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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:39 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
kaiser wrote:

I have managed to book a day off for biking on Thursday the 29th Aug if anyone is off or interested, I'm fancying hitting a big hill or Fort Bill red or a scoot to Arran either on the road or mtb.


No can do - site meeting in Kilmun, Dunoon :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
I have managed to book a day off for biking on Thursday the 29th Aug if anyone is off or interested, I'm fancying hitting a big hill or Fort Bill red or a scoot to Arran either on the road or mtb.


any scope the following week, between the 2nd and 6th of Sept?

big hill day or bike packing experiment


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Do you think I would get away with a medium one of these..... it says 18inch seat tube so I am unsure, top tube looks fine with a shorter stem - 70 should be ok comparing the length with the xizang.

http://www.tweekscycles.com/components/ ... meset-2012


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:38 pm 
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TK has finally crossed to the dark side. Look good them thar things :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Comparing a modern bike to a retro one won't work TK. The seat position, geometry etc are not the same. You need to test ride a few modern bikes around the size your aiming for to get a feel for the modern designs.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Yes, but I don't have time as it is so shiney :) - I'm basing it on preferring Kaiser's Pug to Jamies :) which is also a hard tail and fat and probably irrelevant.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Make time and take your hand off your wallet you impulsive fool !


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:16 pm 
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it's hardly been impulsive I've been looking for ages for a modern I like at a price I don't mind paying, I'm happy with mediums generally - they normally seem to be 17 inch but this looks like it could be a little bigger at 18


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:23 pm 
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If you look at the geometry section it says its an 18 inch. It gives all the specification in the advert under the descriptor bars. 16" does not have much difference other than 22" virtual TT as opposed to 18inchers 23"TT and slightly shorter wheelbase.
DaveDH had a white intense full susser before his present Ibis Mojo. Very nice bike !


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:28 pm 
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I was meaning mediums are generally 17 inch not this particular bike, but being able to actually sit on one is difficult, I could find another 18 inch frame but with all the variables of angles and sag it will be hard to tell if this is ok for me. I think a santa cruz might be a close fit but they all seem to have gone 29er in the shops. The trouble is at 5'8 I am borderline between the small and medium of most bikes but I don't like feeling cramped so usual ride bigger.


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