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My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:34 am
by Xhiea
just paid for my new bike at halfords and im picking it up tomorrow when they've finished building it :)

this is the only picture i could find,
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ill post a good picture when i pick it up :)

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:27 pm
by Xhiea
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mmmm i was keeping up with cars on the way home today lol. :p

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:12 pm
by Unspecified
Looks nice :)

How much riding are you going to do?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:42 pm
by Joss
hmmm, snazzy! i have a carrera mountain bike :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:14 pm
by GazNET
Nice. Don't let your mate pee on it this time. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:40 am
by sphinx
new amstrong is born ;o

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:21 pm
by Xhiea
UnSpecified wrote:Looks nice :)

How much riding are you going to do?


i have to cycle to work monday tuesday thursday and saturday, and i have to cycle to college everyday as of the 9th of sept so quite a lot heh :P

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:30 pm
by bullet_sponge
Good call, cheaper than a car!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:48 pm
by Master Yoda
That's awesome, you cycle at insane speed with those. Atleast when you get up a good pace you can use keep it rather easy. Good buy imo, just make sure noone steal it !

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:33 pm
by MittinsKittens
Hope you don't mind asking, but how much did you pay for (including the building cost's)?
And nice little bike, although I wouldn't be able to ride it myself. I like my bikes with suspension (Front and Back) unless its a BMX ofc..

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:17 am
by Xhiea
FireWolf wrote:Hope you don't mind asking, but how much did you pay for (including the building cost's)?
And nice little bike, although I wouldn't be able to ride it myself. I like my bikes with suspension (Front and Back) unless its a BMX ofc..


it was £260 for the bike, the build was free, and i paid £25 for some good beam lights and £15 for the bike lock.

I agree suspension is better but it makes the bike much harder to ride, and slower, you can ride this bike so easily and so fast its amazing, going up hills is a breeze compared with my old mountain bike

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:24 pm
by MittinsKittens
Wow. Just £260? It looked more expensive then that to be honest. Also did you buy it on day 1 and get it built and ready for you for the next day?
I've never ridden a bike without suspension, I think it be too uncomfortable, Plus I reckon makes bikes LOOK crappier and less MANLY, but that's just me. Also, I think people seeing a tubby guy on a bike riding about would be the funniest thing people have seen for a while...
Also, I have a car. Car makes me a lazy sod. Every journey unless I'm in a saving money mood is a car trip, Even if its a 5 min walk.
But good luck with your bike, Hope you enjoy the bike and the fun you'll get out of it :3

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:49 pm
by Xhiea
FireWolf wrote:Wow. Just £260? It looked more expensive then that to be honest. Also did you buy it on day 1 and get it built and ready for you for the next day?
I've never ridden a bike without suspension, I think it be too uncomfortable, Plus I reckon makes bikes LOOK crappier and less MANLY, but that's just me. Also, I think people seeing a tubby guy on a bike riding about would be the funniest thing people have seen for a while...
Also, I have a car. Car makes me a lazy sod. Every journey unless I'm in a saving money mood is a car trip, Even if its a 5 min walk.
But good luck with your bike, Hope you enjoy the bike and the fun you'll get out of it :3


yeah it was down from £420 on a bank holiday sale :) yep paid for it and picked it up the day after, :D

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:21 pm
by bokkie
may i ask as to how old your are if you are under driving age, will you learn to drive?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:06 am
by Xhiea
bokkie wrote:may i ask as to how old your are if you are under driving age, will you learn to drive?


yeah im 16 and 17 in november, im getting driving lessons for my birthday and as part of my reward for good results, but i won't be able to afford actually owning a car for a long, long time :P

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:18 pm
by Deathtaker27
Im slowly learning to drive but a reliable car + insurance costs like 5K

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:34 pm
by Wave
Nice bike :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:02 pm
by Brick
not used a racer for years but they are fast, i use my dads mountain bike for road cycling just inflate the nobbly tyres to 50 odd psi dididididid, Deathtaker your expectations of the price of motoring are inflated you can get many a reliable car for a grand or less, well you going to pay a bit for your insurance in the first few years i didnt bother went as a named driver under one of my parents till i was 19 then started my own policy since my insurance quotes had fell from 1.5kmin to about 700 which i found exceptable.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:17 am
by saggymanboobs
Late to the party....sorry.

Love road bikes and have looked at this one in the Shoreham Halfords a few times now. FWIW you can get a 20% discount for building it at home and taking away the packaged bike on the day - did it with my daughter's new Carrera. Road bikes with no girly suspension are the way to go.

Want to get back on my road bike, sadly a little scared to do so.

The question I have to ask is can you do South Street onto Mile Oak Road without standing up (or getting off), or do you wimp out onto Valley Road? :P

Re: My new Bicycle :D

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:59 pm
by Blast
I have done that once saggums D:
on another note, i was working in a house on mile oak road today^_^