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Old March 30th 15, 09:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Hi,

just got a Specialized Allez Sport that I'm picking up today.

Firstly, do you use a "nice" bike for commuting?

Secondly and this might sound a bit silly but is having a RED bike an issue.

I'm talking about theft mostly.

Cheers,
Ed.
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Old March 30th 15, 09:41 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:17:23 -0700, voyager1space wrote:

Hi,

just got a Specialized Allez Sport that I'm picking up today.

Firstly, do you use a "nice" bike for commuting?

Secondly and this might sound a bit silly but is having a RED bike an
issue.

I'm talking about theft mostly.

Cheers,
Ed.


I do not use a "nice" bike for commuting. I use a well-maintained
clunker. It is very comfortable, not much slower than a "nice" bike and
much less prone to theft. I'd still secure it somewhere, though.
Having a RED bike may make you more visible on the road. That has to be
a plus.
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Old March 30th 15, 09:52 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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wrote:

Hi,

just got a Specialized Allez Sport that I'm picking up today.

Firstly, do you use a "nice" bike for commuting?

Secondly and this might sound a bit silly but is having a RED bike an issue.

I'm talking about theft mostly.

Cheers,
Ed.


I don't as such but plenty do.

rather depends on your commute? mine is short distance though a Royal
Park so it's a fairly gritty ride, that chews though chains in no time
etc.

But friends have longer faster commutes where a nice road bike makes
more sence.

I'd be more worried about secure parking.

Roger merriman
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Old March 30th 15, 03:27 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Thanks all.

My commute at the moment is 12 miles so not too bad.

I think using a "clunker" might be best.


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Old March 31st 15, 02:41 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 30/03/2015 09:41, Peter Keller wrote:
On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:17:23 -0700, voyager1space wrote:

Hi,

just got a Specialized Allez Sport that I'm picking up today.

Firstly, do you use a "nice" bike for commuting?

Secondly and this might sound a bit silly but is having a RED bike an
issue.

I'm talking about theft mostly.

Cheers,
Ed.


I do not use a "nice" bike for commuting. I use a well-maintained
clunker. It is very comfortable, not much slower than a "nice" bike and
much less prone to theft. I'd still secure it somewhere, though.
Having a RED bike may make you more visible on the road. That has to be
a plus.


More or less me too. I bought a mid-range 80s mountain bike, no
suspension, and it's done me well. I've left it overnight in a fairly
high risk area plenty of times if called for an impromptu after-work drink.

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Cheers, Rob
 




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