What's the best "cheap" bike you've owned – experiences and pictures please!
Nice red Trek road bike for £250 (should have been £400). Had it 10 years and had lots of great rides on it. With the exception of a new set of wheels (I “accidently” ended up off road and wrecked the original wheels) I’ve done little more than fix punctures on it. In effortless smile-per-pound terms it is way better than my expensive full susser, although by modern standards my full susser seems mid-range 😯Posted 7 years agoRetrodirectMember
It was from an online place on offer.
This is the current equivalent model though it has lots of small niggles sorted. This one has a euro Sealed Bottombracket (well worth the extra money).
If you want one, BMX Cruisers come up on ebay for dirtcheap. There’s currently a REALLY nice haro x24 sitting wih no bids a £150Posted 7 years agoBustaspokeSubscriber
I bought a Specialized Hardrock new in 2003,I think it cost £375,best value for money bike I’ve hadPosted 7 years ago
It’s in rigid full mudguard commuter mode here,but I’ve also ran it with discs/100mm Marzochis,it’s the bike that got me into proper mountain biking.
I’ve done a couple of IOM E2E’s on it,Calderdale mtb marathons a few loops of the marin trail etc,gets used in all weathers.
Definitley the best vfm bike I’ve boughtSaccadesMember
Bugaboo on the SpinkThis Carrera Bugaboo, my first full suss – frame was £150 and then parts off ebay brought it up to about £350. I cracked the chainstay (well known design flaw) and brant sold me an on-one for warrenty price as he was pissed and felt sorry for me (i later found out I could get the upgraded replacement for £50 and it started me on the slippery slope of owning more than one bike).
(fotopic.net being crap at hotlinking still Bugaboo on the Spink
Loved that bike loads but had my head turned by a cheap SC Blur, so i swoped it for a set of deore disc brakes. 3 years later I get rid of the blur and I got a Merida Transmission Speed – the expensive grown up version… I still have a hankering for the original though as it’s hung up in my mates garage looking unused.Posted 7 years ago
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