Discussion in 'Beginners' started by The Jogger, 27 Jun 2008.

  1. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    At last my cycle2work bike has arrived at Halfords and I pick it up tomorrow. It's the Spezialised Sirrus as recommended on this site.
    I will have to buy a few bits to go with it, I've got £180 left on my voucher to do this. I'll get the Gold standard lock @ £35
    Do they do any good lights for country lanes at halfords. I'll get one of their helmets and then see whats left to get a pump and mud gaurds etc.
    Any suggestions?
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Mudguards. But don't get the Dirt Monkey ones. They're rubbish.
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

  4. Moonlight

    Moonlight New Member

  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    In short, no. Halfords only sell lights that will enable you to 'be seen' rather than see in front of you when it's pitch dark. Try ayups or hope lights. You'll need to spend quite a bit to get a light that will enable you to actually see where you're going with.
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    (edited for clarity!;))
  7. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    The middle bit
    I git a Topeak Alien multi-tool reduced from there, good bit of kit, they also do Topeak luggage kits which look nice.

    Failing that some cleaner, spare tubes, power-links, puncture kits.
  8. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Don't get mudgaurds, they'll make a nice looking bike look crap.....
  9. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    Spare tubes and a mini-pump.
    Gloves, waterproofs, water bottle.
    Pannier rack and bags

    For country lanes (assuming they're unlit) I would want at least a 10watt halogen / 3watt led + two good rear lights.

    Mud-gaurds might look crap but they're definitely worth while if you're going to ride in the wet.
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    Mudguards don't look crap on my Sirrus.
  11. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    :biggrin:at last someone who thinks my way... though I think mudguards will be compulsory in the winter now that Ive joined a club.

    Any recomendations for a 'first time mudguard buyer'????
  12. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    SKS. Raceblades or the chromoplastic ones if they'll fit.
  13. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    The mudguards might not look crap, but the bike as a whole now does.....:angry:
  14. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Streatham Hill
    the Cateye EL 530 will light up a country lane, and won't cost the earth in batteries. Cateye rear lights die in the wet.
  15. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    My EL520 was pants on an unlit towpath last year. So I went for the Ayups. I'll post the comparison pictures tonight. They're mind-blowing.
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