Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:27 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 99 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Edinburgh
one-eyed_jim wrote:
What an amazing find!

Do you know how the vendor came by it?


Just heard back from the guy who sold it to me. Astonishingly he found it chucked out in a bin in Edinburgh last November. He thought that he could maybe get it back on the road, but being a student didn't have the funds to do this, so it just sat in the common stairwell from then to now gathering dust.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:22 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:58 am
Posts: 972
somerled wrote:
Just heard back from the guy who sold it to me. Astonishingly he found it chucked out in a bin in Edinburgh last November. He thought that he could maybe get it back on the road, but being a student didn't have the funds to do this, so it just sat in the common stairwell from then to now gathering dust.


Wow, did you tell him, there are people biting your arm off for it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Edinburgh
Hi folks,

just thought that I'd update you on the 'Highpath'.

Well it is now stripped down, documented and cleaned and inspected. I'm happy to report that all is well with it and nothing much is lost or broken.

The Shimano Megarange cassette is in perfect nick as is the Suntour MicroDrive crankset.

I'm going to get it built back up in the next few weeks.

I have also sourced the ulra rare and original Nokia Hakkapeliitta studded snow tyres as well as a nice set of new Nokia SL-35's

I'm still pondering what sort of handlebars to fit so sugestions are welcome.

cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:48 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:19 pm
Posts: 1568
Location: Europa
somerled wrote:
I have also sourced the ulra rare and original Nokia Hakkapeliitta studded snow tyres as well as a nice set of new Nokia SL-35's


You're a legend!
This bike deserves to be done properly.

Re. the bars:
I'm sure there are photos of Geoff Apps using bars that look very similar to CW BMX bars. The lower rise versions for mini/ expert or cruiser class, rather than the 10-inch tall versions.

Similar to the ones on Dave Wrath-Sharman's bike:
http://www.63xc.com/dws/hubbrake.htm

And on here:

http://www.james-walters.net/cleland/cleland-06.html

Your bike looks like it had an adjustable stem raised up high. Probably used with flat bars. I guess that achieves a similar riding position to the Cleland "BMX STYLE" stem and bars, but it's not quite in-keeping.

Maybe Highpath Engineering or DW-S could advise you or even fabricate some bars?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:05 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:09 am
Posts: 4806
Location: Location: Location:
Yep, you really are very lucky :D

Probably more so that you found our site before the bike got stripped :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Edinburgh
Thanks for the advice guys.

Here are some pics. The Highpath is cleaning up well.


Attachments:
File comment: mad Nokia Hakkapeliitta studded tyres
100915_110410.jpg
100915_110410.jpg [ 82.02 KiB | Viewed 1301 times ]
File comment: wheels and tyres
100915_110358.jpg
100915_110358.jpg [ 65.08 KiB | Viewed 1301 times ]
File comment: lovely brakes
100914_152801.jpg
100914_152801.jpg [ 88.82 KiB | Viewed 1301 times ]
File comment: In bits in the workshop
100914_152711.jpg
100914_152711.jpg [ 87.13 KiB | Viewed 1301 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:12 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:25 pm
Posts: 924
Location: Near Wendover Bucks
This is my Highpath' Cleland. Photographed back in 1988. Highpaths were made to order and mine was intended to cope with touring in the south of England's winter mud.

The handle bars are Highpath's adjustable ones. However the friction plates moved and under heavy use they metal-fatigued and cracked. So I replaced them with the fixed Highpath bars that remain on the bike to this day.


Attachments:
HighpathNew.jpg
HighpathNew.jpg [ 217.83 KiB | Viewed 1280 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:07 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm
Posts: 3584
Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
Love it Somerled, that is one cracking find, the racks are amazing, one hell of a rough stuff tourer.

Have fun rebuilding it and most importantly enjoy riding it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Edinburgh
i believe in fixies wrote:
Love it Somerled, that is one cracking find, the racks are amazing, one hell of a rough stuff tourer.

Have fun rebuilding it and most importantly enjoy riding it!


Thanks, I sure am enjoying sourcing parts and working on it.

The rear rack was made specially by the man himself, Dave Wrath-Sharman and is thing of absolute beauty. The front rack was retrofitted by the previous owner, but is still a nice bit of kit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:04 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:39 pm
Posts: 170
Location: SE Scotland
What an amazing find! Why didn't I pick-up on this thread earlier?
As a trials rider, you will appreciate the riding position of the Cleland design, as that is its heritage.
An original Aventura recently sold for £900.
Where did you find those Speed Hakkapeliitta tyres?
Handlebars? I'd get DWS to make some new ones for you. If not, anything that gives you the stance of a trials bike.
When it is ready, you must come down to the Borders for a ride.
I assume you've accessed www.clelandcycles.wordpress.com
BTW I know that the GasGas account is not about cooking and heating.
I look forward to reading about the HighPath's restoration.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 99 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Axis r of evil, kyle888, T'boo Ted and 49 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