Triban 3 question

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Suddabym

Suddabym

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Hull
Micro shift yes
 

vickster

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Drop bars having trouble reaching as I have small hands lol
It's also getting used to things - especially if this is your first drop bar bike. What you can do is loosen (slightly) the clamp that holds the bars, rotate the bars back towards you a little, then re-tighten the clamp. It's a two minute allen-key job.

You will get the hang of it, honest. :smile: Then you'll wonder why you ever thought reach was an issue. ;) (FWIW, I'm a shortarse with small hands who rides a road bike with microshift levers)

Pedals - yes, you can swap them out for others of your choice. There are loads to choose from - Decathlon's own brand flats might be a good place to start. And as has been said before, make sure you fit the left hand pedal to the left hand crank and the right hand pedal to the right hand crank. A dab of grease on the threads before fitting won't go amiss. No need to do them up uber tight as they'll tighten up as you ride.
 
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Suddabym

Suddabym

Active Member
Location
Hull
It's also getting used to things - especially if this is your first drop bar bike. What you can do is loosen (slightly) the clamp that holds the bars, rotate the bars back towards you a little, then re-tighten the clamp. It's a two minute allen-key job.

You will get the hang of it, honest. :smile: Then you'll wonder why you ever thought reach was an issue. ;) (FWIW, I'm a shortarse with small hands who rides a road bike with microshift levers)

Pedals - yes, you can swap them out for others of your choice. There are loads to choose from - Decathlon's own brand flats might be a good place to start. And as has been said before, make sure you fit the left hand pedal to the left hand crank and the right hand pedal to the right hand crank. A dab of grease on the threads before fitting won't go amiss. No need to do them up uber tight as they'll tighten up as you ride.
Fantastic thank you really appreciate it
 

Cycleops

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I think I might have said in a previous post the pedals looked like that may have been for cleated cycle shoes. Alternative might be to get some budget ones to suit, about the cost of decent pedals.
 
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Suddabym

Suddabym

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Location
Hull
I think I might have said in a previous post the pedals looked like that may have been for cleated cycle shoes. Alternative might be to get some budget ones to suit, about the cost of decent pedals.
Thank you yeah the clips have been taken off and didn’t come with the bike but I’m not keen on clips anyway I find them dangerous :-)
 
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vickster

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They are tiny and have no clips on made of metal and very slippery
Get to your local bike shop, get some flat pedals (they can remove the current and fit the new, save you buying a pedal spanner)

Keep the ones on there, if they're in good nick, you might be able to sell for a few quid in the forum classifieds :smile:

You're definitely missing the hoods, you want those to stop water getting into the mechanisms. Maybe look around for replacements, an old thread threw this company up as Microshift importers https://www.upgradebikes.co.uk/Catalogue/Microshift/Microshift-Range
 
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tom73

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Yorkshire
As for pedals nip to wilkos 5 quid a pair. Will do to get you going (did over 1000 miles with mine) an adjustable spanner will do the job of swapping them over. Just remember which way round the threads go.
 
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Suddabym

Suddabym

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Location
Hull
As for pedals nip to wilkos 5 quid a pair. Will do to get you going (did over 1000 miles with mine) an adjustable spanner will do the job of swapping them over. Just remember which way round the threads go.
Cheers
 
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