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I got my bicycle on Monday and had the chance to take some pictures today.

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There are a few problems with it, namely the gear shifters (early Shimano triger shifters) aren't as reliable as I'd like (shifting down is a bit problematic) and the rear wheel today slipped out of place whilst I was riding it. I stayed on my bike but until I can get a spanner (Thursday) to sort out the rear wheel the bike is unusable.

Other than that it's pretty solid. The saddle is a little painful to sit on and I'd prefer to replace the shocks with straight forks, but I'll get to that later.

Date: 2011-04-20 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avon-deer.livejournal.com
You're not coming all the way to work on that are you?!

Date: 2011-04-21 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avon-deer.livejournal.com
Wow...rather like Chris Morris' character in the first series of "The IT Crowd", you'll have thighs that are "as red a fire truck." ;(

Date: 2011-04-20 08:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A road bike? Im surprised. As for the saddle, I can't recommend brookes saddles enough. I have one on mine and I'd never use anything else. They do add a bit if weight over a normal saddle as it's leather and steel coil springs, but once they bed in to your asses shape, you can't beat the long or short distance comfort. - murries

Date: 2011-04-20 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schnee.livejournal.com
The saddle will get less painful to sit on as you get used to it (and as it starts conforming more to your individual shape, too).

Date: 2011-04-20 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salith.livejournal.com
*resists temptation to make jokes about ass-pounding* ;p

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