Hi, I am about to purchase from a private party a Mountain Bike, which I know nothing about and need your expertise regarding what this type of Bike is worth, and if anyone can reccomend it as a good quality Bike. Thanks, any information is appreciated.. Shimano PK009 Aluminum Series 21 speed Vertical.
Dynacraft made a low dollar "Vertical" which breaks apart when ridden...was sold at Target.
I am guessing you do not want to get it. newer Verticals are not having this
issue but they are cheap and have a lot of tonnage.
PRODUCT: Mountain Bikes -- Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 19,000 mountain bikes. These are "Vertical XL2" mountain bikes with chrome-colored frames. The model name is written on the bike frame in yellow and black lettering. A label affixed to the frame near the crank reads "Model No. 8526-26" and "99.10.11," which shows they were manufactured the week of October 11, 1999. Only bikes with this date code are part of this recall. Another nearby label reads "Dynacraft Industries," and "Made in China." Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from November 1999 through February 2000 for about $140.
PROBLEM: The front suspension forks on these bikes might not have been welded properly, and can break apart during use, resulting in serious injury to the rider.
INCIDENTS: Dynacraft has received eight reports of injury to riders when the front forks on these bikes broke apart. Injuries included cuts, bruises, back strain and chipped and lost teeth.
WHAT TO DO: Stop riding these bikes immediately and take them to the Target store where purchased for a choice of a free replacement fork or a free replacement bike. For more information or to receive a free replacement fork by mail, call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
yup. that is the cheap dept store bike. 140 bucks new.
the stickers saying shimano are just saying that is has
shimano components. shimano doesn't make bikes.
depending on what you want to do with a bike and your
money and how much you want to spend....all I can say is
the one you are looking at is the bottom of the barrel in
ride and parts quality and will not last long if treated to
extreme riding. it'll be ok to ride gently but don't expect
a lot from it.
good luck. that bike does look like it is in
good shape however and could be fun in it's own right.
Unless he is paying you to take the bike, stay away from it. In all honesty, it's not worth what ever you are going to pay for it. Odds are it's not gonna fit you (unless you are 4'10"), and it will end up just being a rolling a time bomb, waiting to blow up on ya...
holy crap, sorry for bringing an old topic but wow...
my friend has the exact same bike! We searched and searched and couldnt find it on the internet when he wanted to show it to me.
so when he came over, he brought his bike and we went mountain biking.Wow, that thing is serious crap. Its really heavy compared to my hardrock, yah, the cheapest specialized is alot lighter than that!
the suspension squeaks, the gears are really high. It barely shifts, oh yeah, with twist shifters!
you cant adjust the suspension in the front.
the only way it would be of any value is if you smelted down the bike and sold the metal...