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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251295833448? ... 1438.l2649

How old and how much. I know nothing these days. Looking for a retro road bike for retro road riding/training proper rather than pootling. (Armstrong for that)

And the same for this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281126608538? ... 1438.l2649

And this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271229134402? ... 1438.l2649

Any advice to buy/avoid etc gratefully received. Love fettling so not scared of a rebuild. :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Forgot to say all o0g these are fairly near in cas anybody else wants them?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Which is best?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:40 pm 
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The last one is junk and the other two are vastly different in size, so the best one is the one that fits! I'll have a semi educated guess that the first one is suitable for someone (edit he mentions he's 5'10,I'd have said for someone smaller though) and the other you're looking at someone 6'3 +.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:45 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
The last one is junk and the other two are vastly different in size, so the best one is the one that fits! I'll have a semi educated guess that the first one is suitable for someone (edit he mentions he's 5'10,I'd have said for someone smaller though) and the other you're looking at someone 6'3 +.


Well I'm 6'3 so maybe the vitesse ? (White one). Thanks for the reply lone kaiser.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Yes the Vitesse, rather than seat tube size I would always prefer to size a road bike by top tube, I know exactly what length of tube and stem fits me best. I'd say measure your existing bike and use that as a datum. Ask the seller to take a few sizes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:31 am 
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The "Reader's Road Bikes" area of Retro Bike gets less traffic than others so maybe this explains lack of response. The Kit on the first two are similar middle shelf parts other than the brake shifters on the M-Trax which are a nice feature. As stated above the large frame bike is likely to fit you better so that should be the main consideration. Hard for me to talk price since I live in another country but I would think some where in the £125 to 150 range.


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