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tietze

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Hi, I've been looking at this beauty for quite a while and find almost any part of the setup to be awesome. Not much about this British frame on here, what are your thoughts?

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https://fairlightcycles.com/product/secan-deposit

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Fairlight Cycles Secan @ road.cc
 
Tyre clearance 
Tyre clearance (based on actual width) – 650 x 57 or 700 x 47
Tyre clearance with mudguards 650×50 or 700×42

Photos below with 2.2" conti race king - I suspect this is for 650B (not entirely sure)

FAIRLIGHT 2018 SECAN Details L1150925.jpg 

FAIRLIGHT 2018 SECAN Details L1150921.jpg 

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s0ldats

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looks great! love that thin top tube
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pauley

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Well thought out design and looks beautiful. Plenty of tire clearance. The 77mm bottom bracket drop is on the low side and makes me wonder about pedal strike issues with a 650b set up. Otherwise, if the rest of the numbers and geometry would fit you well this looks like a great bike!
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tietze

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Yes, my only concern is the BB-drop - my current bike have a 60mm bb-drop. I guess it will take some getting used to: not pedalling through curves or deep tyre tracks. Never tried a frame with such a low bottom bracket before.
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SamSam

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I have one (I'm from Belgium), a 61T, and I really like it. My other bike is a Sonder Camino, and while I also love that bike, this one is a different beast. The Secan accelerates very fast compared to the Camino. The Camino is more a smooth cruiser, while the Secan reacts much quicker. Comfort on both is nice, but different. Can't really express in words, the steel vs aluminium just feels very different. And I Can't really compare the comfort to be honest because the camino is on 650bx47 byways on heavy wheels at the moment and the Secan on 700x42 resolutes on light wheels. The only thing I don't like on my Secan are the Shimano r7000 105 levers/shifters, there is a very annoying bump on the inside where the hydraulical cable enters or whatever, very very bad placement, horrible ergonomics. Much prefer the SRAM apex levers on the camino. One thing I know is I'm definitely keeping both! I was a bit skeptic at first regarding the racy head and seat tube angles on the Secan, but in the meantime I fully understand the choice   
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HollyBoni

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I'd buy one in a hardbeat. Amazing how much clearance it has with those simple seatstays and 68mm BB. I also really like that they offer two geometries for each size. Price is reasonable too.

Just look at the demand... 

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SamSam

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Idd, I was one of the early bird buyers, demand is huge now. 
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tdilf

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Love the looks of that bike!
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