Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:03 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:26 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
See page 5 for a few parts pics :D

I was lucky enough to be given this frame by 'Porshenut911'(thanks mate)
I plan to do a full bare metal rebuild on her, this won't be a quick process :D

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks i will free the stuck seatpost and stem and shot blast the frame at work before taking it to my local frame builder to have a couple of brake stops re-attached :D

The frame doesn't have a frame number so working out a precise age is going to be tricky. I have included a couple of closeups of the original(maybe) BB and headset. If anybody can figure out an idea of the age of the components that might get me closer to finding out the age of the frame. The colour scheme is screaming late 70's :lol:

Anyway, tis a beautiful thing, i'm a very lucky boy :D


Attachments:
sonic 012.JPG
sonic 012.JPG [ 115.65 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]
sonic 010.JPG
sonic 010.JPG [ 69.09 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]
sonic 011.JPG
sonic 011.JPG [ 80.82 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]
sonic 009.JPG
sonic 009.JPG [ 67.02 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]
sonic 008.JPG
sonic 008.JPG [ 78.27 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]
sonic 007.JPG
sonic 007.JPG [ 80.66 KiB | Viewed 1652 times ]


Last edited by Grannygrinder on Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:12 pm, edited 15 times in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:12 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:12 am
Posts: 862
Location: wiltshire
lovely lugs!
looks like you might need a new seat tube though... :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
Frame is solid as far as i can tell.
The black blob below the lug in the pic of the top of the seatube is a paint chip, is that what you are refering to?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:27 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 5640
Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
I must admit I thought it looked like a hole too very deceiving :wink: :oops:

Also is the BB cup cracked ? :( :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:31 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:12 am
Posts: 862
Location: wiltshire
Grannygrinder wrote:
Frame is solid as far as i can tell.
The black blob below the lug in the pic of the top of the seatube is a paint chip, is that what you are refering to?


yes - looked like a hole to me


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:14 am 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
BB is scratched :D
Loving all the positive comments - Nice lugs etc :roll: :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:21 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:10 pm
Posts: 668
If you're trying to date this frame, have you tried asking at source? I'm assuming you've seen this thread: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=206850&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
AFAIK the builder worked out of the Bikefix shop, which IIRC started up in the early '80's, so probably not a '70's frame, especially not with a braze-on for front mech. What year did they come in? That would give you a sort of: 'not before' date.

P.S. I thought it was a hole, too....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:55 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
I sent him an e-mail yesterday :D
It is the 'half abandoned' frame that i now own :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:36 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5131
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
I would say mid 80's going by the lugs which are still being marketed by Ceeway (or very similar ones are) even now.

http://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:57 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
The 'Arrow' lugs are very,very similar. I didn't know lugs for stems were available hmmm..... :D

The previous owner has informed that the frame is mid nineties with the older components being used with a mix of parts that were current at the time.
I hope to get this comfirmed by the company soon.
I know its Columbus tubing but it would be great if the company can tell me which type aswell.
Will a bare frame weight give me an idea?


Last edited by Grannygrinder on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 10  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Doubledee, originalshinkicker 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