"Fits 6mm to 15mm diameter tubing" Damn I'm about 18mm :(
is it the same as this but in a different package https://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do?method=view&n=3336&p=1023608&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Lubricants & Cleaning&gclid=CjwKCAiAlL_UBRBoEiwAXKgW56DH_0Tqtz17Godj4zjGRPhN_iKsKHz6mk5j9L7dTEGnScHeIgDNTxoC2gQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Does it come in a package of which they have no knowledge of the contents?
cheaper : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Lock-10mm-X-1000mm-Bike-Bicycle-Steel-Chain-Security-Key-Lock-LKM8394REF/132225771493?hash=item1ec94527e5:g:iCsAAOSwpONZQk3u
Might be ok in Edinburgh, practically useless in Glasgow (lol) jk heat added.
Heat added! Been looking for a decent bike lock at a decent price for a while! Thanks Paulis 8)
Poundland do one for £1 its very good but too aggressive cleaning so you wouldn't want to leave it on the bike too long. Clean and dry immediately or pour out some to reuse later and dilute it. If your bike is very premium then perhaps safer to buy a different brand like this one. You'll see some videos on youtube just how aggressive the poundland one is but they miss the point by leaving bike components actually in the solution for sometime. Many household cleaners are aggressive but used as intended are fine. If I was buying a more expensive version I'd probably go with Fenwicks concentrate probably the next best value.
Minimum spend £20 for free delivery - unless you're able to collect in store (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds, Newcastle).
Comes up as plus £3 drlivery
Link doesn't work and can't find this on site. Is the RRP also a bit ridic?
You may as well get the cheaper sport version, as it has the same (non carbon) sole.
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This really should be advertised as a young child's helmet. Too small for my wife and my 11 year old daughter. Had to return.
single review says too narrow for her or husband
Great find! Thanks!
have you had a look at cleaning stuff like Fenwicks, lube & inner tubes? Find i will usually need more of those at some point
great ordered. thank you
How does it compare to this? Seems a lot cheaper but... https://www.evanscycles.com/cube-hyde-pro-2017-hybrid-bike-EV287864
Quite impressed with the manuals, both the standard english and australian english versions have a lot of good info which any bike owner could benefit from. http://www.derby-cycle.com/en/downloads/kalkhoff/user-manuals-kalkhoff/general.html I voted hot because I think the entry level bike is good value and definitely a good deal for the spec. Actually a dutch owned brand now.
I'm after something with hub gears and discs myself, but some interesting bikes here.
It may have passed through Germany but I suspect it spent most of its time in China. Not a criticism just I think the text on edinburgh cycles site is very misleading and implies German made. It's all pretty standard parts of which almost all come from China. Don't know where the frame comes from at best it is Taiwan but likely China or even somewhere cheaper and the Schwalbe tyres are normally made in indonesia I believe. If it comes in a box and you have to put the front wheel on yourself you might as well claim its british made going by this definition of being german. Edinburgh cycles used to configure their own bikes and buy direct from the factories, the courier model that used to be very popular, shame if they are moving away from that. They could have configured a bike with a superior nexus 8 hub and possibly drum brakes like the old Carrera Subway 8 and come in at under £500. The entry level model at £500 definitely seems the best value because of the hub but not convinced the dearer models are worth the price. None of them do much for your visibility on the road to other vehicles. Also they seem badly thought out, the basic model has all weather hub gears but V brakes which are not all weather. The bike with disc brakes (all weather) has derailleur gears (not all weather). The best use of hub gears is with drum or disc brakes.
Oops I think I somehow glossed over the Endeavour 8 whilst i was reading through them. Yeah that's sweet too, so much choice from that brand. Unlike the cookie cutter boring same things specialized have been churning out for years. The Ghost on Amazon is certainly interesting and good looking too, do I get a bike delivered from Amazon =/? And i'm trying to work out whether I want a dynamo hub or not now days, it seems a cool addition, and practical, but rechargeable LED lights are so cheap and good enough to make it an unnecessary expense...?
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much more "real world" than some of the bike you see on here. this is a superb, practical bike that will last donkeys years! superb deal!
Good bike. Should be a smooth and reliable ride with decent equipment level too. voted hot.
That is a brilliant commuter/tourer. I prefer a double crankset, and I love discs - otherwise I would be scheming. That's a bike for life.
I agree that is strange, i guess it saved construction costs? It shouldn't take too much to add one, connected to the front though. Everything is already there?
Schemes like that are good, but often you have to pay RRP of the bike. Can be better (particularly if you pay tax at 20%) to get an end of season bike (retailers always have sales at end of summer beginning or autumn before new season models are announced) which could see you save up to 50% on RRP.
Or have a bike and get fit. Minimal maintenance and running costs (unlike a car) no road tax and little (if any) insurance. Plus not polluting the planet. Plus you don't have to have a lot of space to keep it.
Manual chain tensioning: very good point.
This seems to be a serious single speed rather than a fashion item. I like my SS but only for a commute route and on quiet ( pre 7am ) route to work. Pulling out to into traffic or onto a roundabout o ( on a hill) is a pain and not worth the alleged saving it n weight and maintenance. I have had so many back wheel punctures requiring wheel removal and then realignment to get the correct chain tension. Only advantage of a single gear is you will get fitter .
Triban 500 is £250. Lighter and with gears !
Please show us some examples then?
I love my Revolution CycloCross, as stated already heavy but also solid and understated.
I agree with this, but some people like the cross versions - each to their own. I have a Courier Pursuit (2013 model) and it's been a great bike. Had a lot of bike for the money and I have had no issues with it. Not the lightest of hybrids, but fine for commuting and weekend cycles, also very good on canal paths. Would recommend Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative highly as well, very helpful in store if you have any issues or need advice.
