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    If you are going to get something with hydraulic discs bear in mind whether or not you are confident to maintain or service them, or prepared to pay a bike shop. I've never had hydraulic and although I understand they are very good I have cable discs on my touring bike and MTB, both of which are excellent and simpler to maintain.

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    Main reason I highlighted that bike is there is a strong possibility of a much reduced price (ie Zero!), and given I'm not necessarily looking for high performance, it seems like it might be more than adequate...

    Done a couple of short rides on it into town, can easily get to 20mph+ on the flat without too much fuss, which is plenty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Main reason I highlighted that bike is there is a strong possibility of a much reduced price (ie Zero!), and given I'm not necessarily looking for high performance, it seems like it might be more than adequate...

    Done a couple of short rides on it into town, can easily get to 20mph+ on the flat without too much fuss, which is plenty for me.
    If you are being offered it for a very heavily reduced price then it's the bargain you can't refuse. From the spec I saw it looked decent, and it will probably meet your requirements well as you're not intending to get too serious.

    From what you have said I take it that the bike is not new. This may mean that the bike will need some adjustment. If you're not confident in doing any work on it then I am happy to offer advice, and at a worse case you could put it in the back of your car and drive around 15 miles in a North Westerly direction and I will look at it for you. Free of charge.

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    Thank you Marco, that is very much appreciated... however, without going too heavily into details, i wouldn't actually plan to use it too often around here... it's the strong potential for a change of location that has got me looking into matters of this nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Thank you Marco, that is very much appreciated... however, without going too heavily into details, i wouldn't actually plan to use it too often around here... it's the strong potential for a change of location that has got me looking into matters of this nature.
    The offer still stands, and includes cycling advice wherever you are

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    Beltin' piece of kit - Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo - my recovery machine


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    Beltin' piece of kit - Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo - my recovery machine


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    Custom made tyres Andy?
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Can I claim credit for the caption? 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Custom made tyres Andy?
    Yep, all done via my laptop

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