ORTLER Lindau touring bike £209.99 + £19.90 postage @ Amazon
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ORTLER Lindau touring bike £209.99 + £19.90 postage @ Amazon

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Found 12th Jan 2012
Have also seen this for £179 @ bikester + £10 off when signed up to newsletter but can't post that here as it is a German based company.

I'm looking for a cheap commuter bike which will be good on canal towpaths... this has some very good reviews on Amazon and Bikester... what do you guys think?
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Looks like a good deal.

The following bike has great handling and allows for an easy ride to work, would recommend to anyone.

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lol, thanks for that. does anyone else have any opinions as to whether this is worth my while getting?
Depends how else you might want to use it. Shimano Tourney is entry level stuff. Front rings are 28/38/48 but the rear cassette size is not listed so I don't know what kind of terrain it is suitable for. Probably ok in hilly areas. If you are wanting to carry panniers then it will obviously do the job. Do you need a triple front chainring? It does seem like quite a lot of bike for the money and should be eminently suitable for canal towpaths. Please note that it is a compact frameset so you will need to be careful which size you order.
Or, you could consider this for less if it is the right size for you.
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Stillahibby

Depends how else you might want to use it. Shimano Tourney is entry level … Depends how else you might want to use it. Shimano Tourney is entry level stuff. Front rings are 28/38/48 but the rear cassette size is not listed so I don't know what kind of terrain it is suitable for. Probably ok in hilly areas. If you are wanting to carry panniers then it will obviously do the job. Do you need a triple front chainring? It does seem like quite a lot of bike for the money and should be eminently suitable for canal towpaths. Please note that it is a compact frameset so you will need to be careful which size you order.



Thanks, I live in Sheffield which is very hilly so I'll want something with quite a wide gear range. I'm guessing that this, with 21 gears, will be OK for getting up fairly steep hills. I'm not sure what a "compact frameset" is really. There is a frame size calculator on the bikester site which said I should go for the 59cm frame - I'm just over 6ft tall, does that sound right to you?
As you are in Sheffield, pop into Decathlon and take a look at their bikes, they get good reviews and the prices are good too.
Outrunner

As you are in Sheffield, pop into Decathlon and take a look at their … As you are in Sheffield, pop into Decathlon and take a look at their bikes, they get good reviews and the prices are good too.



Thanks but I'm really not keen on what Decathlon has to offer.
spivarlo

Thanks, I live in Sheffield which is very hilly so I'll want something … Thanks, I live in Sheffield which is very hilly so I'll want something with quite a wide gear range. I'm guessing that this, with 21 gears, will be OK for getting up fairly steep hills. I'm not sure what a "compact frameset" is really. There is a frame size calculator on the bikester site which said I should go for the 59cm frame - I'm just over 6ft tall, does that sound right to you?


It depends on your inside leg measurement from crotch to ground. I am a shade under 6' but have long back/short legs(30.75" inside leg for trousers) so a 54cm is perfect for me. If yours is proportionately greater then a 59 sounds fine. 21 gears sounds a lot but most triples have 24/27 or even 30 these days. A compact frameset means that the top tube (between bars and seatpost) slopes down instead of going parallel to the ground. It makes for a more comfortable ride, especially if you have to stop quickly!!!
Stillahibby

It depends on your inside leg measurement from crotch to ground. I am a … It depends on your inside leg measurement from crotch to ground. I am a shade under 6' but have long back/short legs(30.75" inside leg for trousers) so a 54cm is perfect for me. If yours is proportionately greater then a 59 sounds fine. 21 gears sounds a lot but most triples have 24/27 or even 30 these days. A compact frameset means that the top tube (between bars and seatpost) slopes down instead of going parallel to the ground. It makes for a more comfortable ride, especially if you have to stop quickly!!!



Haha, thanks. My mountain bike has 24 or 27 gears (can't remember off the top of my head) and I do tend to use all of them but that's going up the peak district... I think 21 should suffice for what I've got in mind for this bike. So after much deliberation I've decided to go for it and have ordered the 59cm frame. It was really the customer reviews that sold it to me so let's hope it's as good as they say.
I ordered this bike for £179 directly from bikester.co.uk. Delivery took 3 days, from Germany by UPS. Bicycle is suburb! Top quality for the price. From their website ortler-rad.at it looks this model is for a populace - usually their are selling posh bicycle starting from 600 euro!
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