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by soma sage
25 Jul 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

thanks everybody, some good tips. I think I have to decide what takes priority and what I'm willing to change. I do prefer having 28mm tyres and although it doesn't seem much of a difference to go with 25's, for me, the comfort levels don't compare. I'd also have to get a new set of wheels built but...
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on trains in Wales
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Bikes on trains in Wales

Transport for Wales train from Chester to Holyhead will be fine. There is space for 2 bikes and you don't need to book. You will unlikely be asked whether your journey is essential. The only issue is whether the train is full. Weekdays, I've never had a problem. One time on a Saturday, had to wait f...
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

thanks for that. Yes, I've realized it's a bit of nightmare trying to fit all my components on. For example, my rims (Mavic A719) can't have tyres less than 28mm. This is my spec currently on the Specialized allez (and taken off the Giant SCR that snapped): Mavic rims, front with XT dynamo hub; rear...
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

that Spa frame is well tasty. I'm looking for something cheaper and that I don't mind leaving out in the rain. I do have Soma Saga which I use for touring but would not leave it out in public.
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

steel or aluminium, road, touring, or hybrid. Even a mountain bike frame would do, as long as it fits 700c wheels (28" I think).

thanks again
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

thanks for the reply! I am looking for a second hand one, budget of £150.
by soma sage
23 Jul 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards
Replies: 15
Views: 680

road frame & forks with eyelets and clearance for mud guards

hello people, I'm a new poster and wondering whether I could crowd source your expertise to help me find a bike frame & forks? What I am looking for is a 54cm frame with forks, preferably aluminium with eyelets and clearance for 700c wheels with 28mm tyres. I have looked all over the internets a...