Possible to build a hack for £120 ??
You could get a complete POS of gum tree for £20 or so, depends how hack like you want it to be.
I’m thinking of moving on my hack as I hardly ever use it. it’s a 2003(ish) Saracen Dirttrax Disc, I was going to stick it on here and BR for about £150. No lockout on the forks though.Posted 4 years agosoobaliasMember
free-ads, gumtree, ebay, the local tip, cash converters
you should pick up something for £50, then brake blocks, new cables, tyres, grips, saddle from the remainder of your budget.
BB choice is key, as if you need to replace the drivetrain, you have blown your budget already.Posted 4 years agojoeydeaconMemberEdric 64Member
Are there any bike recycling places near you? Should be able to get something fully serviced and cheap from them.
We have a cycle project in Bath ,it takes donated bikes and tart them up to help the homeless .A worthy cause but their prices for old tat are silly because it actually costs more than the bikes are ever worth to do them upPosted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I have a couple of bikes that probably fall in the sub £150 category one is my rigid SS old kona fire mountain frame, fork and headset I got from retro bike for £50 other parts from spares box
classified and ebay.
Other one is a norco 250 frame and cranks were £50 from pinkbike this time and more spares box and ebay raiding for the rest of it.
So an XC ss Hack and a DJ ss hack the pair cost well below £300 together.
Both bikes are basic but functional.
It all comes down to what you consider a “hack bike” to be…Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
How far are you planning on riding it?
For up to ten miles each way I would go for a retro hybrid. Old ones tend too have mudguard and rack mounts and clunky heavy steel components last ages (but weigh a tonne!).
I have an until recently low mileage 1993 hybrid which has been treated to some v brakes (deore trekking sets with full length outer cables). It also got some plastic mudguards as the steel ones were rusty as and an old alloy bar. This makes an ace hack the bike was donated by av family member and the other bits probably came to about 100Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
I built a single speed for this winter from here for £150. Charge duster with mavic cross rides, Bonty mud x tubeless, deore cranks and brakes, fantastic bike.
I paid for it by buying good quality 90’s MTB’s for peanuts on eBay giving them some TLC with shed bits and selling them to workmates and neighbours. It helps that I’m the go to ‘bike guy’ so people trust me. It wasn’t that difficult tbh and given the space and time I could get near to funding my multiple bike addictions..Posted 4 years agoMarkBrewerMember
I got an old Kona Hahanna for £65 off ebay earlier this year which i use for general riding about, a bit of commuting, and canal rides with the missus. It had new cables all round recently and 2 virtually new Conti speed king tyres which was probably worth half what i paid for it.
The annoying thing is i’ve used it a few times instead of my proper bike, probably had more fun and beat a load of my personal best times on gps on it 😐Posted 4 years agoNeil FMember
I built a lovely 1991 Cannondale up with Shimano Ebay buys for about £80. I salvaged the Frame, wheels and a rigid fork from my mates garage, didn’t even know he had it. Ask your friends/family, you’d e amazed at how many people have old bikes lying in their sheds or garages that they could really do without.Posted 4 years ago
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