Originally Posted by davereo
I suggest you go over every bolt on your bike thats was assembled by BD. You want to make sure everything is tight before you venture out. Like the wheels you never know what was going on in the factory while your bike was being assembled.
Enjoy your new bike. That was 473 well spent dollars.
I did go over everything today with my multi-tool, which was also suggested in an email from BD. Everything was nice and tight, but I did have to adjust the brakes where the pads were an equal distance from the rim on both sides. They had almost a checklist of things to check on, what needed to be installed, etc, which was another resource that came in handy. They are very upfront with everything, which I appreciate.
Did a 7-mile break-in ride today. Need to adjust the tension on the rear derailleur a tad (got a couple of rough shifts), but other than that it rode beautifully. Rode a few small hills in the wind, and it seemed practically effortless. Also rode a little bit of a hard-packed dirt road and handled nicely. The seat didn't bother me at all, but we'll see about that on a longer ride. The biggest adjustment for me will be re-engaging the toe clips after stopping.