WANTED: 52-53cm Road / Touring bike

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  • Hello!

    Looking for a new bike for my girlfriend - something along the lines of a Genesis Equilibrium / Condor Fratello / Kinesis Racelight / Spa Audax / Ribble etc.

    She's 5'5''ish, so a 52 - 53cm frame would be ideal.

    Ability to take mudguards / rack greatly preferred.

    Anyone have anything?

    Budget flexible, for the right bike...

  • Surly Pacer size 52, with Shimano Tiagra 4700 andd dtswiss wheelset

  • Sounds interesting - do you have any pictures etc?

  • At the moment it is at my workplace in a gated garage. I will drop you a couple of pictures tomorrow

  • Thanks! Look forward to it.

  • Hi
    I have genesis equilibrium in size small

  • Very interested - which year / spec is it? Would you be able to message me some pictures?


  • Dawes Galaxy 2012 (small) -

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  • I've got a 52cm Aravis Audax with Campag Centaur triple that I used to use for Audaxing, haven't ridden it for years.


    £600 (collection) or make me a sensible offer (it's not bad given a brand new Centaur Groupset is more than £500!).

    Aravis Audax 52cm (Centre-to-Centre) bike in beautiful Flamboyant Red. Reynolds 631 tubing.

    Suits me at 5'9" with a 30" inside leg but you can see that's with a good few inches of seatpost showing.

    Purchased (by me) from Byercycles in October 2006 but with a few bits changed over the years. I still have all of the original receipts.

    Good condition, a few nicks and scratches on the frame (take a close look at the photos) but otherwise good. Happy to provide more photos upon request.

    Paintwork still looks lovely glinting in the sun.

    It's probably done ~3500km in the 7 years I've had it. Mostly Audaxing (including being lent to someone to do LEL in 2009!). Wheels have done a bit less than 3500km as I used a SON front wheel at times, and a PowerTap rear wheel.

    Carbon Forks (probably the Tifosi ones as that's what Byers sell)
    SKS Race Narrow Mudguards (no mudflaps)
    Campag Centuar triple chainset (53x42x30) with 170mm cranks
    Campag Centaur front mech
    Chorus long cage rear mech
    Centaur alloy ergos
    Shimano A550 Deep Drop brakes
    Cane Creek S2 headset
    Cinelli Vai bars
    3ttt THE Stem (10cm).
    13-29 10sp Centaur rear cassette (giving a 30x29 lowest gear, ideal for very hilly rides)
    BBB micro adjusting seatpost
    No saddle (pictured saddle to be sold separately probably as I don't get on with it, just put it on to stop it looking odd)
    Wheels are hand built by Dick Byers (of Byercycles). Mavic Open Pros and Centaur hubs. Panaracer Pasella 25mm tyres (tyres in ok but not great condition).
    Tortec Ultralight rack (with some free spare spokes taped to it!)
    Cheapo Tortec bottle cage
    Extra long fork crown bolt (makes mounting a fork crown mounted light easy). It had an IQ Fly mounted on there before I sorted it all out.
    Shimano A520 pedals are a bit rusty but they work fine.

    So, to be clear:-

    Rear light will probably be removed (it's broken).
    Missing the bar plugs, but they're only a couple of quid to shove in new ones.
    Saddle not included (Selle Italia SLK in white, bit grubby, would accept £30 for it probably).

    http://www.greenbank.org/misc/aravis_sal­e/IMG_4218.JPG (bit of paint lost at top of seat tube)
    http://www.greenbank.org/misc/aravis_sal­e/IMG_4219.JPG (see paintwork chip in top tube just behind stem from childseat mounting bar).

  • https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3080­50/#comment13778576

    I’ve got this Fratello which I’m selling on. Including rack and guards. Different saddle and fairly new Mavic Aksium wheelset.

    450 buys the lot.

  • Couple of pics

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  • If the OP isn't interested in the pacer I might be depending on price @TeddyUK

  • I have a 2016 Croix De Fer in size small if that ticks the boxes

  • @_mono Any update?

  • Cheers for the pics - unfortunately I don't expect we'll be able to agree on a price this time.


  • What is your budget?

  • Hey,
    Budget is flexible for the right bike - but politely, I just don't think we'll be able to agree a price based on your asking price at the moment.


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WANTED: 52-53cm Road / Touring bike

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