Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:45 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8896
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
So anyways, I got to thinking...
I know, dangerous in itself, although this time it wasn't about cake.

I'm not one for groupsets, in fact I've never owned a bike with a complete groupset, it just bores me if I'm honest. No, I'm one for mix 'n' match components, and usually go for parts that 'flow' or just look correct for the bike they hang on, or maybe just because they appeal in some way.

The question is this, just how many nations parts would it be possible to get on one bike, without the need for mismatched rims, wheels etc.. ?

I'll leave that with you, I'm off to count bike bits.


al.

''around the world
around the world
around the world
around the world
around the world''
and so on...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:44 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Posts: 1836
silly man! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:57 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8896
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
k-rod wrote:
silly man! :lol:


Been called worse.


al.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:02 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 7874
Location: Aberdeen
11

Itll cost you though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:57 am 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 24661
Location: Riding a 26er
didn't one of the mag's have an article on the same BITD? I remember a mtb with complete Mavic. Which was very tasty even for a non-grouper like me. As for now. You could make a mtb up with one countries parts. German carbon is very expensive but easy to find.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:59 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 5904
Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
Tin Tin I think you’ve missed the point it’s mix and match not all beige


This could be well interesting, rather like limiting your weeks shopping to “the worlds food isle” in Tesco

How far are you prepared to go and are you staying with known brands like or Hope / Sachs / Continental / Vredenstein / (take your pick from Italy / Japan and China) I.e stick a pin in the map and pick a component.

Or is it ball bearings from Romainia - brake cables from Loas and tyres from Indonesia and inner tubes from Burma - assembled with the aid of Snake oil from Madagascar

All whilst drinking tea from around the Asia Ceylon/India/China etc and eating Welsh cakes or Dundee Marmalade Cake

Looking forward to build..... but what’s your starting point - surely the frame has to be odder than even your normal

Is it a Bamboo bike ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:14 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8896
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
tintin40 wrote:
didn't one of the mag's have an article on the same BITD? I remember a mtb with complete Mavic. Which was very tasty even for a non-grouper like me. As for now. You could make a mtb up with one countries parts. German carbon is very expensive but easy to find.


Yes just like that, although the complete opposite.


al. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:23 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:33 pm
Posts: 2495
Location: New Forest
Japan - easy
UK - easy
Italy - easy
US - easy

Hmmm... are you talking supplied or manufactured... a lot of 'UK' stuff was made in the east.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Daft punk!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:51 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8896
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Japan - easy
UK - easy
Italy - easy
US - easy

Hmmm... are you talking supplied or manufactured... a lot of 'UK' stuff was made in the east.


Yeah it's easy to get 6 or 7, just be nice to see how far this can be pushed. Much of the UK stuff is built in the far east, and that's not really my thing. I'm talking countries of origin and manufacture.

Saying that, China, Taiwan, Japan are an easy 3!

al.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:58 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:49 pm
Posts: 2885
Location: Boiling in a Bivvy Bag
+ Canada
France
Australia
Germany
Czech Republic
..Wales


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Canopy, Eldolhor, Exabot [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Mainuk31 and 13 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