finally FINALLY! picking up my road bike today :-)

by racefaceec90   November 20, 2012  

will FINALLY be picking up my new tarmac sport bike between 1-2pm toady Big Grin

i cannot tell you how excited i am (like a kid waiting for xmas day Big Grin seriously have wanted a decent road bike for 20+ years

won't be riding that far on it today (as it's raining/pretty windy also here in wiltshire),but will be doing a short video of said bike (and what it feels like for a non roadie to ride it Wink

allez my friends Party

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congrats and welcome aboard Big Grin

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [922 posts]
20th November 2012 - 11:11


thanks a lot therevokid Big Grin

have finally got back,from picking the new bike it is fantastic to look at (looks fast even stood still Big Grin

unfortunately i really am unfit,so was riding it pretty slow (part of my excuse was getting used to riding it Wink it feels very stiff,but compliant at the same time (ooer missus Wink

i got used to the position a lot quicker than i thought i would also (the gears need to be slightly adjusted next time i go to the shop).

even though i was slow riding it,i could feel the untapped potential the bike has (for "when" i do get fitter).

anyhoo i'll shut up now,but i did 3 short videos of my new bike Big Grin

part 1 of 3

part 2 of 3

part 3 of 3

thank you and goodnight Wink

posted by racefaceec90 [46 posts]
20th November 2012 - 18:43


Well done old chap - you certainly are like a kid at Christmas.... I bet you will always go the long way home on her.
I can remember being the same when my Father bought me my first real bike (after the Raliegh Chopper) all those years ago - a Peugeot (did well on that puppy too).

Anyway, good luck with your Tarmac, a fine bike and especially for a 'first' bike - some would kill for one like that - welcome to the tarmac club.
Just wait until 'another certain Tarmac owner' gets on here. Smile

Stay safe, enjoy and look after your steed.


Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [390 posts]
20th November 2012 - 19:02


That was exactly what I was going to say Trikeman, Just like a kid at Christmas.

I love your enthusiasm, I just wonder why you are not fitting clipless until you pay off the bike?

That's the first thing I would recommend on a top bike like that, you will notice a much bigger output if you are clipped in to the pedals Wink

Enjoy yourself, ride safe and try to keep off the pavements.


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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
20th November 2012 - 19:14


I'm in the same boat.
Take delivery of a new Giant Defy 2 on 17th December. Can't wait. 1st new bike for years. My X-mas eve will be the 16th. Santa is on an early shift in Shropshire

posted by Littlesox [89 posts]
20th November 2012 - 23:51


Here he comes,,,,, he won't be long,,,,,, Wait for it,,,,,, It's a tarmac,,,,, he won't be able to resist,,,,, here he comes,,,,
Enter - SUPER DOMESTIQUE. Big Grin Big Grin

The Tarmac Lover....


Trikeman. Smile

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [390 posts]
23rd November 2012 - 20:13


Better late than never lol.

Sorry I had already posted on the bad weather thread and a comment on the Vid.

Yet never one to disappoint, here I am!

Stunning bike, of course, the Tarmac. Better than sliced bread.*

* this may or may not be actually true

posted by Super Domestique [1687 posts]
24th November 2012 - 14:12


@ op

If, like me, you enjoy reading test reports on your bikes. (even if it is agree / disagree)

Well, heads up for Jan cycling plus as it is in there. May well be on bike radar soon too.

posted by Super Domestique [1687 posts]
7th December 2012 - 13:20