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 Post subject: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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hi just looking for some advice on this riddle 531 . going to look at it tomo . what price should i be paying .
what should i look for .
thanks for any help
also are they good bikes


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ALL COMPONENTS ARE SHIMANO 105 EVERYTHING APART FROM THE WHEELS WHICH ARE MAVIC C X P DEEP dish


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: London
i would pay 250-300.


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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this is my first race bike . are they good . what should i look for


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:05 pm 
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You should ensure it all works. Check frame for any damage - even small dents. Check brakes, tyres and chain for wear. Probably most importantly, you should check that it fits you (really that should have been first). The seat in the pic looks oddly adjusted but that might be just the pic.

Search eaby for similar bikes to get some idea of prices.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thabks mate


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:25 pm 
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looks a good solid bike to me in good condition, the seat -bar position do look odd,as far as saying the frame was to small for the person who rode it.i think the best way to see how it is,is give it a quick spin up the road.how about a cheeky £200 bid,but going to £250 if he wont go for that


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Mathew . I am 5 . 9. The guy said he is 5.10 so hope bike fits
he has had it for 18 Years And said he Has looked after it


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Mathew . I am 5 . 9. The guy said he is 5.10 so hope bike fits
he has had it for 18 Years And said he Has looked after it


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 Post subject: Re: ribble 531 advice
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:01 am 
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Check Ebay for prices - £250 might be a bit steep. I bought a 531 bike recently for £100 although it is DT levers and not Sti's but the bike is in very good condition.


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