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Old 02-11-2010, 05:01 AM
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Default Re: trying to select a bike

Not to start the "debates" again, but the aluminum bike is much maligned for little reason - I've one that's not only been beaten relentlessly for thousands of miles but also has... *whispers* a drilled D tube OMG *gasp*

While I don't recommend drilling the frame (I was forced to by limited clearance), the only thing that's a problem with an aluminum bike is chafe - anywhere there's stuff rubbin' could eventually gouge. Other than that - it's the same as judging any bike to see if it's suitable for motorizing, simply check the welds to make sure they did a good job.

I will say that just about any bike gotten from WallyWorld is gonna suffer the same problems - junky hardware. Shifters, rims, that sorta thing. Most of the frames themselves are pretty good.
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