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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Hi - new to the site, but have received a number of recommendations to look on here for a racing bike or similar, suitable for a novice rider wanting to gain experience of road cycling. So, if you have a ridable 56cm (or thereabouts) bike that might fit the bill, please let me know by PM or on this thread.

Budget=under £150.

Based in South Yorkshire/North of England, but can travel within around 50 miles for a sale.

Help a beginner out! Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
this any use? - much cheapness and can poss deliver to the sunny northeast.
EDIT - suppose it would help if I attached the link :D

here.... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=phillips

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:48 am 
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Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
This looks to fit the bill very nicely if you are close enough to collect :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Elan- ... 1c297e18dc

Mark :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:04 am 
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From my experience you'd struggle to get anything half decent for 150. For 250, you could open alot more options and get something more modern. "Retro bikes" often require a lot of investment and cost you more in the long run.

something like this? http://www.lfgss.com/thread90034.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:10 am 
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This might be worth a bid too

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dawes-Giro-20 ... 2c66f8ece5


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:18 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:


I agree, decent, solid first bike. Has mudguard eyes and rack eyes at the drop out end (would need P-clips at the seat end if you wanted to fit a rack, but not the end of the world)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Thanks for all of your posts.

Unfortunately, none of the bikes seem to suit. The Dawes would have been out of my price range. £150 would be a top limit I think.

The Philips is too far away, and doesn't have enough gears for the hilly rides I'm used to around South Yorks!

If anyone has any more suggestions or links I'd really appreciate the heads up.


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