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Value Road bike

mark1989 28 Nov 18:36  

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As my commute is mainly on tracks and through fields my 6 year old Cluad Bulter should manage as a winter bike for a while but it is nowhere near what I need for going around the rolling country roads of Northamptonshire, and I'm planning and lands end to John O'groats next summer, but my budget can really only stretch to not much more than £500.

I know this isn't a lot at all but is thier any road (or maybe touring) bikes worth buying for that little?

Cheers

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mark1989 28 Nov 18:41  

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Could the free ads in cycling weekly be worth a punt?

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krazykayaker 29 Nov 13:28  

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You could get a decent used bike for that budget easily

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mattk 02 Dec 16:34  

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For the £500 mark you'll be able to get yourself a mediokre new single speed bike (Charge make some pretty good value single speed bikes) or like Krazykayaker said... a pretty good second hand one. I know what I'd go for!

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dudley 07 Dec 14:56  

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i bought a second hand bike from someone on Ebay that i subsequently met when i picked it up.

old-ish, but good frame, and fantastic components. Not latest generation by any stretch, but in a fanastic state of repair. His living room (or should i say workshop) were testament to that.

so £250 got me a machine hat would have cost me at least £850 to replace new.


if you are not in a hurry, there is gold out there in the second hand market

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mark1989 07 Dec 17:52  

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Yeah I'm not in a rush will just keep an eye open in cyclying weekly and ebay.

Lets hope people get a nice shiney bike for Christmas and sell thier old ones in Jan.

Mark1989

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