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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,446
    Looks a good buy! I’m fixing up an old Cervelo TT / Tri bike to see if I can get on with it on a turbo mainly
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,978
    £62 !!

    Nothing to lose, Darrell.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    edited 25 May
    yup - utter bargain. top purchase.

    worse comes to the worse, drop bars, 1x, communting hacker.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    I’m thinking of building it up as a TT bike to use for the odd triathlons I take part in.

    I’ve never ridden one before let alone built one so I’m going into uncharted waters here.

    If I can’t get on with it or I can’t see the point in having it I’ll stick it on eBay and chalk it up as a learning experience.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    Picked it up earlier today.

    It’s spotless and unmarked, even the decals are intact. The seller chucked in a set of carbon bullhorns and tri-bars.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    Just mucking about this morning.

  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    I stuck an old pair of drops on it and it feels comfortable. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    whats with the stem?
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,589
    Upside down?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    just totes wrong.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    edited 29 May
    seat post is errrr, a tad high as well in the drops pic
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    edited 30 May
    Ok. I just stuck the bars on to see how it all felt.
    When I picked up the frame on Friday night the stem was as you see it but it is the original stem. Admittedly looking at the photo it does look odd doesn’t it?

    The seat is that height because err, I’m 6ft. 🤷‍♂️
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    and what size is the frame?
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    MattFalle said:

    and what size is the frame?

    56
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    with that amount of seatpost st 6 ft tall?

    blimey.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    once ypu've fitted a proper stem its going to be a mental saddle to bar drop as well.

    if rideable it'll look well proper especially slammed
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    look at the height of your 'bars when viewed to the black bike next to it.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    edited 30 May
    MattFalle said:

    look at the height of your 'bars when viewed to the black bike next to it.

    I see what you mean.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    edited 30 May
    After some digging about I found this photo. It’s the same year (2006) and it’s something that I’d like to recreate.


  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    recreating it is easy, riding it is something else....
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    MattFalle said:

    recreating it is easy, riding it is something else....

    What do you think though from the photos?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    tiny and short, but hey give it a go and see what happens.

    two hours to build it up - if it works, cool, if not it only cost you £60 so sell it again.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    stuff like this is what makes building bikes fun, if we didn't do it we'd all be riding round on Ugo machines and where is the fun in that?
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    edited 30 May
    MattFalle said:

    stuff like this is what makes building bikes fun, if we didn't do it we'd all be riding round on Ugo machines and where is the fun in that?

    I’m new to building bikes because I’m really used to building cars so this is where I might need your expertise.

    With bikes I want to do something a bit different if I can but also improve on the original at the same time.

    If you know what a Q-car is you’ll know what I mean.
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    It's a TT bike and the pic with the TT bars looks fairly normal. Do your build around that set up and forget about the drops.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    he doesn't want a TT set up, he wants it mad cool crit racer like in his picture.

    doing it the sensible way is booooooring and clubbie.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    edited 31 May
    This is the Ridley TT bike when set up with drops - freakin' cool but unfortunately far too small for me.

    Please excuse the 6,000 pairs of shoes - pic taken in the boot room.

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  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 358
    I like the Ridley but once I’m down on bars that low I don’t think I could get back up!!

    With my steed I’ve decided to go down the original (ish) route and I’m going to fit a Dura Ace 7800 groupset which I think will look cool and it’s not silly expensive either.

    I’m not sure what wheels to use though.
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