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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:14 pm 
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My friend has made his sales (thanks to moi) and now has a pocket full of cash. He wants an all round type frame to replace his old Galaxy which was a little too big but he absolutely loved.

He is considering a Salsa Casseroll or a Pearson Compass Touring. Both modern, both steel but he's not sure about the mass production of the Pearson and likes the idea of a sloping top tube and he doesn't like the straight fork on the Salsa.

Can you guys suggest something?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Steer clear of the Claud Butler Dalesman, no matter how cheap, its awful to ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Another galaxy or a kona Sutra ?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:27 pm 
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He should check out Paul Hewitt Cycles too.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:33 pm 
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Surly Cross Check? Everyone that's got one seems to love it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:52 pm 
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I'd second the crosscheck, I built this light tourer and it was very nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:46 am 
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Thanks for your suggestions guys :)

Thats very nice Zedman :D Has it got a sloping top tube? It looks like it has but I thought they were horizontal top tubes.

Paul Hewitt looks promising. Kona Sutra has straight forks like the Casseroll. He doesn't like the idea of the made in Taiwan workmanship of the newer Galaxy's. He's a bit fussy you see :? lol - nah not really he just want's to make the right choice....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:18 am 
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Yes it's a sloping top tube.

PS Tel can you PM your address so I can return your crank puller.


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