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    Fitting larger profile tyres to road bike - seatpost clearance

    Yes, I was wondering if the chainstays could be fractionally shorter, and I am a fairweather cyclist these days!
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    Fitting larger profile tyres to road bike - seatpost clearance

    Thanks Foz, just as a thought and I know this is not going to be aesthetically pleasing, is there anything inherently wrong in fitting a 28mm tyre at the front and a 25mm at the rear? So at least if I have to ditch the rear 28mm if it causes paint damage then I retain some softness at the front...
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    Fitting larger profile tyres to road bike - seatpost clearance

    Thanks Jim. I had considered putting some clear frame protector tape on the back of the seat tube to see if it marked up after a ride or two. Probably best to try that and if there is too much rubbing then switch to 25mm tyres instead.
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    Fitting larger profile tyres to road bike - seatpost clearance

    As seems to be the trend at the moment I decided to try some larger profile tyres on my road bike. The bike is a Peugeot Competition Circa 1997/8 (I never managed to fully identify the exact model), which I stripped down, had the chainstays (which were rusted through) replaced, and then...
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    Headset stack height

    Re: Why do you ... I need to know? Thanks for clearing that one up though.
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    Headset stack height

    Re: Many thanks - much appreciated.
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    Headset stack height

    I'm currently rebuilding a 1999 Peugeot (CP70). The headset was shot and I need to get a replacement. I'm uncertain of the exact make and model of the original. The makers details had worn off with the exception of the odd letter and part of a symbol. With a bit of research I worked out that...
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    Wanted pair of Shimano Ultegra ST-6501 STI Hoods

    Re: Many thanks - will follow up on that tip!
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    Wanted pair of Shimano Ultegra ST-6501 STI Hoods

    Looking for a pair of hoods - unfortunately mine have split...anyone have any lying around or attached to broken levers?
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    Kuota Commuter

    For two decades I'd been a cycle commuter so, in 2004, I decided to build my 'perfect' commuter bike. Built on a Kuota Kharma frame using profile stoker bars with Paul's cross brake levers as well as profile bar end levers it looked very nice. Unfortunately circumstances meant a change of jobs...
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    Guidance on Shipping Bike from NZ to UK

    I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but this one seems the most logical. I'm trying to retrieve a bike I sold to a friend many years ago, a Peugeot Professional 400 road bike like this one http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=167877. Trouble is he emigrated to New Zealand...
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    1998 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 Pro

    Hi - Received the message and replied. Many thanks.
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    1998 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 Pro

    Just sent an IM
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    1998 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 Pro

    Is the bike still available? If so I am interested. Can you confirm it is 8-speed? Also would like to check that the frame size is likely to be suitable for a 5' 9" rider? Thanks
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