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At this price, it would be rude not to:
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until I saw this http://www.hargrovescycles.co.uk/products.asp?category=Bikes&product=Tri... and picked it up yesterday.
Going to use it for a bit of commuting and the local 40 min loop I usually do on my mtb
posted by voiplondon [6 posts] 7th September 2008 - 21:15
That's a great price.
And a bit more flexible (usability) than the Bowery. I'll check who locally sells them....
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 8th September 2008 - 10:01
I had a look around on the web and could not find anyone else giving a discount so I drove down and picked mine up at the Winchester branch. Nice guys and good deals.
posted by voiplondon [6 posts] 8th September 2008 - 11:01
Winchester's a tad far for me.
Think I'll stick with the Bowery and buy a set of clip-on guards and a 'beam' type rack with the ££s diff..
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 8th September 2008 - 14:25
The Bowery does look good for the price, but the lack of a carbon fork and guard/rack mounts puts me off.
Besides, aren't these SS things meant to be steel...?
posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts] 8th September 2008 - 17:18
The Giant box landed this morning... just need to put it all together,
I'll keep people updated with my findings and a log of rides on my blog.
Question for the masses: Should I fit the chain guard?
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 12th September 2008 - 15:19
don't do it!
where's yr blog?
posted by purplecup [233 posts] 12th September 2008 - 15:23
I'll put the build up and use on here:
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 12th September 2008 - 15:40
What's wrong with fitting the chainguard? Means you can ride in normal clothes without tucking one trouser leg into your sock. Hardly adds any weight either, and it'll protect your chain from the elements
On a bike somewhere…
posted by thebikeboy [138 posts] 12th September 2008 - 16:18
You are absolutley correct.
But, alas I work in a suit so need to change/shower etc..
And I'm too damn lazy to strip the drive-train down to fit the mounting gubbins needed between the crank and frame.
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 16th September 2008 - 10:33
Anything that makes your bike more 'jump on and go' has to be good. No?
Can't keep up this sustainability thing for long
posted by mundo [5 posts] 16th September 2008 - 12:11
Mundo, If I was after something like that I'd not have the Bowery... full guards, proper rack, hub gears (with chain guard), flat or riser bars and a more up-right position. The Bowery is a cheap A-2-B commuter machine with no frills and minimum fuss & comfort, but a lot of laughs and a BIG grin.
posted by DaveP [467 posts] 17th September 2008 - 7:57
the guys at Pearsons come up trumps again, Guy and Will are top fellas.
If it is over then it is not the end, if it is the end then it is not over yet
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