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swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

17 Mar 2017 15:47
flat mount frame, post mount fork is Cry
Hucks
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72 posts since 16/12/06

27 Mar 2017 21:31
Any bike guru's about. Looking for a commuter for work, nothing fancy. Live in a flat area so gears shouldn't be an issue. This be any good http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/381876725610
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

27 Mar 2017 22:19
will fall apart pretty quick. second hand charge plug will do the trick
illwill
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3589 posts since 17/5/04

27 Mar 2017 22:19
Chinese built shite and you'll look like a bellend.

Look for a second hand Fuji Track
Hucks
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72 posts since 16/12/06

28 Mar 2017 19:05
Cheers

Best bet gumtree?

Not a clue what I'm doing, looking to spend about £100 - £150 max. Is this doable?

6ft3, reading online would need a 58 frame?
toof_ake
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1136 posts since 23/8/09

28 Mar 2017 19:12
250 will get you something that isn't a waste of time
Hucks
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72 posts since 16/12/06

28 Mar 2017 19:14
Suggestions? Charge plug 0 looks like it would do the job
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

28 Mar 2017 22:54
yeah charge will be fine. fuji track not an awful shout either
crutch
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403 posts since 22/11/12

29 Mar 2017 06:34
second on charge plug
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

3 Apr 2017 21:30
Considering my first road bike. Got it down to these 2


or maybe a Brompton…
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

4 Apr 2017 08:31
what group on the basso? would be tempted for that if it was same or higher than the specialised. bit more interesting
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

4 Apr 2017 11:55
The basso seems to be all basso in house stuff (named microtech) with a tiagra. The specialized is some FSA one with Claris stuff. No idea if that's good/bad! Does that make the allez the better option?
Heath
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2490 posts since 26/7/06

4 Apr 2017 12:42
I've got an Allez 2013 and I love it, great ride for the price.
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

4 Apr 2017 13:03
shralp-lad wrote: The basso seems to be all basso in house stuff (named microtech) with a tiagra. The specialized is some FSA one with Claris stuff. No idea if that's good/bad! Does that make the allez the better option?

would go with basso then. claris is pretty crap… tiagra is 10sp too
Seventyfour
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8744 posts since 6/10/05

posted 4 Apr 2017 15:34, edited 4 Apr 2017 15:34
I'd pay abit more for the better spec Allez
swede
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7927 posts since 21/3/09

4 Apr 2017 16:00
classic fuk mentality Roll Eyes
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

4 Apr 2017 16:07
Also considering the cyclocross-y one - specialized diverge.

Any recommendations for a good road bike sub £750 would be good. You lads seem to know your stuff
Seventyfour
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8744 posts since 6/10/05

4 Apr 2017 16:07
swede wrote: classic fuk mentality Roll Eyes

True speak
doug.
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1657 posts since 12/6/10

4 Apr 2017 17:23
http://www.londonbicycleworkshop.com/95165/products/genesis-equilibrium-10-2016-pearl-white.aspx

Bang on £750 but if you fit a sz large frame then this is a bargain. Could probably haggle them down if you called them up too.
DuffMan
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14271 posts since 21/2/07

4 Apr 2017 20:28
This one's mainly for swede I guess but finally going to get round to getting a nice days, proper rides, bike. Current thinking is caad10 vs caad12 vs canyon ultimate al, thoughts?