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Posted by @mooks
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Been a while since I've been on the site - lots of life changes. Would be nice to catch up with a few old friends though, if they're still around...
In the meantime, I'm selling my Bowman Pilgrims frame and fork. It's a 56cm and is in the teal blue colour. It's a disc frame and has full internal cable routing, 7005 main frame and tapered carbon fork. It's a less well-known company, but there were loads of these on the last TCR and can say it's a great frame to ride - snappy and fast, but comfortable for all day riding. It'll take bigger tyres, but it won't take the 35s that Bowman say it will - I found the max was a 30c and even then you've got to pick and choose. The rear isn't a problem, but the forks are quite tight.
Only selling because it's too small for me.
Frame is in excellent condition - I've used protective tape on all of the usual rub points (even where I'd normally get heel rub on the chainstays) so frame is excellent all round. On the top tube, there is some slight shine in the middle where my thighs have polished the matt paint a bit, but that's all there is to report.
The forks are the only part there's any real 'damage'. When I ran some slightly more nobbly tyres in some mud, they ended up rubbing against the fork because of the mud, grit and lack of clearance. You can see from the photo that it's rubbed through the paint and a little of carbon. I rode it for a year after that happened without any ill effects but it's an 'at your own risk' kind of thing. I personally don't think it's too bad, but your view may differ.
Happy to answer any questions. Lots of information on the Bowman website, but I can give you any real world information.
Looking for £400 or near offer. Collect from Brighton or can post for £15. I'm in town a fair bit, but it's not always practical to bring a frame with me.