guzziriders.org - moto guzzi forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Social section > The Bar.
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - bike delivery from Edinburgh
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

bike delivery from Edinburgh

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: bike delivery from Edinburgh
    Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 09:20
Can anyone recommend a delivery bloke or company to bring a little bike from Edinburgh down to Wiltshire please? It has to be pretty cheap as its only a £500 project. Thanks.
Chris
Back to Top
Jim Mac View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 14 May 2014
Location: Edinburgh
Status: Offline
Points: 2410
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 09:43
Kate Wain does a bit of up and down the country for her employer, or she might know someone who can,  PM her
Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young
Back to Top
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 10:09
Thanks Jim.
Back to Top
iansoady View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Location: Birmingham
Status: Offline
Points: 914
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 11:38
A couple of years ago I had a bike delivered to the midlands by a Shiply bloke called monkeyboy. He's based in Fife.

He did an excellent job at a reasonable price. I have a phone number for him which I'll PM to you if you want it - would probably be cheaper than going through shiply.
Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2
Back to Top
cyclobutch View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 08 Sep 2015
Location: Essex Branch
Status: Offline
Points: 757
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 12:22
Drove up to Edinburgh from the Essex bad lands just a few years ago to pick up a project bike. Took my old Previa up with the middle seats removed - 2.4 litre petrol with a slush box; delivery would probably have been cheaper. 

It was a Kawa H1 stripped to the last nut and bolt back in 1985. The clincher was that it was free (to a good home). 
Butch
V50 II - 'The Black Pearl'
T3 - 'Blue'
Eldo Loop - 'Jug'
Back to Top
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 12:31
Ha Ha. Free is great word, I agree. 'Anyvan' want £202 which is cheaper than I can go for in my old diesel Disco. but the bikes only £500. Am I being posbee? This is mostly in bits as well.
Back to Top
Brian UK View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 2014
Location: Surrey
Status: Offline
Points: 9616
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 14:12
Cheap is the second best price.
Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.
Back to Top
Tarquin View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 30 May 2014
Location: Durham
Status: Offline
Points: 2698
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 14:55
Try Lee Costello Bike Transport.


Very good and reliable although if the bike is in bits in may well put many couriers off.Worth a try anyway..Tel Zero Seven 811353090


Edited by Tarquin - 23 Jul 2018 at 15:47
California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
Back to Top
Mike H View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 May 2014
Location: East Anglia
Status: Offline
Points: 5963
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2018 at 23:31
What's "posbee" ?

"Chicken nuggets don't dance on a Tuesday."
Back to Top
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 07:39
I think we had this discussion once before. We always said it in the olden days, I reckon it was RAF slang. Then the Post Office had a posbee savings account. Anyway, as I'm mostly stuck in the past, I still use it instead of just saying "tight".

Many thanks to everyone for your courier suggestions. It suddenly emerged that the bike has to be picked up tomorrow, which made it difficult for most one man bands so I went ahead and booked Anyvan, Ian Soady recommended them on here before so thanks, Ian.
Back to Top
Glawster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 14 Sep 2015
Location: Cheltenham
Status: Offline
Points: 412
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 08:42
Come on then Chris, spill the beans...
What is this mysterious motorcycle which can be bought for £500?
1979 Guzzi T3 California
1973 Guzzi V7 Sport
1955 Guzzi Falcone Sport
2015 Triumph Tiger 800
Back to Top
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 10:45
I'm too embarrassed to say. I can hand you the details in a sealed envelope at Calne on Saturday. When I get it I'll try and post a picture (under an assumed name )
Back to Top
Glawster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 14 Sep 2015
Location: Cheltenham
Status: Offline
Points: 412
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 11:51
Big smileBig smile  Perhaps a Honda twin?  CD175, 200, G5?  Maybe a CZ175?
1979 Guzzi T3 California
1973 Guzzi V7 Sport
1955 Guzzi Falcone Sport
2015 Triumph Tiger 800
Back to Top
motopete View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2015
Location: Notts
Status: Offline
Points: 364
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 13:04
Oh, the memories come flooding back...  My first bike was a CB200 (pea green), joined by a CZ175 as an enduro-style hack (given to me as a crate of bits).
Had endless fun on them both!  CZ was even more fun when it fired up backwards... LOL
Back to Top
Jerry atric View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Location: Wiltshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2066
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2018 at 13:21
OK. I'll come clean. You are so near, Derek. 1974 CB175. I had one inn the '70s, cost me £80. when the cam chain broke we got it in the back of my Father's Mk1 Capri, with the seats out! So how come now I need a van? Different times Recovering from this hernia repair, I thought "now if I had a little bike with electric foot..."

Motopete: I've been backwards on my Scott, yes it is wierd isn't it?
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.00
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.