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Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby The Walrus » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:29 pm

Haha...for someone that's never met me Bosvit you seem to know me very well.

Yeah maybe that's the bike for me but I'm testing it again on Saturday to confirm its as good a ride as the Orbea. If it is I'll order it there and then, if not I'll go for the Orbea...
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby Xplora » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:36 am

Don't get super worked up over certain parts either, a good LBS should be able to mix and match things that are in stock. I wouldn't leave a bike shop without a 12-23 10 spd (or 11-23 11spd) on the back, most seem to have a 11-25 10 speed cassette.
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby bosvit » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 pm

Xplora wrote:Don't get super worked up over certain parts either, a good LBS should be able to mix and match things that are in stock. I wouldn't leave a bike shop without a 12-23 10 spd (or 11-23 11spd) on the back, most seem to have a 11-25 10 speed cassette.

Why?

The OP clearly states he comes from a MTB back ground eg lots of low gears and you are suggesting he should go for pro peleton gearing right from the word go!

Seems a bit extreme to me
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby The Walrus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 am

I went back to test the Roubaix Elite Compact...

I then ordered the Roubaix Elite Compact...

Should be here by next weekend so I could be riding at Easter weekend!
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby gururug » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:26 am

Congrats!
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:43 am

Told yer I could hear it calling ya :mrgreen:

Now's the time for the mandatory shed door pics before you start getting it grubby 8)
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Postby The Walrus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:53 pm

Camera is at the ready...

Now I have to work out where I can keep it! Inside? Outside? Hang all the bikes from the garage roof etc
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Postby open roader » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:15 pm

Good choice!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby rpmspinman » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:50 pm

Got any pics of the new steed Walrus?
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Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby The Walrus » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:43 pm

Was ready for pick up yesterday but couldn't get there and pissing down tonight!

Planning to pick her up tomorrow so will get some pics sorted ASAP!
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby bosvit » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:21 pm

The Walrus wrote:Was ready for pick up yesterday but couldn't get there and pissing down tonight!

Planning to pick her up tomorrow so will get some pics sorted ASAP!

OOOOoooh how excitement.

So while you are watching tv tonight are you dreaming about the new steed?

If not you should be LOL
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby Red Rider » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:07 am

Just read through this thread, I picked the winner on page one, as soon as you said the Roubaix felt very nice, it was only a matter of time :mrgreen:

I would hang her up next to the bed :P
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby rpmspinman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:17 am

The Walrus wrote:Was ready for pick up yesterday but couldn't get there and pissing down tonight!

Planning to pick her up tomorrow so will get some pics sorted ASAP!


Great work mate, I know the feeling of anticipation and excitement over getting a new bike. :mrgreen:
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby PA » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:37 pm

New Carbon bikes need to be kept in the house. When I am sitting watching the TV I can look over my shoulder and see my Carbon bike sitting next to my wife's Carbon bike in the lounge room. The Mountain bikes are in the shed. We haven't used the mountain bikes since getting the Carbon Road bikes.

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Postby The Walrus » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:52 am

Wow...picked up the new ride and it looks fantastic.

Been so busy that could only get out today for a short 10k spin...such a different experience to the MTB. Feels very quick and glides along plus the acceleration was amazing.

But the best news is my first ever ride with clip less pedals and it was fine with no uncomfartable incidents...yeehar
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby Unko » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:52 pm

The Walrus wrote:But the best news is my first ever ride with clip less pedals and it was fine with no uncomfartable incidents...yeehar


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Postby The Walrus » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:36 pm

As far as I knew they were called clip-less or clip-ins! Clip-less doesn't make logical sense but I'm just going by what I read!
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby AndrewBurns » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:41 pm

Pedals with toe clips and straps were 'clips' while the newer pedals without toe clips but with spring-retained cleats are 'clipless', bit confusing because you clip into them :P
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby The Walrus » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:11 pm

Not sure if this will work...

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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby bosvit » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:19 pm

The Walrus wrote:Not sure if this will work...

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Oops lets try that again..... LOL
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby The Walrus » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Done this once before but cant seem to work it out!

I'm using the Img option but it just did the above...why is posting a few some pictures so bloody hard!
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Got me Wal, tho' the syntax from picasa doesn't seem to have an .extension, I'd look into that route.

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Postby The Walrus » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:21 am

Could be something to do with the images being shot in raw and not jpeg. Will look into it and hopefully post pics tomorrow.
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby rpmspinman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:17 pm

PA wrote:New Carbon bikes need to be kept in the house. When I am sitting watching the TV I can look over my shoulder and see my Carbon bike sitting next to my wife's Carbon bike in the lounge room. The Mountain bikes are in the shed. We haven't used the mountain bikes since getting the Carbon Road bikes.

Congratulations on your new steed Walrus, or should that be Mr. Walrus?


I do this too. The mrs was kind enough to make space in our limited lounge room to keep my CF bike and still watch my TV. :mrgreen:
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Re: Alloy versus Carbon for newbie road rider?

Postby rpmspinman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:18 pm

The Walrus wrote:Wow...picked up the new ride and it looks fantastic.

Been so busy that could only get out today for a short 10k spin...such a different experience to the MTB. Feels very quick and glides along plus the acceleration was amazing.

But the best news is my first ever ride with clip less pedals and it was fine with no uncomfartable incidents...yeehar


Fantastic mate. Keen to see those pics. It will take a few rides to really settle in, but you will find you will get used to the new position, and picking the right gears.
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