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Old 01-12-06, 01:39 PM   #1
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Beater in london

Hey I just got into London today and was really missing my bike (which I could not bring). Does anyone know where I could get a beater bike to borrow or buy? Then again maybe I should just walk...your roads scare me.
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Old 01-12-06, 01:47 PM   #2
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I was living in London for several months last year. I didn't have much luck finding a cheap bike; there is a recycled bike shop at Elephant & Castle but they were very overpriced. They wanted a hundred quid for bikes I would value at 10.

I finally ended up buying a road bike on ebay and taking a train to Bedford to pick it up. It was far cheaper that way. You could also check out http://www.gumtree.com which has some classifieds.
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i think imoncranks may have missunderstood 'beater'...... you have been warned!
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And I think Salmonchild may have misunderstood hosiptality. Punk. I might be able to find you one out of our bike storage room in halls for free.
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And I think Salmonchild may have misunderstood hosiptality. Punk. I might be able to find you one out of our bike storage room in halls for free.

True that--double true
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