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Missing Elfrida A.
04 September 2019, 07:21
I recently have bought sixthreezero Pave ‘N Trail Hybrid Bike from https://www.reecoupons.com/, I am a beginner and really its too good and lightweight bicycle, I really enjoy ti ride on it. I suggest you to buy it if you want any other option you can find many other more on there.

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Thumb Leah P.
23 January 2017, 15:19
<a href="https://www.secondbike.co.uk">https://www.secondbike.co.uk/card/bianchi-full-carbon-womens-bicycle</a>

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Thumb Leah P.
23 January 2017, 15:18
I am fairly new to cycling - I have been riding an old Peugeot road bike for the past 3 months. I am looking to buy a more modern road bike, and I am confronted with the choice of buying a specific "woman bike" or not. I am a 1m72 tall female, so I could actually ride on a regular "male road bike", frame size 52-54. However, I have seen a number of bikes that are apparently designed for women. Except the frame size which is often smaller, I was wondering what are the main differences between a male/female roadbike? I am interested by this bike in particular https://www.secondbike.co.uk/card/bianc ... ns-bicycle Do you think I could ride a male bike, or does it have to do with some leg/body ratio?

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Missing Danielle M.
22 February 2014, 15:19
So ive signed up to do a charity event London to Paris 313 Miles over 4 days. Im not an experienced rider, i haven't even got a bike other than my Halfords Special that has sat in the shed for the past how many years. So basically can anyone offer me advice??? There's me thinking im doing a good deed for disabled children raising a minimum of £1500 (if not i have to put the short fall) now i have realized im going to have to spend roughly £500-£1000 on the gear also to do it. Was hoping a bike shop would be willing to sponsor me or even provide a bike, How wrong was i. Has anyone else ever done anything like this??

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Thumb Chris S.
02 February 2013, 18:41
I've got a Trek DS... love it but do want to to get a road bike... I'm in the £500 to £1000 range but so many dealers stock narrow ranges (by make) it's hard to determine what is a good starting point...at the moment it could be a Trek 1 series, partly because the DS has been so good.... anyone got any to suggest I look at or even avoid? Cheers all

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Thumb Graham M.
27 August 2012, 18:07
Edit. going back to last post NOT the orginal post

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Thumb Graham M.
27 August 2012, 18:05
Going back to the orginal post. Im in the same boat. At the mo i commute and some general cycling for fitness. Now i fancy some touring with an over night stop. Wasnt going to splash out on fancy/expensive panniers. Just use my 30 litre day sack and bungee it on the rack. The plan is to buy sleeping bag liner, bivvy bag, inflatable pillow. Found all these in Go Outdoors. Very small when packed. Good for touring and staying light. Wasnt planning on camping out when its chilly or wet. And no cooking. Too much hassle. Packed lunches and cafe stops. Just need to find a good route.

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Thumb Vince T.
25 August 2012, 17:57
Thinking of touring but how do i pack my bike with tent sleeping bag and all the other stuff i need HELP ;)

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Thumb Dean K.
24 March 2012, 11:01
I have owned the same Specialized Rockhopper for the last thirteen years. It has been a brilliant bike and is still very good now - however, it is getting dated in the technical department - especially having rim brakes which is always a challenge when cycling through mud or sand.. I have just purchased a 29er and I am mighty mighty impressed at the gains. I won't bore you with the details as the gains are well documented (especially on youtube) but suffice to say - here we have a 29er convert. I don't, at my tender age of 53, consider knocking Danny Macaskill from grace in the tricks department but I do enjoy a challenging cross country ride. The 29er does it for me and IMHO is the way ahead. I am doing the Southdowns Way in June and some barebones wild camping - so I will report back when completed. In the mean time - see you on the trails of the New Forest any weekend and particularly at the Wiggle Spring MTB Challenge! Much love!

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Thumb David H.
08 March 2012, 17:03
I'm riding full sussers now because they are luxury going down rough trials. I started on rigid, went to her tails and now I got full. I did go out on my rigid last year and it was great fun but you have to concentrate a lot more and miss out big stuff. If you want the adrenaline rush it's downhill all the way on a full susser.

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Thumb Geraldine F.
05 March 2012, 13:05
Yes. We rode on some pretty basic stuff back in the old days. No fancy stuff then, no gears. Just get on and ride.

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Thumb Corinne B.
05 March 2012, 06:28
My last bike was a Rockhopper SL that I bought from Evans a couple of years ago, a fantastic bike with a decent spec :) Quite light too, great buy for £550! I think I paid £700 in 2010. Mine is now a spare in the garage as I just bought a new bike a couple of weeks ago. I don't really think it matters how much you pay or whether it's secondhand off ebay, the only thing that matters is that you get out and ride.

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Thumb Geraldine F.
04 March 2012, 22:08
I agree start small and modest. I find you need to pay over 300 before you start to get anything like a decent bike. Over 500 as you did and you have something good. But don't forget that guys who buy a whizzo bike and never ride it can do us a favour and pass it on for a song! Geraldine

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