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 Post subject: 853 vrs 753
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:10 pm 
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So how do the 2 tubeset compare, is 853 a later replacement for 753 or a tubeset for a different purpose as I see more than just road frames built from it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:59 pm 
Old School Hero

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You could tig 853 and it was o/s compared to 753
753 is very brittle and difficult to build properly and in the main built lugged.
753 is nice to ride in an old school way ,853 feels more modern to ride
They are not really similar tubesets .


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 Post subject: 853
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:08 pm 
Retro Guru

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Congratulations on a new addition to the Perks clan.

have you built a bike for her yet ?????


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 Post subject: Re: 853
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:56 pm 
Old School Hero

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orbeas wrote:
Congratulations on a new addition to the Perks clan.

have you built a bike for her yet ?????

not had time :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:02 pm 
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i remember being shocked when 853 came out cos the few frames i saw weighed in more like a 531 frame!

not nice.

753 - the best a man can get!

rusty :)


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