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General Chat Thread, Cycling to Work in General; After having an accident 2 months ago and wrecking my back wheel (nearly bent double) Cycleguard insurance have FINALLY paid ...
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    After having an accident 2 months ago and wrecking my back wheel (nearly bent double) Cycleguard insurance have FINALLY paid for a new complete wheel for me...so my good bike will be back on the road! I can stop riding my old 6speed boneshaker, which i recon has got at least 1000miles on it. Its not done too bad a job had it 10 years since i was 17, in fact it was a 17th birthday present

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    Sold my old bone shaker last month to make space and cash.

    Bought it in 1988ish for 115, sold it last month for 75

    It was well used!


    I looked at cycle breakdown insurance but did not bother.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Sold my old bone shaker last month to make space and cash.

    Bought it in 1988ish for 115, sold it last month for 75

    It was well used!


    I looked at cycle breakdown insurance but did not bother.

    Rob
    I got the insurance more for theft, accident and public liability cover...i can fix most breakdown stuff on the bike, but the outlay for a decent single wheel is pretty high so I went through the insurance...kind of wish I hadn't bothered though because it took so long

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLM123 View Post
    Thanks Norphy and E_G_R2 - it does seem money saving but it's helpful to hear how much it is in actual figures!
    Just looking at my payslips now.

    It's costing me 38.33 per month before deductions. My net pay reduction is 25.93 so over the course of a year it will cost me 311.16. So it's effectively a 200 discount.

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    The scheem is a bit strange realy.

    Most people use it as a way to buy a recreational bike of decent value with a healthy discount with free finance. ( probably doing more Rec miles than commuting. )

    If you wanted to save money and cycle to work, a 150 rig would do the job. But in the 6-7 weeks it takes to sort it out on C2W that saving could have been made in cycle journeys.


    Rob

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    lol I still haven't got out to cycle yet, half term ill be out on the bike to get rides in so cycling to school wont be hard lol

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    It's getting dark out there at 730am..

    I need my riding glasses to deflect bugs and rain , but it makes it even darker LOL... Need an alternative.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    It's getting dark out there at 730am..

    I need my riding glasses to deflect bugs and rain , but it makes it even darker LOL... Need an alternative.

    Rob
    I have glasses with interchangeable lenses, Its got sunglasses, yellow and clear.

    Had them a few years and seen lots of similar types.

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    Got my glasses from Aldi cheap as chips

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    I have a couple of these glasses - highly recommended, they don't whip up those horrible drafts/eddies in the wind.

    JSP Martcare Sports Clear Lens Safety Specs | Screwfix.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I have a couple of these glasses - highly recommended, they don't whip up those horrible drafts/eddies in the wind.

    JSP Martcare Sports Clear Lens Safety Specs | Screwfix.com
    Seem reasonable.

    My normal pair are aldi ones and they are fine in daylight but too tinted in glooom.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post

    If you wanted to save money and cycle to work, a 150 rig would do the job. But in the 6-7 weeks it takes to sort it out on C2W that saving could have been made in cycle journeys.


    Rob
    True but the last bike I bought was around the 150 mark and it was just awful. Bad gears, poor brakes, horrible tyres, uncomfortable saddle. Plus it was heavy and bizarrely puncture prone. I don't regret getting my new bike through this scheme, it's let me get a better bike on a, as you say, free finance scheme.

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    C2W took all of a week to sort out for me. Not sure where you got the 6-7 weeks idea!
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    There's only one bike to own in London.

    I heart my Brompton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes View Post
    There's only one bike to own in London.

    I heart my Brompton.
    Good job I don't live in london as doing a 40 miles recrational loop on a brompton would not be fun

    Rob

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    I just had a new bottom bracket, sks race blade longs and continental Gatorskin tires and a full service and my road bike feels amazing again.

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