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Reid Cycles Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic

Reid Cycles Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic

2.8 from 5 reviews

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Gus7

Gus7Far North Queensland, QLD

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Esprit Superlite. Good but not worth the extra $100

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Purchased in May 2019 at Reid Cycles Online Store for A$509.94.

Nice style but built out of the wrong materials

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Oh the irony, if you see an actual vintage bicycle around you know it lasted because of a quality build, most of these vintage styled Reid bikes will probably be in the landfill within a decade of their life. My bikes tyres, rims and pedals all broke within the first two years use ( pretty minimal use too). All the exposed chrome was rusting within six months and it was stored in a weather proof bike shed, the arms to the mudguards were the worst, the outer chrome coloured coating fully flaking away from the bristling rust. I see these bikes around town occasionally and they are all rusting.
The front basket with the removable inner basket is one of the better design features and very practical.

Date PurchasedMay 2015

Drives me up the Wall

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Date PurchasedDec 2014
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David F.Reid Cycles

Hi Kelly, Sorry to hear you're having issues. I've sent you a private message in the hopes we can resolve this for you. Wes.

Kelly
Kelly

Reid cycles private messaged me and sent me out the replacements needed so the spokes dont fall out anymore - free of charge. Really great fixing of the problem - wish I had of just sent them an email first. They seem quite reasonable.

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Ruediger

RuedigerBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Beautiful and graceful bike! Ride in style!

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Date PurchasedApr 2015
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Questions & Answers

Shiromi A.

Shiromi A.asked

Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic

Hi,
I bought this bike because it looks nice.

Now I am thinking how do I assemble the bike.

Does it come with a tool and manual?

Thank you!

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Alyssa
Alyssa

It comes with a manual and you can buy the tool kit but it isn’t necessary if you have a tool box at home it should be ok

Adam

Adamasked

Vintage Ladies 7-Speed Classic

Hi, I have had this for a year, and my wife only rode it twice in that time. Trying to get it ready again for her to ride last week, i realized parts of the braking surface on the rims were peeling off in chunks. Now where and how do i get replacement for these? Front and back wheels. Could i use any road bike wheels and slap on the 7 speed cassette?

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Ruediger
Ruediger

Reid sells replacement wheelsets for $70 (you get both wheels). But there's nothing to peel off the braking surface: these surfaces are bare alloy. Anything peeling off is therefore some kind of contaminant. I'd recommend taking it into a bike shop so a mechanic can take a look in person and advise.

Additionally, the wheels on these bikes don't have cassettes; they have an older (rare now) setup called a "freewheel". Although these look like cassettes, they're not interchangeable with them. So to fit a different wheel, you would either need a wheel that could accept the freewheel from this bike, or you would need a conventional ("freehub") wheel with a 7-speed cassette. I think these rims are also wider than a typical road bike rim, to take the wider tyres these bikes use.

So, in short, my guess is that there's nothing wrong with these wheels that cleaning won't fix; and that if they ever need replacing you're better off with the Reid parts.

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