And more problems with this site, EVERY time I want to upload a picture, it's not me
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Spotted in a bike shop window
Another one spotted today.very small frame with a triple groupset
Considering snapping this up for use as a cx/townie bike; any reason that's a terrible plan? anyone have insight on tire clearances or geo weirdness on these old Yates touring frames?
I've gone from 23 tyres to 25 , plenty of clearance, back end was at 126 and I've had this cold set to 130 to take modern equipment if I ever decide to upgrade, my geometry is tighter than yours and I'm sure you will be fine
So he generally built with generous clearances? That's good to know. I'd like to be able to run 35's and I'm guessing what's on there in that photo is 28's or so. I reckon this one is 126 at the rear as well due to the 5spd but suppose I'd just Sheldon Brown it out to 130 if I wanted to live that life.
Wee respray and some new wheels for my M Steels 531c frameset.
Ah, was that the red one on the previous page ?
RIP M.Steel Cycles
I'm shocked to hear about M Steels, do you know if it was a financial or health issue that has forced this closure, ? Fingers crossed everyone is well
Ah that's a shame. I've been using their 'inner tubes 4 u' site for a while now. Got in touch recently about accidentally ordering presta valve brompton tubes (despite selecting schraeder!) and got a really quick and very helpful response from them.
No idea I'm afraid - came as just as much a shock to me too. I understand the shop was shuttered as of yesterday morning.
I'm gutted - they've always been my go-to LBS for anything I can't sort myself. Had been meaning to pop along and pick up a couple more of their branded water bottles too..
Just me again
Nice. Classic proportions!
I was asked to add this here when it was built. Have really enjoyed building this up. I am fairly convinced it was a TT frame as it's super long (I'll need to change the stem before I do any real distance on it) and the clearance at the back has only allowed me to put a 20mm tyre on. I think I'll get away with a slightly bigger tyre that's not Conti. Ideally gumwall.
1989 Yates, powder coated last year. Next outing Velo South 100
Full build, black finish is powder coat (sorry purists) with a polychromatic sparkle, disco Dave some call it....
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