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need information on bike

Postby maklov » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:36 am

hello there, new member here.

just chasing some info on a bike i picked up. not really sure if it's a quality bike or if it has much worth. it needs some work done to it, back wheel is buckled, gear change is rough and front brakes are meerly hanging there. quoted $80 to repair but not sure whether it's worth it if the bike is low value?

so, print on bike says Malvern Star, limited edition, ELITE 24 speed. EZI FIRE.

any info on bike would be great :D

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Re: need information on bike

Postby DarrylH » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:00 pm

Any rear suspension that has a spring but no shocker is a pogo stick ie it will bounce at every pedal stroke and is only found on very low end bikes
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Re: need information on bike

Postby maklov » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:09 pm

ah ok, i just broke the darn thing anyway, so am now looking at this one
second hand for $250, thoughts?

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Re: need information on bike

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:06 pm

The second bike looks much better than the first but hard to know if it's a "bargain" until we know the drivetrain parts on it.
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Re: need information on bike

Postby maklov » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:22 pm

This is all the info I have

size: medium 19"- shocks: SUNTOUR XCT V2- brakes/brake levers: shimano m445 hydraulic disc- shifters/ derailleurs: shimano alivio 24 speed- cassette: shimano hyperglide- crankset: shimano alivio- handlebar: satori 620mm straight bar- stem: UNO 70mm- grip: jetblack- new tyres- new tubes
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Re: need information on bike

Postby maklov » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:00 am

Well I bought it anyway. Its a nice bike. Happy with purchase for sure. :)
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