Browser is a very happy bunny!!!!

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Browser, 17 May 2010.

  1. Picked up my new bike today (thank you Cyclescheme) from Fat Birds Don't Fly in Hunstanton. A Tifosi CK7 Classic with Shimano Tiagra groupset, yum!


    First impressions;
    It's as light as a gnats nadger! I'm going to weigh it and my old nail for a comparison later on, but even with my Topeak rack and other commuting kilter attached it'll still be a fair bit lighter.
    I need to lower the saddle a fraction. The guy raised it about 5mm whilst setting up on the turbo in the shop, but I feel like I'm fully and sometimes over-extending at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
    It's gonna take my jacksie a while to get used to the ride, which is a lot firmer than the old bike.
    Steering feels slower than the old bike, oddly enough.
    I have now turned from a "Oh it'll be OK out there" to a "Someone's just looked at it from half a mile away, they want to nick it!" bike owner ;).
    I shall start transferring the stuff from the old one tonight, with a bit of luck, so it won't look this uncluttered for long.
  2. Fiona N

    Fiona N Veteran

    Looks good - happy cycling :tongue:

    I do like the low key colour scheme - it actually makes the guards look like they belong. Usually I hate mudguards but I'll make an exception here :tongue:
  3. OP

    Browser Veteran

    One of the reasons I bought it! Some of the lads at work are on about getting Giant Defy 3's for commuting and putting 'guards on them, and they'll just look odd IMHO. Whereas this, as you say, is nicely understated.
  4. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Really nice bike. I think they're a great looking machine and the colour scheme is very classy.
  5. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    Nice looking bike. Its good to see something a wee bit different.
  6. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    A can of 'Battleship grey' someone found in the shed.
  7. OP

    Browser Veteran

    Thanks, and yes, it is a cracking name, shame I forgot to ask why it's called that!

    After a bit of faffing about, here it is ready for commuting duties:


    I just need to swap some of the plated cap screws for stainless ones, then I'll be happy :smile:
  8. Vikeonabike

    Vikeonabike CC Neighbourhood Police Constable

    And I just have to think of a way to wrest it from your grip......officially like of course...:smile:

    Nice bike out for the rozzers on your trip into work....:tongue:
  9. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Tifosi, Italian for "fans".
  10. Looks lovely AND practical, not often I say those two things in the same sentence. :smile:
  11. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    What have you done to the spokes:ohmy:
  12. OP

    Browser Veteran

    Naaaaaooow, you nurk, he meant the name of the bike shop I got it from, which for some beknighted reason is Fat Birds Don't Fly ! :biggrin:

    Cheers Vike, I'll make sure everyfins' legal-like, so's you can't confiscate it from me for an 'inspection' at Bridge Street! :smile:

    I've attached Sekuclips to the spokes, Maggot, show up nicely don't they? :biggrin:
  13. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Ahhhhh, having now read the previous post, I can see which name you were talking about!

    (note to self: read previous posts before replying :biggrin:)
  14. Norm

    Norm Guest

    They are fantastic, I've now got them on all my bikes and the kids' bikes too, following Hotmetal's trip to Germany a few weeks back. :tongue:

    I took this image back in, hmm, February (there is snow on the ground) with the Sekuclips and the old reflectors, so you can see the difference between the two. A difference which is, of course, even more marked when the wheels are going round. :angry:

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