Excited!!

Benthedoon

Well-Known Member
Location
Colchester
The new bike has been bought!!! I opted for an entry level Orbea it'll need a couple of upgrades over the next year or so but hopefully by then I'll know what I want/ need.
I've just got to wait for delivery to the shop (trust me to order the colour that isn't readily available on this country) but I'm definitely looking forward to getting back on a road bike after all these years.

I just wanted to share my excitement with 1 or 2 people who might appreciate the feeling, my wife is slightly bored of my going on and on about it.

Thanks for listening.
 

battered

Über Member
We want pics! There has to be bike porn or there's nothing to drool over!
 

stevepratt48

New Member
Enjoy the speed, especially as it seems we're having a Summer this Year!!
Don't go fitting Michelin lithion, if there is ANY chance of damp, or you could be tasting tarmac, as I did.....
:angry:
 

claud rider

New Member
Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Nice one mate...still remember the buzz i got when i picked up my new bike...that was two years ago and i still get a tingle when i look at it.............errrrr are bikes better than porn? ......yep think i will stick to looking at the bike...doesn't matter if the missus catches you then!!!!
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
My pal got an entry-level Orbea and yes, the wheels were a let-down. He soon smashed his front rim though (got crowded and tried to jump onto a traffic island) so he bought some Mavic Aksiums. Next time out he's going to try my Mavis Kysiriums.

Nice bike though.
 
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Benthedoon

Benthedoon

Well-Known Member
Location
Colchester
I'll keep the curb hopping for when I'm on my MTB then!!
I know I'll need to upgrade a few parts, wheels and crankset are a definite. The frame and forks seem like a reasonable foundation for my level of riding.
 
What's the model name? There's quite a few on the website.
 
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Benthedoon

Benthedoon

Well-Known Member
Location
Colchester
It's the Orbea Aqua T23. It's the bottom of the range but I didn't want to spend thousands on my first bike, I'll wait 'til next year for that.
 

Banjo

Fuelled with Jelly Babies
Location
South Wales
Benthedoon said:
The new bike has been bought!!! I opted for an entry level Orbea it'll need a couple of upgrades over the next year or so but hopefully by then I'll know what I want/ need.
I've just got to wait for delivery to the shop (trust me to order the colour that isn't readily available on this country) but I'm definitely looking forward to getting back on a road bike after all these years.

I just wanted to share my excitement with 1 or 2 people who might appreciate the feeling, my wife is slightly bored of my going on and on about it.

Thanks for listening.
Lovely looking bike, bet you cant wait (know the feeling) :wacko:
 

Chrisc

Über Member
Location
Huddersfield
I looked at Orbeas when I was shopping as well, beautiful bikes! Nice to share your excitement! Is your wife going to be OK with your propping it up in the living room for the first few weeks...:wacko:
 

Banjo

Fuelled with Jelly Babies
Location
South Wales
Chrisc said:
I looked at Orbeas when I was shopping as well, beautiful bikes! Nice to share your excitement! Is your wife going to be OK with your propping it up in the living room for the first few weeks...;)
Chris U obviously dont love your bike enough.My Scott lived in the bedroom at first until Mrs Banjo gently relegated it to the living room then eventually the shed ;)
 
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