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    The Official Retrobike Fixed and S/S thread

    Thanks very much bm :) I'm running 48:19 which lets me keep up on club rides but isn't too hard on the knees when I meet a hill (I ride fixed rather than s/s).
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    The Official Retrobike Fixed and S/S thread

    Not particularly retro, admittedly, but here's my dubiously named Pompino that I use for pretty much everything. If I only had one bike ever again it'd be this. It can do most things, with the rider being the only limiting factor :)
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    Super Galaxy Sizing

    Thank you, I really appreciate your explanation. My fixed gear and my gravel bike are both 55cm ETT (and both have 'compact' geometry). If I opted for a 21 - 21.5" frame in a Galaxy or something with traditional geometry, the ETT is somewhat longer. I guess that's where stem length comes into play.
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    Super Galaxy Sizing

    Thank you! Where does the top tube (or ETT, at least) come into it?
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    Super Galaxy Sizing

    Ahh, OK - as I feared. Thanks Hamster. It looked slightly too long in the pics but thought I'd check. Much appreciated.
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    Super Galaxy Sizing

    Afternoon all, I'd be really grateful for some sizing advice if possible please! I've seen a Dawes Super Galaxy on Facebook Marketplace (with older horizontal top tube geometry) which looks pretty much ideal. The chap selling listed the size as 22.5/23". I'm unfamiliar with old(er)school sizing...
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    Wanted Kaffenback or Pompino

    Hi all, as per the title really - looking for a Planet X Kaffenback, or On One Pompino, in medium. Later models preferred ideally. If anyone has either for sale I'd be grateful for a heads up, thank you.
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    Dawes Sterling Approximate Date

    😆 that took me a second to work out! A friend told me about it because he knew I have a thing for steel frames and a hankering for a touring bike. I'll go and have a look tomorrow I think.
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    Dawes Sterling Approximate Date

    Thank you - does the potentially earlier date cause an issue with regards to parts availability? Part of the attraction for me was the simplicity - cup and cone hubs, serviceable headset etc. I thought the price was ok but I'm used to the increase in used bike prices over the last two years, so...
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    Dawes Sterling Approximate Date

    Thanks very much chaps, I really appreciate it. It's advertised at £199 I think. I'll go take another look armed with measurements from my gravel bike and fixed gear. This is a better pic, from the listing - it looks more 54 proportions here I think . It does look particularly nice.
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    Dawes Sterling Approximate Date

    Hi there, I'm hoping that you more knowledgeable chaps could help me date a bike. It's a Dawes Sterling tourer that has appeared in my local bike shop for sale at a very reasonable price. I like a steel bike any way, and this scratches an itch for a steel tourer. It's 8spd Acera with a triple up...
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