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Right folks, as some of you know, i had a run in with a car, lol, i'll get that thread updated with good news next week hopefully

But my insurance are sorting it out, so what i'm looking to do is, get a cheap light frame to keep me going till the end of the year, switch all the components over from the "written off" bike which i've just been told to chuck, so because it was my cheap wheels that were on, thats not so bad, so i can take all the 105 stuff and switch it, just need to get a new rear de-railer

So where should i be looking for a cheap frame, apart from ebay which i look anyways??

Looking for something 52-54 cm because i can adjust things to fit me, bear in mind i dont want anything special because its just a bike to keep me going then most likey just get used for crappy weather rides and get a new 2011 bike cheaper at the end of the year

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 6 years ago
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Hi Gkam, Budget??????Edinburgh bike cooperative, or the Kinesis website.
TFC  4

PS want to come down to Kirkcaldy and build my Spec Ruby comp???

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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My budget is as little as possible without going to heavy

I'm looking at vintage frames on ebay for under £50, but i dont know if they will handle shimano 105

What you need done on your bike? where abouts in the "kingdom" are you  4

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 6 years ago
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Complete build. I have everything except the wires.

This is the bits that folk gave me after my cardiac collapse a year ago when I ended up nearly dead, and my old bike got squished. Plus some odd bits I bought. I wasn't all taht serious about you building it tho' Kirkcaldy.

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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You only need a stand and a few tools, then if you look around online, plenty of "how to" vids that will get you started

So you on the mend now?

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 6 years ago
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"So you on the mend now?"

I Was until I hit a pothole on my mtb on March 11 and smashed my face in. 32 stitches.

Still want to aim for Kinross Sportive next March

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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You gonna do the black route?  19

I did that in June last year after getting the route from a mate, took me 7.5 hours and nearly killed me, lol, some of the club racers did it in under 6 hours  4

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 6 years ago
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no Gkam i'm going to do the short route, and the way i'm going i'll be walking over ben lomond and up Glenfarg, but there is a good ice cream shop in Newburgh.  3

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm also looking at the blue route, i think i might just be fit enough if the winter aint to bad and i get some decent ride outs done, any idea on entry costs?

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 6 years ago
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Nothing yet, but I have heard that if they can't get the numbers increased, then it is going to really hard to get in. 28th April 2012. entries open 1st oct

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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Yeah i knew it opened on the 1st, they got it up to 650 last year, but i think there was a problem with more because its mainly open roads