General Chat Thread, Recommend me a bike! in General; I'm also on the look out for a new bike for the commute to work.
My current £100 special is ...
9th February 2009, 03:08 PM #16
I'm also on the look out for a new bike for the commute to work.
My current £100 special is just about had it.
I've just had a look on fleabay and found this shop bankrupt-surplus-bikes-bits and was wondering if something like:
BANKRUPT 26" WHEEL MENS URBAN/MTN BIKE SARACEN KIT on eBay, also Frames, Bike Parts, Cycling, Sporting Goods (end time 15-Feb-09 11:33:36 GMT)
Would be any good for normal road riding to work?
9th February 2009, 03:39 PM #17
Last edited by KWestos; 9th February 2009 at 03:42 PM.
9th February 2009, 04:38 PM #18
Ok I'm 5' 10" what size frame should I go for are there any guides to frame size?
9th February 2009, 04:43 PM #19
It's more on inside leg than height...
Originally Posted by plexer
I have a 19.5 inch frame and inside leg 30"
A 20" inch frame would be around 31" inside leg...
Edit: Just checked and for a road bike your frame size should be 67% of your inside leg...
Last edited by Netman; 9th February 2009 at 04:46 PM.
9th February 2009, 05:49 PM #20
Personally, I'd stick with your trusty local bike shop - they'll find you a decent bike the right size for you, be able to fix bits if they go wrong, etc. Size is important, you don't want to hurt your knees. Definitely get cycling shorts, the padding is a life-saver (not just for your backside, either - men's, er, frontsides need some padding, too) - you can wear trousers over them if you don't like showing your legs off. Might be worth getting a sort-and-comfy gel seat, too. Learn, and practice, how to change a flat tyre - you'll need a repair kit, you can get compact ones that will fit under your seat.
Originally Posted by danIT
9th February 2009, 06:32 PM #21
Originally Posted by dhicks
10th February 2009, 06:51 PM #22
Im in the club Muddybums Home Page
and here is my bike... picture take last sunday up in castelton
Last edited by PEO; 10th February 2009 at 07:48 PM.
10th February 2009, 07:01 PM #23
If you go to www.cyclestore.co.uk and go to a bike that you are interested in there is either a size guide or link to a size guide for that brand as different manufacturers measure their frames differently.
Originally Posted by plexer
10th February 2009, 07:31 PM #24
PEO could you have posted a bigger picture?
10th February 2009, 07:46 PM #25
Last edited by PEO; 10th February 2009 at 07:49 PM.
Reason: reduced in size
10th February 2009, 08:41 PM #26
As per the cartoon pic in the link
Think Bike !!
whatever the fork think bike is meant to mean lol - seen that a lot on signs.
11th February 2009, 08:29 AM #27
I soooo would not go to halfords. My halfords do not have a clue. Really. I went asking for disc pads for mine and he didn't know that bikes had discs! I kid you not.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
11th February 2009, 09:44 AM #28
I cannot recommend Evans Cycles of Bristol enough, since you live in Hereford, that's not too far for you to go, I went there last year and got fitted for a bike it was a GT and cost £250.00 it's the best bike i've ever had, they guy was extremely knowledgeable and I got the right bike for my height/weight, it's very very comfortable, I'm not leaning too far forward not too upright etc, etc and they give a free service after 6 weeks to make any tweaks and I think another after 6 months (dont quote me)
Don't got to halfords, pay peanuts get monkeys, very very useless.
Don't buy straight from internet unless you've sat on the bike first and got the feel for it.
11th February 2009, 10:00 AM #29
Take a look at the Specialised Epic. It's a great bike for on and off road
11th February 2009, 10:07 AM #30
Dave Bater in Bristol is also an awesome shop. They sell quite a few different makes such as Kona, Specialised, GT etc.
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