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[Request] Cheap bike

  • 02-03-2009 10:15pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 17


    Anyone any suggestions about getting a cheap bike for the commute into work? Dont want one that will get stolen so nothing too fancy needed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,340 CMod ✭✭✭✭Davy

    Since its for commuting, this just might be want you need:

    Its run in connecting with your employer where you get the bike and its paid for over the year.
    Participating in the bicycle scheme is easy. If your employer decides to take part, they simply buy the bike and equipment on your behalf and off you go. Its is up to you and your employer to decided whether they buy the bike outright for you or whether you pay for it via ‘salary sacrifice’. Either way you save on tax.

    The new bike scheme covers bicycles and accessories up to a maximum cost of €1,000. The bicycle must be purchased by your employer but the scheme can then operate either with your employer bearing the full cost of the bicycle, or by way of a salary sacrifice agreement (like the existing travel card scheme) in which you pay for it, tax free, over 12 months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,299 ✭✭✭✭the_syco

    Where are you based? Dublin?

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub

    A cheap bike is a false economy. I have a decent bike you can paint it up to look totally crap to stop it being nicked.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29 mendacity

    I picked up a good bargain city bike on - free delivery from the uk. You have to browse hard for the bargains though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,680 ✭✭✭green123

    bikes from 50 sterling, delivery is 15

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