Cheap racer

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Spoons47, 10 Aug 2018.

  1. Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    Hello all.
    my 14 year old son will be undertaking a school project for his Engineering class. So he is looking for a road/racer cycle that he can restore or upgrade components etc. His budget is approx £50 although I could help him a bit if a bargain was to be had. Don't mind travelling a few miles to collect.
    Thank you in Advance
    Cheers

    Simon
     
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Be useful if you told us where you're located spoons. Maybe @biggs682 has something in his stable although carriage might kill it.
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    thanks @Cycleops

    @Spoons47 what or how much of a project does your son want ?
    ie just a frame and build up or a complete bike to get going again ?
    is he going to ride it if so how tall and or what frame size does he want
    and your location , i an in Wellingborough nn8 postcode
     
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    Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    thanks for your reply.
    Ideally he is looking for a complete bike, to get going. He will be riding it as he is in charge of the project and will be financing it. Im in Crawley West Sussex but have a annual gold card so can get cheap train tickets
     
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    Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    I've now added my location to the profile, I thought I had already done it.
     
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  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
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    Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    thanks cyclops just slightly too big, I've been all over gumtree but will keep looking
     
  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    @Spoons47 how about this

     
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    Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    thanks ill pass it on
     
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  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Might give your son an idea what is out there .
     
  12. walkman-man

    walkman-man Active Member

    If you're able to get up to north London, I have an old Elswick frame in around this size. I also have suitable parts to build it up with, but this might too much of a project than he'd wish to tackle?
     
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  13. WHT

    WHT New Member

    Location:
    South East
    Look on Gumtree online. That is where I found my 'rescue' bike. Also, the marketplace on facebook is good for secondhand stuff. Ah! See you've already tried gumtree! Try Friday Ad online too.
     
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    Spoons47

    Spoons47 Active Member

    Thanks. I’m watching them all.
     
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