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  • New bike and a mild rant

     Gunner updated 11 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 14 Posts
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  • Filthy

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 5:26 pm

    So I ended up buying a Bianchi 24″ road bike for James to race on. Picked it up from Arthur Caygill on Tuesday, a reputable dealer or so I thought. The front tyre went down on Wednesday and the rear today. Turns out they fitted some cheap rim tape and the tube split around the spoke holes. So far it has cost me 2 tubes and 2 rolls of velox tape, now I need some nyloc nuts for the toe end pods to stop them coming undone. Just goes to show you can’t trust anyone to build a bike.

    Looks nice tho, I’ll post a pic tomorrow when I get near a working computer . Typing on an Ipod is infuriating.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 6:30 pm

    So far it has cost me 2 tubes and 2 rolls of velox tape

    Didn’t the shop fess up and replace these? 😕

  • Filthy

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Rang them and I’m waiting for Bianchi to get back to them but the drive across costs more than the price of tubes

  • Dave F

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Wish I’d known – would’ve told you they’re a bit shabby these days. You stil healing then?

  • Gunner

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 6:54 pm

    but the drive across costs more than the price of tubes

    One of the reasons I prefer very local dealers, which we’re lucky to have a few of around here. 😀

    Nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a bike or a component for it all to go Pete Tong and not have a face to vent your frustration on.

    Looking forward to the picture.

  • Filthy

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Actually it was westbrooks that put me on to caygill as he couldn’t get hold of a 24″ wheel racer.

    The fingers getting better, back to fracture clinic int mornin, hopefully get the ok to ride

  • Gunner

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 7:01 pm

    The fingers getting better, back to fracture clinic int mornin, hopefully get the ok to ride

    Hope so, your missing fantastically dry trails, it’s a pleasure to get home and only have to wipe a bit of dust from your bike. 😀

  • Filthy

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Cheers gunner thanks for reminding me 🙄 😉

  • Dave F

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Nice one – best of luck. By the way – excellent ride at Stainburn too 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 8:45 pm

    would it be the shop that done it tho…

    wouldnt it just come with the tyres on etc from the supplier 😕

    so has it got campag 😀

  • Filthy

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Yeah the tyres are down to bianchi but they fitted the pedals and it should have been checked. No campag it’s got shimano. You can have a look on Monday if your racing in the ne youth league

  • Filthy

    Member
    14 May 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Sorted now thanks to biketreks… the only local shop with 24″ road tubes in stock.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    14 May 2009 at 2:39 pm

    looks spot on…

    yeh i’ll be ther on monday, going for the win of course

    now harrys out for about 4 weeks 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    14 May 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Nice bike, James must be well pleased with regardless of the teething problems. 🙂

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