Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:06 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 153 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:59 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:28 pm
Posts: 936
Location: Cambridge
here is my 16in 855 I brought off eBay all the way from Italy a month ago I very happy with it im just going to put new brake blocks and cables on her and ride her wheels off :D :D


Attachments:
IMG_20130323_075502.jpg
IMG_20130323_075502.jpg [ 58.98 KiB | Viewed 588 times ]
IMG_20130323_075434.jpg
IMG_20130323_075434.jpg [ 67.98 KiB | Viewed 588 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:39 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:15 pm
Posts: 524
Location: Canada
out for breakfast with my better half today....

poor old bikes are retired forever from the dirt..


Attachments:
Capture.JPG
Capture.JPG [ 237.65 KiB | Viewed 563 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:02 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:38 pm
Posts: 116
Location: Nottingham
Attachment:
656 017.jpg
656 017.jpg [ 85.64 KiB | Viewed 541 times ]
656 .... all ready to go, well almost.
I do need to swap that hideous bright handlebar stem for the Ritchie item I have on the bench.
Not mint, but as original as I could get it, rides really well - jr


Attachments:
656 018.jpg
656 018.jpg [ 63.4 KiB | Viewed 541 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:59 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 pm
Posts: 453
34henry3w wrote:
poor old bikes are retired forever from the dirt..

Awesome collection! surely they could see a little dirt?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:28 pm
Posts: 936
Location: Cambridge
a couple of photos from the weekend a quick hoon around wimpole woods


Attachments:
IMG_20130527_200017.jpg
IMG_20130527_200017.jpg [ 94.44 KiB | Viewed 507 times ]
IMG_20130527_200053.jpg
IMG_20130527_200053.jpg [ 86.83 KiB | Viewed 507 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:34 pm 
West Midlands AEC
West Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 11:06 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
First ride out on my 856 today.

So what are we to expect from the rear end then?

I found it to climb well over pretty rocky terrain , descend well up on the pedals but struggle with damping over longer flat bumpy sections peddling seated?


Attachments:
photo (100).JPG
photo (100).JPG [ 179.22 KiB | Viewed 385 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:00 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Lincolnshire
Just got this lovely 856 from 1996 in size 18"

Attachment:
nikon 002resized.jpg
nikon 002resized.jpg [ 367.58 KiB | Viewed 342 times ]


Attachment:
nikon 001resized.jpg
nikon 001resized.jpg [ 352.65 KiB | Viewed 342 times ]


Attachment:
nikon 004resized.jpg
nikon 004resized.jpg [ 337.54 KiB | Viewed 342 times ]


Some modern parts but retro looking hopefully.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:15 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Valencia (Spain)
Has the bike been resprayed? the paintwork looks fantastic!
I like it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:18 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Lincolnshire
miliu wrote:
Has the bike been resprayed? the paintwork looks fantastic!
I like it.


Yes it has been resprayed same as original paintwork.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:28 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 am
Posts: 1421
Location: Lincs
Saw this for sale in Cycle Mode last year when I took the Whyte in for a service.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 153 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ferrus and 24 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