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I saw this ladies bike at £47.50. Looked nice and sturdy.


Hercules Gala ladies mountain bike designed by Raleigh
The Hercules Gala ladies' mountain bike has a purple steel frame with 26'' alloy rims with mountain bike tyres designed to tackle any terrain. The bike has 18 speed gears for high climbing assistance with powerful alloy V brakes that ensure secure stopping and a bump soaking front suspension fork. This bike requires self-asssembly.
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#1
Are these as awful as you might expect for the price?
#2
Oh yes, a bike that costs £50 must be dangerous. Have you seen the program where they get idiots to assemble them and the peddles fall off.

Id never buy a bike for under £500
#3
Just thought Id get that lot in here before anyone else
#4
I can't recommend anyone buys a bike in a box from a supermarket. At these price points, they are built with cheapness in mind so you get the most basic of everything.

Assembly requires some knowledge of the mechanics of a bicycle and a little nouse with a spanner. To a complete novice, this is compounded by the poorly made parts making setting one of these up a bit of a hit and miss affair.
The frame will be heavy, flexy and the geometry will probably err on the relaxed side making the bike feel ponderous and slow. The suspension will add weight and not really help the ride.
You won't enjoy riding it. £47.50 is a lot of cash for a shed ornament.

6 speed transmissions (6x3=18) were fitted to the ark and the kit that supports them nowadays is very outdated. It's the equivalent of buying a black and white telly with 3 channels and a loop aerial.
It might be cheap, but it's not cheap enough for what it is.

Seriously, if you can't afford to put a bit more than this aside for a decent bike (2nd hand or otherwise), you really are better off going without while you save up.



Edited By: Duggie_22 on Oct 21, 2010 16:50: :
#5
Seriously, if you can't afford to put a bit more than this aside for a decent bike (2nd hand or otherwise), you really are better off going without while you save up.


This is the wrong attitude entirely. If you look around (flea markets, internet, etc.) you can find a perfectly servicable bicycle for £50 or less (avoid suspension like the plague). The money you will waste on trains and buses while you are trying to 'save up' will amount to considerably more than this. Don't go without!
#6
jonqstockwell
Seriously, if you can't afford to put a bit more than this aside for a decent bike (2nd hand or otherwise), you really are better off going without while you save up.
This is the wrong attitude entirely. If you look around (flea markets, internet, etc.) you can find a perfectly servicable bicycle for £50 or less (avoid suspension like the plague). The money you will waste on trains and buses while you are trying to 'save up' will amount to considerably more than this. Don't go without!

I would agree with Duggie_22. Dont buy cheap unless its a decent second hand bike. I have bought these cheap £50-£100 bikes in the past & hated it so much it put me off biking, I now have a decent bike & am loving it again.
#7
jonqstockwell
Seriously, if you can't afford to put a bit more than this aside for a decent bike (2nd hand or otherwise), you really are better off going without while you save up.


This is the wrong attitude entirely. If you look around (flea markets, internet, etc.) you can find a perfectly servicable bicycle for £50 or less (avoid suspension like the plague). The money you will waste on trains and buses while you are trying to 'save up' will amount to considerably more than this. Don't go without!


Don't go without what? Don't go without a heavy low quality lump of steel that you'll wish you'd never wasted £50 on?

That's not a deal, that's wasting money.
#8
Spending £50 on a bicycle is a real waste of money, and actually quite dangerous. These supermarket bikes are death traps, and should be avoided. I would advise saving up and buyin a decent bike. Try http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk

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