Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:01 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
Posts: 35
Location: Brighton
Just landed this wee beaut on eBay for £500.
I think I got an ok deal considering it's an F8..

Not sure how to build it up though..

Image

I'm thinking some crossmax (as the frame's disc only, otherwise i'd have gone for some old hope ti's on 517SUP CDs), middleburn RS3s, magura martas, monkeylites, thompson stem.

Any thoughts?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:01 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 1908
Location: Macbook or iphone
Result! Looks like a belter! Build it to use bud! They ride so well once you've got them sorted (you tend to sit right over the bars if you run flats hence why i went for risers). Worth every penny! Did mine modern with a few retro touches, tyres, XTR chainset, Charge brown spoon etc otherwise full XTR, Ritchey WCS stem, thomp's post and Mavics. You'll be amazed how well it climbs and how quick the front end pops up. Keep us posted with pics.


Attachments:
GetAttachment.jpg
GetAttachment.jpg [ 50.63 KiB | Viewed 1671 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:35 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
Posts: 35
Location: Brighton
Awkward Kid wrote:
Result! Looks like a belter! Build it to use bud! They ride so well once you've got them sorted (you tend to sit right over the bars if you run flats hence why i went for risers). Worth every penny! Did mine modern with a few retro touches, tyres, XTR chainset, Charge brown spoon etc otherwise full XTR, Ritchey WCS stem, thomp's post and Mavics. You'll be amazed how well it climbs and how quick the front end pops up. Keep us posted with pics.


Wicked build man! What kinda of weight does yours come out at?

Can't wait to ride mine. Used to have an RC200 F2 but I got bored of only being able to ride 1" forks and not being able to find any decent 1" boing on eBay so I sold it on. I've heard F8's are a much nicer ride anyway and I'm so glad I can swap the forks out when/if I want as I know Pace's can be a bit hit and miss sometimes.

Think i'll go for old XTR this time too as i preferred the old matte gunmetal stuff (m960?). Had SRAM XO on my last ride (Scott Scale LTD) which was great, but a real bugger to get the shifters back together if you took em apart..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:16 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 1908
Location: Macbook or iphone
Its not as light as i thought it would build up to. Prob about 26? My Stumpjumper was lighter. Feels really planted though. Would be lighter if i went for modern tyres and Spd's. Know what you mean about Pace forks. I've had a few sets of them. As good as they are i couldn't get them how i wanted. The Fox forks are some of the best i've used. XTR all the way mate (M950 i think?) only not sure of the disc's on mine! Still may swop for some Hope? Not sure, its all abbout the feel. Have a peek at my build thread for more details of my build. Good luck and get some more pics!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58959


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:35 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Posts: 1719
Location: Midlands
Very nice and good value at £500 by the looks 8)

Sounds like you are kitting out with the right kit with the middleburns etc.

Looking forward to the updates


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:00 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5367
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
oooooooo a red one,very nice bud,get it built n muddy :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:06 pm 
Special Retro Guru
Special Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:22 pm
Posts: 5946
Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
fit black with gold anodising on it..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
Posts: 35
Location: Brighton
Thanks for the encouragement and comments guys!

I de-stickered it last night and it looks even better now. Can't wait to get it built and have a proper ride. Think I'm gonna go with Red/Silver/Black stuff on this. Goldtec ti-nitride would look awesome but its just too expensive/hard to find these days IMO...

Got some silver 2008 Magura Marta's on the way (mint cond, £72.10 for the whole set minus rotors!) , along with a pair of Black Hope Pro2's on Black Mavic 317s (mint, £87 the set!).

Got my beady eyes on some Silver/Red Middleburn RS8's which are going soon. I'm gonna evetually replace the Ritchey WCS stem with a Tune/Thompson one

Can anyone recommend some cheap/lightweight tyres?

I know cheap and light don't usually go together but I'm looking at some IRC Notos for £20 (pair) which come in at 562g each, but that's not massively light..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
Posts: 35
Location: Brighton
De-stickered!


Attachments:
pace frame.jpg
pace frame.jpg [ 38.72 KiB | Viewed 1553 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:17 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 5111
Location: Out here in the perimeter...
Awkward Kid wrote:
You'll be amazed how well it climbs and how quick the front end pops up


I'm not surprised with forks like that, yours must be a wheelie machine dude :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 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