Hi all. Huge fan! 1st time posting, but always lurked for info. This is the best site ever!
Well my Wife got me a new bike as a present and I decided to keep it. I had two choices, return it and buy groceries or not hurt her feelings and keep it and make the best out of it. So since my F1000 was stolen, I haven't rode in about 2 years so she wanted to do something nice and got me a Wal-Mart bike (barf!!). But I'm actually somewhat impressed. It has some "decent" gear (not the best, but decent). I looked everywhere to find info on it, and found nothing (super secrect hidden bike company..lol) So I wanted to post it and also show what I'm going to do with it.
Best I can find on anything close to this bike was this company .. "Tianjin Golden Wheel Bicycle Group" (??) ..
Well anywhoo ..
Shimano RD-M410 Alivio SGS Rear Derailleur
Shimano EZ-Fire 7 Speed ST-EF50 Brake/Shifter
Shimano Tourney FD-C050 Front Derailleur
Shimano MF-TZ31 7 Speed Freewheel
Zoom 535 Front Fork www.hlcorp.com (no clue...but not a bad fork actually)
Promax (?) Handlebars HB-T305 / Seatpost
Promax (?) Disc Brakes DK400 (garbage!)
Steel Alloy Frame
Innova 26" x 1.95" A/V HL performance tires
The frame...very good welds, STRONG solid frame, actually pretty light and decent forks. Plus, I actually love the look and feel of the bike and the blue color is pretty sweet too.
Now being it didn't cost me anything...this is what I'm replacing the junk with..
WTB SpeedDisc 26" Rims (w/Gravity hubs)
PANARACER FIRE XC PRO Tires
Shimano HG50 13-30 7-Speed Cassette
Shimano ALIVIO FC-M410 Crank (black)
Avid BB7 Disc Brakes and G3 160mm Rotors
I'm going cheap being I'm not going to throw a ton of $$ into this bike, BUT..with $225.00 of upgrades, I have a really nice bike. I found a lot of the deals on ebay.
So without spending another $1,500 on a new bike,I got very nice attractive well-built sturdy frame... with "some" decent equipment..and some small upgrades...I'm happy
Once the final parts come in, I'll be able to finish my build and get back out on the trails. I'll post pics once I'm done.
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