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Need a bike £500 budget

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Aug 2019
11:46pm, 1 Aug 2019
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Magbag
Hey fellow Fetchies
I am still struggling to run due to PF 😫
I decided to bite the bullet and buy a bike. I would like one that I could possibly use for a triathlon in the future.
Help I have no idea what I’m looking for. I’m only 5’2 so need a small frame, that’s about as much as I know.
Aug 2019
11:59pm, 1 Aug 2019
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HowFar?
Could you use the cycle to work scheme to make the money go a bit further?
cyclescheme.co.uk

I know that doesn’t help with picking a bike, but someone who knows about these things could factor in the extra amount you could have to spend by using the scheme.
Aug 2019
12:07am, 2 Aug 2019
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Magbag
Unfortunately not HF 🙁
Aug 2019
6:35am, 2 Aug 2019
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richmac
Shouldn't be a massive problem, of you are on face book look for a loval cycling sales page maybe.

Suggesting that as buying new for £500 would probably lead to Halfords, personally I'm not a fan.

If you're thinking of a tri in future you probably want a road bike with drop bars, but you but you don't have to a flat barred hybrid would be fine it's up to you.

Great thing about bikes is you can change components relatively cheaply and make it what suits you.

So really really first question is flat bars or drops?

Then look at cycling sales pages

And don't be afraid to ask WTF people are on about when they start speaking 'bike'
Aug 2019
5:33pm, 2 Aug 2019
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Magbag
Thank you RM

Looks like I have a decision to make 🙈
Aug 2019
6:49pm, 2 Aug 2019
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richmac
Your welcome any questions just Fmail me if you like :-)
Aug 2019
7:02pm, 4 Aug 2019
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Mr. K.
I bought a bike from Halfords (Boardman) & dropped new wheels & back cassette on it & cycled the Exmoor Half Ironman course on it (& overtook loads of very expensive bikes) - it what's you do on it that counts.
Aug 2019
7:55pm, 4 Aug 2019
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Homer
Decathlon road bikes - great value, pop to a store and try them out
decathlon.co.uk
Aug 2019
7:58pm, 4 Aug 2019
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Homer
Or Ebay?
Aug 2019
9:28pm, 4 Aug 2019
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Dave.O
A lot of shops will be offering discounts on 2019 bikes as the 2020 bikes are starting to come out.

Nice Cannondale on offer down to size 48.
evanscycles.com

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