Mountain Biking - My new choice ride =)
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Well to everyones relief here :D i just received my new bike.
Ok ok its not exactly a MTB, in fact its a road bike, but i couldnt resist the speed.
I really like it, and i thought id share the good news for all to see.
Its a Bianchi Gold Race 600, an AL frame with ChrMo fork, kinda weird for a road bike, but its a 27 speed, climbs like nothing ive ever ridden, light as id like, and looks damn sexy.
Bought it from my LBS, cost was very nice, i also ordered a helmet and shades from wiggle.co.uk and they arrived the next day. Very happy with the whole experience.
Heres a pic from a website as i have no digital camera (next on shopping list)
06-05-03, 01:26 PM
Hey what's wrong with those handlebars? they look bent? And did you cut off all the nobs on the tires? What about the fork, it doesn't look like it'd take a log hit to well....lol. Just messin around. Sweet ride! I hope to one day buy a road bike, but living in IL it's just to "death deffying" to go out on a bike on the roads around chicago and the suburbs....WAY to many SUV driving soccer moms around here. Well once a gain nice ride and don't forget about the mountain bike!
06-05-03, 01:51 PM
So tell us, what is the first upgrade you have planned?:p
Nice rig. Hopfully I will be getting another road bike soon.
WOW, well you may remember my topic a week or so back, saying about the cycle i just had done, and how good it felt.
Well today i took my road bike out for its first real long run. I had a helmet this time, and some shades to keep the kamikaze flies outta my eyes. I set off, nearly toppling trying to get both feet into the clips. Once i had that all out of the way, i took a slow route to get me used to the controls, and my new gear. Pretty soon i had reached the hills i climbed before on my dualie.
I found it tough, but nowhere near as tough as on the 16speed i had borrowed previously. After lots of puffing and panting and pushing, i reached the top, all in all about 4 super short super steep climbs with twice that in longer, but still steep climbs. I was pretty soon at the very top, looking at the scenery.
I stopped for a drink (water;) ) and then turned the bike, clipped myself in, and set off down the hill at high speed, still using the highest handlebars, pedalling pretty fast. Once i had reached the steepest hill, i stuck it into top gear, and started to pedal like a madman. I seriously couldnt beleive how mad fast i was going, i currently have no speedometer, so i couldt tell, but i was going a HELL of a lot faster than both my MTB, and the road bike i borrowed before, i think i scared the crap out of a guy who was walking his dog (and the dog :D), i was absolutely bombing it past him, and he stepped back and looked like a deer in the headlights, i had to avoid his dog, but they were a blur anyway :rolleyes: . I was home in about a third of the time it took me to get out there.
What amazed me was how great an invention these clipped pedals are, i only realised how to use them on the journey home, one the up stroke i was putting in more power, felt good, like i was riding over the hills instead of up them. I am really glad i was persuaded to keep the pedals on by my LBS guy, and that didnt get an MTB, because now i have both :D .
Congrats Dazza! I'd say you did the right thing judging from your previous story. Just stay away from the 6' drops!
Thanks everyone, i really cant get over this, this is the best money ever spent.
Has anyone tried those shades with the amber tint lenses? I got a pair, and they are totally great, apart from protecting your eyes, they brighten everything up, and look wicked.
I was genuinely dissappointed to get off my bike at the end of my ride. Love at first ride :beer:
06-05-03, 03:39 PM
ROADIE ALERT....congrats on the bike it is definately a different feeling :)
Originally posted by Maelstrom
*gets the taser*
06-05-03, 05:15 PM
Cool it lads :D , i DO have an MTB, in fact, me and two others are going for a road cycle then down the local woods for some trails tomorrow, cant wait :D
So tell us, what is the first upgrade you have planned?
Dont laugh man!
I saw a set of carbon fibre forks on sale at my LBS, 100quid, looks damn nice, and would cut off a few grams, as the Stock forks are ChroMo. Of course that after i pick up a pair of bottle holders, a pump, spare tubes, tyre levers, multi tool, hydrapack, digital camera! Does the spending ever stop :D
I don't think so.
06-05-03, 11:20 PM
Stop? Are you crazy? That's half the fun!
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