(Original post by Angry cucumber)
Hi guys... new to the soc
I'm a relatively new to cycling, when I was younger I never really cycled other than to work in the summer - only about a 2 mile or so round trip
However, I became ill aged 16 and I couldn't exercise due to it for a couple of years (spending 18 months in and out of a hospital bed doesn't do much for fitness.
) When I felt well enough to start exercising again, I couldn't return to my previous sports (rugby, football, cricket etc) due to my blood counts not being good enough; I took up cycling.
I now have the cycling bug, massively!!
I've lost just ~ 5 stone since my starting to cycle (
) and am cycling anywhere from 6 hrs to 20hrs a week (nothing compared to you guys but I've just finished my A2's )
Now I've come across a problem.... my 1989 rockhopper specialized (yes really..... ); after years of being in the shed, it can't take this punishment!! So I'm on the lookout for a new bike
My only requirements are- it's a road bike
I don't have any plans atm to joining a club, however if I do I want a bike in which I could be relatively competitive on and not be laughed out of the place
My budget is ~ £500 (I will badger my parents to put some of their money into it and this can be increased within a reasonable amount )
I went to a massive bike shop and my eyes were:
Anybody have any recommendations?? The world of bikes is bewildering to a newbie
Thanks for reading