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    Just got my new bike!!

    I finally got my new road bike delivered today. After being out of the saddle for so long I decided on just going entry level to ease myself back into it as I'm getting on a bit know and haven't ridden in a few years (nearly so I plumped for this:



    It's a Trek 2009 1.2 and I decided on it because I have previous experience with Trek bikes and it had the most kit on it for the money I wanted to spend.

    Shimano Sora chainset and shifters (soon to be upgraded to the Ultegra setup hopefully:



    And Carbonfibre front forks:



    Anybody else on here road bike and got any tips for getting back into the fitness side of things?
    Summit White Astra J GTC VXR 2.0L Petrol Turbo (276 PS) with Aero Pack and 20's

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    Nice... are you swap the pedals for some SPD's too?

    There's some very good fitness/training gen on http://www.bikeradar.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Nice... are you swap the pedals for some SPD's too?

    There's some very good fitness/training gen on http://www.bikeradar.com/
    Yes, but the ones I want combined with the shoes and cleats are probably gonna set me back about £120 so they will have to wait until next month probably.
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    aye they aint' cheap

    keep an eye on chainreaction and wiggle.. they've got the 2010 stuff coming in at the mo so you might get a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonman View Post
    It's a Trek 2009 1.2
    does that refer to the "engine" power of the bike, like with a car?

    ignore me, most people do, lol anyway, nice looking bike, haven't been on a push bike in quite a while, bout 4 years, really should start again as i hate running with a passion!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgodden1989 View Post
    does that refer to the "engine" power of the bike, like with a car? !
    I wish I could pedal with the power of a 1.2, it's just the model number though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonman View Post
    I wish I could pedal with the power of a 1.2, it's just the model number though.
    kinda guessed so!

    happy riding!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Looking good. Mate, You'll enjoy that.
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    Looking nice.

    Iv just got back into cycling and am using a 20 year old Raleigh racer at the moment. Once im a bit better ill be looking into something along these lines.

    Youll have to tell us how it rides.

    Iv just thrown myself back at it. Doing 20 miles a night when i get home from work. Im cycling with friends which i finds always helps. (There fitter than i am so im challenging myself to keep up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan87 View Post
    Looking nice.

    Iv just got back into cycling and am using a 20 year old Raleigh racer at the moment. Once im a bit better ill be looking into something along these lines.

    Youll have to tell us how it rides.

    Iv just thrown myself back at it. Doing 20 miles a night when i get home from work. Im cycling with friends which i finds always helps. (There fitter than i am so im challenging myself to keep up)
    Well I came back from a 24 mile ride in two hours this morning with nothing more than a bloody sore arse. I hope it is just me cos I haven't been on a bike in ages but if it isn't then i might have to invest in a different saddle.

    The bike however rode fine, gears very responsive and brakes sure and steady and I didn't find myself dying like the last time I rode my mtb.
    Summit White Astra J GTC VXR 2.0L Petrol Turbo (276 PS) with Aero Pack and 20's

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