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dream bike which looks so comfortable

blondeonbikeblondeonbike Posts: 5
edited August 2010 in Commuting general
Strange how your mail addy is the same as the site you are linking to.

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  • If you want to try out a sit-up-and-beg type bike, it occurs to me that a cheap and relaxed way of seeing what they're like on London roads would be to sign up to the cycle hire scheme. Of course, any bike you buy is almost definitely going to be lighter than the Boris Bikes, but they might help give you an idea.
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Good suggestion DM.

    Hi BoB - cycling in London is alright. It can be hairy at times but so can walking along a busy pavement :) You could also test ride bikes too: Evans, Cycle Surgery are two worth a visit but be aware shops are selling of present stock to make space for 2011 models.

    Good luck.
  • Thanx a lot!
    Hire scheme is impossible just to try right now, you should subscribe for it to use it, and without-subscription type of hire is coming as far as I know, I'll definitelly try it.
    If talking about cruiser bikes (they are called cruisers, right?) does it have many speeds? Or those ones half road half cruisers are hybrid ones?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,757
    Most cruiser type bikes have a low number of gears, they are designed for 'pootling' so the number of gears needed is reduced, and most won't see hills (they are sometimes referred to as Dutch bikes as they are common over there, and the Dutch have no hills!) either.
    Round london (the basically flat bits) a 3 speed is fine for pootling, in first you'll get up most hills round London, beware though they tend to be heavy, no biggy on the flat, but adds to the uphills being an issue and if you need to 'man handle' it at all.

    Simon
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,757
    Most cruiser type bikes have a low number of gears, they are designed for 'pootling' so the number of gears needed is reduced, and most won't see hills (they are sometimes referred to as Dutch bikes as they are common over there, and the Dutch have no hills!) either.
    Round london (the basically flat bits) a 3 speed is fine for pootling, in first you'll get up most hills round London, beware though they tend to be heavy, no biggy on the flat, but adds to the uphills being an issue and if you need to 'man handle' it at all.

    Simon
  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    Try Pashleys - they have a number of cruiser-type bikes around the 4-500 mark with 3 or 5 speed gears depending on the model
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    It might be worth going on a shopping holiday to Holland if you want that kind of bike
  • ->Beginner Thanx. Lucky Dutch lol
    ->Jay dubbleU thanx, will check out their models. The price is just what I plan to spend on that. Btw, I saw some electric bikes, of similar shape like cruisers,want to try to ride those ones too. probably with them the problem with hills won't be so big.
    -> vorsprung why Holland? you mean to buy a bike in Holland? :)
  • ha, I found a relatively cheap electric cruiser shape
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    just don't get, are electric bikes faster? I have a feeling that not really.
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