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Personal injury lawyers recommendations
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I got any injury on the bike, third party, but no cover...Can anyone recommend law firms they may have used, even if through cover, that I could contact directly? I want to avoid the rafts of less…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Shearin Jan 15.

Garmin 645 MUSIC

In case anyone's interested. RRP £349, Wiggle still on £315, but Argos have just dropped from £275 to £199!Bare in mind no open water or multi-sport - see Rainmaker review. I've upgraded from…Continue

Started Jan 7

Anyone else had weird experiences with Balfe's?
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So, my Giant Defy stays with me for at least another season...Balfe's are a Windrush partner, but (or perhaps more so) I feel I ought to share this story. The lesson is, at the least, that it's often…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Balfe Jul 12, 2019.

When to scrap a bike?
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Any advice very welcome. I got a Giant Defy-4 from Cadence CP at the end of 2014 (£480 down from £600).After many miles, and a few patch ups and number of things have failed at once. It's in need of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Shearin Jun 26, 2019.

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Gary Shearin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Personal injury lawyers recommendations
"Thanks, I'll try and search it. "
Jan 15
Emily Robinson replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Personal injury lawyers recommendations
"There was also some chat about this on the cycling whatsapp group - I think Fran Hall had some suggestions that she had used."
Jan 15
Gary Shearin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Personal injury lawyers recommendations
"Arrr.. thank you!"
Jan 10
Charles Barclay replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Personal injury lawyers recommendations
"Really sorry to hear this Gary, I hope the injury is not too serious. I haven't used a personal injury lawyer myself but I will ask around and see if I can get a recommendation for you."
Jan 10
Gary Shearin posted a discussion

Personal injury lawyers recommendations

I got any injury on the bike, third party, but no cover...Can anyone recommend law firms they may have used, even if through cover, that I could contact directly? I want to avoid the rafts of less reputable ambulance chasers!Many thanks See More
Jan 9
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Garmin 645 MUSIC

In case anyone's interested. RRP £349, Wiggle still on £315, but Argos have just dropped from £275 to £199!Bare in mind no open water or multi-sport - see Rainmaker review. I've upgraded from Vivoactive3, the 645 has buttons rather than touch-screen (which was hit and miss and always going berserk in the shower). With music on-board I can leave the mobile at home when going for a run now. See More
Jan 7
Richard Balfe replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Anyone else had weird experiences with Balfe's?
"Hi Gary, Sorry if you received patronising / rude behaviour. We shall all be talking about this and why it is not acceptable. We try very hard to be an inclusive shop, it is part of the businesses personality. I can't explain it so shan't…"
Jul 12, 2019
Charles Barclay replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Anyone else had weird experiences with Balfe's?
"Oh dear, this is partly my fault for encouraging you not to dump your Giant Defy.... but bizarre (and unacceptable) behaviour from the guy at Balfes in Dulwich. Good that you got a second opinion."
Jul 12, 2019
Gary Shearin posted a discussion

Anyone else had weird experiences with Balfe's?

So, my Giant Defy stays with me for at least another season...Balfe's are a Windrush partner, but (or perhaps more so) I feel I ought to share this story. The lesson is, at the least, that it's often prudent to collect a second opinion.I booked my bike in to fix a bashed brake cable 'collar' (the silver bit on top of the caliper) and get the gears spot on again after the bike was bashed being transported (slung in back of an Uber after two punctures in a row in the pouring rain). I opted for a…See More
Jul 11, 2019
Gary Shearin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion When to scrap a bike?
"Ha! No worries, no offence taken. "
Jun 26, 2019
Charles Barclay replied to Gary Shearin's discussion When to scrap a bike?
"Sorry Gary, reading this back it was a bit of a rant! Glad you agree. Of course you are a bit emotionally attched to your bike!"
Jun 26, 2019
Gary Shearin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion When to scrap a bike?
"Hear hear Charles It's my aversion to the throw away culture that's giving me pause for thought! Of course, by 'scrap' I mean give away to someone who can fix it up more cost effectively,  or donate, or flog for a few quid…"
Jun 25, 2019
Charles Barclay replied to Gary Shearin's discussion When to scrap a bike?
"NO Gary, what are  you thinking? A bike is one area of life where we can push back a bit against the throw-away consumer culture and give our steeds the necessary TLC to keep them going for many, many years. Bike companies are now trying to…"
Jun 25, 2019
Gary Shearin posted a discussion

When to scrap a bike?

Any advice very welcome. I got a Giant Defy-4 from Cadence CP at the end of 2014 (£480 down from £600).After many miles, and a few patch ups and number of things have failed at once. It's in need of a new chain, cassette, and chain-set. The back wheel also has been bumped, so it's slightly oval...£350 to put right, £70-100 for the rear wheel alone, £80 for labour. Balfe's quote. The depreciated value can only be £150 after 4.5 years, and it's been leaking rust coloured water from the…See More
Jun 24, 2019
Gary Shearin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Recommendations for independent kids swim teacher
"Thank you both! Good advice. I think the tricky thing will be finding  a Sunday late afternoon pool slot! BTW Sory for the late reply. I've just come out of a Disneyland Paris, and then birthday party, tunnel #ParentLife"
Jun 9, 2019
Rebecca Goodwin replied to Gary Shearin's discussion Recommendations for independent kids swim teacher
"Unfortunately we would love to be able to offer 121 swim sessions through the club to juniors but do not have the insurance to cover swim lessons outside the triathlon and multisport environment! Anna's advice is great and you can also reach…"
May 24, 2019

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