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MarkF

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Supplied by an insurance company after a loss 8 years ago, hung in a bedroom ever since, never ridden. It was 10 minutes walk from my house too. Dusted it down, lubricated everything and then had a faultless and smooth 20 mile canal trip last night, it needs nothing. I missed out on exactly the same Giant Rincon 21" bike that sold for £102 a week ago, this was mis-described and I paid £60. :okay:
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I've been looking for steel bike or frame to make another tourer, but it seems everybody else is too and bargains appear non-existent. I want an old steel bike because I have a lackadaisical attitude to security on tour and want an "unattractive" bike. I saw this Ridgeback Adventure, steel Tange frame and remembered a poster on here had similar and spoke highly of it. The owner wanted £100, but with worn cogs, chain, cassette and wheels I paid £60. @raleighnut has given me some good information and I've ordered all the above from my LBS. I've good rack in the garage and some part worn M+'s too I hope to have it in tourer mode for £200. :okay:

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si_c

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Nice finds :smile:
 
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MarkF

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It all turned out well in the end, although I went a little over budget. I've still nook and cranny cleaning to do but the drab matt purple paint is now a sparkling metallic and it now has new wheels, chain, cogs and cassette, continental touring tyres and old Topeak rack. I could do with a new seat, it has nicks and I don't like it anyway, then just some comfier grips and it's sorted. Many thanks to @raleighnut for the information.

£208 in total.:okay:

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It all turned out well in the end, although I went a little over budget. I've still nook and cranny cleaning to do but the drab matt purple paint is now a sparkling metallic and it now has new wheels, chain, cogs and cassette, continental touring tyres and old Topeak rack. I could do with a new seat, it has nicks and I don't like it anyway, then just some comfier grips and it's sorted. Many thanks to @raleighnut for the information.

£208 in total.:okay:

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What does it ride like, mine is a real mile-eater, pretty quick but its forte is just rolling on in comfort and up there with a well sorted Dawes IMO.
Looks a beauty BTW. :becool:
 

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MarkF

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What does it ride like, mine is a real mile-eater, pretty quick but its forte is just rolling on in comfort and up there with a well sorted Dawes IMO.
Looks a beauty BTW. :becool:
Thanks, that's what I am hoping for as a determined plodder, a mile eater. :okay: I've only ridden it 2 miles, it's certainly nimbler than my other, more modern alu hybrids, but then again they are all shod with 35mm M+'s. I'll be having a 50 mile day out to Skipton next week and will report back. :smile:
 

biggs682

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Northamptonshire
@MarkF i like that Ridgeback there is a similar one for sale on Oxford Gumtree at the mo
 
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MarkF

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Yorkshire
@MarkF i like that Ridgeback there is a similar one for sale on Oxford Gumtree at the mo
Buy it then. :smile: 3 years ago I needed a bike quick for my cousin, he was flying in from Oz to ride across Spain with me, but he's 6'5" and suitable bikes were few and far between. I stumbled upon another steel tange framed Ridgeback, a Bullit XL, I think the only difference is that the Bullit has a double chainring not a triple, I will look because it's still in my cellar. Anyway............we were both impressed with it as we rode across Spain, a far more sturdy machine than the Specialized Sirrus that I was riding.

Today he donated his 2 week used Charge seat to me as it was too hard for him, I've fitted a comfort seat to his bike, so it's still £208 with only comfier bar grips to fit now. :okay:
 
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biggs682

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Buy it then. :smile: 3 years ago I needed a bike quick for my cousin, he was flying in from Oz to ride across Spain with me, but he's 6'5" and suitable bikes were few and far between. I stumbled upon another steel tange framed Ridgeback, a Bullit XL, I think the only difference is that the Bullit has a double chainring not a triple, I will look because it's still in my cellar. Anyway............we were both impressed with it as we rode across Spain, a far more sturdy machine than the Specialized Sirrus that I was riding.

Today he donated his 2 week used Charge seat to me as it was too hard for him, I've fitted a comfort seat to his bike, so it's still £208 with only comfier bar grips to fit now. :okay:

if i wasnt heading in oppisite direction 2moro i would http://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/men-s-vintage-ridgeback-road-bike-21-speed-23-frame-suit-tall-person-198cm-plus-/1117265307
 
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