Just put MrsF's birthday present together

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
She has a hybrid but wanted fun bike for canal rides to Leeds and Skipton. It's a hefty thing, I'd guess about 18kg or so, 6 speed, integral LED lights powered by dynamo. The rear rack can hold an impressive 27kg, the front basket 7kg. I regret not thinking ahead and getting some brown or tan tyres.......

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annedonnelly

Girl from the North Country
Pretty!
 
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MarkF

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
Yep, built for comfort not speed! She saw one in London last weekend and remarked that she'd like one.

Should be 3 washers, nuts, bolts for the basket, only 2 of each came. I couldn't fit the basket till l realised the support bracket was fitted upside down. Lots of scratches to the bars, maybe a display model?

Even with this nitpicking it is astonishing value.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
I got my wife a full sus BMC XC bike for canal rides.....

PS make sure she get's used to it before you go on the canal. I serviced a friends Pashley, and my word, I could hardly ride it (bars about 2 foot higher than I'm used to). It's a different beast from her hybrid.
 

midlife

Guru
Silly question but is that a spring between the front brake and the downtube?
 
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MarkF

MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
I hope the canal isn't a mud fest like ours.
Ours has had many £m's spent on it, it's good and even after heavy rain it's 90% good Skipton to Leeds, 30miles ish. The tyres will be cosmetically knackered after the first ride.

Silly question but is that a spring between the front brake and the downtube?
Yes, but tis a steering damper not any old spring.:okay:
 
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