Ever bought a bike just "coz you fancied it"?
My old MsIsle was one of the worst bikes I’ve ever owned!
Curtis was probably the most ‘just because’ bike when they were £200 on CRC. I’d just literally days before finished building a new Dialled Love/Hate but couldn’t resist returning to Curtis ownership for the same money I ended up selling the Love/Hate for…
As I hoped, its turned out to be one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden!Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
TBH once I’m sold on a bike, I only use spec/special offers to justify it 😉
I know which bike I want next (kinda obvious from my posts), and it’ll be only lack of cash that stops me doing it… sensibly I know it’s hardly perfect, but I want one! (I’m hardly a serial bike buyer)Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Yep. I’d always fancied a long travel bike, just to see what it was like. One day I popped into Sunset Cycles, came out £1500 lighter wheeling a Patriot with coil front and rear.
It was a dog on the climbs but something else on the descents. Problem is I’d take it on huge mountain rides to do the descents, and have to winch it up huge climbs.
The air-sprung adjustable-forked one that replaced it on insurance is much better, 7lbs lighter!Posted 4 years agoSteelsrealSubscriber
was at bristol bike fest running some roller racing when the Ison van pulls up and out come some demo bikes including a horsethief….
needless to say said steed went home with me and Pat at Ison went away with my credit card details…
Went to Afan the next day had an over the handlebars moment on the Black run (long story) losing a couple of teeth in the process…Posted 4 years agokhegsMember
Yeah, pretty much, went into evans at lunchtime one day, about a year ago, bimbling in with colleagues as one of them needed a bit.
Somehow ended up walking out with a Fuji Classic track bike, which has been used pretty much daily since, and the cost per mile is already well below £1Posted 4 years agobadllamaMember
Yup my Spesh Status 1 some times regret it now as it’s a bitch on climbs but I just keep telling myself to get fitter 😀
Plus after riding it the Enduro which I now have goes like a rabbit, at the time of buying the Status just wanted a longer travel bike from my 120 mm Camber 😕Posted 4 years ago
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