Tourers for £300 OVNO- possible?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by spindrift, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. spindrift

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  2. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    spindrift wrote:
    > Can it be done?


    Certainly: start looking through second hand ads. A pal if mine rides a
    rather natty Horizon she got for £180.

    Pete.
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  3. Im about to advertise a 22" Dawes Galaxy, 1995 model, 21 speed Shimano
    STX gearing, recently fitted bar end shifters, new zefal mudguards,
    recently fitted Conti Top touring tyres, aztec brake blocks, new
    'specialised phat wrap' bar tape, very good condition. This is b.racing
    green colour, and is a British produced frame (rather than imported
    from Eastern Europe as later Galaxy's are) so it provides a much higher
    quality ride. Rear pannier rack, all necessary braze-ons. Looking for
    £325, but would probably accept £300 if you could collect it from me
    (nr B'ham). Email me if you want any pics of the bike
    ([email protected]).
     
  4. spindrift

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  5. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    spindrift wrote:
    > Thanks, cycle tourist, I'm trying to get the Horizon though, but Spa
    > don't have my size cos I'm six foot one.
    >
    > This looks funky:
    >
    > http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/catalogue/detail.cfm?ID=22636


    And is not 1,000,000 miles from being a Horizon with a different paint
    job and a slightly different component mix. They've been well reviewed
    in the Rags.

    Pete.
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    Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  6. spindrift wrote:
    > Thanks, cycle tourist, I'm trying to get the Horizon though, but Spa
    > don't have my size cos I'm six foot one.
    >
    > This looks funky:
    >
    > http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/catalogue/detail.cfm?ID=22636
    >


    Going to test ride one of those tomorrow. Might even buy one!

    btw, I see that EBC are opening a store in Leeds. (If this is not news
    I apologise).

    Kennedy
     
  7. spindrift

    spindrift Guest

    Kennedy Fraser wrote:

    > >

    >
    > Going to test ride one of those tomorrow. Might even buy one!



    May I please ask how you get on?

    The whole aluminium versus steel debate makes my head spin.

    "Lateral Flex" indeed.

    It's gonna came down to the Edinburgh bike or this:



    http://www.cycle-promotions.co.uk/bikes/touring/horizon.htm
     
  8. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    spindrift wrote:

    > The whole aluminium versus steel debate makes my head spin.


    Why?

    Aluminium can be used to make good, bad or indifferent frames.
    Steel can be used to make good, bad or indifferent frames.

    Dawes/EBC don't specify rubbish, so they'll be fine.

    End of debate.

    Pete.
    --
    Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  9. Jon Senior

    Jon Senior Guest

    On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:27:48 +0100, Kennedy Fraser wrote:
    > Going to test ride one of those tomorrow. Might even buy one!


    EBC bikes are generally fairly good for the money and tend to get good
    reviews. For many years their road range were Dawes Giros. The frames came
    from the same manufacturer and were specced and built by EBC.

    > btw, I see that EBC are opening a store in Leeds. (If this is not news
    > I apologise).


    I had inside knowledge that they were expanding further south, but I
    didn't know where. There were some mutterings about the idea of opening a
    branch in London which would be a Good Thing in my opinion.

    Jon
     
  10. Julesh

    Julesh Guest

    Kennedy Fraser wrote:
    > spindrift wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks, cycle tourist, I'm trying to get the Horizon though, but Spa
    >> don't have my size cos I'm six foot one.
    >>
    >> This looks funky:
    >>
    >> http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/catalogue/detail.cfm?ID=22636
    >>

    >
    > Going to test ride one of those tomorrow. Might even buy one!
    >
    > btw, I see that EBC are opening a store in Leeds. (If this is not news
    > I apologise).
    >
    > Kennedy
    >

    URC strikes again. I'm looking for a touring bike and was just about ask
    here if anyone had experience of the EBC Revolution country. It looks
    very nice but I don't fancy buying one blind as the nearest store is a
    fair distance from *Here*

    Can you let me know how you get on?

    Julesh
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat Guest

    "spindrift" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >


    >
    > The whole aluminium versus steel debate makes my head spin.


    Why?

    From personal experience of riding steel bikes and aluminium bikes of
    reasonable quality in both cases: b*gg*r-all difference between them. In
    this house we have both steel frames & aluminium frames.

    In the cases of both frame metals - you can get stuff from cheap & nasty to
    works of art that are gloriously beautiful to look at and ride but you need
    a mortgage to buy and everything inbetween.

    Cheers, helen s
     
  12. Simon Brooke

    Simon Brooke Guest

  13. spindrift wrote:
    > Kennedy Fraser wrote:
    >
    >> Going to test ride one of those tomorrow. Might even buy one!

    >


    I succumbed. And very nice it is too.

    The ride is pretty good - even on the cobbles round the corner from EBC.

    This is the first Drop handle-barred bike I've had so the bar mounted
    second levers are nice, Although riding on the hoods you can reach down
    onto the levers without much problem.

    The real test will be when I put some panniers with some luggage and see
    how it handles but it flet pretty stable today.

    Highly recommended - you get a lot of bike for your buck at EBC.


    Kennedy
     
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