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  • CountZero
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    Cxss, I would think. London is pretty flat, unless yopu’re going to regularly ride up to Ally Pally. While I’ve seen people hauling big, long-travel full-sussers around London streets, all the hipster types ride road fixies, or SS, so if it was me, I’d be going for light and manouverable, and minimum maintenance.

    fontmoss
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    Finally sorted some accommodation in Earlsfield, London and although some people will say I should take more I think it makes sense* to only take 1 bike. Got a ss mtb, sscx and a geared road bike to choose from. Very close to the train station so could strike out to the mtb trails (in theory at least) and also keen to take part in cx races if I can find the time. That said I do love just knocking out some miles on the road bike. So which bike should I take? Cx bike is ahead by a whisker right now – can do cx races, put it on the turbo and also explore trails. I could also sling some gears on there if needed/wanted to.

    Cheers

    *In that it’s a small flat rather than one bike makes more sense than many 😉

    fontmoss
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    Anyone else want to wade in?

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    1 bike – convert the sscx to geared cx and take 2 sets of tyres.

    I live in a small flat in the middle of Birmingham and have 4 bikes in there…. priorities!

    Rig up some kind of frame so you can store multiple bikes in a corner on their back wheel up against the wall. Halfords do a cheap alloy 3 bike stand which would do the job, then fix something to the wall or a doorframe you can easily paint over to make right to attach the front wheels to. Ikea pan rails are cheap – you can stick one of those on the wall and use small bungees to attach the bikes to it.

    Job done and no hard decisions about which bikes to part company with! 🙂

    fontmoss
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    Yeah I had considered doing something like that but my gf works from home and as it’s a rental I’m averse to knocking stuff into walls or doorframes. Our last letting agent is charging us £180 to remove a mark from a tyre!

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    I’d be telling them to stick that! I’ve got a couple of tyre marks on the ceiling, i’m really not sure how they got there… 😯

    CountZero
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    Our last letting agent is charging us £180 to remove a mark from a tyre!

    Cheeky buggers! Send them a bottle of Cilit Bang.

    Kuco
    Member

    IMO trade all three and get a geared CX.

    fontmoss
    Member

    Yeah we’re disputing the costs through deposit protection scheme (the buggers put rent arrears in as the reason instead of redecorating costs!)

    I wouldn’t sell the mtb or road bike, I can leave them with friends and neither are available to buy anymore.

    Cx looks like the smart move then…

    Premier Icon Caher
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    or a Brompton and an Oyster Card?

    fontmoss
    Member

    I should point out this isn’t for commuting, this is entirely for recreation.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    or a Brompton and an Oyster Card?

    Or….

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FRSLFTMTB/slingshot_fold_tech_mtb_frame

    How cool is that for an oyster card wielding MTB’er!

    huws
    Member

    Of the three SSCX is probably the most useful for London life.

    Herne hill velodrome hold CX races through the winter.

    samuri
    Member

    If you chop off an arm can you fit in two bikes?

    if not, take the cx bike.

    fontmoss
    Member

    Watching the tour makes me want to take my road bike 🙁

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