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Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Wed Aug 29, 2012 21:07 pm

Picked up my team fs up today...basic setup seems to be set up ok but ya never know if anything is going to come loose lol.
It is wierd how a 2x10 gear setup feels plus being sram rather than shimano but i'm sure i'll get used to it, only downside at the mo is that i cannie really set the shocks up seeing as i haven't got a shock pump :? (plus i don't really know how to set it up properly anyway lol)
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby steve_muzzy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 21:10 pm

Is it new? Should have got a shock pump with it!

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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Wed Aug 29, 2012 21:13 pm

Aye it's new but they didn't say anything about a shock pump...but it is halfords so say no more lol
I have managed to get 100psi (or thereabouts) into the rear shock with my mini pump ...looks like i'll have to go shopping for a shock pump now, recommendation for a reasonably priced one?
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby tarbot18 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 23:41 pm

i didnt get a shock pump with my new fs most companies dont give you one , i got a beko off fleabay £14 delivered and a good bit of kit.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Wed Aug 29, 2012 23:53 pm

tarbot18 wrote:i didnt get a shock pump with my new fs most companies dont give you one , i got a beko off fleabay £14 delivered and a good bit of kit.

Just ordered a Beto MP-035 off fleabay ;) .....i did try to get some air in the forks aswell but ended up releasing what was in there lol.....serves me right for trying without the proper kit :? ...i can wait to ride it anyway as i still have my scott aspect 35 to play with in the meantime.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby Cymru-dave » Thu Aug 30, 2012 14:14 pm

Boardman do nice looking frames! I've just sold a boardman team hybrid and the frame quality is awesome, nice looking bike mate! The only thing that would put me off getting another is the shocking service in my local Halfords.

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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Thu Aug 30, 2012 18:24 pm

Cymru-dave wrote:Boardman do nice looking frames! I've just sold a boardman team hybrid and the frame quality is awesome, nice looking bike mate! The only thing that would put me off getting another is the shocking service in my local Halfords.

Aye i'm quite impressed with the quality of the frame and finish but i cannie vouch for the halfords service yet seeing as i've only just bought it lol
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby Kidge004 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 19:46 pm

You "should" have been offered a shock pump on sale as well as a full set up!!

This would happen in my halfords store and we would set the bike up for your needs "shocks included"

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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Thu Aug 30, 2012 22:14 pm

Oh well just goes to show how service differs from store to store lol.....i'll be keeping an eye on it just to make sure nothing comes loose etc lol
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby Paulj123 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 20:49 pm

I bought one of these a few months ago - really like it.

Although do check all the screws are done up tight, my crank came lose as I was riding a trail and nearly caused me to come off :x

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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby black.converse » Sun Sep 02, 2012 18:15 pm

looks great, but take that mudguard off!
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Sun Sep 02, 2012 20:34 pm

black.converse wrote:looks great, but take that mudguard off!

:wink: I don't like mudguards but i hate even more getting all the crud up my ars* and back (or camelbak when i'm using it)
Went out in the muddy stuff for a few hours today and it's a nice bike to ride tbh, the 2x10 gear setup takes a bit of getting used to and my only gripe is a bit more thought could have been put into cable routing and i've spotted some cable rub under the bottom bracket. Oh and the white grips will be going sooner or later as they are now decidely more browny-white now lol.
One oddity i've noticed is in pics on the webby and on the boardman webby show an extra support on the top-tube to seat tube as in the pic below...mine doesn't have that and has got me wondering about the strength in that area or maybe it's just because it's a small frame?.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby Wankleburr » Thu Sep 06, 2012 17:15 pm

yea that brace is only missing on smaller frames i would imagine its there for extra support of the seat tube. looks like a little shark fin too. Btw im surprised your store didn't set the shock up for you when you came in to collect it as its part of the collection service, but then Halfords loves to employ anyone on the bikehut these days.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Sep 07, 2012 13:06 pm

Looking at the pictures, yours looks a small frame in comparison to the above image, hence the lacking brace,

boardman bikes are very nice, wouldn't say no to a full suss one myself!
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Fri Sep 07, 2012 16:05 pm

:wink: I had it in the back of my mind that it was prolly due to it being a small frame but i always like to re-assure myself lol. Other than the shocks having virtualy no air in them when i picked it up and a dodgy cable routing issue under the bottom bracket(now sorted) i would say the bikehut experience is what i was expecting tbh and nothing has fallen off/come loose so far(prolly jinxed myself now).
I've been out on it a few times now and i'm getting used to the 2x10 setup now, the sram gears have a very "industrial" feel to them compared to shimano stuff. Still tweaking the forks and shocks but i'm more than happy with it and now wish i'd gone full suss in the first place :oops: but having said that i wasn't sure if i was going to like being a mud rat and threading my way through the tree's.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Sun Sep 09, 2012 18:49 pm

Oh well looks like i jinxed myself :roll: was out around macclesfield forest area and the bottom bracket decided to commit hari-kari. It's now back at halfords waiting for a new bb :/
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby kirby700 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:23 pm

How are you finding it so far? I got mine in small in August. Apart from clicking from forks (now rectified) Its the best bike I've ever ridden
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby zanush » Fri Sep 28, 2012 17:20 pm

Apart from the botom bracket incident it's the best bike i've had so far. I mainly use it on trail's but it's still a nice ride on the road and reasonably quick. I've now changed the seat for a charge spoon and replaced the muddy white grips for some green ones which just happen to match the green on the frame :o
Only one issue atm and that's the rear brake has gone a little spongey and looks like a faff to sort out seeing as i will have to get a bleed kit for the elixirs. Just wondering if it's a) worthwhile having the free 6 week service at halfords and mentioning it to them b) just get the kit and have a go myself or c) or get a lbs to do it.
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Sep 28, 2012 17:43 pm

The first service is pretty much based on checking gear indexing due to cable stretch and checking all the bolts are tight, no play in the wheels, - All very easy to do yourself!!
Brake bleed isn't too tricy but drop it in the lbs, will come back spot on with Anyluck!
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Re: Boardman Team FS

Postby aguire » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:27 am

Hi.Having a bleed kit its good idea.Bleeding its easy to do and i find out its needed each time when brake pads need to be replaced.This allow to push pistons back to starting point.


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