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Racer Bike for 600€

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    Would it fit in Parcel Motel or any equivalent?

    You obviously dont know the size of a PM locker :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭ statto25


    You obviously dont know the size of a PM locker :D

    Use ParcelWizard instead. Parcel Motel will accept the delivery but you will be charged for an out of locker delivery. Not sure on cost as I've never used it


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    statto25 wrote: »
    Use ParcelWizard instead. Parcel Motel will accept the delivery but you will be charged for an out of locker delivery. Not sure on cost as I've never used it

    Its only €10-20 i cant remember I used it once. You have to collect from their headquarters in Dublin though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭ statto25


    iwillhtfu wrote: »
    Its only €10-20 i cant remember I used it once. You have to collect from their headquarters in Dublin though.

    Ah didn't know that. DPD is the way to go so. Use the UK address and then have it delivered to the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭ irishrover99


    At these prices, it makes doing the BTW scheme pointless unless obviously you can buy online with it.
    My company only uses vouchers so only LBS for me.
    I've a year and half left before mine comes around again but ill probably not use it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    I was just in decathlon in Belfast and they have some good deals on the btwin bikes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭ statto25


    I went for the Planet X in the end. Looking forward to getting out on it now when it arrives.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,525 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    statto25 wrote: »
    I went for the Planet X in the end. Looking forward to getting out on it now when it arrives.

    Good man.
    My two sons and I have 5 Planet Xs between us (and about 10 others)
    All have given great service.
    I'm sure, you won't be disappointed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    statto25 wrote: »
    I went for the Planet X in the end. Looking forward to getting out on it now when it arrives.

    Well wear. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,525 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    I wonder how the O.P. got on!!!!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭ statto25


    Eamonnator wrote: »
    I wonder how the O.P. got on!!!!!!

    :) I feel bad for hijacking the thread but in fairness to you folks, you provided some great info and offers, so hopefully the OP has some options too.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    statto25 wrote: »
    Sorry thought I included that. I'm 5'8.5 with an inside leg of 31". Legs are longer than torso so leaning towards a Medium in the RT58.

    What size did you go for in the end.
    I'm 5'8 with 30" inside leg. I had thought the large would fit better going by the sizings given.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭ statto25


    What size did you go for in the end.
    I'm 5'8 with 30" inside leg. I had thought the large would fit better going by the sizings given.

    I went for the medium. My bottom is longer than my top so I went for the smaller size. As someone said on here you can raise height but length is more difficult. I specd it against my older bike which I was comfortable on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    Large sounds far to big for someone of 5'8" and 30" inseam.

    Keep in mind it's easier to make a small frame fit you and near impossible to make a bigger frame fit you.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    iwillhtfu wrote: »
    Large sounds far to big for someone of 5'8" and 30" inseam.

    Keep in mind it's easier to make a small frame fit you and near impossible to make a bigger frame fit you.

    I measured up my raleigh which is a 54cm and its more a medium on the planet x. Funny how things differ from bike to bike


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    Just to update.
    I ordered the medium today after talking to planetx in athlone. He was the same size as me so was able to measure against it.

    Unsurprisingly, the UK store came back to me again with a large.

    If I don't see it this week, I'll see in in a month:)
    Thanks to all for the advice.

    Another question..is it possible to swap it out and put on disk brakes!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    Just to update.
    I ordered the medium today after talking to planetx in athlone. He was the same size as me so was able to measure against it.

    Unsurprisingly, the UK store came back to me again with a large.

    If I don't see it this week, I'll see in in a month:)
    Thanks to all for the advice.

    Another question..is it possible to swap it out and put on disk brakes!

    Nope totally different frame.

    So you may as well order another while you're at it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭✭ R.dufy454773


    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for all the info, I haven't bought anything yet but looking likely I'll get the Planet X


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    iwillhtfu wrote: »
    Nope totally different frame.

    So you may as well order another while you're at it :D

    I thought it would be impossible to do.

    The wife would kill me if I bought anything else!
    I'm giving her my old bike...or maybe selling it if she insists:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,954 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu


    I thought it would be impossible to do.

