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Ikea bike

Postby bikerwaser » 19 Apr 2016, 8:48pm

Not sure if this has been posted ( couldn't find it ) but wondered what peoples thought were on it ?

http://inhabitat.com/ikea-is-launching- ... ed-sladda/

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Heltor Chasca » 19 Apr 2016, 8:52pm

I like the idea in principle, but I think the price is high for a bike that probably won't hack it for long...b


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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Postboxer » 24 Oct 2016, 10:17pm

Thought I'd bump this as they are now on sale, along with a few accessories and a trailer, anyone seen one in store yet?

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -00326739/

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby mercalia » 24 Oct 2016, 11:42pm

Postboxer wrote:Thought I'd bump this as they are now on sale, along with a few accessories and a trailer, anyone seen one in store yet?

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -00326739/



25-year guarantee on the frame and 10-year guarantee on the belt drive. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.


hmm nice belt drive


well that that looks good. I wonder how much the trailer costs?
answer my own question

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea-family-products/bicycle-bicycle-accessories/sladda-bicycle-trailer-art-50345641/


£130 or £180 if u not an Ikea Family member

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Gattonero » 25 Oct 2016, 8:25am

Headset and BB look like proprietary designs, not sure about that in a bike that is very likely built in a hurry
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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Oct 2016, 8:32am

Gattonero wrote:Headset and BB look like proprietary designs, not sure about that in a bike that is very likely built in a hurry

...OTOH the quality control by Ikea is very very good indeed, I'd say, and that's with stuff you put your undies in, never mind something you could damage yourself on!

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Brucey » 25 Oct 2016, 8:43am

Rear hub is a SRAM automatix, BB appears to be a standard ST unit mounted into an eccentric, headset (and fork etc) look very similar to those fitted to any number of Giant city bikes.

I predict that if crims work out that the carriers just unclip, they'll have to be locked to the bike separately. I also think that the seat pin cannot be properly supported in the frame, given the way the seat tube tapers, and that should anyone large/heavy put one of these bikes to hard use, the frame warranty will come into play.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Vorpal » 25 Oct 2016, 8:53am

Brucey wrote:I also think that the seat pin cannot be properly supported in the frame, given the way the seat tube tapers, and that should anyone large/heavy put one of these bikes to hard use, the frame warranty will come into play.

The only way that design makes any sense is if the seat tube gets thicker towards the joint with the top tube, instead of tapering inside as well as out.

They are selling well here. I'm sure I'll get a look at one before too long. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ikea bike

Postby pwa » 25 Oct 2016, 10:20am

Normally with IKEA I'm on the lookout for hinge fittings that will rip out of the particle board within days of assembly. I've always thought they should have a giant skip outside the store to save you the trouble of taking stuff home to assemble, only to have it disintegrate within a couple of years. My last IKEA failure was a not-particularly-cheap sofa bed that turned out to have plastic hinges that, not surprisingly, snapped. What kind of idiot uses plastic hinges? IKEA said the failure (after a couple of years and maybe twenty actual uses of the hinges) was normal wear and tear and would have nothing to do with repairs or replacements. If there is one brand name that would make me suspicious of a bike it is IKEA.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Oct 2016, 10:28am

I think that their global success would tend to suggest your view is in the minority tbh.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby pwa » 25 Oct 2016, 10:31am

Bonefishblues wrote:I think that their global success would tend to suggest your view is in the minority tbh.


Long queues of people who don't look beneath the outer skin of products to see the careless and flimsy way their things are made. The logo of IKEA should be a big blue skip.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Oct 2016, 10:40am

Put simply, if they sold carp, they would be long gone.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby pwa » 25 Oct 2016, 10:44am

Bonefishblues wrote:Put simply, if they sold carp, they would be long gone.


Numerous visits to the tip with IKEA tat in the car boot tell me otherwise. The McDonalds of furniture.

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Re: Ikea bike

Postby meic » 25 Oct 2016, 10:45am

I am able to date most of my IKEA stuff as being 19 years old as that is when we set up the house.
As none of it had any hinges it is doing fine, though I probably sub-consciously vetted out anything with a fragile design when I bought it all.
Most remarkable is a can opener which we lifted out of the 1 Euro box as a gamble and is still excellent at opening cans.

I am pretty sure that this was my first exposure to Chinese mass manufactured goods, we bought a lot of stuff because it was about a third of the price we saw anywhere else. We replaced all the house's crumbling bakelite light fittings with energy saving light sets with an enormous saving because it all came from China, while stuff on the high street was from Europe.
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Re: Ikea bike

Postby pwa » 25 Oct 2016, 10:58am

meic wrote:I am able to date most of my IKEA stuff as being 19 years old as that is when we set up the house.
As none of it had any hinges it is doing fine, though I probably sub-consciously vetted out anything with a fragile design when I bought it all.
Most remarkable is a can opener which we lifted out of the 1 Euro box as a gamble and is still excellent at opening cans.

I am pretty sure that this was my first exposure to Chinese mass manufactured goods, we bought a lot of stuff because it was about a third of the price we saw anywhere else. We replaced all the house's crumbling bakelite light fittings with energy saving light sets with an enormous saving because it all came from China, while stuff on the high street was from Europe.


Maybe avoiding the rubbish hinges is the key. So forget the wardrobes or anything that folds. But even simple one-piece items can be rubbish. They sell wine glasses with glass so thin that I'm reminded of those glass Christmas tree baubles. My sister-in-law had an IKEA settee on which the fabric wore through in about two years. I've stopped buying from IKEA and I now pay a bit more and get something better. I buy dearer so that I buy less often.

If I looked at a bike from IKEA I'd be looking for possible weaknesses like bottom brackets and headsets with no seals, or other stupid flaws like that. Bad engineering. I'd need assurance that the bike was just branded IKEA and was actually designed and put together by a reputable bike company with no input from IKEA.