(Now there's a turn up for the books!)
Well the frameset arrived today, and in the flesh it looks about right, although impossible to tell for sure until I build it up.
Annoyingly the deal I have on the Ultegra groupset won't allow me to swap the chainset for a compact one, so I'll have to buy 2 chainsets and either ebay one or keep it for the future as a spare (unless anyone wants an ultegra chainset - brand new, and you specify the cranklength).
Wheels I can hold off until next year, have a spare front in the shed anyway, and can use the turbo wheel if I don't find anything else before then. Stems and bars again from the shed.
What ratios would you recomend for a 10 speed cassette on a compact, weak cyclist in hilly area. I was thinking 12-25, can't see that a 27 is worth it is it?
Finally, saddle for ladies? Personal choices I appreciate, but there are a couple of favourites for the boys, anything similar for girly bits?
BTB - Didn't realise you were a local.
Thanks, will go for the 27 then. Probably start off with Mottram hill and then over towards Pyford and Macc, leave Marple and Hayfield for a little while
Looking last night I managed to find an ultegra groupset with a compact for £330, so that's £500 for frame and groupset, all I need is cables (£20 for Dura Ace) a rear wheel and a saddle and we are away. Even without scavenge parts that's £700 and a couple of hours in the shed.
All the best women are 5ft 3 with a 30 inch inside leg you know.
So are you a 5'2.000001" but insist on beiong referred to as 5'3", or a genuine 5'3"?
Actually, I'm starting to wonder if Nurse74 is my twin!
LOL @ Mouse.
Rio - As for the Jett sadles, there is no way I'm buying a saddle which is available in widths for her. As a bloke that's lived to the age of 34, then I have learn't to avoid potential 'does my bum look big' situations, but there is no winning in the "you think I've a wide flange!!!"/ "Are you saying my upper thighs are flabby" .
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