Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:50 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mecacycle!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:01 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:31 pm
Posts: 190
Location: Suffolk
I've finished the Mecacycle Turbo project - well I say I've finished but I'm already thinking of changes as the handlebars don't look quite correct even though they are immensely comfortable to ride on. The cassette needs changing to a close ratio version but the one that's on is what the wheels came with (courtesy of Nes from Bangor!) Here's the spec;

Super Vitus 980 tubing Serie Extra Legere (waiting to hear about the SV frame stickers, the Mecacycle Turbo decals are originals and came with the frame when I bought it)
58cm centre of bb to top, 56cm centre to centre top tube
Powder coated in RAL1016 Sulphur Yellow by JT Finishing Solutions Ltd, Bury St Edmunds
Mainly Shimano 105 including chainset, rear mech, brake calipers, brake levers, shifters, hubs.
Crank Bros Quattro pedals
Merek integrated carbon bars and stem fitted to quill/ahead adapter
Suntour Cyclone 2 front mech heavily modifed and fitted with own manufacture adapter to fit bottle boss fitting on split seat tube
Mecacycle quill fixing seat post 26.6mm
Prologo Choice saddle
Mavic rims
Shimano bottom bracket
Shimano cassette on rear hub
Weight exactly 10 kilograms

It's not the lightest bike on the block but it is delightful to ride and totally different to my venerable Holdsworth Mistral. Naturally I'm dead chuffed with it!


Attachments:
Mecacycle front mech.jpg
Mecacycle front mech.jpg [ 43.79 KiB | Viewed 2836 times ]
Mecacycle 1.jpg
Mecacycle 1.jpg [ 71.91 KiB | Viewed 2836 times ]
Mecacycle.jpg
Mecacycle.jpg [ 47.28 KiB | Viewed 2836 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:51 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:45 pm
Posts: 10946
Location: kent
cool frame . :D

how does it ride ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:58 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:31 pm
Posts: 190
Location: Suffolk
It feels very fast, much more responsive than my touring bike - no surprises there! I expected it to be twitchy bearing in mind the very short wheelbase but it isn't, it tracks beautifully and corners like a dream. I've only ridden about 30 miles on it (this was before it was powder coated) to check everything worked, especially the front mech, but even now I doubt this one will ever leave me, I've completely fallen for it and it's too unusual to part with!

Gordon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:39 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:12 pm
Posts: 196
Location: Bangor, North Wales
That is a really special bike, definitely a keeper! I really like how everything matches too, the black rims against the chrome fork/seat stays and the tan sidewalls on the tyres go really well with the frame colour! Would make a good B.O.T.M candidate once you've fitted the decals.

Nes


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:51 am
Posts: 25
Fantastic, really nice job there.


Top
 Profile  
 
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: 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