Martina wrote: Hi Veronica, it's too late for this weekend but if you are interested in a second hand bike (Felt) which is a small fit I'm off loading mine...it would be a good starter bike and I'm not looking for much for it. You'll need to leave it in to a bike shop just to get a few bits done but I can talk to you about that if you're interested. It's a shimano 105 groupset...well a good bit of it Anyway if you want to get a look at it let me know & no worries if you don't.
This is sounding like the best option so far! If you are tempted but a bit anxious about cleats then I have a pair of flat pedals which you can borrow/use with or without toe-clips (old fashioned straps). I could fit them for you in less than five mins if you are anywhere near Wicklow, Greystones or Bray?
Def does seem like the best option - The other bike is a medium frame and despite her partner being a bike mechanic there is not a whole lot of info about it. I would prefer to buy a second hand bike from someone in the club too rather than a total stranger.
I will let you know how I get on with Martina. The offer of the pedals sounds great as I don't fancy ending up in a ditch on my first triathlon trying out a new bike with cleats!!! Although if I do buy Martina's bike, it needs a shop visit so may be pushing it for Saturday!!!
My sister is looking to pick up a second hand road bike - She is a bit taller than me (5ft 7 ish I'd say) so not sure what size frame she would need. If anyone is selling their bike or knows of a suitable bike for sale please let me know. I don't think she wants to pay a huge amount - It would be an entry level bike.