Boardman Comp MTB

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by AyJay, 20 Dec 2017.

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  1. AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    Suffolk Coast
    Just picked up a Boardman Comp MTB. It is used and needs a bit of TLC but at the price I paid I am very happy. Frame is in good condition as are the wheels and tyres. Some bearings may need attention!

    Going back to my roots. Still have the Boardman road bike but Mountain Biking is where I started many years ago. Looking forward to getting out on the trails again once I have checked over everything. Bike is still in the back of the car so up early in the morning and start.

    Disk brakes and Sram gears all new to me. Amazing how a second hand bike can get one so excited. :bicycle:
     
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  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Why not? I get excited about all my second hand bikes. Let's have a pic.
     
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  3. Tangoup51

    Tangoup51 Well-Known Member

    +1 for pic !
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    It's dark and it's still in the back of the car. Leave it with me. I will get on it soon!!
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    As requested..................................

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    As you can see it needs a bit of work to bring it up to standard. Looking forward to the finished result.
     
  6. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Cables slack, :whistle:.....nice looking bike though, it it on 27.5 hoops?
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    Cables need replacing (well spotted) Yeah, 27.5 wheels. Looks like it has been taken out of the shop and ridden for quite a few miles without being touched mechanically! Bike is basically sound and I am happy with it. Now I just need to get around to attending to it's needs. Not easy this time of year. :tired:
     
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  8. Tangoup51

    Tangoup51 Well-Known Member

    Lovely bike. I've always been admiring of boardmans frames. Especially on their "team" bikes. But any price point they're beautiful.

    Noticed a paint chip 2 inch infront of your seat clamp and that "ooze" rust coming from the lower headset bearing may mean it needs replacing though.

    And rust inside the steerer tube bolts........... That can't do I'd take a grinder to it just to be sure.
    ^_^ deliberate pessimism aside it does defo need TLC like you say, but nothing that can't be done.
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    Spot on with the headset. There is a small amount of movement with that.......................needs investigating. Likewise the paint chip.
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    A lot of TLC now complete. New cables, inspect / adjust bearings and a new rear mech. All looking good. Paint touched up. Replacement sent ordered.

    Need to go out for a spin to see if all is well when the weather improves. Would be a shame to get her all dirty!!!

    Not too sure about the Schwalbe Magic Marys. They are 2.35. Not much clearance if the going gets tough.

    Standard issue are 2.2. I reserve judgement.

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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    Had a quick spin today to check gears and brakes etc. All looking good. Will do a few miles on and off road next week if all goes well.
     
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  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

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    Them Mary's are a mean tyre in heavy claggy stuff..
    Very slow energy sapping tyre..
    Try a Hans Damph F and a trail king rear..fast and good control
     
  13. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Bar ends off, full service and enter a MTB marathon. Go as hard as you can. Winner.
     
  14. Tangoup51

    Tangoup51 Well-Known Member

    Clean job. - Show room fresh. I personally like Bar ends but not particularly those. - I rock these bad boys on my worn MTB and the right kind can really give an aesthetic "boost" to your bike, though only the right kind can do that I dont feel like yours does it justice.
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    No faults on that picture, though that said, do you allow renting on your tower apartment of headset spacers? :okay:

    Ah, I'm kidding its a personal hatred of mine, try making sure you've got as few as spacers above the stem as necessary though.

    But all this jargon is just aesthetics, functionally the bike is ready to go. Would also say with the right tires that bike would make a cracking hybrid too.

    Good buy, good service. Done & Done
     
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    AyJay

    AyJay Senior Member

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    I use bar ends but I am dated as well. I find they help me when climbing the slopes here.
     
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