Giant escape 3 2017 hybrid bike or the Triban 500SE

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Jimmyj84, 26 Feb 2018.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    The Subway 1 is better apparently.

    Whereabouts do you live?
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    So can you or can’t you ride a bike unaided? Will you be riding on roads? Do you drive or have no experience of operating a ‘vehicle’ around other traffic and pedestrians?

    Being confident to ride should be your priority then learn about roadcraft (there’s a good book called Cycle Craft by John Franklin)
     
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    I'm in Leicester.
     
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    I can ride unaided. Well its was basically at a park I did the lesson.Yes i will be riding on the road.
     
  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    If you want to go the second hand route maybe @biggs682 has something in his stable you might like. He’s about thirty miles from you. All of them are checked and ready to go.
     
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  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Definitely get a copy of Cycle craft

    And budget £50+ for locks if buying anything new
     
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2018
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I think @broady is in Leicester or thereabouts and often has used bikes for sale. You never know
     
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    Thanks. I will pm him.
     
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    Thanks. I will pm him as well.
     
  10. broady

    broady Über Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    How tall are you @Jimmyj84 ?

    I've pretty much stopped the bike building as I am riding more but I know of a few bikes that are for sale
     
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  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    500se any day £269!!!! Brilliant
     
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    I'm 6'1
     
    Last edited: 28 Feb 2018
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    Jimmyj84

    Jimmyj84 Member

    Thanks. I am just go for it.
     
    Last edited: 28 Feb 2018
  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    thanks @Cycleops

    @Jimmyj84 if you are still looking or thinking feel free if local to Northamptonshire to try any of my road bikes and at 6ft 1" the Scott S50 Speedster 61cm Road bike or the Carrera Tanneri cx bike 21.3" would both be in your size range
     
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    Jimmyj84

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    I finally went for the 500se. Thanks.
     
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