Neither of those bikes are aimed at long distances or touring, I think.
Last edited by rock_ten; 15-07-2008 at 14:50.
Can I join?! I still consider myself pretty new to cycling, having hated it all my life (had crap bikes as a kid and fell off age 13 getting a big scar up my leg and living in a very hilly area put me off a lot) I then managed to get myself a massive bike geek for a boyfriend! He slowly converted me til I bought my first bike at Christmas, a crappy £15 thing off eBay to get me around. I loved that bike, I didn't use it loads, just to get around on and stuff but we planned to cycle to Belgium over the summer as he used to go out to Ghent to race, it was all cool and then ... my bike got stolen!!!
I guess that's just what happens when you live in Mile End right?! Thanks to my parents' insurance company (and only a small amount of exagerrating) I managed to get just over £300 to spend on bike and accessories from Halford's! Due to stuff like army camp blah I ended up buying bike (the Carrera Subway someone posted a review of earlier) literally the day before we went away!
So I've just got back from Belgium (500km thank you very much!) and have to say something I never thought I'd say - I love cycling!!! It's soooo much better over there though, everywhere has cycle paths, bikes can go both ways down one way streets, traffic stops going round the roundabout to let you go past, it's amazing!!! Big props to my boyfriend cos without him I'd never have gotten into it! Can't wait to go back to uni so I can cycle to uni and zip around London yippeee!!!
Our two bikes (mine on the left) in Kortrijk (about halfway between Ypres and Ghent).
Last edited by Trirarien; 22-07-2008 at 16:17.