Hi from Kent

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bengarbage, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. Bengarbage

    Bengarbage Active Member

    Location:
    Rochester
    Hi all, have been lurking for about a year, so with new bike i thought i'd sign up.

    I do a 12 mile round commute each day (no matter the weather) and really enjoy it. Have been using a Dawes 101 hybrid which is hefty however so reliable.

    I enjoyed so much i took a plunge and with the help of my company i purchased a Specialized tarmac 2013, the base model.

    I used SPD's on my last bike and these will be swapped to the specz. Maybe in future road shoes when budget allows.

    How hard and strange to get used to the bike haha (hand grip, tyre size, gears etc...., anyway there you go, Hi and keep riding :smile: 2hhdlc1.jpg
     
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  2. Octet

    Octet Über Member

    Hey and welcome to the forums!
    Took my road bike out today for the first time and you shall be pleased to know you aren't the only one to wobble! Almost fell off when indicating for the first time and watch the curbs if turning into somewhere... hit one when pulling into a shop expecting to ride over it like on a mountain bike but instead fell off :wacko:

    Nice looking bike by the way!
     
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    Bengarbage

    Bengarbage Active Member

    Location:
    Rochester
    many thanks for welcome, yeah i know exactly what you mean about the wobbling thing haha, so used to thicker tyres! Going to commute tomorrow but take it easy then when comfortable stick the spd's on. Hope your little spill didnt hurt though lol. Regards.
     
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  4. boybiker

    boybiker Über Member

    Hey welcome along!The bike looks really nice ^_^

    What part of Kent are you from?
     
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    Bengarbage

    Bengarbage Active Member

    Location:
    Rochester
    I live in Rochester boybiker, but my commute takes near to upnor, grain etc.. Lovely areas for riding and a good few pubs :smile:
     
  6. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    :welcome:, nice bike, but you could have signed up to CChat even with the old bike :hello:
     
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    Bengarbage

    Bengarbage Active Member

    Location:
    Rochester
    Pat so true and I should have. Trust me the "old" bike will remain as a poorer weather commute, in fact I recently purchased a whole new groupset for said beast for under 50 quid wooop. Just need to learn how to change it lol. (thats what this forums for right? riiiigggght?) :smile:
     
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  8. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    So right you are! :thumbsup:
     
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