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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:48 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Herts
Having owed this beauty for 10 years, it's time...prompted by the fact that I'm too fat to be seen out on it!

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So I acquired it as an ex-pro frame (story here viewtopic.php?f=12&t=78844) and against all forum advice, stripped it and resprayed it white/red reflecting its Danish heritage...

It is a very fast ride, better than any of the four Cannondales I've had!

Spec as follows:

Principia Rex Pro 54cm frame
55cm top tube
Mizuno carbon fork
Principia headset (no play)

Mostly Dura Ace 7700 components (all bought NOS)
- Crank 53/39
- Rear mech 9 speed
- 11-21 cassette
- Brakes front/rear
- Brake cables
- Gear levers

Front mech: Shimano 105

Seat pin: ITM Millennium
Saddle: Selle Italia flite, custom covered in red leather

Stem: ITM Millenium 110mm

Profile airwave integrated tri-bars
Cinelli cork bar tape

Brake levers: Dia Compe 188

Wheels: Planet X super light, flat spokes
- 20 front
- 24 rear
Continental Gatorskin tyres

Ti crank pullers

Red alloy bottle bolts

Frame was resprayed and lacquered by Condor.

Photos can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/nPsPxjHdkM3pfrCHA

Judging by other similar bikes sold here, I'm looking for £1,600. Bike's in South Herts and I'd be helpful with respect to getting it somewhere else...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:40 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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ashridge wrote:
Judging by other similar bikes sold here, I'm looking for £1,600.

Can you provide any links to these similar bikes that sold here for that amount? I'm struggling to see £1600 worth of value. A quick look through the sold listings on Ebay for Principia shows that for complete bikes very few fetch even close to £500 let alone £1600.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:45 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Herts
I was judging them against other quality, millennial bikes. Not the pap they make now. If consensus has it that I’m wrong, I’ll move my price!

Are you interested?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:47 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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It’s also been ridden in the Tour de France, which won’t make you ride it any faster, but it always put a tingle down my spine...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:07 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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ashridge wrote:
It’s also been ridden in the Tour de France

It was the 2000 Giro d'Italia, and no I'm not interested.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:18 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Damn! You’re right...and I read the Deering book.

Have change the title. Thanks for keeping me honest.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:38 pm 
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I ride a 2003 Principia Rex E and it’s a stunning ride. Linda McCartney had nothing to do with mine but I am keen on a vegetarian sausage from time to time. GLWTS.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:49 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Herts
That’s what I was hoping was a generally held convention - looks like I’m wrong...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:02 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Bump.

Would £1,000 tempt anyone - look at the spec!

Thanks
Adam


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:54 pm 
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I think split and sold separately you could get approx £650 for the lot. I'm sure you paid a lot more!


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