Wanted: ladies carbon bike

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Doobiesis, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. Doobiesis

    Doobiesis Senior Member

    Location:
    Poole Dorset
    looking to get a carbon bike but can’t afford new!

    Can be a mans small or medium ladies. Do not want a group set lower than a Tiagra.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    What size top tube or seat post do you need, small, medium doesn't really mean a lot as there's no standard

    What's your budget? There are some new bargains out there if you hunt

    E.g. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-emiiter-r4-womens-tiagra-road-bike/
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-emiiter-r3-womens-105-road-bike/
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s134p8302/CUBE-AXIAL-WLS-GTC-PRO-2017

    Or ... but from what you've said it sounds like a 54cm could be too big

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-emitter-r3-105-road-bike/

    Merlin have a few too, depending on size. E.g.

    https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merckx-milano-72-ladies-carbon-road-bike-2016-101776.html

    https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merckx-milano-72-105-ladies-road-bike-2017-104236.html

    Does it have to be carbon? TBH I'd be a bit wary of a second hand unwarranted carbon frame
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
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    Doobiesis

    Doobiesis Senior Member

    Location:
    Poole Dorset
    I have heard that. Maybe I should save and get my current bike repaired.
     
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Depends what it is, whether it can be repaired?

    You could buy a frame from Planet X say and transplant the parts across? A decent modern used carbon bike will probably be £500+
     
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  5. @Doobiesis, been loosely following your misadventures. So happy to see you are getting back on your bike.

    Another suggestion: if you can't find a carbon frame you can afford, then get an alu (or steel) bargain to tide you over, and swap it for a carbon frame when you can afford one.
     
  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

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    Doobiesis

    Doobiesis Senior Member

    Location:
    Poole Dorset
    My current bike is a 2016 Giant/Liv Avail - I’ll take into my bike shop Friday and see what they say. I’ve looked it over and apart from the back wheel, which is buckled, it seems ok. But I’m no expert!

    I had physio today and she said my rotary cuff is working again which I felt was a good sign. Although it’s killing me now!!
     
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