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Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

3 Jan 2015 00:12
They do some of the best paint jobs in the business. I could but I already know what prices are gonna be like for a good tube set. I've ridden Columbus spirita and 853 so it's either stainless, ti or carbon.
Fläsket
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3931 posts since 14/8/04

3 Jan 2015 19:31
with your budget you could get a kona/lynskey titanium like myra's a couple pages back.

very cool too by the way myra
Heath
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2551 posts since 26/7/06

12 Jan 2015 11:16
I've ridden MTB/DH/ATB/BMX for as long as I can remember, but now I'm entering the new world of cycling to work.

I want to get a road bike, but I also don't want to spend much more than a couple of hundred quid on it.

What's good for a 13 mile-round trip, Peckham to Soho? Anyone selling anything? I obviously also want it to look cool.
doug.
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1695 posts since 12/6/10

12 Jan 2015 11:54
if cheap is what you're after then I believe decathlon's b-twin range gets good reviews
marley
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455 posts since 17/3/14

12 Jan 2015 12:07
theres a place in camberwell , edwards bikes have decent road bikes and good knowledge worth a check out and decathon surrey quays have a good range
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

12 Jan 2015 12:21
doug. wrote: if cheap is what you're after then I believe decathlon's b-twin range gets good reviews

+1

Worth seeing if you can find an original Triban 5 secondhand though as the reissued Triban 500 SE isnt quite as good
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2015 12:31
very flat route, look at a fixed gear (so cool) and less maintenance. will get more for your money too
doug.
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1695 posts since 12/6/10

12 Jan 2015 12:53
yeah on one pompino
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2015 13:28
2nd hand dolan pre cursa
Heath
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2551 posts since 26/7/06

14 Jan 2015 11:25
Nice one, cheers for the replies guys.
Goldie
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4828 posts since 17/10/07

14 Jan 2015 11:27
Don't go fixed gear straight away if you're new to road riding, will end in tears
illwill
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4142 posts since 17/5/04

22 Jan 2015 16:23
http://www.belkin.com/uk/Products/Collections/c/WSPCT/
 
Dirt cheap Belkin team kit. Made by Santini AFAIK.

Will make you look like a massive bellend but the shorts might be a goer.
mtthrvy2
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1969 posts since 8/11/10

22 Jan 2015 17:35
nice - might get the shorts for turbo trainer sessions
Arjun_
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24 posts since 15/7/10

28 Jan 2015 14:12
If you're after a cheap frame, Leader do decent carbon frames. Also, I read about a steel frame builder in London. I've forgotten the name but it's similar to Mercian. Possibly Brick Lane Bikes?
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jan 2015 14:30
^unsure if trolling, but ill nibble.

leaders are shit, can get way better frames for the money. and brick lane are shit as well, are you thinking of 14bikeco, talbot, oak cycles?
mtthrvy2
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1969 posts since 8/11/10

28 Jan 2015 14:31
leader Laughing out loud
roophees
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1801 posts since 18/12/10

29 Jan 2015 15:20
^ Was always under the impression that the Leader 725 was a great frame?

TBH dont know that much about fixed anymore, i still ride my old dolan pre cursa fixed but i wouldnt recommend that to anyone. would go for a tokyo fixed steel frame if i was rebuilding.
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jan 2015 15:26
i would way rather ride a dolan than a 725
roophees
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1801 posts since 18/12/10

29 Jan 2015 16:55
^ Don't know whether its cos i built it up a few years ago when i knew less about bikes or whether its the cheapo carbon fork, but the ride is absolutely terrible on my dolan. stem cover rattles around and pretty much feel every bump on the road, wish i went for steel in hindsight
Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

29 Jan 2015 17:02
Stem cover rattling? Could be a loose headset. Getting bigger tyres will help with the butt bruising too, I had a pre cursa with 28c tyres.