Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

Fast,fun all-weather commuter - something like Muirwoods or Sirrus

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Fast,fun all-weather commuter - something like Muirwoods or Sirrus

Reply

Old 06-01-07, 07:38 AM
  #1  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fast,fun all-weather commuter - something like Muirwoods or Sirrus

I've had a Muirwood and a Sirrus before and am looking at getting another. It will need to have mudguards fitted.

What else is there out there, fast and fun, I should consider for under £1k?

Thanks
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-07, 09:06 AM
  #2  
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
That's about 2k usd. If you want to build it up, look at Salsa's La Raza and Casseroll. Both frames could be built up for that money. The La Raza is the more aggressive of the two, the Casseroll would be a more versatile commuter.
Allen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 03:38 AM
  #3  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry, should have said it will have to be new - cyclescheme purchase.
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 04:06 AM
  #4  
Sammyboy
The Legitimiser
 
Sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 4,846

Bikes: Gazelle Trim Trophy, EG Bates Track Bike, HR Bates Cantiflex bike, Nigel Dean fixed gear conversion, Raleigh Royal, Falcon Westminster.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He didn't say Used, he said USD - US Dollars.
Sammyboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 04:25 AM
  #5  
martianone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Posts: 2,080

Bikes: recumbent & upright

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
look at a Thorn Sherpa ?
martianone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 04:29 AM
  #6  
Nicodemus
Feral Member
 
Nicodemus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Roma, Italia
Posts: 2,667

Bikes: yes, I have one.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Sammyboy
He didn't say Used, he said USD - US Dollars.
That's what he said - it's about 2k usd.
__________________
Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.
Nicodemus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 01:20 PM
  #7  
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
One thousand pounds sterling is about two thousand United States dollars. The current exchange rate is £1 to $1.9793.
Allen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 02:04 PM
  #8  
pedalMonger
Erectible Member
 
pedalMonger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Enroute
Posts: 515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by AllenG
The current exchange rate is £1 to $1.9793.
€1 = $1.3442

Ich gehe nach Amerika für Feiertag.
pedalMonger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-07, 02:10 PM
  #9  
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Smart. It's just a matter of time before even the Mexican peso is greater than the dollar at this rate.

I stay home on vacation.
Allen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-07, 12:59 AM
  #10  
Sammyboy
The Legitimiser
 
Sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 4,846

Bikes: Gazelle Trim Trophy, EG Bates Track Bike, HR Bates Cantiflex bike, Nigel Dean fixed gear conversion, Raleigh Royal, Falcon Westminster.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Nicodemus
That's what he said - it's about 2k usd.
I understood that. From Ningnangnongs response, I think he thought AllenG was suggesting he buy Used, or second hand?
Sammyboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-07, 01:15 AM
  #11  
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Something for the Americans to keep in mind, £1000 in the UK buys the same amount of bike as $1000 in the US.

That being said, I'd look at the offerings from Thorn. They have several models in your price range, and all should come with all the braze-ons for mud guards and racks.

http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/models.html
Ziemas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-07, 02:32 AM
  #12  
Nicodemus
Feral Member
 
Nicodemus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Roma, Italia
Posts: 2,667

Bikes: yes, I have one.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Sammyboy
I understood that. From Ningnangnongs response, I think he thought AllenG was suggesting he buy Used, or second hand?
oops
__________________
Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.
Nicodemus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-07, 01:43 PM
  #13  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My mistake, I read the reply too quickly. I shall go and stand in the corner.
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-07, 02:02 PM
  #14  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not so struck by the looks of the recommendations and only the Sherpa is within budget of that brand. I do like the flat bar style and will be selling/swapping my Allez Sport towards this.

How do Bad Boys shape up? Is it all brand and no substance?

The new Sirrus LTD looks fabulous, but is well outside budget

Any other recommendations in this style?
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-07, 12:07 AM
  #15  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any more suggestions folks?
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-07, 01:23 AM
  #16  
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The Jamis Coda line of bikes is wonderful, and are available in much of Europe, but the site doesn't list a UK distributor.

There are several to choose from, hit the 'next' button to go up the line.
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/07_bikes/coda.html
Ziemas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-07, 09:14 PM
  #17  
phays
Member
 
phays's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 32

Bikes: Bianchi Volpe; Novara Big Buzz

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had considered those bikes, but ended up with the Novara Big Buzz. I have no idea if you can get it in the UK. For arguments regarding those bikes see this thread.
phays is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-07, 04:51 AM
  #18  
ningnangnong
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Where the cows go bong!
Posts: 183

Bikes: Not a folder.... yet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I haven't found a dealer for Jamis yet unfortunately; there doesn't seem be one in the UK unfortunately.
ningnangnong is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service