Genesis Croix de Fer 2011 60cm

Discussion in 'For Sale and Auction' started by benb, 31 Jul 2017.

  1. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Hi all

    Finally got round to selling my beloved Croix de Fer.


    I can't find the original specs anywhere, but the frame is Reynolds 725, and the fork is also cromoly steel.

    I have upgraded the groupset to full 105 (the shifters and chainset it came with were tiagra) including replacing the rear mech at the same time. It has a new saddle, the very comfy Rivet Independence, but I'll chuck in the original saddle as well.
    I found the stem to low and long, so it currently has a short riser stem, but I will include the original stem.

    Tyres currently fitted are continental gatorskins, but I am happy to include the original continental cross tyres that it came with.
    It also has fitted a set of tortec mudguards with the reflective strip down each side.
    I think that's it.

    I have fitted TRP Hy/Rd hydraulic brakes. In all honestly, when they are working well they are excellent, but I've never been 100% happy with them, see below *.

    It has been well used, and probably not as well looked after as I should have. There are places where the paint has come away and there is a bit of rust showing. I did manage to bend the frame once when the chain caught in the rear mech, which needed a trip to a framebuilder to fix.

    The usual other scratches and scrapes for a bike of this age. There is a significant area of scratching round the seatpost, where I had a hitch for a tagalong. I think I've got another genesis seatpost which I can include.

    Today I have given it a decent, but not exhaustive clean. It won't look pristine!
    I have also bled the brakes and put new mineral oil in, and fitted new pads.

    * I can't get the bloody things to bite properly. I don't want to tighten the barrel more than a turn, as that can prevent the cylinder from fully returning, so new fluid won't be delivered from the reservoir. Maybe I've set them up wrong, maybe new cables would help, or maybe the levers need a good pump (oo-er) but they definitely need sorting out before you use it in traffic! Caveat emptor on that front.

    Price is £250 now £200 ono.
    Collect from Epsom, Surrey, or I can meet somewhere within 20 miles, or courier at buyer's cost.

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    Last edited: 3 Aug 2017
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  2. OP

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Bump for price drop to £200
  3. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Do you think it'd ride alright in platform shoes?
  4. OP

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    I think you can get platforms with cleats!
    dan_bo likes this.
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