Cheap Road Bike for Beginner - Carrera TDF?



iDemonix

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Jun 10, 2012
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Hi all.

I'm on a student budget as my priority is restoring my classic mini and a complete overhaul of every part on a '92 Honda VFR400. Therefore when money comes in, the motorcycle or car takes it.

I'm open to 2nd hand, and I've been looking at a handful of different bikes. Right now I've been looking at the Carrera TDF a lot. It's in Halfrauds for £349, but they come and go on eBay/Gumtree for about £200 - £250 or thereabouts.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_810691_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

I've also taken a liking to the Carrera Virtuoso, a friend rides one and is very happy with it, I had a quick go and found it nice to ride too. The only problem is it's £429, well out of budget.

Anyone tried a TDF and have a review?
 

iDemonix

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Oh and if it makes a difference, I'm about 5ft11 roughly and I weigh about 11 stone 6 pounds (160 pounds or 72.5kg)