Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:03 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: A holy grail
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:40 pm
Posts: 52
Location: London - UK
Managed to source this extremely rare frame all the way from Australia - frame and forks are worth £400 alone - complete models go for over £1200

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

One thing I love about Aussie frames - the weather in Australia is real good for not making things rust too much - I'd have hated to see what this would look like after being in a sodden UK garden for the last 25 years ;)

This is going to be a full re-chrome, NOS/Mint parts/Pro Burner spec model using repro'd decals.

I've seen similar decals before (the font of Raleigh CRMO) has anyone else?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:29 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:19 pm
Posts: 1568
Location: Europa
Nice!

Before you get into stripping and re-chroming the frame, try this thread on VBMX about using oxalic acid. It seems very gentle and even leaves decals intact.

http://oldschoolbmx.com/community/index.php?s=9c205f74c3b76d36df27f97ffb9132e0&showtopic=4004702

Not sure if you have to register to view all the photos or if some of them are clickable. It gives very impressive results, though.

DM


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:40 pm
Posts: 52
Location: London - UK
I've seen the thread already but thanks man

It's too far gone to use Oxalic though - the bottom bracket is too rusty..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:17 pm
Posts: 409
Location: Lost
wow man, looks like it's got some age!
sweet..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:38 am
Posts: 61
Location: Berlin
Hi there,

the frame looks like it`s made in Japan from the factory Koizumi. They jused the have those rear dropouts, just like the australien TBC Cobra bikes, the early Diamond Backs or german Centurions....good, quality bikes. Did`nt know, even Raleigh let the the frames be manufactured by Koizuni till now... Have a look - here might be a kind of baseball-symbol somewhere at he frame near the SN....

Nice bike!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:03 am 
BMX Moderator
BMX Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Posts: 1045
Location: West Sussex / Surrey (UK)
Pro Burner - properly some made for the OZ market and badged differently and diff decals for that market as to the UK market

Image

so what has happened to this bike - any one ? lmk


cheers B :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 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