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Re: Bought what you guys would probably call a BSO but even so...

11 April, 2013 06:45PM
Thanks Murray, and yes I thinkk the fact I'm enjoying it so much is that I had it set up properly by the bike shop.
They actually didn't seem displeased with it and did make some positive comments, but did recommend better brake pads and I had them put on. I got Clarks CP 305 pads and it did notice quite a difference in that it needed much less force on the levers to get the bike to stop effectively.

I went out again after posting my first post above and did a little over 7 miles. Again I REALLY enjoyed it and came home beaming from ear to ear! It's going to be hard to get out every day on it but I'm aiming for 2 - 3 times a week.

Now I'd really appreciate any advice from more experienced people than me (possibly a little late I knowbut I really did think I'd read reasonable reviews first).
Right now despite buying what is sure to be a BSO, the limiting factor is me not the bike certainly, and Im finding that it's actually really nice to ride. I'm going to get it serviced in a few weeks time (advice from the guy who set up the bike for me, as cables stretch etc...) and thought I could have him examine any suspect areas for signs of problems ahead.

So wondered if there is a common set of areas where manufacturers like to hide their cost savings in ways that will affect the ride experience and also my safety. That way I can have any suspect areas looked at more closely.

Really glad I found this site :-)
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