Whos willing to share their bent purchase mistakes?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by whatbrakes, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. whatbrakes

    whatbrakes New Member

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    Lets hear about what you purchased and why it was a mistake. What did you end up with, either bike or parts? The truth shall set you free;)
     
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  2. blazingpedals

    blazingpedals New Member

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    Well... I got those [email protected]#$%^& LX STI shifters. They stunk. Neither I nor the shop that sold them could get them to index on more than 3 gears out of the nine on the cassette. I replaced them with Attacks, which instantly gave me all 9 with nary a tweak.

    And then there were the Stelvios. On the first one, the rubber peeled off the shoulder in strips. I crashed while cornering, probably because there was no rubber there anymore. Second one developed a nasty-looking bulge. Third one had the cord delaminate, making an 'S'-curve on the tread in one spot. No more Stelvios. Now I use Comets for training and Contis for fast rides.
     
  3. Catrike #116

    Catrike #116 New Member

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    I put Continental tires on my recumbent trike. I usually got a flat once a month.

    I changed them out and have not regretted the move.



    Catrike Road #116

    Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use.
     
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