What bike?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by jazloc, 11 Aug 2012.

  1. jazloc

    jazloc Über Member

    I know you get this a lot :whistle: Looking to buy a road bike for around the £200 mark, no more. I know this limits my options and I know that someone will ask if I can fork out an extra £100 for a Triban and the answer is, no - I can't.

    The bike has to last around two months and that's when I'll be getting *gifted* a brand new Triban 3.

    Oh, it has to be a 52cm road bike.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    MatthewT posted a Muddyfox for £200 before - I presume he can provide some feedback - no 52 on that site, but you'll need to check the actual geometry of the others. May come up big or small (like the Triban ;) )

    http://www.muddyfox.com/milano_carva_2008.html
     
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    jazloc

    jazloc Über Member

    Seen that bike before, doesn't come in the right size + I'm not sure how I'd feel about the downtube shifters. Seems quite heavy, 14kg.
     
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Erm, then you'll need second hand if you want anything better (if you are lucky, most of the decent used stuff goes for way more)...or find that extra £100 ;) Nothing at £200 is going to be light or have STIs...how about a flat bar hybrid, you'll get more for your money
     
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    jazloc

    jazloc Über Member

  6. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Second hand steel roadbike!
     
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  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Sure it's ok for the money if it only has to last a few weeks, no 52cm frame though and seems a slightly false economy. The way the Tribans are selling, there may be none left (although seems to be the bigger ones that are in highest demand)
     
  8. This, then you'll get your money back as well if you decide to sell it.
     
  9. blade1889

    blade1889 Intergalatic Avenger

    Location:
    Fraggle Rock
    What about this? It's a pretty shoot bike but comes in under budget and will get you by until you get the Triban.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vittesse-Me...sr_1_2?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1344769040&sr=1-2
     
  10. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    :stop: If your getting a bike in 2 months, why not save your cash then when your bike comes, you can kit
    yourself out;)

    Spending £200 on something for such a short term use is a waste of cash, plus getting rid of the bike (unless the person is not that bright) will be a bottom ache.
     
  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    This is very sensible advice ^^ Do you not know someone who can lend you a bike (or some extra cash) for a couple of months?
     
  12. Speedking

    Speedking Regular

    Location:
    london
    triban aint all that anyways!
     
  13. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Everyone is different. Say they buy bikes they don't want then take them back to a shop for a
    full refund. Others choose the bikes they want and some really lucky ones get a present.
     
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  14. Speedking

    Speedking Regular

    Location:
    london
    buy a viking there cheap an cheerful until the time you get a proper bike.
     
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