Ridley Crossbow for sale

For Sale
Ridley Crossbow Cyclocross / Road Bike
Frame size measured from centre of crank to top of seat post is 64 cm or 25 1/4″ 


Ridley Crossbow

the measurement from centre of crank to joint between cross tube and seat tube is 62 cm or 24 3/4″ and 58 cm or 23″ along the top tube centre to centre
 And has a standover height of 88 cm or 34 3/4″ so one for the taller person ie 6ft +
As far as i know its a 2009/10 frameset that i was told had covered less than 300 road miles and has been in storage since mid 2010 . 
Nice royal blue and contrasting black paint scheme . 
Fitted with 4ZA Zornyc carbon / alloy forks the rest of the frame is 7005 T6 alloy so nice and light yet very stiff and forgiving to ride .


4ZA Zornyc carbon / alloy forks

Fitted with Campagnolo Veloce sti units that operate Shimano 105 front mechanism and a Ultrega rear mechanism
 with a Shimano 105 compact double crankset with 175mm arms . 
 for good strong stopping power with all new cables .


Rdley crossbow shimano cantilever brakes

Wheels are Campagnolo Veloce hubs fr & rr laced on to Amrosio shallow aero rims with worn Michelin Axial pro slicks 700 x 23.
Hubs were serviced less than 100 miles ago .
Easton EA50 seat post, 1 x bottle cage (not pump as in pic)

Easton ea50 ridley crossbow

 Bontranger 95 mm very steep stem with ITM Racing Super 330 anatomic 44 black drop bars with new bar tape .
This was purchased as a frameset by myself then built up less than 100 miles ago by my local bike shop .
 Ridley Crossbow
Only selling as its a bit on the large size for me although i have ridden it and found it great to ride
i just cant find the sweet set up due to size
Asking £425 collected from NN8 Wellingborough post code as i will struggle to find a box large enough to pack it in
Loads more pictures just ask .

Project Ridley Crossbow

Well, project Ridley has got to the road testing stage and so far all is going well .

 Ridley crossbow

I was a bit apprehensive at first, mainly due to the frame size , the original owner advised me it was always going to be touch and go as to whether it was going to be on the large size for me .

 Ridley Crossbow

I normally set all bikes up with a saddle height of 39” and the handles bars approx. 36” high so once a set of bars were fitted I offered up the tape measure only to find they were at 40” and very little chance of getting them anywhere near 36” . The saddle was set to 39” from the ground to the top of saddle as per normal then set up as pre Selle Smp instructions . The frame is a bit on the large size at 60 + cm .

 Ridley xbow

On the initial sit on, I thought this was going to feel weird on the road  , so headed out very carefully on a route where I was no more than 4 miles away from home at any point just in case I had an issue . The first couple of miles felt fine and apart from getting used to using Sti units all over again it was going well . So I pressed on with my ride .

 Ridley crossbow

As the miles came and went I was feeling more and more comfortable with the riding position and the general feel of the bike overall . There were a couple of little niggly things like squeaky brakes , slightly offset handlebars and an annoying rattle from the rear brake cable where it kept making contact with the head tube area. These were easily sorted with a bit of adjustment here and there .

The mixture of Campagnolo sti units and Shimano mechanisms with a campagnolo rear wheel was working a lot better than I expected on the gear shifting front and the Shimano cantilever brakes were nice and sharp when operated by the levers proving some very impressive stopping power compared to the normal retro brakes I am used to .

 Ridley Crank

The bike soaks up the little bumps and ripples that seem to effect the vast majority of roads these days very well considering its running on narrow Michelin slick road tyres with over 110 psi . This might well have something to do with the damping qualities of the Zornyc carbon bladed forks along with a quality 7000 Aluminum butted frame . I should think much wider tyres could quite easily be catered for if this was going to be used a cyclo cross or even a commuting bike .

Before I realized the intended 15 mile ride was nearing completion and I was happy with the way the bike had gone and look forward to covering a few more miles on it over the next few weeks .