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Another Boring Boardman

fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
edited December 2010 in Your road bikes
This is my Boardman Comp, I got it second hand about 10 weeks ago, got a good deal and I'm really enjoying it. Done about 450miles since then in prep for a charity 100mile ride on Saturday. Let me know what you think :D

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Frame: Boardman Comp double butted aluminium
Forks: Boardman Carbon with alloy steerer
Bars: Ritchey Comp OS 31.8mm
Stem: Ritchey Comp OS 31.8mm
Headset: ??
Bar Tape: Fizik Microtex white

Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 9 speed
Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Mech: Shimano 105

Front Caliper: Tektro R720 with Koolstop pads
Rear Caliper: Tektro R720 with Koolstop pads

Seat: Charge Spoon White
Seat Post: Ritchey Comp

Chainset: Truvativ Elita compact 50x36T
Chain: Shimano HG53
Cassette: Shimano HG50 12-25T
Pedals: Shimano M520
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP

Rims: Ritchey Pro 20H front, 24H rear
Spokes: Stainless steel double butted black
Hub: Sealed bearings
Tube: Cheap ones??
Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 Folding

Accessories: Cateye Strada Wireless, Elite Custom Race Bottle Cages

Thanks for looking!

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  • Nice bike, I like the white bar tape and the white saddle looks great, thanks for the picture :)
  • pickledpickled Posts: 439
    Looks pretty good to me.
    Never understood the Boardman antipathy around these parts.
  • how are your ultremo's holding up?
    done about the same miles on mine and they are starting to cut up really badly (1 every 2 inches of tyre on both front and rear)
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,609
    looks good

    Have a good ride on Saturday
  • Thanks guys, I'm that into it now that I'm already starting to think about what to buy next! Going to enjoy the boardman for another 12 months at least thought!
  • Nice looking bike!
  • just a shame its from halfords
  • marusches wrote:
    just a shame its from halfords
    whats the point of a comment like that. He didn't even have to go through halfords and the boardmans are great bikes. Don't write good bikes off because of where they're bought from.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    nice looking bike, mate.
  • marusches wrote:
    just a shame its from halfords
    whats the point of a comment like that. He didn't even have to go through halfords and the boardmans are great bikes. Don't write good bikes off because of where they're bought from.

    Thanks for the support, and nearly everyone's kind words!!
  • ductionsductions Posts: 274
    Hi I have the same bike, I was wondering how you are finding the kool stop pads in comparison to the stock pads? I've been finding my stock pads just aren't, well, stopping.

    Oh and I was totally going to put white tape and a white saddle on mine, not copying, honest.
  • The koolstops are a big improvement, best £13ish I've spent on the bike so far! Couldn't tell you what they're like in the wet but apparently there pretty good.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    pickled wrote:
    Looks pretty good to me.
    Never understood the Boardman antipathy around these parts.

    It's not anti-Boardman, it's anti Halfords...

    FWIW, I've never bought a bike from Halfords so can't comment. I haven't ridden a Boardman either but I can see that they seem to be brill vfm.
  • ductionsductions Posts: 274
    NapoleonD wrote:
    pickled wrote:
    Looks pretty good to me.
    Never understood the Boardman antipathy around these parts.

    It's not anti-Boardman, it's anti Halfords...

    FWIW, I've never bought a bike from Halfords so can't comment. I haven't ridden a Boardman either but I can see that they seem to be brill vfm.

    Really is a great bike! The majority of Halfords do suck, but the two times I've had to go to Halfords in Leicester, they guys at the bike section seem to know what they are doing, and are pretty nice.
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    I bought my Boardman hybrid from a Halford employee who'd had the bike set up very nicely.

    Having read about Halfords, glad I didn't have to deal with them.

    I was 10 miles old and I got it for about 2/3 retail - happy days.

    Great bike and as Nap D said very good VFM.
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    I had a look at one last weekend. Looked pretty nice to me.

    It's as they say, it's how he/she rides that counts :)
    Simon
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