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 Post subject: new to a road bike???
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Location: Caerphilly, South Wales, U.K.
I've been thinking about buying a road bike lately, i havent rode one since i was about 16!!!!! damn thats 20 years ago!!! :shock:

I wanna get something cheapish just to see if i can get into it, i'm 5'11 so what size frame should i go for??
I could do with some advice on buying a road bike as i don't know to much about them!! :?

If i get into it i'll buy something decent..


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:22 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Depends what you are after. Retro bargain can be had on ebay...

A frame around 22"-23" would be fine for you.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:51 pm 
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I'm 5" 11" as well and i ride 54cm upto 57cm seat tube centre to centre, but i'm long in the body and short in the leg, 54cm maybe a bit short for you. My darling missus says i have the legs of a hobbit......
You'll soon give up, all that messing about in mud up, when you start
racking up the miles on a road bike...........

As for which bike, you can't really go wrong with reynolds 531 frame, kitted out with 6 speed shimano 600, made in the 1980's, you'll get something quite decent for £150 to £200. And when you get into road bike's, just watch your bank account empty :lol: .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Well i've bought a road bike, its a new one though!!!! :shock:

A 2009 model Giant TCR Alliance1, it was bought new 3 months ago and is like brand new and the price was right too....! :D
Only done a mile or so on it today hoping to get a longer ride on it tommorow.

I can see i'll end up looking for a retro racer next!!! :lol: :lol:


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