Carrera TDF..

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tbeat
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Carrera TDF..

Postby tbeat » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:52 pm

hello,

i am seeking out a bike for the winter but on serious budget. i have an eye on a Carrera tdf someone is selling for 250. my question is, are they are good hardy bike for the winter time. I really want to get some good training miles in over the next few months. any reviews good or bad appreciated,

Thanks,
Trevor

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junglist_matty
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Re: Carrera TDF..

Postby junglist_matty » Tue Nov 20, 2012 13:10 pm

Any cheap bike is good for the winter time :)

Grit, rain water and dirty roads are not good for your bike so cheap stuff is cheap to replace.

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Re: Carrera TDF..

Postby okeydokey79 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:24 pm

Halfords have them new down to £300 ready for xmas and also get an extra 10% with british cycling discount, i have 1 of these bikes brought last year and have had no issuses at all, you made need change the tyres for the winter period, i have gatorskins on at the moment, 1 last thing is the front gears are52/39 and rear 12/25 so can be a bit hard on the legs goin up steep hills(until i changed to a 11/28 on the rear) roadracer mudguards fitted on mine keeping a lot of the crap of it in this weather!!1

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Re: Carrera TDF..

Postby zx6man » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:29 pm

Isn't it a 26 on the rear? Always thought mine was best check now.

I bought mine new for 265 quid, and now at halfrods as above, 299.

Changes to mine, got rid of the A050 front mech and A0 52/39 crank and replaced with shimano 2300 Front mech and 2300 compact chain set 50/34

SKS mudgaurds for winter too.

Tyres are crap, and mine had a bulge in one so they swapped it for continental ultra sports which were miles better (but not really a winter tyre)

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Re: Carrera TDF..

Postby zx6man » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:31 pm

okeydokey79 wrote:Halfords have them new down to £300 ready for xmas and also get an extra 10% with british cycling discount, i have 1 of these bikes brought last year and have had no issuses at all, you made need change the tyres for the winter period, i have gatorskins on at the moment, 1 last thing is the front gears are52/39 and rear 12/25 so can be a bit hard on the legs goin up steep hills(until i changed to a 11/28 on the rear) roadracer mudguards fitted on mine keeping a lot of the crap of it in this weather!!1


Shimano2300 rear mech says largest sprocket 26T, does the 28 work ok?


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