- Cheapest bike I’ve ever bought…
After not having a bike(well I have a 90s Raleigh with not existant brakes that weighs 3 tons) for over a year due to having to sell them all for financial reasons I bought something to take to ride with the kids on holiday in Devon next week…
Its a carrera crossfire hybrid with 8 speed gears and mechanical discs and it sucks but I have a few spare parts lying around I can make it a bit better with a hopefully get back into riding again.
My last few bikes were pretty high spec as I used to work in the bike industry so I have been spoilt and this is very much slumming it for me!
I want to hear stories of shit bikes that gave you the chance to ride and enjoy bikes again to see that I’m not mad just wasting money….Posted 1 year agoBreganteSubscriber
90’s fully rigid Kona hahanna single speed bought off eBay for £120. It was too small for me but handled like an oversized BMX and I commuted on it for a year before buying a karate monkey which fitted me better. It was bloody brilliant.
On a related note, isn’t Google image search amazing? I searched Kona hahanna and my user name and my actual bike popped up in the first couple of images (probably not amazing at all but I’m easily pleased)
Posted 1 year agocookeaaSubscriber
Another kona here, a 97 fire mountain, I got the frame and forks off retro bike for £50, built it up with spares bin parts and used it as my winter SS hack for a couple of years… Great bike:
My other great value purchase was a viking citifix it started off looking like this:
Now looks like this:
Posted 1 year ago
Still can’t figure out pictures on the new forum but there is the beast… Have some avid db3 brakes to upgrade to hydraulics and hopefully getting some shifters off here because it has the integrated shifter/brakes got some grips and a better saddle here to fit and hopefully should make a bit nicer to usePosted 1 year agodukeduvetSubscriber
OP hope you have fun on your budget bike.
I picked up a Kona Pahoehoe and Marzocchi marathon for under £100 on ebay. Still fun to ride off road. Some real bargains to be had such as older Voodoo Bizangos for under £300. I love budget mtb stuff. Present bike is a Genesis High Latitude 29er with Reba, Hope, Xt, slx, WTB and Kinesis wheels for about £500 built up from bargains on here.
Posted 1 year ago
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