I just bought a bike!

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by 3narf, 7 Jan 2018.

  1. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    ^_^

    It was a spur of the moment thing, my neighbour said he wanted £75 for a Charge Plug that's done less than a hundred miles.

    It's a large (I'm not) but it doesn't look overly big so I reckon with a shorter stem it will be fine.

    If it is too big I can sell the frame.

    :becool: I like buying bikes! It's been over a year since I bought one!
     
  2. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Standard gear looks quite low.

    I'll upload a picture tomorrow! ;)
     
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  3. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    Sounds like a steal! I was looking at one of those for quite some time as have been fixed-curious for ages, and came pretty close to pulling the trigger on ebay a couple of times.
     
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
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    Looks OK I reckon...
     
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
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  6. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    Nice! How does it fit you?
     
  7. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Very smart, I like white bikes :smile:
     
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Actually it doesn't feel big! It could do with a shorter stem though, definitely. And I'm not enamoured to the shape of the bars.

    Bars a bit too wide, too, at 44cm, and the cranks are 175mm as opposed to the 170s I'm used to.

    Feels nice to ride, though; a bit more lively than I was expecting from an aluminium bike (hopefully not just because of the low gear).
     
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  9. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    On a buying spree then .^_^
     
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  10. ChrisEyles

    ChrisEyles Veteran

    Location:
    Devon
    175mm is a long crank to spin in a low gear if you're running it fixed! Stem and bars is an easy switch though, I like narrower bars too.
     
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  11. Easytigers

    Easytigers Veteran

    Looks very nice ...especially for the price!
     
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  12. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    I think Charge don’t quite get the recognition they deserve. Good solid bikes. I enjoy my Grater hybrid.
     
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  13. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    Cant be bad...what can you buy for £75 these days, well done !
     
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  14. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    Last week I bought a single-speed bike for £10. It's utterly ridiculous though, and too embarrassing to share a photo at the moment :laugh:.
     
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  15. @3narf if you decide it's too big or the cranks are too long or you don't like fixed or you think it's just to white then PM me and I'll give you your £75 back for it :laugh:
     
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