Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:36 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:12 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 3364
Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
TGR wrote:
IT'S HAMMER TIME .... i love that song - thanks Ian

I have checked the geometry and it seems non-standard - perhaps a custom team build for Le Tour. The details -
BB to seat pin - 26 cm
Top tube - 35 cm
Stand over height - 43 cm (varies)

I wonder if it is an old Cadel Evans frame - BMC repainted his frames and sold them.

Any ideas Retro people?


Seems likely to have been a time trial build judging by the MDT-style aero chainring. ;)

David


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:32 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Are you sure it's not a Colnago - the paintwork looks very art-decor to me !

( It needs some gum-wall tyres btw )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:07 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:04 pm
Posts: 3364
Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
vivelesalpes wrote:
Are you sure it's not a Colnago - the paintwork looks very art-decor to me !

( It needs some gum-wall tyres btw )


Colnago seems a good guess - weren't they one of the first off the mark with that style of straight-bladed fork back in the 90s? ;)

David


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:35 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1032
Location: West Yorkshire
Here we go again, someone trying to con the unwary into believing it's a Colnago when it so obviously isn't. There's no way you would see mudguard eyes on a Colnago racing bike.

It's a resprayed Dawes Galaxy tourer - double eyes on the back FFS!

A London "fixie" (how I hate that word) special dogs dinner in fact.

Mark.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:58 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Posts: 1787
Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
Chain is slack. Needs a 130mm -7 deg stem on it to slow down the steering.

Nice bash guard though which wouldn't look out of place on my Cervelo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:26 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
daccordimark wrote:
It's a resprayed Dawes Galaxy tourer - double eyes on the back FFS!


Theres no way this is a Dawes! You seen Dawes never made such a short rake fork! 'This' bike must be one responsive ride 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:37 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:54 am
Posts: 1060
Location: Derby
Cracked it.....
Just been on Team GB blogg,Its Vicky P's new secret come back bike.

I will get my coat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:58 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm
Posts: 3775
Location: Norn Iron
<<< passes Bagpuss his coat! And lifts his own ...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:34 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Posts: 1787
Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
Typically, the majority of "experts" on here are all barking up the wrong tree. There are very subtle clues that in fact it is not a road bike at all, so a 50th Anniversary Campag Gruppo will not be suitable nor period correct.

The extra tyre clearance and some rather aggressive tread on the tyres have been completely overlooked. After some extensive research, you are a very lucky owner of a Specialized prototype. The project was shelved initially in 1992, but then was dusted off almost 20 years later when Araldite introduced glueing guns and simple oven baked technology was borrowed from street potatoe sellers. You basically have a very retro and unique part of history found in the back of your garage towards the development of this: http://vimeo.com/25683059

Don't let anyone tell you any different!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:46 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm
Posts: 3775
Location: Norn Iron
After all that debate, we have a final answer ... thanks Woz.

I think i will break it up for parts!!

also, i'll get my coat (again) - my winter coat, cause i will be out a long time .......


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Apple Tree, Montello, Old Ned, Piperdave and 32 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