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Old 16-10-2018, 01:44 PM
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I'm moving to Old Coulsdon (well I actually have already) and work in Camden.

I don't really fancy the cycle from home to work, but considering a fold up to get me down to Coulsdon South/Purley, and can then cycle from St Pancras to the office along the canal.
Obviously Brompton's are the obvious option, but very expensive for what it is.

Any other options nearer to half the price?
A second hand Brompton? I think they really are the best.
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Old 16-10-2018, 03:22 PM
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Old 16-10-2018, 03:37 PM
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A second hand Brompton? I think they really are the best.
I was thinking that, but at the same time, if I'm still looking at £700 I may struggle to justify.
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Old 16-10-2018, 07:11 PM
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I'm moving to Old Coulsdon (well I actually have already) and work in Camden.

I don't really fancy the cycle from home to work, but considering a fold up to get me down to Coulsdon South/Purley, and can then cycle from St Pancras to the office along the canal.
Obviously Brompton's are the obvious option, but very expensive for what it is.

Any other options nearer to half the price?
Tern, come. And have a chat with me about them
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Old 16-10-2018, 07:13 PM
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A second hand Brompton? I think they really are the best.
Honestly I don't like em, over rated, ride like a sack of crap and have some pretty low rent parts fitted
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Old 16-10-2018, 07:17 PM
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Old 17-10-2018, 09:01 PM
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Just got my bike back from the shop, and no issues were found that might cause any front end problem. We are putting it down to the fact lím being overly sensitive after my spill a few weeks back.

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Old 17-10-2018, 09:19 PM
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Just got my bike back from the shop, and no issues were found that might cause any front end problem. We are putting it down to the fact l’m being overly sensitive after my spill a few weeks back.

Again thanks for the feedback and advice.
In that case, if it's twitchy when braking, maybe get softer brake pads. Don't for God's sake go for anything flash, like Swiss Toni's or whatever they're called; get some Clarke's Elites from Halfords - the grey, red, and black ones. They're only £8 for the callipers; the replacement pads are even less.
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Old 17-10-2018, 09:45 PM
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Thanks. I had new pads put on while in the shop, so we will see. Twitchy feel was at speed and not while under breaking. 99% sure itís me and not the bike.
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Old 17-10-2018, 09:51 PM
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Well, I didn't want to say it because of the overhaul and obvious cost, but they reckon tapered forks/steerers can eradicate this sort of thing. I certainly noticed a twitchiness when I went from a fork with an aluminium steerer to one that was fully carbon last year. I've never tried a tapered fork, myself, so I can't really say.
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Got my bike back from the shop who did a complete tune up. New break pads, oil and lube.

Have to say it is like a new bike... feels great.

I highly recommend people take their bike to a specialist (Spunky?) and get their bikes serviced - it is well worth it at least once a year, or maybe 2,000 miles. Money well spent.
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Got my bike back from the shop who did a complete tune up. New break pads, oil and lube.

Have to say it is like a new bike... feels great.

I highly recommend people take their bike to a specialist (Spunky?) and get their bikes serviced - it is well worth it at least once a year, or maybe 2,000 miles. Money well spent.

Definitely worth doing
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