signing up to LCC, so I guess I'm better off...
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  • I think the reason I think this is because I have been to other shows with different subjects and there is normally a lot more stuff for sale/special show discounts etc.

    I can understand why you couldn't just go and buy a bike there, but do think more of the other stuff should be available.
  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    Yeah - I did find the lack of spending oppurtunities quite surprising.

    Although after my recent purchases, that probably worked out quite nicely for me!
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  • m0scsm0scs Posts: 196
    biondino wrote:
    Well yes, but if you go to the cinema you don't expect to come away with loads of cool stuff - you expect a couple of ours of fulfilling visual entertainment. Not sure why people feel any differently about the Cycle Show (though £14 is quite a lot - up to you to decide if it's worth it).

    Good point. I paid online on the Sunday morning and got £3.00 off then spent £16.00 getting there on the train, so a not so cheap day for me see I asl bought a new top.

    I was wandering around looking for GAME players who have their pics as avators, didnt see you Biondino or Lit Snooks or anyone else for that matter.

    I didnt think it was that busy really, not like some events Ive been to Food and Wine things where its normally heaving.
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