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  • Is 753 the one that it's a pain in the arse to weld/braze?

  • The original Holdsworth Zephyr had eyelets and clearance for mudguards, and usually (and erroneously) is described as a path racer, as if it was different from a track bike.

    Hillary Stone on this forum years ago:

    Path is simply another word for track, and does not have a different
    meaning. The Americans have in more recent times misunderstood the
    word and attached meaning to it that make no sense. This is a
    road-track frame designed for use on the road and track, that is why
    it has mudguard eyes. Most track frames built in the 1950s were built
    as dual-use road-track frames, many riders would also time-trial on
    their track frames and they would often also be used for training
    during the winter, money to have several different frames for each
    part of the sport was mostly not available.

  • Crikey, a friend bought one of these a few years ago when it was closer to three times this price!

    Edit: Only photo I could find of it is under my bike at an alleycat in York - pretty sure it's a Zephyr, but his had a white steerer tube. Remembered it was a decent looking piece of kit.

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  • I like the look of this, but it'll be shitty steel. 27.5x2.1, rigid, no boost, different fork.

    Boot Zipper.

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  • I like it! What's the difference between shitty steel and good steel when I'd only put it on commutey duty anyway.

  • Is there any good >2" 26er tyres at planet x? they have 30% of tyres rn and I want some.

    There's big bens, big apples, kenda cruisers, geax barro marathon and vittoria revolution G+ that look appealing

    Are any of those worth putting onto a mtb functional type build?

  • yes a cheap surly bridge club

  • the only tyre you need is a schwalbe city jet

  • If it was me I’d go for the Vittoria hyper in 47mm

  • I got big bens so we will see.

  • Have those on my pub bike. Can’t decide if the tyres are amazing and the bike is shit or if everything is bad and heavy. I certainly don’t go fast on it but it’s pretty plush

  • I only need it to look cool anyway.

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On-One / Planet X bikes and components

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