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Steel mens mountain bike 21" frame
Steel rigid mountain bike style forks
Shimano 18speed gears
Twist grip style gear shifters
Alloy rim wheels
V style brakes
Suitable for leg size 73.5-86cm
Raleigh designed

Just got this delivered yesterday :) Its really really good for the price, I know everyone on here was telling me to spend around £300 but I think for someone who is only going to use it a few times in the summer or for teenagers this is great, Was easy to build up and the size is perfect for a 6ft 11st male!
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chrisredmayne#21
beolight
lefthand threaded you need to screw it the otherway

or you need somebody lefthanded to put it back on


Ive been screwing it on the right way, it has a little picture to show which way it should be!!! Just not going on at all!
Smiff#22
well pedals are pretty cheap, you can probably get resin ones for a fiver from somewhere like chainreaction

but if its the crank threads that are buggered, sent it back, that's major.

new bikes really have to be checked over by someone experienced, torques are crucial with bikes (too little and things come undone and get damaged, too much and... parts get damaged).
this is true of both cheap and expensive parts. not like cars where you can normally just "turn it till it's good and tight".



Edited By: Smiff on Mar 20, 2011 15:19: blah
radekstepan#23
Aeschylus
and remember guys they done that study on the gadget show where it showed a £80 quid bike against a £2000 pound bike, and the same guy rode both and his time was quicker on the £80 bike as the cheap bike was heavier. the expensive ones are only really better for the serious riders, for all the rest of us it does not make a bit of difference


With use, you have to adjust the gears and breaks more often on cheaper bikes.
Smiff#24
working on cheap stuff is unbelievably annoying (to me anyway)
working on nice parts is a pleasure. (ooh err)

it really depends how much you ride..
i checked.. you can indeed get pedals for 5.99 delivered from CRC.
Duggie_22#25
chrisredmayne
Smiff
well you picked a nice day for a first ride :)
did you survive it?


NOT GOOD! NOT GOOD! After riding it for 20 minutes the left pedal came off! It wont screw back on now! Been looking on amazon for the returns and its ridiculous, they dont pick up on the weekend, in a bit of a pickle now I am unless I can get it fixed! Was working fine beforehand too! :(


And people wonder why I have a problem with mail order bikes...

Presumably to get it in the box, amazon didn't fit the pedals so they may legitimately refuse the return as you have done the damage.

The pedal axle is normally harder than the crank arm so you'll need a new LH crank for it.
chrisredmayne#26
Duggie_22
chrisredmayne
Smiff
well you picked a nice day for a first ride :)
did you survive it?


NOT GOOD! NOT GOOD! After riding it for 20 minutes the left pedal came off! It wont screw back on now! Been looking on amazon for the returns and its ridiculous, they dont pick up on the weekend, in a bit of a pickle now I am unless I can get it fixed! Was working fine beforehand too! :(


And people wonder why I have a problem with mail order bikes...

Presumably to get it in the box, amazon didn't fit the pedals so they may legitimately refuse the return as you have done the damage.

The pedal axle is normally harder than the crank arm so you'll need a new LH crank for it.


Its definitely not the pedal, but the crank looks fine too - Might have another go at it tomorrow!
Aeschylus#27
to be fair to the gadget show, it was not a comparison about what has better components etc, it simply came down to, if I recall the same guy biking 5 miles, 1 on a expensive bike, then on a cheap bike..

and the cheap bike one as when he went downhill he got better speed, it was not scientific or any great study, I think they were just trying to say, dont go out and buy a Chris Boardman and expect to get to work in half the time... that was all
verybigchris#28
Smiff
verybigchris

The guy selling that first bike has half a dozen others listed on gumtree at the moment, which is usually a sign that they're nicked.


not familiar with gumtree - how do you view seller's other items? do you have to have an account?


Just do a search on his phone number
Smiff#29
ooh i see what you mean. lots of bikes all photographed against the same wall/garden.. mr policeman should pay a visit to that address methinks.

http://bikeshd.co.uk/

^
quick plug for a worthy site. set up by someone who had his nicked i believe.


Edited By: Smiff on Mar 20, 2011 22:32: blah
Duggie_22#30
verybigchris
Smiff
verybigchris

The guy selling that first bike has half a dozen others listed on gumtree at the moment, which is usually a sign that they're nicked.


not familiar with gumtree - how do you view seller's other items? do you have to have an account?


Just do a search on his phone number


369 items! OK, so there are several duplicates, but he'd better have a decent reason for having that many to offload!
sotomonkey#31
It looks like he may have even nicked one with a child seat! How low can you get huh?

Sadly I get the feeling gumtree don't care much about stolen bikes, although it may be worth reporting it to them and as for the police....
http://www.gumtree.com/london/48/76309148.html

Edited By: sotomonkey on Mar 22, 2011 14:40

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