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    Default Bike shed show

    http://thebikeshed.cc/event/bike-shed-london-2016/

    It's in a few weeks in that London, anyone going? Ill be there Saturday lunch-ish.

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    I'll definitely be there - it was a great day out last year. Just don't know when.

    I keep meaning to go to their cafe. But never quite make it. Like many others, I hear. Shame.

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    Tempting, but their website really does put me off in some/many ways.

    It reads to me basically like "this is a fashion show and the place to meet for a beard trim"

    Whereas i want it to be "this is the place to talk rubbish and look at amazing bikes"

    I'm not sure...

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    Default Re: Bike shed show

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Tempting, but their website really does put me off in some/many ways.

    It reads to me basically like "this is a fashion show and the place to meet for a beard trim"

    Whereas i want it to be "this is the place to talk rubbish and look at amazing bikes"

    I'm not sure...
    It's a custom bike exhibition, it just happens to have some hipster elements like Barbers and boutique jackets stands, but it's still about bikes and the related retro scene. It's fairly small as bike shows go and if you have no real interest in that scene you may feel a bit 'meh' by it all.

    I missed it last year so will probably try and get there, not sure why they're not doing individual day tickets anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny_Two View Post

    I missed it last year so will probably try and get there, not sure why they're not doing individual day tickets anymore.
    Less profit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Less profit ?
    It was 15 quid for a weekend ticket last year iirc with no option of a day ticket. I think the weekend pass thing is prolly a bonus for local club members who want to make a weekend of it.

    I don't know how much it was the year before because I genuinely accidentally wandered in off the street w/o a ticket after a steward opened the main gate and ushered me in. Probably they were expecting a guest appearance from Gandalf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Tempting, but their website really does put me off in some/many ways.

    It reads to me basically like "this is a fashion show and the place to meet for a beard trim"

    Whereas i want it to be "this is the place to talk rubbish and look at amazing bikes"

    I'm not sure...
    I thought it was pretty naff last year - certainly wouldn't bother again and yes, almost everyone appeared to have a beard waiting for a trim...

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    Just to clarify, I'm going for the bikes rather than weeksys homo- erotic fantasy. Pretty girls are also available.

    You can get a haircut at the show, but I haven't had one since 1994 so sadly I'll have to pass on that. Plus you can smoke at their cigar bar but I'm not much into those either.

    Plenty of bikes to look at, beer to quaff, and a decent outside area to shoot the shit on.

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    Default Re: Bike shed show

    I'm hoping to go, mainly to fulfill my homo erotic fantasies

    and see a few tasty bikes.

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    I don't remember any pretty girls

    But there were significantly fewer beardy types and a lot of people entertainingly waxing lyrical about their pride and joy.

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    Anyone going then? I'll be there tomorra from about 11:33.3

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    Not sure yet I'm at a gig tonight so could end up too pissed to do much sat.


    Do you know if there is bike parking nearby ?

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    There's a multi story across the road, I saw plenty of bikes heading that way. If there's room you can park it on the dock itself for nowt I think.

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    For all the beard grooming hipster haterz. (Bikes also available)






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    Got any more bike pics?

    I've seen some nice bikes from there on Facebook. Although I rode up to London yesterday afternoon I didn't want to go in enough to spend 18 quid to see a custom bike show so settled for the buzz of riding round London for a while, fuck me Docklands has changed a bit.

    Stupidly I left my braces and wiskit at home so felt a bit self conscious as well.

    Is it me getting old or are some of those characters comedy gold, Portlandia couldn't have done it better!

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