PH wrote:I've been doing some Deliveroo/Stuart for the last four months....
I see. Yeah, the reason I'm only looking to spend max £250~ is in-case someone does attempt to steal it or whatever, then it will be more forgiving to know that I didn't spend £800 or so. I took a look at the bike you linked and will consider it amongst my options.
Alright, yeah I'm going to look further into doing everything myself - looking at YT videos etc.
Woah ok, I work in a zone that mainly has riders that use a motorbike or car, the cyclists seem to have bikes from carrera or giant.
thelawnet wrote:A couple of comments:
It does take quite an investment of time to know what bike is good and what is not, and also what is broken and what is not....
Woah, good thing you were good with bikes otherwise that would have been a lot of money down the drain
My bike was indexed multiple times and still failed to work properly. A mech suggested the full rear wheel should be replaced on the bike as the cassette was wobbling and told me that may be the reason for the chain skipping etc.
Oldjohnw wrote:Is the post a wind-up?...[/url]
I always tend to post threads on as many forums as possible, just so I can get the most balanced advice.
pwa wrote: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.....
I am trying to look at all the listings in fb marketplace, gumtree and ebay - just found a bergamont roxter 3.0 2017 bike on fb marketplace for £200 (they got it for £350), but I'm not too sure about getting it, though they say they have barely used it - they have had the bike for over a year, won't some components be rusted or something by now?
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.....
Hmm, will check it out but doesn't warranty provide cover for manufacture defects? Like if I caused any wear/tear, they wouldn't do anything right?
Oldjohnw wrote:My thinking was not meant to be facetious and I apologise to someone with a genuine concern...
No worries! I indeed got in touch with Halfords within about 28 days of getting the bike (I only started using the bike a week or two after buying it), I just thought bikes would "just work" and won't need any maintenance or anything or at-least that felt like the case when I was very young lol). But was rejected as there was some tear/wear on the bike.
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...
Ohh man I wish all I had to worry about was replacing tyres, brakepads and chains lol. That listing seems to have ended , can't see much details about it.
Paulatic wrote:There’s a 'Revolution’ in North Shields for ....
If I had a car, I would have for sure gone down to check it out but it will be so far for me right now to go to.
I think I will just stick to looking at youtube videos now as it seems to be quite expensive learning from there. I know how to replace punctures, chains, brakepads - just don't know much about doing things like making the wheel true, fixing the hub service etc.
PH wrote: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.
This is defo something I would have love to do but I feel a little embarrassed of how the bikes look lol and I would need to go near town which would take me like 40 mins to get a bike, and then paying £50, that would be £200 a year - feels weird using it for doing delivery, customers will be like waaaaaa
[/quote]simonhill wrote: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 .....
I had a look at the recyke-y-bike ebay store but it seems there isn't any bikes there (0 listing). I am going to try get out one day to go into a recyke-a-bike store but the nearest one is a little far away - I'd really also prefer if it was a monthly payment but i doubt recyke a byke does that?
Yeah I am in Newcastle. Will defo check out all the tutorials from parktool. Never heard of this sheldonbrown thing but will see now.
Is there not more bikes someone can recommend that will last long and can be purchased via a site like ebay, halfords?, evanscycle, tredz, decalothon? I know some of you did link some but I don't get the feeling they will last too long like my apollo transition since I am using it for so long every week.