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 Post subject: Old take on a 'new' idea
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm 
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I think they call them Gravel Bikes these days.
Take one 20+ year old 753 touring frame, add a splash of paint and a Dura Ace triple group, bomb-proof Mavic 719's and a few bits n bobs and go and show the carbonistas a thing or two about real bikes. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Nice

I did the same with a 1974 Norman Fay


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Liking that. No nonsense retro-mod.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 pm 
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That is a cool as you like. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Absolutely love that paint scheme.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Very nice and I bet it’s a great tool for the job

To be fair gravel bikes do have a nice offer, 40mm tyre clearance, 10/11 speed, single chain ring, hydraulic discs, internal cable runs, tubeless wheels, and geometry somewhere between a CX and a endurance road bike

Actually, suspect they would suit a lot of the ex mtbers on here that grew up on rigid 26ers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:42 pm 
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Thanks for the positive comments.
753 touring frameset are very rare. For many years Reynolds didn't make chain stays in 753 long enough. It rides beautifully. Very responsive for a bike with a longer wheelbase.
Tempting as it was to put a black groupset on (I have a 5800 kicking about). there is nothing quite as cool as a 753/7800 combo. I have a Rick Powell like that and it's sublime.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Lovely, looks like it’s come straight from the shop. You will have a lot of fun on that bike I’m sure


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