Sadly, it wasn't sorted in seconds. I had to cart the thing round a variety of cycle shops until I chanced on the one that finally repaired the fault. I had contacted the supplier immediately I'd discovered the fault and I'm still waiting for their comment on the bike's reluctance to make way! I'd had a lovely chat with them on the 'phone before I bought it! Still, I know much more about 3-speed hubs with built in brakes!Did you alert the seller? It doesn't sound a serious issue if it was corrected in seconds, but frustrated none the less.
What do you feel about it now it's storted?
Thanks for this, Trex. The initial fault was that the cable had been clamped so tightly that the adjusters were useless. The wheel just dragged along the ground without rotating. Short sight, arthritic fingers and lack of the correct tool to slacken the clamp managed to raise my blood-pressure a notch or two! I can laugh at it now - ho-ho! Where's the cake?Tom,
You have the rear wheel of your Gallego.
I found this video, hope that helps:
Glad you got it sorted, so you like the bike now?Thanks for this, Trex. The initial fault was that the cable had been clamped so tightly that the adjusters were useless. The wheel just dragged along the ground without rotating. Short sight, arthritic fingers and lack of the correct tool to slacken the clamp managed to raise my blood-pressure a notch or two! I can laugh at it now - ho-ho! Where's the cake?
I'd say that is a difficult question for anyone to answer, as it very subjective to the riders own fitness, and what they might already be used to riding.Cant get a test ride and would like to have a look? What's it like over 15mph?
So after assist ends does the pedal suddenly feel heavier, I'm interested to learn how the transition is.Gearing aside on my hilly terrain, I found the Karoo an enjoyable and pleasurable bike to ride above the cut of level.
I appreciate your candid thoughts on the bike, and for sure I'd need to try it to see if it suits me, thanks though.I found the transition from assist to no assist okay, and the light weight of the bike and it's 700c wheels with 70 psi in the tyres must have played a massive part in this..
I'm also about 5' 11" tall, and on the very first ride, the bike felt compact rather than cramped, but that feeling soon vanished, and the bike soon felt just about right.
I really find answering questions like this quite difficult though, as we are all different, and I'd hate to think that my own experience would sway someone into making a decision that might not be right for them. Trying one would definitely be the right thing to do.
Sorry: this was not the case. The cable had been secured by the clamp so that adjustment or re-positioning was not possible. I am still surprised that PDI at the retailer's premises did not discover this.The repairer might have used a tool, but I doubt it was necessary. The bike would have been OK before it went into its box. When it was lifted in or out, someone got hold of the brake cable, and the force on it would lift the end of the black outer sleeve from it's little receiver, where it would park itself holding the brake on. It only needs a tug to remove the tension and let it drop back in.