Sub £125 MTB

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
I don't want to wreck my new Discovery 501 on the canal paths so I'm looking for a cheap mucky day MTB. No suspension is necessary (or wanted really), just a serviceable decent bike.;)

I live in West Yorks and can pick up within 50 miles. (ish)

Loathe to use a carrier as (after a spectacular argument) I have just had to return a bike and extract my cash back after a pathetic misrespresentation:angry:
 

domtyler

Über Member
Am I missing something here? Why would riding on canal paths wreck a Dawes Discovery?
 

Noodley

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MarkF said:
I don't want to wreck my new Discovery 501 on the canal paths so I'm looking for a cheap mucky day MTB. No suspension is necessary (or wanted really), just a serviceable decent bike.;)

I live in West Yorks and can pick up within 50 miles. (ish)

Loathe to use a carrier as (after a spectacular argument) I have just had to return a bike and extract my cash back after a pathetic misrespresentation:angry:
I'm not trying to guess what's gonna be on Edinburgh Bike Co-operative New Year Sale...but, it starts tomorrow and there are usually a few of their Revolution MTB/Hybrid bikes with greatly reduced price tags. The web page promises a full preview of all items sometime today, but nothing has appeared as yet.
 
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MarkF

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
domtyler said:
Am I missing something here? Why would riding on canal paths wreck a Dawes Discovery?
It's a simple "wanted" request but as it holds such a fascination for you:smile: Here goes.

The 501 is my first new and expensive (for me) bike, I want to do summer (as in dry) towpath riding, day rides and the odd week long tour. I want to look after it. The quickest way to the canal from my house involves a half mike trip through woods that steep sharply down to the water on either tracks churned up by horse riders or very slippery cobble stones covered in mud. Therefore I need a MTB.

Noodley, thanks, I'll have a look.
 

Zoiders

New Member
I ride the tow paths on a rigid ally saracen killi team MTB with panaracer slicks at 100psi

It works fine, just be sure to give it squirt of GT85 and lube every now and then

Another option is an On One single speed converter, put the gears back on when the weather gets better
 
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MarkF

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
Thanks for the replies.

But you really shouldn't worry about it. It's a hybrid. It'll manage.
You are right:smile: I am going to scratch, dint or filthy it up sometime, I'll stick with it and take the longer route to the canal. My foibles from another hobby (wristwatches) are spilling over, I spend a fortune on watches and don't bleedin well wear them in case I scratch tem:wacko:
 

Bigtallfatbloke

New Member
I have an old Peugot MTB circa early 1990's...only thing is it's in Essex...any use to you?



if it is , make me an offer.

The bike is sound except it needs a new left hand shifter and the gears need re setting up.
 

walker

New Member
Location
Bromley, Kent
What size BTFB?
 

Bigtallfatbloke

New Member
I dont know exactly....erm...tell me where to put a measure and I'll measure it up tomorrow. It's just a little too small really for me (i am 6'4") but i have been able to ride it ok since I got it new with the saddle right up high. I even had my son in a baby seat on it when he was young.
 
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MarkF

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
I am sorry BTFG, I have only just seen this, many thanks for your kind offer....but I don't want it.:blush:

I have got the 501 dirty, the spell has been broken and I am happy with it now.
 
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