Raleigh varsity menswomens hybrid single speed bike £100 @ halfords website
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Raleigh varsity menswomens hybrid single speed bike £100 @ halfords website

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Found 15th Jun 2016
The Varsity is an affordable single speed trekking bike, fully equipped with a full mudguard set and rear carrier.

£139 upwards from other retailer's , tesco etc. And £200 at a lot of other retailer's

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Single speed for trekking? So going up a steep incline it is in the same gear as going down a steep slope? Fine for ex-rugby players i guess.

Crikey, even bikes of this size from 50 years ago had 3 speed gears (sturmley archer). This will be hard work

Gears are for mountains and wimps - standard rule of thumb, crank it to hardest gear, go!

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rugman

Crikey, even bikes of this size from 50 years ago had 3 speed gears … Crikey, even bikes of this size from 50 years ago had 3 speed gears (sturmley archer). This will be hard work



​But should be simpler to maintain like fixie bikes.

Single speed !!!

This is a deal specifically for all the "normal" folk in Norfolk only......

POWYSWALES

​But should be simpler to maintain like fixie bikes.


Simpler to maintain than Sturmey Archer? Maybe very very slightly. My mate has a SA hub that I'm sure is about 75 years old. It's never been opened, still works absolutely fine.
I think I'd put up with the little adjusting rod being needed to be unscrewed when taking off the rear wheel and have some gears thanks.

Maybe a good bike for a flat commute?

Years ago we used to have a single speed Raleigh ladies bike. It was probably from the very early '70s - I think it originally belonged to my mother. That bike was brilliant as a runabout and seemed to thrive on a diet of abuse and minimal maintenance. Yes the single speed made steep hills a little hard and limited how fast you could go but it just seemed the perfect ratio for pottering about all day, running to the shops, weaving home from the pub etc. Everyone who used it said how nice it was to ride. Sadly it got lost - I think it got left at the local railway station when we moved - it might even still be there So don't underestimate how practical and reliable a single speed bike can be - so long as your regular route isn't all steep hills. This is a great price for a no frills runabout, but sadly I doubt that this bike is anywhere near the build quality of the British made Raleighs of old.

VDisillusioned

This is a great price for a no frills runabout, but sadly I doubt that … This is a great price for a no frills runabout, but sadly I doubt that this bike is anywhere near the build quality of the British made Raleighs of old.


And there is probably your biggest problem.

Still cheap enough to leave locked up somewhere and not be too massively bothered if it is nicked.

And if it does fall apart in a couple of years, it's still cheap commuting.

Hot, it is adequate for going to the shops in a flat area. I seemed to manage just fine with a single speed BMX as a kid. Though I wish they would put a better headset on cheap bikes, those old school ones are ugly and often need tightening. If it added £10 to the price then so what.

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Hmm, a single speed production bike from Raleigh? That's a strange one. have they been doing them for a while anyone know? And does the general quality gone downhill with their low-end bikes? Sorry for the hijack.


otterboxer

Hmm, a single speed production bike from Raleigh? That's a strange one. … Hmm, a single speed production bike from Raleigh? That's a strange one. have they been doing them for a while anyone know? And does the general quality gone downhill with their low-end bikes? Sorry for the hijack.



I commuted to school for 11 years on single speed Raleighs, and I still use a single speed bike in flat south Manchester for short trips of up to about 5 miles..

This bike is now unavailable on the Halfords site.

Tomb

Single speed !!!This is a deal specifically for all the "normal" folk in … Single speed !!!This is a deal specifically for all the "normal" folk in Norfolk only......



Lol. If only Norfolk was as flat as people like to think!

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/442/20221222358_9168d63ac2_m.jpgRaleigh Equipe by steven.kemp, on Flickr

I built my own single speed raleigh. I spent a bit more money on it after this picture was taken (bar tape, toes straps, pedals), but it cost not much more than £100 all in, but looks a bit cooler than this deal IMHO.

...and i do live in Norfolk.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 18th Jun 2016

Expired now. Cheapest one is £180. Men's link item is OOS.

I can't see it on the website through the link above, cheapest comes up at £180
Edited by: "Muffinsrevenge" 18th Jun 2016

OOS

Apostrophe

We have one of these. I was really impressed by the quality for the price. Paid around £100 for it back in Feb.
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