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Old SLX or budget new frame?

DeegsDeegs Posts: 74
edited June 2011 in Road beginners
Hi, would be grateful for any opinions

After about 20 years of being a mostly armchair cyclist without regular riding tho light touring at times, I'm finally getting out regularly and starting to enter sportives/ audax.

I've had a Ribble SLX 56cm frame for years. Tight angles with almost zero clearance- just managed to use it with 25mm tyres in past. Still using original 105 chainset but with 172.5mm cranks gives me toe overlap max 1.5cm- not helpful.

Not sure how this frame might compare to modestly priced new alternative? Can't afford to spend hundreds on a new one. Probably only method is to get more experienced riders to try it and comment...


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Depend on what kind of riding you enjoy. As long as you're not pushing the bike really hard or expecting lightning fast response to pedal input, there's a lot to be said for a classic steel frames for relaxed riding.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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