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New tourer

Discussion in 'Touring and Expedition' started by skudupnorth, 1 Jan 2017.

  1. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    IMG_3394.JPG What do you think ? Spa steel tourer with dynamo front hub and Tumus carriers.
     
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  2. dim

    dim Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    very nice ... quality bike ... dynamo hub plus brooks saddle (get a cover for when it rains) .... would you use the front pannier rack?
     
  3. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Very nice indeed. Can I ask what the full spec is and the price?
    Whatever, am sure they will give Paul Hewitt something to think about.
    How did you arrive at the size/particular model? Were you confident enough to spec it all yourself or did Spa help with advice and test rides etc?

    edit - you mean Tubus of course
     
  4. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    Is the Pope a Catholic?

    Very nice
     
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  5. jags

    jags Über Member

    class bike your health to ride it.
    :bicycle::bicycle:
     
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  6. Rockymountain

    Rockymountain A Scotsman abroad

    Nice looking bike....many congratulations. Here's hoping for many happy tours.
     
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  7. DaveReading

    DaveReading Über Member

    Barton airfield ?
     
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  8. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Luverly! Exact same colour as my 90s Cannondale
     
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  9. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Yep
     
  10. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    Its a Spa Nid saddle which might be changed to the broken in Brookes i have on my dead Hybrid ( hit by a car) The front carrier was added with plans to do LeJog in the future. Lovely ride so far,really pleased with everything fitted
     
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  11. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I will find all the details off my invoice. As for advice on setup,i went with Spa's advice who were brilliant in sizing and spec of the bike.I mentioned the main plan was to do LeJog with it along with some Audax's which gave them an idea of what i need. I have read good reports on their own builds and although it was just over a grand,i am sure it will last me for many,many years. Colour was my choice,but i could have gon for a nice,safe black or red.
     
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  12. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    Just over a grand sounds very cheap. I'd have thought more like £1,500 with the dynohub and tubus racks etc.
     
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  13. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    My good lady thought I was going mad when I wanted to spend that much on a bike !! The car I drive only cost £150 three years ago ! I like the fact Spa is a small company and are a little unique. The racks did make my eyes water at the price but they look and feel very sturdy. Need some nice new pannier bags for it now,the old one looks a little tired.
     
  14. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Veteran

    Location:
    London
    The racks are an excellent choice and well worth it. If "the good lady" doubts it, write/redraft your will and put them in it.
     
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  15. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Veteran

    Tubus racks are excellent and among the strongest there is.

    I think the weight limit on mine is quoted as 'about 30kg'.

    One indication of quality is Tubus use a small fillet to weld the bottom legs together, which is stronger than just tacking them.
     
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