The Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative are setting up a store in Manchester, at the North end of Rusholme. My only reservation is that it’s a bit close to the excellent Bicycle Doctor, another co-operative bike shop located on Dickenson Road at the other end of the Curry Mile.
I’ll try to shop from each equally, but I’m also giving serious thought to building my next few bikes. I currently have a frame from EBay and won a pair of rigid forks yesterday. These are going to be equipped with the kit from my old full-suspension mountain bike (I never really got on with it, too many things to adjust, I can be a bit of a Luddite sometimes) when I find a work space for the project. After that I’d like to build or rebuild at least one bike a year.