Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:37 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 7526
Location: Nth Somerset, UK
LOVE IT!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:43 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:56 pm
Posts: 2649
Location: Cumbria land of beauty
Awesome top job Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:15 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:25 pm
Posts: 1268
Location: Southsea
Looks tops, DA kit looks the business and glad you went with the grey DA outer cable housing. I had reservations on the white pedals but they look good and don't forget to use the cleats with float (red ones) otherwise you might not get comfy :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:35 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12490
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Maiden ride today !

Out the door at 7am, bit a of a fresh easterly then, I can tell you!

2 1/2 hours of hilly riding - well it wouldn't be a Mike ride without hills! - some long and draggy, some short and sharp. With some quiet country lanes as well.
Very pleased with the bike, it works well and looks great!
My only niggle is the handlebars, they're too narrow, at 41 1/2 cm c-c. A bit odd that, as they're normally 40/42/44/46. I don't think they're bent. Also the drops are a bit too shallow for my shovelhands! :lol: :lol:

So I'm on the lookout for some more. Anyone out there?

Here's some pics for you,

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:16 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:03 pm
Posts: 5843
Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Looks lovely Mike, great to see it out and about after all the work putting it together.
Looks a nice part of the world as well, nice riding country.
Can't help with the bars I'm afraid, my standard size is 40 c to c.

Jamie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:25 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12490
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Thanks Jamie :wink:

Probably not as cold, or picturesque as Scotland, but a nice Spring ride nonetheless.
I was in my Q/S get up too! 8) :lol:

Before watching Het Niewsblad, with a cup of tea and a Belgian bun! How appropriate! :lol: :lol:

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:32 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 pm
Posts: 3688
Holy crap. That's got K.O.M Strava ninja written all over it. GET OUT MY WAY!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:45 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:03 pm
Posts: 5843
Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
It looks pretty picturesque to me!
It felt like spring up here today too. I got a quick ride in this morning then spent a while building my off roader back up after what turns out to be a iffy repaint. Oh well, but then enjoyed watching the race, best man from the front group won I think, though I would have been equally happy to see Mr Sagan win. Then out for a bite to eat with the family as tomorrows macretro ride is cancelled, so no 5am start. A few hours on the road in the morning before Kurnne in the afternoon.
Best choice in kit mate, Quickstep, with the Merckx backing ;)

Jamie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:04 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
gold | rider | rBoTM

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Posts: 12490
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
I don't do strava Nick, but I was in first gear just before the first photo was taken. 39x23.
Thankfully I didn't get my Quick Step kit dirty Jamie :facepalm: :lol:

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:09 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 pm
Posts: 3688
Freaking Nora. Legs of 531!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Midlife, Mike Muz 67 and 32 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