- Which bike query – and may God have mercy on my soul………….
Let me know if you’re flogging the carbon roadie – you’re a
bit of a shortarseperson of restricted growth too aren’t you? 😀
But then I do already have a cross/tourer.
So do I, I suppose.Posted 4 years ago
The steel Rockhopper really is a nice bike, and I have a certain sentimental attachment to it.
It can tour, commute and make me feel inadequate offroad in equal measure.
What about a Whyte Suffolk?Posted 4 years ago
Mmm let me think about that
ah hold on what about
get a road bike or a mountain bike but not one that is crap road bike and a crap MTB combined.
ie its not very good at either and a bit of a compromise.Posted 4 years ago
Obviously its perfect for you as you do mince core light 😛
Nice spec on that Whyte, but it looks like it was designed by John Major.
I just couldn’t own a matte grey (or matte anything, really) bike.
I’d die a little every time I looked at it.
If I were going down the CX route, it’d deffo be the Giant TCX.Posted 4 years ago
And if I go for the roadie, it’d be the new cheapo Defy Composite, which I think looks rather nice:
Look reet that with a Rolls, some guards, a huge seatpack, a couple of cages and some black bar tape on it. 🙂
Suffolk looks nicer.*
Nah, looks like the bicycle version of Mogadon.
Seriously, I’d fall asleep riding it.
fatladridesbikes – Member
Sell them all and buy a recumbent!!!
You’ll be niche beyond belief
If they were cheap enough and well engineered I’d have one tomorrow. 😀
And I don’t really do niche – had issues with every bike from a non-mainstream manufaturer I’ve ever owned, sadly.
Never ever had a problem with a Marin, Trek or Specialized.
I’d buy a bike with ASDA on the downtube if it was decent quality and well priced.
warton – Member
650b downhill bike would do the trick, wouldn’t it?Posted 4 years ago
What trick? Disappear up it’s own bottom bracket?
And if anyone else suggests 650b, I shall hunt you down and treat you as I would a rabid dog. 🙂
Bit of a quandry here:
I’m very happy with the hardtail MTB, so that’s safe.
And the BMX.
Have a couple of other bikes:
a) 1996 Trek 1400 roadie: hideously stiff, uncomfortable and overgeared, but good fun.
b) My lovely old steel Rockhopper which has Kona P2’s/rack/a nice Brooks on it and gets used as a rigid MTB, tourer and commuter.
Might now have the option of Bike 2 Work, so:
Get a lightweight carbon roadie and demote the Trek to winter use/sell it.
Get a CX/Disc type bike and flog both the Trek and the Rockhopper to raise a bit of cash (not much though).
Heart says get the carbon roadie. They’re all modern and flash and I get to keep the Rockhopper, which still does everything a crosser can.
Head says don’t be daft, you’re an ageing fat knacker who’ll be better off with a sensible disc crosser, which would fulfil the roadie/tourer/commuter/rigid role and no one really needs five bikes.
What would you do?
And yes, I am thoroughly ashamed of myself for asking such a question, but I really have thought myself into a corner on this one.Posted 4 years ago
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