Btwin Triban 3 Red

Btwin Triban 3 Red

I’ve bought myself a road bike after many years of using an ancient super heavy mountain bike – which is a tad too big for me, although I still think I’ll use it in the Winter.

I found a Btwin Triban 3 (2012) entry level road bike on ebay for £100. Again it’s a tad large at 60cm frame, but that’s not giving me much of a problem as I’m using it to train and get fit.

My first couple of rides were noisy and I thought the crank was maybe at fault. On further investigation the chain and cassette were very worn.  Tyres were pretty worn too, and I soon had a broken rear spoke.

I’ve since updated it a little so specs are now:

Now that’s all added the ride is much smoother.  The move from 23 to 25 tyres makes a difference on the bumby North Yorkshire roads.  The crank now makes no noise apart from a little rubbing against front derailleur – and that’s only because the triple chainset is a tiny bit bent.  I’ll replace that in good time for total silence.

So now off to get fit!

Dave Walker
Dave Walker is a middle aged programmer living in North Yorkshire, who loves music and used to enjoy constantly restarting fitness regimes with a bit of football, cycling, swimming & jogging. Now I just eat biscuits.

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