Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:52 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:53 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 10:30 pm
Posts: 510
Location: Lochaber
That frame is a great colour. I'd be for losing as much red and blue as possible to best show off the frame.
Anyway, good to see it coming along. Enjoy.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:05 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
Yeah you’re not wrong there but the clamp is Hope and headset Chris King and neither will fit/suit my other bikes....
I guess I could sell them?
The pedals I had spare....

But yeah green and red isn’t ideal....
Changing the stem for black and regular bars either silver or black - I have a choice, so watch this space


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:20 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 7021
Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
Tricky1977 wrote:
A bit more tinkering and cleaning today... trying to improve the shift and indexing
Headset tightened and brakes set up correctly with new Clarke’s front pads
Binned off the old wheels, the Joytech hubs were bent... cassette is garbage and rocks.... rear tyre is ok (Kenda), front garbage

Attachment:
A20E48C0-F60D-40A9-9E08-23BEC82BA9DE.jpeg


Getting there... slowly

Cranks are gorgeous, FSA middle ring and Sugino big.. Hollowtech cranks I’ve been told.



What’s going on with that rear mech in the last photo is it stuck on its pivot bolt ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
Yeah it looks mad but it works ok... kind of looks like an 11 speed :lol:
I’ll check it’s pivoting ok... to be fair 90% of the whole bike is/was f***ed so it wouldn’t surprise me :)

(Edit) however the two XTR mechs are lush! I can’t claim they work better than my Altus stuff, but boy are they well finished! Just a wipe of the cloth and they sparkle :cool:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
Does anyone know the stem dimensions for the original ‘92 Fire mountain? Reach and rise? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 5886
Location: peak district
Tricky1977 wrote:
Does anyone know the stem dimensions for the original ‘92 Fire mountain? Reach and rise? Thanks



I think the stem length/rise changed with frame size, the shortest i have seen is a 100mm, there is one on ebay for sale, just checked and its just sold.

And yes, that rear mech needs sorting :)

mark


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:28 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
Thanks.
Yeah I’ve had a fiddle with the mech and it was stuck “open” for want of a better word, on the return spring. I’ve lubed it and it seems better but really they all need taking off, soaking and new cables fitting...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:36 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
jonthefish wrote:
That frame is a great colour. I'd be for losing as much red and blue as possible to best show off the frame.
Anyway, good to see it coming along. Enjoy.


Oh and I’ve started operation remove the red, new pedals and seat clamp. Also new wheels and tires as these were crap.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am
Posts: 702
Location: Essex, UK
Update:
New seatpost clamp - Thomson yum
Attachment:
E58819AC-CD60-4471-856E-66368A7A091C.jpeg
E58819AC-CD60-4471-856E-66368A7A091C.jpeg [ 209.64 KiB | Viewed 269 times ]

“Fixed” the derailleur position
Attachment:
77432696-60A1-4471-BF1D-594BD5C94ECC.jpeg
77432696-60A1-4471-BF1D-594BD5C94ECC.jpeg [ 494.74 KiB | Viewed 269 times ]

New cable guide (anyone know the bolt size? It wasn’t the same as the one with the new guide)
Attachment:
B45D0494-09F5-4A43-9BD0-D63485FFEE3E.jpeg
B45D0494-09F5-4A43-9BD0-D63485FFEE3E.jpeg [ 276.55 KiB | Viewed 269 times ]

Plus New (old) grey DMR V12 pedals (bought off here) - lol I forgot to take a pic of this XD


Last edited by Tricky1977 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 791
Tricky1977 wrote:
Update:
New seatpost clamp - Thomson yum
Attachment:
E58819AC-CD60-4471-856E-66368A7A091C.jpeg

“Fixed” the derailleur position
[attachment=1]77432696-6XD


8) best dressed fire mountain in town :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 1978, I_am_Will, ibbz, jonboy, kccourtney, mk one, Once A Hero, riddim-track, TAOS_LTS 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