Second Hand Genesis Flyer

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Harry_Palmer79, 22 Aug 2012.

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  2. Psyclist

    Psyclist Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Pretty nicely spec'd and looks good too :thumbsup:

    I'd say go for it, looks like a good price for what you're getting.
     
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    Harry_Palmer79

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    Messaged the seller late last night and he got back to me first thing this morning ^_^

    Unfortunately I can't go round to see it until tomorrow as I'm going out tonight, so hopefully someone else doesn't snaffle it first!
     
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    Harry_Palmer79

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    :hyper: I went round to look it over tonight and had a quick spin around the block.:hyper:

    Wow, it was my first time riding a 'proper' road bike and it felt light as a feather, I absolutely loved it. :wub: I was disappointed to hand it back tbh but I hadn't withdrawn the money before I went along as I didn't want to be carrying £380 around if it wasn't right... The saddle was a bit high so I rode with my hands on the hoods mostly, I'll need to adjust that but otherwise it's perfect! :wahhey:

    He said he had interest from a guy at his work so he could only guarantee holding it until Monday, but I'm going to pick it up on Sunday anyway...:bicycle:
     
  5. Psyclist

    Psyclist Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Good to hear ^_^

    My new single speed looks pretty much like yours too. I'll post pictures when I get it next week.
     
  6. mcb2080

    mcb2080 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Kilbride
    I would have bought this bike as I seen it on gumtree earlier on in the week, but I need a 56 frame.

    Cracking looking bike
     
  7. Smurfy

    Smurfy Naturist Smurf

    Did you buy it? Looked like a smashing deal for mint condition at that price!
     
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    Harry_Palmer79

    Harry_Palmer79 Veteran

    Picking it up on Sunday :hyper:
     
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    Harry_Palmer79

    Harry_Palmer79 Veteran

    Just a crappy mobile pic, but I have my flyer :wahhey:(it's living inside atm as I need to get a second lock...)
    I only had a short ride on it tonight as I had been out for food just before I picked it up on my way home, but looking forward to getting out for a proper blast soon! :bicycle: 2012-08-26 22.10.33.jpg
     
  10. mcb2080

    mcb2080 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Kilbride
    Very nice mate.

    If you don't mind me asking, what height are you?

    I thought I needed a 56 (Genesis size guide says a 56 frame is for someone 5'7 - 5'9) due to me being 5'9 with a 30inch inside leg but according to a guy in the bike shop, he reckons I will get away with a 54cm frame.

    I currently ride a 54 cannondale synapse so I am unsure.

    I am going to buy over the internet so I won't have the chance to try out a 54 or a 56 prior to purchase.

    Cheers
     
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    Harry_Palmer79

    Harry_Palmer79 Veteran

    Thanks, it's not bad is it! :wub:

    The 58 is just the right size for me and I'm 6ft 1 and a half.

    I'm by no means an expert, so I wouldn't want to sway you too much, but if your current bike is a 54 and it feels ok, that might be the right one? I don't know how the geometry of the 'flyer's frame might differ from others, I was just glad I could try it out before stumping up the cash...
     
  12. mcb2080

    mcb2080 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Kilbride
    Thanks Harry, she is a beauty.

    Going by your height and a 58 frame, I think the 54 will do me fine.

    Now which bike the 2011 or 2012 ? LOL
     
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