New here but need advise.
Ali or steel frame for a road bike to commute via the C2W scheme around £1000.
A friend at work suggests steel but I have no idea, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Frame- Ribble ultralite racing (alloy) size 52.5
Fork- Prolite carbon
Derallieurs- Shimano 2300
Cassette/Chain- Shimano Tiagra 8 speed 12-25
Crank- Bontrager sport triple 30-42-52
Shifters- Shimano Sora
Bars/stem/ seatpost- Bontrager sport.
F/wheel- Campagnolo (campagnolo veloce hub)
R/wheel- Bontrager (off Trek madone)- Only done 35miles.
Brakes- Unbranded alloy, from Trek 1000
In 2011 I had a Trek 1000 and the frame cracked so I bought the Ribble frame /fork (£220) to replace it.
In September 2012 I got a Trek madone for my 21st and therefore the Ultralite became redundant. I decided to take the wheels off the ultralite (because I had built them myself and they had shimano 105 hubs that I wanted to keep) to put on the old winter training bike I have.
The next day I crashed the madone, writing off some parts but leaving others unscathed- The rear wheel was fine so I put it on the Ultralite. (Got new madone so didn’t need old back wheel).
Front wheel is off a Fondriest Mega that a guy in the village sold me for parts- The gears on this bike were knackered so I split it up for parts (as replacing the whole lot would have been too pricey).
Hi all, im thinking about treating myself to a new road bike, keeping my trek 1200 that has been with me for 8 years and covered 1000's of miles and use it as a winter ride. Id like carbon and obviously the best group set I can .I have a figure in mind of £ 1500 I like the look of specialized tarmac and Wilier bikes in my local bike shop.
Give me you thoughts on what you would buy with the money? Id be mostly using it for sportive and club rides upto a125 miles.
Thanks for your help.
Another what bike forum post for a cycle to work scheme...
Price: Upto £650 (less if possible so I can get some kit with it)
Type: Road (although a fixie is tempting)
Other limitations: Has to be from Evans as they're the only people my company deals with.