There is a voluntary precautionary product recall on this bicycle and that is relation to the fork. This applies to bikes sold between between 22 January 2017 to 09 September2017. There is no fault or manufacturing defects on this bike if you ride the bike as it was provided.
Bicycles are provided with factory fitted mudguards. The reason for this precautionary recall is, found out that some customers of this bicycles decides to remove the front mudguard bolt (mudguard bolt is located at the point where mudguard meets the fork). This is against the advice given on the bicycle user manual.
This mudguard mount bolt acts as a safety bolt. By removing that bolt may saved 30grams but by keeping it would acts as a safety bolt. Also these mudguards are really light weight. So for reasons that I cannot explain some customers remove the mudguards and that bolt. Also if the mudguards were removed and the bolt was left, still that safety bolt gets removed on a later day.
If you can bring this bike to the workshop shall get the fork replacement done free of charge. If you are interstate or country Victoria based please get in touch via email or phone. More information about this precautionary product recall is here (i am free girl apply to bikes sold between between 22 January 2017 to 09 September2017). i am free girl bikes sold after 1 December 2017 has the new replacement fork.
In the meantime please keep the mudguards on this bicycle as is and do not remove them. If you decided to remove the mudguards please keep the mudguard mount bolt on the bicycle. Also please keep it in the same place, and tightened. The reason is, with regards to lugged forks this mudguard mount bolt acts as a safety for the fork. So it does two jobs. One being the mudguard mount. Second being the safety for the fork and it increases the strength of the fork joints.
This is done on a voluntary basis and in good faith. Hope this would not look bad or give an impression as a company that is offering inferior quality bicycles. As a bicycle company have and will always put the customers interest first regardless of how much it would cost in terms of financially or reputation wise. If you have any questions please communicate and happy to clarify in greater detail. Thank you
More than anything this bicycle has the "i am free girl" logo at the front as well as the back. It has a 18 inch (47cm - medium) frame made with ultra strong lightweight Chromoly that would absorb road vibrations. And also you get a good quality SRAM X4 - 8 speed gear-set with a chain guard. Plus Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for supper fast effective braking.
Even though the bike looks like a ladies bike, I am free bicycles is very happy to offer this bike to people who likes ladies bikes!
If this bike can talk it would say "Hello, I am a bicycle and I like you. I am free from fuel costs, bad emissions and stress. Please take me with you. Thank you
Personally think this is a well made, stylish bike and a steal for its price. It is that as a company during growth stages it is important to offer a quality bicycle at a economical price rather than think too much about the profits. This bike is offered direct from the factory to i am free bicycles then to you. So we don't have a single middleman to pay for. Please feel free to come and test ride and would be very happy to offer that.
The frame and the fork it is made with high quality lightweight Chromoly 4130 (Cr-Mo) . Chromoly is the workhorse of steel and is a mix of steel with Chromium, Molybdenum, Carbon, Manganese, Sulphur and Phosphorus. Thanks to its composition Chromoly frames are not as rigid as steel or alloy and absorb road vibration. Also the frame would last a very long time. With the rear rack, mudguards, the stand the bike would weigh around 12 KG.
The welding on this bicycle is world class. Also please see the bellow image next to the warranty to see the bottom joint.
Colour: Matte black (now this is pure matte black not the semi or satin matte black)
SRAM X4 8 speed is all you need to ride around the city and go up and down hills. The gears change smoothly and works like a charm
SRAM Crankset (Chainset) is 44T with a 170mm arms is made with Forged crank arms. Also comes with a chain-guard. The cassette is comprised with 8 cogs ranging from 11T to 32T. .
SRAM is the Mac in the bicycle world. SRAM is based in Chicargo, United States and they even had Tour de France winners with SRAM groupsets. SRAM is super reliable and very well made. Can guarantee you on the quality. SRAM parts are widely available and similar price to its friendly rival Shimano components of similar specs. You would see what I am talking about if you are willing to give this bike a test ride.
700C x 36H x 14G, alloy double wall wheels with quick release skewers. Colour: matte black
Tyres 700C x 28C, KENDA (inflatable up to 85 PSI). Kenda tyres are durable and default choice of tyres in may high end brands as well.
Spokes: Stainless steel, 14G - matte black
Alloy rear rack - custom designed matte black is super light weight. Also come with a custom fitted strap
Alloy mudguards - custom designed matte black with fully adjustable and bendable mudguard stayers. These mudguards are super light weight.
(Please keep the mudguards on this bicycle as is and do not remove them. If you decided to remove the mudguards please keep the mudguard mount bolt on the bicycle. Also please keep it in the same place, and tightened. The reason is, with regards to lugged forks this mudguard mount bolt acts as a safety for the fork. So it does two jobs. One being the mudguard mount. Second being the safety for the fork and it increases the strength of the fork joints.)
High quality seat with sprigs (made with a vinyl cover so the bike us fully vegan:-)
Handlebar reflector and back reflector
Bicycles sold at the store are fully assembled and ready to ride. There are few bikes already setup and looking forward to serve. Very happy to offer a test ride. If you like a bicycle, you are very welcome to purchase that bicycle on the spot.
If you purchased a bicycle online and would like it delivered then, the bike would come in a box and 85% assembled so not that difficult to setup. It is highly recommended that newly assembled shipped bike gets double checked by a professional or get built by a professional bike mechanic. Before shipping we would unbox a bicycle and do some checks. That way you would have a minimum setup. Also a peace of mind from us knowing that all is well before a bike being sent.
Thank you very much.