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Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

05 November, 2011 06:42PM
Hi Karen,

A bike comes from the factory only partially assembled and has to be put together. For the parts of the bike that are assembled in the factory what we find is that some factories do it very well whilst others don't. It's for that reason every bike needs to be thoroughly and properly checked before it goes out. I am a little concerned that if your bike was supplied to you with the saddle and bars not properly adjusted then lots of other things like brakes and gears might not be properly adjusted either. As I have said, this is not unusual when it comes to your supplier. If your friend knows their way around a bike and has all the right tools then get them to check it. Otherwise, take it back to where you got it from and insist that it is done or take it to a proper bike shop and pay them to service it for you.

I am not suggesting this to try and put you off. Far from it. If you are going to get cycling quickly then it is important that the bike is working as well as it can so that it is not interfering with your progress. Too many people buy bikes and try them and and don't carry on - look at the small ads in the paper and see how many bikes are for sale described as unridden. More often than not, the reason why they are unridden is that the bikes had not been set up properly and did not give the owner the confidence to keep going. Not realising this was the problem, the owner tries to get some money back by selling it.

So persevere, find a quite spot to practice, and look forward to shedding the rest of the weight.

Good cycling

DocB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2011 06:43PM by DocB.
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Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 28 October, 2011 05:33PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Murray R Langton 28 October, 2011 09:02PM

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Puddlescat 29 October, 2011 09:05AM

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Murray R Langton 29 October, 2011 06:02PM

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cotterpin 29 October, 2011 10:48PM

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DocB 30 October, 2011 07:23AM

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Murray R Langton 31 October, 2011 09:26AM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 05 November, 2011 11:26AM

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DocB 05 November, 2011 06:42PM

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