Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

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chrisrandall1984
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Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby chrisrandall1984 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 13:25 pm

Hello everyone,

Forum seems great, have been lurking in back ground doing some reading but thought its time to post up and say "Hi"

Just picked up a bargain Boardman Hybrid Pro (on special offer at £850) from local Halfords and starting to notch up the miles.

No issues with the bike as yet, love it and really enjoying the riding.

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Been doing some reading regarding winter prep and going to attempt to get the bike sorted and ready for the bad weather/salt. Got my eye on some SKS gaurds!!

Any other recommendations??

I commute daily (2-3 miles) but mainly ride for fitness in the AM before work. Currently doing a 10 mile route in Essex and will be slowly increasing this over the coming weeks.

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simonhead
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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby simonhead » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:24 pm

Great bike for commuting. When the tyres go stick something a bit harder on, alternatively swap them out now and keep them as spares. There are loads of posts about set up for winter (lights, clothing etc) just have a good read.
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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby Mikey23 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 17:11 pm

Nice, is that your back garden?

chrisrandall1984
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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby chrisrandall1984 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:25 am

Cheers simon, I have been doign loads of reading and think im all set. Just ordered a set of SKS gaurds and got some other bits sorted.

Mikey - lol, i wish, is just a stock pic of my bike as i hadnt uploaded any just yet!!!

chrisrandall1984
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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby chrisrandall1984 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 07:21 am

Any suggestions on tyres?

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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby littledove44 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:03 am

Awesome bike. So well manufactured that it stands up all on its own without falling over.
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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby shortcuts » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:53 pm

chrisrandall1984 wrote:Any suggestions on tyres?

When I bought my bike, same as yours, I swapped before delivery to Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

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Re: Hello all!! New Bike (Pic) and new to cycling!!!

Postby chrisrandall1984 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 08:28 am

shortcuts wrote:
chrisrandall1984 wrote:Any suggestions on tyres?

When I bought my bike, same as yours, I swapped before delivery to Schwalbe Marathon Plus.



Cheers mate, I was also advised to give these a try by my LBS


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