Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Redlands, CA
Bikes: Cross Check, Kilo WT
I've had mine for about a month, and overall, I like the bike. The stock stem is a bit too long for me, and I plan on swapping it out with one from one of my other bikes until I can afford to buy another. The freewheel that came with it is a clunky creaking piece of ****, which is a bit of a disappointment, because my intent was to ride it SS. Can anyone recommend a replacement freewheel that won't have this issue? I was reading up on creaking freewheels, and it sounds like this isn't an uncommon problem. The White Industries Eno looks cool, but goddamn, it's almost a 100 bucks!
One thing I noticed that was different from the Bikesdirect ad, is that the seat post clamp wasn't welded on the frame like they stated. Instead it has a no-name removable aluminum collar. I feel pretty indifferent about this; at least it's replaceable. Aside from the Sugino RD-2 cranks, and Alex Wheels, most of the other components are unbranded. They seem fine for the riding I'm doing, and I probably won't upgrade anything until they wear out or break (or are no longer seemingly fine to me - I can be impulsive).