Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:21 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Not yet Nick unfortunately. Missing a few bits like BB spacers and my pipe to bang the crown race down.

I thought I would let her get acquainted with her mate and hopefully we may get some strange coloured babies before the weekend is over...

Image

Can't lay my hands on the camera at the moment so iPhone shot only for now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:41 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Slowly coming together. Cannot get the rear brake off the Pace at the moment due to the fact I cannot get the insert out of the hose to pull it back through the frame. have got the wheels, rear mech, forks, bars, seat and bits on it but sadly the tyre is catching on the inside of the chainstay so slimmer tyres required.

This was a photo before lunch today and have been out all day so not had a lot of chance to do much.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:02 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Image

Getting there. Needs new gear cables which have been ordered, Sram PitStop Flak Jacket, so should go with the colour scheme. Also tyre need replacing for something slimmer to stop rubbing on the chainstay.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:51 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:21 pm
Posts: 1051
Location: Gateway to the Lake District
The build's going well, but I can't help but feel the red spacers are a bit much. Carbon one's would break up the red a little and still look good...my opinion only of course. :wink:

I'm running a pair of Panaracer Rampage 2.35's at the moment, nice tyres that seem slightly slimmer for a 2.35. Merlin have them at a good price for a pair.

Last year I ran the Panaracer 2.25 Racing Ralph's from Spring to the end of Summer and loved the tyre, they performed very well over all terrain, although obviously suffered when very wet and boggy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Thanks for the tyre advice Nick. Will see what I can get cheap.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:13 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:21 am
Posts: 491
Location: Bristol UK
be careful and keep an eye on the chain stays on the 2008 frame, they had a thing for snapping. The 2009 (like i have) had a beefed up rear end.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:38 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
I will keep an eye on it, cheers for the heads up.

Spec list will be as follows when finished.

Frame: Trek Fuel EX8 2008 17.5"

Fork: Rockshox Revelation RLT Ti

Headset: Hope
Stem: Hope 70mm 25 deg rise
Handlebar: RaceFace Sixc Carbon Riser - 730mm
Grips: LizardSkins Peaty

Brakes: Hope Tech M4
Brake Pads: Hope Sintered
Brake Hoses: Hope Braided
Brake Levers: Hope Tech Levers

Shifters: SRAM X.0
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
Derailleur Cables: Sram PitStop Flak Jacket
Cassette: SRAM PG990 Redwin
Chain: KMC X9L
Cranks: RaceFace Atlas AM
Chainrings: RaceFace
Chainring bolts: RaceFace
Bottom Bracket: Hope External - Ceramic Bearings
Pedals: DMR Vault

Hub Skewers: Front Maxel, Rear Trek ABP
Rims: Mavic EX721
Hubs: Hope Bulb
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT Competition SS Black
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin 2.25
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
Seatpost: Ritchey Carbon Pro
Seatpost Binder: Hope QR


Last edited by BertR00t on Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:06 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Image

All done thanks to help by mountainloz.

Issues are tyres need changing, should be sorted this week when they arrive and the front shifter has died due to broken springs in it. Ordered one so hopefully that will be sorted depending on how fast shipping is from the East.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:29 pm 
SotS Winner
SotS Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:23 pm
Posts: 1775
Location: Grazed and amused
lawson wrote:
be careful and keep an eye on the chain stays on the 2008 frame, they had a thing for snapping. The 2009 (like i have) had a beefed up rear end.
Mike


Can you point me in the direction of some more info about this? I bought mine new in 2K8 and have on occasion beaten the **** out of the rear end on rocky, rooty descents - I'll check the frame later but I'm pretty sure it's not cracked.

EDIT: Never mind on that, found plenty of cracked frame stories, although a lot of them seem to be the result of crashes or rock impacts. Glad I have a 2K8 though, TREK just changed their warranty this year to exclude swingarms!

@ OP, I like your build very much, I chose the green option when I bought mine, and have always been happy with it, but that really looks special.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:56 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am
Posts: 1136
Location: Poppy Fields
Image

Tyres on now, feels a lot more nippy too.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

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