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dave35dave35 Posts: 1,124
edited April 2016 in Your road bikes
New commuter/training bike
New Tiagra 4700 groupset
4za cirrus wheels, vittoria pave tyres
San Marco regal saddle
Just the garmin to go on
Tan walled tyres might look good for a few miles

http://s877.photobucket.com/user/elitis ... sort=3&o=0

Can't get the hang of getting a picture on here so hope the link works.
Pleased with the groupset, definitely an improvement on 105 5700 that I had before.

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  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    That looks nicely set up.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
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  • KoenMKoenM Posts: 95
    How do u like it? I'm interested in buying one for when it rains or in the winter. But i'm from Belgium so was there an option after the bike build to change how the brakes work (the other way as most britains use it)?
  • dave35dave35 Posts: 1,124
    Not been on a long enough ride to give a review, I built it myself so you'd have to do the same or ask Dolan if they can do European brakes.
  • dave35dave35 Posts: 1,124
    2 weeks in so a bit of a review, very pleased with it. Rides well and going for a slightly different size than usual-longer top tube seems to have sorted out some problems I had on my previous bike(back pain and pins/needles in my hands)
    The new tiagra 4700 groupset is proving a bargain-much smoother in operation than my old 105 5700.
    Only problem I'm having(seems common) is trying to fit sks chromoplastic mudguards...they just don't seem to fit :shock:
  • SKS Guards do fit but not with tyres wider than 23mm, also you need to enlarge the slot on the front bracket. I use Michelin pro4 endurance and they fit fine, I did try GP4000S (23) and they rub.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,168
    KoenM wrote:
    How do u like it? I'm interested in buying one for when it rains or in the winter. But i'm from Belgium so was there an option after the bike build to change how the brakes work (the other way as most britains use it)?
    should take no more than 2 minutes to swap over.
    1 pull out both cable inners.
    2 route the left cable outer to the front brake and the right to frame lug. you shouldn't need to trim the cable outer or unwrap tape or anything to do this.
    3 feed the cable inners into the opposite cables they came out of.
    Job done.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    A solid winter trainer. I've had mine 5yrs now and it's great. A little stiff and not the most comfortable, but solid.
    Ben

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