1. gazza19

    halfords e bikes

    hi has anyone had any experience of the assists bikes from halfords looking for advise on them
  2. cyberknight

    Choice of 2 bikes

    Been given the go ahead for a new bike if i sell my franken bike , im going for £450 max via c2w and im looking at 2 bikes for commuting purposes. its halfords c2w scheme and i am after road/ cx with disk brakes . choices are so far voodoo limba...
  3. Paulus

    Abandoned bikes

    There are now two poor abandoned bikes locked up to the stand. The first is a Raleigh Grande tourer which has been there since September. It was joined just before Christmas by an unidentified single speed bike which was locked to the first one. They are slowly rusting away but are intact apart...
  4. W

    Road Bikes, V Brakes?

    Hi all, This may be a stupid question but why do a lot of the road bikes even ones upto £1000 not have disc brakes? If you were looking to buy a road bike what kind of brakes are the best?
  5. albal

    A chance to purchase a job lot of bikes

    Not sure if this the right place: I have a friend who is currently cleared out his garage ( sold the land it sits on) of which were around 50 bicycles! He has offered me a chance to buy them. They are all stacked up onto a trailer, so I couldn't get to view them properly . Mostly 80's and 90's...
  6. Zipp2001

    New Bikes !

    Was at the bike shop Thursday with the grand buddies as they got there new bikes. They are bigger than what they are used to and we have the seats low for now until they get comfortable starting and stopping. Today was the first day on the trails with them, as we rolled out toward the lake. The...
  7. PMarkey

    Hope road bikes ?

    Just picked a Hope road bike up locally but a quick Google doesn't bring up much in the way of information apart from one picture on the cycling weekly site from the 2010 bike show anyone have any information ?
  8. gbs

    BIKES on the train NOW

    What is your interpretation of the lockdown rules if I take a train for say 30 mins to facilitate my daily exercise?
  9. ozboz

    Planet X bikes

    Hiya, whilst waiting to get in Sainsbury’s this affy there were two l Planet X London Road bikes locked up together, tbf they looked decent I think they are a town cx sort of combo , nicely finished frames , not hot deraileurs etc but with regular maintenance you’d get your bobs worth out of em,
  10. 8mph

    SOLD 2 x 531 Bikes 1 Tourer one Carlton - plus parts

    I have two bikes for sale in Swindon. They are on eBay but I'll make a slight reduction if anyone here wants either of them. For what they are I think they are already pretty cheap. Here they are...
  11. Velochris

    Storing bikes in a shed, in a garage

    This may be an absurd idea, but I'll ask for opinions. I am in the north of England and have an old detached single skin brick garage. No leaking water etc. and the doors are not a perfect fit, so there is some ventilation. I am wondering if there is any advantage to building a wood...
  12. Low Gear Guy

    Bikes on trains in France

    About this time of year I start planning my summer trip. I have several possible ideas subject to persuading the family that I won't be needed for a short period. Does anyone have practical experience of travel on trains in France with bikes? For local TER trains the journey planners state that...
  13. Foghat

    Bikes Etc magazine - has it gone?

    Anyone know the story with the apparent demise of Bikes Etc? Website says "no longer available to purchase as a subscription product", and it's been missing from the shelves for a while now. Preliminary googling not revealing anything.
  14. mynydd

    difference between these two bikes please?

    Hi I had been planning on getting the cube when I could afford it, but have just seen this Scott, following another thread here. can anyone point out major differences please? I could probably go for the scott now........ and am a bit impatient this...
  15. Threevok

    Hover Bikes are here !!!

    View: Do you think there will be a pedal version ? :whistle:
  16. Pedropete

    Secure bike sheds for longer bikes: cargo bikes, tandems etc.???

