Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:08 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:46 am
Posts: 328
Its been covered in salty road grime, farmroad straw and muck generally since October but its finally had its spring-clean.

This thing has history but I wont bore you with all that - its been resprayed obviously and a fine job too by a local guy - Concorde did some nice forgings on these frames and the Cinelli 'aero' bottom bracket is a nice touch too.

Its built with a mixture of Record hubs (natch) and Centaur/Chorus/Veloce stuff. Anything that was on 'special' at the time basically.

If anybody has a more elegant solution than 'tie wraps' to affix sks mudguards, please let me know....

PS: double tape is the biz for long winter runs :wink:


Attachments:
front.jpg
front.jpg [ 94.88 KiB | Viewed 1848 times ]
rear.jpg
rear.jpg [ 168.77 KiB | Viewed 1848 times ]
gears.jpg
gears.jpg [ 154.07 KiB | Viewed 1848 times ]
IMG_1359.JPG
IMG_1359.JPG [ 250.17 KiB | Viewed 1848 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8202
Location: New Forest, UK
Nice solution on the rear guards! For the front I used P clips, but the only other way is braze-ons - 100mm or so up the fork leg always looks better.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:34 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26146
Location: Moomin Valley
nice n orangey....

for mudgards - try finding the smallest diameter reflector mounts you can find (usually the first thing discarded off a new bike) , these work wonders.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:57 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:19 pm
Posts: 163
Location: Maastricht
Concordes usually are built very short, doe you have any problems with toe-overlap?
I used to have a cheaper version in PDM colours. Sadly it ended it's active life in a collision with a clubmate :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:38 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:04 pm
Posts: 192
Location: Up North
Liking that very mucho, Are they bluemels mudguards. How you finding clearances, what size tyres?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Concorde
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:01 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:46 am
Posts: 328
Thanks for the comments.
When I bought it, the frame measurements were intriguing - and once I found out the full story it turns out that it was custom made for a PDM rider.

That said though it does have enough clearance for the muddies (SKS) but only the 23c tyres that are on it. Without them I reckon it could take 25-27's in the summer.

It also turns out that it is the perfect size for me which is handy.
Toe overlap is only noticed at a standstill and with my size 10's its still not a prob. It just reminds you that its not a 'touring' bike. Other than that the old SLX tubing is very comfortable.

I'm after some SLX stickers for the forks and you can only buy them in a full set so if anybody wants the other ones, drop me a pm. Cheers.!

PS: Sorry for the not-so-retro 10sp drivetrain but I got the only alloy ergos I could (Veloce) and I must say they 'QS' stuff is superb nowadays great for all-day changing in the Scottish hills.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:03 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3832
Location: Somerset
I'd like to hear the history...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:00 am 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Lovely looking bike


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 19 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