Commuting Bike

Scott1sh

Member
Hi all i am looking for some advice.

I will be soon going on to a new shift pattern at work which sees me finishing at midnight.

It will be a 14mile ride home manly on cycle path (national route 7) and some road/pavements

Ideally looking to spend around £200-£300 as i am taking driving lessons in the meantime.

Also some good puncture-resistant/proof tyres, dont fancy changing a tyre at midnight lol.

Thanks for any advice
 

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
At that price range why not try a good used bike like a 2nd hand touring bike
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
Hi @Scott1sh and welcome!
On a wild guess, are you going to commute around Paisley?
A second hand basic bike with Schwalbe Marathon tyres is what you need.
And a very good front light (actually, make it two!) if riding NCR7 after dark.
 

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
It sounds like you don't have a bike at present.

If that's right, are you confident you can manage 14 miles?

That's a fair stretch for a new cyclist, particularly after putting a shift in.

Much will depend on how hard those 14 miles are.

Looks like @Pat "5mph" has some local knowledge.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
See what Edinburgh bike company have in their in house revolution range :smile: they have stores in Scotland, not sure where though
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Good choice, join british cycling and get 10% off at halfords and other useful benefits

However, the bike has 27.5" wheels, those tyres are 700c/29" so you'd need the right tyre size for the wheels

They are also a git to fit, so get the shop to fit.
 
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Scott1sh

Member
Good choice, join british cycling and get 10% off at halfords and other useful benefits

However, the bike has 27.5" wheels, those tyres are 700c/29" so you'd need the right tyre size for the wheels

They are also a git to fit, so get the shop to fit.
Can only see Schwalbe Marathon tyres for sale only 28 and 32
 
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