Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:09 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:41 am 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am
Posts: 5
Location: NZ
Hi everyone - love the site, it is right up my street...

Here is my Raleigh copperbike, I picked it up in original but rough condition intending to tidy it up mechanically and use it as my weekend warrior bike, however the paint was in extremely poor condition so I decided to get it plated instead...

I would fill out the cheat sheet but it is bog standard apart from the 175mm SR cranks that replaced the 170's, The slightly shorter stem and a new brooks B17 copper saddle.

It rides absolutely beautifully, and I think it looks fantastic...

(Sorry for the toolbag and bottle, I am trying to find better replacements as we speak)

Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:20 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm
Posts: 1103
wow!

Where did you get this done / what are the costs?

Looks lovely!

Love the patina on this one: http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/03/ ... rack-bike/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:09 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Posts: 8226
Location: Cumbria
I raced a copper plated Woodrup with chrome forks in the mid 70's I had mine highly polished and laquered. There's a picture on here somewhere LOL

Shaun


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:40 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Posts: 8226
Location: Cumbria
Copper plated bike in anger 1970's :)

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:31 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am
Posts: 5
Location: NZ
Sweet bike ^

That Samurai Cycles bike was an inspiration for this one, the patina is coming along nicely... I am not much for shiny thing so coating it to preserve the fresh plating wasn't an option!

I had the plating done at a local place here in Christchurch, to get it stripped and plated cost NZ$120 which is about 60 pound.

I have a bit of a fetish for unusual finishes on bikes, I have a zinc plated one for my commuter and a gun blued single speed as well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:26 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm
Posts: 1103
chumlypogward wrote:
I have a bit of a fetish for unusual finishes on bikes, I have a zinc plated one for my commuter and a gun blued single speed as well.


I think we need to see pictures of these too!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:33 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am
Posts: 5
Location: NZ
was8v wrote:
I think we need to see pictures of these too!


Alright then, here is the gun blued bike.

It started as a Tarini Tange 2 bare frame, I just threw bits at it until it looked ok. Still want to change a few things like the SS setup, looks a bit budget IMO. Plus the forks are not original, I am thinking of making a new set for it.

This is so sweet to ride, and is ridiculously light. I love how you can see the brazing through the finish. It has a coat of beeswax over the top of the bluing to give it a bit more protection....

- Wolber profil 18 rims, Shimano 600 hubs, aero spokes
- Velo Orange Porteur bars
- Odd/unknown stem (someone might be able to tell me what it is)
- old brooks something saddle
- NOS Campag crankset that I just put on
- Diacomp brakes
- Tektro levers
- grips made from old work boots and copper wire
- random pedals that probably need replacing with something proper.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:12 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 11:36 am
Posts: 1
Location: Portugal
@ chumlypogward

that stem is a Giant designed by Mike Burrows, they came on the first Giant TCR´s, also famous, are the Giant Wheels with thick carbon spokes, and the Carbon Aero seat-post.
Mike Burrows is famous because of the Lotus Type 108 time trial bike and other innovative designs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Love it!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Posts: 27
Hi, i love the look of that copper bike! already looking into getting one of mine done! would it not go green after time in wet weather etc?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:35 am 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 am
Posts: 5
Location: NZ
Heres hoping...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cefnbikie and 22 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