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Old 06-01-07, 07:38 AM   #1
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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?

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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.
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Old 06-03-07, 03:38 AM   #3
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Sorry, should have said it will have to be new - cyclescheme purchase.
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He didn't say Used, he said USD - US Dollars.
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look at a Thorn Sherpa ?
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He didn't say Used, he said USD - US Dollars.
That's what he said - it's about 2k usd.
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Old 06-03-07, 01:20 PM   #7
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One thousand pounds sterling is about two thousand United States dollars. The current exchange rate is £1 to $1.9793.
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The current exchange rate is £1 to $1.9793.
€1 = $1.3442

Ich gehe nach Amerika für Feiertag.
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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.
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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?
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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
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I understood that. From Ningnangnongs response, I think he thought AllenG was suggesting he buy Used, or second hand?
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Old 06-04-07, 01:43 PM   #13
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My mistake, I read the reply too quickly. I shall go and stand in the corner.
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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?
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Any more suggestions folks?
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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
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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.
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Old 06-08-07, 04:51 AM   #18
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I haven't found a dealer for Jamis yet unfortunately; there doesn't seem be one in the UK unfortunately.
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