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 Post subject: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
tonight I am venturing to the dark side with a brand new bike. Something to help me with the Prudential RideLondon on 4 August. I am so excited my hands are almost shaking! We arent talking exotic or boutique, but for me a new bike is as about as excited as I get!

Any guesses?


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Is it a ROADIE :?: :!: :!: :!: :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:13 pm 
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It's not one of those clown-wheeled, bandwagon causing things masquerading as a "29er" is it?


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:18 pm 
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It is road, yes, sorry! Incidentally, any recommendations for puncture resistant tyres welcomed. I am told that OEM ones aren't the best at withstanding flats...


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Conti Gatorskins are popular amongst commuters. The GP 4 seasons is even better and Wiggle have them at a good price for a pair with free inner tubes:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-gra ... and-tubes/


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Is it a New, new bike then :?: Felt, Spec, Carrera, :?:


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:03 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yeah, I have heard the Gator Skins being mentioned, I will bear these GP4 seasons in mind too!

It is indeed a brand spanking never been ridden new bike. I will be the first owner.


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Townsend? Apollo? Emmelle?


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:49 pm 
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700C Halo Twin Rails are nice, and come in lots of pretty colours; I have the green ones on my Team Banana Falcon! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: I got me a new bike!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:08 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Townsend? Apollo? Emmelle?

I wish, cant afford such boutique! Plumped for a 2014 Giant Defy 1, apparently they are available now. Looking forward to taking her for the first outing tomorrow after work to feel the difference between that and a slicked up mtb!

Pics soon...


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