Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby jordy on Tue 8/Mar/11 6:42pm

I'm after a commuter/urban style bike to ride to work on. I want something a bit more robust and lax than a roadie, but lighter and faster than a short travel hardtail MTB. Something like this Jamis is pretty appealing.

Probably only interested in something with disks. Don't mind custom built bikes.

No real budget in mind so show me what you've got.

I'm in Canterbury.

Edit: I'm 183cm so probably a med would be about right size wise.
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby dirtydawg on Tue 8/Mar/11 6:49pm

http://www.vorb.org.nz/post2386363.html#p2386363

This bike is a fully rigid singlespeed or fixed gear. Steel frame so its tough but forgiving at the same time. A joy to ride!
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby Trail on Tue 8/Mar/11 6:51pm

What size do you need?

I have an older hardtail race mtb that is light and fast and medium in size, but that aint what you are looking for...
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby jordy on Tue 8/Mar/11 6:56pm

dirtydawg wrote:http://www.vorb.org.nz/post2386363.html#p2386363

This bike is a fully rigid singlespeed or fixed gear. Steel frame so its tough but forgiving at the same time. A joy to ride!


Sorry don't want a fixie, and something a bit more modern/nicer. Budget wise, second hand, I'd probably go up to about 1k.

Trail wrote:What size do you need?

I have an older hardtail race mtb that is light and fast and medium in size, but that aint what you are looking for...


Med size. Nah was looking for something definitely designed around paved roads.
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby duzall on Wed 9/Mar/11 10:14pm

What about a cyclocross bike? They're a bit more relaxed than a road bike, but much lighter/faster rolling than a hardtail mtb...

Coincidentally I've got one for sale that would probably fit you

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling/Road-bikes/Medium-53-56cm/auction-359797333.htm
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby jordy on Thu 10/Mar/11 7:10am

That's actually exactly what I was after. Too bad you're in Auckland, if I could look at the bike and take it for a test ride I'd be using the buy now.
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby duzall on Thu 10/Mar/11 12:23pm

No worries-I always prefer to have a good look at used bikes...
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby Owen on Mon 14/Mar/11 8:54am

Ive got a Cotic Road Rat, medium/long

Avid BB7 disks

XT hubs on CXP22 Rims

Thomson seatpost & stem

Selle San Marco Saddle

Alfine Cranks

Truvativ Flat Bars + ESI grips

Shimano SPD one sided touring pedals

Single speed with horizontal dropouts, comes with derailer hanger

Can come with full length fenders

$1200- In Wellington, Ill upload pics this evening if your interested. Selling to make way for a road bike.
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby Owen on Mon 14/Mar/11 9:06am

Actually, here is a pic I took just after it was built, it now has no bar ends and has a different front chain ring. Its a year older than in the pic, but is still in great condition.
Road Fat.jpg
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby jordy on Mon 14/Mar/11 5:48pm

I bought this for $999 from Chain Reaction Christchurch. It's a 2010 Giant Seek 2.

Thanks anyway!
bikey.jpg
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby ReignMan on Sat 26/Mar/11 7:00pm

How's the seek 2 going? I'm looking at something similar, or a GT Tachyon, Cannondale Quick etc
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Re: Wtb: Commuter/urban Fully Rigid

Postby jordy on Sun 27/Mar/11 12:31pm

ReignMan wrote:How's the seek 2 going? I'm looking at something similar, or a GT Tachyon, Cannondale Quick etc


It seems to ride nice and it's comfy. I don't have anything to compare it to though as this is my first bike that wouldn't be considered freeride or DH.

The only thing I could really fault is the brakes feel spongy because the calipers flex. They still have ample stopping power for the road though and could quite easily send me over the bars.
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