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New bike
#1
I feel like a kid on xmas eve, just had the call from the bike shop - "your new bike is ready to collect"    Smile

Oh the pain though as i cant get there till mid feb as its in Cardiff - but then its straight to Afan for a day or 2 to break it in, or fall of & break me, in which case I want my money back.
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#2
Still cant believe its collection only. I presume its policy so they avoid any potential issues with newbs not knowing how to fit the wheels or do the stem up right when its delivered 90% assembled in a box. Is this why you went for it?  Tongue
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#3
I wanted them to adjust the seat height for me & attach some more spoke reflectors & a horn.  They said this was specialist stuff & would have to be done inhouse only.

Nah I can only think its to do with warranty - ie you inspect it in front of them & sign that your happy, the only other way is if they deliver it personally & do the same, but that was like another £100 so i declined that one.

Its probably a good thing its not here yet as I'd just spend all day licking it.
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#4
What is it?
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#5
Well I was joking above but mine didnt come with instructions so if you were new to bikes you would have to read up/ring to find out how to do a stem up right. Ok probably taken for granted if spending over 2k but still.....I still think you should get a shock pump if your bike has air forks/shock, spare mech hanger and basic multi tool. But then you dont even get a usb lead with printers and yet until recent wireless ones came out, they all needed a lead so why not just include one argh!

My lights and reflectors all came in a bag, not going anywhere near my bike except the rear led which is quite good as it has a rubber strap so easy to swap between bikes. I wouldnt be able to ride it due to shame if it had wheel reflectors or the one behind the cassette!
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#6
"dgw15" Wrote:I feel like a kid on xmas eve, just had the call from the bike shop - "your new bike is ready to collect"    Smile

Oh the pain though as i cant get there till mid feb as its in Cardiff - but then its straight to Afan for a day or 2 to break it in, or fall of & break me, in which case I want my money back.

You should have a chat with MrNut, he's down that way regularly (almost weekly) & you may be able to strike a reasonable deal to get it back
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#7
If its an expensive bike, its makes sense, as one ding in a £2000k+ bike is a big price to swallow for any business.

Good luck with your new toy!   ;D
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#8
lol - that big disk of plastic that used to go behind cassettes.  What was that all about, just to try & stop a badly set up rear mech from going over the large ring.

My boardman came with a stack of reflectors, must be due to ticking some health & safety box, though half an hour later if you'd shined a light into our bin you'd be blinded as thats where they all ended up.
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#9
Yep exactly, designed as protection for people that cant setup bikes.

I recall mine coming off there once as obviously someone had tampered with my end stop screws, damm chain got wedged and I had to swear at it a lot to get it back out lol
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#10
"Blackers" Wrote:What is it?

Trek fuel ex 9.9 Smile
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