Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 973703 times)

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15775 on: January 18, 2021, 08:23:31 pm »
Oh!  Good post BFC. Fortunately there’s nothing I need.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15776 on: January 18, 2021, 08:36:11 pm »
It's been a bit like that since the heady days of lock down MKI. I had to resort to the Internets to buy some v brake pads as GKs were down to their last pair

Don't know if it's related but Decathlon no longer have the ridiculously cheap dynamo wheels available

BFC

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15777 on: January 18, 2021, 09:54:14 pm »
It's been a bit like that since the heady days of lock down MKI. I had to resort to the Internets to buy some v brake pads as GKs were down to their last pair

Don't know if it's related but Decathlon no longer have the ridiculously cheap dynamo wheels available

I did look for "that" wheel on the Decathlon website. I suspect it was a legacy stock item transferred into the UK(EU?) at the right time that took a long time to sell the batch, exchange rate changes and inflation were the only way to explaian the price being much lower than the cost of the components. They are unlikely to buy another container full if it took them that long to sell them last time.

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15778 on: January 20, 2021, 02:21:52 pm »
^ I've noticed a lot of 'out of stock' or 'unavailable' on various websites recently. I hope it's just a short-term problem.

A Zoom meeting tonight 19:00-ish ... anyone?

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15779 on: January 20, 2021, 02:23:38 pm »
A Zoom meeting tonight 19:00-ish ... anyone?

Not me I'm afraid, maybe next week.

BFC

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15780 on: January 20, 2021, 04:04:18 pm »
^ I've noticed a lot of 'out of stock' or 'unavailable' on various websites recently. I hope it's just a short-term problem.
UK businesses couldn't commit to ordering whilst the outcome of Brexit was undecided.
Now they have to get their staff (the ones that aren't self isolating or furloughed) to order from the manufacturers, order will go to the end of the queue.
Then someone has to make the stuff, assuming the manufacturers aren't closed due to Covid.
Then the container gets shipped, and possibly can't be landed due to all of the PPE sat at Felixstowe (unless the goverment has sorted out that cock up out by then).
Alternative is to transfer stock from the EU - but that requires the supplier to register for VAT in the UK.

The current hypershambles will take a long time to resolve. Political priorities will be maintaining enough food supplies to maintain everyones BMI, a lack of bicycle brake blocks and chains will only get attention when Boris's own bike needs a service.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15781 on: January 20, 2021, 05:11:38 pm »
Alternative is to transfer stock from the EU - but that requires the supplier to register for VAT in the UK.

For an individual item I don't think the supplier needs to register for VAT in the UK. I've just taken delivery of a couple of items from Sweden. The supplier removed the VAT when I paid, and I got charged the VAT on delivery of the item, plus the £27 that UPS rakes in for the privilege of collecting the tax.

Eddington: 129 miles

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15782 on: January 20, 2021, 05:13:41 pm »
A Zoom meeting tonight 19:00-ish ... anyone?

Not me I'm afraid, maybe next week.

ditto

Eddington: 129 miles

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15783 on: January 20, 2021, 05:52:25 pm »
... a lack of bicycle brake blocks and chains will only get attention when Boris's own bike needs a service.

 ;D

St John St Cycles seemed ok-ish though, when I finally put an order in. The consensus seems to be that it's the budget end of the bike market with the most shortages.

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15784 on: January 20, 2021, 07:03:56 pm »
 :thumbsup: See you all next week?

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15785 on: February 02, 2021, 05:24:18 pm »
Are we Zoom-Meeting tomorrow?

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15786 on: February 02, 2021, 05:31:27 pm »
Are we Zoom-Meeting tomorrow?

Yes, possibly...

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #15787 on: February 03, 2021, 08:55:03 am »
19:00 is ok for me tonight, though a little later (19:30-20:00 could be better).