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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:29 am 
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coz I want to keep same components across bikes - all others are 9 speed .....it keeps things simple as to spares, don't get me started on disc brakes or chainsets/bottom bracket variations!!! I have thought about how many times I have had to swap parts between bikes and it is zero or 1 but I'm keeping that quiet 8)


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02gf74 wrote:
suburbanreuben wrote:
I suppose I can just carry on using my 1999 GF which has XT/LX/carbon fibre goodness that cost over £ 1500 to commute and just factor in some depreciation but that seems a bit of a waste.



That is exactly the sort of bike you'll pick up for £250-400 used. You already have what you're looking for...
You could get something similar and swap bits around all day long. :wink:


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to me, my GF set me back in excess of 1500 even though s/h would be worth sub 300 - to replace it with same spec would therefore cost me similar - a cheapy £ 300 would have only cost me £ 300.... maybe my logic is all screwed up hence I need to sit in a darkened room and have a big think, :idea:


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02gf74 wrote:
to me, my GF set me back in excess of 1500 even though s/h would be worth sub 300 - to replace it with same spec would therefore cost me similar - a cheapy £ 300 would have only cost me £ 300.... maybe my logic is all screwed up hence I need to sit in a darkened room and have a big think, :idea:

At last, you're talking sense! :wink: :wink: :lol:


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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=224982


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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=224982


thanks but no good, please see 1st post:

available in 19 or 20 in frame (Horizontal top tube circa 600 mm)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:14 pm 
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well, right or wrong. I just bought the Felt - £ 342 as it was reduced further. :idea: :roll:

got tired getting outbid on ebay for s/h bikes of similar spec for ever so slightly less money - at least this will be delivered so no hassle with travellling plus will have warranty.

I can post photos when the bike arrives if there is any interest. :?
but should look like this:
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Interesting thread! :lol:

I'm loosely tasked with finding my friend a bike for under £200,

You don't get a lot for that figure, not on eBay anyway, specially as he wants suspension forks and a large frame. I priced up building a quality bargain frame used ok forks, and cheap bits and even that was over 250, hmmm

Sounds its his ladies major birthday to fork out for soon so search will resume at some point in the near future....


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this £ 149
and thre is this £ 229
this, a 29er for £ 199
and this £ 224

if you look around on ebay, something will turn up.


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reanimation wrote:
Interesting thread! :lol:

I'm loosely tasked with finding my friend a bike for under £200,

You don't get a lot for that figure, not on eBay anyway, specially as he wants suspension forks and a large frame. I priced up building a quality bargain frame used ok forks, and cheap bits and even that was over 250, hmmm

Sounds its his ladies major birthday to fork out for soon so search will resume at some point in the near future....


I got a DiamondBack Axis 96, with Judy's for £68 on ebay last week. They are there to be found


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