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MTB New wheels & unboxing

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by SnyperAL, Aug 2, 2016.

Do you have a bell and use it?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. hahaha don't be silly

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  1. SnyperAL

    SnyperAL Well-Known Member

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    I was going to paste this in my thread but thought it perhaps worthy of its own.

    Okay, so here it is. Delivered yesterday, assembled what little was required, and taken on a sedate 9 mile ride with the better half. A couple of notes, the front brake cable was incorrectly routed, so I've got to do a little tweak, and the bike was supplied with no reflectors or bell. I e-mailed their support and within ten minutes, they said that its not a legal requirement in most of the countries they ship to, and are happy to send them out to me. Also does anybody have a clue what the red and yellow plastic parts are for? I may have to e-mail support again but i dont want to pester them! Also check out the pedals, so glad i have my own to add.


    Cheers for looking.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/660799244


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  2. Burke Wells

    Burke Wells Well-Known Member

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    Happy New Bike Day! Mmmmm.... I love a good unboxing. Very nice and congrats on the new bike. I too, am curious as to what the red & yellow pieces are for. Regarding the reflectors & bell, had I actually received those items, I would've removed them or not attached them, but to each their own.

    When casting my vote in the poll, I almost chose "hahaha don't be silly" just because that made me laugh but then I changed it to "no" as I'm far too slow to be sounding like an elitist snob. :laughing:
     
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  3. SnyperAL

    SnyperAL Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :)

    A few years ago, i would've been the same about the Bell and reflectors. However the trail i regularly ride, gets quite populated on the sunnier days, and theres quite a few blind sharp turns so its just a courtesy really, for those moments when you meet a nutjob coming the other way.
     
  4. Jim Layee

    Jim Layee Senior Member

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    Ooooooh nicey

    I have a bell on the bikes where i might be on a shared use path. Primarily the touring bike and trike get the bell fitted. I didn't use one when I was proper offroading as the random dings drove me nuts

    ETA the red plastic thing could be for going between the disk pads when shipping.
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    Very nice bike!!!!:heart_eyes:
     
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  6. Flaviu

    Flaviu Senior Member

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    Congratulation for your new bike. I wish you many many miles on it.
     
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  7. Morten Wernersen

    Morten Wernersen Member

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    uhh, nice bike! :)

    Yes I have a bell on my race bike, cos I pass a lot of people, and I have reflectors and a bell on my mtb too, cos I plan to use it in the winter months :)
     
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  8. arthur666

    arthur666 Senior Member

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    Wow, they sent a nice pedal wrench with your new bike. They deserve some points for that.

    Bells are cool! Always sound friendlier than I can ever sound saying "on your left". Even though I try to be polite, it doesn't always come out right. :)
     
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  9. Gavin

    Gavin Member

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    Nice looking bike, good job putting it together. I voted ha ha don't be silly. It would ruin my aero performance and wouldn't be asteticly pleasing on my bike. Even though I commute through Dublin city I never feel the need to alert people. You should invest in good lights for your bike. I think it would be more beneficial than reflectors especially coming into this time of year. Many happy kms
     
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