I'll echo that thought. 250 quid is just too much for a sigle speed bike.
No........... looks like all gone, fianlly got employer to sign up to cycle to work scheme as welll. Anybody had any luck with stock,,,,,, ? thanks
Got mine, the bike is lovely, bits of the frame feel like carbon. Also wonderful service by Edinburgh Cycle, will defo use them in the future again.
I would say this Marin is better than the three you have listed, and cheaper. The Ridgeback has front suspension, probably unnecessary and adds quite a lot of extra weight. You get a nice smooth ride though. Other problem with suspension is that it does tend to seize up if used in bad weather after a few years in my experience. The Pinnacle is light, but only 7 speed and gearing is lowish spec, 7 speed will be fine though but I think it is expensive for what it is As for the Saracen, it's pretty much the same but slightly lower spec and more expensive. If you are using it as a daily commuter in all weathers, any bike will need some maintenance, ensuring the chain is cleaned regularly and checked for wear is very important, ensure the chain is changed as soon as it is 0.75% worn, there are chain check gauges you can get for £2-3 on ebay. If the chain stretches too much it will wear out the sprockets and chainrings leading to a more expensive fix, I have neglected this countless times as you forget how quickly it wears out when used daily in all weathers and generally neglect it! You won't realise either that the chain has had it until it starts to skip on the gears, by which time it is far too late and you'll need to replace the cassette and possibly the chaining too (cassettes are £10+ but chainrings are at least £25 plus you'll need tools and the know how to do it, eg crank puller, socket set or large allen key.) It's advisable to keep the wheel rims clean too as riding in town youll get a lot of brake wear, so the ability to change the pads will be useful, it's quite easy to do though without special tools (generally just an allen key and some pliers and a spanner)
Voted hot but added much misery to my current state of indecision was considering the following three bikes before I came across this offer http://www.biketrax.co.uk/m1b0s18p3130/SARACEN-Urban-ESC-2016 http://www.biketrax.co.uk/m1b0s18p2737/RIDGEBACK-x2-2014 https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-lithium-2-2016-hybrid-bike-EV244088 additional info : 25 miles per week Edinburgh commute + At least 1 weekly 5-10 mile leisure rides occasionally off-road but never off-track if that makes sense. Mid-paced rider valuing comfort and low-maintenance slightly over top performance. Will use C2W scheme. Any advice much appreciated
Mine arrived today! I ordered some extras to get the deal... specialized helmet etc. Bike looks awesome and Edinburgh Bike Co customer service was great. Not had chance to give it a good go yet but will try it out properly tomorrow. Thanks OP!
wow didn't know it had closed.
Our local shop closed down ( sheffield )
works online too with code AMNESTY16 at edinburgh bikes. EDIT: just ordered a propero from them using code no issues. pretty sure i won't even have to give them an old helmet either.
This is correct, it is in participating stores and stock is limited to what they have available in store. You can take in any old helmet, don't think they'll accept your friends though;)
Can I trade my mate in?...... He's a helmet.
helmet arrived today and is excellent. ☺
I hope not as I've ordered 1
They have a habit of saying an item is in stock then emailing severals days later to tell you its no longer in stock.
Well I haven't tried the charge, and I rode this saddle only for like 5 minutes yesterday, but it was pretty comfortable - it's very firm as you would expect from a road cycling saddle in the higher range; it does look well build too.
Personally the spoon is ok for me up to 20 miles then the next 80 are pure hell. Even after 10 years back into cycling my nerve endings are not dead enough to use it as an endurance perch.
will this be better than the charge?
I just got mine, and it is not the same as the saddle in the picture on their website. It is like the one they are selling here on ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Selle-Royal-Seta-S1-OE-Saddle-/310956329187
I have a boardmans bike and I changed the saddle as personally I didn't get on with it but I'm a woman so it's different. Then again my male friend has the same saddle and he gets on fine with it doing about 20 miles a day. So it's just down to personal preference.
still too expensive a shop. even at 50% off
Up to 25% from pedalon. http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/podium_points.php#
It's really not. I race CX, and sometimes swap out wheels. I'll admit when I was using cable actuated there were sometimes pad alignment issues, but with hydros that issue is gone. Also, maxles remove any possible remaining alignment issues as well.
Well I don't think there are many roads on mountains where I live so I'm good :)
For road, it strongly depends on the riding. When descending on mountains, disc brakes allow harder braking and more modulation so you can change the pressure of your braking. So it is a great advantage, especially in wet conditions with carbon rims when descending from 45mph is, well, rather.... SCARY! So yes, disc brakes are good. However, they are not very aerodynamic though i doubt it will affect you much. They also put more stress on one side of the bike wheel which takes getting used to. They also mean that it is far harder to replace a wheel quickly in a race condition.
I have the 2013 model and it's perfect for all seasons. Rode it a total of 2500 miles last year and am on course to riding about 2000 miles this time round.
This is an awesome price for the latest defy. Could be an all seasons bike no problem and the 5800 is really good.
Good bike with the maintence free drivetrain and disc brakes for better perfomance allround especially in wet weather, no more rim wear,when you get a puncture your no longer covered in rim wear dirt when you finish the repair.
Nice looking bike, would love to test ride it though I think the disc brake is an unnecesscary extra cost. I'd probably bite if there was a version with the 8 speed and without the disc brake.
The belt doesn't rust, hence no need to keep your chain clean and lubricated, or buy a new chain every x months, seems a big premium for oiling your chain once in a while
I'm intrigued, how is this bike low maintenance etc?
The original price was always steep. This is a great price considering the specification for a hassle free, nearly maintenance free bike.