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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 18:19 
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Hello cyclists,

I run, and as you might know running is high impact and and gives my frame a bit of stick. I'm considering getting a bike to add a bit of cross training to my schedual.

However, I don't know where to start looking. I spoke to some people at my running club and they said I should get a good bike for £800 :shock: , that's a lot of money.

My brother does alot of sport and he said I could get a decent enough bike from Halfords with change from £200, which sounds more like it.

I don't know weather I should get a mountain type bike or a racing type bike. What I do know is I don't want to spend £800 and I don't like repairing punctures.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 20:55 
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Have look at Mr Paton's thread. I recommended hybrid there und I think a fair priced hybrid from Halford's or any bike retailer in their "sale" would suit you. You can find a decent hybrid (beginners still has 21 gears) for a lot less than £800. Last season' Raleigh (good make), for example are featuring in Halford's sale und you could nab at third to half price.

Shop around .. in store und internet .. there are some bargains around :wink:

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£800 will buy you a GOOD bike.

as opposed to a reasonable entry level machine.

personally i'd avoid halfords in the same way i'd avoid JJB for running shoes.

recomend a friendly local bike shop, or possibly decathlon as there bikes always seem like a bargain.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:39 
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adam.L wrote:
My brother does alot of sport and he said I could get a decent enough bike from Halfords with change from £200, which sounds more like it.

as with everything you get what you pay for. Buy the £200 bike now and pay that and more to fix it in the next year or buy something decent to start with. Your choice. Plenty of decent bikes to be found in real bike shops for under £500.


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