Another two-wheeled joy/toy

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by OMG, 3 Mar 2018.

  1. OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Wanted a bike with:

    1. Triple chainset for steeper hills
    2. Rigid fork for less bike weight
    3. Rear rack mount
    4. Enough space for bigger tyres

    It also has to be as cheap as possible for crying only few tears if it would be stolen.

    So Focus Arriba, 8 speed Altus stuff, Tektro hydraulic brakes, 32c Schwalbe Lugano tyres.

    I've never had a bike with womens frame (simply don't like that look). This one doesn't look 100% womens frame and riding feels quite interesting. Tried Giant bike with mens frame and this Focus felt better.

    Saddle and pedals will be changed. Bought a cheap rear pannier bag. Will get proper Ortlieb/Vaude/whatever later.

    Bike also takes front racks but this wasn't in my wish list. A welcome bonus anyway.

    Long time forgotten good feeling of riding tyres bigger than 25c. ^_^ feels like a tank.


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  2. Easytigers

    Easytigers Veteran

    Looks v cool...enjoy :-)
     
  3. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Well done! I think you’ll find that sturdy little beauty will take you anywhere in the world you want to go - from the corner shop to the camel market in Samarkand.
     
    Last edited: 3 Mar 2018
  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Rather nice!
     
  5. BSOh

    BSOh Senior Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Looks nice
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Excellent! Ready for some summer tours :-)
     
  7. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    First proper long ride should be in 3 weeks time just need to sort out that f**in job. :angry:
     
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  8. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    Likey likey. That looks fab.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Frame size is L. :wacko: ah yeah, it's womens bike ...

    It takes only one water bottle cage. I always carry 2 bottles. Well, the 2nd one will go to the pannier ... though I've already got an idea how to put it on the frame.

    8sp chain looks as fat as pregnant anaconda compare to anorectic 11sp chain. :ohmy:

    And it will be raining all day tomorrow. :angry:
     
  10. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Looks like the dropped top tube means there's no room for a bottlecage on the seat tube.

    A side entry cage and smallish bottle may work.

    If so, a competent bike shop could install the bosses for the cage using Rivnuts.

    Nice spec elsewhere - some internal cable routing, hydraulic discs, threaded bottom bracket, rigid fork and realistic gearing.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Cable ties and a bit of imagination can solve many problems.
     
  12. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
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  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Spoken like a true cyclist

    Enjoy your new bike
     
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  14. OP
    OP
    OMG

    OMG Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Thanks all :smile:
     
  15. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Budget for some new tyres in the near future. The Lugano gets pretty scathing reviews on puncture resistance and wear…
     
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