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How ever the frame and wheels have lived.
Why shouldn't it be the same with bikes?I have to say, having "been there, done that" regarding BSOs it still took me some time to really figure it out!Cheap moving parts don't last.Also bought a bargain basement 10 speed many years ago.Trouble is, once we touch it every single problem with it from then on is our fault.As I was starting to consider commuting to work 11 miles each way I thought I would spend a bit of cash.
Those prices are achieved through cuts in quality at every stage of component manufacture and subsequent bike build.
My bike started out as a Halfords cheapie, an Apollo Belmont.
And this is just one wheel, one piece of the final jigsaw.
Aj - May 31, 2012 liked your article.
Graham everitt - August 1, 2014 I have had plenty of bso's over the yrs n 14yrs ago i was finally abke to buy a proper bike.
So I looked for an "off the shelf conventional bike.The manufacturers have to take shortcuts to keep the cost down, it's common sense.I later bought my daughter a used bike there for 129.Well written definitive article on the topic.If you don't know what you are looking for a cheap bso seems brilliant.(Kids are 7, 13 and 15) Provided I really inspect the construction and materials used and accept that I will have to totally strip the bike down and rebuild it, greasing all components as I go before it can be used, then it is all.Christian Thornton - May 10, 2011 I bought a cheap Â100 catalogue bike a few years back and it arrived in a flat pack.Amongst my stock I have a 1949 Rudge, a similar year Humber and a 1952 Rudge Whitworth.We only stock well known brands of bikes and all of our staff are cycling enthusiasts.However, I am almost certain you are "preaching to the converted" and the uninformed are difficult to reach.As already mentioned, if good parts last 4 times longer but only cost 3 times as much then it makes sense to use them.To me and many others like me these bikes are truly bargains.The brake arms are so thin, The replacement brake blocks will not fit unless "packed out" with washers.