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help with bycycle for work please

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I have a crappy steel bike and there are that many things that need repairing brakes,wheels etc i just want to get a new one, i would like to stretch to £300 ish but dont want to spend too much really… Read More
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
I have a crappy steel bike and there are that many things that need repairing brakes,wheels etc i just want to get a new one, i would like to stretch to £300 ish but dont want to spend too much really incase it gets nicked while im in work.So £200 ish would be great.Its only a 20 min ride but even so it would be nice to have a bike where i dont have to pedal 50 times to move a couple of yards lol, anyway any help would be appreciated,thanks
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
try tesco or amazon-they had some before Christmas-or check your local freecycle incase someone is giving one away (no pun intended!)?
#2
"so it would be nice to have a bike where i dont have to pedal 50 times to move a couple of yards lol,"

Change gear then dude :thumbsup:
#3
lol they dont work keep slipping
#6
get one with a sturmey archer three speed hub then :thumbsup:
#7
this might be worth a try.government cycle to work scheme.[url]www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/cycling/cycletoworkschemeimplementat5732[/url]
#8
pughy2000
lol they dont work keep slipping


Sounds like the Derailleurs are out of line an easy fix. :thumbsup:
#9
thanks for the links i just wondered if would get a bit more of a better ride on say something like this

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/mongoose/rockadile-al-2009-mountain-bike-ec017388
#10
See if your work subscribes to the Cyclescheme initiative. This allows you to offset some of your salary before tax against buying a bike to use to ride to work. In effect the government pays for some of your bike for you. Not all employers do it but worth checking.

More info about how it works and how much you might save at:

http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/employee,calculator.htm?PHPSESSID=940f6eca52b09629b1d7ac9d1d5104a4

HTH,

Mark
#12
thanks mate i dont think they do but i will double check with them
#13
What about a second hand one ? loads of them about . Where I live there's a Sunday market/boot Fair and a chap who sells bikes in very good condition for about £25. My other half bought a mountain bike [ladies] with gel seat for £25 . No suspension or anything fancy ...............it did have brakes and gears !..............but was in excellent condition . Worth looking around the fairs .
#14
thanks for all the comments, been reading about hybrid bikes and they seem quite good for what i am after can anybody recommend a good brand so i can maybe get a second hand one of ebay
#15
esq3585
Sounds like the Derailleurs are out of line an easy fix. :thumbsup:


er. could be a whole load of reasons, worn cable, bent derailleur, worn chain, worn cassette/freewheel, a mixture of all of them. can add up to an expensive repair.

pughy2000
thanks for all the comments, been reading about hybrid bikes and they seem quite good for what i am after can anybody recommend a good brand so i can maybe get a second hand one of ebay


carerra subways are great bikes for commuting. if you want to avoid derailleur gears then look for a subway 8, it comes with hub gears. very low maintenance and they dont look flash therfore hopefully not a thief magnet.
#16
Mildlytight
See if your work subscribes to the Cyclescheme initiative. This allows you to offset some of your salary before tax against buying a bike to use to ride to work. In effect the government pays for some of your bike for you. Not all employers do it but worth checking.

More info about how it works and how much you might save at:

http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/employee,calculator.htm?PHPSESSID=940f6eca52b09629b1d7ac9d1d5104a4

HTH,

Mark


thats the road (pardon the pun), I would go down!! .. excellent scheme
#17
http://www.ashcycles.com/power/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88_102_105_9&products_id=508
Good bike for the price also has disc brakes front and rear but you may want to change the tyres for regular road use.

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