Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
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Hello pantani, it really depends on 'your engine', or in this case, 'your legs'. I ride 12 speed steel frame bikes up and down my local hills without too much trouble, but I don't think that my hills are the equivalent of the Ventoux!
I think that if you are reasonably fit you can probably make do with a compact double...
What part of the UK are you in?
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