Need a new bike.. again.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby goatwarden » 19 Dec 2018, 8:07am

martin biggs wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Is the post a wind-up?

[ EDIT : Graham : Probably not, otherwise I would not let it continue. ]


It's on cycle chat [url="https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/need-a-new-bike-again.243487/"]Need a new bike.. again.[/url]


Then perhaps that's a better place for it and it can thus be forgotten (deleted?) here.
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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby pwa » 19 Dec 2018, 8:14am

With such a low budget I'd be looking to the second hand market because getting durable stuff at that price is asking a lot. And I'd be training myself to do the maintenance required.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 19 Dec 2018, 8:27am

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100- ... 77732.html

250 quid, not a bad bike by any means, and a warranty.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Oldjohnw » 19 Dec 2018, 8:32am

My thinking was not meant to be facetious and I apologise to someone with a genuine concern.

It was because this bike is only 3 months old and does not appear to be fit for purpose: surely it should simply have been refused andgone back to Halfords?
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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Ontherivet77 » 19 Dec 2018, 8:37am

I had a Specialised Sirrus for a few years used it in all weathers and had no mechanical issues, apart from a need to change worn tyres. Used they are going for peanuts on eBay. Here's one that went for £160.00 last week.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized- ... Swx-lcDjl7

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Paulatic » 19 Dec 2018, 8:45am

There’s a 'Revolution’ in North Shields for £35. (Gumtree) I’d of thought that worth an inspection.
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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby PH » 19 Dec 2018, 9:59am

An alternative is to not buy a bike at all and use a hire one. last time i was in Newcastle it was awash with Mobikes and I think you can get a three month pass for £50. Let someone else deal with the maintenance and theft risk.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby thelawnet » 19 Dec 2018, 10:02am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-road-bike-grey-id_8377732.html

250 quid, not a bad bike by any means, and a warranty.


quite a bit better & cheaper....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pinnacle-Neo ... 3551793889

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 19 Dec 2018, 2:05pm

thelawnet wrote:
quite a bit better



Errrmm it’s a test ride mule.


By a couple of quid, and it isn’t new ( it’s been a ‘demo’ bike).

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 19 Dec 2018, 2:06pm

Ontherivet77 wrote:I had a Specialised Sirrus for a few years used it in all weathers and had no mechanical issues, apart from a need to change worn tyres. Used they are going for peanuts on eBay. Here's one that went for £160.00 last week.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized- ... Swx-lcDjl7


I wonder if there’s a correlation between the prices they go for used, and the amount of them that get stolen......?

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby thelawnet » 19 Dec 2018, 3:02pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
thelawnet wrote:
quite a bit better



Errrmm it’s a test ride mule.


What's that go to do with whether it's better or not?



By a couple of quid, and it isn’t new ( it’s been a ‘demo’ bike).


It's £20 cheaper, though ebay have had two '10% off promos' in the last week, so could be more than that.

In my Evans you'd be lucky to get the bike out of the shop, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's just sat on the shop floor, like any other bike.

There are photos there & it looks new and unridden to me.

I would say the 42t rather than 48t chainring, cassette rather than freewheel, extra gear, wider gear range, bar shifters rather than thumb shifter, and 1.5kg weight saving make it a fair bit better.

That Btwin bike is another disposable bike after you wear out the rear wheel.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby simonhill » 19 Dec 2018, 3:24pm

In my post on the OPs first enquiry, I wrote:

"Do you have a bike re-cycling centre near you? Try contacting your local council or maybe a google search.

If you do, then give them a visit. You should be able to pick up a good second hand refurbished bike well within your budget and you will be doing some good as well. Something like an old style steel frame, no suspension mountain bike would be very suitable. You can add your already owned accessories."

This was obviously ignored, along with all the other advice. I see that above, Paulatic has also recommended the local bike recycling place http://recyke-y-bike.org/shops/

You could get a suitable bike at a suitable price, get training to do repairs, or get them to do it at reasonable rates, etc.

Why wouldn't you!

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby PH » 19 Dec 2018, 4:49pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
thelawnet wrote:quite a bit better

Errrmm it’s a test ride mule.

I find it a good idea to read past the first line before commenting
This Pinnacle is ex-display and has not been ridden, but does have some light cosmetic damage from transit and storage, please see images.

As posted upthread, I bought a bike from Evans via Ebay and the bike is better than described.

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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Vorpal » 19 Dec 2018, 4:56pm

Reverend wrote:Hi guys,

Can someone suggest me a new bike to buy? My budget is max £250 (can go up to £300 but prefer something cheaper). I will want to pay monthly under 0% interest free finance.

I will be using the bike for delivering (ubereats, deliveroo, stuart etc). Going to be looking to use the bike at-least 5 days a week for about 4 hours a day approx.


You don't say where you are, but I would look for a bike hub, community run bike scheme, charity, second hand shop, etc. that has refurbished bikes. You are likely to get more for your money that way.

If you are going to be cycling that much, I think it will be worth your while to learn to do repairs and maintenance for yourself. Park Tool https://www.parktool.com/ has good videos on-line. https://sheldonbrown.com/ has good compilation of general technical information. Between the two, most people can learn to fix most things on a bike. It's also possible to get introductory bike mechanic courses for free in some areas.
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Re: Need a new bike.. again.

Postby Paulatic » 19 Dec 2018, 8:11pm

Vorpal wrote:

You don't say where you are, but I would look for a bike hub, community run bike scheme, charity, second hand shop, etc. that has refurbished bikes. You are likely to get more for your money that way.

I.

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