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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:03 pm 
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So my new commute will involve heavy traffic , short cut across parkland on a kind of scrabbly path , then heavy traffic again . I'm not entirely sure what I need but can't do it on my road bike. I need dual lever brakes so I can sit up and stop , possibly mud guards , maybe a touring bike ? Anyone got anything out there ready to go ? Budget around 200 GBP ..maybe I should be on the MTB page ?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Nah you need a hybrid. Road bike or touring bike with straight bars. As a matter of fact I have a Dawes Easy Street frame in the classifieds which would do just the trick.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Nah you need a hybrid. Road bike or touring bike with straight bars. As a matter of fact I have a Dawes Easy Street frame in the classifieds which would do just the trick.



don't think I know that one : not a mixte is it ? I think I want one of those Charge bikes and yes straight bars could be the way ahead :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Well not quite a Charge: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=216869


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:12 pm 
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I have just listed this on ebay - but it would be under your budget-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150890988736? ... 1555.l2649

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:42 am 
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longbeech wrote:
I have just listed this on ebay - but it would be under your budget-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150890988736? ... 1555.l2649

Cheers


looks a good buy but at my age neither of my wheels will be leaving the ground so I'll avoid anything with suspension !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Hi guys,

still looking so open to any suggestions, definitely a fixed frame, straight handlebars or maybe dual lever brakes, will be in a rack all day so shouldn't draw too much attention and definitely doesn't need to be pristine . Rider is 6ft ...


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