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Finally got a bike.(5 posts)

Finally got a bike.redtwin
Oct 28, 2002 7:56 PM
The big brown van delivered a big brown box today. I ordered a Scattante R853/Ultegra bike from Supergo and I am very pleased with it. My very first proper road bike (not counting the dept store 10-speed I had 20 years ago)

Assembly was minimal, requiring nothing more than attaching seatpost/seat, front brake caliper, handlebar, and tightening the stem. Carefully removing the many zipties so that I could re-use them took much longer than the actual assembly 8-).

The bike was well secured within the box, but it still suffered a slight scratch on the black anodized seatpost (black magic marker to the rescue) and one of the "Shimano" decals on the wheels was scuffed. Nothing I would even consider complaining about.

I had posted a couple weeks ago about the bike wondering if the unknown brand was any good or not and I got a few replies saying it should be ok, but that craftsmanship of welds etc may not be the best. Well I can find no fault with the welds at all. I haven't compared them to those of higher end bikes and I won't because I am happy with what I have and what I paid for it.

Thanks to all who put up with my newbie questions and offered advice. Now I just need a day off to actually ride the thing.

P.S This may sound ridiculous, but I was absolutely blown away by the little bottles of touch up paint that were included with the bike. 8-)
You did call work and and tell them youJL
Oct 28, 2002 8:04 PM
won't be in tomorrow, right? After all you have a case of newbikitus. It's a rule with a new bike.

Anyway, even if you can't really do that, then just enjoy your new bike. Sounds like your happy with what you purchased and that's all that matters. Enjoy your maiden voyage and many more.

Happy riding.

John
touch uptremblay
Oct 28, 2002 8:25 PM
You got touch-up paint with your bike? Damnit! I only wish I could be so blessed.
CongradulationsREPO42
Oct 28, 2002 11:04 PM
Enjoy your bike and hopefully it will bring you the same passion to you as it's given me. 14 years of riding still love it death... Can't find another sport as intense, demanding, and highly discplined that one has to be in order to be competitive in this sport. You might find a few norm things go out of sink...Cable stretch, and wheels maybe become slightly untrue...usually spokes settle and creek a bit. Don't let this discourage you because whether you have paid $1 or $1000 dollars most bikes go through breaking in phase...good luck, have fun and as Phil Ligget says "ride like a well oiled machine"
re: Finally got a bike.drsonny
Oct 30, 2002 12:58 PM
I am so happy to have read your review. You relieved a lot of my anxiety. I just ordered the Scattante Altec 2 (aluminum version of your bike). I was afraid I was going to have to get a bike mechanic to assemble it for me. When I talked to them about the bike yesterday (shipped today), they said that they assemble it there and make sure everything is working right and then repack it. Sounds from your review like this is the case. I have a friend who bought a bike from Supergo last year and this was how his bike came. I hope you will post another review after you have had the chance to ride the bike awhile. I was impressed with the features and the price of this bike, but was pretty much taking a shot in the dark since not much is known about the frame,etc. I will say that my friend who bought his bike from Supergo last year got a great deal and a great bike for the price. Hope we are doing as well.