Is this a decent bike for around £100?

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Found 1st Jul 2008
Im looking for a bike around £100, about 20" frame for a short commute to work. I dont really know a thing about what's best to go for but not after anything 'professional' just whatever's best for under £150.

Is this any good?
motor-world.co.uk/sho…066

Or are there better one's for round this price?
Thanks

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Original Poster

Thanks, forgot that

Get a hard-tail bike for commutes to work (ie suspension only on the front) - which that is so it ticks that box

Also, when spending around £100 on a bike, you don't need disc brakes, if it is that price and they have disc brakes then be aware - they'll be cable disc brakes and as much use as V-brakes which will still be ok but fixing disc brakes is a bigger pain. So this bike also ticks this box

Twist gears are also easier and pretty standard on 99% of bikes anyway - again like this one

All in all its a pretty good bike. Only the thing I would suggest is try and get it local rather than on the web just so if there is something that you ain't 100% happy about you can go back to them and take advice. Halfords on weekends will have the 5h!t sales staff on so avoid them then but otherwise they can be ok to as they shift a lot of units but stick to your price

When friends at work ask me about bikes (I bike to work every day) and they don't want to spend a fortune I often suggest decathlon (if you have one near ya). Their branded stuff is pretty excellent for the price. Cus there is one in sheffield.

Good luck and don't forget the helmet (it may save your life)

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geeadamg;2433782

Get a hard-tail bike for commutes to work (ie suspension only on the … Get a hard-tail bike for commutes to work (ie suspension only on the front) - which that is so it ticks that boxAlso, when spending around £100 on a bike, you don't need disc brakes, if it is that price and they have disc brakes then be aware - they'll be cable disc brakes and as much use as V-brakes which will still be ok but fixing disc brakes is a bigger pain. So this bike also ticks this boxTwist gears are also easier and pretty standard on 99% of bikes anyway - again like this oneAll in all its a pretty good bike. Only the thing I would suggest is try and get it local rather than on the web just so if there is something that you ain't 100% happy about you can go back to them and take advice. Halfords on weekends will have the 5h!t sales staff on so avoid them then but otherwise they can be ok to as they shift a lot of units but stick to your priceHi thanks for the reply.Which one of the 2 bikes would are you talking about? Whats a hardtail bike? i think both bikes are online offers onlyWhen friends at work ask me about bikes (I bike to work every day) and they don't want to spend a fortune I often suggest decathlon (if you have one near ya). Their branded stuff is pretty excellent for the price. Cus there is one in sheffield.Good luck and don't forget the helmet (it may save your life)



Which of the two bikes are you talking about and whats a hardtail? lol
Also i think the bikes are only available online. There's a motorworld close to mine too

sorry, I posted on the first one but the both are similar.

hard-tail is that there is no suspension on the back and only on the front - you only need rear suspension for rock-hopping. People who have those bikes find it much harder to get anywhere.

Original Poster

geeadamg;2433916

sorry, I posted on the first one but the both are similar.hard-tail is … sorry, I posted on the first one but the both are similar.hard-tail is that there is no suspension on the back and only on the front - you only need rear suspension for rock-hopping. People who have those bikes find it much harder to get anywhere.



Thanks very much. Looks alright for just over a hundred pound. Rep added

http://www.fixpert.com/images/2007/08/bicycle-district-spoke-card.gif

still thinking if i shd get a bike ---> easily stolen in this neighbourhood.

Original Poster

lol same here

Original Poster

Oh steel frame that one, thats probably why

john_mac83;2434000

Oh steel frame that one, thats probably why



thanks for the rep. I use a steel frame bike - its a cheap-ass thing although I do love my bikes but I don't care too much if I lose it in some random bike theft - cost about £150 about 3 years ago. I have a bmx to which is like a tank and fun to trash.

Forgot to say, whatever you spend on a bike spend 10% of that on security as a safe bet... Good time to buy a bikes is around January when the new years models come out because you can get a last years model cheap! But its the wrong time atm really :-)

edit: forgot to say also - cheapest way to insure it you do want some extra protection is to put it on your house contents insurance cus some companies will even pay out when stolen away from home.

http://www.kk.org/streetuse/bike-mower-1.jpg
wont get stolen this one.

http://i32.tinypic.com/63w1a8.jpg

Sorry had to be done.

my one has front suspension.
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