Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Neighbours new bike.
Nathan is my "New" neighbour that I have been trying to get into cycling. I set the TCR up for him and a couple of weeks ago he started looking on E-Bay for a bike for himself. Last Sunday and he won the Auction on a 2007 Jamis Ventura for $400. We picked it up on Wednesday and Thursday set it up for him. Tonight he took it out for his first ride with his Father-in-Law and it is fine.
That set up on Thursday left a few questions on fit but we set the saddle up on height and fore and aft and no complaints on butt ache so at least that is right. Bar height and although he has been saying that the bars on the TCR were too low at 2" below the saddle- We took 2 spacers out from under the stem on the jamis to give him a lower position. It appears that the "Extra" length on the Jamis suits him and after the ride tonight he now wants that last spacer out.
Few things still to sort on the Jamis though. It is 9spd Tiagra and even though I did adjust the RD adjustment last night to get the gears running smoothly- he has had to double click on the gears before they change a couple of times. Still some tweaking there. Brake cables need changing and brake blocks are shot on the rear. Still some meat on them but probably contaminated. Still a few tweaks to make on fit but it is now down to one small change at a time.
Took a few shots of Nathan on the bike for future reference but didn't get a pic of his left arm in the shot. Bit of gravel rash there from his first Tombay.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.