Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:10 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:52 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
Got my "titanium frame" frame I picked up off Ebay for a good price through today. I thought it was an Airborne when I saw the ad and now am pretty sure thats what I have but with no stickers and some doubt being put in my mind by looking at the collection of Google image search results perhaps someone can say yay or nay lad.
Fingers crossed....


Attachments:
airborne.jpg
airborne.jpg [ 113.17 KiB | Viewed 1455 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 3499
Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
nice looking frame regardless.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:56 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Dropout screams yes to me, same shape headtube also.

But strange as to why the badge isnt there, unless it was a stick on one?

Id be surprised if another frame has that dropout.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:07 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
Thats what I thought, those dropouts and headtube are a bit of a signiature .... got to be hasn't it ?


Attachments:
headtube.jpg
headtube.jpg [ 121.95 KiB | Viewed 1440 times ]
dropouts.jpg
dropouts.jpg [ 348.29 KiB | Viewed 1440 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:14 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 3499
Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
I can hear the quality screaming from here. Are there no markings serial numbers on it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:18 am 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Mmmmmm how much was it??


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:38 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
Yes it has a frame number on the bottom but looks like Airborne as they were disappeared some time ago. A skill of mine is to buy frames from manufacturers which are no longer - this, Merlin, Proflex - so much for lifetime warranty !
I paid £225 for it so think I did ok ?
Plan to make this up into a single speed as have never tried this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:44 am 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Yeah thats a good price.
Single speed, you will love it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:52 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 2336
Airborne is still around, it's just called Van Nicholas now. How long's the top tube? ISTR that Lancasters were very long for a given frame size.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:25 pm
Posts: 1784
Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
Chain hanger also says Airborne.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Minifreak, Mr Crudley, wrinkleygit and 9 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:  
cron

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