Looks like Sports Direct are having a sale on cycling clothing
Cycling Clothing - Cycling - SportsDirect.com
There are some nice jackets there for £12.99.
Cheap shoes are fine ime.
LOL! Aldi are also doing cycling gear on Sunday the 7th: https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuy...buys-7th-july/
I need some new glasses
I also notice they have the large bike toolkit for £19.95 and GT85 spray for £2.99 (it's usually £4-£5 a tin that stuff).
I got a Bike on Cycle to work a couple of weeks back, been using it for leisure and my 2M cycle to work. ( more for the leisure )
Cycle to work makes it very attractive.
done 170miles in 9 days so far on the new bike
Also bought some gear from alid, it's not bad.
Because it's only 2 miles and mostly down hill, I put my cycling vest over my shirt, and just change into my trousers at work...
I live onsite where I work and wouldn't mind a bike right now. Think the school would have any objections to me asking to sign up?
Looking for a cheapish beginner MTB bike, cheaper the better. Decathlon Rockrider and Carrera Vulcan good choices to maybe go with?
Depends on how freindly your school is, technicaly you need to ride it to work mostly. But nobody checks up on this and it makes no odds to the school.
Seeing as the nights are drawing in and the mornings are getting darker, anyone have any recommendations for bicycle lights? I want some quite low profile and discreet, but to also be nice and bright too.
Lights? I think the best is the Philips LBL (LED Bike Light) - the 80 lumen battery version. It's a proper bike light, it shines a properly shaped beam, like a motorcycle light, not a ball of light like an ordinary torch. I bought one three years ago, cost £99 but don't regret a penny. I've wasted money on ultra bright ebay specials only for them to fail.
I normally ride on unlit canal paths, but on the odd occasion when I use the road I find that other traffic seem to see you as a vehicle (rather than 'just a bike') as the light tends to give that impression.
Don't fall into the trap of looking up lumen charts and comparing torches this way.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 12th September 2013 at 05:07 PM.
.. but if you do want lots of lumens, search ebay for "t6 bike light". At £20ish I think I'm going to have to give them a go.
I'd also recommend some of the cheapo non-branded Cree lights off amazon marketplace or ebay to be honest. I bought this last year and can't believe how bright it is for the money.
It's only £20 so if it fails after a few months it's no big deal but mine's lasted over a year so far.
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 12th September 2013 at 08:57 PM.
Over a year later and I never got round to trying this due to a bike with dodgy gears and no real idea how much longer it'd take to ride.
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