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Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by peterdowning, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. peterdowning

    peterdowning Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Or should that read Summer and Winter? :tongue:

    Got my new bike yesterday but weather means I can't get out on it, so I'm reduced to looking at it, stroking it and taking pictures.

    Also don't want to hurt my old bike's feelings so I have a picture of both on my website, www.randomindicator.com
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Very nice bikes !
     
  3. peterdowning

    peterdowning Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Thanks. Nothing actually wrong with the aluminium Ridley/Rondelli (and it's still too good for my legs!) but year end bonus coinciding with potential change in circumstances meant I had to get my 'dream bike' now.
     
  4. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    very nice...what made you choose the Roubaix over the Tarmac? I wondered as your other bike has a racing geometry.
     
  5. peterdowning

    peterdowning Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    When I got into cycling a couple of years ago I bought myself a Marin San Rafael hybrid which I ended up putting Kona P2 forks and flat bars on to make it more suited to what I was using it for - road riding just to get fit.

    I mentioned that I was a new cycling convert to a colleague who had raced at a high level in the past. He told me I needed a 'proper' road bike, so I think he looked round his garage at all the bits he had lying about and assembled one for me, hence the Rondelli Race. It was probably top-end five or six years ago - 9spd Dura Ace etc.

    I don't race and when the chance to get a new bike came along I fancied something that would last me for a quite a while. I'm 47 and have no ambitions to go much faster. Further would be nice! A Sportive or two this year isn't out of the question, hence the research pointed towards a Roubaix.

    Will always keep the Rondelli as I'm quite attached to it! :blush:
     
  6. peterdowning

    peterdowning Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
  7. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    ...Lovely...:evil:
     
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Better than your Williers Morty' :biggrin:

    Proper componentry - Shimano :ohmy:
     
  9. peterdowning

    peterdowning Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Do you mean there is another type of componentry? Oooh-err ! All my bikes have Shimano written on the silver bits :ohmy:

    What are these strange 'Campy' things people have been heard to talk about?
     
  10. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    :smile::biggrin:;):biggrin::ohmy: