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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Sell them all and buy a Fatbike.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Don’t you start. 🙂

    Jamie
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    Sell them all and buy a motorbike.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I bought the MTB in the first place because I gave up motorbiking!

    You get your problem sorted?

    Junkyard
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    NOT a CX bike FFS not one of those

    get a road bike or a mountain bike but not one that is crap road bike and a crap MTB combined.

    Its ok if you claim its a tourer though that allowed

    Jamie
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    NOT a CX bike FFS not one of those

    Why not?

    You get your problem sorted?

    Not yet.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I’ve been thinking of rationalising my quiver recently and reckon the carbon road steed is extraneous to requirements. But then I do already have a cross/tourer.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Let me know if you’re flogging the carbon roadie – you’re a bit of a shortarse person of restricted growth too aren’t you? 😀

    But then I do already have a cross/tourer.

    So do I, I suppose.
    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.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    rationalising my quiver

    this would probably have a dirty hidden meaning on mumsnet

    Junkyard
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    Why not?

    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.
    Obviously its perfect for you as you do mince core light 😛

    Jamie
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    get a road bike or a mountain bike but not one that is crap road bike and a crap MTB combined.

    I want to see your working.

    Obviously its perfect for you as you do mince core light

    You’ve changed since you started shopping at Amazon 😥

    Junkyard
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    😆

    TBH, depending on your commute, they can be the perfect bike.
    I cannot say I have ever wanted to own one personally.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    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.
    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. 🙂

    Sell them all and buy a recumbent!!!

    You’ll be niche beyond belief 😉

    Jamie
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    And if I go for the roadie, it’d be the new cheapo Defy Composite, which I think looks rather nice:

    Suffolk looks nicer.*

    *The bike, not the county.

    warton
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    650b downhill bike would do the trick, wouldn’t it?

    Premier Icon benji
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    Sell them all and buy a singlespeed fatbike recumbent!!!

    You’ll be niche beyond belief

    EFA

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    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?
    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. 🙂

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Sorry.

    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.

    or

    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.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Doesn’t that Giant have that stupid proprietary seatpost? You’d be a mug to opt for one of those 🙂

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Yep, and a silly headset standard as well.

    However, my lovely LBS can do me one for a ridiculously good price.

    Quite fancy a Ribble, but the lifetime Giant frame warranty is a very powerful draw.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Suffolk does look nicer though…

    Jamie
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    However, my lovely LBS can do me one for a ridiculously good price.

    Surprised at that, what with it being a new model.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I know.
    But they are a very, very lovely LBS.

    We’ve bought lots of shiny things from them, starting with my old Marin back in 1992.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    On-One Fatty is available thru the cycle scheme, isn’t it? 😉

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