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Opening a Mountain Bike shop in Central

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  1. #11

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you so much for all your much-appreciated advice, great to have a community that is so helpful. It seems that rent in these areas is of first concern. I will factor these concerns into my business plan and if all things add up maybe we will have the opportunity to meet.

    Thanks again guys...

    Regards
    Peter

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    I am not sure if this has been done before, I haven't seen it near me.

    I have always wanted to own a bike here, but the size of my apartment doesn't allow me enough storage space to keep one, so whenever I want to ride I always have to rent some POS from a shop close to where I am riding. What would be amazing is if I could purchase a bike from a shop and they provide storage for a small monthly fee. Whenever I want to ride I could request my bike from either their website or smartphone app, say the day before and have it delivered to the shop closest to me (or even better my home). I would pick the bike up and ride it and then deliver back to the shop to be placed back in storage.

    Forget about a shop in Central, with something like I described, you could be online only or have a location somewhere where the rent isn't absurd. Good luck.


  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Skierx:
    I am not sure if this has been done before, I haven't seen it near me.

    I have always wanted to own a bike here, but the size of my apartment doesn't allow me enough storage space to keep one, so whenever I want to ride I always have to rent some POS from a shop close to where I am riding. What would be amazing is if I could purchase a bike from a shop and they provide storage for a small monthly fee. Whenever I want to ride I could request my bike from either their website or smartphone app, say the day before and have it delivered to the shop closest to me (or even better my home). I would pick the bike up and ride it and then deliver back to the shop to be placed back in storage.

    Forget about a shop in Central, with something like I described, you could be online only or have a location somewhere where the rent isn't absurd. Good luck.
    Or they pick it up again from your home when you're done. GREAT idea!
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    Talk to the guys at ActionX in Sheung Wan.

    The shop is small but so far surviing for a few years selling trail running gear (ground level shop).

    http://www.actionxstore.com/


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    Does anyone know how to make a small fortune in the bike industry?


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    chris - by loosing a bigger fortune?

    For specialist stores, you don't need a ground floor retail outlet. You can find more affordable space in Central in some of the buildings near the MTR. People are more likely to travel a little bit for hard to find products, great service and 'community' ....

    Last edited by shri; 27-04-2016 at 12:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_yang22:
    Does anyone know how to make a small fortune in the bike industry?
    Yes

     Chain Reaction Cycles | MTB | Road | TRI | Run
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    What? No road bikes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Highly dubious if you could afford Central rents. There is one good store in Sheung Wan and one a bit further out towards Sai Ying Pun.
    I gather you mean sky blue bikes? what's the other one?

  10. #20

    Hi @Skierx,

    Thank for your back. It just so happens that what you have mentioned about bike storage and delivery was part of my business plan. I was going to include a maintenance plan as well. Just out of interest where do you normally ride in Hong Kong?

    Regards
    Peter

    Last edited by shri; 27-04-2016 at 01:05 PM.

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