what do we think of this bike??

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Posted 24th May 2020
so i was browsing bikes on ebay and happened upon this:
ebay.co.uk/itm…TOj

its seems very cheap for that price...so whats everyones opinion on this for a city bike that i'm plannin to use a couple of times a week?
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A very old road bike. Unsure why you think it is a great deal?
Go for it , it is retro but will still serve you well im sure
deleted1193324/05/2020 15:08

A very old road bike. Unsure why you think it is a great deal?


thought most of the stuff on it has been changed recently
It will probably be quite heavy as it has a steel frame made of basic cheap tubing. Also the gears won't be indexed unlike on modern bikes and the brakes won't be that great either. Unless you are really into retro bikes I'd buy something more modern preferably with an aluminium frame, perhaps a Carrera (like a Crossfire) or a Btwin.
The Old Viking Company was in wolverhampton But it went out Of business in 1967,it was bought by two Americans.
this bike looks 1970s/early 80s, think then they were assembled in Derry
if you like it go for it but i think ther are better ones out there
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Do you know what sizing you want?
The other bike is very different, but still old (even if a carbon frame).
Again, I'd avoid personally.
deleted1193324/05/2020 16:02

Do you know what sizing you want?The other bike is very different, but …Do you know what sizing you want?The other bike is very different, but still old (even if a carbon frame). Again, I'd avoid personally.


yhh medium size as i'm 5ft9-10...didn't end up goin for that, lookin at that the following:

ebay.co.uk/itm…649

ebay.co.uk/itm…649

ebay.co.uk/itm…649
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bilal9124/05/2020 16:22

yhh medium size as i'm 5ft9-10...didn't end up goin for that, lookin at …yhh medium size as i'm 5ft9-10...didn't end up goin for that, lookin at that the following:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carrara-Crossfire-2-Hybrid-Mens/224015129583?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carrera-zelos-mens-road-bike/153942986599?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARRERA-PARVA-BIKE-20-Great-Condition-in-Green-21speed/264740421064?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


You are looking at very different bikes. Some have front suspension, some are road bikes, some are mountain bikes.
Have tho you thought about whether you want a bike for just roads, off road, gravel paths, rain, suspension etc or just picking bikes at random?
1978?? i know bikes last a long time but that is like ancient ancient! i am surprised it is still around

if you buy a second hand bike, i would go and have a test ride on it and see it before buying. have you looked on gumtree? they sell them pretty cheap on there.
deleted1193324/05/2020 17:15

You are looking at very different bikes. Some have front suspension, some …You are looking at very different bikes. Some have front suspension, some are road bikes, some are mountain bikes. Have tho you thought about whether you want a bike for just roads, off road, gravel paths, rain, suspension etc or just picking bikes at random?


i was just lookin at whats around me really, mostly want it for city but want the ability to go off-road if need be

mutley124/05/2020 18:56

1978?? i know bikes last a long time but that is like ancient …1978?? i know bikes last a long time but that is like ancient ancient! i am surprised it is still around if you buy a second hand bike, i would go and have a test ride on it and see it before buying. have you looked on gumtree? they sell them pretty cheap on there.


yhh deffo gonna test ride thats why i'm lookin for bikes around me even on ebay...checked gumtree the other day and wasn't much there tbh
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