Really looking for winter racing bike

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by John Scott, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. John Scott

    John Scott Guest

    Can anyone recommend a new or secondhand road race bike that I can get for winter use. Looking for:

    Drop Handlebars, STI shifters Sora gears, preferably Tiagra or better??? Mudguards or ability
    to add them.

    Using Hybrid so far this winter, missing my Scott Pro Road Bike but keeping it for those sunny
    spring days, well one can dream.

    Cheers, John
     
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  2. W K

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    "Pete Biggs" <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote in message
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    > John Scott wrote:
    > > Can anyone recommend a new or secondhand road race bike that I can get for winter use.
    > > Looking for:
    > >
    > > Drop Handlebars, STI shifters Sora gears, preferably Tiagra or better??? Mudguards or ability to
    > > add them.
    >
    > Dawes Giro range. Plenty of local dealers to see & try new ones, and there are secondhand ones
    > around. See: www.dawescycles.com/bikes
    >
    > Last couple of year's catalogues state they have mudguard clearance, although there's no mention
    > of this on the current website - so I don't know if this spec has changed.

    Indeed, and a certain shop in bridgewater shoved mudguards on and hoiked up the price, but they
    could be older models. Does the basic giant have mudguard clearance?

    I've seen Ribbles for 500 quid with Xenon and mudguards, but if its for sloshing about in winter I
    wouldn't want to spend that much.

    Me... tight??
     
  3. Msa

    Msa Guest

    "dan.gregory1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "John Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message ernet.com...
    > > I'll be very interested in those mudguards. Are they £34 + p&p for a
    > pairs" They come with all the bits. Order directly from Salmon. Mine arrived very quickly. The
    > price in Euros and in Pounds will be on the site "boutique".
    I
    > seem to remember the order system used encrypted e-mail but no problems there.
    > www.cyclesdsalmon.com The pound is a bit down at present so they are £29 plus postage! All the
    > best Dan
    >
    >

    They told me the 2003 price is £36 including postage and that they come with the fitting kit. I am
    expecting them any day now and report what they are like, how they fit and the total price in a new
    thread. Watch this space!

    --
    Mark
    ______________________________________

    "Just ask yourself: What would Scooby Doo?"
     
  4. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    John Scott wrote:
    > Can anyone recommend a new or secondhand road race bike that I can get for winter use.
    > Looking for:
    >
    > Drop Handlebars, STI shifters Sora gears, preferably Tiagra or better??? Mudguards or ability to
    > add them.

    Dawes Giro range. Plenty of local dealers to see & try new ones, and there are secondhand ones
    around. See: www.dawescycles.com/bikes

    Last couple of year's catalogues state they have mudguard clearance, although there's no mention of
    this on the current website - so I don't know if this spec has changed.

    ~PB
     
  5. Simon Hay

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  6. Msa

    Msa Guest

    "Pete Biggs" <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote in message
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    > John Scott wrote:

    > > Mudguards or ability to add them.

    >
    > Last couple of year's catalogues state they have mudguard clearance,

    >
    > ~PB
    >
    >

    Ho Hum, mudguard clearance...my favourite subject!!!!!

    For those interested I have just ordered a set of the NEW Salmon guards (the ones that go 'over' the
    rear brake) direct from the manufacturer in France. My LBS's said they couldn't/wouldn't get them in
    for this year so I had to go direct. Salmon's online ordering facility was up sh*t creek so I had to
    do the transaction via email with a company where it seems only a little English is known. Following
    some hilarious Babel Fish translations I received the email "hello expedition is done yesterday" on
    Saturday so I'll send an update as and when they arrive.DS"

    Cheers

    --
    Mark
    ______________________________________

    "Just ask yourself: What would Scooby Doo?"
     
  7. John Scott

    John Scott Guest

    I'll be very interested in those mudguards. Are they £34 + p&p for a pair and do you get all the
    necessary attachments with them ?

    Hope they work out for you.

    Cheers, John "MSA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Pete Biggs" <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > John Scott wrote:
    >
    > > > Mudguards or ability to add them.
    >
    > >
    > > Last couple of year's catalogues state they have mudguard clearance,
    >
    > >
    > > ~PB
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Ho Hum, mudguard clearance...my favourite subject!!!!!
    >
    > For those interested I have just ordered a set of the NEW Salmon guards
    (the
    > ones that go 'over' the rear brake) direct from the manufacturer in
    France.
    > My LBS's said they couldn't/wouldn't get them in for this year so I had to go direct. Salmon's
    > online ordering facility was up sh*t creek so I had
    to
    > do the transaction via email with a company where it seems only a little English is known.
    > Following some hilarious Babel Fish translations I received the email "hello expedition is done
    > yesterday" on Saturday so
    I'll
    > send an update as and when they arrive.DS"
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    >
    > --
    > Mark
    > ______________________________________
    >
    > "Just ask yourself: What would Scooby Doo?"
     
  8. Dan.Gregory1

    Dan.Gregory1 Guest

    "John Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message ernet.com...
    > I'll be very interested in those mudguards. Are they £34 + p&p for a
    pairs" They come with all the bits. Order directly from Salmon. Mine arrived very quickly. The price
    in Euros and in Pounds will be on the site "boutique". I seem to remember the order system used
    encrypted e-mail but no problems there. www.cyclesdsalmon.com The pound is a bit down at present so
    they are £29 plus postage! All the best Dan
     
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