Claud Butler Urban 200 hybrid was £359.99 now £219.99 at e-bikesdirect
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Claud Butler Urban 200 hybrid was £359.99 now £219.99 at e-bikesdirect

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Found 13th May
Seems like a decent deal or can someone put me right.
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I thought this was an electric bike at first. It isn't.
bigbadbren1 h, 22 m ago

you should avoid going into Carphone Warehouse, you will be disappointed.


Or the body shop for that matter
norville55513 h, 29 m ago

You would think e-bikesdirect would only sell electric bike


you should avoid going into Carphone Warehouse, you will be disappointed.
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I thought this was an electric bike at first. It isn't.
terriclarkfan22 m ago

I thought this was an electric bike at first. It isn't.


Ditto!
terriclarkfan26 m ago

I thought this was an electric bike at first. It isn't.


Still need to charge up the light
You would think e-bikesdirect would only sell electric bike
Why is this Hybrid?
mikes12327 m ago

Why is this Hybrid?


It's a hybrid as it is halfway between a road bike and a mountain bike.
I have a Claudia Butler from the days of when they were handbuilt in this country. I would recommend one of those fitted with hybrid tyres rather than this. Will be much cheaper and far smoother.
Not saying this is a bad deal. It's about the right price.
gumtree.com/p/b…596
Edited by: "FunkiestMonkey" 14th May
Not bad bike. On a par with the carreras from Halfords. Would want to know what quality the Shimano parts are though. I would imagine they are the tourney and they are to be avoided like the plague.
What shimano?
keemyb3 h, 8 m ago

It's a hybrid as it is halfway between a road bike and a mountain bike.


There is nothing hybrid about it. It a road bike with normal bars.
Hey, I've just started biking to work with a mountain bike I got years ago. I don't know the quality etc and it is barely used, but the traffic is so awful here, it makes a 17.6 mile round trip commute something worth thinking about. Anyway, I just wanted to see if I could do this trip a few times before fully committing and I have an issue. The chain / gears seem to slip sometimes, especially when trying to go uphill. Any idea on what could be happening? Also, I cannot seem to get rid of a 'clicking sound' from the gears when riding. I just want to do this for about a month with this bike and I'll commit to getting something better, but it's such an annoying problem. (heat added)
americanonpurpose15 m ago

Hey, I've just started biking to work with a mountain bike I got years …Hey, I've just started biking to work with a mountain bike I got years ago. I don't know the quality etc and it is barely used, but the traffic is so awful here, it makes a 17.6 mile round trip commute something worth thinking about. Anyway, I just wanted to see if I could do this trip a few times before fully committing and I have an issue. The chain / gears seem to slip sometimes, especially when trying to go uphill. Any idea on what could be happening? Also, I cannot seem to get rid of a 'clicking sound' from the gears when riding. I just want to do this for about a month with this bike and I'll commit to getting something better, but it's such an annoying problem. (heat added)


Depending on your crankset/chainring and gears; it could be a variety of things. On an older bike that hasnt been looked after, it may just be the chain tension. It could also be a worn chain, rusted links or just the fact that you are cross chaining?

Have a look at some simple remedies here.
mcrobbj2 h, 19 m ago

There is nothing hybrid about it. It a road bike with normal bars.


It isn't a road bike with normal bars, the geometry is too relaxed, the tyres are quite a bit wider and it has V-brakes rather than dual pivot brakes. While the term 'hybrid' is vague this is a very typical hybrid sitting somewhere in between an MTB and road bike.

John
norville55513 h, 29 m ago

You would think e-bikesdirect would only sell electric bike


you should avoid going into Carphone Warehouse, you will be disappointed.
americanonpurpose54 m ago

Hey, I've just started biking to work with a mountain bike I got years …Hey, I've just started biking to work with a mountain bike I got years ago. I don't know the quality etc and it is barely used, but the traffic is so awful here, it makes a 17.6 mile round trip commute something worth thinking about. Anyway, I just wanted to see if I could do this trip a few times before fully committing and I have an issue. The chain / gears seem to slip sometimes, especially when trying to go uphill. Any idea on what could be happening? Also, I cannot seem to get rid of a 'clicking sound' from the gears when riding. I just want to do this for about a month with this bike and I'll commit to getting something better, but it's such an annoying problem. (heat added)


your gears need indexing - a shop will do it for £15
bigbadbren1 h, 22 m ago

you should avoid going into Carphone Warehouse, you will be disappointed.


