Sunday, September 12, 2010

Please bear with me !!

My business has become incredibly busy over the last year or so.My main aim is to offer the best customer service that I possibly can and also the best deal for my customers wherever I can.If you know me as a customer I think and hope you will already know this.Sometimes if I forget or am slow to reply to a question or query it is not out of rudeness but pure workload.

Please if this does happen email me again or phone me.I will always help and do my best even if it sometimes-rarely- takes another nudge.

Many thanks.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Business trip-more like a holiday.

Picture shows our team on the ferry from Arbon in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen in Germany.Take a look at the Zeppelin airship.Friedrichshafen is the home of the Zeppelin and hosts a fantastic museum spelling out the history of these airships.Take a look at the photo of the chap looking after the huge diesel engine with even bigger prop spinning behind him.The only way down into the engine compartment from the airship was by ladder.Talk about head for heights!

Cycling around the lake Constance area.

Although we went to lake Constance for the bike show ,once there all I really wanted to do was set off cycling.It is of course possible to do the 150 or so miles around the lake in a day and many people do.However it would make a fantastic mini tour of say 3 days or longer if you really want to enjoy this magical area in good weather.

The lake is bordering Switzerland ,Germany and Austria and the snow capped Alps are temptingly there too.For people like me who love mountain walking as much as cycling the whole area becomes irresistible.

You then think.The Rhine flows into the lake and then winds it's way back through Germany along the French border and is in itself a fantastic ride for people with more time.Or you could take your bike with Ryan air to Baden Baden ride to and around the lake and then venture along the fantastic German Alpine Road towards Konigsee.

The options for cycling here are boundless!!I have to return!!
Picture shows one of the many cycling combinations we saw around Bodensee.

Eurobike 2010.

If you have tried in vain to contact me in the past week it is because I have been at the Eurobike show on lake Constance.

The show itself was of course very interesting and it was great to see the new range from VSF Fahrrad Manufaktur.( of course they do not change much in terms of styling and quality anyway! )This year they have however filled some gaps in their range---guite a few actually.I will try and fill you in.

The S300 and S200 are much the same and I am sure the S300 will become the most popular bike for ladies in my shop.Standard colours for the S300 are black and chilli red this year.The S200 is standard in black, chilli red and milk white but also looks fantastic in sunflower yellow.You can see the yellow version in pic above.

The T50 model remains much the same and as always is the cheapest of their bikes starting at around 499 euros.this bike is an "order model "which means shops have to preorder the models they want but once ordered they will not be made again later in the year.

Anyway in between the very popular T100 and T300 they have introduced the T200 which I remember in the range probably 10 years or so ago.The main differences are the nexus 8 speed is the premium version on the T200 and it runs on 37 tyres as opposed to the T100 now running on wider 47 tyres.T200 also has a full chainglider chainguard which I always think is a great addition to any hub geared bike.T200 multi geared has an extra gear at the back making it 27 speed.
Photos above show from left to right the S300 the S200 and the T100 ladies in ocean blue.
This article is getting a little long winded so will write about the other models in separate blogs.
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