Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:29 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:25 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:26 am
Posts: 297
Location: USA
Was cleaning hard drive and I found this... I know Rumphy has seen it since his name showed up on the thread as the moderator....back in October 2004.

Now a quote from the original poster: "It's a project I did about 10 years ago to make an almost complete bike from scratch using manual machine tools. Components took a year, frame and fork took another. I never finished the front brake mounts."

I thought someone could enjoy the pics...


Attachments:
Frame.jpg
Frame.jpg [ 148.14 KiB | Viewed 1904 times ]
ProjectDer.jpg
ProjectDer.jpg [ 158.89 KiB | Viewed 1904 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:28 am
Posts: 1733
Location: italy
Is it the same guy who modified a Boulder with areodynamic carbon fiber sheets and fitted it with his hydraulic shifting system and magura to build the "first all hydraulic bike"? I sawe an article on some old MBA


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:30 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13405
Location: Warwick
Thats ace... ;)

...and leads me to my next project/discussion that our guv John and I was chatting about last night...

"retrobike custom machined parts"...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:32 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:14 am
Posts: 1321
Location: Sunny? Devon
With the parts you've got Jez, and a spot of reverse engineering, there's no reason why "new" old parts couldn't be done.

Grafton, Ringle, etc etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:41 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:23 am
Posts: 1256
Location: Winchester
Awesome! How much of it did he have to buy though?

Tyres, tubes, saddle, shocks, bearings... brake pads, cables, chain, rims, spokes?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:45 am 
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: 7133
Location: UK
B3 wrote:
With the parts you've got Jez, and a spot of reverse engineering, there's no reason why "new" old parts couldn't be done.

Grafton, Ringle, etc etc.


I can think of a couple of million reasons why not to, if Grafton, Ringle etc discovered their designs were being ripped off...!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:50 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 6191
Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Love the fact that he's gone to all that trouble to built a Paulesque rear mech and then uses it with a single speed rear hub - maybe that is the the best way to use all those rear mechs!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:07 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8423
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
If any one wants any parts designing or drawn up for CNC / manufacture, let me know.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:22 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:14 pm
Posts: 13405
Location: Warwick
Looks like the plan is in motion.

I think we could open up a new thread. Ill post some of my early industrial design sketches here - so all who are interesting in contributing etc please do!

The plan is to look into creating some custom "our own designed" bits and pieces: at the mo Im discusisng with B3 a conceptual thumbie system...

If we all contribute to this Im sure we could produce something really quite special...

I'll put a thread up shortly...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:57 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:14 am
Posts: 1321
Location: Sunny? Devon
BoyBurning wrote:
B3 wrote:
With the parts you've got Jez, and a spot of reverse engineering, there's no reason why "new" old parts couldn't be done.

Grafton, Ringle, etc etc.


I can think of a couple of million reasons why not to, if Grafton, Ringle etc discovered their designs were being ripped off...!


10% difference and it's classed as a new item/design :wink:

Besides, most of the companies from the 90's are no longer trading.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boswell, Bullet2bullet, DynaCol, Google Adsense [Bot], jesszet, JoeG, longun, losvizzero, Tc, Yahoo [Bot] and 63 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