Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:35 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:44 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
What parts have you been getting for the ms isle?


Saddle/seatpost looks better, everybody loves a thomson!
The frames were only warrantied upto 150mm.

I have the original decals (pulled from mine) if you wanted me to scan them in for you? (Still got to get the swingarm one off). Theyre not perfect but a good photoshop wiz will sort that.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:26 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:51 pm
Posts: 578
cyfa2809 wrote:
What parts have you been getting for the ms isle?


Saddle/seatpost looks better, everybody loves a thomson!
The frames were only warrantied upto 150mm.

I have the original decals (pulled from mine) if you wanted me to scan them in for you? (Still got to get the swingarm one off). Theyre not perfect but a good photoshop wiz will sort that.


The Msisle so far has the following waiting for it (easter break when the weather is better im thinking):
*11 - 25 Road cassette
*KMC gold chain
*Raceface 38T chainring
*SLX rear mech
*Raceface seat post
*WTB saddle
Plenty more to buy though.... it gets used daily so needs some money spent on it ready for the next 2 years or so.

As for the patriot, Yeah i realise they were only warranted for 150mm of travel but the waranty is long gone out the window, and the headtube isnt going anywhere with that box section down tube lets be fair.... lol It handles brilliantly with the boxxers on too.
The decals are on order from orange mate, but thank you for the offer.

May look at getting a direct mount stem on there in the near future, see how I like it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:39 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Oooo some snazzy parts right there! Commuting pimping!


Yeah thats very true, was common for people to run boxxers and the like on them. I think i prefer mine with the fork dialed down to around 130mm but havent put many hours on it yet so cant be sure.

On order from orange? They told me they only had back to 08 ones?
So i got the gold 2012 ones.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:58 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:51 pm
Posts: 578
cyfa2809 wrote:
Oooo some snazzy parts right there! Commuting pimping!


Yeah thats very true, was common for people to run boxxers and the like on them. I think i prefer mine with the fork dialed down to around 130mm but havent put many hours on it yet so cant be sure.

On order from orange? They told me they only had back to 08 ones?
So i got the gold 2012 ones.


I believe il be getting the 08 ones then..... They did say they didnt have any for my specific year.

I really need to get back out on it TBH, ive not been out since before xmas :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:08 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Haha i have been on mine once in the past couple months! The shame!

Im no a fan of the 08 ones, think they look tacky. Hmm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:39 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Ellan Vannin
AJ - Awesome bike!

I bought a 2004 patriot frame off a mate last year with a view to getting it powder coated & resprayed for this years trip to Morzine. I googled it and found this thread. Your ace bike has become the template for what I want to build - I, sir, salute you!

Ste


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:51 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:51 pm
Posts: 578
Thanks fella!!

Get yours built, they really are a very nice bike to own!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:51 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Ellan Vannin
How are you finding the Boxxers? not too much?

Looking to buy either Boxxers or Totems for mine, and probably an up-rated spring as it's got a 450lb spring on the Vanilla R and I'm 6'2" and 205lbs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:11 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:51 pm
Posts: 578
I love the boxxers! they really are the best addition ive made to this bike!

Im also 16"2' and around 16 stone. I run an 800lbs rear spring... maybe a bit too heavy duty but I do like the back end to feel relatively firm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:57 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Bristol(ish)
Really sweet pair of bikes. Loving the Patriot. Mine will be a bit more of an 'all mountain' style build with an air shock and 130mm Bombers.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: firedfromthecircus and 12 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