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  • johndoh
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    When I say ‘best’ I kinda mean ‘cheapest’. Obviously there are the usual places but they are all pretty pricy but I am a bit nervous about buying from someone I have never heard of nor had recommended.

    Cheers.

    mattyfez
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    Carrera from Halfords is probably about as cheap as you’d want to go.

    johndoh
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    I had been looking at Raleigh – they seem to be the best compromise between price and weight. The current bike we are looking at (Chic 20”) is £220 RRP but I have seen it as low as £160 (or £145 from a very dodgy looking site).

    Will have a gander at the Carrera range though cheers.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    The new Raleighs look great. From a distance, I thought they were Islabikes – similar design and colours.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    eBay

    Had three Islabikes from there, they’ve all been in fantastic nick and half the price of new.

    Last one I bought, I went to the guys house to collect it, had a good chat about cycling and a look at his own bike collection. Entirely pleasant.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    eBay

    Had three Islabikes from there, they’ve all been in fantastic nick and half the price of new.

    +1. Or reconditioned direct from Islabike.

    user-removed
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    Right here on stw is a good place to start… Just bought a Frog from a member by posting a wanted ad 🙂

    user-removed
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    Right here on stw is a good place to start… Just bought a Frog from a member by posting a wanted ad 🙂

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Got a Carrera for my daughter for Xmas when they were heavily reduced. Paid £130ish.

    As above, I wouldn’t wanna go cheaper – it’s probably on the cusp in terms of weight.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    user-removed acknowledging that the OP needs to buy bikes for twins 😆

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    Does it have to be new? At that sort of money I’d be looking at a 2nd hand Frog or Orbea. It’s the lower end of 2nd Islabike pricing so I wouldn’t bother with those.

    Premier Icon Yak
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    +1 for here – the usual 2nd hand islabikes and frogs will be much lighter than anything else in the 20″ wheel range. The oft-stated spiel about islabikes having good resale is true, especially if you buy them 2ndhand in the first place.

    johndoh
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    They are being bought as ‘main’ Christmas presents (half each from us and grandparents but in the guise of being from Santa) I would like to buy new – especially as finding two similar condition second hand bikes will be difficult and they *do* compare. When they were younger (three YO IIRC) we did buy second hand bikes for Christmas and the first thing E did was to get the baby wipes out and start to clean the ‘dirty bike’.

    johndoh
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    And just looked – Islabikes are out of budget even when second-hand!!!! At the end of the day, they aren’t to be used for big off road treks, just for leisure riding around the roads near the house/to the playground etc and the occasional summer ride on the local cycle paths.

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    Thought I just saw an add for Halfords saying something like buy 2 get an extra 15% off on kids bikes – could be useful if I could find it. Will post if I see it again.

    Andyhilton
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    I’ve got a couple of frog bikes for sale. 52 and a 55

    Premier Icon marcgear
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    We’ve had some Ridgeback MX range bikes for ours and have been really happy with them. Islabikes etc are really nice but kids grow too quick, they basically need a new bike every 18months or so and that gets a bit silly.

    Youngest has just grown out of one of these: https://www.ridgebackkids.co.uk/boys/dimension-16-silver

    johndoh
    Member

    Cheers – just found one for 10% thank you 🙂

    johndoh
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    I’ve got a couple of frog bikes for sale. 52 and a 55

    Twins so both need same size but thanks anyway. You must be the last remaining person on this forum to know I have twins 🙂

    Premier Icon tod456
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    don’t forget the British cycling 10% too, i’m looking at the wiggin’s 20 Chartres.

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