May 8, 2007
Finally… I feel more British!
Not having a bike around Southampton, UK is somewhat like being in Cancun, Mexico and not having a swimsuit…
So I decided to do something about it. Since I don’t know much about bikes and my most expensive bike was bought in Portugal by about 50€ to have a little fun during summer weekends I contacted the pros. Not only about the best bike for around 150£, but also on security and bike technical differences. All were very helpful. I went out today to get it all and so it was. By 271£ I got:
- Claud Butler Classic 2006;
- A set of 2 Creek2Peak panniers (50lts);
- a D-lock with a cable for the front wheel;
- a air-pump;
- a helmet with ventilation on the sides of the head, front and back.
It seems to me it was well-spent. I have 1 year guarantee and a free revision of the bike in 6 weeks. I bought it on Action Bikes on Southampton. The guy was very helpful and I’m quite happy with it… time will tell if it was worth the 271£. One thing I already done was to time the amount of time I now get for riding the bike. To go shopping I save weekly more 1 hour. For work I save daily 30 minutes. Which means that overall in the end of a week I save 3.5 hours… which is very good…
Claud Butler Classic 2006 (click for big picture)