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Old 03-20-16, 02:57 PM
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Bike Dilema which bike should I get?

I absolutely love the shade of blue on this: Pendleton Somerby Hybrid Bike - Min...

however this one is of better quality but it's not the exact shade of blue I'd want. I'm starting to like the cream in this but the blue of Halfords is more eye catching.
https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle...-bike-EV199189

Which is better/should I get?
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I looked at the specs of both bikes, and they seem pretty close. I can't account for the substantial price difference. It's possible that the cheaper bike is made more cheaply, but I can't tell that from here.

If they truly are of the same quality, then decide based on the price or the color.
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That was rude.

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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I looked at the specs of both bikes, and they seem pretty close. I can't account for the substantial price difference. It's possible that the cheaper bike is made more cheaply, but I can't tell that from here.

If they truly are of the same quality, then decide based on the price or the color.
Thanks for your response and for looking into it. I'm gonna go for the one at Halfords.
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Originally Posted by ciaraco View Post
That was rude.
not really. it was just a quip based on what you showed was a high priority, a particular shade of blue paint.

on this particular subforum (c&v), we're much more interested in '70s and '80s mid-level steel road bikes for their performance and long-term value. if have a question about a vintage bike, please ask, and you'll receive plenty of quality (and free) feedback. good luck.
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Originally Posted by ciaraco View Post
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Hi and welcome too. The Pinnacle has an alloy frame so it would be a little lighter, meaning less effort needed to ride. It has possibly a narrower seat which would be better for a long ride - tho these bikes are more suited to rides of a shorter distance. It has a head stem which you can adjust for height if need be. It also has a basket! (doesn't have a rear pack rack). You will get years of enjoyment with either bike.
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Long ago, when I was in college, I worked in bike shops. A woman came in to shop for a bike. I brought one bike out as a suggestion. She looked at it and ask, "You think I would buy that bike?" I asked her what's wrong? Then she said more loudly and slowly, "You think I would buy that bike?"

I asked what's wrong.

She said, "Look at the color of my sneakers!"
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
not really. it was just a quip based on what you showed was a high priority, a particular shade of blue paint.
Different things are important to different people.

Some people don't like others to refer to their underwear. It's especially intrusive when it's a man referring to a woman's underwear. I realize you weren't the one to do that, but you defended him.
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Some people don't like others to refer to their underwear... I realize you weren't the one to do that, but you defended him.
oh. i didn't realize this was an underwear issue. but now i want to fight for the rights of any man (or woman) to speak freely about his (or her) undergarments.

together, we can overcome.
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Yeah, you do that.
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I tend to favor plaid so i'd have a hard time coordinating my bike.
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I tend to favor plaid so i'd have a hard time coordinating my bike.
The glen urquhart should get you out of trouble
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Can you recommend a color to match these?

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Sir, I'd recommend a certain shade of blue bike, but I can't see your sneakers.

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Can you recommend a color to match these?

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Wow, Left-wing PC Thought Police.
Chilling Intolerance for Humor.
Shallow Thinking.
All That.


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Different things are important to different people.

Some people don't like others to refer to their underwear. It's especially intrusive when it's a man referring to a woman's underwear. I realize you weren't the one to do that, but you defended him.
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Not intolerant. Didn't you think my story was funny? Sorry I tried to speak for @ciaraco. I shouldn't do that. I didn't see your joke as rude until she brought it up. That means I'm as crude and rude as you are. I'm generally optimistic. I believe we are evolving.
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Gentlemen, as usual we have differences of opinion - no problem.

Sometimes sarcastic remarks aren't appreciated when someone is looking for a serious answer - no problem, either. He's got a right to. And no, he doesn't have to grow thicker skin. Sometimes we just have to accept the fact that not everybody appreciates sarcastic remarks.

There's nothing to argue about, so please don't manufacture arguments.
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Not intolerant. Didn't you think my story was funny? Sorry I tried to speak for @ciaraco. I shouldn't do that. I didn't see your joke as rude until she brought it up. That means I'm as crude and rude as you are. I'm generally optimistic. I believe we are evolving.
I though your story was funny, directly in line with the original post.
The censors here at Big Brother Forums have decided otherwise, in my case.

Next time someone asks about a bike based on it's color, I'll simply accuse them of racism.
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The censors here at Big Brother Forums have decided otherwise, in my case.
You're free to leave at any time for greener pastures. No one is holding you here.
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If it were my site, I wouldn't censor as much, but it's not up to me.

It still seems hard to accept that color is important to some people. Isn't it important to most of us?
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Originally Posted by ciaraco View Post
I absolutely love the shade of blue on this: Pendleton Somerby Hybrid Bike - Min...

however this one is of better quality but it's not the exact shade of blue I'd want. I'm starting to like the cream in this but the blue of Halfords is more eye catching.
https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle...-bike-EV199189

Which is better/should I get?

I think if you're looking for more comfort the first is the better choice, if you want to go a little bit faster go for the latter. Also, I'm not sure how much of a deal 100 euros for you. Liking the white color more than the light blue anyway. Keep us updated!
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Whatever you buy, make sure you like the color. Once I bought an expensive mountain bike, one that I wanted, but in a color I was tired of. I will even say that I got a fantastic deal. Then my friend bought the same bike in a color that I loved. Every time I rode for the next two years I would always think how I wished I had bought the other color. Since then, I have made sure to like the color of whatever I decide to buy.

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