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KenC
post Mar 26 2017, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE(etigge @ Mar 26 2017, 11:05 AM)
Another solution is to get another BB with longer spindle. It is a common thing those days but now, you can still get it online from Chain Reaction.  smile.gif
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post Mar 27 2017, 05:02 PM
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bought a folding bicycle last month. So excited to have this bicycle
http://www.11street.my/productdetail/gario...olding-24175075

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post Mar 28 2017, 09:48 AM
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Hi, any of you guys know a bike shop that can repair 14" bike? Its a 14" electric bike. Just a tyre puncture, nothing big

I checked with all the shops nearby my house in old klang road, all cant do sad.gif . They said spare part is difficult to find
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post Mar 28 2017, 10:50 AM
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QUOTE(skywolfie @ Mar 28 2017, 09:48 AM)
Hi, any of you guys know a bike shop that can repair 14" bike? Its a 14" electric bike. Just a tyre puncture, nothing big

I checked with all the shops nearby my house in old klang road, all cant do sad.gif . They said spare part is difficult to find
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Changing tubes is easy. Just refer to Youtube. Instead of carrying the bike around hunting for LBS to repair, why don't you just hunt for the inner tubes. Or you can go Ace Hardware or Daiso and get a patch kit and patch it up which is even cheaper. 14 inch tires are not that rare actually, mostly used on kiddies bike. Most use the same size tubes.

PS/I don't think it is the parts problem. Usually LBS has this kind of attitude. The bike not bought from them, no need for after sale service.......Takes too much time and too little profit, a waste of time......... too busy assembling new bikes out of the box , no time to repair. biggrin.gif

PS/PS/ If you want to patch it yourself, you don't have to take out the wheel. Just overturn the bike (upside down) and use tire levers to take out the tube and locate where the hole is. Then the usual procedure, look for the cause by rubbing your fingers slowly inside the tire. Take out the cause and then patch the tire and put it all back. In the 60s and 70s, LBS patches puncture this way, 30 cents to patch. Those days, you can have like 10 patches and still you are using the same inner tubes unlike nowadays, they just change the tubes. But my guess is, you don't have a pump......hahaaaaa. tongue.gif

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post Mar 28 2017, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(etigge @ Mar 28 2017, 10:50 AM)
Changing tubes is easy. Just refer to Youtube. Instead of carrying the bike around hunting for LBS to repair, why don't you just hunt for the inner tubes. Or you can go Ace Hardware or Daiso and get a patch kit and patch it up which is even cheaper. 14 inch tires are not that rare actually, mostly used on kiddies bike. Most use the same size tubes.

PS/I don't think it is the parts problem. Usually LBS has this kind of attitude. The bike not bought from them, no need for after sale service.......Takes too much time and too little profit, a waste of time......... too busy assembling new bikes out of the box , no time to repair.  biggrin.gif

PS/PS/ If you want to patch it yourself, you don't have to take out the wheel. Just overturn the bike (upside down) and use tire levers to take out the tube and locate where the hole is. Then the usual procedure, look for the cause by rubbing your fingers slowly inside the tire. Take out the cause and then patch the tire and put it all back. In the 60s and 70s, LBS patches puncture this way, 30 cents to patch. Those days, you can have like 10 patches and still you are using the same inner tubes unlike nowadays, they just change the tubes. But my guess is, you don't have a pump......hahaaaaa.  tongue.gif
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Its an e-bike, it looks tricky. Plus i know nothing about changing tyres etc haha. Tried fixing my own tap in bathroom, ended up sprained my thumb sweat.gif
Ya its looks like it, they quickly said cannot do with excuses this and that, right after i mentioned its a folding bike

