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schwinn town bike (Schwinn Admiral (2016) Hybrid Bike) £102 @ Wiggle
schwinn town bike (Schwinn Admiral (2016) Hybrid Bike) £102 @ Wiggle

schwinn town bike (Schwinn Admiral (2016) Hybrid Bike) £102 @ Wiggle

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Its a bike, it will get you places, its £102 with code saver10, I think that includes delivery
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£102 for a proper bike from a bike supplier not a wannabe suspension heap from a grocer. Heat!

probably weighs a couple of tons but it's very cheap!

It's like the unwanted love child of a road bike and an old ladies shopper....I like it, wouldn't want to ride it but I like it!

it has everything a cheap bike should have, certainly not bso.yes,it's going to be heavy but the steel is actually quite nice to ride. keep it scratch free and serviced and it will serve for a number of years.far better than the quasi mointain bikes made of cheese.
Edited by: "7777777" 23rd Jan

Not sure it'll handle the local reds and blacks but I'd give it a go, and make my mates laugh

Its a little bit naff (reminds me of the gif you see occasionally posted on here of Pee Wee Herman overtaking some roadies) but still heat added dadazza.

Provided you only plan on short journeys and live somewhere relatively flat as I cant imaging climbing on handlebars that point towards you its just a case of adding lights and a lock and your good to go. Shame though the womens version is £30 more and has stupid red rims - otherwise would have got me mum one!

Currently £280 @ Argos plus more photos if you are interested (shame about the BB and crankset, would have preferred a cartridge)

argos.co.uk/pro…015

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algloster

Shame though the womens version is £30 more and has stupid red rims - … Shame though the womens version is £30 more and has stupid red rims - otherwise would have got me mum one!


Personally I don't think I would ever get a man's frame again unless it was really really cheap*.
Just don't see any advantage to a bike you can't get off from easily.
Probably has a lot to do with getting a 21" frame which was a mistake for a hybrid (I'm 1.78m, and a different calculator now says to get a 19"-20" frama). However, if the frame had been a women's one, I wouldn't have any problem as the saddle is fine, it's just on a 21" men's frame I feel might not be able to jump off as quickly/safely as I should if I needed to. Now have a 19" framed Dawes I got used for £40 (* yes, still a men's frame but that's cheap enough) and feel far safer on it.
In theory a man's frame is stronger but then I never intend to crash headfirst into something.
Edited by: "Gkains" 23rd Jan

spatter

probably weighs a couple of tons but it's very cheap!



​My rohloff expedition bike weights more than this but it's a good bike...

In the USA the same make and model is sold in Walmart. So over there it is a 'bso'.

Lucky we live in the UK and they sell this bike in Wiggle - which makes it a 'proper' bike.

Edited by: "lucky_jim" 23rd Jan

lucky_jim

In the USA the same make and model is sold in Walmart. So over there it … In the USA the same make and model is sold in Walmart. So over there it is a 'bso'. Lucky we live in the UK and they sell this bike in Wiggle - which makes it a 'proper' bike.


well, at least the wiggle wont make an ad photo with fork installed the other way. also in case of problems you can call or visit them and speak to someone who does have 'rough' idea about how to fix things or assess if something is missing from the package
Edited by: "7777777" 23rd Jan

tempted to get this to go for our first family ride together this weekend (with two 5 and 6yrs old)... will this be ok for simple offroading or should i really be buying one with chunkier tyres?

Am thinking about it. It's got a lot of accessories I could probably still make use of even if the bike fails. Probably going to give it a skip though.

Good value, I think. Alloy hubs and rims, components mostly alloy except for steel seatpost & cranks.
There are many nastier bikes out there.
Nice little shopper/casual family outing bike. Voted Hot.

Review here with suggestions on components and upgrades if you wanted, starting with tyres and saddle. Think this is the same spec. model.

Plan also on adjusting and checking everything when you get it - or get a friend to. It's not hard, just won't be done by the retailer at this price point.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 25th Jan

urgurinder

tempted to get this to go for our first family ride together this weekend … tempted to get this to go for our first family ride together this weekend (with two 5 and 6yrs old)... will this be ok for simple offroading or should i really be buying one with chunkier tyres?


