Revo Shifters?

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Steven & Shelley Swann

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Hello

I'm new here, and a complete bike novice. I'm looking at buying a reliable
hybrid bike for my 11yo daughter in the $400-ish price range. Most bikes
I've seen feature the Shimano Revo shifters (twist-grip). A friend tells me
to avoid these like the plague as they sieze-up. Can anyone confirm this?

So far we've looked at:
- Gitane Escape;
- Malvern Star Bayside;
- Raleigh C700; and
- Giant Cypress SE and Elwood SE
Any recommendations? We're in Tassie, by the way. Any advice on brands and
components would be much appreciated.

Many thanks
SS
 
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Andrew Swan

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Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> Hello
>
> I'm new here, and a complete bike novice. I'm looking at buying a reliable
> hybrid bike for my 11yo daughter in the $400-ish price range. Most bikes
> I've seen feature the Shimano Revo shifters (twist-grip). A friend tells me
> to avoid these like the plague as they sieze-up. Can anyone confirm this?
>
> So far we've looked at:
> - Gitane Escape;
> - Malvern Star Bayside;
> - Raleigh C700; and
> - Giant Cypress SE and Elwood SE
> Any recommendations? We're in Tassie, by the way. Any advice on brands and
> components would be much appreciated.
>
> Many thanks
> SS


My g/f is happy with her Apollo hybrid and also the Giant "Option"
hybrid (before it was nicked from our locked garage).

P.S. I suggest you "munge" your email address if you don't want to get
s***loads of spam. Pronto, before the bots get it. Unless you really
want Viagra, a bigger penis, or to make a profit on eBay.

&roo
 
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Steven & Shelley Swann

Guest
Thanks for the tip - just one question - what is a "munge"?!?!?! I was
wondering why we're getting so much spam......!!


"Andrew Swan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I'm new here, and a complete bike novice. I'm looking at buying a

reliable
> > hybrid bike for my 11yo daughter in the $400-ish price range. Most

bikes
> > I've seen feature the Shimano Revo shifters (twist-grip). A friend

tells me
> > to avoid these like the plague as they sieze-up. Can anyone confirm

this?
> >
> > So far we've looked at:
> > - Gitane Escape;
> > - Malvern Star Bayside;
> > - Raleigh C700; and
> > - Giant Cypress SE and Elwood SE
> > Any recommendations? We're in Tassie, by the way. Any advice on brands

and
> > components would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Many thanks
> > SS

>
> My g/f is happy with her Apollo hybrid and also the Giant "Option"
> hybrid (before it was nicked from our locked garage).
>
> P.S. I suggest you "munge" your email address if you don't want to get
> s***loads of spam. Pronto, before the bots get it. Unless you really
> want Viagra, a bigger penis, or to make a profit on eBay.
>
> &roo
>
 
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Andrew Swan

Guest
Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> Thanks for the tip - just one question - what is a "munge"?!?!?! I was
> wondering why we're getting so much spam......!!


It means changing your email address (the one that's displayed in
newsgroups, anyway) so that it's invalid - see mine above (or wherever
your newsreader shows it). Make it obvious either in your signature or
the address itself how genuine repliers can reach you.

I suggest you DO IT NOW!

&roo
 
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Steven & Shelley Swann

Guest
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"Andrew Swan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> > Thanks for the tip - just one question - what is a "munge"?!?!?! I was
> > wondering why we're getting so much spam......!!

>
> It means changing your email address (the one that's displayed in
> newsgroups, anyway) so that it's invalid - see mine above (or wherever
> your newsreader shows it). Make it obvious either in your signature or
> the address itself how genuine repliers can reach you.
>
> I suggest you DO IT NOW!
>
> &roo
>
 
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stu

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fail
do you use outlook express?
"Steven & Shelley Swann" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Test
>
> "Andrew Swan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> > > Thanks for the tip - just one question - what is a "munge"?!?!?! I

was
> > > wondering why we're getting so much spam......!!

> >
> > It means changing your email address (the one that's displayed in
> > newsgroups, anyway) so that it's invalid - see mine above (or wherever
> > your newsreader shows it). Make it obvious either in your signature or
> > the address itself how genuine repliers can reach you.
> >
> > I suggest you DO IT NOW!
> >
> > &roo
> >

>
>
 
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stu

Guest
oops
if you do use outlook express then click
tools
accounts
"news" tab
select your news account (most likly there will only be one)
properties
then change the email field



of course l could be wrong lol
hope this helps
 
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Andrew Swan

Guest
Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
> Test
>
> "Andrew Swan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>Steven & Shelley Swann wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks for the tip - just one question - what is a "munge"?!?!?! I was
>>>wondering why we're getting so much spam......!!

>>
>>It means changing your email address (the one that's displayed in
>>newsgroups, anyway) so that it's invalid - see mine above (or wherever
>>your newsreader shows it). Make it obvious either in your signature or
>>the address itself how genuine repliers can reach you.
>>
>>I suggest you DO IT NOW!
>>
>>&roo


Tests are best sent to "alt.test" ...

&roo