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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,974 Lives Here
    menthel wrote:
    Oh and speaking of the Devil (Ditchling) anyone fancy it again? ;)
    Good god no! Are you insane?
    Besides, I might hold you up on my heavy old tractor. :mrgreen:
    although I might be swayed, it was kind of fun.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Veronese68 wrote:
    menthel wrote:
    Oh and speaking of the Devil (Ditchling) anyone fancy it again? ;)
    Good god no! Are you insane?
    Besides, I might hold you up on my heavy old tractor. :mrgreen:
    although I might be swayed, it was kind of fun.

    I will be doing it again- hopefully I will not be as dead at the end! Might even go for a pint after if I can...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • Have you considered a nice steel Baum? :D

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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Have you considered a nice steel Baum? :D

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    Nope!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • Then you can add it to your list. They do Ti as well. :D
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Then you can add it to your list. They do Ti as well. :D

    I have carefully not put it on my list.

    Ti? Boak!!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Boardman carbon. Pukka. air Slr looks loooovely and suits some fat carbon wheels.

    This is mine:
    viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13004563
  • Been lurking in the distance for a while now, I sold some of my bikes and imediately missed the carbon. Been looking at getting a new carbon like OP, have now narrowed it down to fuji transonic 2.1 and the Sensa Calibro custom both with DI2 just under or just over the 2k mark.
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    The boardman slr and transonic certainly look interesting. I will nip into evans today and get them to bring in a couple of bikes for the weekend- the Emonda and the BMC I think at the moment.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    That transonic looks very attractive. In the mechanical ultegra version there would be plenty of money left over for some blingy deep section wheels...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthel wrote:
    That transonic looks very attractive. In the mechanical ultegra version there would be plenty of money left over for some blingy deep section wheels...

    Or you could get one with disc brakes and get blingy carbon clinchers that won't murder you... :wink:
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    menthel wrote:
    That transonic looks very attractive. In the mechanical ultegra version there would be plenty of money left over for some blingy deep section wheels...

    Or you could get one with disc brakes and get blingy carbon clinchers that won't murder you... :wink:

    Come on Paolo, you have met me- it's fairly obvious I can't get up enough speed to use the aero effect, let alone decend anything bigger than a Surrey Hummock! ;)
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ic.ic. Posts: 769
    Have you considered the new Cervelo R2?
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    2020 Merida Reacto Disc Ltd - black on black
    2015 CAAD8 105 - very green - stripped to turbo bike
    2018 Planet X Exocet 2 - grey

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    Cannondale Synapse - broken
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    IC. wrote:
    Have you considered the new Cervelo R2?

    Yes but the issue is test riding it- Sigma should stock it but do they allow test rides?
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ic.ic. Posts: 769
    They'd be fools not to.

    Alternatively, find a friend with an R3 and pretend the fork isn't quite as good.
    2020 Reilly Spectre - raw titanium
    2020 Merida Reacto Disc Ltd - black on black
    2015 CAAD8 105 - very green - stripped to turbo bike
    2018 Planet X Exocet 2 - grey

    The departed:

    2017 Cervelo R3 DI2 - sold
    Boardman CX Team - sold
    Cannondale Synapse - broken
    Cube Streamer - stolen
    Boardman Road Comp - stolen
  • oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
    Well I've just built up my Ridley Helium sl for just over £2000 with an Ultegra groupset;did get the frame for half price and used some stuff I had(Zonda wheels,Deda stem and bars).
    But the standard version in TDF colours is what I would have got if the sl hadn't come up at a good price;

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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Really, you had to show me that? The one frame I really lusted after in this years tour? Gah!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,912
    oldbazza wrote:
    Well I've just built up my Ridley Helium sl for just over £2000 with an Ultegra groupset;did get the frame for half price and used some stuff I had(Zonda wheels,Deda stem and bars).
    But the standard version in TDF colours is what I would have got if the sl hadn't come up at a good price;

    http://www.slanecycles.com/ridley-heliu ... ApKj8P8HAQ

    Looks like they have a Large 2013 SL remaining:
    http://www.slanecycles.com/ridley-helium-sl-1305a-frameset-black-white-yellow-2013-p-26382.html
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Too big for my 5'9"!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    menthel wrote:
    Really, you had to show me that? The one frame I really lusted after in this years tour? Gah!

    What size frame are you? I bought a Helium SL Team from my LBS at 50% off recently. Think they might have one left at £1,800...
    FCN 3 / 4
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,912
    menthel wrote:
    Too big for my 5'9"!

    Shame :-(

    Same here, lovely looking frame though eh.
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    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    menthel wrote:
    Really, you had to show me that? The one frame I really lusted after in this years tour? Gah!

    What size frame are you? I bought a Helium SL Team from my LBS at 50% off recently. Think they might have one left at £1,800...

    Probably a medium at 5'9". Still, £1800 frame only is a bit rich...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    It's a full bike with 11 speed Ultegra and Fulcrum Quattros. I think they've only got large left though. I will check as I've got to pop in later...
    FCN 3 / 4
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    It's a full bike with 11 speed Ultegra and Fulcrum Quattros. I think they've only got large left though. I will check as I've got to pop in later...

    Interested...

    Where is the lbs by the way?
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • leeefmleeefm Posts: 260
    If you're up for a more cheap kind of carbon jobbie, you could take a gander at the Planet X ones. The N2A looks very nice. Not a bad weight either, but not sure of its pedigree.
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    leeefm wrote:
    If you're up for a more cheap kind of carbon jobbie, you could take a gander at the Planet X ones. The N2A looks very nice. Not a bad weight either, but not sure of its pedigree.

    Don't fancy planetx, ribble etc really. Again, don't know much about them and I can't try one.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    menthel wrote:
    It's a full bike with 11 speed Ultegra and Fulcrum Quattros. I think they've only got large left though. I will check as I've got to pop in later...

    Interested...

    Where is the lbs by the way?

    Ah - here's the catch. St Austell. And none left. Sorry.

    As an aside, what about a Genesis Zero?
    FCN 3 / 4
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Have ordered in the Emonda and BMC at Evans.

    Not enamoured by the giant tbh.

    Have thought about the Zero but can't find anywhere local to try one!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    That and I need to get to Condor...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
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