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Video - Cyclist Hit by Drunk Driver in Brazil

Started by Gianni. Last reply by Marcos Rarf Oct 23. 5 Replies

It's troubling how many cyclists get injured when struck by cars.  Some cities in Sao Paulo have seen the rates of cyclists hospitalized practically doubled year on year.Case in point, Adão Dos…Continue

Bike Helmets

Started by ken Jackson. Last reply by ken Jackson Oct 10. 2 Replies

I've tried a few and just don't like the feel so unless in a country requiring them by law, I go helmetless. I've had plenty of bike accidents, smashed out teeth, broken femur, broken wrist but not…Continue

East Coast tour this fall

Started by ddddave. Last reply by ddddave Sep 30. 1 Reply

Hi y'all, my name is dave and I'm going to be doing a tour from NYC to Florida, staying kinda close to the coast. If anyone has any area-specific tips they are surely welcome. I am an somewhat…Continue

fruit for long ride snack?

Started by Mirella. Last reply by Rachel K Aug 6. 6 Replies

Hello cyclists,What would be the ideal snack, besides banana's (of course) for a long ride over 100km?I can only carry so much in my jersey and don't have access to fruit along the way. Thanks for…Continue

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Comment by Marcais on Monday

Try cycleways on Parnell street, or cycle superstore out in tallaght, or just order one from chainreactions - the deliver within like 2 days for dublin

Comment by Ronan on Sunday

Anyone know where I can buy a MTB shoe like this in Dublin.


Comment by Marcais on Friday

And don't concern yourself too much with customization - take time to get the know the bike when you have it: what you think you want on it might not be as compatible with what's already on there or it might not actually be what you need - i got a bike that was stiffer and more compact than my old bike but found that i didn't like the feel of it, i didn't actually know what I wanted (in the end fine tuning my bike fit was the key)

Comment by Christopher Houston on October 24, 2014 at 6:27pm

Hey Supa'  I can see you are very cautious about this first purchase.  perhaps you could look up a local cycling club in your area and go talk to them at the start of one of their rides. I think that seeing and touching bikes and getting local advice may help you.  Some of them may even have training bikes they are ready to move on? They wont muck you around if they think their bike will out with the club in the future.  

If you intend to ride through the winter now is a good time to buy as the summer is really over and lots will come on the market as the new ranges are prepared. talking theory online is only of use so far, eventually you need to get up close and personal. ;-)  Good Luck.

PS get very suspicious if someone claims a bike has only done 500 Km (and yet they have changed the drive train already). Road bikes do a lot of miles very quickly. My bike has done 1,700 Miles in the last 4 months and there is not a mark on it to suggest it was not in a shop last week and I have only just started looking at the drive train. Expect people to underestimate the miles a bike has done by quite some margin.

Comment by Stephen Lewthwaite on October 24, 2014 at 10:35am
Look at www.ribblecycles.co.uk, the ribble7005cx is one example. $150 US for a frame.

I bought a 7005 sl for training on, shipped it to New Zealand no problem. Great frame recently won the club champs with it. They have a long history of bike building, known as a cheap brand in the UK and often found lacking customer service, however I have never had a problem. Great frames.
Comment by Ronan on October 24, 2014 at 7:50am


Maybe on Ebay most bicycles won't have a 59 cm + frame size but in any bicycle store they'll the right size frame for you.  If you want a good bicycle then you'll have to spend at least 700 pounds on a decent entry level bicycle.

Comment by Supernova on October 24, 2014 at 4:24am

I have a real dilemma now, I'm 6 ft 2. 35 Inch leg length, I'm look at 59cm ++ Bike frames, Which most bikes only go up to 58cm. Anyone know how i can get round this?

Comment by Ronan on October 23, 2014 at 11:40pm

I just made a blog on my cycling tips. Check it out.

I was in the same situation when I was looking to buy my first road bike. 


Comment by Supernova on October 23, 2014 at 11:24pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-Secteur-Triple-2013-Road-Bike... I just found this and it looks like a good deal, It's not far away and he's selling it because he got knocked off of it, he says the only damage he can really see is a buckled wheel, but they aren't expensive to replace right?>

Comment by Supernova on October 23, 2014 at 11:20pm

Ahhh right i see, thanks! :), Trying to find a road bike to buy second hand is so confusing at times. There's so much choice, it's hard to even know what to get


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