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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:18 am 
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Well obviously with stem on my lo-pro's HT now is 180mm high. How's it?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:21 am 
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Sorry, I was talking about a regular geometry frame. You're lo pro would obviously put him in traction ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:23 am 
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I have a 56 frame with mahusive stem and post to get around the reach/back issue at 6'3". Gets slated but works for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:54 am 
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Here's my current set up. It's 56cm ctc square with a 145mm head tube. I am happy with this but as a second bike I was wanting to gain a little more height at the front so that the stem wasn't on the limit and the post wouldn't be on its limit too. I had a prolapsed disc and had surgery to trim it 3 years ago this November. It's was my lower lumbar area. I have always ridden 55cm effective top tube bikes, but they tended to be more modern with gran fondo geometry which meant a taller head tube. I like older bikes more than modern stuff, that's why we are here. I fancy some thing nice a bit fancy maybe. I would like a 753 sbdu, colnago, de rosa, etc . But there are nice things out there which may not have the name but definitely have the build quality and flare, so i am open to ideas.

I ll take a fresh picture tonight as the ones I have won't load, too big a file


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:55 pm 
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I've got this which I'm ready to move on now?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Longest i could find. As Fitted. Nice quality.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181172820056? ... 1439.l2649


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Cheers history man, I ll check it out


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Here's a bad picture this is the current set up.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:52 am 
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Please include prices in reply to wanted ads fellas.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Could do this frameset for next to nothing if any use and am passing Hexham this weekend, or next week.

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top tube 56cm, but headtube only around 110 but you could maybe use a raised stem?

Most components destined for skip but frameset is ok £20


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