Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:13 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Daily Rider Rohan
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:24 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:11 am
Posts: 170
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Uk
Hi,

Just thought I'd post a few pictures of the new daily ride that I've just finished putting together. It's, I believe, a '77 or '78 Pat Rohan, which was initially purchased by a friend as a donor bike for it's virtually complete Campagnolo Record Group Set. He kindly donated the frameset to me and I've built it up with the following....

Shimano 600 Arabesque Chainset, Front and Rear Mechs, Shifters (adapted to fit the braze-ons), Brake Calipers and Levers.
Brooks Professional Saddle.
Shimano 600 Bottom Bracket.
Shimano 600 Head Set.
Shimano 600 Aero Seat Post.
Cinelli Handlebars.
Cinelli XA Stem.
Shimano Dura-ace hubs laced to Mavic Gold OR10 rims.
Shimano Dura-ace Hyperglide close ratio 7 speed cassette.
Kyokuto Top Run Pedals.

I've left the frame in its unrestored state as I love '70s patina!

Does anyone know why it has "RALPH" embossed into the tops of the Seat Stays?

Steve.


Attachments:
IMG_0713a.jpg
IMG_0713a.jpg [ 137.87 KiB | Viewed 552 times ]
IMG_0720a.jpg
IMG_0720a.jpg [ 156.22 KiB | Viewed 552 times ]
IMG_0719a.jpg
IMG_0719a.jpg [ 149.05 KiB | Viewed 552 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:25 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 636
Location: Scarborough
I love coppery coloured bikes, and that is particularly lovely. It wears the vintage Shimano well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:27 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
I had to read the frame name several times as i've never heard of Pat Rohan but i have heard of Ralph Colman bicycles, maybe not linked !

The Shimano stuff looks well on this beautiful machine though the aero seat post looks kinda out of place on this bike !

Ian.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:15 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:27 am
Posts: 414
Location: Staffordshire
Lovely looking bike, you have done a top job on the build....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:42 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Posts: 1847
Location: wellingborough
i sold a nice Rohan not long sgo , an early 60's machine that was very nice to ride .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:37 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Posts: 232
Location: North London
Pat Rohan's was a bike shop in Harrow , West London , until sometime in the 90t's. If I remember rightly Ron Thomas built the frames , in the latter years anyway . No idea about Ralph though .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:01 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 2450
Location: Plymouth, UK
Thats how a bike should look. Non nonsense. No gimmicks. Love it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:36 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
chipper wrote:
Pat Rohan's was a bike shop in Harrow , West London , until sometime in the 90t's. If I remember rightly Ron Thomas built the frames , in the latter years anyway . No idea about Ralph though .


Could this be a re-named bike or is could be a 'one off' with the seat stays engraved of the actual riders name ? 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gazelleer, Çollidunc 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