Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:15 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 95 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:50 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:18 pm
Posts: 162
Do you have anything specific in mind for the grips? I’m looking for a pair for another old Explosif, but am having trouble finding something that I like aesthetically and that doesn’t clash with the bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:40 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 708
Dare wrote:
enc wrote:
Dare wrote:
Welcome back!
The bike looks great, keep it up!


Thanks :D
How's the Brodie ?


Brodie is in pieces being unused because I focused on building and riding my 29er. I will soon get it up and running with some "newer" components as I feel it is not as capable and useful in his retromode as is in more modern mode.


I hear what you are saying. I too have a "modern" bike but am always pleasantly surprised when I get out on a retro. Theyre chalk and cheese but always pleasurable. Just the other day, I came across a kona that had been " modernised" it was actually very, very nice. I'll see if I can find the link.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 708
ThomasElliott wrote:
Do you have anything specific in mind for the grips? I’m looking for a pair for another old Explosif, but am having trouble finding something that I like aesthetically and that doesn’t clash with the bike.


Just a pair of generic black bolt ons.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:38 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 22790
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Black Ritchey still available


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:26 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 708
If you've read this from the beginning you'll know i was planning a zero budget restoration.. That hasnt happened but it hasn't bankrupted me either :lol:

Chain £7.50
paint £1.80

I could do with chaging the bottom bracket as there is a bit of play in it. Purely for cosmetics i may swap out the tyres later too.

On the last stretch ...

Image

Theres been Plenty of this ...

Image

detail shots ...

Image

front calipers dont match the rear :?:


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

I think maybe the chain requires a few links removing ?

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Posts: 49
Absolutely love this. Great work.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 708
starmagsi wrote:
Absolutely love this. Great work.


cheers :D Cheque is in the post :lol: ..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:09 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:54 pm
Posts: 708
So, a shakedown run around the site of RHS Bridgewater https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater/The-site-now


Apart from the stem bolt working its self loose :shock: :oops: the bike performed great. what a superb ride these old metal frames provide 8) ...

Urban Jungle ? .. Explosif at the Anti Aircraft Operations Room deep within middlewood...

Image

Image


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:27 am
Posts: 48
Location: Cuenca (Spain)
Amazing... lovely bike and great job!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:53 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:51 am
Posts: 386
Location: Bolton
Looking v. nice. Does the seat need levelling up or is that your preferred position?!

I'm up in Bolton but work in Walkden, so I drive past the RHS place quite often on my way to jobs. Never been to the abandoned place in the woods though, may have to check it out. I often extend my bike commute using the old train-line route which runs from the M61 down to Monton (through Worsley woods etc). It's quite a nice blast.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 95 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], KingKong, troje and 24 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