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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:03 pm 
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gump wrote:
Not sure I could last the distance now. :cry: Sounds like youre a bit too quick to me.


Far from it. I generally sit in most of the way round suffering like a dog....then I get dropped :cry:


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Any road bike with lugs is interesting.


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I have a road bike as well , but it is retro

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My dad bought it for me in 1992 for passing my baccalaureat !

Changed everything on it though , only frame and forks original .

Not light but very rigid .


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John, fancy an evening roady ride next week? Still a bit dark/muddy for local evening off roading.


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gump wrote:
John, fancy an evening roady ride next week? Still a bit dark/muddy for local evening off roading.


10:4. Try and get out most evenings anyhow. Drop me a note and we'll sort it out.


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john how do you size up a road bike frame i was talled 2" over your mtb size frame do you know if thats correct i ride a 19" mtb so if would suggest an 21/22" road bike frame. if it helps i,m 5 10.
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THWANG-666 wrote:
john how do you size up a road bike frame i was talled 2" over your mtb size frame do you know if thats correct i ride a 19" mtb so if would suggest an 21/22" road bike frame. if it helps i,m 5 10.
regards simon


Simon,

sounds like a reasonable starting point. For example I'm 6'0" and ride anyhting from a 18"-20" mtb (seat tube c-c) generally with around a 22" or 23" top tube. On the road side I ride anthing from a 56cm - 58 cm (22" - 23" ish) with a similarly long top tube. As ever best thing to do is try them.
If you're 5'10" I'd start by trying 54cm - 56cm.

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Remember with a road bike it's top tube that matters more than seat tube - you can have loads of post showing or tight clearance for your nads, but it'll be more important whether you're comfortable and the bike steers well - i.e. a combination of TT and stem.


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It took a while but I've finally got the merckx up and running...

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Spec is as follows

Frame & Fork Merckx Corsa Extra
Headset Mavic 305
Stem Cinelli XA
Handlebar Cinelli Diet Eubios (NOS)
Grips Cinelli Cork
Brakes Campahnolo Delta Croce D'Aune
Shifters Campagnolo Mirage
Front Mech Mavic 862 (NOS)
Rear Mech Mavic 841 (NOS)
Cassette Sachs 8 speed (NOS)
Chain Sedis 8 speed
Chainset Mavic 631
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo
Pedals Mavic 646
Quick Releases Mavic (NOS)
Rims Mavic CXP33 (NOS)
Hubs Mavic 501 (NOS)
Tyres Veloflex Pave
Saddle Flite
Seatpost Campagnolo Athena
Weight :shock: (wish I hadn't weighed it now)

As the observant will note I've gone for a campy / mavic mix. Getting the shifting to work was a bit of a hassle but I got there in the end.

A few more pics can be found here and below

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John,

Very clean and classy. Congrats on finishing it.

rody


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