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 Post subject: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:31 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Here you go, all in a row ready for action!

1977 Daniel Salmon 62cm

1986 Elswick Stag 62cm

1994 Arthur Caygill 58cm

1980 Wes Mason Gold Medal 58cm

1952 Hill Special 60cm


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 Post subject: Re: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Nice group shot, which one do you ride the most?


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 Post subject: Re: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:03 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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At the moment its the elswick.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Nice collection. Interested to know which frame size you think suits you best? Your frame sizes are very similar to what i would choose but I'm never really too sure. On the smaller frame i would be off the back of the saddle when the power goes on and the larger i would fell bent over too much while cruising. Would you say thats your experience? Perhaps i need to experiment with different positions.


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 Post subject: Re: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:37 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Its tricky, I've been riding bigger and bigger frames realising that I'd been riding the 'wrong' size for a very long time.

The Elswick is a large 62cm but its fits very well as long as I keep the Gentleman's Relish out of the way

The DS is a slightly squarer 62cm but works with the current stem and quite a bit of seatpost showing, it now deserves some better shifting

The Caygill is 'small' compared to the rest but needed a shorter stem to make it comfortable.

The Hill is quite modern in its behaviour on the road and would also benefit from better shifting, another 'big' frame with a long stem but still comfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:06 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Nice group. Good to hear you’re going large.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:20 am 
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I pulled this HUGE carlton out of a skip a few years ago and distinctly remember it being comfortable, especially on the drops.

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My "correct" size Trek 520 is 58cm! But have had to endlessly faff about with bar angle & shorter stems to get it comfortable.

Go figure!


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 Post subject: Re: Lined up in a row
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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<adopts Michael Cain accent>

See that Carlton? Its ginormous!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 am 
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especially on the drops.


I'm not sure they qualify as 'drops' though, when they're set up like that in relation to saddle height? :?

So LGF does the Mason feel like a different bike after the change of fork?

One can conceptualise a bike frame as "a pair of forks with a trailer on the back."


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:48 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Joe_Rides wrote:
I pulled this HUGE carlton out of a skip a few years ago and distinctly remember it being comfortable, especially on the drops.

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My "correct" size Trek 520 is 58cm! But have had to endlessly faff about with bar angle & shorter stems to get it comfortable.

Go figure!

Still got it.................?


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