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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:11 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Balls... didnt expect to win this at all but hey ho.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 414wt_1139

What have I won and why 650c? Any chance of 700c fitting or have I boobed..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:45 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Balls... didnt expect to win this at all but hey ho.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 414wt_1139

What have I won and why 650c? Any chance of 700c fitting or have I boobed..


Absolutlely no chance of fitting 700c's :( You could fit MTB wheels with narrow tyres tho.....

Will have a silly steep seat tube angle (75-78 deg) most likely as well...

Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Didn't this one come up for sale before in the last year or two?

fatfixie wrote:
Absolutlely no chance of fitting 700c's :( You could fit MTB wheels with narrow tyres tho...

Don't you dare!

This is a nice frame, and the price is a steal, but it's very niche. It wants a set of deep-section 650c wheels, a Scott all-in-one tri-bar, big chainrings (46-56 at least), maybe a smattering of C-Record, first-model Grip-Shifts, a 12-19 cassette, and lots of pink, white, and silver.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:15 pm 
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This isn't the one I was thinking of, but check this out:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=72194

650c Shamals would be very much more where it's at.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:17 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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MTB wheels? That creates a whole new kettle of fish...

In negotiations with the owner whether I can back out or not but if I end up with it - cool.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:23 pm 
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like someone said very niche. Excellent price as serrotta is a premium make with high prices ... see here ...

http://www.labicicleta.co.uk/serotta-c72.html

la bicycletta, based in sheffield are agents for serotta. Alex, the owner is a good guy, who might be able to help you shift it (or even buy it off you). Its the local shop for the sheffield tri club, so I guess there would be some interest there.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:33 pm 
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If the pictures can be believed, I thought the brazed joints looked a bit amateurish, could be wrong.
If smaller wheels really do accelerate better why don't sprinters use them?
Looks great value.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:55 pm 
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keithglos wrote:
If smaller wheels really do accelerate better why don't sprinters use them?


Dunno to be honest.... but UCI regulations say that as long as your front and rear wheels are the same size, you can use whatever size wheel you like! 650C do accelerate faster from a standstill or slow speeds compared with 700C but the smaller size wheel does have increased rolling resistance. I think Quintana Roo did some research bitd and decided that there wasn't really any difference between the two sizes...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:04 pm 
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Super cool! I dearly wanted this to fit me and watched it quite a few times. Would make a great retro TT/Tri bike. Get some 650 tri spoke Zipps on there and some big hoopla scott bars 8) 8) 8) Them get out yer mumbos and speedos :o


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:28 am 
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bi short of cash at the moment but if you want to pass this one on let me know.


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