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General Chat Thread, Any Push bike geeks? in General; I'm considering doing a charity ride from Brum to Oxford in July. After climbing a mountain i obviously seem to ...
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    Any Push bike geeks?

    I'm considering doing a charity ride from Brum to Oxford in July. After climbing a mountain i obviously seem to think i'm some sort of super fit person (i'm really not).

    Anyway, i need a bike! haha! I've got my eye on this one...Buy Mongoose Crossway 150 Womens 2013 - Hybrid Classic Bike at Tredz Bikes. 299.99 with free UK delivery.

    Any real reasons why this bike wouldn't be any good? Keep in mind, i'm not going to be racing on this bike, it'll be a gentle pace. Then after that it'll just be used to ride around the city.

    Thanks!

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    Spec wise it looks quite good, I would however suggest buying full mudguards because you would eventually get wet and mucky from wheel spray.
    And a gel seat cover for comfort, especially on a long ride.

    And an after thought thats just occured to me, if your taking bags etc with you, might be worth investing in something like a pannier rack for the back, it'll make it more comfortable than riding with a backpack on

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    this any good?

    Any Push bike geeks?-barbie-12-inch-barbie-bike.jpg

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    Thanks @HaleStorm!

    Ah @Domino....i knew i could count on you! (you've obviously seen me on a bike)

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    Looks OK to me. Add mudguards as suggested. For that long a trek I'd add a pannier rack and a water bottle.

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    Looking at seats...laughing as they're all rather....well, an interesting shape...

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    But @Domino that is a lot of pink..... How about this model Any Push bike geeks?-raleigh-molly-14-purple-girls-bike.jpg

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    Much better!!

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    Seriously though....
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    Any Push bike geeks?-anqiqxjciaameij.jpg

    Gotta be that one?

    Ben

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    I agree that saddle rather humerous

    I use this saddle....very comfy even though its very narrow SDG Bel-Air I BEAM Saddle

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    Worth mentioning the cycle to work scheme. Nag your employer to sign up if they aren't already.

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    Gotta be that one?

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    +1 for mudguards and a rack. Front suspension on a road bike tends to be extra weight to push around for no real benefit.

    For the same money, I'd suggest something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    +1 for mudguards and a rack. Front suspension on a road bike tends to be extra weight to push around for no real benefit.

    For the same money, I'd suggest something like this.
    I'd second the front suspension, dosn't do anything for a road bike but slow you down.

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