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I'm a 4 bike family

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
edited October 2013 in Commuting chat
Years ago I gave my eldest brother an old bike of mine which he rarely used. :roll:

So yesterday he asked if I wanted it back and not wanting a good bike go to waste I picked it up.

I forgot what a little beauty it was!

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Now I have no idea what the heck to do with it. Raleigh M-Trax 6000r in case you're wondering (that picture shamelessly stolen from EBay btw). 501 frame and a Shimano 300ex groupset, it's really rather lovely.
Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
2011 Trek Madone 4.5
2012 Felt F65X
Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter

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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    You could try riding it - that's what I'd do!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Older steel bikes just look right don't they :-) I have a perfectly good steel tourer with a modern style compact frame, keep thinking I'd like to replace it with something more classical looking.
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    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    All it needs is a chain clean, a minor reindex and the tyres pumping up. Oh, and a fettle on the rear brakes.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    If there is the option, just switch the dt shifter to friction mode. Voila, no crappy indexing to worry about and a nicer feel to the shift.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Additional rather good winter bike. Fit guards !
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    fossyant wrote:
    Additional rather good winter bike. Fit guards !

    I have two already! (Tricross for the spiked tyres, and the Felt F65X for the discs) both have mudguards fitted

    I may put it up for sale...
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,343
    Rolf F wrote:
    You could try riding it - that's what I'd do!
    My immediate thought also. Have just re-inherited my dad's 1980s BSA - originally bought around the time I started riding more than up and down the garden, then became 'mine' when I started riding regularly in my late teens. Dropped it for something with new-fangled STI in 1997 (which I still ride) and now the folks are moving house, clearing out the garage, and skipping it would have been unthinkable. I never really got the hang of N+1.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
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