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"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

Marianne Williamson
from her book "A Return To Love"

Cyco Compact 28TR


Cyco Compact 28TR Trekking
I've got an used "Cyco" bicycle, orignally sold by the discounter Aldi.de in 2006; that the label sounds like psycho reveals either humor or ignorance . . . anyway.

It hasn't been hardly used, so it looks brand new.

Numbers

  • Manufacturer: MIFA.de sold at Aldi.de
  • Year: 2006 (2010/04/15 received)
  • Price: CHF 400 / Euro 255
  • Weight: 18kg
  • Length: -
  • Width: -
  • Wheels: 2x 28" (2x 700x38C)
  • Gears: 3 x 7
  • Specialities:
    • front hub dynamo
    • front suspension, within front fork
    • tail suspension
  • Lights:
    • front: halogen + white LED
    • back: red LED

Photos


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Review

It is an overcomplicated city-bike, with a lot of nifty details but aren't done really with the required care. It is like a cheap or low-cost immitate of a high end city-bike.

In particular I personaly dislike the gear change handles, you have to push multiple times to change multiple gear, there is no way to make quick changes - one button to push up one gear, another button to push down one gear. This maybe was once hype, but for me way too tricky and cumbersome - rather prefere a gear changer mounted direct at the steering bar operational with one finger.

Positive

  • cheap price
  • front hub dynamo
  • full suspension
  • double chamber wheels
  • several minutes standby white LED light at the front

Negative

  • brakes and gear changer mounted at lower part of steering bar
  • gear changer complicate and slow
  • too many points of failure (overely complicate setup)

Extensions

Things were added afterward, by me or the previous owner:
  • mirror
  • toolset at the seat
  • seat cover
  • airpump

Links

  • MIFA.de , supposed the manufacturer of 'Cyco' bicycles


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