Bad Mechanics and Poor Maintenances of Cycles

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adinigel
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Postby adinigel » 25 May 2008, 4:25pm

Unless you are a qualified mechanic you are treading on very dodgy ground insurance wise if you start making repairs on pupil's bikes. As a general rule of thumb, if you need to use a tool then it shouldn't be adjusted.

Nigel
DSA registered Driving Instructor, RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Car Instruction, SAFED registered van trainer, National Standards Cycling Instructor

cross bill

Postby cross bill » 10 Jul 2008, 8:38pm

IMHO, the biggest design fault on the majority of so-called kids' bikes is the shape and length of brake levers...why do they make 'em so small and impossible to reach with any force???