Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the November Giveaway for Haven Bay beach cruiser and Kazam Link kids trailer valued at $525 💙


Opinions on my hubbys new bike
#1
Hi.

So me and hubby want to start bike riding to start getting fit. We cant afford new so have been searching through second hand sites. We wanted to spend as littlw as possible at first in case we dont like it, then if we get into it we can upgrade! Anyway, Im yet to get mine but we got one for hubby today. By the sounds of it the seller said its been put together from different parts. So I have took a photo of the entire bike, the frame name, the handle bar, the wheels and odd bits. Let me know what you think please? Many thanks

[Image: 20170629_225921.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225545.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225556.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225712.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225721.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225726.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225748.jpg]

[Image: 20170629_225805.jpg]

The advert

https://imgur.com/gallery/vKS6I

He also needs to know how to change to handle bara from the flat racing position to a more upright position. On the side there are 2 holes for alan keys, when I put 1 alan key in and try and turn It, it wont turn at all. Do i have to put 2 alan keys in at the same time on opposite sides?

Just me to get a bike now!
  Reply
#2
normally those stems have a bolt on the under side of the stem supporting a toothed gusset. loosen that until you get the stem to move up and down, set it and lock back in place. The bolts on the side that you have pictured are only preset pivot bolts and should not be jacked with. You will then need to adjust the handle bars to suit also.
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#3
(06-29-2017, 10:00 PM)painkiller Wrote:  normally those stems have a bolt on the under side of the stem supporting a toothed gusset. loosen that until you get the stem to move up and down, set it and lock back in place. The bolts on the side that you have pictured are only preset pivot bolts and should not be jacked with. You will then need to adjust the handle bars to suit also.

I was told ehere i have taken the photo of is where i move it up and down.

(06-29-2017, 10:00 PM)painkiller Wrote:  normally those stems have a bolt on the under side of the stem supporting a toothed gusset. loosen that until you get the stem to move up and down, set it and lock back in place. The bolts on the side that you have pictured are only preset pivot bolts and should not be jacked with. You will then need to adjust the handle bars to suit also.

Just looked underneath and have seen what you mean. And stuck my alan key in and turned and handbar can now be put in upright position!!! Brilliant!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!! He felt like he was leaning too far forward with them laid flat. Maybe you can tell from the photo his arms are very stretched. This will be better.
  Reply
#4
Nice, enjoy!
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#5
Please, check the serial number of your bike against BikeIndex.org.  Make sure you're not riding someone's stolen bike.
  Reply
#6
(07-31-2017, 11:34 PM)TallRider67 Wrote:  Please, check the serial number of your bike against BikeIndex.org.  Make sure you're not riding someone's stolen bike.

Bloke we bought it from was a police officer! How ironic would that be! We have however since sold this bike and bought a new one.
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
2011 GT Tachyon upgrade/mod
Today 09:03 AM
8 Speed on 7 Speed Freehub Body
Yesterday 09:52 PM
Bike shop labor charges
Yesterday 07:31 PM
Nutritional Comparison - Sugar v Maltode...
Yesterday 05:08 PM
Don't buy plastic cranks
Yesterday 01:28 PM
Patching a tire
Yesterday 01:01 PM
What cycling equipment would you give as...
Yesterday 10:21 AM
Velotric Discover 1
12-07-2022 07:10 PM
Is it cold where you are now?
12-07-2022 03:02 AM
bike riding is a fun! isn't it ???
12-06-2022 07:22 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
28 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
22 posts
no avatar 3. enkei
14 posts
no avatar 4. IgorCvetkovski
13 posts
no avatar 5. Talha
13 posts