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    Is this the rant thread?


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    Back to push bikes


    Are "Trek Gary Fisher" any good?

    Been offered this for £150

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    Gary Fisher is a Trek Collection - so a mid-market bike... probably costing £600-£1000 when new with decent components, although at the cheaper end mix-and-match, which can be a bit meh-.

    I don;t like hybrids with suspension forks and knobly tires myself - but if it suits your need, £150 is probably OK. Looks in decent nick.

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    I bought the missus a Trek, it's OK, not as good as a Specialized in my opinion but not bad either. For £150 you might get something a bit better but you don't get much for that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    Back to push bikes


    Are "Trek Gary Fisher" any good?

    Been offered this for £150
    For £150 that is a very good price for the spec.

    I have a Gary Fisher Supercaliber in my garage in the U.K. and if my wife ever found out how much it cost, she’d lay an egg.

    (Gary Fisher is basically a God of mountain biking and one of the originators of the sport).

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    He's said it's going on gum tree today for £180 and it's "like new".

    Will go and have a look in the flesh.

    My crank bearings are going on mine, you can feel it crunching and I can't get the indexing right after swapping to new quick shifters either. might strip the old one for parts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    For £150 that is a very good price for the spec.

    I have a Gary Fisher Supercaliber in my garage in the U.K. and if my wife ever found out how much it cost, she’d lay an egg.

    (Gary Fisher is basically a God of mountain biking and one of the originators of the sport).
    he is the self-style 'Father of the Mountain Bike'


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    It's a Trek "Gary Fisher" Utopia

    Here's the spec

    https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/...utopia/details

    Definitly worth it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    It's a Trek "Gary Fisher" Utopia

    Here's the spec

    https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/...utopia/details

    Definitly worth it?
    It has a very decent aluminium frame, a disc-compatible wheelset and a mix of Alivio and Deore components. Provided the wheels are straight and the frame isn’t bent (i.e. not broken) then I think £150 is a decent price.

    I’d pay that, but then if this fits you, it’d be like me trying to ride a garden gate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    It has a very decent aluminium frame, a disc-compatible wheelset and a mix of Alivio and Deore components. Provided the wheels are straight and the frame isn’t bent (i.e. not broken) then I think £150 is a decent price.

    I’d pay that, but then if this fits you, it’d be like me trying to ride a garden gate.
    Yeah frame's straight, no cracked paint on joints or anything but the front wheel or disc has a slight run out but I can fix that with spoke straightening. It's only a 17.5 frame but a long enough seat post to accommodate me, in fact I need to drop it a bit. Told him I'll have it and he's dropping it off later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    Yeah frame's straight, no cracked paint on joints or anything but the front wheel or disc has a slight run out but I can fix that with spoke straightening. It's only a 17.5 frame but a long enough seat post to accommodate me, in fact I need to drop it a bit. Told him I'll have it and he's dropping it off later.
    My Supercaliber is a 14” Frame


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    Boy, Lee Dixon's fallen on hard times hasn't he?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    Not far off:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    That's a nice bike

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    Having searched online for a decent 250 (more recently a 400) and encountering endless idiots, who were either ignorant or lying, I've taken a massive gamble today. I've bought a bike listed on eBay without seeing it in the flesh and am having it transported to me.
    It's in Ipswich and I just don't fancy the journey there and back, and for £80 it's hardly worth putting the trailer on. I like to think I have good judgement so this will prove it one way or the other. I get 2 bikes, one for spares, one which was MOT'd last year and looks OK (!). Low mileage and a decent model by all accounts. Fingers crossed!

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    Good luck.

    I've only heard bad things about buying without viewing and personally never would, not for a decent amount anyway or without collecting as if its shit when you get there you can walk away. And There seems to be more shit about than before, people who can't or won't maintain a bike so they sell sheds. Mind you, with enough pictures you tend to tell if somethings being hidden, it just by the comms with the seller. Even viewing can be risky, I know someone who could only view at night, bought a bike with a cracked headstock and hole in the front downtube of the frame, couldn't see the filler and bodged paint at night.

    Like i said, good luck and I hope it's good to you. What did you get in the end?


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    I wouldn't normally, it goes against the grain but it just felt right somehow. It's a Yamaha SRX, 400. The guy selling it is a dealer so I've got some comeback. 18000 miles, MOT history verifies, no advisories. £900 and comes with a second bike as I said. I've spoken to the seller and he sounds like he's OK, not that that means anything though.
    I'll keep you posted.

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    You're a lot more protected nowadays, even privately if you can prove they've lied, its a long process though. Most dealers like credibility and positive feedback so hopefully you're fine.


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    So, while I lie around in hospital convalescing, I have lots of time to decide what new bike to buy.

    Pushbikes are a definite no-no for the foreseeable future, but a motorbike I raved about somewhere else in this thread is finally about to hit the showrooms.

    New bike for me, the young doctor wants a horse. Sounds like a fair deal.

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    I like the Vitpilen. They're quite towny bikes though, do you do much commuting in town? Their American head bloke was on Jay Lenos garage and said they're basically aimed at the coffee shop hipsters, as much as you've gone all peace and love, you must still hate them, surely?

    Also....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl...n-son-s-memory

    Petition is here:

    https://www.change.org/p/make-roads-safer-for-bikes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MariAndy!s View Post
    I like the Vitpilen. They're quite towny bikes though, do you do much commuting in town? Their American head bloke was on Jay Lenos garage and said they're basically aimed at the coffee shop hipsters, as much as you've gone all peace and love, you must still hate them, surely?

    Also....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl...n-son-s-memory

    Petition is here:

    https://www.change.org/p/make-roads-safer-for-bikes
    The surgery I've had has been very invasive downstairs, so to speak.
    My days of riding far and wide are most definitely over so becoming a coffee shop hipster sounds quite appealing

    Petition signed.

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    I don't think I could ever give up bikes, even if they're just in the shed to stare at , although I don't have one at the minute, the blade went about a month ago and I've not really decided what to get next, which is a first. Probaby go for an S1000R, MT10, Speed Triple or Tuono, sports bikes are old hat now.


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    I used to have a BMX back in the day


 

 

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