Cycle to work – tourer…
Anyone had a Dawes Karakoram or Galaxy from recent years?
Thinking I might get one or other through c2w because as much as I like my cheap road bike its too brutal and head down for 16-17 miles of extra urban and suburban stuff. I would prefer some comfort and to.keep my head up a bit more if I am then doing a day in the office.
Need to decide by weds lunchtime as scheme closes for the year on thursday.
Only other thing I saw was the specialized tricross.
The non commuting use would be utility and family riding with child seat or ran trailer so need something stable.Posted 4 years agominer29erMember
If it’s a 33-ish mile round trip day in day out and in all weathers you need a bit of comfort. If it’s only half that distance – say a 45-minute commute then comfort’s not that critical. Either way, I’d recommend not going down the C2W route. Buy an old rigid mtb, fit some decent 1.5″ commuting tyres. Vee brakes will be fine for commuting. You’ll end up with a reliable workhorse, the more upright position, and money in your pocket for everyday maintenance. It’ll also satisfy your non-commuting requirements.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Wont be every day for me. I have to drive on average 2 – 3 days a week due to meetings out of the office.
Idea is to ride whenever i can with probably more in the summer. 2nd hand is not a bad ploy if I could find something suitable for sensible money. I have an old muddy fox hybrid but it has awful toe overlap and is horrendous round town and its hi ten steel so.filling removing too!
CTC classifieds a good starting point or somewhere else?Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Cycle to work – tourer…’ is closed to new replies.