Rideaway wrote:I am thinking of buying a second hand bike for a friend. It is a Humber One Impact Light Weight mans bike. I have been trying to find out about the make but can’t find any Humber bikes. My concern is as to whether it will be in working order and whether you can still buy parts for it. The owner says that it has not been used for a while but after trying it the gears seem to work and it sees to be okay. They are selling it for £24. Will the seat be adjustable on this type of bike?
Take a punt,It,s £24-0,doesn,t look bad, though new tyres, tubes,cables ,if needed would treble that.You would need some knowledge to determine whether wheel bearings,bottom bracket,wheel rims,transmission parts are serviceable though.Does it look neglected?A rusty chain is a sign of being left outside.On the other hand,I picked up a Ridgeback at my local used shop,£40-oo,little use,a real bargain.Use your eyes and ears,try to test wheel bearings for excess movement,grab the cranks, and push and pull them,any excess movement?Try it out,gears shifting ok?
Its £24-00!!!Wouldn,t worry about buying parts,plenty of cheaper shimano stuff about.