Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

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Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Canuk » 26 Dec 2016, 8:18pm

Hate spending money on short distance utility bikes. Here's my attempt at a pub bike, Raleigh Yukon, total cost, including tenner original purchase price at car boot sale, £21.80!
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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Stewart H » 27 Dec 2016, 6:18pm

Just the job! a little too clean perhaps. :wink:

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby freiston » 27 Dec 2016, 8:59pm

Not much more than a round :D
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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby martin biggs » 27 Dec 2016, 9:02pm

that will do the job nicely

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby mattsccm » 27 Dec 2016, 9:15pm

Pay for a pub bike!!! :lol:
Side of the road was where the last came from. Donations of bikes are stripped of the good bits and junk added before riding. I would regard any of them being worth no more than the value of the inner tubes and they are always multi patched.

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby freiston » 27 Dec 2016, 9:15pm

Thinking about it, you might need to spend as much again on lights (unless all your drinking is in daytime ;))
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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Canuk » 28 Dec 2016, 8:35am

freiston wrote:Thinking about it, you might need to spend as much again on lights (unless all your drinking is in daytime ;))


Lights: pound shop. Front and rear.

Batteries: Alkaline 12x, as above!

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Dec 2016, 9:54am

THIS is a Pub Bike (or rather Trike)


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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Canuk » 28 Dec 2016, 9:59am

Cunobelin wrote:THIS is a Pub Bike (or rather Trike)


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Where can I buy one? :lol:

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby CyberKnight » 29 Dec 2016, 10:56am

Halfords have this for £85, basic single chain ring and no suspension, could do worse and with(shh rival ) british cycling membership discount brings in in at £76.50
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... untainbike
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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Brucey » 29 Dec 2016, 11:31am

actual cost of 'pub bike' is arguably a little immaterial; if it is used 'as intended' the cost of the bike will soon be drowned in a sea of beer expense, and all bikes need some fettling, so how do you value your time....?

For me, a good pub bike needs to

a) be fitted with idiot-proof, theft-proof lights, and
b) mudguards , and
c) needs to be sufficiently scruffy looking that it doesn't look to be worth nicking.

The OP's bike arguably fails on all three counts. If you want a practical bike that might give you a proper laugh to boot, an old Raleigh with a chaincase, dynohub, and fork lock would be a top pub bike. Having removed the (essential) main lock, (but with the fork lock still engaged... :wink: ) you can challenge your tipsy chums that 'they can't ride your bike'.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Boyd » 31 Dec 2016, 10:31am

Nice bike. I assume you live in the city? My pub bikes are any bike I own as I am rural. I leave them in the stable yard behind the pub. I rarely lock them apart from the one with Dutch/nurses lock. Then only becouse they are so quick and simple to lock.

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Boyd » 31 Dec 2016, 10:34am

Brucey wrote:
The OP's bike arguably fails on all three counts. If you want a practical bike that might give you a proper laugh to boot, an old Raleigh with a chaincase, dynohub, and fork lock would be a top pub bike. Having removed the (essential) main lock, (but with the fork lock still engaged... :wink: ) you can challenge your tipsy chums that 'they can't ride your bike'.... :mrgreen:

cheers

Exactly what I want albeit just to look at and with a porteur rack to boot. Occasional rides no more.

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby niggle » 5 Jan 2017, 2:15pm

Brucey wrote:actual cost of 'pub bike' is arguably a little immaterial; if it is used 'as intended' the cost of the bike will soon be drowned in a sea of beer expense, and all bikes need some fettling, so how do you value your time....?

For me, a good pub bike needs to

a) be fitted with idiot-proof, theft-proof lights, and
b) mudguards , and
c) needs to be sufficiently scruffy looking that it doesn't look to be worth nicking.

The OP's bike arguably fails on all three counts. If you want a practical bike that might give you a proper laugh to boot, an old Raleigh with a chaincase, dynohub, and fork lock would be a top pub bike. Having removed the (essential) main lock, (but with the fork lock still engaged... :wink: ) you can challenge your tipsy chums that 'they can't ride your bike'.... :mrgreen:

cheers

Ladies version might be a better bet for mounting it for the return journey....

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Re: Pub Bikes: cheapest, best build?

Postby Ruadh495 » 6 Jan 2017, 3:52pm

Not a pub goer, but my shopping bike is the same idea. Old Raleigh Plaza folder out of a skip. Mis-matched cranks (the left was missing), mis-matched tyres already discarded from better bikes, old steel rim rear wheel with the hub welded up (didn't have a brake cable spare), duct tape for handlebar grips, plastic crate on the rack... My local supermarket is close enough to walk to, but a bit far to walk back with shopping bags. This thing does the job nicely, cost nothing (a welding rod and a large bolt, everything else came from the skip or the scrap box) and lives outside. It's not likely to be stolen and won't matter if it is.