Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:05 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:48 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:35 pm
Posts: 165
Location: Denmark
Great pictures :D

However, I am quite surprised about your remarks on how it feels riding with drop bars. Not so much the drop bars itself, they are quite familiar from my road bikes, but the stems high rise is a mystery to me when thinking in terms of handling.

Great though that you are highly enthusiastic about them and after all it is your choices and your bike.

It sort of solved a mystery to me when studying the old Salsa catalogues. Never could comprehend the use of the high rise stems. Now I got it.


K.


Last edited by Klein-aficionado on Sun May 06, 2018 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:07 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:01 pm
Posts: 4657
kid1313 wrote:
I took it off road today for the first time. Man almighty how it rides. I must say drop bar opens new perspectives. It's fast. It's nimble and swift. Yet still comfy.
I shoud have try it ten years ago.


The ride of a Team Comp is so special They have a unique tubing mix and the neatest welds ever. Never tried this type of drop set up though, so i may have to find all those parts again :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:55 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 5178
Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
M-Power wrote:
kid1313 wrote:
I took it off road today for the first time. Man almighty how it rides. I must say drop bar opens new perspectives. It's fast. It's nimble and swift. Yet still comfy.
I shoud have try it ten years ago.


The ride of a Team Comp is so special They have a unique tubing mix and the neatest welds ever. Never tried this type of drop set up though, so i may have to find all those parts again :lol:



Humour me here......

What’s the benefit of bolting on extra long length of metal to raise the bars just so you can drop them again (seems plain Nutz)

Apart from the brakes levers being spun/orientated front to back as apposed to left to right, I see no other benefit (if that could be classed as a benefit) add bar ends to a flat bar and you’be got a second position for your hands.

Aside from Jonny T I don’t believe anyone else thought differently for an MTB and by enlarge still don’t..... but then again I don’t know what the modern bike industry is thinking as most of their output leaves me stone cold.

Nice built by the way, and I would try out the bars just to see for myself


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:01 pm
Posts: 4657
This set up has its fans and they will not be swayed. Imo its more of a gravel grinder set up, not one for hardcore twisty rooty rutty cx riding. Jonny T had bike handling skills most of his contemporaries could only dream of. Id also love to hear a detailed comparative ride/handling review against the traditional flat bar set ups.


As an aside, I would love to find really wide flared bars, say 630-50mm tip to tip. A custom limp dick stem for perfect bar positioning and obviously a shifter set up thats properly ergonomic. Thats a challenge too far though, probably :o


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:36 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Poland
I just enjoy riding it. You have to learn your bike. I still do. It's old. It's mostly Italian. It has character. I am a part of it.


Attachments:
tr4.jpg
tr4.jpg [ 275.48 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
tr8.jpg
tr8.jpg [ 440.48 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
tr9.jpg
tr9.jpg [ 367.94 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:07 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:36 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Poland
This setup works fine, although that Reydel seat does not fit my arse I'm afraid.


Attachments:
tr3.jpg
tr3.jpg [ 141.45 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
tr2.jpg
tr2.jpg [ 114.09 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
tr1.jpg
tr1.jpg [ 286.9 KiB | Viewed 189 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:09 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:36 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Poland
30 miles this time.


Attachments:
tr5.jpg
tr5.jpg [ 333.63 KiB | Viewed 188 times ]
tr7.jpg
tr7.jpg [ 389.12 KiB | Viewed 188 times ]
tr6.jpg
tr6.jpg [ 491.45 KiB | Viewed 188 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:49 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:01 pm
Posts: 4657
kid1313 wrote:
I just enjoy riding it. You have to learn your bike. I still do. It's old. It's mostly Italian. It has character. I am a part of it.


Aint that the truth. Hard to beat the ride feel of classic steel.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Antstark and 15 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