A decent d-lock or any other chunky lock will be ok, just as long as bike is locked to something that WILL NOT move. If you have quick release anything, take it out and put a proper bolt through. The bike man on the market will also fix punctures etc for you. Get an old bike, from police, bike man, freeads etc, but lock it up, or it will walk as soon as you turn around.
So you make it to Cambridge train station piled up with suitcases and pushing along your bike. Will a cab take you from the station to your college no fuss?
I really can't see you being able to take all your suitcases AND a bike on the train. Well, getting them on in London would be a problem, as would even moving out of the station.
You might have a problem with the bike and cab drivers, so you could just lock it up outside the station and get it after you've dropped off your stuff. I can't see why taxi drivers wouldn't drop you off, although you'd need to speak to your college about exactly when they want you to arrive in terms of time so your room will be ready.
Err... insurance. Endsleigh - the "natural" choice - have this whole "saddle off at night outside buildings" policy and is inconvenient but also impractical. Halford's seem decent but their policy doesn't detail anything specific which is strange. Any recommendations?
I found that it just wasn't worth it to insure my bike. I'm paying only £50 for teh year with Saxon and it would have cost another £50 to insure the bike; which is more than the cost of a new one, hence not worth it.
Can anyone tell me exactly where they got their bike in Cambridge and how much it cost please?
I've found out that when I get one it'll be covered by our home insurance as long as it's locked to something outside. Woo!
Toysrus - £60 26" mountain bike. Last me a month so far. Don't know how much longer it can take my battering though.
My bike was lifted... chained to itself with a snapped peddle arm.... be warned they will steal anything!
luckily i already have a bike that im bringing up.....no wicker basket tho! need 2 buy a bell.....any ideas where from? lol
Halfords etc sell them for about £2. I ahve a ratehr high-pitched one that is quite loud and clear.
I got mine in Mike's Bikes on Mill Road, and it cost £100 (I think - certainly very close to that) which included a U-lock, lights and I got them to throw in a basket.
It's a mountain bike and what part of a special student deal, which I presume they'll be running again this year.
I also bought my helmet from there and it cost around £25-£30.
I found them quite helpful when buying it and also when I took it in for servicing after an unfortunate incident on King's Parade!