Cheap pub bike!

Stuww
Stuww Posts: 203
edited September 2008 in Commuting chat
I just spotted this on the net and thought for that price it might make a nice, nip down the shops \ pub bike!

Anyone got one?

http://www.unipackuk.co.uk/track-bikes_roadcourier.html

Stu

Comments

  • dafruk
    dafruk Posts: 125
    I actually really like the look of that, the red rims are only on the top pic, so no guarantee of getting them, but that chunky chainring is quite a nice look.

    The bars look horrible so they'd have to go if I wanted one, but otherwise seems a nice enough looking machine.

    Minimal spokes so not sure they'd take much of a pounding on the road, might be an additional cost.
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  • Why is it so expensive?
  • biondino
    biondino Posts: 5,990
    £170 isn't expensive! If anything, it makes me wonder what the catch is...
  • I saw one of those the other day. It looked ok but I suspect it would fall apart with any hard riding.
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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    The same bike is also being listed by the same shop on Ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Single-Speed- ... 286.c0.m14
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  • biondino wrote:
    £170 isn't expensive! If anything, it makes me wonder what the catch is...

    Altho I was being ironic on reflection the bike is obviously a total pile of dogsh!t so yes I maintain that £170 is expensive for it!
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    I'm inclined to say you get what you pay for...
    That said, I bought a £99 "mtb" in 1994 and it still gets me around town daily. The people in the LBS despair every time I take it in for a little tlc, but I can't part with it - slows me down when I ride with the children!
    I have proper bikes for real adventures...
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  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    linsen wrote:
    I'm inclined to say you get what you pay for...
    That said, I bought a £99 "mtb" in 1994 and it still gets me around town daily. The people in the LBS despair every time I take it in for a little tlc, but I can't part with it - slows me down when I ride with the children!
    I have proper bikes for real adventures...

    I saw an old Claude Butler like that a few years back. Was so tempted to buy it, 200 quid and I thought it was well enough made to last for a good few years. My father talked me out of it saying "you wont get a decent bike under 700" :?

    How experience gained has shown otherwise. :lol:
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Frame: Hi-ten steel. 72° parallel seat tube and head tube.

    In my old days, that meant lead pipe :shock:

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  • downfader
    downfader Posts: 3,686
    SecretSam wrote:
    Frame: Hi-ten steel. 72° parallel seat tube and head tube.

    In my old days, that meant lead pipe :shock:

    dealer near a church then I take it :lol:
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