Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
I actually think the Reid Falco Sport at $568 is a touch better value than the Elite for $200 more. Tiagra 4600 is a very good entry level group, well ahead of Sora, and not far behind 105 IMO.
Anyway I'd recommend atleast lay-buying one to lock in the current price if you don't have the cash atm. And don't forget their bonus free stuff with new bikes: http://www.reidcycles.com.au/free_kit
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bought a 2nd hand bike through gumtree for $350
Learsport 8000 with shimano 105 all round
took it to local store got it fitted, got shimano mountain bike shoes/pedals, helmet and pump
got to say it was both exciting and scary as hell riding it yesterday lol
its literally been 25 years since i bought my last bike, and that was a mountain bike. back then i rode everyday everywhere i went. was almost like learning again yesterday..hard to turn sharp at this stage + getting used to both feeling every single bump and pebble on the road shaking the bike and getting the shoes off the cleats quick - SCARY! hahah only had the guts and stamina to do a short ride around Thorneside. once im more confident with getting off the pedals quickly then ill be a lot more confident to go further. looking forward to it
thanks for everyones advice
Welcome back. You can wind back the spring tension on the pedals, which will make getting in & out easier while you're getting used to them, then as you get more confident you can start to wind them back up for a bit more security. On each end of the pedal (I'm assuming standard double-sided MTB pedals) you'll see a small bolt with a 3mm allen key socket. These are the adjustment bolts, one for each cleating mechanism. Wind them anti-clockwise as far as they'll go to loosen the tension.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
the guy at the local bike store said he set them to easy, and bring them back in when im used to them and he would make them more secure.
still finding them a little hard to get out quick, but ill practice a lot all this week before starting to ride further next week
ill have a look today too to see if they can loosen anymore
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