It's here - we picked up the new bike this afternoon. We had to put in in the mini as we only found out this morning that the back seats on the Beemer don't actually fold down (never had a car that the seats don't split and fold). With the wheels removed the frame fit quite easily with the seats down.
Got it home and the first thing I did was get the camera out and take a few snaps.The first one was not of the bike but of Gnats in the garden. It's a great sight to see these flitting about - sign of things warming up (although at almost zero as I type this there is still some way to go before we can gets the cycling shorts out)
Then it was on to the bike - here is the Italian Stallion in all his glory - fantastic paint job I'm sure you will agree.
Tiagra Compact crank set up
Aluminium 6061 frame
Carbon front fork
MOST Ocelot seat
Rear Carbon Forks
Front fork detail
The name that says quality
Seat Stem detail
Had a quick ride around the close, adjusted the seat. The only problem is the pedals which are really cheap (most bikes at this level come without them so they obviously put on the cheapest they had). I've ordered a new set from Amazon with a view to trying clipless pedals later in the year.
Once I managed to tear myself away from the bike I had a look around the garden. First signs of snowdrops showing through the bare soil
Other signs of life - not sure what these are but they are well into bud as you can see
Forecast is for some snow in the next couple of days - so Spring is not here just yet.