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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 am 
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I used to ride 52:16 fixed while bike couriering but, my knees were getting destroyed from riding 80-100km a day, even though I have the leg strength to push it

I went down to 46:16, now 44:16 and soon to be 48:18 free-wheel on my main work bike (45:18, 46:16 & 36:14 on my other bikes)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:41 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
Wuss! I used to ride everywhere on 48/18.

Mark.

Nothing wrong with 48-18 if you don't mind going everywhere SLOWLY :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Here's one of my fixed builds. Frame was purchased a few weeks back and i've found a bit more info out on the frame from a previous owner here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=168289

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Reynolds 531c Frame, 531 Forks - Raleigh Frame, converted to a lo-pro by MB dronfield cycles

Wheels: Mavic open sport with fully sealed Ambrosio hubs with a 17T BLB cog with halo lockring. Specialized folding 700x23 tyres.

Cinelli stem, cut up ITM drops to bullbars, Dia Compe lever with Shimano 105 front brake

Campagnolo Veloce crank, Campag 53T chainring

Brooks saddle that I kind of rescued.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 am 
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That's super-cool
I wish it was mine


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 pm 
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My 1980 Pinarello with a bit of history from the Federazione ciclista Italiana.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Nice ride you have there Shawnb!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Banashapan wrote:
Nice ride you have there Shawnb!


Cheers :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Loving that Pinarello. I bet every ding on that paintwork tells a story 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:35 am 
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I have just finished this Single Speed for my daughter, it based on a Raleigh 531 frame with Shimano 105 running gear and Cinelli bars and stem. It has taken a little time to restore this little beauty, would like to find out more info about the frame. It is light frame wieghing in at 1642g and the forks 677g; she has a Cinelli BB and Campag ends, also a nice pump peg on the headst ( I have removed the shifter lugs from the down tube ) . Total weight is at 9.1Kg.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Apart from there being no braze-ons, it looks identical to my mid-90's Raleigh in 531. Have a click in my sig to have a look at it. I'm pretty sure Raleigh used near identical frames and geometry back then with just minor tweaks for the individual models, like the number of bottle cage mounts, pump pegs etc. I think mine weighed in at 9.25kg with the gears, so the weight is bang on as well.


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