- Daily hack / work bike
hay guys and girls,
i am going to be comuting to work only about 3/4 miles each way a day.
I dont want to use my Orange Crush for this and prematurely ware out the consumables on it.
i was thinking of getting a gash bike that i can stick slick/ semi slick tyres on to do this trip, maybe even a rigid!
Cant use the C2W scheme because the Millitary does not support it.
so what do you , the STW masses, use for this kind of duty?
Show me your daily workhorse!!Posted 5 years agoSaccadesMember
I’m lucky in that I’ve pretty secure lockup at work (in a remote location) and the local pubs allows me to bring the bike in (use it to pop into town to watch the footie) so my bike doesn’t have to be a complete hack, also used to tow the kiddie trailer.
Alfine for indestrucability.Posted 5 years agoMrTallMember
Classifieds or Ebay to pick up something suitably gash as required or if you want new then Rutland do 2 bikes by Forme that may fit the bill?
There is a cheaper version as well at £199
For 3-4 miles each way there’s no point going for a decent bike as any bike will do that distance pretty comfortably with very little time difference between good and crappy bikes.Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
Singlespeed is the way forward. This was mine for doing that distance. GT Timberline frame bought for the princely sum of £11 off fleabay, stripped and powder coated. Built up entirely from stuff thrown in the corner of the garage. Only thing new were the cranks and headset.Posted 5 years ago
For 3-4 miles each way there’s no point going for a decent bike as any bike will do that distance pretty comfortably with very little time difference between good and crappy bikes.
I quite agree, this is why i dont want to use the crush.
i would be happy with a old steel / ali frame, even an . . . . . . Apollo 😡 that i can just pop a max of £50 into for a single speed conversion maybe and consumables.Posted 5 years agodufresneoramaMember
Cheap frame off here I think. Used loads of spares and spent about £50 total originally….but then splashed a bit of cash on it as I tend to use it in place of my other bikes now. Single Speed is what put the fun back into cycling for me (36:14).Posted 5 years ago
Now when out on the mtb I forget there are gears to change!
Mine is pretty gash. As a bike fan it’s hard to build up a rubbish looking bike, but it is essential for security round these parts if you want to leave it outside. Those pictured above would attract too much attention. It’s so rough I haven’t even taken a picture.Posted 5 years ago
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