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  1. Lee


    I set up an e-commerce site which include online slot booking for bike servicing, online booking for bike box hire but the page that’s most successful is a used bikes page because we link to bikes on Facebook groups and now on a local level it’s constantly being looked at and referred too. It’s a case of thinking outside the box sometimes. i didn’t look at cracking a national market but focused on a local one. Its upscalable as I grow. I used free software and it only cost me a couple of days work to set up. (www.bikespeeds.com) Lee
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    Best Supplier for Laces

    Agree with da miller the sovereign range are bang on the money at the minute for range and packaging.
  3. I always grind mine on the tormak sharpener. Takes a bit of practice and it’s not something I’d want to do trade but if your patient you can command a good price for something few others can do.
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    30+ years, no ailments but do struggle with lifting push bikes on and off a stand all day now, often leave work with a back ache but that’s only the last 3 years!
  5. Please please take a look at the trailer for our new YouTube series we put up today. my Son Simon and I have spent thousands on lights, cameras and equipment to produce this mini series and tonight it all begins to come together for us! Over a hundred views within the hour and lots of talk about “Bikespeeds” on the socials. lee
  6. As a lot of you will know I took a slightly different direction with my business and am beginning to create quite a strong brand in my local area. we’ve done everything we can to protect the online identity of “the brand” but one area I’d like to tighten is our YouTube identity. In order to get a custom url on YouTube you have to have 100 subscribers to your channel so I’m asking if as many of you as possible could subscribe to our Chanel so I can bag our URL if you could subscribe and stay subscribed for maybe 6months minimum (if it’s not your thing!) then hopefully we will grow generically enough so sustain our 100 subscribers! this is our latest video and you can hit the subscribe button from it Click the subscribe button on our videos https://youtu.be/aub0GX_6w_Y
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    No, no , no

    I had a man bring in three fake bolex's a week ago, he new two where fake, but as his brother had given him the other was 100% convinced it was genuine. I fixed them all, skirted around the issue of authenticity & sent him on his merry way!
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    Carp in .Eps

    Carp in .Eps View File Carp epos Submitter Lee Submitted 08/16/2018 Category Animal Designs  
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    Carp in .Eps

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    Carp epos
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    Renata gold.

    interestingly no where has anyone published the actual Mah rating for these. just that they last up to 60% longer. i'd like to see the rating first before deciding if they are value for money.
  11. eBay item number: 382326495947
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    Embracing change

    my card payments are a percentage of any amount of turn over. it doesn't matter if its 10p or £100 the percentage remains the same. I added this percentage to everything so if I take a cash transaction its happy days. If i take a card for a pound it makes no difference.
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    Broken fake.

    I think you handled it well she'll know she got a good price at £40 for a fake & by this time next week you'd have forgotten all about it as it didn't break the bank. reputation intact. I always say you don't know how good a supplier is until something goes wrong. Lee
  14. Woodware Repetitions hold or held all the old Barnsley tools after they ceased trading. But the are so antiquated they have no web presence and even still type their invoices. I brought from them only a year or two ago so I assume they are still with us. Get yourself a meths burner from them also. heating up the tools makes a massive difference to the end result. And whilst your at it. get an iron to close down your stitching grove the times I see pictures on social media of a half tidy repair with a ragged stitching grove, its like those who get pictured the union jack inside out like Laura Kenny at the cycling last night, both wind me right up!
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    Spring Bars

    I've got all sizes too if you need any Lee
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    fishy watches

    pointed peg wood, then flat peg wood(similar to a cock tail stick, except when like me the day after a half day you think "Dam I forgot to buy cocktail sticks" and order peg wood as its easy to add to an order) & a toothbrush before opening. never a wire brush!
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    Replace Movement

    Thanks Mick
  18. I had a 1978 MK2 Escort Mexico that was mint and sold it around 1995 for £1500. Three weeks after that it had a mild under bonnet fire and was put in a lock up locally. It’s still there to this day, that was the best investment the lad that brought it ever made!
  19. Is there anyone who embroiders, who can convert my logo to a .dst file? the logos like this (below) and I can provide it in any graphic type just not an embroidery one! I want to get it embroidered on some seat covers for my van but the company making the covers don’t seem willing unless I supply them with the file already to go. I don’t want the black background btw I’m happy to pay by the way! Lee
  20. Thank you all so, so much we are now on 60 & 40 is a lot less hard to get than 100 in the first place!
  21. It’s seems daunting but we still need 50 more! funny my cobblees/shoe repairer youtube has 423 subscribers and it’s own URL but I can’t transfer that to our Bikespeeds Chanel, so we have to keep pushing to get the custom url! lee
  22. Thanks people, we still have a long way to go to tip over 100 subscribers but we are well on our way. So please please sub to us!
  23. Some of the time I’ve spent on one watch, I personally think eat plugs are a better bet
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    Clock repairs

    I wouldn't worry for every inquiry your answer would be "I'm sorry we only do watches" its still good advertising, next time they want a watch done they will think off you. I personally wouldn't want anything that allows me to speak to a potential customer dropped.