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Old 07-07-13, 12:34 AM
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New bike - advice needed

Hey guys,

I just picked up a Transition Bank (http://i.imgur.com/3GQ8T0Lh.jpg) http://www.transitionbikes.com/2013/Bikes_Bank.cfm and have a hard time figuring out what this bike is really for. Now to be clear, I spent $100 on this thing, so I didn't really have time to figure out if it was worth it. I didn't buy it off of a random guy on a street and it looks to be in decent shape.

I originally wanted a mountain bike to go trailing and when this came up, I didn't really know much of a difference - this bike didn't look like $100 Walmart brand so I just took it. I'm 6'5" and this frame is Small for 5'5"-5'7" (http://i.imgur.com/UfX5rbUh.jpg?1) (On the website, size ratios seem to be marginal). Will this be a problem? Should I sell it and get something my size? If I had to get rid of it - what would it be worth? (it looks to be in decent shape).

My real problem is that this bike has a rear flat. I looked at how the wheel is secured to the frame and I've never seen anything like that before (http://i.imgur.com/ipMpknah.jpg). How complicated is it to detach this?

Also, I noticed that the tires are very odd, as in the walls of the tires. They are very "soft" and bend in an odd way when pressure is applied. Is the tube inside just a general tube or is something specific?

Thank you for your time in helping me out.
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Old 07-07-13, 04:12 AM
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Hi,

Looks like it has an eccentric axle arrangement at the
rear for running the bike with a single speed rear.

It seems to be a good bike but is far too small for you.
MSRP = $2692 so you seem to have paid a silly price for it.

Sell it and get a nice MTB that fits. A flat will hardly affect
how much you should get for it in that upper price range.

http://www.pinkbike.com/product/transition/Bank/

rgds, sreten.
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Old 07-07-13, 02:31 PM
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How does the back wheel come off? Is there like instructions on how to do it? There are so many things to twist I'm not sure which one's I should not touch
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Old 07-07-13, 03:28 PM
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If you're over 6' and that's a small,then it's going to be way too cramped for you. A longer seatpost and stem would help,but it's prolly never going to fit proper.

Post a pic of the left dropout. From just that one pic,it looks like you just unscrew the skewer and slide it out to drop the wheel.
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