- Newbie follows advice and is happy
Buy a new bike they said
Don’t get the Carrera they said
Get an On One Inbred they said
Well I followed all of that and there is a nice shiny new (to me) On One in the garage ready for it’s first outing tomorrow 😀
Get some instruction they said; Sorry, I’m out of cash after the bike purchase, but will lean on my experienced buddies tomorrow and will start saving ASAP to book a ‘professional’
Thanks STW!Posted 7 years agodeadlydarcyMember
How do I post my photos (they are on my laptop, not online) so that STW can give me the obligatory gardening advice?
I use photobucket (as it’s a depository for my STW photos). Once you’ve uploaded photos, for each photo you have there will be a box for “Forum code” with some gobbledegook like this
Simply copy and paste this into the post box on STW and you’re away.Posted 7 years agomonkeycmonkeydoMember
Anybody who tells you not to get a Carrera bike is either an idiot or a Liar.Carrera bikes are award winning bikes enjoyed by many on this Forum.They are as good as bikes costing twice there price.The Bullshit of bike brand snobs is not the same as a realistic assessment.Posted 7 years ago
Anybody who tells you not to get a Carrera bike is either an idiot or a Liar.Carrera bikes are award winning bikes enjoyed by many on this Forum.They are as good as bikes costing twice there price.The Bullshit of bike brand snobs is not the same as a realistic assessment.
‘They’ didn’t tell me not to get any Carrera (hence I typed “Don’t get the Carrera they said”).
The advice was to get the next Carrera up the range (by buying second hand to keep in my budget) or look at a build it yourself based on an On One Inbred frame.
Still seems good advice to me 😀Posted 7 years agoseadog101Subscriber
I went shopping for a new bike. A Carrera Fury was ticking all the boxes, lovely piece of kit. But sadly the staff at the local Halfords (2 different branches), were singly unimpressive and it seemed like selling the bike was too much bother.
Ended up getting a Ghost from CRC (’tis muchly brilliant), more bike for less cash.
Sorry if you work at Halfords, I’m sure there that many of you are ace.Posted 7 years ago
It seems TSY has tried and failed if you chack his profile, Darcy. I said I would if I could but management has made it clear I can’t (without a legal fight anyhow).
So if you want to see the back of me you just have to persuade STW to make a complete disappearing act possible. Till then… .Posted 7 years agoCountZeroMember
The on one looks just like a poor mans Fury to me.Difference is abo ut £500 and you have Halfords support in everytown.
I wouldn’t trust the chimps in Halfords with a £25 Toys’r’us special! I’m not knocking Carrera’s, but an OnOne you build yourself, and they’re exceptional bikes. As the owner of two, I might have a bit of a clue…Posted 7 years ago
I’d run that front brake hose inside the fork though…
I’m not sure I understand 😳 Its currently zip tied (lightly) in some grooves on the front of the forks (you can just about see the black zip tie in the picture). The grooves look like they are made for the job, but I can move it if it would be better elsewhere….
PS – Thanks for the other advice 😉Posted 7 years agowwaswasSubscriber
sorry, I meant run the hose so it’s inside the fork leg – it’ll catch on stuff on the outside. sorry for the big pic but like this one (obviously you need to make sure the tyre won’t scuff it etc but if you take it between the leg and the wheel down to the mount it’ll be safer.
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