    Does anyone know of a secure, off-the-shelf bike shed (Asgard etc.) that will accommodate a longer bike, such as a Kona Ute, or even a Bakfiets style? I've looked at Asgard but their biggest is the 8x4 'Access' which, while long enough internally, has the door aperture centred, meaning it may...
  17. MrGrumpy

    £100k worth bikes stolen - Fife

    Folks just a heads up local bike shop gone done over at the weekend, huge amount stolen. Be aware of stupidly cheap offers for bikes etc.
  18. Gasman

    New Bikes

    Well, new to me in one case. Mrs Gas has just taken delivery of a new Electric Brompton courtesy of an interest free loan from Nicola Sturgeon. She could have had it a month ago but she wanted the white model so had to wait a bit. It'll allow her, in her severely unfit state, to ride to work...
  19. N

    fastening bikes in a van

    I've just bought a van to carry bikes. A Renault trafic crew-cab long wheelbase. Until now the bikes have been on the roof of my car and I hated them being outside, particularly on very long wet journeys. The new problem is- How do I fasten them in the back of the van? It is ply lined. I've...
  20. icowden

    Bikes for distance riding

    Hi all, As some of you know I currently ride my trusty Tern Joe ludicrously large folding bike. I have been enjoying doing some longer distance rides (55 and 65 miles so far as well as lots of 20 and 30 mile rides as training) and am painfully aware that this isn't really the right sort of bike...
  21. ChrisPAmbulance

    Carbon frames

    This is going to sound very much like a newbie question but so what, here goes As a rider of some 50 odd years, I have always been fairly old school and have pottered/zoomed around on various forms of steel framed bikes. Now, having just returned from the NEC bike show, I am all starry eyed...
  22. Dave7

    A choice between these 2 bikes.

    I must have a more comfortable/relaxed road bike. My LBS has made an offer for my Giant Defy carbon.......not what I hoped but I suppose realistic. My son wants my Giant Talon 1 hardtail although IMO its too small for him. I am trying to decide between a) Cannondale Quick 1 (ally frame as they...
  23. G

    FREE - Two Childrens Bikes In Need Of TLC

    Was going to just take these to the tip, but thought might as well offer on here first. Seems a shame to just throw away. Two bikes bought approx. 18 years ago and probably not ridden for last 15 years. My girl would have been around 10 and boy 12. Will need a good overhaul. Some rust in places...
  24. Dave7

    Now sold... Price Drop.2 Giant bikes for sale (mine since new)

    Now Sold. PRICE DROP. my LBS has made an offer. If I accept I am obliged to buy what he has to offer. So.. ..... re the Giant Defy. £525 will give you a real bargain. Anyone who wants it will have to move asap as I have a decision to make. I have decided to sell both my bikes and get one...
  25. Jackslad

    Bikes on Germany’s trains

    Hi, Does anyone have any experience of/tips on taking bikes on trains in Germany. I’m considering cycling from Rotterdam to Frankfurt, then returning to Rotterdam by train. I know the train service in Holland is very bike friendly, but have no experience of same in Germany.
  26. Cycleops

    Top Bikes for 2020.

    This is the list according to Road CC. Any opinions? Top 5 | 2020 Road Bikes: View:
  27. I

    Matt black bikes

    What do you guys use to make them look lovely? I`ve tried everything from GT85 to car polish to Mr Sheen, and nothing seems to work very well. Any tips? I`m stumped!
  28. snorri

    Bikes for people not interested in cycling Or could be a description of why utility cycling has gone in to deep decline in the UK.
  29. Globalti

    Bikes designed for Californian weather, not British.

    I've just been looking at a Specialized Diverge online and in the close-up shots I notice that there's quite a gap between the fork top and the head tube. Past experience tells me that water flung off the front wheel will go straight in there, penetrate and sit around the bearing, which will be...
  30. PHL67

    Couple of nice old school bikes

    Bought the blue 653 then got talking and bought another one in 531 tubing in his garage. Great guy. Blue bike was built for him by Bill Nickson. I am a very lucky man.
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