Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:06 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:09 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:44 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Hove
Nice job,

I bought that bike new (yes, that actual same one) from Rick at Bike UK near Kings Cross Station. I think he's still in the bike business. I got it replace an under the chanstay braked Fisher Montare, that was a nice bike too but at 18" a bit small for me.

The grey paint is very similar to the original which was a touch nearer neutral grey, yeah, sorry it was me who stripped to to bare alloy! Saddle is very close to original which had a soft cloth cover and those foam grips look like the originals.

I think I might have the original rigid fork around somewhere from that bike, it was a curved blade black painted one, of course that meant that the stem had a tube for the front brake cable in it. If not I might have an Accutrax 1 1/4 fork set-up for a very early "mountain Cycle" disc brake, new in the bag [not the brake tho, although I think I know where that is!]

I think I probably have that original steel stem in a box somewhere, it was matte black and maybe a touch shorter. One upgrade a lot of owners did was to fit an Answer 150mm stem (the one designed ion collaboration with Frank The Welder "FTW" from Yeti. I also have a new black one of those!
And some new XT thumb-shifters, I am a bit of a hoarder.

That Manitou fork has to be a bit of a collectors piece, though, as it was one of the very first batch Doug Bradbury made, I believe in his garage, I got that on a trip to visit Cambria bicycle outfitters in their original location, Cambria - the original owner Steve Wexler was a pal of Doug (and most other bike luminaries beck then in the late 80's..

Think the original rims were Araya, on my 2nd ride I hit a rock and was deflected to one side bending the front rim badly, breaking my collarbone. I sold the bike to Jez not a long time after that as I bought a Yeti FRO whilst still in a sling - but that's another story.

Well, done, good job Yasu


Attachments:
File comment: YOUR CR7 in the early 90's with road tyres with a Kelin and Marin, lovely period helmets
80s Posers near the Thames barrier.jpg
80s Posers near the Thames barrier.jpg [ 346.4 KiB | Viewed 1044 times ]
File comment: long time age, spot the CR7 [a Klein and a Marin] on a road trip the see the Thames baries follwign the South Bank, with 1" road tyres, it rode awfully, but fast. Check out ht eperiod helmets
80s Posers near the Thames barrier.jpg
80s Posers near the Thames barrier.jpg [ 346.4 KiB | Viewed 1044 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:35 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 am
Posts: 4514
Location: Wirral
great work and a good looking build ... :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 133
Location: London
Thank you very much for your exciting reply!
It is great to know these detail from you as original owner of this bike.

mudfish wrote:
The grey paint is very similar to the original which was a touch nearer neutral grey, yeah, sorry it was me who stripped to to bare alloy! Saddle is very close to original which had a soft cloth cover and those foam grips look like the originals.


So, the original paint was also grey then!
I was feeling a bit guilty painting in different colour but now I am innocent :lol:
No problem stripping the colour because I noticed that at that time everyone seems to do the same to show that the frame was aluminum, not steel, and indeed the polished alu frame looks very attractive (even now).
The grips were present from a member pete he knew they will match with this bike and indeed spot on!

mudfish wrote:
I think I might have the original rigid fork around somewhere from that bike, it was a curved blade black painted one, of course that meant that the stem had a tube for the front brake cable in it. If not I might have an Accutrax 1 1/4 fork set-up for a very early "mountain Cycle" disc brake, new in the bag [not the brake tho, although I think I know where that is!]


Yes, the original fork is rigid steel curved black one.
If you still have the rigid fork in your arradin's cave I will be very happy to look after it next 100 years!

mudfish wrote:
I think I probably have that original steel stem in a box somewhere, it was matte black and maybe a touch shorter. One upgrade a lot of owners did was to fit an Answer 150mm stem (the one designed ion collaboration with Frank The Welder "FTW" from Yeti. I also have a new black one of those!
And some new XT thumb-shifters, I am a bit of a hoarder.


The stem I have fitted this time is fisher's but I assume it is from newer CR-7, may be 91 or so.
As I am new to this I can't tell the difference very much but the vertical tube of this later type seems to be straight whereas the early type seems to have step - lower part is fat and top 1" or so is a bit thinner.
Again, if you still have it in your arradin's cave I am very happy to foster it.

Very interesting to know about the Answer stem's back stage story.
The 150mm Answer stem came with the bike (of course you have fitted it!) and it is resting in safe place at the moment.

mudfish wrote:
That Manitou fork has to be a bit of a collectors piece, though, as it was one of the very first batch Doug Bradbury made, I believe in his garage, I got that on a trip to visit Cambria bicycle outfitters in their original location, Cambria - the original owner Steve Wexler was a pal of Doug (and most other bike luminaries beck then in the late 80's..


Its amazing that you have been there - may be with this bike? - and bought Manitou!
I quite like the Manitou, especially the finish were I can see how it was shaped.

mudfish wrote:
Think the original rims were Araya, on my 2nd ride I hit a rock and was deflected to one side bending the front rim badly, breaking my collarbone. I sold the bike to Jez not a long time after that as I bought a Yeti FRO whilst still in a sling - but that's another story.

:shock: Hope the accident wasn't too serious!
Amazing that after such an accident the frame seem to be straight and true.

Thank you very much Neil!
If you have more old pictures with your bikes, please up load, I will be very interested!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:23 am 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 133
Location: London
DegsUk wrote:
great work and a good looking build ... :D

Oh, that's nice of you, thank you very much for your compliment.
How is your Fisher?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:28 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:44 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Hove
His dirtdisciple,
get in touch by email and I'll try find those parts for you
you have my email from that message I sent, right?
neil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:06 am 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 133
Location: London
mudfish wrote:
His dirtdisciple,
get in touch by email and I'll try find those parts for you
you have my email from that message I sent, right?
neil

Yes, thanks, I will contact you directly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:03 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Teesside
As expected, superb. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:31 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 133
Location: London
Heavy wrote:
As expected, superb. :D

Thanks!:D
No, I am not that good compare to other big brothers but I am happy how it came out.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:50 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Posts: 133
Location: London
I have received enquiry regarding water slide decals I have used for this project.
Below is the contact.

Rothko and Frost (DecArt waterslide decals, vinyl transfers, custom designs, lacquers and finishing supplies)
W: rothkoandfrost.co.uk E: simon(at)rothkoandfrost.co.uk (at=@)

Simon is the guy who helped me a lot.
What he asked me was to submit the image in photoshop file (.psd) minimum 600dpi. in actual dimension.
There might be a limitation in printing size.
In my case, he recommended to split the image of the large decal into two portions or it will be difficult to apply it - I am glad I did!



In this project, the frame colour is grey and the decal is magenta and blue.
It means the decal have to be opaque otherwise the background colour (grey) will make the decal colour dull.
Simon can produce this opaque print on water slide.

Also his advice was that the frame surface where you apply the water decal have to be flat and smooth.
In this respect, using water slide on top of powder coat is not good and that was where I needed his help to sort it out.

Simon knows that I am giving out his contact so please mention that you have seen it in retrobike site then he knows what you are after.
Please be very nice to him as he is the nicest and the most helpful guy I have ever met! 8)

Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: CR 7 parts wanted
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:24 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:17 pm
Posts: 1
Hi
I need help. Had my CR 7 for 20 years and am having trouble locating parts in particular the rear wheel casette. I live in London if that helps. Done thousands of miles on and off road and don't want to part with it. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 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: jameshurrell, sztopi17, was8v and 31 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