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Danneaux

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Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« on: June 16, 2021, 06:50:34 PM »
...even among the "biggies" like Shimano. See:
https://cyclingindustry.news/shimanos-malaysian-factory-shuttered-in-covid-mandate/?fbclid=IwAR1BiCExRTRbp_IyXDuObmrJR1JifI6CLSsxxHMwlxvCtuYgFTPtxrNspl0
...and...
https://cyclingindustry.news/drivetrain-supply/

Feeling lucky to buy some replacement tubes from private parties on Craigslist (American version of Gumtree) this last week. Local shops are projecting innertube shortages to continue through mid-2022 and are saving theirs for scheduled repairs, not individual sale. Prices are soaring according to reduced supply.

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Dan.

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Re: Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 07:48:06 PM »
My local bike shop is really struggling to meet the demand for bikes and components. I asked them to build some wheels for me and they suggested I wait until later this year due to shortages. They did not want to commit to something they could not deliver. So, I asked if they could supply a new bike. Same response. That is how I found SJS and bought a Mercury. Even then my first choice colour, black, of Rohloff was not available so I had silver. So glad that I did it looks great on my gunmetal bike. Sadly I could not support my LBS but I now have a much better bike than I would have done. Every cloud.......

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Re: Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 10:20:10 PM »
I'm feeling a bit smug, having stocked up on consumables as a Brexit precaution, I can weather a few years of shortages.  So much so that I probably have enough kit to outlive me, so I really ought to stop buying more. 
My next major purchase might be adding an electric motor, though I'm hoping it'll be a few years away. 

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Re: Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 05:12:44 PM »
I've also got a stock of tyres, inner tubes and some other bits. However, I better not damage the forks on my Mercury as Thorn doesn't have a very good selection of Mercury forks in stock - I think they've also encountered the supply chain delays as has Halfords https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57508846.

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Re: Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 10:17:31 AM »
...even among the "biggies" like Shimano. See:
https://cyclingindustry.news/shimanos-malaysian-factory-shuttered-in-covid-mandate/?fbclid=IwAR1BiCExRTRbp_IyXDuObmrJR1JifI6CLSsxxHMwlxvCtuYgFTPtxrNspl0
...and...
https://cyclingindustry.news/drivetrain-supply/

Feeling lucky to buy some replacement tubes from private parties on Craigslist (American version of Gumtree) this last week. Local shops are projecting innertube shortages to continue through mid-2022 and are saving theirs for scheduled repairs, not individual sale. Prices are soaring according to reduced supply.

Best,

Dan.

Only in America LOL

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Re: Supply chain problems continue for OEM and aftermarket
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 11:36:25 PM »
When I came out of the supermarket today, I found a fellow in the process of attaching his card to my bike, with the words "I want to buy your bike" and his phone number written on the back. I explained that I need the bike since I haven't kept a car since I went green thirty years ago. "Well, what about your other bikes. You had a black and silver bike, and a silver and blue bike." That was twenty years or more ago... He isn't even a cyclist but he noticed my bikes and remembered, even though those bikes have been in the loft for umpteen years while I used just the one bike. "You can't buy anything like your bikes in Ireland."