Another two-wheeled joy/toy

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

  1. User

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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. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    [QUOTE 5170348, member: 21629"]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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    Likey likey. That looks fab.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    [QUOTE 5170741, member: 21629"]Cable ties and a bit of imagination can solve many problems.[/QUOTE]
    Or you can use these. I have them for providing a mounting point on my Boardman CX Team for the front mudguard, lasted few years so far

    http://www.elite-it.com/en/products/global/bottle-cages/accessories/vip
     
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    [QUOTE 5170741, member: 21629"]Cable ties and a bit of imagination can solve many problems.[/QUOTE]

    Spoken like a true cyclist

    Enjoy your new bike
     
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  11. 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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  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    yes i found them pants for commuting
     
  13. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    that is a smart bike btw ^_^
     
  14. galaxy

    galaxy Über Member

    Looks cool. Enjoy
     
  15. Marvy looking bike. Many happy miles to you.
     
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