XL Road Bike (Commuter)

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by MartinQ, 24 May 2018.

  1. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Hi, After the insurance company has finally given sent a cheque after the accident, I'm looking for a cheapish XL road bike to act as a commuter. Not really too bothered about make etc, but probably in the price £200-300, and as I'm 6'4", it has to be XL and in reasonable condition.
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Thanks @smokeysmoo

    @MartinQ retro or more modern ?

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    I have this 24 1/2" R.e.w Reynolds late 70's mostly campagCamp fittings . Nice condition and great to ride and own .

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    Then this mid 90's Ribble 653 Reynolds frame full campCampag and it's a 59cm frame .

    Let me know if you want any more information.
     
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    MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Probably more modern, although the Reynolds does look rather nice.
    What's the spec on the Ribble?
     
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  5. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
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    You after drops or would you consider flat bars?
     
  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    The Ribble is Reynolds 653 and has done hardly any mileage as original owner rode it on a few rides then left it in his mates shed till earlier this year when i got it and its done about 200 miles since , campagnolo athens rims on campagnolo athena i think hubs and a Campagnolo 8 speed Avanti ergo group set .Tyres are new as originals had perished . Please note the saddle , lights , garmin and under saddle bag SHOWN IN BOTH PICS NOT INCLUDED IN SALE BUT A Saddle will be
     
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    MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Probably drops, but would consider flat.
     
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    MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    What size tyres (25, 28, ...) does it have? 59 frame might be too small, I think I had a 60 a few years back and that felt small, although frames do differ. What are you looking for on it?
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I Think 23's but will check lunchtime . Got it on gumtree fro £350 https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/...s-653-frame-loaded-with-campagnolo/1298089141 but open to offers
     
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    MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Sounds like it might be a touch small, a bit more than I was looking at and I'd have to replace the tyres (23s tend to be too narrow to be used on a commuter in the winter with my size - 25 at a push, 28 preferable). Let me know, but I may have to pass.
     
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  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
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    hey no probs i doubt 28's would fit under the rear caliper but will confirm what size are on now
     
  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    @MartinQ 23 on the front and 25 on the rear , looks like 25 would fit on the front so unsure why i fitted odd sizes
     
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    MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Hi, Thanks for checking but its probably not going to be quite right. Sorry this time :-).
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    hey no issues at all , if i get anything else i can let you know
     
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  15. brucers

    brucers Veteran

    Location:
    Scunthorpe
    I have this Wilier that I would let go for 200? Entry level speck but zips along quite nicely and in excellent condition as hardly used, just a few marks from storage.
     

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