N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Velt
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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby Velt » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:24 pm


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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby rogerwilco » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Yes, Strael is a very cool bike, and the standard components are spot-on. The 105 build has hydraulic brakes. It's almost perfect, I'd probably just upgrade to the Hunt 4 season wheelset, and there's nothing left to do. Perfect.

3 month wait though, so a bit of an exercise in patience. VAT free for non EU purchases, but it's even stevens in the end, by the time customs handling and GST is sorted at this end.

Looks like exactly what I've been looking for though, and at around A$3,500 all in after shipping and taxes, not too much for an outstanding machine.

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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby rogerwilco » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:04 am

Put down a deposit on a Strael 2.0.
Now the wait!

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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby Velt » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:40 am

rogerwilco wrote:Put down a deposit on a Strael 2.0.
Now the wait!


Nice! Excellent choice, I considered the strael myself.

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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby Thoglette » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:44 pm

For anyone looking for a disk, steel (double butted 4130), gravelly (37mm) drop bar bike, Wiggle has the
Vitus Substance (w/ Tiagra) for $1120. Not bad at the price point. Supports rear racks but mudguards might be a challenge.

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Re: N+1 advice - steel frame tourer/hauler

Postby queequeg » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:24 pm

rogerwilco wrote:Put down a deposit on a Strael 2.0.
Now the wait!


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