One reason for going to the show was to have a play with the Garmin 800 bike computer and ask some questions of the experts on the stand. I’ve had an Edge 200 for as long as I can remember and felt that an upgrade was long overdue. I wanted something with on board maps and navigation facilities.
The people on the Garmin stand were very helpful and answered all of my questions. Then, an awfully nice man from JD Cycles (retailer for Garmin) made me an offer I couldn’t resist (10% discount on the RRP and a bit more that is a secret) so the deal was done. I am now the official owner of a shiny new Garmin 800. Oh, and I should mention that I also received a splendid Garmin goodie bag including DVD, Cycling Plus magazine, official Garmin cycle top, Park Tool and lots of other stuff.
Back to the show. I took quite a few pictures of some of the bikes and technology on show and you can see them all on my Flickr pages (see also Brownhills Bobs blog & photos too).
Some of my highlights
Foffa Custom Bikes - London based cycle shop specialising in steel frame custom builds at a very affordable price. Great web site for building your new bike. We spoke with Dani Foffa the MD and an all round nice bloke (I think Nellie fancied him).
|Surly Long Haul Trucker|
|Just look at the detail in the frame|