issue with my carrera

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geordiecyclist01
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issue with my carrera

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hi does anyone know if carrera made any mtb bikes with 24 speeds as i have a vengeance but the frame is wide on the back it has a brass coloured thing where the handlebars are and when looking online i cant find a single bike that looks like mine in any way the specs for the bike state that it is onl a 16 speed however it has and extra fly wheel in the center where the pedals are as i got the bike second hand off a friend i dont know much a but the bike or where it came from however i do know he bought it an hasn't modified since he has owned it however im worried it could b a fake or perhaps a odd on the development line from carrera i would really like to know as i am taking it to halfords and im not sure they will fix it
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Blimey! That is one of the longest sentences I've come across on this forum. I didn't understand any of it.
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Don't know anything of the Carrera production history ,it's a name Halfords have used for a while.
Looking at the numbers, a bike with a double chainring and 8 at the back would have 16 gears. Substitute a triple chainring and that becomes 24. The majority of Mountain Bikes of the era would have had triple chainrings from new.
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geordiecyclist01 wrote: 11 Jun 2024, 3:54am hi does anyone know if carrera made any mtb bikes with 24 speeds as i have a vengeance but the frame is wide on the back it has a brass coloured thing where the handlebars are and when looking online i cant find a single bike that looks like mine in any way the specs for the bike state that it is onl a 16 speed however it has and extra fly wheel in the center where the pedals are as i got the bike second hand off a friend i dont know much a but the bike or where it came from however i do know he bought it an hasn't modified since he has owned it however im worried it could b a fake or perhaps a odd on the development line from carrera i would really like to know as i am taking it to halfords and im not sure they will fix it
How man! gerra full stop or two. :-)

Is there a model-name anywhere on the bike, in addition to the Carrera brand name? Is it a "Vengeance" or is that the name of another MTB you have?

Where/how did you find "the specs for the bike" if you don't know what bike model it is?

The third "flywheel" is one chainring of a triple-ring crankset (once common on MTBs) but what's "a brass coloured thing" and where exactly is it with reference to the handlebars?

Photos - these would probably be more revealing to us all than your wall-of-strange-text description?
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The Carrera Vengeance was available in both double chainring (16-speed) and triple chainring (24-speed).

I don't think anyone here has a clue what you mean by "the frame is wide on the back" - Please explain what you mean.

Could you give a better description of "a brass coloured thing where the handlebars are". It is quite common to replace parts on bikes. What you may be referring to may be the handlebar stem and this may have been replaced with one with a longer (or shorter) reach or with a greater rise.

Photographs would really help to identify what you are talking about.

Finally, it is highly unlikely that Halfords would refuse to fix whatever problem you have with the bike.

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Sounds as if it might be a bike that a previous owner has modified, but pictures would help hugely.

(I’m wondering whether the “brass thing” might be a gold-coloured stem, which is a common “upgrade”)
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A common problem that "newbies" have is that they are unable to name the parts of a bike and ask confusing questions. A webpage like the following can be used to identify the name of a part, and will allow you to format more understandable questions:

https://thebestbikelock.com/parts-of-a-bike/

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maanderx wrote: 11 Jun 2024, 7:31am Blimey! That is one of the longest sentences I've come across on this forum. I didn't understand any of it.
No full stops, commas, punctuation etc, and sorry I didn't either.

I would take photographs of it and add arrows to them pointing to the questionable items.
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Will wrote: 11 Jun 2024, 8:56am A common problem that "newbies" have is that they are unable to name the parts of a bike and ask confusing questions. A webpage like the following can be used to identify the name of a part, and will allow you to format more understandable questions:

https://thebestbikelock.com/parts-of-a-bike/

Will
They could attach images with an arrow
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Will wrote: 11 Jun 2024, 8:14am
Finally, it is highly unlikely that Halfords would refuse to fix whatever problem you have with the bike.

Will
+1 for that. You might get them to give an estimate first.
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geordiecyclist01 wrote: 11 Jun 2024, 3:54am hi does anyone know if carrera made any mtb bikes with 24 speeds as i have a vengeance ...
Welcome to the forum. Brand and model names linger while specifications change. All manner of used Carrera Vengeance bikes on ebay:https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 54f7291c9e

If it's mechanically sound, fits you and suits the cycling you plan on doing just enjoy the ride.
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I don't the OP has been back to look at any responses!
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I hope he wasn’t intimidated by the way his written English got critiqued.
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Nearholmer wrote: 12 Jun 2024, 9:57am I hope he wasn’t intimidated by the way his written English got critiqued.
When a post (or any communication) is beyond a certain degree of clarity, those who are the intended recipients of the communication need to do something to get that communication clarified. It's a universal rule, really - if one wishes to interact with others in exchanging information, there has to be some shared basis for doing so.

Consider the conventions, rules and laws for using the roadways. Those who go beyond these conventions, rules and laws to a certain degree become not just mysterious in their intents but bluddy dangerous!

On a forum, the consequences are rather less, even if a feeling might get bruised a bit. When clarity is (hopefully) achieved, the bruise fades and the relief at getting a useful answer gives a glow of satisfaction.

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Me, being a geordie bloke like, will revert naturally to a vigorous mode of pointing out a lack of clarity in someone's communication. Hopefully the OP is also the geordie he seems to identify as, with the same ethnic habit of direct interchange in conversation, no bruises taken. :-)
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VinceLedge wrote: 12 Jun 2024, 9:28am I don't the OP has been back to look at any responses!
No, but he might come back it's early days.
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