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2009 Vision Orion 14 Speed Road Bike

A budget priced aluminum framed road bike.

Frame:
Aluminum frame 20" frame size.

Fork/Headset:
IP

Pedals:
Basic plastic/ alloy type with plastic toe clips

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano SIS handlebar mounted indexed shifters. 52/ 42 chain ring with 170 mm crank arms. 28 to 13 7 speed rear drive gear clutter.

Handlebars/Stem:
100mm EA-70 A-Head set stem aftermarket stem replacing the factory stem.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Velo saddle

Brakes:
Alloy side pull brakes.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Joytech hubs/ Weinmann Ipis 700c by 18c/ 23c ETRO622 by 14 wheel/ 700 by 23c Innova tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Joytech hubs/ Weinmann Ipis 700c by 18c/ 23c ETRO622 by 14 wheel/ 700 by 23c Innova tire

Accessories:
Monogoose water bottle/ Mongoose 15 function cycling computer. I have now added a rear red light and a LED style front white light to make the bike night time legal.

More Info:
This bike was bought a Zellers on sale for 264.99. It was on sale. It is not a expensive bike but after riding it 255 km it is holding up well. I makes for a nice budget bike. I have now put 800 km on the bike and it is holding up good. In the late part of August, I ran into a parked car, bending forks on the bike. The good news is I was not hurt and the bike was fixable. The bike is now fixed and running again. A sledge hammer managed fix the fork problem. I e-mailed Jim Langley and he said that a minor repair like this would not affect the bike at all. It feels like it was before the crash.

Added by stevbike. Last updated almost 8 years ago.

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666didie

666didie says:

Hello... someone stole my bike and it was this one .... vision orion 2009....

I can't find it on store....

Where can i get it ?

Posted over 2 years ago

sherman92

sherman92 says:

I bought one at Zellers, great price. Is it possible to raise the handlebars?

Posted almost 9 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

You will need to replace the stem with an aftermarket unit that will allow the height you need to feel comfortable for yourself. It is an easy job to replace it.

Posted almost 9 years ago

thoque

thoque says:

I think i will keep my mountain bike for my dirt road needs and i will buy this bike for riding in the bike paths. Also i dont know much about bike maintanece and i rather not have to do it too often. Does this bike require alot of maintenence. Also im 5'6, is the bike the right size for me?

Posted over 9 years ago

thoque

thoque says:

Also i want to be able to ride it in the winter. Will i encounter any problems? except for ice or frozen ground?

Posted over 9 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

Other then taking apart the bike (the Bottom Bracket bearings, wheel bearings, etc.) there is little to do onthe bike other then replacing the tires if they get a flat. The chain should be looked at about once a year if it is used a lot for wear. The same goes for checking the gears. Basicly you should have no trouble with it. For winter riding, the salt in the water will get into everything causing problems with details like the spoke fastners locking up due to rusting if they are steel. Winter riding is very hard on a bike.

Posted over 9 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Hello Steve and Coomer. I just saw this bike today at Zellers for $329. I absolutely fell in love with it but I was unable to test ride it.
However, I didnt get it because I want to make sure it doesn't fall off after few rides.
I see that you guys have had it for a while. How do you like it and do you recommend me to go and get it??
Thanks

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

I have 752 km on the bike and it is holding up great. Other then small tune-ups on it like adjusting the gears, brakes and slight wheel trueing, it runs well so far. The shifters are the base level shimano type, nothing like the 105 group shifters that are used on the brake levers but the base shifters on this bike work out. For a basic entry level bike it is nice. The indexed shifting works so far. It would make for a nice beater road bike when a more expensive bike may not want to be used.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Awesome Steve. Which Zellers did you find it on Sale? Toronto???

I will take your word and hoping to get this one soon, and it is pre assembled too. Did you get it pre assembled as well and did you test ride it before purchase?

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

My girlfriend bought for me last year. The normal price was 329.99 but it was reduced to the price I posted on the site. The bike was bought in London, Ontario at the Zellers in Westmount Mall. You can see if it goes on sale seeing that it is last years stock. The bike was assemblied but I still had to do a of of small tuning up to get in into good riding order. When I took the bike home, I hag to remove both wheels, take out the seat post and loosen the handle bar stem to allow the bike to fit into my cars trunk. The car is a 1999 Neon. The one item I might think about replacing is the factory stem. Depending on how the bike fits you, this may have to be changed out to give a better fit for you. The other thing that could be changed is the seat. It may or may not feel right for you. I think that once you fit the bike to make you comfortable and your riding style, it hopefully will work out as a bike that will be used for some time.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Thanks you Steve. I will keep you updated

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

In case you can not find one in your area, I saw two of these at the Sratford Zellers store the last time I was there a few days ago.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

How much was the price tagged when you saw them at Stratford Zellers Store few days ago?

This is the first time I am looking into purchasing a road bike Steve. Hoping it will be much faster and lighter than my current mountain bike.

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

It was posted at 329.99. I saw two there and I will check out if they are at the store. As far as the weight goes, it will a bit heavier then a Trek or other name brand road bike but not by much. The alumium frame is very stiff proves a firm, solid ride. It is much quicker in terms the speed you get and feels a lot nicer then a mountain bike. Just take care of the fact that you are using tires much smaller in size then a mountain bike. pot holes can cause flat tires due to pinch flats. I happened to me just last week. I hit a small, deep hole in the ride and had to walk the bike home to fix the tube. I forgot my small basic tool kit I normally take with me. A spare tube that is carried on the bike is a good idea. This does not happen too often but it will happen at some point.

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

I found the SKU number for the bike. It is 58594813. Phoning a store in your area should let you know if they have one in stock or not.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Thank you very much Steve. I will check it out and get back to you after the long weekend.

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

Let me know if you find one. I like it a lot. I figure you will need a bit of changing items like the stem tp get a good fit. If you where using mountain bike try raising handle bar on the road bike up then lower in bit by bit until you feel comfortable on the lower height. I think that you will like the feel that a road bike gives.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Hi Steve, I checked and they don't have it in a store near me. However, they said the frame size was 26" and you have said it 20". Whats the different and is it the same? I am 5'6 tall.

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

The frame size is 20". The wheels are 700c/ 26" in size. I am 5' 7" tall and the frame is a bit on the tall side for me but not but to much. Depending on where you live, you my find one near you. As far as I know, Stratford's Zellers still has two left. I would phone them up to see if they are still there. Depending on how far you are coming, it my or may not be worth the trip. Stratford is a nice place to visit with some nice river riding near the main theater building.

Posted almost 10 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

Contact me at stevbike@hotmail.com to see about coming here to try out my bike before buying. I can pass on my phone number and where I live. A time can be worked out for a meeting time and place.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Mojamz

Mojamz says:

Steve, I bought the bike yesterday. I am loving it and still getting used to it. I sent you an e mail. Check hotmail inbox.

Posted almost 10 years ago

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