Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:15 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 86 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: .
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:53 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:04 pm
Posts: 8771
Location: scotland
that'll look cracking in orange :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:29 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.
greeeeeeen!
thought they were the real photos! :lol:


orange is very nice but that green is lovely!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:18 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
I've been in touch with our paint supplier at work who is going to send some free samples :D
As we use such large volumes of paint the samples are 1 litre tins, so enough for about 6 frames :D :D

Its either going to be bright orange, kawasaki green or, if they can colour match it correctly, dynorod pink/orange :D :D

That said, they do a candy apple red which is stunning :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:20 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:04 pm
Posts: 8771
Location: scotland
can you get hold of ford electric orange ? it's stunning 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:33 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
I've had a bit of a tinker with this over the christmas period.
The forks changed a while back due to the steerer length on the Shivers :? to Marzocchi bombers with 20mm axle.
Its now a sort of heavy duty xc bike/doing anything hardtail(which is what it was supposed to be in the first place :D ).
I've put a 70mm stem on it and a Thomson layback seatpost, this keeps the reach to the bars the same, more or less, but puts more weight over the rear for better traction when climbing.
I was running 1 x 9 but there are a couple of steep bits local to me that i just couldn't get up :?
She now runs a 12-32 Sram cassette, previously 11-26 Ultegra and a short cage XT rear mech, previously a ridicously light Sram Force road mech(amazingly the mech survived the Mayhem mud last year :shock: ).
Up front is an SLX 10speed mech operated by a Suntour xc pro thumbie :lol: and an FSA Comet double chainset with 29-42 rings :D
Tyres are currently some old Tioga DH 2.2 as the Dissent's were just too draggy for anything heading uphill.
Proper test ride this morning and she feels fantasic, certainly out perfoms me in every way :lol: :lol:


Attachments:
050.JPG
050.JPG [ 126.26 KiB | Viewed 214 times ]
045.JPG
045.JPG [ 101.31 KiB | Viewed 214 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:50 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
Also, my 4 pot hope brakes ended up on my Dirtworks so this beastie now sports mono's instead :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 86 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 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