Or the body shop for that matter
I always wonder people that spend into the 1000s on bikes but I got a second one off gumtree for £50, 5 years ago. Some TLC and she is still running well, I may go 5mph slower but what is it with the fascination of pricey bikes when you can go to gumtree and get a 2nd hand one for pittance. If you are a semi-pro then all good but for a bike to go from A to B and no danger to it being stolen this is £200 too expensive.
indyjukebox2 h, 5 m ago

Depending on your crankset/chainring and gears; it could be a variety of …Depending on your crankset/chainring and gears; it could be a variety of things. On an older bike that hasnt been looked after, it may just be the chain tension. It could also be a worn chain, rusted links or just the fact that you are cross chaining?Have a look at some simple remedies here.


Thank you, much appreciated
John_Surgenor1 h, 27 m ago

your gears need indexing - a shop will do it for £15


Brilliant, thank you
jinkssick10 m ago

I always wonder people that spend into the 1000s on bikes but I got a …I always wonder people that spend into the 1000s on bikes but I got a second one off gumtree for £50, 5 years ago. Some TLC and she is still running well, I may go 5mph slower but what is it with the fascination of pricey bikes when you can go to gumtree and get a 2nd hand one for pittance. If you are a semi-pro then all good but for a bike to go from A to B and no danger to it being stolen this is £200 too expensive.


Just lol

5mph is vast when you're racing, oh wait you just want to pootle around? Most people I know with expensive bikes also have a pub bike worth pittance.
jinkssick43 m ago

I always wonder people that spend into the 1000s on bikes but I got a …I always wonder people that spend into the 1000s on bikes but I got a second one off gumtree for £50, 5 years ago. Some TLC and she is still running well, I may go 5mph slower but what is it with the fascination of pricey bikes when you can go to gumtree and get a 2nd hand one for pittance. If you are a semi-pro then all good but for a bike to go from A to B and no danger to it being stolen this is £200 too expensive.



I do it because I can afford to spend that and it is a hobby/sport that I am keen on. I don't do drugs, don't smoke, hardly ever drink and don't go on hundreds of exotic holidays. My money gets spent on nice bikes. My C60 is stored in a secure garage. Gets taken out regularly on weekends and returns home to be stored securely again. No risk of theft unless someone breaks into my house and then the C60 would be the least of their interest. If I am commuting, I use my Brompton H6L which goes under my desk at work or behind the counter at a restaurant if I am at a work related event.

Best bit is that I can sell them both easily and recoup a large proportion of my outlay at any time. Both are amazing to use compared to what you could get off gumtree. It is not just speed. It is comfort, posture, fit and the difference between struggling on a bike vs enjoying the ride. Try a mid priced bike (with an open mindset) and you will be surprised by the comfort and handling gains.
random_dude1 h, 47 m ago

Or the body shop for that matter


Or the massage parlour I went too
Is this faaast
random_dude7 h, 49 m ago

Or the body shop for that matter


Currys will be totally confusing!
The Carrera hybrid that Halfords are selling at the same price as this is certainly no worse, and probably a shade better.
Edited by: "Fatal.Swan" 14th May
JGav17 h, 52 m ago

Just lol5mph is vast when you're racing, oh wait you just want to pootle …Just lol5mph is vast when you're racing, oh wait you just want to pootle around? Most people I know with expensive bikes also have a pub bike worth pittance.


You race as in Lance Armstrong-esque?! Good luck with that.
indyjukebox17 h, 22 m ago

I do it because I can afford to spend that and it is a hobby/sport that I …I do it because I can afford to spend that and it is a hobby/sport that I am keen on. I don't do drugs, don't smoke, hardly ever drink and don't go on hundreds of exotic holidays. My money gets spent on nice bikes. My C60 is stored in a secure garage. Gets taken out regularly on weekends and returns home to be stored securely again. No risk of theft unless someone breaks into my house and then the C60 would be the least of their interest. If I am commuting, I use my Brompton H6L which goes under my desk at work or behind the counter at a restaurant if I am at a work related event.Best bit is that I can sell them both easily and recoup a large proportion of my outlay at any time. Both are amazing to use compared to what you could get off gumtree. It is not just speed. It is comfort, posture, fit and the difference between struggling on a bike vs enjoying the ride. Try a mid priced bike (with an open mindset) and you will be surprised by the comfort and handling gains.


Okay, get your point. Funnily enough I see as a hobby too, exercise and an A to B mechanism but appreciate some take that hobby further. All the best.
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