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2011/04/07 16:40:36 (permalink)
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Which of these bikes

I'm a bit restricted with where I can buy etc as I'm using the cycle to work scheme thing. But have come across these at a local store that are in my desired ££ bracket
 
http://cycleking.co.uk/AMMACO-CS200-HYBRID-3-3-product-84.html
http://cycleking.co.uk/MONGOOSE-CROSSWAY-350-SUSP-DISCS-GENTS-2009-3-3-product-56.html
http://cycleking.co.uk/VIKING-URBAN-DIMENSION-24-SPEED-3-3-product-74.html
http://cycleking.co.uk/AMMACO-CS300-HYBRID-WITH-LOCKOUT-FORK-3-3-product-88.html
http://cycleking.co.uk/VIKING-URBAN-ROUTE--3-3-product-67.html
 
What d'ya reckon.... daily use, but only gym and back, and home and back

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 17:02:58 (permalink)

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 17:13:02 (permalink)
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    viking urban dimension 24 speed.
     
    however, i'd buy it from here:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIK...e0a0aa15756c55ffe8022a
     
    and save yourselff $$$$$
     
    might get one myself actually!

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 17:13:58 (permalink)
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    not that impressed with any of them but out of that selection it would most likely be 
    http://cycleking.co.uk/VI...E--3-3-product-67.html
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 17:52:39 (permalink)
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    Cheers mate.... the CTW scheme saves me about 50% anyway and I get to pay monthly as I don't really want to raid my GH .. I mean, savings fund.
     
    lost: I know, limited to where I can go, it's either somewhere like this or somewhere where the starting prices are double that, nothing inbetween. I'm not a biker just use it to get to the gym and to work
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 18:13:23 (permalink)
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    the bikes Matt and myself have suggested are pretty much the same bike, the only real difference is the forks (one is a basic suspension fork the other a basic carbon fork). Ask yourself the question do you really need a suspension fork as the carbon fork will be noticeably lighter.
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 19:07:35 (permalink)
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    No I don't LOL
     
    Found another local store that lists bike too (most don't let you view stock and I'm not spending a day driving around to all of them)
     
    http://www.cambridgecyclecompany.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_44_7&products_id=210
     
    or get some road tyres on this: http://www.cambridgecyclecompany.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_10&products_id=227

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 19:25:33 (permalink)
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    Personally would go for the Ridgeback. Better frame geometry for road riding.
     
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 19:30:11 (permalink)
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    I've just got a bike on the CTW scheme and I'd advise you to et it done ASAP. I started determined to get a bike at £450 but 2 weeks later I ended up with one at £750. Glad I went higher now though.
    I'd go for the Ridgeback of the ones you've posted so far.
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 19:30:11 (permalink)
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    At 6'1 I'd been looking at 20", the options here are 19 or 21... now an inch may not be much (so the wife tells me) but would it make a difference one way or the other here? (I'm sure that a knuckle head Q)

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 19:32:44 (permalink)
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    Booker: I have no bike so do need to get it done asap anyway. I've pretty much set myself for a £15pm payback. I have no need for anything more fancy as much as I might wish to have one

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 20:16:43 (permalink)
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    Is this cycle king down Mill Road? Brought my bike there and the wheel came off a few weeks later, some bolts had sheered or something. Got them to replace it and it wasn't put on properly so had to go back again!
     
    Not to put you off but just make sure they give it the once over before you wheel it out :D
     
    Hope all else is good mate, will drop in on your journal to see what you're lifting these days.
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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 20:29:49 (permalink)
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    Hey bud, good to see you. Yeah, that's the one. GOt my Mrs bike there and that's been fine but they are what they are but then that's probably all I need. Seems like the Ridgeback would be a better buy tho.
     
    Just remember when you read my journal that 6 months ago I was just coming out of a sling

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    Re:Which of these bikes 2011/04/07 20:36:46 (permalink)
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    Excuses excuses ;) I'm sure it'll be fine. I always end up with the dodgy runt of the litter with stuff i buy!! And go for the 21" that's what i got and i stand at 6'1" 
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