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Bikes Deal: How To
Get The Best Deal When You Buy A Bike In The UK
In the UK, bikers agree “no one in their right mind would pay list price on a new or secondhand bike.” The advertised price is the beginning of a negotiation, since it may be the seller’s maximum-profit point, but it might not be the buyer’s best deal. So how can you get the best deal on a new or secondhand bike, if you’re planning to buy in the UK? Well, your first task is—hard though this may be to hear—to do your homework. No, not your math homework, your motorcycle homewo...
In the UK, bikers agree “no one in their right mind would pay list price on a new or secondhand bike.” The advertised price is the beginning of a negotiation, since it may be the seller’s maximum-profit point, but it might not be the buyer’s best deal. So how can you get the best deal on a new or secondhand bike, if you’re planning to buy in the UK? Well, your first task is—hard though this may be to hear—to do your homework. No, not your math homework, your motorcycle homework! Read the classified ads in the local paper go out on the Internet and surf for local dealers, and don’t neglect to ask your friends about deal that they’ve gotten on their bikes.
Now that you’ve done your homework, schedule your exams carefully. The best day to drive the seller’s price is going to be the last day or two of the month. This is the window when most of the people who work in bike sales have a little bit more room for negotiation so that they can hit their dealership’s sales targets. Have you got extra time to maneuver? If that’s the case, wait until winter when the market’s slowest, and you’ll get the best deal on your new bike. When you go into the showroom to negotiate for your bike, start off with the right line. Ask, “What’s the best you can offer me?” and you’ll find that the conversation just flows from there.
Don’t be intimidated by the sales staff; on the contrary, they’re there to help you, and you’re certainly there to help them do their job. Once you’ve started off with the right question, remember that you’ll pay not only the price on which you agree, but that there are hidden costs as well. If you rode your own bike to the showroom, well, you’ll want a good price on it. And if you’re planning to sign on for financing, then keep in mind that the interest rate you pay on the loan will work out as part of the purchase price as well. Sales staff will likely make more money if you buy with a finance plan; so keep that in mind, and you might even be able to use this information to your advantage.
Don’t forget that English law frees the dealer of any obligation to report that the bike’s been damaged in shipping or on the showroom floor, unless you ask directly, so make sure you ask the question—even if it seems unnecessary. Also keep in mind that, for the first six months after your purchase, new consumer legislation requires the dealer to prove that any flaw that develops or becomes apparent in the bike isn’t their fault—even if it’s a used bike, regardless of any warranties. So, check out your current consumer rights before you shop and keep an eye on consumer legislation even after you make a major purchase.
How To Lube Your
A mountain bike is a lot of fun although it does require some maintenance. You should always lube your bike 15 hours or so before riding, as quick jobs right before you take off normally doesn't get everything lubed. Some lube jobs will last for more rides, although if things get loud or shifting gets sticky, it's time to lube.
Here is how to lube your bike:
1. The chain
Apply a generous amount of mountain bike lube to your chain as you move the pedals around backwards. It also helps to find a spot to steady your hand such as the frame while you move the pedals around and around. Make sure you watch out for the cranks and chain rings as they move around.
2. Front Deraileur
On the front defaileur, lube the pivots. Use a spot of lube everywhere you can see movement when you move the shift lever.
3. Rear deraileur
Just like the front deraileur, lube the pivots.
There are some types of clipless pedals that will need to have the release mechanism lubed. You should only lube this mechanism if you have this type of pedal.
5. Everything into motion
Pedal around, shift your gears, and bounce your bike around. If you hear anything squeak, there's a moving part there are it should be lubed immediately.
6. Wipe it all clean
Once you've lubed everything and wiped it all around, simply wipe it all back off. Use a rag to wipe away all the lube you used, including all the lube off the chain. Wiping it away will leave the lube in between the parts but clean it away from everywhere it isn't needed. This will keep your bike from collecting dirt while you ride.
Why is my Bike so
Slow? How to Rev it Back Up
One of the attractive things about owning a pocket bike is the adrenaline rush that speed can bring on, feeling the wind whip around you whether it is alone on a private track or in the middle of a race
One of the attractive things about owning a pocket bike is the adrenaline rush that speed can bring on, feeling the wind whip around you whether it is alone on a private track or in the middle of a race. Pocket bikes were built to race, they were built for speed. A pocket bike is a miniature version of a Grand Prix moter bike, so this makes sense. These bikes can be customized to go 50, 60, or even 70 miles per hour!! The current world record, in fact, is at 72 mph. So what happens if you start your bike, and it just won’t hit those speeds you know it should be? What if your pocket bike is going too slow?
There are a few basic steps you can take to try and locate the problem yourself, and a brief explanation of how to go through each one.
1. ((It is important to note that you do this ONLY AFTER the bike has been turned on and warmed up already for a minimum of a few minutes)) Turn the air-intake on to open. You can find this behind the front wheel, close to the engine. This will give the bike more power.
2. Follow all the fuel tubes, and make sure none of them are pinched off anywhere. One single tube that is even slightly pinched can affect your entire performance.
3. Check the throttle cables. If they are too loose, the engine doesn’t get enough gas when you turn the throttle.
4. If this is your first bike, don’t push it. Pocket bikes need to be broken in. Don’t turn the throttle all the way for at least the first two gas tanks, if not three. In the long run, this will lead to better performance and more top notch speed.
5. Note: be very careful if you attempt the following. There is a gold screw, with a spring behind it, near the carburetor. This is the idle control. If you unscrew it by only half of a turn, it can also give you more power. If this screw is tightened too much, the bike will start then immediately switch off. If you make it too loose, the bike will jump and go as soon as you start it. Finding the balance is critical, and this is not recommended for beginners.
If none of these things help, make sure to take your bike to a professional to get it running again at its optimal performance.