Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:02 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:34 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
Quote:
Not sure i see the logic in having the tube profiles like that though?
lateral rigidity I assume? I love it. Reminds me of Explosifs that have ovalised tubing in the seat tube for torsional strength.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:37 pm 
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 5687
Location: Bicester
lush

just lush
:shock:

Nice lips (on her mouth, obviously). Who was she?
Would be gutted if it turned out to be a man :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:43 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
I reckon it's two people - the 2 different colours have different shapes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:45 pm 
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.
orange71 wrote:
Quote:
Not sure i see the logic in having the tube profiles like that though?
lateral rigidity I assume? I love it.


I can understand the ovalisation at the BB stopping too much flex when cranking the pedals, but the ovalisation at the headtube should be vertical, shouldn't it, to stop too much vertical flex in the frame a bit like those lovely Max OR frames like Serotta et al. But I realise that this is a Mountain Goat style trait and is even more lovely for it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:46 pm 
Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 5687
Location: Bicester
your right - the dark is more traditional BJ lip shape where the light is smaller and less pronounced


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:10 pm
Posts: 25
The lighter pink looks like a 'pucker' rather than full-on smooch!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:28 pm 
BoTY Winner
BoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:39 pm
Posts: 2568
Location: Durango CO, USA
Makes me wonder whether they actually had someone kiss that thing all over. That would be a retro story!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: mountain goat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 4:08 am
Posts: 1021
Location: USA
Is that originial, or a modern Sycip? Beautiful either way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: mountain goat
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:51 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 4:08 am
Posts: 1021
Location: USA
:oops: :oops: I guess the title says it all--1990!! Now I'm really impressed. It's immaculate!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:28 pm
Posts: 1676
Location: Derbyshire
Yep, I also remeber that paint job from the brochure. It looks stunning. I wish I could "stubble" across something like that.

IIRC they were about 1300 UKP or something at the time plus the paint. The Whiskeytown was about 1000 UKP.

The clue is in the name - deluxe ride from a compliance point of view due to the directional ovaliasation, plus a deluxe price tag!.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chrisv40, MSNbot Media, rc200ti and 33 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