Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:01 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Forum rules


**Classified Rules & Guidance - Feedback - Dispute Procedure - Gold Trader Status - All Adverts Need A Price - 5 Adverts Maximum - Leave Prices In Sold Adverts - No cross posting adverts**



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:56 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Posts: 6
Hi,

I've been a keen mountain biker for many years, though have enjoyed time on a couple of awful road bikes, so all this roadie stuff is new to me. However, i'll plough on.
Now I fancy getting a road bike as some of my biking buddies have, mainly for fast day rides/sunny evening blasts/sportives etc

But, two problems. Firstly, I can't let it cost too much, for all the usual reasons, and secondly I've got my heart set on something steel and a bit more interesting.
To cut a long misty eyed story short, I expect and want this bike to last a long time and have it for a few years; But if I don't I don't want to spend loads on a new "bling" bike that will likely be worthless in a few years if I don't end up using it. And lastly I remember my dad waxing lyrical about how good 531c was,how the ride comfort is great etc......

So, anyone got anything that might be suitable, or want to tell me that i'm off my rocker and why?!!

Cheers,
Dan
djs50@yahoo.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:55 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Certainly in good company here so if you're off your rocker then I guess all of us are! Only other thing that people will want to know is what size you're after.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:56 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
...unless they just read the title thread unlike me :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:37 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Posts: 253
Location: Lincolnshire
Hi Dan,

I have sent you an email.

Ian


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:52 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Duplicate post deleted


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Posts: 253
Location: Lincolnshire
What about a 1987 Raleigh Road Ace? 531c in 57cm it is a frame and forks but I could build this up into a nice bike for you.


Attachments:
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 005.JPG
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 005.JPG [ 243.81 KiB | Viewed 492 times ]
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 004.JPG
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 004.JPG [ 271.98 KiB | Viewed 492 times ]
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 003.JPG
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 003.JPG [ 260.6 KiB | Viewed 492 times ]
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 002.JPG
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 002.JPG [ 259.28 KiB | Viewed 492 times ]
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 001.JPG
Raleigh Road Ace 531c 1987 001.JPG [ 229.25 KiB | Viewed 492 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:03 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26146
Location: Moomin Valley
Hi - I dont know how old you want to go but this can be available for £225 delivered down to Devon

I might even be in Exeter in a couple of weeks if I can wangle it.

right size, right material

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:47 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Posts: 6
Hi,

Thanks for all the suggestions and pm's - I'm certainly learning a lot!

legrandefromage - Thanks for the pic. Lovely looking bike. I'm hanging out for something a bit newer though I think.

Cheers,
Dan.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:16 pm
Posts: 44
Location: Perthshire
Just because you are asking!

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=230624

Complete and original Raleigh Quadra 1989. Have a read of Tel's messages - he certainly can spot a good one.

It can come out of hibernation if you want it.

Let me know.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:47 am 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Hmca oh yes I love that bike. A real classic in superb condition. OP should buy it!! :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jm and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group