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Old 08-21-15, 02:49 PM
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New Ridley Rider

Hi all.

I can't call myself new to biking, but I am returning to it after about 30 years. My brother took up the sport several years ago, then my other brother started biking and now they've asked me to join them on some rides.

Well, I decided my 30 year old rusted steel 10 speed had seen better days, to steal a great line from the movie Down Periscope - "I feel I need a tetanus shot just from looking at it."

So I did a little research, went shopping and got myself a Ridley Fenix AL2 tiagra 7005 at Performance for a super price. It seems to be a nice bike for a beginner with no need for any immediate upgrades, though it's early to tell with only about 20 miles on it so far.

So anyway, hi all. See you around the forums and possibly out on the roads!
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Old 08-21-15, 03:04 PM
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welcome to the forums.. yes that is a pretty nice bike to get back into it on...
One of my bikes is a ridley...my cross bike is a ridley xfire... but I do not use it for cross... I put marathon 35's on it and use it for a foul weather/rough road/mut bike.
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Old 08-21-15, 03:14 PM
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Another Ridley rider here ('12 Excalibur). Welcome!
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Old 08-21-15, 05:47 PM
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Welcome!
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Old 08-21-15, 10:18 PM
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Thanks for the responses! Nice to see other Ridley riders out there.
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Old 10-31-15, 05:14 AM
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Hi. Has anyone measured the /ridley-fenix-alloy-tiagra-complete-road-bike-2015 to determine the widest tires that will fit; and does it make sense to put wider (30?) on back (I doubt front will handle more than 28-- but might not even be 25). Looking for most tread and puncture proof-- want to reduce maintenance for puncture, alignment, etc, and need to use sidewalks and non-asphalt terrain (though no true mountain biking terrain). Thanks.
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Old 10-31-15, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by sns5 View Post
Hi. Has anyone measured the /ridley-fenix-alloy-tiagra-complete-road-bike-2015 to determine the widest tires that will fit; and does it make sense to put wider (30?) on back (I doubt front will handle more than 28-- but might not even be 25). Looking for most tread and puncture proof-- want to reduce maintenance for puncture, alignment, etc, and need to use sidewalks and non-asphalt terrain (though no true mountain biking terrain). Thanks.
Welcome to Bike Forums. Rather than ask your question at the end of someone else's intro (where it might not be seen) why not post you own intro and then ask your question in the General Cycling or Bicycle Mechanics forum?
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