Newbie from the Highlands

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henspeed, 7 Aug 2012.

  1. henspeed

    henspeed Member

    Hi all
    Teying to get back into cycling, currently have an old Trek singletrak MTB, but more interested in road cycling so plan to get a road bike of some description.
    I am 6'4" tall though so struggling to get something for sensible entry money, preferably second hand.
    Anyways hoping to get somne good ideas on here or maybe strike a deal in the classifieds.

    Cheers

    Henspeed
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hello Henspeed, :welcome: to the forum!
     
  3. Col5632

    Col5632 Veteran

    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    :welcome: to the site from Dunfermline :bicycle:
     
  4. Cammykaze

    Cammykaze New Member

    Hello henspeed! I'm sure the guys on this forum will point you in the right direction. I've just bought a MTB myself and am looking to get a road bike in the next few months. I've heard (mainly from this forum) the triban 3 from Decathon is a good starter road bike for 300 quid.

    Think that will be the one I will look into. Luckily there is a Decathon close enough to me to have a look at the bike and test it out.
     
  5. kedab

    kedab Über Member

    Location:
    nr cambridge
  6. Fubar

    Fubar Guru

    Hi Henspeed and :welcome: to the forum, another one from Dunfermline. I have the Triban 3 mentioned above and as an entry level road bike for £300 it's hard to beat - not sure where your nearest Decathlon would be though. There are quite a few scots on here who I'm sure will introduce themselves shortly. Regards, Mark
     
  7. OP
    OP
    henspeed

    henspeed Member

    Cheers all, thnaks for the warm welcome.
    I will look into the Triban 3.
    Trying to even find a bike in a store in my size is proving tough, woudl ideally like a test ride before I commit to purchase.
    Are these Triban 3 bikes any good for distance cycling or are they more grared up for sprints. I am looking to build up to a 120 mile cycle event next year?
     
  8. ACS

    ACS Guru

    Welcome from the Kingdom
     
  9. Fubar

    Fubar Guru

    I did the Etape Caledonia on mine this year, albeit quite slowly... :laugh: If you get this months' Cycling Active there is a VERY favourable write up for the Triban 3.
     
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  10. Col5632

    Col5632 Veteran

    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    I bought this months CA and it sure did ;)
     
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  11. Pedal pusher

    Pedal pusher Senior Member

    Location:
    Alloa
    :welcome: from the Wee county.
     
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