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Rapha Store in Manchester - Parking your Bike?

HebdenBikerHebdenBiker Posts: 787
edited June 2015 in Road general
I want to ride over there next week and go in for a coffee. Is there any alternative to locking your bike to a lamppost outside for the local smackheads to pick over?

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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Costa and a proper bike shop?
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  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
    The store in London has bike parking spaces.

    It looks from this picture that the Manchester one does too.

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  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    Yep bike parking inside the downstairs cafe, think they even supply a cafe lock from behind the counter if you ask nicely. I'd be more worried about going upstairs to the main cafe and showroom.

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  • 99thmonkey99thmonkey Posts: 667
    t4tomo wrote:
    Costa and a proper bike shop?

    If you are going to a proper bike shop then do the same with your coffee ;)
  • 99thmonkey wrote:
    t4tomo wrote:
    Costa and a proper bike shop?

    If you are going to a proper bike shop then do the same with your coffee ;)

    :lol: Chapeau!
  • nibbynibby Posts: 246
    99thmonkey wrote:
    t4tomo wrote:
    Costa and a proper bike shop?

    If you are going to a proper bike shop then do the same with your coffee ;)

    Brilliant :D

    Costa!! ...would rather drink my own p&&&
  • scottishgeekscottishgeek Posts: 146
    Was in Rapha Manchester on Saturday and they did not have enough staff to run the downstairs cafe as well as staff upstairs.they had ho objection to taking bikes upstairs and locking them to the railings along the landing. They have a lift too if needed. Didn't try and access it myself though.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    Was in Rapha Manchester on Saturday and they did not have enough staff to run the downstairs cafe as well as staff upstairs.they had ho objection to taking bikes upstairs and locking them to the railings along the landing. They have a lift too if needed. Didn't try and access it myself though.

    They'll provide a lock for downstairs and you can take your bike upstairs.
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  • nibby wrote:
    99thmonkey wrote:
    t4tomo wrote:
    Costa and a proper bike shop?

    If you are going to a proper bike shop then do the same with your coffee ;)

    Brilliant :D

    Costa!! ...would rather drink my own p&&&

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  • scottishgeekscottishgeek Posts: 146
    mrushton wrote:
    Was in Rapha Manchester on Saturday and they did not have enough staff to run the downstairs cafe as well as staff upstairs.they had ho objection to taking bikes upstairs and locking them to the railings along the landing. They have a lift too if needed. Didn't try and access it myself though.

    They'll provide a lock for downstairs and you can take your bike upstairs.

    I had my own 'cafe' lock with me but Mrs SG was unsure about leaving her pride and joy effectively unattended. As I said though the staff had no issue, and even suggestedm taking the bikes upstairs.
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