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Old 10-07-10, 08:57 AM   #1
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im a tudent in leicester UK and in need of a bicycle. i hae no idea what tpe of bike i should buy. i have a budget of up too 250.
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Old 10-07-10, 09:16 AM   #2
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i would use it for all three. il be commuting to campus and getting things from town.
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Try Craigslist - I didnt see anything for Leicester, but for East Midlands this should meet the bill. if you put smooth tyres on it.

http://eastmids.craigslist.co.uk/bik/1979359316.html

Also go to bike shops and ask if they have any used bikes with multiple gears and no suspension, which just addds weight and reduces reliability.

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I can recommend re-cycle on Parkstone road ,,, erm hamilton I think (just outside Leicester)if your looking for second hand. I used to work there and he really is a top class bloke . I still go to him even now I'm living in Hull ... that's how much I rate him. (of course the ex-staff discount help's as well)

He does some brand new as well ... but I've never brought brand new from him so can't comment on his range.

Go in tell him what you want it for and he will help. he sometime's has some really good bikes in and they are ALWAYS sensibly priced.
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