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Budget racing bike

ade 17 Apr 21:25  

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Can any body recommend a cheap racer,this will be my 3rd bike.
So i've got brain wash my other half,she will freek if i spend too much cash.
I seen a few buget cycles on the tesco direct site,may i could pool all the family club cards.

My Latest Route: May 2008 Yosimite Park To Oakhurst California
fredsmith 18 Apr 12:56  

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Hi Ade.
Ebay is possibly the best place for a budget racer these days.


ade 18 Apr 20:47  

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Thanks
I just want some thing strong as i am 16 stone,do wheels still buckle ?.
I considering building from parts,that are form sale on ebay.

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happy 18 Apr 21:34  

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Hi Ade,

Wheels definitely do buckle, but if they are built correctly it should be able to withstand a fair amount of weight.

what sort of cycles do you do, how many miles and what locations do you enjoy cycling?

Happy

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ade 19 Apr 21:16  

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Hi Happy

I like to do a little road work,i mainly ride cycle paths and trails.
It's mainly a weekend thing,some times i'll cycle to a bed and breakfasts.
The most mileage i'll done in a weekend is 150 miles,some trails are easy others killers.
I wonder if you notice the difference in speed going from mountain bike to racer,ie it like having a turbo fitted.
I'm sure my mountain bikes faster than the racer i had as a kid,it just shows you how technology improved bikes.



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robstewart4 28 Apr 23:38  

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Ade,

I don't think the weight would come too much into it as I'm around the same & have had no problems with either of my racers (relatively inexpensive Giant OCR3 & SCR2)

In terms of speed & ride difference, I definately notice an average speed difference of around 3.5mph on comparable surfaces in favour of the raoad/racer. I've always been an advocate of mountain bikes, so this was a great bonus to me.

Fredsmith was spot on, there are normally plenty of racres on Ebay with a good mix of new & used.

Hope this helps

Rob

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ade 30 Apr 21:39  

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Still looking at ebay for a racer,nothings tuck my fancy yet.
Still don't know which to go for steel frame,or ally?.

My Latest Route: May 2008 Yosimite Park To Oakhurst California

chopper666 12 Aug 19:12  

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i have just been trying to find a cheap racer on ebay and was surprised by how competitive and fierce the bidding was. on one bike i got out bid 14 seconds before the end

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