Claud Butler San Remo

Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
Hello,
The LBS has this bike in, and its pretty much the top end of my budget. Has anyone got one or had a ride on one?
They also have the Giant SCR 4.0 thats a tad out of my price range at £350.
I dont want to spend too much on a bike because i cant afford it. I've been looking out for a second hand one, but they all seem to be too big for me.

Cheers

Joe
 

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New Member
I've got a older Claud Butler Milano, which I believe uses the same frame. It's been my commuter for about 5 years now, taken out in all weathers, left chained up outside at night, generally abused etc... I've had no problems with it at all, even the paint job seems to have held up pretty well. The frame is nice and stiff and handles well. It can be bit of a bone shaker when the roads are bad but no worse than most aluminium frames I've ridden. It's well worth upgrading to a carbon fork when funds allow, the standard ones are very heavy and the carbon improves the comfort. The clearences are pretty tight so you might struggle to fit gaurds dispite the mounting points on the frame.
 
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Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
Thanks llllllll. Hopefully the bike will still be the same quality. I'm going to go and have another look at it, and see how it feels.

Cheers
 
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Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
Not too sure about the size of frame. The guy in the bike shop said 53-56 or 59. So i would think that would be too small.
Thanks anyway.
Cheers
 

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New Member
Joe24 said:
Thanks llllllll. Hopefully the bike will still be the same quality. I'm going to go and have another look at it, and see how it feels.

Cheers
Let us know how you get on
 
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Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
Not too sure, about 5ft 6 ish, but because i'm 15 i'm still growing. I am keeping a look out for a second hand one in my area, maybe its the wrong time of year?

Cheers
 
Joe, you might find that my Milano would be an OK size for you. I'm 5'8" and I didn't find it too small. Let me know and I can send you some pics.
 
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Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
Hello,
I think i shall have to leave it, i havent got the money yet, and i think i'm going to need to buy some new canoeing kit for winter. So the new bike is on hold for a while. Although i shall keep looking and druelling.
Cheers
 
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