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I have now joined the roadie club

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by urbanrider, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    Well today i have brought a 2nd hand Giant Scr 2.0 road bike (my first)
    cost £250.00, took a risk because i don't know a lot about bikes but it look good rode ok to me anyway (not used to road bikes) got it home and went straight up to LBS got them to check it and they said it was a good buy, had it adjusted a bit, and been on a (Quick :rolleyes:) 8 mile ride, i feel very pleased with it but was strange braking need to get used to that :biggrin:
    Anyway TDF here i come:ohmy::biggrin:

    u.R
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Well done mate.

    Remember now you have joined the elite waves from mountain bikers must be greeted with a sneer in the event you can't avoid catching their eye.
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Fab work!!! Enjoy every moment.
     
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Another cyclist has been lured to the dark side.
     
  5. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I have that bike too, it's a nice ride. Welcome to our side, may you enjoy no saddle chafing, and may your lycra fit well. Salut.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Bloody hell, bargainacious.

    I'm hardly even jealous at all. Oh no.

    Belting along on those thin little tyres feels great once you're used to it.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    Oh i forgot about the dark side, OMG ya lycra forgot that too :biggrin: do i really have too :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Just spent about 40mins cleaning and giving it some TLC, hopefully it will be kind to me and keep me safe on my first commute tomorrow morning will be taking it a bit slower me thinks
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    40 mins.................is that all..............
     
  9. OP
    OP
    urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    Ya and that was just pumping up the front wheel :biggrin:
     
  10. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Welcome to the Darkside :biggrin:


    They are weird things these roadbikes aren't they?

    Nice buy BTW :rolleyes:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    Yes they are, they go faster too :rolleyes::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    No...MTB's are weird........

    Road bikes are an art form.....
     
  13. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Hide your razors everyone!
     
  14. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    So why ride a slow bike? You can always make a fast bike go slow but making a slow bike go fast is a different story.

    On the other hand I do sometimes ride a slow bike slowly but can't make a fast bike go fast :biggrin:
     
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Funny thing is, roady bikes are weird ~ you ride these thin tyres then having came from an MTB, go back on the MTB for a ride and you feel like your riding a couch down the road :biggrin: