Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:53 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:56 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:31 pm
Posts: 320
Location: Leeds
Hi All,

Firstly, this is a wicked website! I only found it a few days ago but it's already motivated me to dig out from the cellar my 1995 S Works FSR (which hasn't seen mud since 1996) and start to clean it up.

Anyway, the bike is cool, even the shock seems fine, BUT... I need some new tyres. Can you guys give me any advice on the best way to find / track down / purchase decent retro tyres ??

I popped into STIF this afternoon and all they had were black side wall 2.5" DH jobs. Not really the same as a pair of 1.95 Umma Gumma's / Onza's / Panracer jobs all, of course, with a nice tan side wall and Kevlar bead!

Can't remember the name of them but Onza did a pair of quality tyres - front a rear were different, probably about 94/95 ? Some of the best tyres I ever rode.

Anyway, All advice welcomed as you guys seem to really know your stuff !

Thanks, Jon

P.s. - All the bikes look totally wicked, and some are making me very jealous. Think I might need a project....

P.p.s - BITD it was my mum who'd shout at me for cleaning my bike in the kitchen sink, it seems my misses has just had exactly the same reaction!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:30 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23175
Location: Retrobike HQ
jonboy wrote:
P.s. - All the bikes look totally wicked, and some are making me very jealous. Think I might need a project....


We all need a project :D

For tyres re-issued porcupines are available on ebay at a reasonable price.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:42 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
Posts: 15804
Location: near cwmcarn
kenda do 2.5in tyres with amber wall ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:11 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:16 pm
Posts: 440
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
I'll soon be posting a bunch of tyres for sale. I have one Yeti FRO, and a whole bunch of Mitsuboshi tyres from 1995, given to me by an old mate Paul Chetwynd in Japan (Paul raced in Japan extensively and advised Mitsuboshi on tyre design- he was featured in April's MBUK mag). He wandered up to me at one of the Japan series races in '95 and gave me an armful of tyres! Most of them have been in storage since- they were used for one day's XC /DH practice then he passed them on.
Watch this space.....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:23 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:14 am
Posts: 1321
Location: Sunny? Devon
First Flight do Timbuk II's or Farmer Johns Cousins.

Great bunch of guys to deal with and top service too.

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/frames/VintPart.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:24 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:51 pm
Posts: 557
Location: Melrose, Borders
@scant: which ones are those? Can't find them on the Kenda website.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:56 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
Posts: 15804
Location: near cwmcarn
Spikes wrote:
@scant: which ones are those? Can't find them on the Kenda website.


i cant now either...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:01 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:10 am
Posts: 862
Location: Reading way
Onza Rip n Rail? We have one pair in stock and I have a pair (not boxed) at home if you are after those.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:09 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:07 pm
Posts: 2044
What else you got in stock Mate?
How about a new Smoke Lite? Or maybe some red Ritchey Kool Stop pads?
How about a 100mm Machine Tech Oval Ahead Stem in say black or silver?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:09 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:10 am
Posts: 862
Location: Reading way
Sorry, I took the last pair of Smoke/Dart. I listed some other oddments on the shop watch but nothing that you mention there.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dazdc5, firedfromthecircus, kingoffootball, M-Power, Retro Spud, secret_squirrel, Sparrow, The History Man and 46 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