Road Bike

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Mike!, 5 May 2010.

  1. Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'm starting a look out for a Road Bike which is able to take full mudguards as it's going to be my new commute machine.

    I'm round 5'10" with a 30" inside leg and quite a normal size (according to the bloke who fitted me for Golf clubs!!)

    Can travel to collect (within reason).

    For ideas i have been looking at Carrera Virtuoso / Vanquish, Giant SCR2 and the Dawes Giro stuff on ebay (and am watching a few to check prices!)

    what you have? :biggrin:
     
  2. RyanW

    RyanW The abominable Bikeman

    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
    Don't we all.

    Just a heads up, ebay prices will be inflated this time of year. As everyone is after a bike. The ones i have been watching have gone up maybe 20% in a few months. So take ebay prices with a pinch of salt.

    Might wanna stick a price range in there
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    thanks Ryan, didn't want to stick a price range in really as i always think it encourages people to price up to it!!

    BUT - if it helps i want to keep under £300 and more likely £200-£250

    will be viewing a Claud Butler in that price range tomorrow with a bit of luck
     
  4. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    I had full mudgaurds on my giant defy 3, and im just under 5'10" and it fits real nice!
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I'm putting a hold on this, after riding a few today i'm leaning towards something with flat bars. Time to re-think!!
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce New Member

    Location:
    Leigh on Sea
    I struggle to understand this, drops offer many hand positions on the bike, so how can a move to flat bars be advantageous??? just keep your hands up on the flat part of the drops or on the hoods until you get more used to it then explore the other positions at your leisure
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    It's more to do with comfort and durability for what i'll be using it for (commutes), have decided that a bar with drops is not the most practical for me.

    Flats with bar ends (like i have on my MTB) is comfortable and what i am used to....
     
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