Viking Pimlico Hybrid bike £119.96 at Costco Milton Keynes
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Viking Pimlico Hybrid bike £119.96 at Costco Milton Keynes

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Found 31st Aug 2013
To some this might be a bike shaped object to some, but to me it's perfect of my son to cycle 1 mile to school and then it sits in the rain all day whilst his 'proper' bike (Shimano 105 equipped road bike) stays at home in the garage.

Why is it a deal? I can't find this bike for less than £238 anywhere else. Hurry, they did not have many left.

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Didn't see it in bristol, must be store specific

Ridiculous wrapping a bike in cotton wool in a garage, its a tool to be used regardless!

crazylegs

Ridiculous wrapping a bike in cotton wool in a garage, its a tool to be … Ridiculous wrapping a bike in cotton wool in a garage, its a tool to be used regardless!



He didn't say that, he said his son doesn't take his best bike to school, quite sensible really. Would you wear your smartest shoes to play football in the park?

I have a bike I use for commuting and another I use fore weekend rides, both get plenty of use.

In packs of ten

"Viking Pimlico" has to be the worst bike name ever!
However this looks much better than other bikes in the same price range.
Spec is a bit vague but I got this from another site.

Frame: Gents Urban Sports Geometry Aluminium Frame with a Replaceable Rear Drop Out

Fork: Hi-Tensile 700c with Straight Blades

Gears: Shimano 21 Speed with Shimano STI Control, EZ Fire Plus Levers, Shimano Freewheel and Shimano Rear Derailleur

Chainset: Shimano FCM-131 Triple Chainset with Alloy Crank Arms, Chainring Chainguard and a Cartridge Bottom Bracket

Wheels: Viking 700c Alloy Double Wall Rims with Alloy Quick Release Hubs

Tyres: 700c x 38 All Black Trekking Tyres

Brakes: Alloy ‘V’ Type Brakes with Shimano Alloy Levers

Steering: Hi-Rise Handlebar with an Alloy Adjustable A-Head Stem

Saddle: Viking Sports Trekking Design Saddle with an Alloy Micro-Adjust Seat Post

Features: Trekking Pedals.

Cheapest I can find is £215. If it was posted as a deal at that price it would be cold.
But at almost half that its definitely a deal so heat from me.

No idea about bikes but this looks to be a good deal for 120. Is it?

Hot deal this deal is perfect for me only problem is I bought a second hand bike already about a week ago carrera subway 2 for £102 in crap condition has no rear brakes and no front gears, both cables missing and condition is average inc tyres, seat is not original.. Couldn't find anything better at the time! Would have easily gone for this.

My son has a school bike and a 'riding' bike too! This is a great deal.

Any idea what it weighs?

Still no excuse that your "N+1" is a BSO.........

Might as well take your £120 and set fire to it. I don't think it's worth spending on a bike like this, just don't buy BSOs in the first place.

mwa

Any idea what it weighs?



more than he does probably.

Honestly , save your money and make him walk a mile - be much better for everyone

Decathlon have better BSOs with lifetime warranties for similar prices, they're a proper sports shop with well trained cycle section staff, Rockrider 5.0 for £110 or my choice a folding singlespeed for £140.

What is bso

'bicycle shaped object' for those who spend a great deal if cash on a 'real bicycle'.

Plus membership - now £30!

Just build a fixed or single speed for a commute that short. cheaper and more reliable

Here's a review of the similarly priced and smarter looking Viking Roma...which made me chortle somewhat :-)

"Alongside all Halfords bikes (bar the superb Boardman range) this is the perfect bike with which to decorate a local riverbed with. For lazy people who want to pretend they cycle Halfords also provide a whole range of bike shaped tubing creations designed to hang from an (industrial strength) hook in your garage. If you are brave/suicidal enough to ride them you also have the luxury of having a PROPER workout (ie lots of work and no speed) and appreciate the benefits of early braking, cautious cornering etc. and so based on this I think this review is unfair as, with proper review perameters, these bikes surely fit the bill perfectly? This one even has hooked STIs so you can hang your chinesetakeway and bag of Stella from them."

Having owned a Viking bicycle I thought I would chip in with my view...

I bought a Viking Roma road bike off e-bay (new) last year as I got into cycling more and more. They are ok on build quality but the biggest problems are the Kenda tyres that come as standard(useless - had to replace with continental gatorskins £50) and the brakes (no make/brand and almost pointless - shimano upgrades - £50)

Upgrading the brakes was a mission in itself as the mountings and fixings on Viking bicycles are out of date and do not accomodate 'modern' cycling parts.

Basically, you cant really upgrade a viking bicycle, nor easily replace broken / worn parts.

Also the gearing on a Roma is like a 1950's tour de France machmo man would use. On hills near me (I live in pan flat MK!) I struggled to turn the largest gear as the ratios are well out.

Basically, dont buy one!

bikeradar.com provide excellent reviews of bike, search on their site before buying any road bike.

Basically, dont buy a brand new Kia when for the same price you can get a second hand nearly new Ferrari!

Hope you get lucky

BruceEBonus

Here's a review of the similarly priced and smarter looking Viking … Here's a review of the similarly priced and smarter looking Viking Roma...which made me chortle somewhat :-) "Alongside all Halfords bikes (bar the superb Boardman range) this is the perfect bike with which to decorate a local riverbed with. For lazy people who want to pretend they cycle Halfords also provide a whole range of bike shaped tubing creations designed to hang from an (industrial strength) hook in your garage. If you are brave/suicidal enough to ride them you also have the luxury of having a PROPER workout (ie lots of work and no speed) and appreciate the benefits of early braking, cautious cornering etc. and so based on this I think this review is unfair as, with proper review perameters, these bikes surely fit the bill perfectly? This one even has hooked STIs so you can hang your chinesetakeway and bag of Stella from them."Having owned a Viking bicycle I thought I would chip in with my view...I bought a Viking Roma road bike off e-bay (new) last year as I got into cycling more and more. They are ok on build quality but the biggest problems are the Kenda tyres that come as standard(useless - had to replace with continental gatorskins £50) and the brakes (no make/brand and almost pointless - shimano upgrades - £50)Upgrading the brakes was a mission in itself as the mountings and fixings on Viking bicycles are out of date and do not accomodate 'modern' cycling parts.Basically, you cant really upgrade a viking bicycle, nor easily replace broken / worn parts.Also the gearing on a Roma is like a 1950's tour de France machmo man would use. On hills near me (I live in pan flat MK!) I struggled to turn the largest gear as the ratios are well out.Basically, dont buy one!bikeradar.com provide excellent reviews of bike, search on their site before buying any road bike.Basically, dont buy a brand new Kia when for the same price you can get a second hand nearly new Ferrari! Hope you get lucky



"Basically, dont buy a brand new Kia when for the same price you can get a second hand nearly new Ferrari!"

Your post was reading well up to that point!
Edited by: "Besford" 2nd Sep 2013
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