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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:52 pm 
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the roberts look,s nice dave,but will that not be to big for you? that frame would fit me, but i doubt your short legs will cope with a 23 inch frame. and i am fairly sure it is a 650 front wheel. besides that it is a well built frame :D


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Your absolutely right Matt, I was too busy with the top tube , seat tube too large for me. My master is 57cm which is my limit.


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:28 pm 
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daj wrote:
Your absolutely right Matt, I was too busy with the top tube , seat tube too large for me. My master is 57cm which is my limit.


you where right about the snowed and board.i was that board i just retaped the bars on my masi and that was out in the shed and it is bloody freezing :(


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Try this for size - looks a nice frame, mono stay, lugless etc.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lowpro-time-t ... 3f2331c01b


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Definitely can't ride a front disc in UK time trials for safety reasons (side winds, passing traffic etc.) and odd size wheels are fine for so long as it isn't a UCI registered event (which club events won't be). Certainly OK for 10 mile tt's, some people used to ride 12 hour events on them. So long as the position is comfortable for you then ride it. Regarding stem length, I think a shorter stem would work better, you might find yourself to stretched if you use the same length as on your 'normal' road position.


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:06 pm 
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my frame is a lo-pro but it's not particularly extreme. I really like the ride on it, mine is 700c all round. You can still get a bit of a bargain with the frames because they are not so in demand, so they are probably a cheaper build.


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
My Dad has a racing green Tom Bromwich lo-pro in 531 Pro tubing which he rides purely for fun in the summer. It didn't cost him a mint to build up - it's only really going for disc or tri-spoke wheels which dents the wallet, whilst other than the bars/extensions the rest of the bits may as well be standard road bike kit; Dad went for Mavic Open 4CDs instead for his wheel package.

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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Cheers for the input everyone!!

When the right frame comes up and right price will deff be my next project . Think 700c front and rear is the way forward for what I want.


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:39 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cliff-Shrubb- ... 3cd0296c0c


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 Post subject: Re: lo pro thoughts?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:42 pm 
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daj wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cliff-Shrubb-Racing-Time-Trial-Road-Bike-/261190413324?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item3cd0296c0c



that one looks better dave


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