Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Old Forks
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:27 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:40 am
Posts: 1691
Location: Exeter
Go with the old fork for sure

It will look beautiful - in fact already does, really compliment the rear stays which are sooooo sexy!

The modern forks make the whole thing look modern in a weird way

I love the sound of your other component choices, though

It's 100% guaranteed to be a stunner!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:05 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:30 am
Posts: 753
Location: On the edge of nowhere - still searching for the middle.
Surely the bomber fork was a joke :? .

That original fork is beautiful and has been pointed out compliments the rear end to perfection. Please don't put the bomber forks on... asuming that you weren't joking that is :wink: .

Really looking forward to seeing this one, I have never really wanted a crusier but I would have a frame like that in a heartbeat. A true work of art. It will look incredible when the polishing is complete.

simply beautiful. I have to confess to being slightly envious 8)

.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:06 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am
Posts: 696
I actually found another steerer tube that will work so I will be able to use the original. I am going to use the Bomber on my Mercury.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:17 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:40 am
Posts: 1691
Location: Exeter
sandmangts wrote:
I actually found another steerer tube that will work so I will be able to use the original. I am going to use the Bomber on my Mercury.


Cool! Well done. So much the right choice

I love look of the fork blades

They really are erm... blades!

If you run into any pedestrians on a boardwalk you'll slice 'em and dice 'em

cool eh?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:22 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:35 pm
Posts: 549
Location: Cambs
This has the ingredients to be something special, looking forward to your progress 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:20 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am
Posts: 696
I managed to repair the fork and I got lucky and found an old headset that fits perfectly.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:55 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:14 pm
Posts: 2817
Location: London
That is absolutely STUNNING, so happy that you went with the original fork. What is your build list going to look like?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:27 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am
Posts: 696
LeeDevelopment wrote:
That is absolutely STUNNING, so happy that you went with the original fork. What is your build list going to look like?


I made alot of progress tonight. I need a longer skip tooth chain and a proper seatpost and a different stem and bar. The wheels are hand polished Arayas with a vintage Sachs drum up front and a Morrow coaster in the rear. Truss rods came from an Elgin.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:37 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
North West Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:10 pm
Posts: 1459
Location: Lancashire
This is really nice and starting to come together now, I am so pleased with your final fork choice it really does go well especially the bottom crown race area.

Can't wait to see the finished article


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:30 am
Posts: 753
Location: On the edge of nowhere - still searching for the middle.
So so so the right choice with the fork. I really really love this a lot. So much so that I even had a tentative look around for one myself but although I found other silver kings they didn't have the same beautiful proportions that yours has. 8)

One small point though is that the clearance looks super tight on the front, or is just the angle of the pic? Is that your final tyre choice or would you be going for a slick cruiser tyre?

Either way I can't wait to see this finished...beautiful :D

.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bollox64, Mk1 Geoff, phatmar, Retro Spud, shawnb, The History Man and 27 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