Window Shopping....as you do...

Dom T

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May 17, 2017
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Dom T

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May 17, 2017
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Like wise it would be the selling on off the Haibike, still there's nowt wrong with window shopping. I'd have another Haibike also as I do like mine and it's done good thus far.
 

Doomanic

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Dec 7, 2017
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I love window shopping for bikes.

For me it would have to be one of the new generation of long travel eMTBs with big batteries, the bigger the better.
 

Russelliow

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Only had mine a year nearly but was eyeing up a Madera with Shimano drive. Apparently the Shimano unit has better IP rating.
 
#6
Window shopping or internet browsing is fine as long as I don't go in! I think the manufacturers are somehow adding a love drug pheromone thing to the bikes so its like the sailors being bewitched by the sirens of old making the bikes almost irresistible with a small voice in my head saying things like .. You might not be here next week so why not?
Unfortunately I am very weak and easily led astray..
 

oyster

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Nov 7, 2017
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Window shopping or internet browsing is fine as long as I don't go in! I think the manufacturers are somehow adding a love drug pheromone thing to the bikes so its like the sailors being bewitched by the sirens of old making the bikes almost irresistible with a small voice in my head saying things like .. You might not be here next week so why not?
Unfortunately I am very weak and easily led astray..
Think I'm safe at the moment regarding internet shopping. Our broadband speed is so poor we can't receive the pheromones - they keep breaking up.
 

Dom T

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May 17, 2017
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I know them pheromones all too well, but then there's the on-line shopping devil.....I haven't listened to him as yet, but he's very persuasive.....repeat after me....you don't need a new bike...
 
#10
I know them pheromones all too well, but then there's the on-line shopping devil.....I haven't listened to him as yet, but he's very persuasive.....repeat after me....you don't need a new bike...
I don't have to repeat that mantra.. wife automatically does it for me and sometimes I dont think she knows she is saying it.. strangely I don't need a new phone either!
Now if I had alexa i wouldnt dare utter the words..
 

Steve A

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Aug 28, 2016
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Nothing wrong with window shopping, but haven't seen enough advances to warrant buying anything to replace my bike. The Canyons odd wheel sizes does not appeal though.
 
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#12
Wife and I feel for impulse buy for her new bike. She gets a better bike, I get access to 2nd battery, just need to offload old bike will still in warranty.
 

Tom Rae

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Jan 14, 2017
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Wife and I feel for impulse buy for her new bike. She gets a better bike, I get access to 2nd battery, just need to offload old bike will still in warranty.
In UK, the warranty is not transferable, is it different in NZ?

Tom
 
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In UK, the warranty is not transferable, is it different in NZ?

Tom
When LBS was going to sell my Scott on a commission basis they told me that both Scott and Bosch warranties are with the original purchaser and are not transferable. I checked with Scott and they confirmed that to be the case..
 

Tom Rae

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Jan 14, 2017
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When LBS was going to sell my Scott on a commission basis they told me that both Scott and Bosch warranties are with the original purchaser and are not transferable. I checked with Scott and they confirmed that to be the case..
It would be good if someone would challenge this. I can see no reason for it and it dramatically affects the retail price as buyers are wary.

Tom
 
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It would be good if someone would challenge this. I can see no reason for it and it dramatically affects the retail price as buyers are wary.

Tom
Resale values are low anyway I mentioned selling mine to a friend when it was 1 year old for £1500 (Scott e-genius 910 cost £4000) and reply was why would I buy that when I can get a brand new G-Tech for less money. LBS suggested £1800 would be the price to ask for.. So decided to keep it.
 
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The Canyons odd wheel sizes does not appeal though.
My reason for not being keen, is that I like to swap my tyres around. Maximising the use from them.

The Commencal Meta Power does look rather nice though.
 

Russelliow

Finding my (electric) wheels
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Someone should develop a conversion kit so out of warranty cx units can be replaced with bafang or other drive units.
 
May 23, 2015
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Someone should develop a conversion kit so out of warranty cx units can be replaced with bafang or other drive units.
all that you would need is a mounting bracket as it has been done on this bike.
 

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