Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes: Omafiets, Strida 5.0
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Originally Posted by StephenH
Alba-ny, what'd you think of the bike itself, quality-wise? Worth the money?
Well, that is a question I am not too sure of my expertise on to answer
I was pretty nervous about the quality because of the price and the seller's sites. They sent me detailed photos at request however, and I made sure ot list exactly what I wanted (in German and English.) So, I have things that are definitely good, like a S.A. X-FDD in the front, and AWC in back, as I specified. I am in love with the halogen lamp and dynohub!
The bike is steel (as I wanted) and lugged, which I find cool.
Then there are some things that seem less than great quality. The pinstriping is poorly done, the rack/kickstand seem odd. I had to bend the kickstand for it to work well. It seems off somehow.
I tend to think it is isn't the best quality, but the lugs make me feel better, lol. Also I paid not too much I'd say. I was going to get a Batavus, but it was lacking some features I considered essential, same with some others I looked at. For the price it is fine I think, and I pimped it out with a brooks and all sorts of stuff.
This shows it pretty much as it arrived aside from the mirror. (Note awkward kickstand.)
Quick potos from late last night:
I think it is much improved with a new mudflap held on with glass reflectors, Carrie basket, glass handlebar bling, and a B33