|Maxxine. My new bike.|
I bought a new bike. I dub her Maxxine. I just plan to keep her until I can save enough money to buy a "real" mountain bike, though.
I bike mostly 'round urban streets and pavements. I have been using her for less that one week now. I paid P2,500 for her in a bike-shop in Kamuning.
The good thing about her is her price. To really appreciate this bike you must go back to the price. She's cheap and dirty. She's a willing servant ready to be abused.
However, one of the things I don't like is her gears. They are flimsy. The seat and seat post frequently need to be adjusted. In fact, I always have to carry with me a wrench just to make sure it wouldn't fall out of place. There are some problems with its cheap nuts and bolts, too.
The bike is fair for what it costs. It gets better as soon as you learn how to cope up with its shortcomings on quality and convenience. Don't expect it to survive a mountain trail. I betcha it will not. It's heavy. The brakes are a bit weak. The seat will torture your crotch. But for 2.5K, it's worth it.
Next. I'll tell you about my new bike helmet.:)