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  • Euro
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    I have a new bike that really wants to be ridden. It’s pishing down and i’ve got a bit of a cold and the local forest is a mess at the best of times. I’d want my first proper go on the bike to be joyous occasion but i don’t think today’s the day. Should i save the first ride for a more suitable time and take the old trusty hardtail out?

    Thrustyjust
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    Got my new road bike to ride for a sportive in the morning, but hoofing down here and will be the old bike , although I have ridden the new one 20 miles last weekend, which makes me want to ride it again !!

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    My new bike is going out tomorrow. It’ll have to get mud on it eventually. Considering stripping the old bike to remove the temptation of just hauling that out again whilst it is still dirty.

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    I retract my previous statement. It is hounding it down out there and I may just sit in the lounge looking at the new bike and wondering at how, if I lived in California, the bike would have cost me less and the trails may be dry.

    Euro
    Member

    It’s done now. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Trail conditions were far from ideal but I was really surprised how well the bike coped. There were more ups than downs, which is unusual for me, but the bike climbed really well. I now officially a dropper post convert – such a handy wee gimmick.

    I never really pushed it going down. I had a go early on, on a fairly sketchy drop with a steep run out, but crashed into a big ole tree after landing and decided that today was not the day.

    Only fly in the ointment is the amount of cosmetic damage i’ve inflicted in just one ride. Crank arms and rear triangle are well scuffed and there’s a few scratches on the main frame. Oh, and loads of bark jammed into the stem and brake levers ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    So far a very impressive toy.

    faz083
    Member

    looks v nice. cosmetic damage is inevitable! just got to deal with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Euro
    Member

    Cheers faz. I’m not that bothered about the cosmetics really, part and parcel of having a bike. Just annoyed that I managed to do more damage in a 2 hour ride than the previous owner did in two years of ownership.

    mtbfix, i hope i’ve shamed you into going out on yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Frankers
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    Euro – Member
    Cheers faz. I’m not that bothered about the cosmetics really, part and parcel of having a bike. Just annoyed that I managed to do more damage in a 2 hour ride than the previous owner did in two years of ownership.
    mtbfix, i hope i’ve shamed you into going out on yours

    LOL !!!

    Euro
    Member

    I didn’t mention that i dropped my multitool while putting in a new dropper cable in and took a chunk of paint off the frame. I am a clumsy putz.

    Bike is awesome Frankers, but you already knew that ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    You lost it with those tyres? Not surprised.

    Frankers
    Member

    Bike looks awesome in the pics….

    catnash
    Member

    Same bike as me, so good that I haven’t the need to change it, few upgrades though. Have Hans dampf on mine and its a real bike for all that I can throw at it.

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