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Wanted CX bike small or extra small

  • 26-09-2021 7:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭

    Just looking to see what's out there in the members' sheds. I'm looking for a cx bike for the Mrs. A size 48, 49, 50, so pretty small

    Budget would be 500 to 1000.


  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    I have a Ridley x-Bow, 48cc which I’ve been toying with the idea of moving in order to help fund something new.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Well... share the toys! :D

    Or gimme the deets at least. I don't mind, or would actually rather, v-brakes. If it's disc I'd prefer hydraulic, but anyway -it is what it is. Let me know sure.

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    Here is a photo taken a few minutes ago, so I haven’t had a chance to clean it or put on any make-up! 😬

    I put tektro mini-v brakes on it about a year ago. It came with Tiagra 9speed but I bought new Sora shifters and long cage rear mech last summer, put a 34 cassette and converted to a narrow-wide single chainring.

    It didn’t do much off-road, was mostly used as a commuter. According to Strava and map my ride it has just over 4k km. the wheels and tyres shown were on it when I bought it, but only have around 600km use.

    I have the original canto brakes, chainrings and a very well used set of most wildcat wheels with cassette and tyres which would be included.

    I’m not quite sure where to price this. It’s a smashing bike, but a few years old. Bought new in 2012, but the mileage is low.

    Do I need to put an asking price if responding to a wanted ad, or can you make an offer?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    My thread, my rules! :D

    I'll send you a pm. Are you in Dublin? (ish)

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    I am in Dublin. No -ish. ;-)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Sent you a pm there.

    So it's a 1x9. What's the front ring then currently?

    That frame is weighty enough apparently but, in all liklihood same as yourself it'll see more commute miles than rough stuff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    I had to do a double take on that... I read it first as, "That frame is weighty enough apparently - a bit like yourself." 😮

    I have a 46 on it - I took it around the Ring of Kerry last summer and found the 46 to 34 was just about OK, but I am a bit more of a pusher than a spinner. Ask me knees.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    How's the spider for accommodating a smaller chainring, any idea? She's want a touch smaller I'd say.

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    I got the narrow-wide from Superstar Components and there were plenty of options for the 110 BCD.

    I have the original chain rings too (48 and 34) and also the front derailleur clamp. You could convert back to a 2 x 9 for the price of a front derailleur. I dont think I have one lying around but I'll check.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭deco36

    Sorry to jump into the conversation but if fat bloke does not take it I might be very interested.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,453 ✭✭✭lennymc

    pretty sure i had a narrow wide 38 110 bcd from superstar components at one stage.

  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭Joey Joe-Joe Jr

    Fat bloke is weighing things up but I’ll let you know if he decides to go a different route.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Thanks Joey JJJr.

    It's a cool little bike but herself isn't sure about it so we'll keep looking for the time being.