Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:58 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:53 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 am
Posts: 2461
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Bufonophobia - Fear of toads

Those that are regulars on this site are likely to remember this bikes as it appeared a few times on eBay for stupid money and never sold. When it then appeared at a good price I bit the bullet and bought off the original owner who bought it new back in 1990. After I bought it, it sat safely packed away in the states for the best part of 2 years at a friends place before we got around to getting it set to me here in Tasmania. As everything bar the wheels has now arrived I’ve started to do a little work on it.

I don’t have a great history of the bike and the actual year of the frame is a little unknown but the details like the U brake suggest its late 89 early 90 as they moved to cantis shortly into the 90s. She’s been pretty unloved and is a bit faded on one side and dirty in places but other than a different seat post and minor things like cables, grips and tyres everything under the dirt and grease looks pretty good and so I’ll just clean it all up and ride.

I haven’t taken any real photos as yet and the spec is from memory, but I’ll update things as I go along.

Enjoy!

Andrew


Frame: 89/90 Off Road Toad

Fork: Answer Accu-Trax

Headset: not sure but I think the bottom and top cups are different
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: Syncros
Grips: ODI Mushroom
Barends: Some machined things which won't be used.

Brakes: XT Canit front, Scott USA Pedersen SE U brake
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XT

Shifters: XT 7 speedThumbies
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Derailleur Cables: Shimano

Cassette: ?
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: XT
Crank Bolts: ?
Chainrings: Biopace HP 46 and 36 and round 24 tooth
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: ?
Pedals: ?

Hub Skewers: Ringle black
Rims: ?
Hubs: XT
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres:
Tubes:

Saddle: Rocky Mountain branded job it white
Seatpost: XT (cut too short)
Seatpost Binder: Ringle

Weight: Heavy!


Attachments:
Downtube.jpg
Downtube.jpg [ 44.67 KiB | Viewed 3460 times ]
Toad_rear.jpg
Toad_rear.jpg [ 53.49 KiB | Viewed 3460 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:39 am
Posts: 74
Location: Tassie
That's very green.
When will we see the rest?
& the Salsa?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:23 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
Fantastic and uber rare. Lets see some more!!

8) 8) 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:24 am 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23176
Location: Retrobike HQ
Certainly will, look forward to seeing this one progress.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 am
Posts: 2461
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
I'm hoping to take more photos tomorrow in natural light.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:47 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 5641
Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
Well obviously I have to sit in on this one, ribbit :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:52 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
West Midlands Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Posts: 3830
Location: Suffolk
Look forward to seeig more of this - one of the great things about this site is learning about bikes/brands that I have never hear of before. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:13 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 am
Posts: 2461
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Time for an update...

Well progress has been a little slow on this (like many other projects) but its slowly moving forward. As the original wheels seems to have gone missing in Iowa I've tracked down some XT hubs and will build up some wheels soon.

At the moment I'm wondering what to do fork wise. Currently there is an Accu-trax fork on the bike but its not quite correct for the frame (close but not quite right), so I'm thinking of pulling it off and changing it for a Tange Switchblade which were fitted to many early Toads. Alternatively a set of Syncros Powerlites would be great but the search for a good 1" crown for own (or whole fork) isn't going so well.

Progress photos a little later...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 am
Posts: 2461
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
With this months BOTM special I thought I'd better do some more work to this Toad and see if I can get it in a suitable state for the vote.

I threw some crap wheels at it and its slowly beginning to come together, although still needs a lot of work to undo some of the years of neglect.

Anyway here's what it's currently looking like and a shot of the Rocky branded saddle which has probably been on the bike since it was new.

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8183
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Fantastic bit of kit. 8)

al.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bikemeister2000, groovyblueshed, Jamis Diablo, Klein-aficionado and 44 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