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 Post subject: Ribble 7005 R4 MTB
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:27 pm 
Old School Hero

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Hi,
I'm looking to purchase a Ribble 7005 R4 MTB frame.

Here: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... IBBFRAM200

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?

Good or bad.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:45 pm 
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No experience of that particular frame but I do have a steel 853 ribble which is very nice, I too would be interested if anyone has direct experience of this frame have all the parts to build up a modern one if any good


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:32 pm 
Old School Hero

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I'm buying it in the next couple of days so will update.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:29 pm 
Old School Hero

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Anyone??

I'm buying this on Monday.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:04 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Looks nice for the money. Integrated headset? Looks similar to the Merlin Malt 3 (albeit no v-brake mounts on the Merlin): http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/f ... frame.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:22 pm 
Old School Hero

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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Looks nice for the money. Integrated headset? Looks similar to the Merlin Malt 3 (albeit no v-brake mounts on the Merlin): http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/f ... frame.html


The Malt 3 was the original frame I was going to go for, however I need V brake tabs for my discs.

I think, judging by eye, that they are near identical. The weight seems to be as well!

I'm buying white pedals, white gear cables, white saddle and white grips to get a good mix of black and white on the go. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:49 pm 
Old School Hero

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Nearly there. :D

Just need to add the chain, rear/front mechs, cables and gear shifters. Also need to figure out how to remove the plastic underside of the pedals.

Also going to clean up my exiting bits.

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 Post subject: Re: Ribble 7005 R4 MTB
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:47 pm 
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nathb wrote:
Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?

Good or bad.

Thanks


bad. :twisted: bunch of theiving lying bastards. will have nothing to do with them ever again but don't let my own experience put you off.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:34 pm 
Old School Hero

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Ribble have been extremely helpful so far. Very happy with their customer service.

How it stands at the moment;
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Just waiting for the shifters to arrive then I can plumb everything in.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:27 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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The pedal undersides just twist off like SPDs on your shoes. However the leverage needed is big, so slacken off the SPD adjuster screw first.


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