Pete Biggs wrote:
> Philip TAYLOR [PC87S-O/XP] wrote:
> > Many thanks for the feedback, Pete. The bike is my pride-and-joy, an Suntour-equipped
> > aluminium-framed Sakae-Ringyo (SR) picked up for around GBP 200 at Oxted cycle fair a couple of
> > years ago. It predates the use of oversized tubing, so looks much more elegant to my ageing
> > eyes, and is the sort of bike I would have given my eye teeth for when I was a lad at school.
> > What I do with it is to cycle around country lanes with my wife (who's about half my age),
> > re-living my youth, pretending I could keep up with the TdF peloton (something I couldn't even
> > have done as a teenager!) and wishing I were still less than ten stones in weight rather than
> > nearly thirteen... But at least I can climb hills again, although I keep putting off the
> > dreadful day when I finally tackle Titsey Hill out of Westerham.
> Hi Phil, I reckon the Open Pro would do what you need well, although it's not a particularly
> elegant-looking rim - in a classic way at least. But who cares about that when you've got a wife
> half your age
Nice point : many thanks, Pete! ** Phil.