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Canny lad
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Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby Canny lad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 01:07 am

I've been following the forums for a while now and thought it was about time I joined in.

I got back into cycling 18 months ago on a Halfords hybrid and then got a 2nd hand Spesh Tricross Comp last Feb, put slicks on it and got hooked pretty much straight away. I hoovered up as much info as I could from you guys, spent yonks in bike shops and on the web and finally pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago on a Scott CR1 Team from Epic in Ludlow.

All the recurring themes on here are dead true - do your research, have a decent test ride, get a proper bike fit and buy the bike you like the look of. I'd heard of Scott, never saw one, but it caught my eye in the showroom.

Epic cycles seem to be well regarded on here and I can thoroughly recommend them. Chris did a great job with the bike fit, loads of brews, no pressure and a really competitive price.

I haven't ridden the Scott yet as it snowed again today, fingers crossed I'll get out on Sunday. I'll post a picture of the bike when I get a chance, thanks again for the advice.

Cheers

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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Jan 26, 2013 08:21 am

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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby MattC59 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 09:32 am

Hello !
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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sat Jan 26, 2013 09:44 am

Hiya!
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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby Simon E » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:54 am

Welcome Canny lad, sounds like you're very happy with your purchase :D

As you're local, have you considered any of the Shropshire clubs' Reliability Rides over the coming weeks? Info in this post. Entry is usually about £3-4, you can ride at a pace you choose, hang onto the fast guys or sit in with a steady group. A few photos from the MSW event last year.
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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby elderone » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:32 am

hi and welcome from another shrops newbie...
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Re: Hi - Finally Joined BR

Postby Canny lad » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:57 am

Cheers for that Simon, I'll look into doing at least one of them. Signed up for Wolverhampton - Aberdovey in June so need to get cracking soon.

Kilo to go are launching a Shropshire sportive this year so I'll be signing up for that too.


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