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Where in the uk is the best place to get leathers and helmet?

My helmet has been in storage and just got it out and it's all mouldy so going to buy a new helmet along with leathers.

The nearest shop to me is fowlers in Bristol, anyone recommended them? A few guys have said eBay but I would rather try it on before I buy it.

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which part of the helmet is moldy? if it's the padding, just remove all of it and throw it in the washing machine

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Try in fowlers, buy online. Helmets are different fit for individual heads. Try on as many as you can to find the brand/model that fits you best. Once you find the one that fits you best you can source it online for less money in most cases.


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It's not a physical store... but I found great deal on this UK site:

http://www.helmetcity.co.uk/



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depends what you want and how much you want to spend. isn't there a bike show in Bristol some time?

I generally buy my kit on ebay germany or from german online stores like lbm or bogotto because they're much cheaper than over here.
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Thanks for the reply guys. Yeah its just the fabric thats mouldy so I may have a look at washing it, it also doesnt have the road worthy sticker but when I done my cbt the guy said it should be ok as its a race helmet and a good make.

Il have about 400/500 for leathers and boots and gloves.. is that enough?

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it depends............. go to your local Fowlups, try on some nice stuff, check prices on the net. Save s

or tell the guy in the shop you want a deal for buying all your clobber there.

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arc-on leathers are fantastic value for money and quality. http://www.arc-on.co.uk/
Look around their site as they have end of line stuff dead cheap.

I would look for leather boots as opposed to Lorica...... Daytona Carver or Clubman, Held Cartagena or Epco. I always find the Sidi boots cut my toes from the slider screws.

Gloves.... Held or Knox, although Arc-on also make them. Racer gloves are well regarded too.

Check out Ride Best Buys as they often test and review cheaper kit that performs well.

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J&S are a good place to look around and try stuff on. They have stores all over the place and are fairly cheap.

Just remember to try things on before you buy, especially with helmets
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arc-on leathers are fantastic value for money and quality. http://www.arc-on.co.uk/
Look around their site as they have end of line stuff dead cheap.

I would look for leather boots as opposed to Lorica...... Daytona Carver or Clubman, Held Cartagena or Epco. I always find the Sidi boots cut my toes from the slider screws.

Gloves.... Held or Knox, although Arc-on also make them. Racer gloves are well regarded too.

Check out Ride Best Buys as they often test and review cheaper kit that performs well.
Cheers youngy, I will go and check them out.

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J&S are a good place to look around and try stuff on. They have stores all over the place and are fairly cheap.

Just remember to try things on before you buy, especially with helmets

True, and there's one in filton near snow & rock.

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True, and there's one in filton near snow & rock.
Is there? Sweet. I may have to pop in there soon.

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Yup, it's in the little retail park that has KFC etc. It's on the right hand side as you head in, just past farmfoods I think.

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Just finished buying all my gear, so now all I need to do is the test :)

Got a set of clover leathers, xpd boots, nitro n1900vf helmet and rst gloves. The boots and gloves I have not tried on as I bought them off eBay but are both my size so hopefully they fit, but for what I paid I'm well chuffed.




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congrats,ive got a couple of pairs of rst gloves,motopilot evo,s and tracktech,s,,
decent gloves for the price

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Nice one. Now good luck with the test!

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Ignore the helmet bit. It was ment to be delivered today but didnt show up so I phoned them and they said that its no longer in stock and if I want it I have to pay an extra 30 because it wouldnt be in the sale price. Do they not have to honour my original purchase? Got it on ebay and it said they had 2 in stock.

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Ignore the helmet bit. It was ment to be delivered today but didnt show up so I phoned them and they said that its no longer in stock and if I want it I have to pay an extra 30 because it wouldnt be in the sale price. Do they not have to honour my original purchase? Got it on ebay and it said they had 2 in stock.

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im no ebay expert but id have thought that if their listing said they had 2i in stock and you paid their asking price for one of them then they ought to honour that,id contact seller and if you dont get any joy contact ebay and ask their advice

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Ignore the helmet bit. It was ment to be delivered today but didnt show up so I phoned them and they said that its no longer in stock and if I want it I have to pay an extra 30 because it wouldnt be in the sale price. Do they not have to honour my original purchase? Got it on ebay and it said they had 2 in stock.

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With Ash on this, or better still open up a dispute now and communicate through the resolution centre. That way ebay/paypal can review what is being said if in the eventuality you have to escalate the claim.

The price you paid is the price you paid. they CANNOT ask for more money.
The only way they can do this I believe is for postage, when an item has been returned to them as the delivery failed, so they can ask for more money to post it out again.

Name and shame the guys as that's out of order in my book!
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I phoned them back today and said why cant they honour it and they said because that stock they got on sale originally so to order one in would be more costly, but I had just finished a night shift and wasnt in the mood to argue sk just paid 130. Thats still 70 below the other shops that sell them so not to bummed. It was 2wheeljunkie, quite a big company I think.

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That's VERY poor. Leave negative feedback for sure even though you get it.
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Ignore the helmet bit. It was ment to be delivered today but didnt show up so I phoned them and they said that its no longer in stock and if I want it I have to pay an extra 30 because it wouldnt be in the sale price. Do they not have to honour my original purchase? Got it on ebay and it said they had 2 in stock.

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unfortuantely, no they don't have to. They made a mistake and that's that.
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unfortuantely, no they don't have to. They made a mistake and that's that.

I ended up paying the 130 anyways, so glad I did, she's a beauty!


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I just had this sort of thing recently, i sold some EBC brake shoes to a bloke and the profit is low and then realised I needed more packaging materials, i wouldn't go to him and say he needs to pay more for the cost of sourcing more stuff, it's my own problem he's paid it's done I get him the product

as for sales, well its their sale and you bought it, this is all their problem i agree with everyone else you shouldn't have had to pay more

always the problem with companies they focus on profits, with my customers i focus on sorting them out, the profits just a bonus, as a result of the very tight and easily bodged profit margin(like in this case with the brake shoes) i changed the pricing for future customers and just took it on the chin that this time i broke even on it or made a loss....simple, charging a customer more after a sale, pha!


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