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Manchester - Road Bike 20-21" - needed ASAP

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by katom, 4 Dec 2017.

  1. katom

    katom Regular

    Hi all,

    I've just arrived in Manchester and am looking for a cheap bike for to use everyday whilst here (leave 21st January 2018).

    Probably looking up to the £50ish mark, nothing flash, though preferably a road bike.

    Please let me know if there is anything going. Need something ASAP.


  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    Realistically you’re not going to get anything serviceable and ready to use for fifty quid. Bikes for sale at this level are likely to be basket cases at worse or needing work to put them in roadworthy condition.
    For a short period like this why don’t you consider hiring a bike? Here’s one place that offer bike hire: http://www.manchesterbikehire.co.uk/ I’m sure there are more if you search.
    You could even get a Brompton, not to buy but hire through their ‘dock’ scheme. For as little as £3.50 a day https://www.bromptonbikehire.com/
    Last edited: 5 Dec 2017
  3. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Über Member

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  4. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member


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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  6. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

    For £10 perhaps worth a chance, after all they did put ( preferably a road bike ) ?
    Last edited: 6 Dec 2017
  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

  8. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    Nice one Martin. Looks tidy enough. My search on Gumtree didn’t turn up anything under three hundred quid in Manchester. The problem is she might not know what to look for when inspecting the bike. She would need to run it into a LBS to make sure it was roadworthy at the least.
  9. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    On the other hand, she might. :rolleyes:
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  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    I’m sure she’ll tell us when she comes back.
  11. Can you get on a bike in December for anywhere near £50? You're going to need front and rear lights and assuming Manchester is anywhere like London, a U-lock.

    There's most of your £50 spent already.

    BTW, are you leaving the country in January? If not, you can easily take your bike with you on the train, if that would stretch you £££ a little further..
  12. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    There's this Carrera Virtuoso in Halifax (not far on the train!) for £60: https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/carrera-virtuoso-ltd-road-bike-spares-or-repair-/1278374340

    Or a British Eagle on eBay for £50 start in Bolton, looks almost unused: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Eagle-Racing-Bike/272970319517

    Or a choice of MTB/hybrids for £45 each in Manchester: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/all-thes...-in-stock-all-ready-to-ride-away/282756331536

    And there's this in Bradford for £20 needing new tyres: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-school-raleigh-bike-drop-handle/192387806386
    Last edited: 9 Dec 2017