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Here some old shops do umbrella rib replacement, but the craft probably died out more to the West. You could also try bicycle repair shops, maybe.

Myself, I only had three umbrellas in my life, and it would have been two had I not been an idiot to leave the second on a train (I think).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 01:15:49 PM EST
There's a shop here as well (or at least there was the last time I needed an umbrella).

When my last umbrella wore out, the man there gave me a discount of 15 DM (yeah, I know, it's been a while) on a new umbrella as trade-in on my old one - he could reuse the (wooden) shaft.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 01:25:43 PM EST
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Wow, DoDo, I bow down to you. Either you don't mind getting wet like a dog, or you spent a fortune on the three umbrellas you bought. Or, it's very dry in Hungary. But I though it does tend to rain there, at least occasionally...

Really, just three umbrellas???

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by Barbara on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 02:59:52 PM EST
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Well, it definitely rains less here than London or even Prague, and when I was a child, I just used a raincoat, so comparison might really be unfair. But the second (damn why did I lost it!) and third were indeed expensive... and solid. What I wrote about repair reflects experience only with the first.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 04:49:13 PM EST
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