On 2009-02-02, at 10:38 PM, Jeff Redding wrote:
> I also want to install a freeradical kit on a new inexpensive bike to
> sell. I was thinking about using a beach bike because I live near
> the beach. Walmart also has one which may work well but it has a
> rear rack already which may be welded to the frame, I am not sure
I doubt the rear rack is welded to the frame, but it might interfere
with the freeradical if you don't take it off.
I thought the reviews were delightfully shilly.
You think you'll be able to sell it, freeradical and all, and get your
money out? I'm a little doubtful.
> I know it is generally better to use more expensive bikes and parts
> but I don't have a lot of money. Do people have problems with using a
> freeradical on a beach bike, or just using department store bikes
> because they are not made as well?
I am not strictly sure that they not made as well; however there is
the issue of how well they were assembled, and sort of a matter of
"support your local bike shop". I would worry most about the wheels.
Even though I ride one, I am wary of aluminum bikes. It will not take
as much abuse as steel will, cannot be easily bent and re-bent. (It
also is not easily welded, but since I don't know anyone who's ever
had anything welded on their bike, I have to discount that. I HAVE
sprung more than one steel frame over the years.)