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1st Adult Bicycle Wanted

Ok....so no laughing!!

I have decided to learn to ride a bike before an upcoming trip to Amsterdam in October. Can anyone recommend a bike and a good deal (no stabilisers)?

ps being 5 10, should I opt for a mens bike?

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hi choc
i dont know much about bikes either but this one seems a good price
direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx
if anyone else wanted a bike u could use the 3 for 2 offer at jjb i just bought my kids a bike each for xmas on offer

oops just read reviews and they are poor

go halford and speak to one to one of the assistences and they will help they migh even give you some stabalisers lol

dont think you'd need a mens.. you'll prob need a 20" frame though.. although, its always best to test out before ordering.
another thing with mens is the saddles are not built for the ladies behind... you get a much comfier / wider seat on ladies bikes.
i always recommend Giant as a make - they last forever, are built with the best parts.
i think the cheapest ones are the Rock and the Boulder

Go for a hard-tail and fixed front forks from a reputable manufacturer such as Giant, Trek, Ridgeback, GT etc.
You need to pay at least £250 and should be able to get one within this budget from an on-line retailer. Try Chain Reaction Cycles, Evans Cycles, Wiggle & Merlin. They all have good bikes in their sales and they have on-line sizing guides. I would guess at approximately 20" (51 cm) for your height.
This is a good offer at Chain Reaction:-
chainreactioncycles.com/Mod…178
A choice of two colours in your size and a saving of 57%.

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Thanks for the replies everyone, will pop down to Halfords and my local specialist shop(Mud Dock) and try out a few. Not sure about spending £250+ on somethinmg I may never use lol but once more into the breach X)
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