Yo, my fellows,
Can anyone recommend some good frames available in the UK for light touring/heavy audax/adventure biking/gravelleering/you know that kind of thing? Like a spry mule I can wazz a rear rack & not hear it groan. But not some chunky beast of burden that'll only hit 20 on a downhill.
I need steel! I need canti's! I need downtube shifters! (I'd just get a Brother Kepler if it weren't for those damn cable guides.)
How does a fully racked genesis equilibrium 725 disc with dynamo and Alphine Di2 internal hub sound? 56cm
It’s a mates but he is looking to shift it...
All City Space Horse Canti is exactly what your after
Velo orange campeur
Soma double cross
None that light but otherwise ticks the boxes
Surly straggler. Love mine.
Triton and tredz usually have old stock frames discounted.
So revamping this thread a little but with slightly different requirements for a friend who wants a fast tourer for week long tours. She is not someone who is going to learn how to fix her bike so it needs to be simple/fixable by me (therefore no disc or canti brakes) and will be running a simple Campag road gruppo. Therefore won't need to have front racks, just two rear panniers and a bar bag (not into bikepacking):
A high quality fast steel tourer
Now Ive already looked at:
Any other ideas? Everything seems to be disc brake now...
Old thorn audaxes go for peanuts, stick a wanted thread on ctc forum and the thorn forum.
But seriously V brakes or Canti will open up a whole load of tourers.
I think there’s 853 ones out there too... with 853 forks, niiiice
Boom my bad it’s sold
Do you know her budget?
I was going to get one of these last year when I was looking around:
...But ended up with a 2nd hand Ribble Audax cos I'm cheap.
shes ok with spending up to £1,500 or so...
350 on a campag groupset
150 on some mavic aksiums
200 on tyres, finishing kit and other bits
leaves up to 7/800 for a nice frame
I’m really happy with my Ribble 525 but it’s definitely a budget option.
thats a great shout, had totally forgotten about Thorn
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