Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:40 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:16 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Wales
Bought this oddity on Fleabay a year or two back. A lot of what appear to be factory decals 'Shimano Tengai F1' No frame number found but has a lot of shimano branded parts and a BioPace 2x10 gearset and SIS thumb shifters. [img][IMG][/img][/img]
What do you think...? Restore to spec as found or customize into something different? I cant see any value in it and I only gave £35 for the wee beastie.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:08 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:11 pm
Posts: 909
Totally cool.. I'd be tempted to replace the stem & maybe swap the chainrings for some more 'sensible' ones, but that would be a hoot!

Added another thing to the list of "things I never knew I needed but now I do.."

 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:55 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:20 am
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney, Australia
I recall back in the 80's there was a US craze using bikes like yours to go downhill racing down windy roads clad with body amour and full face helmets. A number of well known BMX brands made them with the aero type sloping tubes and wheel covers.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:03 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:02 pm
Posts: 1017
Location: Hayling Island
Your particular bike was actually sold through Halfords and they even had a race team!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:41 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:59 pm
Posts: 405
I remember a mate having one of these, he was 2 years or so older than me and I was probably 8 or 9 at the time. It was a red one with black wheel discs. We wen to his local bmx track and I tried to impress on the diary jump. Landing totally wrong on the front wheel it slid out from under me and I walked away with some grazed elbows and knees.

Ahhh fun times. Wish I still had the burners I had when I was a kid.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 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