Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:17 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:25 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:11 pm
Posts: 1435
Location: God's waiting room !!
:D :D :D


Attachments:
Coral reef att 3.jpg
Coral reef att 3.jpg [ 235.44 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:25 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:21 pm
Posts: 933
Location: staffordshire, uk
may as well throw this into the mix.


Attachments:
IMG_1260.JPG
IMG_1260.JPG [ 90.09 KiB | Viewed 1812 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:25 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:21 pm
Posts: 933
Location: staffordshire, uk
pic. 2


Attachments:
IMG_1259.JPG
IMG_1259.JPG [ 86.47 KiB | Viewed 1811 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:26 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:21 pm
Posts: 933
Location: staffordshire, uk
pic. 3


Attachments:
IMG_1270.JPG
IMG_1270.JPG [ 78.16 KiB | Viewed 1809 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:29 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 5220
Location: York
8) , nice xizang Gaf like the alternative colourway with the decals.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:23 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Posts: 8700
Location: DUNDEE
Gaf, I don't believe it, that's the same colour scheme I've been putting together for my xizang, I was aiming for next months BOTM. I even just repainted my Bullseye cranks :( ... a few slight changes needed then :(

ps. how do you make your sticker sets up? are they cut vinyl? If you have them identified I wouldn't minde the various font names from you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:19 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:17 am
Posts: 710
Location: Statesville, NC USA
Stick Legs wrote:
Please don't take offence Jeff, the Ritchey frame alone makes that bike a true classic. But the gold plating ruins it! If all the fasteners were left in their manufactured finish the bike would look a million bucks, and the gold plating would not take away the beauty of the rose colour.
IMHO! :D


I definitely would not have spent the money to do the bike and I agree that it is not the most aesthetically pleasing bike, but I sure do admire the commitment and dollars it took to make it happen! It is kinda like some of the concept cars, not what you'd want for everyday use but it sure is neat to look at.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:24 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13404
Location: Warwick
Even though I dont personally tend to "like" the older style pre 1990 geometry bikes (mainly as it wasn the era of my youth) and also the pre-cnc years, I do like the pink paintwork. The gold bits set it off nice ;)

I just cant get my head around the geometry though, as it does remind me of the old Raleigh Mustangs that you used to see rusting away chained to lamp posts. Thats just me though.

And it definitley deserves being tagged a true Retrobike I guess.

Quality is very nice indeed. Love the bling attention to detail.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:44 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:07 pm
Posts: 2044
I agree with First Flight in that there is huge potential for future bikes using the same principals that have been accepted by the Street Rodder and Chopper boys.
They are taking Retro styling and combining modern technology to create NEW machines. Anyone who has seen what Boyd Coddington has done to "Early Iron" cannot but agree that we are at the beginning of what could potentially be a whole new era of fantastic machinery.

Now where is that CNC milling machine?...Left it around here somewhere.



http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11084
Or maybe not.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:17 am
Posts: 710
Location: Statesville, NC USA
Lid wrote:
The big boys wade in and BOTM goes skew-wiff.
So us pathetic stiffs have to compete against "THE"
museum (actually I have never entered)? How many bikes does First Flight have...150-250? Everyone is probably a BOTM.
But wait I wanna see these bikes I dont want to ban them.


No worries. I only have time to check in every couple of days and most of our bikes are already on our web site. I had seen the BOTM thing and thought it would be cool to put the Ritchey on since we just got it this week.

As for the geometry, remember that these old bikes were based on the old Schwinn cruiser geometry and their primary purpose was to bomb down fire roads. The long wheelbase and slack geometry was perfect for this type of riding. On the East Coast, we don't have the fire roads so the geometry tended to be more "modern" because of the more tight and technical trails. West Coasters, like Ross Shafer, quickly changed their geometry as well for actual trail riding. Bikes like our Ritchey are perfect for what they were designed to do but not really set up for what most folks ride these days.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boswell, IHateRain, Joe_Rides, M-Power, makster, raidan73, rc200ti and 50 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group