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 Post subject: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:47 pm 
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I see that Halfords are buying Bpardman Bikes with Chris staying on as chief designer. Hope this won't be a downwards spiral for the brand as they make some decent bikes. Going to take a bit more than this for Halfords to shake off some of its bad rep. I wonder what will happen the the higher end bikes that some independent shops sold.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:18 pm 
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It will probably go the same way as Karrimor. They used to do decent kit until they got heavily involved with Sports Direct.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:40 am 
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R.I.P Boardman bikes..!!
Halfords = worst bike emporium ever..!!

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:44 am 
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Was tempted to pick up a Boardman Comp MTB the other weekend in the sale, but it is a terrible experience dealing with the staff.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:47 am 
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The bikes are good and offer a lot of bike for not a lot of ££££ but as said the Halfrauds lot are the let down in the setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:11 am 
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And here's one they made earlier...!!!

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Can you spot the problem..!! LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:35 am 
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And here's one they made earlier...!!!

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Can you spot the problem..!! LOL



it's got reflectors & a bum bag


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:06 pm 
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Its worrying that someone clearly rode that bike quite a bit like that !


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:46 pm 
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The voodoo range that affords sell are pretty good there frame designer used to work for kona good spec bikes but just gotta deal with dimlo staff

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:54 pm 
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Its worrying that someone clearly rode that bike quite a bit like that !

the reason its on the floor is they are getting treatment for a coller bone break

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:39 am 
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A little unstable at highspeed methinks


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:48 am 
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Hello all, well this just shows what the "I know what I'm doing" Halfords bike-hut guys are more than willing to let pass there pre-take-away checks huh. I'm very new to all this MTB lark and picked up a Boardman Team FS on the ride-to-work at it works out half price! Now....due to a small 16inch frame it was ordered for me. When I ordered it, I said I wanted to build it myself and to leave it in the box, oh dear.....the next 5 mintues spent being told that I will never be able to build it to there "level" as there bike mack is a blah-blah this and blah-blah that! So...."build it" I said in the end, now when I picked it up the right-hand grip was just spinning lose, the stem not tight, handle bar - headset way-over tightened (5Nm....more like 15!) the rear brake could not be used due to over filling. Pedal left side lose, forks little to no air / rear shock no air! Front de-railer not set up at all and wouldn't change gear, and that was how they wanted me to take it from the shop! I was then given a load of waffle when I pointed these things out, I said don't worry and that I would sort it out as I just found it to funny....but noooo....they wanted to as I'm not able, I was told I'm not able-to by the guy! Not able huh....It was as this point I said all nicely to the know-it-all twat that I own my own motorcycle Race-Team and build racebikes from scratch in my workshop and I just might be "able-to" sort it! I hate saying things like that and never normally would do, but they needed taking down a peg-or-two! They let me take the bike without any probs after that.....funny old world huh ;-) Moral is......get some training Halfords, in-house training just isn't working for you! Great bike I must say, love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:05 pm 
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I think you sum it up at the end there, good bikes bad prep.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardman bikes bought by Halfords.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:20 pm 
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A mate of mine is just buying the same bike, luckily though he convinced them he wants it boxed..!!

They truly are a joke, staff have no idea ,and all they seem to do is assemble dangerous bikes..!!

Note... Assemble not build..lol

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