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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:15 am 
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Picked up my first road bike yesterday. Got a good deal on the NHS Cycle to Work scheme. Paying about £700 for this over 12 months, which includes the £99 'disposal fee' at the end. The RRP is £999.99

Been out for a spin on it this morning and can't believe the difference a 'proper' road bike makes! Until now the only bikes I've ever ridden on the road are off road tyred / slick-shod MTBs!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Any higher with the seat post and you'll need a pilots licence :shock:

I like modern bikes and yours gets my thumbs up :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Any higher with the seat post and you'll need a pilots licence :shock:

I like modern bikes and yours gets my thumbs up :wink:


:lol:

It's gone down about 2 inches since that picture was taken. I took it literally as soon as I'd got it in the house - hadn't had chance to set it up!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:14 pm 
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My friend has a CUBE which is in matt black and he loves it but all the gears went into trip mode and wouldn't change gear correctly!
The cables had stretched a whopping 5mm so he had to take up the slack and re-adjust all his gears which did his head in :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
My friend has a CUBE which is in matt black and he loves it but all the gears went into trip mode and wouldn't change gear correctly!
The cables had stretched a whopping 5mm so he had to take up the slack and re-adjust all his gears which did his head in :roll:


No such issue with mine (touch wood). Took it out for a nice spin today and it felt really nice. Didn't realise quite how 'bumpy' the roads are until now mind you! My back end is NOT thanking me!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:27 pm 
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That looks very cool.

I'm about to experience that same thing, having just bought a road bike project. I have been on MTB's since the 1980's, so I am preparing myself (and my behind) for a culture shock.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Good bikes. I ride a Cube Streamer 2011, same frame as yours, with Ultegra/105 and handbuilt wheels. More comfy frame than you might expect, great for all-day Sportives and such like. If you enjoy it as much as I do you'll be a happy bunny!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Can any of you guys tell me what the code is for the ultegra shifters on the 2011 cube streamer. I can't find it online and a friend has asked me to source one for him. He broke it on a ride and the shop would only sort it if he bought a pair for over £300.
Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:28 pm 
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I think the code will be 6700


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:58 pm 
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That's what I thought. Thanks a lot!


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