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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:11 am 
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Hi all,Ive got a Orange c16 and was thinking about a retro road bike but not sure where to start,did happen to see this though and wondered if anyone could tell me if its A any good and Bis it worth it and if poss what year it is,thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:36 am 
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Think we need to know what it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:43 am 
Old School Hero

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Doh
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/racin ... tem-full-2


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:47 pm 
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It's ok but I reckon you could pick something better up for about £100. Look for something in Reynolds tubing ideally 501 tubing or higher. Something like a Raleigh Record Sprint, Eclipse, or similar.

Keep asking here for advice if you're not sure.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:02 pm 
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It's also very small. How tall are you?


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That bike is for sale just around the corner from where I was born and grew up :)

How retro do you want to go?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:41 pm 
Old School Hero

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Thanks for the replies,Im 5 ft 11.I like my Orange but while on the road I tend to run out of gears so was looking at a road,hybrid type bike,as I said Im new to retro biking but want something thatll be fairly responsive as I probably wont do more than 30 miles a time so maybe a flat bar commuter might be better?


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