see below for answers , its all about the time and skill it must take to braze , clean and finish off never mind the cutting out of lugs
i am lucky as i have a choice of 5 bikes to use when i go riding , and tomorrows lucky mount will be my Hardisty .
It will be its first ride over 1.5 miles in distance but having used it all week for commuting on i think it deserves the open road tomorrow .
A new pair of Vittorio Rubino’s adorns its Mavic Rims and await the feel of the black stuff rushing under them
anybody not sure re helmets should see this http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/09/the-brutal-mechanics-of-a-bike-crash-will-convince-you-to-wear-a-helmet/
it always surprises me how two bikes with the same frame size can vary so much in comfort.
even more so with same stem length and angle,seat height,tyre size and same length crank arms
Kinesis Racelight KIC frameset in used condition and measures from centre of bottom bracket hole to top of seat tube 60cm and 59 cm along the seat tube ctc with 245 mm of steerer tube .
Made with a mixture of Double butted Hydro Formed Tubing and Kinesium Carbon (rear triangle and fr forks) so nice and light , paintwork is all there just a bit used but in no means scruffy in my opinion .
Takes a 27mm post , 2 bottle cage mounting points and a 31.9 mm fr mech , the fr mech adjuster is seized but cant see that being an issue .
Headset and bottom bracket were fitted just before i purchased this .
please note stem not included in sale
Would make an ideal cheap light commuter
Asking £110 plus £18.50 Carriage or can be collected from NN8 Wellingborough postcode
Trek Alpha 1.1 56cm frameset finished in Black with contrasting red/white decals , labeled as a 56cm and no matter how i measure it i cant get 56cm ! Its 53 from centre of bottom bracket hole to top of seat tube and 54cm along the top tube ctc , with a steerer tube aprox 260 mm .
Its had very little use at all i bought it ages ago to build for a customer but they ended up having a retro steelie instead .
In very clean condition as can be seen from pics .
It takes a 27mm seat post and a 34.9 band on fr mech , has 2 set of cage mounts . Guard points fr & rr along with upper rack points on stays would make this an ideal all round bike .
Please note the calipers, bars and stem are not included in the sale .
Asking £115 for it plus carriage of £18.50 or can be collected from nn8 Wellingborough Postcode . Only selling as i need the space for some more SIMONCINI’S due soon
Up at 5.30 am this morning to fit the newly arrived Vittoria Rubino’s to last weeks arrival the Hardisty as that finishes the work that i wanted to get done before i can start using it for commuting and further afield testing rides .