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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Evening all :)

My 1985 Raleigh Clubman is starting to show its age, need some new wheels and tyres so think it may be time for a upgrade :(

I want a bike purely for travelling as fast as possible, with the minimum effort - comfort is not an issue.

I am looking for a new road bike my budget is £150 - £200, I like the look of some of the aluminium giants, I want the old-ish look rather than the oversize tube look.

Any recommendations for my short list I have very little riding experience on bikes later than 1990.

Or would my money be better spent on a powdercoat and some new wheels ? :?: :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:00 pm 
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If you want the best bike for the least amount of money then buy one that is currently out of fashion, and right now that would probably be aluminum. I have seen Campagnolo equipped Cannondales sell in the range you are considering. Any one of the big boys, Giant Specialized Trek, would be worth a gander...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:04 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
If you want the best bike for the least amount of money then buy one that is currently out of fashion, and right now that would probably be aluminum. I have seen Campagnolo equipped Cannondales sell in the range you are considering. Any one of the big boys, Giant Specialized Trek, would be worth a gander...


I have seen a few aluminium giants, OCR I think, and a Giant Peleton also.

I cant decide between a new set of wheel and a powdercoat or a newer bike :?

And aluminium does not rust


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:36 pm 
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I still really like the team Once TCR though it may be out of budget. Also maybe a post Trek, Klein Stage or Quantum.


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