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Could I buy a New version of an old 10 speed racer?

brompton pilotbrompton pilot Posts: 21
edited April 2019 in Road beginners
Hello

I’m after a road bike on the cycle to work scheme that would be comparable to the old 10 speeds of my youth-
Quick,fun,easy to ride and bullet proof.
Would be used for fitness,fun and the occasional commute.
And suggestions welcome!

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  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,154
    Check out the offerings from Ribble.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    If you don’t find anything on c2w then Planet X do retro stuff occasionally but as said, the6 aren’t on c2w
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • essexianessexian Posts: 178
    To me, it depends whether you are going to buy the bike with your heart in which case I would go for a Bianchi every time or with your head. If its the latter, the Cube looks an excellent set up what with discs and a huge plate on the back. If you are new to road cycling you may like a 34 lower gear.

    The group sets all look similar so it really is down to which you like the look of. I guess the real answer would be to get down to your local bike shop and sit on a few of them until you find one which feels right. However, if you are going to order on line, then you could look at the Cube with the 105 set up for "only" a couple of hundred more.....

    Or, for a more "old school" type of bike/frame, you could try:

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBHOLELAN ... -road-bike

    It comes in steel and is a X1 set up so no messing about with a front gear changer. The hydro brakes should stop it quickly....something my bikes back in the 1970's never did!
  • going in to Evans tomorrow to have a sit on a few
    I've narrowed it down to these I think (but this might change tomorrow :D )
    https://www.evanscycles.com/cube-attain ... e-EV355526
    https://www.evanscycles.com/cannondale- ... e-EV338189
    https://www.evanscycles.com/cinelli-exp ... e-EV359778
    https://www.evanscycles.com/bianchi-via ... e-EV360259
    https://www.evanscycles.com/specialized ... e-EV337902

    a think that covers the favourites,but just going off looks the 2 Italians are just stunning 8)
  • https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-ar ... e-EV339947

    This what was recommended today in Evans,Tiagra gears-seems decent for the money-I know it’s an adventure bike but would I be able to use this on a club run? The guy in Evans says it would be no problem
    I’m liking the idea of a multi use bike,but if it can’t use it for club runs I need to rethink
    Help please
  • essexianessexian Posts: 178
    Turn up on that and your club mates will laugh at you......well actually no, you can ride whatever you like during a club ride, as long as you can keep up.

    Looking at the bike, while it looks okay for slightly more rugged stuff: we have a disused railway path around here which is a bit bumpy which that bike would be fine for, I don't think I would want to use it for long road rides given the tyre size and the overall weight. It does have a hydro brake set which is useful for the wet but frankly, I really don't think you should be using your brakes much when group riding.

    Also, the make is Evan's own brand. You may consider the "snob" factor if that's your thing.... Turn up on a blue Italian bikes and you are likely to get more looks than on an Evans machine (frankly, it doesn't matter to me but to some it might).

    I think you could do better for your grand.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    essexian wrote:
    Turn up on that and your club mates will laugh at you......well actually no, you can ride whatever you like during a club ride, as long as you can keep up.

    Looking at the bike, while it looks okay for slightly more rugged stuff: we have a disused railway path around here which is a bit bumpy which that bike would be fine for, I don't think I would want to use it for long road rides given the tyre size and the overall weight. It does have a hydro brake set which is useful for the wet but frankly, I really don't think you should be using your brakes much when group riding.

    Also, the make is Evan's own brand. You may consider the "snob" factor if that's your thing.... Turn up on a blue Italian bikes and you are likely to get more looks than on an Evans machine (frankly, it doesn't matter to me but to some it might).

    I think you could do better for your grand.

    #clubbies,eh
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Any other recommendations then?
    The bike will hopefully be used for commuting,3 miles each way, with a half a mile steepish( for me)climb
    For fitness-at least 2 times a week to improve fitness and mileage
    For club runs-again to improve fitness while have something to aim for
    Using Evans as I can trade in an old mountain bike to get some cash to spend on accessories
    All I know is what I read on the internet and in magazines,the last time I rode a road bike the shifters where on the down tube so any help from people who actually ride now is massively helpful to me
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Arte you restricted to that £1,000 or can you chuck in a bit more?

    Wheelbase do c2w and also do a shed load of bikes - CAAAD Optimo 105 at £999 or something similar
    Trek Emonda at £899 as its in the sale
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Merlin cycles are cycle 2 work - Colnago amongst others

    https://www.merlincycles.com/colnago-a1 ... 15618.html
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Ridleys also have huge chunks knocked off their prices at Merlin =- Fenix full carbon is £800 odd......
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    If you'll only ever ride it on the road, get a (lighter) road bike.

    If you'll genuinely ride it off-road at times then a more versatile bike makes sense

    If you'll be riding it all year round including when it's wet, consider getting a bike which takes proper mudguards.

    Bear in mind that Pinnacle is Evans' own brand so the salesman might have a vested interest in pointing you in that direction.

    I rode bikes with friction downtube shifters for thousands of miles in the 70s & 80s. OK, they are cheap and mechanically simple, but I don't miss them one bit. Nor the ineffective Weinmann centrepull brakes. Todays STI shifters, derailleurs and brakes are nicer to use in every way.
  • so,Evans has just cancelled it's trade in promotion
    so i either keep my mountain bike and use it as my bad weather commuter or sell it
    but that opens up my options for the CTW scheme to anybody
    I would still prefer a bricks and mortar shop because of my lack of knowledge
    but at least I've got my choice now !
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