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Houston - I may have a problem

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
Okay, so I have my commute bike, a perfect solution to my needs: a Tricross Sport.

Only (as said elsewhere) I have a hankering after a leisure bike that I can use at weekends and leave the commute hack for what it does best.

Work is intorducing the Cycle to Work scheme later this year, so I've got a Grand to spend on a *cough* commuting bike.

Listing my requirements: road use, light trail use and shared cycle paths (which will allow me to traverse routes like the Tissington and High Peak trails)

Ah. Guess which bike is best suited to that? 8)

Tum te tum

A CX bike. :wink:

Ah.

Another Tricross Sport or do I go and stump up the extra and get a Tricross Comp? I think I may be getting obsessed.
Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
2011 Trek Madone 4.5
2012 Felt F65X
Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter

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  • Kona Jake the Snake. Tricross's are really girly ;)
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    A Ridley.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • RoastieRoastie Posts: 1,968
    Ridley crosser. Ooooh. *drool*

    That said, Condor's Bivo Cross is purdy too.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    A Pinarello CX - ok ok so it's not within budget:

    http://blog.bicyclism.net/?p=199
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • bratboybratboy Posts: 82
    as your commute is pretty flat is I'd go for the Tricross SS and send the rest on loads of accessories/tools/tyres etc - you can do a nice upgrade for £500!
    :wink::wink:
    SC61.10a: FCN 3, with clip-on guards for winter
    Uncle John: FCN ?? knobblies, or 'fat' slicks n guards

    If you haven't tried these things, you should.
    These things are fun, and fun is good.
  • bratboybratboy Posts: 82
    sorry I'll clarify that - buy the Tricross SS for the commute.

    Then, when getting your quote for it also get the quote for accessories which can include plenty of stuff to upgrade your existing Tricross plus some tools.
    SC61.10a: FCN 3, with clip-on guards for winter
    Uncle John: FCN ?? knobblies, or 'fat' slicks n guards

    If you haven't tried these things, you should.
    These things are fun, and fun is good.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    bratboy wrote:
    sorry I'll clarify that - buy the Tricross SS for the commute.

    Then, when getting your quote for it also get the quote for accessories which can include plenty of stuff to upgrade your existing Tricross plus some tools.


    that's actually a great idea.

    very sensible, very logical and totally why I am ignoring it.


    ;)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Here's an idea....

    Since you've got a CX bike for trail use...

    Why don't you get a dedicated bike for Road use - one that's specifically designed for that purpose = A Hybrid.
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

    What would Thora Hurd do?
  • Fireblade96Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    One of these

    lifestyle_6.jpeg

    :twisted:
    Misguided Idealist
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Greg T wrote:
    Here's an idea....

    Since you've got a CX bike for trail use...

    Why don't you get a dedicated bike for Road use - one that's specifically designed for that purpose = A Hybrid.

    I've got a flat bar roadie, so nuh :P
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    One of these

    lifestyle_6.jpeg

    :twisted:

    Oi - get back to trikeradar.com
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    biondino wrote:
    One of these

    lifestyle_6.jpeg

    :twisted:

    Oi - get back to trikeradar.com

    :lol:

    I'd quite like one of those...
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    They do have a certain something... I have a feeling child transporting may be quite near in my future... :shock:

    Kieran, why not get those nice wheels (you know the ones!) and a new drive-train set, as well as the singlecross? The more I think about it, the better the idea sounds. :shock:

    Also, you can get fancier middle brake levers too you know.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    tardington wrote:
    They do have a certain something... I have a feeling child transporting may be quite near in my future... :shock:

    Kieran, why not get those nice wheels (you know the ones!) and a new drive-train set, as well as the singlecross? The more I think about it, the better the idea sounds. :shock:

    Also, you can get fancier middle brake levers too you know.


    Go dig a hole you.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    I mean it! Get a seriously light cassette and maybe new basic chainrings and a proper chain...

    My Shadow rear mech is so nice! as well (no sure about the weight though)...

    Or could you just get a comp frame? It must be possible!
  • tardington wrote:
    They do have a certain something... I have a feeling child transporting may be quite near in my future... :shock:

    Aw congratulations Old Bean, I'm raising a glass of Whisky to you as we speak. My advice to expectant fathers? Buy a paper, and read it on a Sunday morning, whilst you still can :)
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I'm deffo going to get a new bike and use it for leisure only... It's just which one. I would prefer a CX bike but the Comp may be too low with the gearing as I think it only has a 48 tooth chainwheel
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    tardington wrote:
    They do have a certain something... I have a feeling child transporting may be quite near in my future... :shock:

    Aw congratulations Old Bean, I'm raising a glass of Whisky to you as we speak. My advice to expectant fathers? Buy a paper, and read it on a Sunday morning, whilst you still can :)

    It's more in the way she looks at annoyig snottery bloody childer these days to be honest.

    Oh and the preg test I found in the bin. :shock:
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