Author Topic: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK  (Read 1191 times)

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2020, 10:10:27 pm »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?
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quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2020, 10:13:30 pm »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

Yes, usually found on the shelf next to the custard creams.

J
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2020, 11:06:36 pm »
Chocolate biscuit that tastes like ground-up antimalarial tablets...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2020, 11:37:34 pm »
Do we reckon they sold many in the UK? I can't say I've seen many (any?) out and about, or talked about on forums etc.
I've got one, an disc braked cross bike, customised to a gravel/winter road bike before such things were available off the self.

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fd3

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2020, 11:37:52 pm »
Bikes need to meet the BS standard when sold in(to) the UK.
I always thought that the RH brake front was a matter of tradition, not teh law.  Surely swapping the front brake to the left wouldn't invalidate your insurance.  I would have thought a "WARNING, FRONT BRAKE LEFT" would suffice.
So I am genuinely surprised.
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Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2020, 11:52:59 pm »
Planet X website are able to sell you a bike with either brake configuration, although the "euro/usa style" costs extra. For example: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXPCDFOR22/planet-x-pro-carbon-disc-sram-force-22-road-bike

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2020, 12:02:56 am »
As a slight diversion, am I the only one who always sets their bike up with LH front brake? I've done that for decades; with modern components and frames everything is designed to be used that way.

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2020, 12:27:30 am »
Cycling UK article here. https://www.cyclinguk.org/cyclists-library/regulations/safety-regulations
And the full regulations. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/198/contents/made

There is an exemption for bikes "to the design of an individual person for use by that person in competitive events". So that could cover those Planet X road bikes.

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2020, 07:10:27 am »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

 :o

The best of biscuits - you're missing out and must try them!

Anyway, on the subject of Rose, at least I won't have any reason to lust after this beauty any more...


Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2020, 07:28:30 am »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

Yes, usually found on the shelf next to the custard creams.

J

Although our local shop has custard creams I note that they do not have bourbon creams.  There is a fake bourbon cream biscuit on the market that is essentially a brown custard cream.  This is not a genuine bourbon cream and must never be mistaken as such.  These imposters are tacky, crude and nothing close to the real thing.

⛔  DO NOT BE TEMPTED  ⛔

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2020, 08:34:36 am »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

https://youtu.be/MHMuSA63eoA
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2020, 09:04:12 am »
I live close to the German border and know quite a few people with a Rose bike, not so long ago you could configure
your own bike, at least choose different saddle/stem/wheelset etc... but they have stopped doing that, all thats left now is the
size,group and colour.  So I guess not delivering UK specific bikes was a logical step in that process.

FWIW -  More of a custard cream man myself (When i can get them)
Regards,

Alan

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2020, 12:05:32 pm »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

Yi whit?

Bikes need to meet the BS standard when sold in(to) the UK.
I always thought that the RH brake front was a matter of tradition, not teh law.  Surely swapping the front brake to the left wouldn't invalidate your insurance.  I would have thought a "WARNING, FRONT BRAKE LEFT" would suffice.
So I am genuinely surprised.

Hmn, looks like the requirement to meet BS6102:Part1 is no longer the case, replaced with European standard...
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/198/pdfs/uksiem_20100198_en.pdf


Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2020, 12:08:18 pm »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

https://youtu.be/MHMuSA63eoA
The Garibaldi, now that's a proper biscuit. Notable lack of German names in that biscuit litany...
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2020, 12:39:11 pm »
As a slight diversion, am I the only one who always sets their bike up with LH front brake? I've done that for decades; with modern components and frames everything is designed to be used that way.

Nope, that's how most of the world does it...

When I built my bike I copied how my Brompton was setup. (Brompton purchased in Amsterdam).

I hadn't actually realised there was variation in this until my tame mechanic shoved his hand into my spinning back wheel while applying the front break, and swearing at me.

J
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FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2020, 12:46:37 pm »
The Garibaldi, now that's a proper biscuit. Notable lack of German names in that biscuit litany...

German names were disposed of in the 1910s for some reason.
The Norn Irish still call Belgian Biscuits "German Biscuits" and in some parts they have the colonial "Empire Biscuit" name.

http://traybakesandmore.com/german-biscuits

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2020, 12:52:48 pm »
As a slight diversion, am I the only one who always sets their bike up with LH front brake? I've done that for decades; with modern components and frames everything is designed to be used that way.

Nope, that's how most of the world does it...

When I built my bike I copied how my Brompton was setup. (Brompton purchased in Amsterdam).

I hadn't actually realised there was variation in this until my tame mechanic shoved his hand into my spinning back wheel while applying the front break, and swearing at me.

J

I didn't know either until a visiting chum borrowed a spare bike from me in 2010 and warned me afterwards "you need to get that bike seen to, they've put the brakes the wrong way round."

They're all out of line except our Bert.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2020, 01:02:57 pm »
It's supposed to have its origins in rule of the road, but it doesn't follow that nowadays. At least, I'm sure I remember NZ bikes being Left Front. More to the point, there's personal and 'genre' variation, UK road racers following Left Front too (perhaps this dates from the League of Racing Cyclists – was that the name? – with their continental manners in the 1950s, as opposed to the TTers).

But bikes with coaster brake and front lever brake always have the lever on the right. As do motorcycles since the 1970s at least.

And QG's mechanic was rash to put his hand in the spokes before they'd stopped spinning.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

ElyDave

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Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2020, 01:19:40 pm »
I'm not even sure what Bourbon creams are! Type of biscuit?

https://youtu.be/MHMuSA63eoA
The Garibaldi, now that's a proper biscuit. Notable lack of German names in that biscuit litany...

+1 for the Garibaldi, great biscuit and a great name as well.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2020, 08:44:16 pm »
NZ are right hand front brakes, just like Oz.
https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/cyclist-code/about-cycling/learning-to-ride#stopping

It was the British League of Racing Cyclists, an interesting bunch of characters. The last of them are dying out now, including a couple of my friends in the past couple of weeks.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_League_of_Racing_Cyclists
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Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 08:51:25 am »
I can (sort of) see the need for standardisation of the brake layout on new bikes, but why the RH in the UK - is it just tradition or is there an actual reason for it?
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 08:53:51 am »
RH-front brakes when riding on the LH side if the road mean you can control the rear brake while making hand signals. The opposite when riding on the RH side of the road. That is the reason for the brake arrangement convention.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 08:56:50 am »
I've still got the hideous green ceramic bowl they once sent me along with their gigantic catalogue. I'm still baffled by it.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 09:15:31 am »
The Rose Bowl is a thing in the USA. It was their very punny response.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Rose bikes stops selling to the UK
« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 09:34:29 am »
Bit of a missed target if they are sending it to somebody in  Gloucestershire who has never heard of a minor sporting event in a far away country.

Would have been more appropriate if they had been able to work up something to do with Fred West's wife