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  1. Berta
    Member

    Hello guys, I am new here, My name is Berta. Nice to meet you. So next month I am coming live in Edinburgh. So, I need advice, what kind of bike I should to buy?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. dougal
    Member

    Hello! What do you want to do with your bike Berta? You can cycle around with a poodle in your basket, you can get muddy in the fields or travel long distances on the roads with your mates. What's your hopes?

    I use my bike for getting around town (inc commuting), getting the shopping home and the occasional camping trip. You might have entirely different needs.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. wingpig
    Member

    Good evening.
    How far will you (initially) be going on it? How much will you (initially) be carrying on it? How much do you want to spend on it? Will you lock it here and there? Will you lift it up a stair?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. davidsonsdave
    Member

    Will you take it on a train? Will you ride it in the rain?
    ;-)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Hi Berta. I think you will notice that a lot of people ride mountain bikes in Edinburgh. The city has a lot of hills and there are cobbled streets and potholes. A mountain bike helps with these. Cheap second-hand bikes can be bought from various places.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. gembo
    Member

    I will try not to rhyme my advice
    Though rhymed advice is very nice

    Berta, you do not need a full suspension mountain bike, a hybrid is fine, you should go with 7 or 8 gears, and lighter weight. E.g. Edinburgh Bike Co-op Courier bike. Number of gears not the thing, range the gears cover is the thing. Single speed bikes are trendy and work well on the canal towpath. The Union canal is a contour canal so towpath is very flat. If straying from towpath, get more gears but no more than 8 (we won't check this you can get 9, 10, 11 etc if you want to)

    You must have mudguards, lights and panniers. (Only really lights that are a must)

    Posted 2 years ago #

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