Steel 29er (rigid?) for £400??

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  • birney29
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    I may have a Genesis Fortitude Race for sale. Size medium. Used twice. Looking for 550.

    bonesetter
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    No, it’s 400 tops thanks anyway

    bonesetter
    Member

    Used or new, complete bike for someone who will be riding road, canal and rough (ish) bridle ways

    He has a steel rigid now but is yonks old, and eveything is falling apart so it’s new bike time

    He likes the feel of steel, but it’s not a deal breaker

    Cheers

    markrtw
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    I wanted much the same recently but came up with not a lot, so in the end got a Carrera Subway from Halfords for 200 notes. (£229 + 10% off flash sale thing). Its basically their mountain bike frame set up with ridged forks and it goes far better than I expected. Only 26″ wheels though.
    Might be worth a look?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    What made me think clicking on the link to the Ramin was a good idea, after the long lecture about the state of our finances last night? 🙄

    Slightly above budget and not steel but this would be ideal for the riding you describe:

    http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/beinn29.html

    Second hand then you should get something like an On One Inbred 29er or Charge Cooker for that money if you scour ebay. Karate Monkey if you’re very lucky.

    EDIT: That Ramin looks like a killer deal though.

    Jamie
    Member

    I just bought a Ramin One.

    It’s ace.

    Also, can get 4% off via TCB, and if you have any Clubcard vouchers, you can double them up and turn into Evans vouchers. Ends 31st July.

    Premier Icon tricky dicky
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    I have an unridden 2013 Medium Cannondale SL3 SS 29 er available if you are interested.

    Fitted with new Deore 615 Hydraulic brakes.

    Regards

    Richard

    Deveron53
    Member

    I’ve got a Ridgeback X1 with upgraded cranks (Truvativ Stylo) and cassette/shifters (SRAM 2×10)and an Answer carbon flat bar. That I’ll happily sell you for £400 posted. 19″ frame and it’s a nice British racing green, not the lighter green colour as seen in the adverts.
    Only ridden approx. 8 times, very good condition.
    email in profile, pics on request

    I got a Kona Unit on ebay for £450.

    But TBH I think I struck lucky.

    bonesetter
    Member

    Thanks

    I see Spesh’sRockhopper is 400 quid new, which I always thought a decent enough ride

    Deveron53
    Member

    Any bike under £500 new will have a terrible suspension fork. Best to get rigid and buy a fork later. Not having suspension means you get much better brakes.
    My X1 has a Project Two style rigid cromo fork. I put a fat tyre on and it’s instantly more ‘suspended’ than it’s suspension forked equivalents.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Pimpmaster Jazz – Member

    But TBH I think I struck lucky.

    Me too:

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/inbred-29er-ss-complete-bike

    Loving it.

    Premier Icon stufield
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    I am selling my Cannondale 29er Singlespeed for £400 its a large (frame size), has hydraulic discs, rides perfectly well, only used to pottle around the netherlands on family camping holiday.

    bonesetter
    Member

    Thanks guys, all good suggestions

    He doesn’t want SS though (bit of a girl)

    I’ll keep checking the classifieds

    bonesetter
    Member

    He went for a Ramin One

    It’s arriving today and I’ll check it out over the weekend.

    Looks a tidy bike to me

    darkcyan
    Member

    go for the genesis, go for the genesis repeat. offer 500.

    Jamie
    Member

    He went for a Ramin One

    Few bods off here have one now, so any questions, just ask.

    bonesetter
    Member

    Thanks for the comments

    Mate’s had the Ramin now for a few days and I’ve gotten my hands on it and given it a makeover 🙂

    Seat post was changed for a lay back as too much weight was over the front/forks. Soon as the bike was anything like down the seat wanted to buck you over the bars

    Bars changed for some slightly wider (720) and some rise to get the hands higher

    Front tyre goes to a Weirwolf 2.55

    He calls it a tour de force, and I’m inclined to agree. Once he had accustomed to the rigid fork and relaxed fully I was pretty impressed what he was doing for a recent rider

    The Genesis, while looking good has quite a low fork which I didn’t like – it is called a race bike after all I suppose

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