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which bike?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by buggi, 5 Oct 2007.

  1. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    My brother wants a like-a-road bike, one he can take down the canal path to get to work on. he wants road bike style but obviously it needs to be a little bit sturdier. wants to spend about £400-£600. Any ideas?
     
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    Road bike style? Drop bars? or just not MTB frame style?

    Loads of options at http://www.evanscycles.com/dept.jsp?dept_id=1032 but some may beed a slightly heavier tyre fitting.

    I run a Scott sub-20 and love it for NCN reclaimed railway tracks etc.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Any Hybrid, Tourer or Cross type bike should fit the bill.
     
  4. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Dawes Horizon or the Edinburgh Cycle Co-op equivalent for £400ish.

    Spa cycles of Harrogate might even do a Dawes Galaxy for about £600. The Galaxy is a better quality version of the Horizon.
     
  5. Always looking at the type of brakes these bikes are fitted with as well as the clearance on the fixed wheel.I may be looking at a langster myself as I think it had 700*28 clearance.My Caad 3 although a very good bike had very poor wheel clearance.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i forgot i asked about this LOL

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  7. Thats okay you like like a very nice mouse.
     
  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Forget about the brand.

    He needs to walk into his local bike shop, and do a staring competition with the owner.

    If the owner first breaks eye contact then he might be:

    1) Dishonest
    2) Scared

    If the eye contacter breaks contact first then he might look

    1) Humble
    2) A fool

    Anyway, I can't scroll up with this old bloody laptop to see what the question was
     
  9. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    or even a baby ratty?
     
  10. That as well.:biggrin:
     
  11. Kona Dew; £350ish. With mudgourds and rack; £400ish. With aloonyman bar and saddle upgrade; £450ish.

    We use them in our fleet and jolly nice they are too.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    sounds good
     
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Never buy a decent first bike because you will have no reason to buy another and something inside you will die
     
  14. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Not true at all!

    Haven't you ever heard of the universal law of cycling which states that where n= the number of bikes you currently own, n+1 is the ideal number of bikes.
     
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Yes true. All things that live must die. Persons, dreams.

    The universe is an elastic band waiting to snap back, stinging its fingers