proletarian classics

For discussions about bikes and equipment.
User avatar
Posts: 275
Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 9:38am
Location: Cornwall & London

Re: proletarian classics

Postby quiksilver » 3 Nov 2009, 9:49am

42x28? Thats a bit spinny isnt it?

Posts: 4354
Joined: 16 Mar 2007, 1:22pm

Re: proletarian classics

Postby glueman » 3 Nov 2009, 10:25am

quiksilver wrote:42x28? Thats a bit spinny isnt it?

you obviously don't live in the pennines.

Posts: 67
Joined: 3 Sep 2008, 3:17pm

Re: proletarian classics

Postby papacojones » 3 Nov 2009, 1:17pm

up to quite posh stuff.

In the spirit of the thread title, these should surely be bourgeois classics.

Comrade P

User avatar
Posts: 1798
Joined: 19 Sep 2008, 10:25am
Location: POOLE Dorset

Re: proletarian classics

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 3 Nov 2009, 6:39pm

I have a couple of these mounts I guess. The Viking Hosteller and the Raleigh Mercury. OK so both have been somewhat modernised/upgraded, but both are lovely to ride - they are sure footed, comfortable and just as fast as my Dawes Audax. I am using the Hosteller as my winter bike at the moment and am loving it. It feels easier to ride than the Audax, no doubt due to the wider tyres and my times for regular runs are identical.
S.O.S - Save Our Steel!
1971 Raleigh Mercury
2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
195? Viking Severn Valley
1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
See them here