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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
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 25th October 2013 at 12:28 PM.

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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.

    /edit

    C2W took all of a week to sort out for me. Not sure where you got the 6-7 weeks idea!
    Last edited by Norphy; 25th October 2013 at 02:17 PM.

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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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