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Yeesssss

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by roadiewill, 14 Mar 2008.

  1. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Just waiting for the shop to confirm tomorrow that their supplier has it in stock, but by wednesday, I will be the excited owner of a giant SCR 3 2008. First road bike ever..cant wait to get out on the road with it.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Well done - get the photo's in the gallery when you get it....
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Good work
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Yeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaa!
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Have fun! :biggrin:.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Shall do
     
  7. Horace Goes Skiing

    Horace Goes Skiing New Member

    *satanic voice*

    Join us!

    You'll never look back. Next weekend will be a blast.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Its not just any weekend next weekend, five days off in fact! Good friday, sat, sun, bank holiday monday, TD day tuesday. :becool:
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    BTW, how different are the carbon composite forks compared to just carbon?
     
  10. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Roadiewill, Good choice, I have a basic SCR4 which is my winter bike, it only came with CroMo forks, but I'm not worried about that, I wanted something strong and reliable with mudguard clearance, to keep me on the road during the winter, though I just couldn't muster any enthusiasm this morning for the club run, peeing with rain and blowing a gale here.:smile: so just did an hour on my rollers.

    Not sure regarding the carbon composite question, but cannot imagine that it will have ANY significant impact on how the bike rides or handles.

    Personally,with the CroMo fork, apart from a slight increase in weight ( which is a good thing in a winter trainer IME) I don't find it makes much difference.

    I do notice the difference though when I get onto my best bike, and all that effort put in hauling a heavier bike uphill pays dividends!

    I find my SCR4 pretty comfy, I was surprised at just how comfy in fact, the saddle, which is only a GIANT branded model is actually quite pleasant to sit on, and didn't require any bedding in at all.

    You have made a pretty good choice, in time though you may consider swapping the rather sluggish Alex DA22's off, in favour of something a bit more whizzy like a mavic, which is what I did, I put some Aksium race wheels on, and noticed an immediate difference.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    OK thanks. I think the SCR 3 comes with a selle royal saddle. Yeah I will be changing the tyres to 23's probably, but only after Ive got used to the feel of the bike.
     
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Actually the IE kenda Kontenders 26c are OK. some posters on here slate them, but I find them perfectly adequate, I would keep them on the bike , run them 'til they need replacing, then have a look around for some 23c if that is what you prefer, you will however detect a slightly harsher ride on 23's depending of course on terrain and how much air you put into them.
    Dunno about the saddle, mine was just branded as GIANT, but entirely possible it is made by Selle, it's comfy though, which is ALL that matters!
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  14. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Welcome to the fantastic world of road cycling, have you, or are you considering joining a local club? In doing so you will get much more enjoyment out of your riding, plus building a network of likeminded friends, who will be more than happy to offer advice on all aspects of cycling.
     
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    roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Possibly, but I already have a group of about 6 mates who are into roadie-ing. I cant wait till wednesday...