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Missing Dave C.
06 September 2012, 18:19
Well my advice would be go to a recommended cycle shop with a pal as I bought a new bike 15 months ago and was sold a bike totally the wrong size ! I then went to a specialised bike stockists with a work mate add discovered my mistake that they saw immediately . So long story short take advice before you buy and don't just buy from first shop go to several to see if they tell you the same things ?

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Missing terry T.
27 August 2012, 15:20
ive been looking for a cyclocross bike(new),but do not know the best one to get,as this would be the first time i have thought about cyclocross.

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Thumb Francis B.
24 August 2012, 21:04
Matt, Get in touch with your local cycling club either via the web or your local cycle shop. You should get plenty of advice there and you may pick up a good second hand road bike from one of the members.

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Thumb Ian `kevin` M.
18 August 2012, 17:07
heya I`m not the total book on everything to do with bikes but know that you need to get a bike that fits you now as i doubt your going to grow overnight so need to be on a bike that fits you now. what sort of budget are you lookin to spend on a bike ...TT bikes are just that and uber expensive whereas a decent bike with a set of aero bars will do if you get round to doing a TT . A decent bike shop will help you with all your questions as should some more well informed people from here K

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Missing Matt P.
14 August 2012, 11:17
I am looking to get into cycling after the success of Team GB at the Olympics, but I am not sure where to start in regards to choosing the right bike and equipment. I will cycle on the road all the time but would also like to do Time Trials when/if I join a club. My first question is this: Will a road bike suffice, or is it worth investing in a TT bike? Secondly, I would like to know about sizing. As a young person who will inevitably grow (I'm 166cm at the moment), how should I go about making sure the bike will still fit me in a few years. Do I get a frame that is too big but lower the saddle and handlebars all the way down, or do I just need to get the right size frame and hope that I stay the same size? Any information would be much appreciated. Matt

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