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Graeme

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Ribble Sportive Racing
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:08:29 pm »
I've written up a review of the Ribble Sportive Racing based on my experience.

I really like this bike so far: it has been a project to build my own version of an uncompromising audax bike, based on my own audax experience (a couple of years) and on my own preferences... it is basically a very personal set of choices. However, the basic frame and forks, and the Ribble Bike Builder were where I started and after three rides; 160km around the lanes, 400km DIY audax and a 100km summertime one-day tour of the rivers Tyne and Wear - I think I have an idea of whether it is going to meet my needs... and the answer is - wooo yay! Totally.

Also I noticed that one of the lighting cable ties has given me the perfect name for the bike, the Ribble "Sort've Racing", after all Audax isn't racing... really... not really. :)

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Re: Ribble Sportive Racing
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 07:53:48 pm »
That saddle laced Graeme?
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Graeme

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Re: Ribble Sportive Racing
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:17:27 pm »
Nope. Its a B17 and there is nowhere to lace it up. I've heard of lacing up Brooks, but I'm not sure why its done.
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Re: Ribble Sportive Racing
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 09:43:35 pm »
What tyres can you manage? 23mm or 25mm?

Graeme

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Re: Ribble Sportive Racing
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 09:57:38 am »
What tyres can you manage? 23mm or 25mm?

I've got 25mm - they fit fine with the Ultegra brakes and there is enough clearance for the Crud mudguards.
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