Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:12 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:53 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:19 am
Posts: 2037
Location: Swansea
Simon wrote:
Nemo is a really nice tubeset, probably perfect for your weight if you ride a frame that sort of size. Looks very nicely put together too (I'll let you off for all those modern parts!)


Well it was built up on the spur of the moment out of bits that were hanging around as I didn't really like it that much :? but I was bored so built it up :wink:

Now I really like it :) I'll give it a bit more of a sympathetic build ( but only a bit ) :wink:

The rear tyre is literally a few millimetres away from the seat tube and I thought it would cause problems :shock: but I've tried my hardest to get it to touch but without success so far :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:59 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: New Forest, UK
It's more the toe overlap at the front which is worrying!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:50 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:19 am
Posts: 2037
Location: Swansea
hamster wrote:
It's more the toe overlap at the front which is worrying!


When your my height its just something you've got to get used to :wink: never had a road bike that didn't have toe overlap :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:57 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: New Forest, UK
Agree - I ride a 51cm frame, but even so, it looks really extreme!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:19 am
Posts: 2037
Location: Swansea
hamster wrote:
Agree - I ride a 51cm frame, but even so, it looks really extreme!


Its definately the shortest wheelbase road bike I've ever seen :shock: its so tight that at first I thought perhaps it was built for 650c :shock: and I expected it to be really nervous and twitchy but somehow it isn't :?

When I come out of my house I go straight down a very steep hill and at the bottom there's quite a tight 'S' bend, if I can hit that flat out and not be tempted to feather the brakes I know I'm on a nice handling bike :wink: and on this one I didn't even think of braking :)

Its definately built to the tightest tolerances I've ever seen though :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:59 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: New Forest, UK
And can a little guy like you still push that big chainring round? I gave up an swapped to a 48T!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:22 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:19 am
Posts: 2037
Location: Swansea
hamster wrote:
And can a little guy like you still push that big chainring round? I gave up an swapped to a 48T!


I'm trying my best :lol: I'm riding with people a lot better than myself at the moment all of them regular gold medal sportif riders :shock: as I'm trying to get fit for a serious crack at Triathlons :wink:

But their having far too much fun tearing my legs off three times a week for my likeing :lol: did my longest ride for years last week :shock: as I got to my front door the odometre clicked to 87 miles :shock: I had to fall off my bike like a wet rag :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], JayAy, mpatts and 22 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