Today I bought a time trial bike. It’s a 2012 BMC TM02 105. The base model BMC time machine, last year’s model. Bought in the sale, 15% off list. I am a skinflint when it comes to these things. I always want more for less. I bought it from Evans Cycles at London Bridge. It’s the closest Evans to my workplace. Anyway it looks like this:
The spec is pretty basic, especially the wheels. I will be upgrading to some deeper aero wheels in the not too distant future, probably Planet X carbon-faired clinchers (see comment above about me being ‘value-conscious’)
I rode it from London Bridge to Kings Cross and put it on the train. I only used the bullhorns, aero extensions on busy London streets when you’ve never ridden a bike like this before might not be such a good idea. Good job really, as I’ve noticed that Evans hadn’t tightened the left extension properly, it can be turned by hand. Cheers, Evans! I did know I wasn’t going to get a fantastic buying experience compared to a specialist, but still, at least tighten things up properly.