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Ribble Gran Fondo

StevieDexterStevieDexter Posts: 142
edited December 2010 in Your road bikes
Recently acquired this little beauty. I know some people have had trouble with Ribble's customer service but I was very pleased with them.

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Frame & Forks: Dedacciai
Bars: Deda RHM 02
Stem: Deda Quattro 2
Bar Tape: White Deda Traforato
Groupset: Shimano 105
Seat: Pro-Lite San Carlo
Seat Post: Deda Zero 100 White
Cassette: Shimano 105 (5700) Black 10 Spd Double 12-25
Pedals: Speedplay X2
Wheels: CSN Pair Wheels Superleggera XL50 Clincher
Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo R.1
Accessories: Garmin 705
Lead, Follow, or get out of the way...

Ribble Gran Fondo
Shimano 105
CSN Superleggera XL50
Speedplay X2
Met SineThesis
Sidi Ergo 2
Garmin 705

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  • prb007prb007 Posts: 703
    My, that's purdy!
    Just a minor niggle, for me, from a design standpoint;
    whats the 'banjo-string' top-tube cable routing all about?
    My mate Rob bought one two weeks back, and it is a lovely-looking
    bike, no doubt, but, as my old mother says, 'why spoil the ship for
    a ha'porth of tar?' - surely they could have routed that cable internally
    as it spoils - IMHO - the'flow' of the top tube and detracts from the
    the overall look of the bike.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    prb007 wrote:
    surely they could have routed that cable internally
    as it spoils - IMHO - the'flow' of the top tube and detracts from the
    the overall look of the bike.

    M'eh! Who cares! Much hassle for no gain really. The line of that wire is pretty subtle compared to the tangle of brake and gear cables at the front of the bike :lol:

    Declares self interest: must post my own rather different Gran Fondo here......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • HaHa Thanks guys.

    Yeah the line of the cable is a bit disappointing when you comapre it the the gorgeous ine of the top tube. But I can't see it from the saddle and others won't see it at the speed I'll be going so I won't worry too much. :D

    Rolf F, the cables do look a bit messy in the photo but I can assure you that is just due to the angle the photo was taken at.
    Lead, Follow, or get out of the way...

    Ribble Gran Fondo
    Shimano 105
    CSN Superleggera XL50
    Speedplay X2
    Met SineThesis
    Sidi Ergo 2
    Garmin 705
  • FrostysFrostys Posts: 277
    My what purdy lil bike.... Apparently mines been dispatched should be here Mon/Tues and I can only echo the fact that I had No issues with Ribbles customer service
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    HaHa Thanks guys.

    Yeah the line of the cable is a bit disappointing when you comapre it the the gorgeous ine of the top tube. But I can't see it from the saddle and others won't see it at the speed I'll be going so I won't worry too much. :D

    Rolf F, the cables do look a bit messy in the photo but I can assure you that is just due to the angle the photo was taken at.

    Lol - I wasn't having a dig at your specific cables - just that there isn't much reason to worry about a single bare cable along a top tube when there are a whole load of them hanging around the top tube! Nothing you can do about that......

    I think Ribble did a pretty decent job cabling up my Gran Fondo - particularly since they had to re do it having accidentally set them up UK style.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • hairyleghairyleg Posts: 134
    Nice Bike love the 50mm carbon wheels looking at buying some.Do you know the weight of the wheels?
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  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
    Looks very nice that. You may get to use it in around 6 months. :evil:
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  • Recently acquired this little beauty. I know some people have had trouble with Ribble's customer service but I was very pleased with them.

    5230062732_288c98c14e.jpg

    Frame & Forks: Dedacciai
    Bars: Deda RHM 02
    Stem: Deda Quattro 2
    Bar Tape: White Deda Traforato
    Groupset: Shimano 105
    Seat: Pro-Lite San Carlo
    Seat Post: Deda Zero 100 White
    Cassette: Shimano 105 (5700) Black 10 Spd Double 12-25
    Pedals: Speedplay X2
    Wheels: CSN Pair Wheels Superleggera XL50 Clincher
    Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo R.1
    Accessories: Garmin 705


    Hello,

    Can you said me the size of the frame ? Tnhnakhs
  • Hey foupios,

    I'm 5'10" and I got the 51cm frame. Fits like a beautiful carbon glove!
    Lead, Follow, or get out of the way...

    Ribble Gran Fondo
    Shimano 105
    CSN Superleggera XL50
    Speedplay X2
    Met SineThesis
    Sidi Ergo 2
    Garmin 705
  • 45rpm45rpm Posts: 43
    Very nice build! The snows all melting now, you'll be able to get some miles in this weekend. let us know how it rides. I saw this had a good review here on radar
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