WANTED – INEXPENSIVE HARDTAIL OR RIGID FOR NEW RIDER
Callander, Stirling area, can pay up to £100. Female rider, 5'4 ish
I'm trying to introduce a friend to the joys of cycling so she needs a decent, lightweight bike to get her started. Will mostly be riding on roads so hardtail, fully rigid or tourer all fine – just needs to be lightweight, in good condition and with decent spec. Anyone got anything like that tucked away in their shed?Posted 8 years ago
Been used mainly for commuting and i found it excellent for the job.Roads in Cambridge are rubbish to say the least. Replaced with newer hybrid with alloy frame rather than steel and tbh i prefer the ride of the muirwoods. Bike also has some good reviews online.
If she likes it and wants to go ahead is paypal ok?
CheersPosted 8 years ago
Yes, just checked out some reviews. I have a Bear Valley myself (that we found in a skip, perfect condition just minus a back wheel) and it's a great bike, just rode 300 miles round the Hebrides on it in august. Will ask friend if she has Paypal, I suspect maybe not – will cheque do? I'm wondering if the top tube reach might be a bit long for her – for the money do you have a shorter stem you could throw in the box as I see from spec it has a 100mm one? How comfy is the saddle too? Cheers ShimPosted 8 years ago
Hi Andy, she'd like a couple of days to have a test ride on my bike and think about it, if that's OK, as she didn't expect things to happen so quickly and was originally thinking of spending alot less. I've told her that she's better off paying a bit more for a decent bike that she'll actually want to ride, and the Muirwoods does sound like a great bike. My only concern is the sizing – presumably you're bigger than 5'5 and chose a size to fit you? On the Marin site it lists standover for that model/size as 30" which is on the limit for her…Posted 8 years ago
Hi again, when I told her it's advertised elsewhere she said she's tempted to just buy it but wants to have a little go on my bike tomorrow just to make sure she's happy with that style of bike (she's not ridden since she was a kid). I reckon she will go for it though. Rather than haggling over the price, do you have any spare goodies you could throw in – like mudguards (and maybe a bottle cage)? 😉 Thanks, ShimPosted 8 years ago
Yep – we're on! She's going to town tomorrow so can pay the money into your account at a bank. Just to confirm, will it be in a ready-to-ride state as she's not got the first clue about bikes! And can I be cheeky and ask you to fit the rack for her please? Does the seatpost have a QR clamp (can't really see in pics)Posted 8 years ago
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