Riding on prepared smooth trails without sharp stones - yes. On smoothish grass - yes. Canal paths - depends on the stones - review above says these tyres don't take high pressures and can puncture.

If Wiggle sources these from the same place as Amazon US, then check the derailleur inner end stop. Amazon-sourced bikes also have problems with out of round wheels (fixable), handlebars that won't tighten and cheap cranks that snap (!)

Here's an amazon US comment on the women's version:

I bought the bike from a local Wal Mart on September 9th 2016 and returned it the very next day. The bike had a whole host of problems that needed fixed before even test riding it.

1. The rear brake cable was not crimped properly in its housing so it would not work. I was able to fix that easily enough.
2. Both the front and rear brake pads were not properly in adjustment both in placement in relation to the rim, but they also dragged. I used cable lube, adjusted the cables, and the caliper set screws to fix that.
3. The rear fender was on crooked, so I had to shim the mounting struts with a couple washers to fix that.
4. I checked the derailleur and on the bench it was very tight in low gear to the sprockets but it did clear, so I felt I had evaded that.

With all that done, I thought it was ready for a test ride. I started in second and then shifted to low....and the bike fell victim to the same derailleur issue many have reported. The derailleur catches the sprockets and locks up the wheel. It bent the sprockets and derailled the chain and then the tire was rubbing on the rear fender. So I took it back and exchanged it for a Huffy cruiser that only needed some cable lube and some chain lube to work correctly.

These bikes are set up terribly and the design is poorly thought out. They should be recalled for the derailleur clearance issue. Who ever is making these for Schwinn in China should be fired by Schwinn.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 25th Jan

Thanks!!!! Just bought it!

Hootwo

If Wiggle sources these from the same place as Amazon US, then check the … If Wiggle sources these from the same place as Amazon US, then check the derailleur inner end stop. Amazon-sourced bikes also have problems with out of round wheels (fixable), handlebars that won't tighten and cheap cranks that snap (!)Here's an amazon US comment on the women's version:I bought the bike from a local Wal Mart on September 9th 2016 and returned it the very next day. The bike had a whole host of problems that needed fixed before even test riding it.1. The rear brake cable was not crimped properly in its housing so it would not work. I was able to fix that easily enough.2. Both the front and rear brake pads were not properly in adjustment both in placement in relation to the rim, but they also dragged. I used cable lube, adjusted the cables, and the caliper set screws to fix that.3. The rear fender was on crooked, so I had to shim the mounting struts with a couple washers to fix that.4. I checked the derailleur and on the bench it was very tight in low gear to the sprockets but it did clear, so I felt I had evaded that.With all that done, I thought it was ready for a test ride. I started in second and then shifted to low....and the bike fell victim to the same derailleur issue many have reported. The derailleur catches the sprockets and locks up the wheel. It bent the sprockets and derailled the chain and then the tire was rubbing on the rear fender. So I took it back and exchanged it for a Huffy cruiser that only needed some cable lube and some chain lube to work correctly.These bikes are set up terribly and the design is poorly thought out. They should be recalled for the derailleur clearance issue. Who ever is making these for Schwinn in China should be fired by Schwinn.



Luckily buyers have rights so if it's not right it can go back...

Good deal for a proper bike that will serve well for going to the shops or along a cycle path. Probably benefit with a check over by someone who knows what they are looking at to make adjustments. If it all goes wrong Wiggle are a proper bike retailer so you shouldn't have a problem with returning it.

lucky_jim

In the USA the same make and model is sold in Walmart. So over there it … In the USA the same make and model is sold in Walmart. So over there it is a 'bso'. Lucky we live in the UK and they sell this bike in Wiggle - which makes it a 'proper' bike.



That was immediately what I thought before reading your comment and further reading seems to indicate this bike has more problems than some of the so called BSO bikes bought from the so called wrong shops that often get glowing reviews from their owners. That's why unless its one of those awful cheap dual suspension bikes most bike snobs should be ignored.

It's good to support independent bike dealers but really a bike should be judged on its own merit and component quality not who sells it. If you can't service a bike yourself then you should buy locally anyway as long as the shop has competent bike mechanics, not all do. Many nationwide and online shops have huge buying power and operate to tighter margins with a higher turnover of product and its no surprise that sometimes you can often get a lot more bike for your money with regards spec.

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