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Offline JBMFT

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 07:31:36 PM »
Dang, I wondered what was going in there. That spot has been empty FOREVER.
I think that is a bad location. Crossing 31 from the southbound side will be a nightmare.

Offline springer

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2015, 07:53:00 PM »
 Cycle "MORON" Gear.

They choose the location using their best scientific method.



Throw a dart at a map.  ;)


 

Offline sctparker

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2015, 09:27:56 PM »
It's about demographics and rent ,72k a year lease for a free standing 4000 sq ft building  (saving them around 11k a year compared to the rate per sq. ft in Trussville) on a higher traffic road where your store front can be seen. I would consider a improvement from a retail standpoint . and it shouldn't be any harder turning in going south  having a median with a turn lane  and lanes to accelerate in, than  it is  getting in or out on Edwards Lake to go towards Highway 11 crossing two lanes and merging into traffic without median to use. Plus being by a tire store that doesn't do motorcycle tires that will refer you next door
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 05:40:51 AM by sctparker »

Offline KevinB

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 10:05:01 PM »
Higher traffic? Not from me.  I avoid Hwy. 31 in Hoover like I avoid Hwy. 280. They may get more soccer moms driving past,  but my attendance will drop dramatically. I used to go in just to browse sometimes at the current location...the new location will become a last resort for a last minute much needed part.

Being difficult to enter is much less desirable than being hard to exit.  Get them in and get their money...after that,  who cares how they get out. 

I wish them continued success,  but with that parking lot I wonder if they'll have to modify their events in the future..."Bike Night This Friday! *limited to the first ten bikes that show up"

Offline gene46

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2015, 11:23:28 AM »
That building has been recently renovated. I think it has a large parking area in back, so if it is paved it should have decent enough room.

Offline gene46

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2015, 11:32:55 AM »
I do not think the parking lot will be large enough for a gymkhana or GP8

Offline mojo1

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2015, 08:45:02 AM »
Went by Cycle Gear yesterday. When I asked when they were moving she said January 14.
GREG
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Offline JBMFT

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 07:39:00 PM »
I went in today on a whim to try some stuff on from their mailer. They had a good inventory of items and the girl at the counter was helpful and knowledgeable about the products. She said business was up since the move and she invited me to their monthly bike night. I didn't purchase anything but I felt like I got better service than when they were in Trussville.

Offline KevinB

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 09:27:55 PM »
I stopped by a couple of weeks ago and noticed that instead of the endless loop of MotoGP/SBK playing in the background as before, they had some techno-pop music on like those hip clothing stores at the mall.

Offline JBMFT

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2016, 07:12:44 AM »
I stopped by a couple of weeks ago and noticed that instead of the endless loop of MotoGP/SBK playing in the background as before, they had some techno-pop music on like those hip clothing stores at the mall.

I didn't notice that but I did feel pretty fashionable in the Sedici jacket I tried on. Had to be the music...

Offline lk2rd

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Re: Cycle Gear moving
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2016, 09:20:07 AM »
They don't have many tires and don't have much space for more.   I bought tires there once in Trussville and they had a lot more in stock.