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Bike Advice?

Post by Scott is Back on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 9:09 am

Morning Guys,
Im looking for a little advice, after filling up my car at the cost of £104.93 this morning, i feel the time has come to bite the bullet and cycle to work. Im not in the best of shape, but not the worst. I work about 5 Miles away from home, and its a relativly flat journey. As you will have a lot more knowledge about bikes, would you be kind enough to point me in the right direction of a decent cheap bike, and what kind of bike would you recommend ie. Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid etc?

Appreciate the help

Scott

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Post by Beer on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 10:08 am

Scott is Back wrote:Morning Guys,
Im looking for a little advice, after filling up my car at the cost of £104.93 this morning, i feel the time has come to bite the bullet and cycle to work. Im not in the best of shape, but not the worst. I work about 5 Miles away from home, and its a relativly flat journey. As you will have a lot more knowledge about bikes, would you be kind enough to point me in the right direction of a decent cheap bike, and what kind of bike would you recommend ie. Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid etc?

Appreciate the help

Scott

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Post by Scott is Back on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 10:19 am

Clarke James wrote:
Scott is Back wrote:Morning Guys,
Im looking for a little advice, after filling up my car at the cost of £104.93 this morning, i feel the time has come to bite the bullet and cycle to work. Im not in the best of shape, but not the worst. I work about 5 Miles away from home, and its a relativly flat journey. As you will have a lot more knowledge about bikes, would you be kind enough to point me in the right direction of a decent cheap bike, and what kind of bike would you recommend ie. Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid etc?

Appreciate the help

Scott

BMX!!!

As ever Rich - Thanks for the sound advice randy

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Post by Beer on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 10:34 am

What about a Penny Farthing? randy

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Post by dummy_half on Thu 14 Jul 2011, 11:00 am

Scott

Assuming that your ride is going to be on roads, and that this commute will be your only significant riding, I think you'd probably do best with a hybrid, particularly one closer to the road-bike end of the spectrum. A full-on road bike is a bit delicate for commuting and a (low to mid range) mountain bike will be much heavier and slower so would probably do as much to put you off riding.

My colleague does a 15 mile each way commute on a Specialized hybrid (Sirrus Sport iirc) and his only complaint in 2 years was then someone knocked him off at a roundabout, destroying his original bike. Other than that, this seems to be a good option for commuting (I used to do a similar commute on a road bike, and punctures were a bane of my life because of the quality of the road surfaces here).

Of course the big question is what you mean by 'cheap', also whether you would consider a 2nd hand bike and whether you have the 'cycle to work' scheme available (saves you a good bit on VAT and finance costs).

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Post by Scott is Back on Thu 14 Jul 2011, 11:39 am

Dummy,
Thanks for taking the time to reply, i have been thinking along the lines of a Hybrid, and have browsed this Sirrus one. Looks good, and is in the price range i would be happy with. Unfortunatly we dont have a "Cycle to Work" scheme, and would not mind a 2nd hand bike (though not having much joy finding one!) My journey is all road, and is pretty flat so i think this could be the best option. Thanks alot.

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