52 States in 8 Months

Why can’t my bike just keep working?

Posted in Newark by Ulf on May 1, 2009

My bike is constantly breaking down. This week the bell fell apart, and I haven’t even used it a single time. Really!


I wonder what part of the bike will go away next week. And I really wonder how my bike in Germany can be in such a good shape.

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  1. Andreas said, on May 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Same here. This cheap chinese crap is just not the same as a real bike.

  2. Ulf said, on May 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    My previous one was Chinese, that was totally unrepairable after about a month. Now, the current Korean bike is falling apart in a different way:

    Things which are not critical for driving completely break. Like the bell, and the front gear changer.Things which are redundant (like gears) also break, but not all of them. And things which are critical break in a way such that I can still repair them, such as the pedals (happened two days ago, if they fall apart again I’ll take pictures and write a blog post).

  3. […] giving up. Posted in Newark by Ulf on June 8, 2009 I told you that some piece of my bike breaks apart every week. Right now it’s the left […]

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