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I have happened across a very reduced price Raleigh Flyer, anybody got one or experience of one? Would it be a worthwhile purchase?
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Depending on how much it is. Is it new?
I've not had one, but they are decent bikes in the Fixie, S/S market. Deep section rims. The only thing is they are flat bars........Not a fan of them
posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts] 11th September 2012 - 15:33
£175 on Raleigh's own site at the moment. Not going to be anything at all special, but if you're going to get a sub-£200 bike, a steel singlespeed seems like a pretty good bet for minimum irritation.
posted by steff [81 posts] 11th September 2012 - 15:47
That's a nice looking bike. I've been looking at replacing my old MTB with something for roads that's as cheap as possible, shame it's got flat bars and is SS, wonder what the cost would be to add some gears... (might as well just buy a geared bike I guess).
posted by drheaton [3429 posts] 11th September 2012 - 15:52
Couldn't really add gears as its track hubs and horizontal drop outs
posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts] 11th September 2012 - 15:57
See, I knew there'd be a good reason.
Saving for a wedding so can't justify any extra expense. If I want to replace my knackered old mtb (it probably classes as a hybrid now, but there were no hybrid's when I bought it) it needs to be at bare minimum cost.
posted by drheaton [3429 posts] 11th September 2012 - 16:02
You could get gears for not much more:
posted by Dave Atkinson [7437 posts] 11th September 2012 - 16:14
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