Bike Advice

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omen666
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Bike Advice

Postby omen666 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 19:43 pm

Hi guys, hope you are well. Could do with a bit of advice.

Started off 20 stone and now down to 17 stone, this was due to cycling as my preferred fitness regime as running and the gym is boring.

My bike for the last year was a fixie, this I thought was better being well overweight as the continual pedaling would be better for me aerobically although the bike took some skill to get used too. I have far better fitness now and my pedaling is faster now that the fixie feels like I am riding in 1st gear on a 21 gear bike.

So now to your advice now the background....

I was looking at getting a new bike, namely this Bianchi that I like, bottom of the range......

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but the thing is I have been offered by the following which has only been ridden twice. It is from a well respected colleague in work who bought it on the bike to work scheme to cycle to work but due to job role has to relocate to another office some 30 miles away so has no need for the bike now.

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I dont know too much about chainsets and gears etc (excet Shimano were the nuts back in the days) so any advice about the plusses and minusses etc would be grateful, thanks if you stayed with the post.

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passout
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Re: Bike Advice

Postby passout » Fri Feb 08, 2013 20:17 pm

Well I like your first choice best but they are both good bikes. Also look at Planet X, Ribble & your LBS of course.

Main thing is that it fits - always good to try first unless you know exactly what you are after.
'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.

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Re: Bike Advice

Postby ShutUpLegs » Fri Feb 08, 2013 22:25 pm

Both good bikes, get what takes your fancy most and fits best
I Like Black Bikes


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