Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:26 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Jobafa Rallye
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:44 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
Here is my touring-converted-to-road bike. At first it looked just like on the first photo except the handlebar - it was dropped and the chainrings - they were 52/42. At the moment the bike has:

Frame: Jobafa Rallye - old German steel, mid 70's;

Fork:I believe it's the original so it's steel too;
Stem: Lepper
Handlebar: Unknown;
Bar Tape:Black Leather

Brake Levers: Weinmann - originally it was with Altenburgers;
Brake Calipers:Weinmann 730 front and 810 rear;
Brake Pads:MTB pads front;old road pads at the back;

Shifters: down tube shifters from russian road bikes called 'ХВЗ';
Front Derailleur:Shimano Acera;
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Acera;
Cassette:Shimano, 6 gears, 14T-28T;
Cranks:Tracer DuraBi;
Chainrings:53T/39T;
Pedals:ordinary pedals with hooks;
Rims:front alluminium 700c rim; rear Schurmann steel rim 27" size (to be replaced)
Hubs:front and back - Union;
Spokes:Union;
Tyres:Wolfer 28-622 front; Kenda - 32-630 back;
Saddle: Unknown PVC saddle with label 'Special' on it;
Seatpost:Rusty steel - to be replaced with alluminium one;
Bottle Cage:Alluminium cages;
Extras:A headlight, bag under the seat and computer;
Weight:Without the extras - 11.5kg;
Bike's original colour was the green one from the first picture so I tried to paint it white but after 2 weeks my perfect white paint started to fall and it was too easy to scratch the paint. So my frame need to be repainted and I am collecting ideas from you guys :) I am open to any suggestions even the crazy ones :) After the paint, I want to buy new seat, alluminium seatpost, clap-on pedals, new front tyre 700-23C, new brake pads. I already have new rear aero rim with 24 spokes, Formula rear hub, 7 gears cassette - 14-28 and Michelin Dynamic 700-23c tyre. I know that this was originally a touring bike but I want to make it as lighter as I can but I keep my fanders, my old headlight even the ringer, but I don't have them on photo. Finally, excuse me for my english. I am from Bulgaria and I would like to read your oppinions about the bike and its future :) Here are some pics:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:53 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
Here are the pics:


Attachments:
IMG_2011110asdasd7_194411.jpg
IMG_2011110asdasd7_194411.jpg [ 115.04 KiB | Viewed 984 times ]
IMdadasG_20111107_194336.jpg
IMdadasG_20111107_194336.jpg [ 101.66 KiB | Viewed 984 times ]
fsdfs.jpg
fsdfs.jpg [ 131.92 KiB | Viewed 984 times ]
32423.jpg
32423.jpg [ 127.61 KiB | Viewed 984 times ]


Last edited by pi6one on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:54 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
More pics:


Attachments:
IMG_20111107_194sdsa349.jpg
IMG_20111107_194sdsa349.jpg [ 119.21 KiB | Viewed 983 times ]
IMG_20111107_1dsfsd94151.jpg
IMG_20111107_1dsfsd94151.jpg [ 126.16 KiB | Viewed 983 times ]
IMG_20111107_1dsadas94227.jpg
IMG_20111107_1dsadas94227.jpg [ 114.23 KiB | Viewed 983 times ]
IMG_20111107_1dsa94203.jpg
IMG_20111107_1dsa94203.jpg [ 123.04 KiB | Viewed 983 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:56 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
And the last two with the original look of the bike:


Attachments:
DSC_5979.JPG
DSC_5979.JPG [ 132.28 KiB | Viewed 977 times ]
IMG_20111107_1941sdas23.jpg
IMG_20111107_1941sdas23.jpg [ 129.02 KiB | Viewed 982 times ]
IMG_20111107_19dsfs4025.jpg
IMG_20111107_19dsfs4025.jpg [ 131.75 KiB | Viewed 982 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:35 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
Some fresh photos...I noted that there is low interest of my article. Come on guys, comment please :) Any one heard of Jobafa bikes? I wonder where is their place among other manufacturers - low, mid or high quality?


Attachments:
111IMG_20111130_141406.jpg
111IMG_20111130_141406.jpg [ 165.22 KiB | Viewed 871 times ]
11IMG_20111130_141427.jpg
11IMG_20111130_141427.jpg [ 158.98 KiB | Viewed 871 times ]
11IMG_20111130_141420.jpg
11IMG_20111130_141420.jpg [ 158.96 KiB | Viewed 871 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Posts: 99
Location: Manchester
I wouldn't say high quality.
Maybe low end?

"The name stands for Joseph JOBAFA Bachtenkirch bicycles".
I think they were Norwegian?
Made bikes in the 70's and 80's.
They went bankrupt in 1986.

Looks like a nice, solid bike though.
I'd just ride it and enjoy riding it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:06 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Posts: 962
Location: Montpellier, France
The lugs look interesting - any chance of some close-ups?

I wouldn't think it's a high-end bike but like Law says: as long as you like it and you ride it... I once met a guy cycling across Europe on a cromoly Raleigh with steel rims. He was having a great time, and the local boys on the Looks, Times and Colnagos were all impressed.

How about some pictures of it in the Bulgarian countryside?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Posts: 99
Location: Manchester
"How about some pictures of it in the Bulgarian countryside?"

That would look quite cool.
Remember it might look quite boring to you, but your countryside looks interesting to us. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:10 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Posts: 9
Location: Bulgaria
@law - I really enjoy riding it. Although it's a road/touring bike it rides very smooth, may be the big tires - 32mm at the back and 28 at the front? I'll write my oppinion when I install the 23mm's.
@Rich34 - Here are some close-ups of the lugs. It is really interesting especially at the back, under the seat. Sometimes I am afraid of breaking it because it seems really fragile at that zone. What do you think? Does it look fragile?I've seen a lot of pictures of different type of lugs but I think that this is unique. On the other hand, here at Bulgaria we have a lot of holes and bumps on our roads and bikes accept them quite well :) And no, I am not boring at our countryside because I really love it! In my area there are very good hills and almost no traffic at all so the riding around here is really amazing. I have some photos from the last summer and will search them to post here.
I have little braking problem. Even I read all of Sheldon Brown articles (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/), I cannot understand why my Weinmann Type 730 front brakes flex...And they really flex a lot! If you are interested I will make a video. With my fork made for 27 inch wheels, I cannot install short-reach brakes, but why long-reach are so flexible? They move fordwards when I try to slow down and the stopping power isn't enough even when I am with bigger MTB brake pads. Any suggestions and advices?


Attachments:
IMG_20111201_1543534594107.jpg
IMG_20111201_1543534594107.jpg [ 157.03 KiB | Viewed 801 times ]
IMG_20111201_194145353436.jpg
IMG_20111201_194145353436.jpg [ 110.77 KiB | Viewed 801 times ]
5345.jpg
5345.jpg [ 100.74 KiB | Viewed 801 times ]
3131.jpg
3131.jpg [ 117.63 KiB | Viewed 801 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:28 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Posts: 962
Location: Montpellier, France
Cheers mate - I love those lugs and I reckon your bike deserves a nice paintjob to really set it off. As for fragile, the words "German", "steel" and "fragile" aren't often seen in the same sentence so I wouldn't be too worried. Unless the Germany in question was East Germany...

Can't help you on the brake issue I'm afraid - what sort of rims are on the bike?

It's always good to see something different. Bring on the countryside pics!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Markone and 14 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