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Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Sep 2018

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    I got a Tiger 800 for almost exactly the same reasons as you...rode it up and down to Greece this year, through Italy, all over south and west Switzerland, France, etc etc, and put loads of miles on it in the UK too. Triple engine not for everyone but I love it. Very worthy for consideration! And a 2nd hand model less than 2 years old is easily within your budget, especially as new models just released.

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    Having come back to this thread I realised I missed your question ages ago about the Tiger. I'm afraid I don't have any experience vs the F800 but I did take an F750 for a test ride and the Tiger was, for me, the clear winner. It felt more powerful and stable (with much less vibration) at high speeds, comfortable too, essential for me as I've used it for a huge amount of motorway riding across Europe. I am by no means an expert or particularly experienced so I really just went with what 'felt' best for me too rather than weighing up pros and cons too much. I think fuel economy is better on the BMW though. Hit up local dealerships for some test rides and see what you think!

    Looks like there will be updated versions of the Tiger and F800 pretty soon too.

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    Close - taking the ferry from Ancona to Patras, then spending some time in the Peloponnese. May well make the return trip through the Balkans depending on time though! Going well so far - leisurely couple of days getting to Switzerland and now planning some fun rides here with no luggage on the back :)

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    Great thread chaps - only started lurking/appreciating it recently as I now spend a great deal of time hooning around on my Triumph Tiger. Leaving for a trip to Greece via Switzerland on Sunday :)

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    I have a set of Nitto bullhorns or Profile Airwings if you're interested. Would need to check the width, they're either 38 or 40...

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Fort is reserved - Dolan Mythos still available, and price dropped to £450

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    2 beautiful bikes for sale, available for collection in Ewell (Surrey - half an hour from Waterloo on the train) or can meet somewhere reasonable. PM me for questions, more photos etc.

    Fort track frame, Phil Wood x Velocity wheelset, Sugino 75 etc etc - £550

    Frame is 54cm c-t-c top tube and 53cm c-t-c seat tube.

    Lovingly built up by me and rode around London's famous London for a bit before I moved overseas. Owing to being stored in a garage for a few years and hardly ever used the hubs and spokes are not exactly sparkling and there appears to be some minimal rust here and there on e.g. chainset bolt. But nothing major. Wheels are still true and solid but tyres will need replacing due to age. Will consider splitting for parts but would rather sell complete (makes life much easier...)

    Parts are:

    Alu Fort track frame, strong as hell. Original Fort decals included if you ever decide to get it repainted.
    Wheel set (Phil Wood double fixed x Velocity) with Phil Wood sprocket
    Thomson straight stem and collar
    Thomson seat post and San Marco Ponza saddle (can swap for a Flite or Charge Spoon)
    Sugino 75 chainset, Campag BB
    Fort frame + carbon forks (original steel forks included)
    Deity risers and Oury grips
    Shimano 105 front brake with goldfinger lever
    Chris King headset
    Time ATAC pedals - bit rusty in places though

    Dolan Mythos Carbon Fibre road bike - £500

    Frame size is 52cm c-t-t seat tube and 56.5 effective (i.e. along horizontal) top tube.

    Didn't really use this much so it's looking pretty mint considering it's over 5 years old. I upgraded the brakes to the awesome Planet X CNC calipers, and will throw in spare Swisstop pads and the Cateye computer (needs new battery). Full Shimano 105 groupset in black, obvs. Carbon fibre bottle holders too. Mavic Aksium wheels, San Marco Ponza saddle, carbon seatpost etc.