Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: ridgeback cooler king
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:36 pm
Posts: 19
Location: london
hi guys ime still trying to find out some info on this bike....2 weeks hunting and nothing.....any pics or reports would be a great help.....ive nearly finished the re-build,but ive never seen another one....only mine....even if you think it was utter garbage i still want to see another of this rare bike.I do have other proper bikes...i have a sun gt 10xl,and a specialized rockhopper fs comp with z4 bombers,but this ridgeback is for winter....cheers...paulie

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm 

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Posts: 8
I own a RidgeBack Cooler King. I had it from new in 1998. The front brake cable has perished where it has been in storage but other than that it is sound.

Certainly an odd bike but I had some great times on it.

I'll post a picture later!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:50 am 

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Posts: 8
Finally back to follow up on this post. As already stated, I have a Ridgeback Cooler King. I bought it back in 1998 for ~£400. The only things I've changed since new are new front brake disc & calipers and the rear tyre.

It's still going strong; I did Bath to Reading on it a couple of years ago and it was fault free. These days it's a bit like riding on an old sofa.

Link to muddy image during Bath to Reading:
Another on Caversham Bridge for the Kris Jarvis memorial ride:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:43 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Posts: 355
Location: Chorley
It looks to have taken a lot of influence from the early, 1996 onwards, Marin Rift Zone, Mt. Vision etc. Is it short in the cockpit or is that a trick of the photos?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:38 pm 

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Posts: 8
Its very short so results in a fairly upright position. It was more comfortable over the 80 miles Bath to Reading than my old 2005 Trek 4300.

Definitely influenced by those Marins - almost a copy at the rear!

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 18 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