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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:13 am 
Old School Hero
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Ive abit of a dilema , i got this clubman off of ebay,i got it for a great price, and too be honest ive not been doing well on ebay recently bidding or selling, so i was so chuffed when the great old guy turned up with this yesterday, i love it , ive been collecting old cycle touring magazines etc, and this looks just what im after, ive got a couple of old bikes, a old late 50's flacon, in bits, a late 70's falcon, ive taken the parts off of that for my brother in laws old 1070 dawes im rebuilding for him, anyway ive not ridden the clubman yet, and im 5ft9 with a 32 inside leg, i usualy use a 21inch frame, and as i raced in the early 90's i was into that whole lots of seat post and low front end thing, and plus i manly do mtb'ing these days, but as ive a bad back plus a recent neck injurie i thought this would be more practical being that the saddle and stem ate level and being a larger frame doesnt look silly, i can put my feet flat straddling the top tube, and the bike looks right as this was how many people ran there bikes in the 50's 60' etc, so what do you all think , give it a go, or take the parts off, and fit them onto my 22inch falcon frame, or take the risk and sell the whole bike, please help , as this bike looks so great,

thanks paul :?
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If you can stand over it with your feet flat then it's not particularly too big for you.
The next question is reach, considering your bad back. As it's a quill stem and a big frame, you should be able to get the bars high enough ot get comfortable.

Personally I'd recommend you ride it for a few hundred miles, and then make your mind up. I generally reckon it's hard to know what to change until you've got a feel for it, and you'll then understand about why some things are the way they are on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:43 am 
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cheers mate, it all feels good once up on the saddle, my other road bike is all too low front etc, and i got one of those adjustable stems to see how it would feel higher, but looks stupid , this bike looks right, with level saddle and stem, ill give it a go, :D

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