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#1 petercoulson

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

A heads up for the National Cutting Edge Show this year - THE show to see your favourite and best suppliers

 

It is being held 24th September at the National Motorcycle Museum  If ever you needed an excuse for a weekend this must be one of the best I will be there 2 days early if I can!

 

If this is the only way you heard about it make sure you get on the Cutting Edge mailing list, drop me a line and it will be arranged.

 

 

 


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#2 Count Muppet

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

Might come and have a nose about this year.
Is it going to be a one day event, just on the Sunday?

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

Hi Muppet yes just the Sunday. Saturday will be the bikes for me..
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

Just a little update, all the plans are going very well with all the top exhibitors signed up. The show will open from 09:30 to 17:00 to give you time to browse and chat to us all, if the bikes take your fancy or the family want to have a look around we have arranged half price entry for both Saturday and Sunday if you are here for the weekend. Feel free to ask any questions, further updates will be made nearer the time.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

Might have a pop down with me kiddies.............

 

Be nice to catch up with some old faces.

 

Rick.


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if i could make a wish, i think i'd pass, can't think of anything i need.

#6 Tom D

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:19 PM

well worth it  for the bikes alone nortons  bsa vellocette ajs  to name but a few classic british metal  everyone with a drip tray underneath ? the good old days no electric starts carb tickleing, think id  best stop im showing my age



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:34 PM

We will be there so we'll see as many of you that wish to take the time to see our latest developments!

 

I can vouch for the Museum as i've been a coule of times before, well worth a visit!



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:02 AM

another show done and dusted

thanks to Chris Wilson for the invite to the meal on the saturday night

thanks to cherry blossom for the entertainment at the table

the show seemed quiet to start

saw Lee 2 or 3 times but was always chatting to someone, have to form a queue the next time to speak to you mate.

the chap on the admission desk was a young looking Robin Healy :)

the show was in 2 halls which was ok they were bright and carpeted and all the usual suspects were on show.

Good crack with Tim from glenway no jokes involved thank f**k

Neal and Peter from siserve always good to see you guys see you in a couple of weeks hopefully

Duncan from Hickleys is a legend

couple of stands with some very interesting materials on for repairs if you werent there tuff shit not telling you anymore :)

only fault was the MIA Gary Unwin on holiday!!

Peter on the Birch stand from the old cuntry was an experience i shall never forget LOL

on a  final note i wish Darren well in his pursuit of reinvigorating SOMSR good luck (but not in a Liam Neeson sort of way)

carry on!

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

i was told only 187 people through the doors the quietest show in a long time


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:13 PM

apparently 2 of those were bikers who  just  fancied a look around and  one fella brought a large family , it was quiet, but remember its our show , if you don't use it you loose it  and the shame is it those who don't attend   who would  be the 1st to moan if there wasn't another one in 2018


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:27 PM

well i went and enjoyed the day, pity for me I ran out of time and did not get around all the stalls - wish I had dedicated more time instead of rushing away at 2--30

next time I will spend the time to stay till end

Thanks to Chris and his gang for getting this show on

Great venue hope it comes again


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:20 AM

i was told only 187 people through the doors the quietest show in a long time

Remember these figures are for everyone who walks through the door, not 187 businesses, I reckon there were only 100 or less businesses represented, most people wre in two's or three's.

 

Only 6 years ago the headcount was double, wake up Cutting Edge!


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

The reason that people aren’t attending is that there isn’t an incentive for the next generation. Products and information are all available online.

There needs to be a draw. There was no competition this year. How about awards for different categories/repairs rather than the same thing each year.
Actual product demonstrations, things you can’t get online.
Hot coffee and cold beer.

I decided to go at the last minute, the whole day cost me about £200. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, it was good to meet up with other repairers and suppliers, and while I will probably go next year, it’s easy to see why people aren’t bothering to make the trip
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

there are certain people trying to organise a competition for next year (cant say too much . you do have a point I met several young repairers had a good chat with them ( im 53 ). perhaps with a bit of luck if we have one next year it could be much better attended

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

Why not have an on-the-day competition where you are timed to do a specific repair to an acceptable standard?

 

Get the young ones motivated as they're probably the most competitive.

 

What about encouraging people to book for the show online and have a decent mystery prize draw that they can only win by actually attending?

 

Make better provision for hotels, a decent meal and a proper night's entertainment that isn't too expensive to encourage people to turn up the night before and make a good night of it. EG: find a local hotel that's willing to put on a live act or has a 70's or 80's themed night and a disco - I'd most certainly attend summat like that.

 

Also, find a place that doesn't cost an arm and a leg for sustenance.......................

 

Rick.


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#16 Tom D

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:18 PM

now your singing from the same hym sheet ive ALWAYS said there should be a pre show couple of pints
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#17 SteelCityShoes

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:19 PM

Something to make a full day of it is a good idea. Really, once you’ve checked out all the stands and spoken to everyone you wanted to see, there isn’t anything to keep you there at the minute.

The Greek experience last year was good.
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#18 Tom D

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

personaly I couldn't understand a word he said . mind in fairness he probabaly wouldn't have understood me, but I do think that there should be events throughout the day " the stillettoe heel challenge " perhaps . trouble is & always has been there are many in this trade who can talk the talk but when it comes down too it how many would participate ? , there you go ive just encapsulated whats wrong with british shoe repairers apathy
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

I spent 8 hours in the van getting there and back & thought it was good, you just need to go with an open mind and a positive attitude.

 

Nothing to do with it, But always remember kiddies the ..srfr..

Lee


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#20 Tom D

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

im wondering why the turnout was so poor seems most folks on here were at the show




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