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post Mar 28 2017, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE(skywolfie @ Mar 28 2017, 11:20 AM)
Its an e-bike, it looks tricky. Plus i know nothing about changing tyres etc haha. Tried fixing my own tap in bathroom, ended up sprained my thumb  sweat.gif
Ya its looks like it, they quickly said cannot do with excuses this and that, right after i mentioned its a folding bike
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Get a cyclist friend to help you out. I am sure you have friends who cycles and I am sure they know how to patch an inner tube. No need to take out anything if you patch. Just pry the tires off the rims and pull the inner tube out and locate the leak and patch it. No need to unscrew anything. Good luck. tongue.gif
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post Mar 28 2017, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE(skywolfie @ Mar 28 2017, 11:20 AM)
Its an e-bike, it looks tricky. Plus i know nothing about changing tyres etc haha. Tried fixing my own tap in bathroom, ended up sprained my thumb  sweat.gif
Ya its looks like it, they quickly said cannot do with excuses this and that, right after i mentioned its a folding bike
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No pain no gain tongue.gif
Sprain your thumb a few more times and you will get a hang of it. smile.gif

There are plenty (too MUCH to list) YouTube tutorials on tire patching, look em up.

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post Mar 28 2017, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE(life is carena @ Mar 27 2017, 05:02 PM)
bought a folding bicycle last month. So excited to have this bicycle
http://www.11street.my/productdetail/gario...olding-24175075
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You got a "lot of bike" for your money, 19kg worth! 😳
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post Mar 28 2017, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(desastar @ Mar 28 2017, 12:37 PM)
You got a "lot of bike" for your money, 19kg worth! 😳
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Heavier the better for going downhill.
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post Mar 28 2017, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE(skywolfie @ Mar 28 2017, 11:20 AM)
Its an e-bike, it looks tricky. Plus i know nothing about changing tyres etc haha. Tried fixing my own tap in bathroom, ended up sprained my thumb  sweat.gif
Ya its looks like it, they quickly said cannot do with excuses this and that, right after i mentioned its a folding bike
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Go to the tradisional bicycle shop at your neighbourhood, they will be more than happy to help. Of course, if they don have the tube, get somewhere and go to them.
I got the same situation for my 16" folding bike(even common size compare to 14") , buy my own tube from taobao, go to traditional bike shop and now learn how to do it myself...
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post Yesterday, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE(small_fish18 @ Mar 28 2017, 07:43 PM)
Go to the tradisional bicycle shop at your neighbourhood, they will be more than happy to help. Of course, if they don have the tube, get somewhere and go to them.
I got the same situation for my 16" folding bike(even common size compare to 14") , buy my own tube from taobao, go to traditional bike shop and now learn how to do it myself...
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i have already, but all said cannot do right off the bat, soon as i mentioned its an ebike.

QUOTE(etigge @ Mar 28 2017, 11:48 AM)
Get a cyclist friend to help you out. I am sure you have friends who cycles and I am sure they know how to patch an inner tube. No need to take out anything if you patch. Just pry the tires off the rims and pull the inner tube out and locate the leak and patch it. No need to unscrew anything. Good luck.  tongue.gif
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dont have friends lol. will give the diy a try, see how it goes smile.gif

QUOTE(KenC @ Mar 28 2017, 12:01 PM)
No pain no gain tongue.gif
Sprain your thumb a few more times and you will get a hang of it. smile.gif

There are plenty (too MUCH to list) YouTube tutorials on tire patching, look em up.
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hahaha true true, no pain no gain

alright will give the diy a try, thanks smile.gif
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post Yesterday, 07:49 PM
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Hi Sifu,

I'm newbie. want to start cycling hobby. Please give some advice to start.

I'm eyeing on this bike. price ~rm2600
mosso frame 1.4kg
hydraulic brake
shimano 3 x 10
schwalbe tyre

can anybody comment on this bike? How is the price? is it expensive?
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KenC
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QUOTE(harry_croft84 @ Mar 29 2017, 07:49 PM)
Hi Sifu,

I'm newbie. want to start cycling hobby. Please give some advice to start.

I'm eyeing on this bike. price ~rm2600
mosso frame 1.4kg
hydraulic brake
shimano 3 x 10
schwalbe tyre

can anybody comment on this bike? How is the price? is it expensive?
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You learnt to ride a bicycle yet?

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QUOTE(harry_croft84 @ Mar 29 2017, 06:49 PM)
Hi Sifu,

I'm newbie. want to start cycling hobby. Please give some advice to start.

I'm eyeing on this bike. price ~rm2600
mosso frame 1.4kg
hydraulic brake
shimano 3 x 10
schwalbe tyre

can anybody comment on this bike? How is the price? is it expensive?
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Mtb?
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