commuting to work (35Km a day)

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10speedsemiracer
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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:12 am

I've found buying directly off their site can be cheaper occasionally, depends on the item.
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Happyhunting » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:00 pm

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southba ... 1197992330

what do you guys think,
Bonus tyres included

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby am50em » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:09 pm

I think this topic should be closed.

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby MattyK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:07 am

am50em wrote:I think this topic should be closed.

Coming to this conclusion too.

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby anthbear » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:37 pm

I bought my wife a specialized roll, she loves the upright position, the gearing and comfy seat. Have a look at their models.

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Mububban » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:02 pm

At what point will you actually pull the trigger and buy a bike? It feels like you want to avoid buyer's remorse, but you can have definitely have too much information sometimes. This thread is now 5 pages long...if you don't feel confident buying second hand after this amount of advice and feedback, I suggest saving up and buying something brand new from a nearby store that gives you a good trustworthy vibe, so if you have any issues or questions you can easily pop back in and see them.

The only part of a new bike that might let you down for light urban use is incorrect gearing ie too difficult to get up hills. Everything else should work well enough. If you love cycling you'll wind up buying a newer better bike within 12-18 months anyway.
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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Paddles » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:24 pm

The ridiculous part of this is that HH can go onto bike exchange, select road bikes, sort by ascending price and filter for bikes within 50km of Melbourne and there are heaps of really good, entry level road bikes for less than $1k :roll:

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Happyhunting » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 am

[quote="Ivanerrol"]Cycling Deal in Dandenong South have these on special. $599.00

https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/2017-hasa-r2-shimano-tiagra-20-speed-alloy-road-bi/R217

Full Shimano 10 speed 4700 groupset, Mavic rims. Continental tyres

You couldn't buy the individual components for that price.


I am going to buy this bike.
what size frame would I need. I am 170cm tall.

thanks guys for your help.

:)

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Usernoname » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm

You'll need a 50 or 52 - price for those sizes are showing $799. I'm 173cm and ride a 52 merida with 90mm stem.

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby MattyK » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Usernoname wrote:You'll need a 50 or 52 - price for those sizes are showing $799. I'm 173cm and ride a 52 merida with 90mm stem.

50 and 52 are out of stock :( I was going to recommend it to a friend except for that.

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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Ivanerrol » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Happyhunting wrote:
Ivanerrol wrote:Cycling Deal in Dandenong South have these on special. $599.00

https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/2017-hasa-r2-shimano-tiagra-20-speed-alloy-road-bi/R217

Full Shimano 10 speed 4700 groupset, Mavic rims. Continental tyres

You couldn't buy the individual components for that price.


I am going to buy this bike.
what size frame would I need. I am 170cm tall.

thanks guys for your help.

:)


My advice:

Go to Cycling Deal in Dande south.
They have some made up bikes very cheap your size.
Ask for their super specials.

You seem to have some fitness as you mentioned.

Buy one of the cheapies. You will have upgraditis after a few months. - this is regardless on what price you pay for your first rig.

The $599 bikes I mentioned come in a box and you need to assemble yourself. There are made up bikes on the floor - not the same price as boxed however haggle on the price.

There are more bikes upstairs.
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Re: commuting to work (35Km a day)

Postby Happyhunting » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:14 pm

ok thanks guys

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