    The wife would kill me if I bought anything else!
    I'm giving her my old bike...or maybe selling it if she insists:)

    Just buy it in a similar colour she'll never know, I've 4 black bikes 2 red 1 green and she's always giving out about me having 3 bikes :eek:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,295 Lt Dan


    Are Halford's worth trusting? Are they bike specialists ?Looking to get a racer on budget myself , and saw a decent 18 Gear bike for around €600 (or less)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,410 ✭✭✭ secman


    Lt Dan wrote: »
    Are Halford's worth trusting? Are they bike specialists ?Looking to get a racer on budget myself , and saw a decent 18 Gear bike for around €600 (or less)

    Done deal and Adverts are littered with 2nd bikes from Halfords such as Carrera. You would pick up one for about a third of the price. But ask yourself why do many of these end up there ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,376 ✭✭✭✭ Lumen


    secman wrote: »
    Done deal and Adverts are littered with 2nd bikes from Halfords such as Carrera. You would pick up one for about a third of the price. But ask yourself why do many of these end up there ?
    Because the buyers want to try out cycling on a tight budget and then decide they don't like it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,410 ✭✭✭ secman


    Lumen wrote: »
    Because the buyers want to try out cycling on a tight budget and then decide they don't like it?

    Lt Dan might get a good bike for a lot less so , with little or no mileage on it :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,295 Lt Dan


    Would any of these cheaper models, but worth while, (especially the 18 gears) Previously mounting bike, first time to get a road bike, intended for fitness , long distance on country roads?

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-sport-bike-2016

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-cx-comp-bike

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-comp-bike-2016

    Thanks for the tips , in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,612 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Is bike to work scheme an option for you Lt Dan?

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,489 ✭✭✭ martyc5674


    Lt Dan wrote: »
    Would any of these cheaper models, but worth while, (especially the 18 gears) Previously mounting bike, first time to get a road bike, intended for fitness , long distance on country roads?

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-sport-bike-2016

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-cx-comp-bike

    http://www.halfords.ie/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-comp-bike-2016

    Thanks for the tips , in advance

    Any of the bikes linked earlier in the thread would be a better bet than those(even though boardman do fine bikes and there is nothing wrong with them)
    If the focus on donedeal was your size it's probably the pick of the bunch.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,295 Lt Dan


    martyc5674 wrote: »
    Any of the bikes linked earlier in the thread would be a better bet than those(even though boardman do fine bikes and there is nothing wrong with them)
    If the focus on donedeal was your size it's probably the pick of the bunch.

    I am a complete newbie , could you explain that in a bit more detail.

    You mean the quality of the components used to build the bike? , the quality of the brakes/gears/ number of gears? Quality of of the build? Comfort in the ride? Ability to absorb shock and vibration etc

    I do notice alright a lot of bikes from Halfords on sale on the done deal....... hmmm, cheaply too , as if the owner is desperate to get rid even if it was only 2 rides.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Finnegan Obnoxious Onion


    Will the planet X take a pannier?
    It arrived today in work. Won't get to open it for a few weeks:(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,489 ✭✭✭ martyc5674


    Lt Dan wrote: »
    I am a complete newbie , could you explain that in a bit more detail.

    You mean the quality of the components used to build the bike? , the quality of the brakes/gears/ number of gears? Quality of of the build? Comfort in the ride? Ability to absorb shock and vibration etc

    I do notice alright a lot of bikes from Halfords on sale on the done deal....... hmmm, cheaply too , as if the owner is desperate to get rid even if it was only 2 rides.

    Yes primarily better group sets and lighter wheels.
    Below is the ranking of shimano groupsets, Claris being entry level.

    Claris, Sora, Tiagra,105,Ultegra

    There's nothing wrong with the lower level group sets but you may aswell get a higher up one for the same price and the first 2 possibly 3 aren't 11 speed yet.

    Heavier wheels are something you'll want to upgrade down the road but you'll really not get particularly good/light and strong wheels at your price point.
    Marty.


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