Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike £193 at Halfords
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Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike £193 at Halfords

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Found 2nd Aug 2017
Was £230, reduced to £193.
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WAS £330 *
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Supermod
Great price - thanks for sharing!
The ladies is also down in price as well.
Would this be Easy to assemble at home for a complete novice?
Edited by: "willevans716533" 4th Aug 2017
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willevans71653317 h, 41 m ago

Would this be Easy to assemble at home for a complete novice?


Well you could get a complete novice to do it at Halfords.
Should just be a case of fitting pedals and turning handlebars. The cables will stretch with use so may need tightening - just turn the barrels at the levers. Videos on YouTube or take to your local bike shop.

Probably worth checking there isn't any play in key areas. YouTube basic bike checks.
Edited by: "mcrobbj" 4th Aug 2017
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willevans71653320 h, 2 m ago

Would this be Easy to assemble at home for a complete novice?



No need, your local Halford will assemble it and check it over 6 weeks later.
They may not be the best mechanics but it
ArthurDent110 h, 58 m ago

No No need, your local Halford will assemble it and check it over 6 weeks …No No need, your local Halford will assemble it and check it over 6 weeks later.They may not be the best mechanics but it

My local experts at Halfords spent an hour "safety checking" a bike for me. I went out and half an hour later the crank split in half.
Wouldn't touch their stuff with a bargepole.
Be we was that 330.No disc brakes no suspension and the cheapest looking gear set I've ever seen.
honest_geezer57 m ago

My local experts at Halfords spent an hour "safety checking" a bike for …My local experts at Halfords spent an hour "safety checking" a bike for me. I went out and half an hour later the crank split in half. Wouldn't touch their stuff with a bargepole.


I assume you mean one of the crank arms came off the bottom bracket rather than one of the crank arms split in half. These are normally installed at the factory but should still be checked as part of Halfords checks on new bikes so no excuses but doesn't inherently mean their products are bad. I've bought new bikes that have been brilliant but initially had to re-tighten some components before the first ride. It amazes me they can sell bikes some as low as £90 for an adult bike and still offer free assembly and a 6 week safety check. I've only bought one bike new from Halfords which was quite a few years ago but it was perfectly setup without a single issue and the free six week check was fine.
muckspreader133 m ago

Be we was that 330.No disc brakes no suspension and the cheapest looking …Be we was that 330.No disc brakes no suspension and the cheapest looking gear set I've ever seen.


It looks a pretty good bike to me for its intended use. Decent aluminium frame with seat tube and top of downtube reinforcing, strong double wall rim wheels and generally one step up components but like you I can see its a basic tourney derailleur with a megarange shimano freewheel this is the big compromise of the bike. I would have liked to have seen cassette based gearing instead. Still very good value for what it is though. Certainly not the cheapest drivetrain though I've seen worse on more expensive bikes (non shimano derailleurs and freewheels) and I've seen bikes up to £600 in local bike shops with the same or similar tourney derailleur and freewheels. Still its one thing to see a freewheel on a mountain bike where it should never be used and another to see it on a road bike where its fit for purpose but not ideal.
ArthurDent112 h, 20 m ago

No No need, your local Halford will assemble it and check it over 6 weeks …No No need, your local Halford will assemble it and check it over 6 weeks later.They may not be the best mechanics but it

I don't have an easy way to get to my closest halfords, I don't drive and it would take two trains followed by a 30 minute walk to get there and then the same back
If your work offers the cycle to work scheme you'll get another 30% off this price.
What a heap of junk.
magicalex910 m ago

What a heap of junk.


Suggest a better alternative for a hybrid bike at close to the price otherwise you just come across as a typical troll.
It is only needed for two to four 15 minute trips a day 5 days a week. So I don't need anything amazing, just functional
Stevesipmax can you explain?
willevans7165335th Aug

I don't have an easy way to get to my closest halfords, I don't drive and …I don't have an easy way to get to my closest halfords, I don't drive and it would take two trains followed by a 30 minute walk to get there and then the same back

Why don't you take the train and walk to Halford's and cycle home
bonzobanana5th Aug

I assume you mean one of the crank arms came off the bottom bracket rather …I assume you mean one of the crank arms came off the bottom bracket rather than one of the crank arms split in half. These are normally installed at the factory but should still be checked as part of Halfords checks on new bikes so no excuses but doesn't inherently mean their products are bad. I've bought new bikes that have been brilliant but initially had to re-tighten some components before the first ride. It amazes me they can sell bikes some as low as £90 for an adult bike and still offer free assembly and a 6 week safety check. I've only bought one bike new from Halfords which was quite a few years ago but it was perfectly setup without a single issue and the free six week check was fine.

I stood up on the pedals and the the pedal and arm came off completely.
Halfords are notoriously bad.
I gave them a second chance and got my bike serviced there. It took them over a week and came back worse than it went in. Never again.
Guess they are OK if u know what you are doing, or pay somewhere decent to set it up.
honest_geezer52 m ago

I stood up on the pedals and the the pedal and arm came off …I stood up on the pedals and the the pedal and arm came off completely.Halfords are notoriously bad. I gave them a second chance and got my bike serviced there. It took them over a week and came back worse than it went in. Never again. Guess they are OK if u know what you are doing, or pay somewhere decent to set it up.


They sound terrible don't get me wrong but its not all Halfords only some same as local bike shops, most are good I would say some are not. However even if the local halfords was terrible I'd still buy a halfords bike because some of the bikes are such great value I just wouldn't let that local store touch my bike if bad. I'd order online and assemble it myself and forego the free assembly and 6 week check.
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