Author Topic: £1k Bike To Work.  (Read 1494 times)

£1k Bike To Work.
« on: January 31, 2010, 08:43:00 pm »
Suppose you already had a Trek 4400, your clarty old bike, you've done 10k on it, it's a workhorse old hard-tail, great commuter. Suppose you also had a Dawes galaxy.
The next bike would be an entry road bike, yes?

andygates

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Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:01:47 pm »
Aye, that covers the "fast" in "rough fast and long" and leaves only the "indulgent and weird" boxes unticked. :thumbsup:
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Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 10:38:58 pm »
Aye, that covers the "fast" in "rough fast and long" and leaves only the "indulgent and weird" boxes unticked. :thumbsup:

Andy, you said you would never discuss those nights we spent together.
Trust me, if you ever, ever tell YACF about the "indulgent and wierd" I will sue you. Specially the Fry's Turkish Delight - that was our secret.

Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 06:22:36 am »
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The next bike would be an entry road bike, yes?

I would be looking for something with mudguards, perhaps an audax type bike

tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 07:01:10 am »
He already has the galaxy. I'm not sure he's actually intending to ride this one to work very much.

MercuryKev

  • Maxin' n Audaxin'
Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 08:04:13 am »
I faced a similar dilemma and opted for a Brompton.  I didn't have an explicit need for a folder, but since I got it, it is amazing how useful it has been.  For example I need to take my car to the garage today, so the Brompton will get chucked in the boot and I can ride home.

Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 08:13:20 am »
The need for speed... You need a racer.
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Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 09:45:17 am »
A folding race bike?

Something like this:

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urban_biker

  • " . . .we all ended up here and like lads in the back of a Nova we sort of egged each other on...."
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Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 11:04:53 am »
I went for something fixed. A nice Condor Tempo. Pretty fast and you don't have to worry about all those annoying gear changes. I've hardly ridden my Galaxy since.
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Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 12:23:46 pm »
It has to be from Halfords but they can source pretty much sanything- I got my Dawes thru them no problems. I was looking at entry level Bianchis...

Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 01:20:15 pm »
That's weird, went in halfords yesterday and they said they can't get Bianchis. But someone at work says that's nonsense, they can. They used to source from Wiggle but that deal collapsed when halfords asked for a 10% Finder's Fee.

I think it depends who you speak to.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 01:31:17 pm »
There may be an element of manager's discretion at branch level together with company policy.If so it depends wether or not the manager c.b.a..Try more than one branch of Halfords

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 02:07:43 pm »
Yes, I believe that my local branch (Putney) can supply Condor's.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 07:22:25 pm »
I don't see a cargobike in your stable.

Something like a 18-speed yuba with some go-getter bags and a frame mounted front rack. Add some decent lights and there's your voucher.


clifftaylor

  • Max - "make mine a Beophar Hairball Paste please"
Re: £1k Bike To Work.
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2010, 07:33:03 pm »
If you have to buy it from H******s, and it could be a racing stylee bike, the how's about a Boardman?? No bad reviews that I'm aware of, and well specced for the price(s).