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“I owned this bike for about 4 years until it was...”

Written on: 22/10/2009

I owned this bike for about 4 years until it was recently stolen :(
I did around 5-6000 miles on it,had one puncture in that time and never had to replace the tyres. After 2 years the gears started to slip and had to be adjusted.
I had a puncture on the way to work and had it repared by a LBS, big mistake as they hadnt come across the gears before and set them up wrong, the gears came apart whilst pulling away at a roundabout and nearly killed me, cost £100 to repair.

So great bike but make… Read Full Review

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“I've been commuting on my Carrera Subway 8 for a year...”

Written on: 26/03/2009 by Al1stair (1 review written)

I've been commuting on my Carrera Subway 8 for a year now, and it hasn't let me down once. It is truly low maintenance, just oil the chain every now and then and that's it. Don't bother with Halfords for looking after the bike though: I bought mine second hand and the gears were misaligned. Halfords charged me £15 and returned the bike with the gears still misaligned and the brakes not working. However, once the gears were adjusted by a competent bike shop (they're not too difficult to do… Read Full Review

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“I bought the bike from Halfords in April this year and...”

Written on: 12/12/2008 by davidcshaw55 (1 review written)

I bought the bike from Halfords in April this year and at the date of writing (mid-December) have used it constantly for commuting to work daily (from the Isle of Dogs to the City) and for leisure rides at the weekend, for an average of about 100 miles a week.
The Shimano internal hub gears are excellent, and I find that I don't need any different gearings (albeit a relativele flat route to work). When you add the disc brakes and the fact it comes with mudguards, then starting value for money… Read Full Review

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“I bought a Carrera Subway 8 from Halfords, a third off...”

Written on: 31/08/2008 by Lilian2 (1 review written)

I bought a Carrera Subway 8 from Halfords, a third off as it was last years model etc. Excellent value for 270 quid.
And it was equipped with mud guards.
I agree that a black/grey bike is the least reflective and not a bright idea… Read Full Review

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“Ive had my subway8 for about 2 years and have found it...”

Written on: 08/07/2008

Ive had my subway8 for about 2 years and have found it to be a delight to ride. ive never needed more than the 8 gear on offer on this bike. Some of the gears did start making a clicking noise after about 6 months of mild use. the clicking sill persists, but because i am an occasional biker, i have not really been too concerned. the ride is supple and the tyres seem t provide for relatively swift on-road speed as well as off road ability. the bike is good looking and comfortable. very easy to… Read Full Review

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“I go to work on my Subway 8 five days a week (approx....”

Written on: 09/02/2008

I go to work on my Subway 8 five days a week (approx. 40 miles a week) and haven't experienced any real problems since buying it back in August 2007.

A genuinely reliable 2 wheeled form of transport!… Read Full Review

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