[Bikes are now sold – possibly more to come soon]

I’ve got a couple of bikes for sale, and being as I have a website I thought I’d post some details and photos before I advertise them more widely. In both cases pickup from Basildon, South Essex, though if you’re in London or not too far away delivery for train fare / petrol might be a possibility. For location: I’m near Laindon station, or 10 mins drive from M25 junction 29. Details of the bikes below, followed by some photos. Do ask any questions, and you can contact me via this form which sends me an email.

1. Ridgeback Terrain 2 mountain bike. Size Large – £220 – Now sold

This is a lovely bike that I bought a few years ago, and have hardly ever used. It’s been ridden just a couple of times, and never in the wet or mud. It wouldn’t know a puddle if it saw one. It’s a beautiful red colour. The finish is pretty pristine, though if you study very intently you might find the odd small chip in the paintwork. I’m fairly sure it’s a 2020 bike – technical info for that year is below. The groupset is basic, but does the job well. I’ve made one modification: a longer seatpost which means a taller rider can ride it (I’m 6 foot). I may have the original seatpost somewhere if you wanted it – not sure. Do have a look at the photos to see the condition.

FRAME: ALX8 6066/6061-T6 DOUBLE-BUTTED ALUMINIUM
FORK: SUNTORU XCE
CHAINSET: PROWHEEL TA-CQ68
BOTTOM BRACKET: FEMIN FP-B908N
SHIFTERS: SHIMANO ST-EF41
REAR DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO TOURNEY
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO TOURNEY
CASSETTE: SHIMANO ACERA
CHAIN: KMC HV410
BRAKES: ALHONGA HJ-805AD
BRAKE LEVERS: SHIMANO ST-EF41
HUBS: JOYTECH
RIMS: JHT
SPOKES: STEEL 14G
TYRES: DELI SA
HANDLEBAR: RIDGEBACK TERRAIN
HEADSET: FEIMIN XX44
SEAT POST: 27.2X350MM
SADDLE: RIDGEBACK CUSTOM
PEDALS: FPD ROAD / TOE CLIPS
GRIP TAPE: VELO GEL GRIPS
COLOUR: RED

2. Dahon Eco C7 – £150 – Now sold

Dahon folding bike. This would be a great introduction to the world of folding bikes. I like 20 inch wheel folding bikes like this one, as, although they don’t fold quite as compactly as a Brompton, I prefer the feel of the slightly larger wheels, and of course they are a fraction of the price. This bike is probably from around 2012, but I’m not sure – it could be a year or two either side of that. In the interests of full transparency here are the pros and cons of this bike:

The pluses for this bike: 1. Folding bikes are brilliant, opening up so many possibilities, given that you can take them on public transport or put them in the boot of your car, and store them indoors for safety. £150 is a very good price for a Dahon folding bike – it’s a branded model rather than a generic ‘no name’ folder. 2. Mechanically this example is in great condition, and it is pretty clean. I’d say it hasn’t been regularly used in wet weather. 3. It has a rack to carry things, and unlike many Dahon bikes you’ll see for sale it has the front luggage mount on the head tube, so you could add a bag, basket, or whatever, if you get an adaptor to do so.

Minuses for this bike: 1. The paintwork is a little scruffy – it does have various scratches from use. 2. Although it is a 7 speed the range of gears isn’t the widest, so perhaps not ideal for a very hilly area. 3. This is a basic model, and perhaps not the bike for you if you want to upgrade components, which is why I’m selling it. But for most people it would do the job very well.