My new mate Dave

The last few days have seen a new arrival in the Racing Bikes Biggs682 stable and so far me and my new mate “Dave” have done a 13 and 23 mile ride, so we are getting well acquainted slowly but surely .

Dave Hinde

Some people have said the colour scheme is nice some have said it’s not so nice . I personally like it and that’s without the extra charm of chromed fr forks and drive side lower rear stay .

Dave Hinde

It’s a Columbus slx tubed frame with lugs that are Cinelli stamped, which is a first for me . The paintwork is very clean with just a few very minor blemishes here and there .The chrome is in a very good clean and shiny condition which is always nice .

Dave Hinde

It’s a very nice, comfortable bike to ride on during the distances I have ridden so far and the only thing I would change is the as new Cinelli stem for one about 15 – 20 mm shorter. But for the time being I am happy to make do with this one .

The gearing and brakes are taken care of by Shimano Ultrega components that are nice and shiny just like the chromework and don’t look to have had much use at all . The wheels are Shimano 600 ‘tricolour’ hubs laced on to Mavic MA40 anodized rims .

Dave Hinde

It’s a short wheelbase frame with nice fairly tight clearances that all make it very sure footed on the road, confident in the bends and seems to be quite happy on the few fast downhill sections that we have covered so far .

Dave Hinde

No matter what you think, you have to admit all of the above certainly make it stand out from the crowd which is what a lot of cyclists like from their bikes .

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