How does this look for a cheap road bike spec? Have i messed up or missed owt?
If your frame has mudguard clearance you’ll need deeper 57mm drop brakes, probably.
+1 If you do need deep drop calipers then you’ve got a few options from Tektro, Shimano etc. I got a set from Condor in London (bike shop that sources OEM parts for their own bike builds) and they carry, in stock, two types. The more expensive are £60 a pair, the cheaper ones £30 I think.Posted 6 years agomunrobikerMember
Yo- I’ve got a 10 speed 105 right hand STi you can have for not a lot of money because it’s got some scratches on it. Works nicely though.
I found when I started on an 8 speed bike that the gaps between gears really annoyed me and I was never in the right gear, you’re a lot more sensitive to it on a road bike.
I’ve also got a BB you can have for a fiver that’s new but been fitted. And a Sora front mech actually.Posted 6 years agoDickyboyMember
cruzheckler – check with ribble about the drop on the brakes – I bought what I am pretty sure is one of those Ribble frames secondhand but built up & destickered so can’t be 100% sure. Have some almost new unbranded brakes & new cables you can have for £15 posted if they would help as I have upgraded to campagnolo 🙂
edit – better make that a £10 posted judging by ribble prices
sorry meant to say mine has the lugs for mudguards & rack, but definitely takes the std drop not long drop brakesPosted 6 years agoDickyboyMember
Apart from not having any stickers, pretty sure mine is a Ribble Audax/Winter frame, no mudguards fitted but does have lugs for mudguards & pannier rack mounts & uses std short drop brakes. Mind you would have to be very low profile mudguards if I did want to fit any! Only difference I can see is mine has lugs for fitting friction shifters instead of cable stops on the down tube so might be an earlier model. As above I’m sure Ribble will let you know.Posted 6 years agoDezBSubscriber
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dez – are you in sheffield? any pix of the chainset?
No, far from there, but yeah, can do a couple of pics later if you’re interested. It’s a 9 spd if that makes any difference. And differences from your spec at the top – 37/53 (or whatever the road bike standard is!) rings and 175mm arms.Posted 6 years ago
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