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Re: www.bikes2udirect.com... anyone else had a bad experience?

30 June, 2009 09:29AM
Good advice from the adminman and cotterpin.

A couple of points which are of little use to you but might be helpful to anybody else who looks at this thread.

First is to be wary of consumer feedback web sites. I have a travel agent opposite me who is tired of having them quoted at him by people looking for holidays. His response now is to open the site a customer has referred to and, in front of the customer, post worthless random comments about any hotel they care to name. They are usually very surprised at how easy it is and equally surprised when he tells them that the comment will stay on the site because the validity is never checked. The WhyCycle site is well moderated by people who know the business and as a consequence malicious postings are quickly removed. It's a pity that all sites are not the same.

Second be wary of 18" wheel bikes (and 22" for that matter). As a general rule, and like all such rules there is the odd exception, they are the lowest quality bikes around and because they are not standard, spares, especially tyres can be very difficult to find.

For your six year old, the really important question is whether she is off stabilisers. If she is then a 20" is most likely to be the better bet. If not, the get her riding on a second hand or borrowed bike and get her a new one when she has mastered the art. Also at this age they need all the help they can get, bikes that are light with brakes and gears that little hands can operate. You will only get those things from decent quality kit built up properly and you don't get that from "discount" houses on line - or off line for that matter.
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