First Road bike

MikeW-71

Veteran
Location
Carlisle
Nice choice. Why haven't you bought it yet? :laugh:

Seriously, if they have your size, that's a bargain! Though I did find this if you can add £50 for a carbon frame:
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p4918/GIANT-DEFY-COMPOSITE-3-2013
 
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skizxi

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I could stretch to another £50. Is it worth it as the components arent as good. IE Tiagra instead of 105
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Not looking at the photos no. A carbon bike never will. You can use p clips however on a metal frame
 

outlash

also available in orange
Nice bike, but FWIW the Cannondale doesn't have rack mounts either


Tony.
 
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skizxi

Regular
Thanks. A pannier rack is something l would use once in a blue moon so l guess p clips would be fine.
 
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skizxi

Regular
Thanks but already bought the Cannodale. It's suppose to arrive tom so I'm very excited. Picked up a couple of cage holders for it today. Need to get a spare innertube but no idea what size to get. Also need a mini pump or one of those gadgets to use with air cannisters. No idea where to start with all the choice. Any advice will be great fully appreciated.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Inner tube wise, probably 700c x 18-25 with a presta valve. I prefer the long valve variety. I have these, 5 for a tenner plus puncture resistant tyres

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/cycling-parts/inner-tubes/halfords-presta-bike-inner-tube-700c-x-18-25

The tyres on the cannondale, first link? Are 700c x 25mm. You might be advised to get something better than the luganos supplied, if planning on riding now in all weathers (plus mudguards)

Do you have a track pump? Mini pump, Lezyne road drive medium looks and is class

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Lezyne-Road-Drive-Hand-Pump_50295.htm?sku=135168&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=AdwordsProductAds&utm_campaign=Adwords&gclid=CNGfqMCr78MCFSYHwwodorsAoA
 

iggibizzle

Senior Member
Location
blackpool
Nowt wrong with luganos. I've used them daily through all weathers in winter averaging about 300km per week. Only had 1 puncture and that was a nasty piece of glass. Changed them yesterday after about 6000km of use so wear well too. So if say at least keep them on until they need replacing :smile:
 
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