Ola friendly retrobikers
Hopefully this post will generate some interest.. This is my first tentative dip in the waters of retro road and to say the least i'm just a little bit nervous. I come from a 20" 24" 26" 29" ride it like you stole it kind of background and have way too many project bikes in the shed already.
As lady luck would have it I picked one of these up none too expensive only yesterday, very happy i was too....
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A lovely 22" ribble 531c 92-95ish, not the one in the picture, same paintjob, though mines in need of serious toptube tlc. Came with og hs/stem/bars/brifters/brakes and drivetrain (campag avanti/mirage). All in a bit of a sorry state but they may polish up ok. Not the smartest of gruppo's but at the price no complainin'. No wheels, seatpost or saddle however..
I've never had a road bike but I know this is going to be a bit short for my 6'3" frame. And I know that size matters it's true. No doubt we've all been in this situation, should I build it on a budget and ride it even if it's a bit small or sell it to keep things elsewhere moving on.....
I've already got a few other slow builds on the go. Can I afford another build, wouldn't it be nice if I could!!
So I think to myself whats that ol' thing in my shed, perhaps I could trade that for some wheels or ting.... shouldn't really sell it as i'll never get another ... but it might generate some interest.
cue pic of original sales brochure,
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quality matching frame and fork, seattube c-c 22" in need of paint. Comes with non standard holdsworth headtube badge (cyclone deluxe badge cut down for the new zephyr model) ooh rare bit too. more info here..http://www.nkilgariff.com/HoldsModelPages/Zephyr.htm
Perhaps i should build this up instead... or sell it, or trade for some wheels or just swap this whole pile for a bike that works ( and fits me of course)... so please some advice some offers/swaps and maybe a bit of a reality check on how many bikes I really need......
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