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15/01/2014 at 11:21
I want one of these http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pinnacle/californium-1-2014-womens-hybrid-bike-ec054876#features I want to be all Miss Marple around my village and ride my little bike with the basket to the shops.
I also want to get fit.
Does anyone know anything about bikes? I need one with a fairly big saddle, and a bell, and a basket, and those little streamers on the handlebars. Apart from that I'm not to fussy.
15/01/2014 at 11:27
That's almost identical to mine! I want a dog basket put on the front :)
It's great for along the seafront or poodling about, and you can wear skirts etc, but when I'm out with the boys it's a bit too heavy, gear changes don't do much and definitely can't off-road (properly) or do steep hills so I use my knackered old mountain bike for that.
So if it's on the level a lot and distance but not lots of hills/off-roads I'd say it's perfect. I love them :)
You need a bunch of flowers in the basket and a straw hat....
this brings to mind an episode of Miranda for some reason.....
I do have a bike, I used it twice, crashed going down a grass verge and never used it again as it freaked me out. Could you try test riding someones to see if you feel road confident?
15/01/2014 at 11:28
I've got a bike, I don't do it to get fit, I'm more of a leisure rider and the bike only comes out on a nice day in the summer. Mine is a mountain bike not a hybrid.
15/01/2014 at 11:48
I have a mountain bike, I rarely use it. It'd be all cycle lanes and road cycling that I'd be doing. In my tweed skirt suit, twinset, string of pearls, sensible walking brogues obviously.
I am just a bit scared I'd hit a pothole in the road and end up in a bush or something! (I am a proper Miranda)
15/01/2014 at 12:01
They're really sturdy! :)
make sure you have a hat and adequate lights then please!!
PS I meant to say about the saddle, my husband brought a larger more padded saddle for his bike, will find out the make and let you know as it is like sitting on a sofa!
15/01/2014 at 19:25
I learnt to ride a bike last summer, the thing I was warned about was to be careful about the bike being really heavy, if possible get an aluminium frame. The thing that nobody warned me about was how painful the seat is. Def buy a larger more padded seat.
15/01/2014 at 22:46
I have a bike. It's similar to the link you posted, except my basket is wire and it's got a baby seat on the back! In the summer I use it quite a bit, going out as a family and going to work etc. I am choosy about which roads I go on though, and am rubbish at hills, but thankfully we live a level ride from town, close to a river path and a good cycle path to school so it's great.
My H cycles to work all year round, and takes L to nursery. His bike broke and we're waiting for a new one through the cycle to work scheme (worth looking into if your work offers it as it's quite a saving) and we're really missing him having it. We only have one car and I seriously think that would be a pain long term if we didn't both have the bikes
F is now, at 5, just too big for the seat, and too heavy, so we're getting a tag along, and she can ride her own bike if we're prepared to go at her pace, so we're bringing her up in the cycling way too!
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