Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:42 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:33 pm 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:44 pm
Posts: 1184
Location: norcal
John wrote:
hollister wrote:
Lid wrote:
Under construction, silver with black.
NOS chrome forks.
One piece stem bar, black.
Yes I know the top sticker is backwards but it was done by the paint shop and then clearcoated so..
that frame is suspension corrected (you know how bad i want that fork) :shock:


How can you tell if the frame is suspension corrected? Any give aways? Or do you just want the fork so badly you're prepared to go the extra yard :wink:
cause it looks like a 94 frame


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:45 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
hollister wrote:
John wrote:
hollister wrote:
Lid wrote:
Under construction, silver with black.
NOS chrome forks.
One piece stem bar, black.
Yes I know the top sticker is backwards but it was done by the paint shop and then clearcoated so..
that frame is suspension corrected (you know how bad i want that fork) :shock:


How can you tell if the frame is suspension corrected? Any give aways? Or do you just want the fork so badly you're prepared to go the extra yard :wink:
cause it looks like a 94 frame


OK. What are the give aways? Dropout design and two piece stays?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:13 am 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:44 pm
Posts: 1184
Location: norcal
John wrote:
hollister wrote:
John wrote:
hollister wrote:
Lid wrote:
Under construction, silver with black.
NOS chrome forks.
One piece stem bar, black.
Yes I know the top sticker is backwards but it was done by the paint shop and then clearcoated so..
that frame is suspension corrected (you know how bad i want that fork) :shock:


How can you tell if the frame is suspension corrected? Any give aways? Or do you just want the fork so badly you're prepared to go the extra yard :wink:
cause it looks like a 94 frame


OK. What are the give aways? Dropout design and two piece stays?
what looks like bonded bottle bosses, drop outs, segmented stays, tigged cable guides, slash cut decals(though he mentioned repaint, i would assume new decals)etc


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:01 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:12 pm
Posts: 2993
Location: Northumberland
White frame and white forks will look cool, white bikes always do. My mate had a white Fuquay with white judy sls, looked great 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:30 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:07 pm
Posts: 2044
I had thought the the frame was a 92 untll Hollister mentioned that it looked like a 94. So dur out the original purchase order from Jez at The Fridge and he was right. It is a 94. It has the bonded waterbottle bosses and the later drop out shape.
I am planning to get a machinest friend to make me a spacer for the fork.
As Holister says it is a non sus fork 385mm. When I bought the frame The Fridge people were getting Greg Fuquay to weld up sus corrected rigid forks. I got one and the axle to crown is 400mm.
So was thinking a 1.5cm spacer/sleeve the same size as the headset should work.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: My 93 Race Lite
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:37 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:50 am
Posts: 313
Location: Portlandia, OR, USA
Got this a little while back. Used to belong to Kurt Ferber - former Machinist/Alignment guy at Bontrager in Santa Cruz.

93 Race Lite with full m900 XTR, Bontrager crowned Judy FSX, Bontrager carbon post and 1-piece bar/stem and BCX 1 and 2 rims... 23.5 pounds soaking wet, and it's a daily rider. Got it to replace my old Race Lite that was nicked from my garage last November. A lucky find, for sure, thanks to one Mr Don Whitehead.


Attachments:
bonty.jpg
bonty.jpg [ 188.19 KiB | Viewed 1492 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:31 pm 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:44 pm
Posts: 1184
Location: norcal
Lid wrote:
I had thought the the frame was a 92 untll Hollister mentioned that it looked like a 94. So dur out the original purchase order from Jez at The Fridge and he was right. It is a 94. It has the bonded waterbottle bosses and the later drop out shape.
I am planning to get a machinest friend to make me a spacer for the fork.
As Holister says it is a non sus fork 385mm. When I bought the frame The Fridge people were getting Greg Fuquay to weld up sus corrected rigid forks. I got one and the axle to crown is 400mm.
So was thinking a 1.5cm spacer/sleeve the same size as the headset should work.
just pop a headset spacer under the crown race doohickey(works like a charm, or sell me the fork :D )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:18 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
Ain't no party like an S Club party
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 4:54 pm
Posts: 7136
Location: UK
retrobikeguy,

Is that green frame yours? Very nice...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:41 pm 
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: 5223
Location: York
Nah, never had the chance to own a bonty yet, wouldn't mind one someday so I could pair it up with my bonty crowned rockshox mk1's.

maybe one day eh :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:55 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:07 pm
Posts: 2044
Hollister you are not supposed to tell me that.....I mean thanks for the info.
So there are allready headset spacers in our world?
(Wow thats so cool) Did I say that out loud?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BC, Exabot [Bot], grarea, IHateRain, jimi911, kyle888, Mark Manley, sandydoull, scottproonly and 51 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