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18th January 2010, 1:43 PM
HiIf i were to purchase a bike on the C2W scheme from ribble how much of the bike comes assembled ?Im looking to get the yellow frame version
18th January 2010, 5:25 PM
best thing is to ask ribble direct...http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/publish.asp?what=contact&page=1to save space, bikes are often shipped with the bars off/rotated, and/or pedals off, so that'd be my guess, but it really depends on who is doing the shipping
Mike the bike
18th January 2010, 7:42 PM
Personally I'd pay extra for the bike to arrive stripped down to its last individual ball-bearing, because that's what I'm gonna do anyway.I've bought bikes, both cheap and expensive, from a dozen different companies over the years, some big, some small, some local and some distant. Not one has ever been delivered in perfect order, there's always been at least one problem for me to fix. So now I give each new bike a major service before it's turned a wheel on the road. And, to be honest, I enjoy the feeling that the bike is as tip-top as I can make it.Good job we're not all alike.
peter b 3
19th January 2010, 5:31 PM
IIRC mine was delivered with handle bars turned, seat post out, saddle separate.(?) Everything set up spot on. Pedals off.
19th January 2010, 7:06 PM
i think Mike's comments are spot oni took a new bike in for its free first service last year, but it came back with everything i'd adjusted/tweaked to get 'just right' having been undoneeverything was 'ok', but that just wasn't good enough!
Mike the bike
19th January 2010, 7:13 PM
Well done Sungod. I'm glad not to be the only obsessive bike-fiddler out there.Keep on tuning!
21st January 2010, 4:24 PM
I promised not to, and I'm keeping my promise.
Gilbert MacKay 2
21st January 2010, 6:37 PM
That's exactly how my RIbble arrived five years ago. I had to swing up the bars and fit pedals, but the rest was done for me. The adjustment of the gears by Ribble was superb. The only problem, four years on, was difficulty in replacing a broken rear hanger — it's been out of stock in Preston for about six months. However, BETD have just started making the one for my frame, and I think that more recent Ribbles have patterns that are sourced more easily.