Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:39 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:24 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:18 pm
Posts: 3210
Location: "Guzz" .."House of Kona"..Gods Country
Very nice bud,
1 bike..2 colourways, very striking design and finish, too be honest never seen this design of frame before, i feel this could be a contender for bike of the month..any thoughts of putting her forward.

Very imformative thread, very inspirational 8) 8)

She would get my vote :wink:

Well done mate you must be chuffed to bits

Ernie :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Posts: 45
Location: Isle of Man
That. Is. Epic! :shock:

Absolutely stunning work. Just goes to show what CAN be done when you are passionate about a project like this.

This and your original thread are quite inspirational for noobs such as myself.

Good job.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:39 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
ernie wrote:
Very nice bud,
1 bike..2 colourways, very striking design and finish, too be honest never seen this design of frame before, i feel this could be a contender for bike of the month..any thoughts of putting her forward.

Very imformative thread, very inspirational 8) 8)

She would get my vote :wink:

Well done mate you must be chuffed to bits

Ernie :wink:



thank you for your feedback and complements, the colour choices, came from wanting to display the union flag somehow, 753 was a milestone tubeset for me, and typically has 753 skinny tubes, i didnt feel a flag plastered on the front would look right, and it would have also lost the original paint scheme used, it kinda made sense to use the colours of our nations flag, and still retain the original paint idea of the custom builder.

the paint finish was applied as the original paint was,.....and the process took a long long time.!!!!

I do love the way it has turned out, even though i had my doubts at points.

Not sure if it would get anywhere in bike of the month though, ?????????
the quality is there and the age is correct, but is it widely enough known..?

I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: some pics
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:08 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
....the lloyd finished...!!!


the build spec...

Reynolds 753at fillet brazed frameset.
Reynolds 753 matching fork.
option fork Tange "prestige" switchblade. nos black, chromed for build.

Handlebar stem... Tioga T bone, tange "prestige" chrome.
option stem....custom painted.

Handlebars... Tioga tange prestige, nos including original decals.
Handlebar grips. ODI attack in black.
Seatpost. Tioga polished silver.
option seatpost...Deore XT black.

Tyres...Panaracer Timbuk twos..kevlar.
Saddle...selle italia "turbo" black.
Headset...Shimano Dura-ace. 1" silver.

Groupset....Shimano DEORE XT...including thubshifters.
Chainrings.....Tioga.

Wheels.... Mavic MA40mb rims, laced to XT hubs, using D.T double butted stainless steel spokes.

Pedals....pictured are the ones bought new need for this weekends reunion ride, but to keep the bike correct as a period build, i do have XT flat and spds. and also, my choice in bottom bracket and brake blocks, simply reflect my need for low maintenance and to be able to stop as the bike will be in constant use.


Attachments:
blue and white.JPG
blue and white.JPG [ 105.06 KiB | Viewed 1988 times ]
..11.JPG
..11.JPG [ 110.63 KiB | Viewed 1988 times ]
017.JPG
017.JPG [ 104.05 KiB | Viewed 1988 times ]
...12.JPG
...12.JPG [ 106.36 KiB | Viewed 1988 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: more of before
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:17 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
the full story of this bike , the build, and the history can be found here:-

one mans retro bike quest........

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119627


Attachments:
rear triangle ....non drive side.JPG
rear triangle ....non drive side.JPG [ 163.27 KiB | Viewed 1982 times ]
!B04tErQ!Wk~$(KGrHqQOKm8Ew8+l3FdQBMcTv8fV2g~~_12.jpg
!B04tErQ!Wk~$(KGrHqQOKm8Ew8+l3FdQBMcTv8fV2g~~_12.jpg [ 63.1 KiB | Viewed 1982 times ]
011a.JPG
011a.JPG [ 201.89 KiB | Viewed 1982 times ]
004a.JPG
004a.JPG [ 233.68 KiB | Viewed 1982 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:03 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:05 pm
Posts: 320
Location: The West Riding of Yorks
Brilliant work.
Looking at the original condition you faced one big challenge.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:18 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
Great restoration work, hope it rides as great as it looks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:51 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:59 pm
Posts: 2253
Location: Bridport Dorset
i think it looks best with the forks that match the rest of the paint. good job from the pile of poop you had to start with thats for sure.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:50 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
Thats amazing great work and back from the brink- uber cool 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: pics
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:24 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
top tube and stem


Attachments:
red white and blue.JPG
red white and blue.JPG [ 154.37 KiB | Viewed 1181 times ]
the front.JPG
the front.JPG [ 108.45 KiB | Viewed 1181 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boswell, Racin'snake, raidan73, Ramona and 18 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