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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I am looking to get a replacement for the old steel bike, to bridge the gap before I can afford a carbon bike.

What are people riding in the entry level range road bikes, I am by no means an expert but want Aluminium something along the lines of a Giant OCR.

Budget £200 max
Without downtube shifters


Or is this a waste of money - should I buy a new bike along the lines of the much praised Specialized Allez ?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:46 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trek-1-2-road ... 5af464623c

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trek-1-2-road-bike-/390647276092?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item5af464623c

Shaun


Thanks, I like the look of that beastie - not watching auction with interest :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:30 am 
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Nothing new will be worth having. I'd be looking at something around 5 years old.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:38 am 
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hamster wrote:
Nothing new will be worth having. I'd be looking at something around 5 years old.


The dilemma I have is that I cant (quite) afford the older ones I like, but I have the option to use the cycletowork scheme :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Thought about btwin triban 3a from Decathlon?

Even better if you can get a triban 3 (the red one)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:36 am 
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Frankly for £200 I would sort out the old steel bike. You could get replacement wheels and drivetrain on here for that.


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