TRAX TR1, 19" Frame, 26" wheel, 18 speed bike just £79.99 delivered at Halfords ebay
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TRAX TR1, 19" Frame, 26" wheel, 18 speed bike just £79.99 delivered at Halfords ebay

£79.99
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Found 30th Dec 2015
Yes, it'll be heavy (though 15kg isn't ridiculous) and it won't be much good in the Tour de France but if you're after a simple, cheap bike and can do some basic assembly and setup this will be much better than your average supermarked BSO with pointless suspension, etc. You also have Halfords to complain to if necessary with a better chance of being understood and helped.

Personally I'd spend a little bit more on a simple bike but if this is all your budget will stretch to it's about as good as it gets.

Assembly costs extra so you'll need to do some basic stuff yourself (there's a helpful video on the link though it does seem to be a bit over the top for a very basic bike).

Free delivery.

Happy New Year!

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V-Brakes and no suspension, for anyone who wants to buy a cheap bike - this is exactly what you should be looking at.

Original Poster

Should have added: 19" frame is a good compromise for most of the population - only excludes the very shortest and tallest. Probably ideal from about 5'7" to 6'0" but could stretch a bit either side depending on leg length. My bike (not this one) has a 19" frame and at 5'9" and 31" leg I'm probably right in the middle of its adjustment range.

If exercise is why you are biking then a heavy bike does more sooner. Adjustable seat post and handlebars should make it fit anyone. The BABs and MAMILS won't like it but what they actually know about cycling as opposed to posing you could lose on a postage stamp. Serious cyclists used to get the smallest frames possible and cut off the saddle posts to save weight.

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jongerry

If exercise is why you are biking then a heavy bike does more sooner. … If exercise is why you are biking then a heavy bike does more sooner. Adjustable seat post and handlebars should make it fit anyone. The BABs and MAMILS won't like it but what they actually know about cycling as opposed to posing you could lose on a postage stamp. Serious cyclists used to get the smallest frames possible and cut off the saddle posts to save weight.



BABs?

Besford

BABs?



Born again bikers

(or Beer and Bulge)

Besford

Should have added: 19" frame is a good compromise for most of the … Should have added: 19" frame is a good compromise for most of the population - only excludes the very shortest and tallest. Probably ideal from about 5'7" to 6'0" but could stretch a bit either side depending on leg length. My bike (not this one) has a 19" frame and at 5'9" and 31" leg I'm probably right in the middle of its adjustment range.



Oh dear I fear the bike snobs will be along soon to tear it apart and tell you why you should spend over £600 instead lol

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trizinger28

Oh dear I fear the bike snobs will be along soon to tear it apart and … Oh dear I fear the bike snobs will be along soon to tear it apart and tell you why you should spend over £600 instead lol



I hoped I might have headed them off in the original post!

SFS at normal Halfords @£71 with code B15RMB01

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mfactor

SFS at normal Halfords @£71 with code B15RMB01


That might be good information if only I could translate it!
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