Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:37 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:50 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:59 pm
Posts: 3135
Location: Sunny South of France
I really prefer the old version of you bonty…
What happened to your Cook's crank ? :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:38 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Posts: 1227
Location: Warwickshire
24pouces wrote:
I really prefer the old version of you bonty…
What happened to your Cook's crank ? :D


Most people do, but I'm a fan of the 2012 version especially as it gets ridden at least 2 or 3 times a week :).
The Cooks were sold a few years to a US chap...for many, many pounds :D.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:56 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 5652
Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
Hi Keith

Lovely bike and so many incarnations :D

Could you tell me what those white brake adapters on the Vbrakes are and where you got them from please ?

Cheers

Mark :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:22 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Posts: 1227
Location: Warwickshire
kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Hi Keith

Lovely bike and so many incarnations :D

Could you tell me what those white brake adapters on the Vbrakes are and where you got them from please ?

Cheers

Mark :D


Hey Mark,
I made the white V adaptors from box section aluminium. They worked well on the V's. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:28 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:30 pm
Posts: 2705
Location: nuneaton warks
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=187272

here is the details for the road ride, it start,s and finishes at a brewery :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:37 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 5652
Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
Hi Keith thanks for that is it possible you could send me some details in a PM of how you did it :?: :wink: :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:01 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:47 am
Posts: 327
Location: Cleethorpes
Great work. Prefer this to the previous build. You've outdone yourself once again! :D It'll be nice to see the finished product.

If you added a 'Bontrager' decal to the fork, instead if just the logo,it might blend a bit better with the rest of the frame. Just my opinion :lol:

It's been such an interesting build so far.
Do you have any plans to return it to it's former MTB glory? Maybe you could make that next year's guise :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:37 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Posts: 1227
Location: Warwickshire
She's not finished just yet Titch. I've recently carried out a rear brake upgrade and she's about to go ALL black (just saving up the pennies to go SRAM TT shifters and rear mech).

Its funny you should mention going back to an MTB format as I realised that I now have all the components to make quite a nice proper TT bike, all I need is a decent TT frame and forks. So maybe next Spring I might shift all this road gear onto a proper TT frame and make the Bonty a proper Bonty again.

The Bonty is getting faster and faster though. I knocked out a 30 miler on Tuesday in a fraction over an hour and a half. The TT position is now perfect and the lighter wheel set just make the bike fly. I'll put up some recent photos today showing the rear brake upgrade and then in a few weeks time I'll show the refreshed for Spring/Summer 2012 all black Bonty. :D

O and the forks already have a Bonty logo on them. Gil sent me the correct fork decals last year so I had two spare and put them on the road forks as well as the original Bonty forks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:53 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Posts: 1227
Location: Warwickshire
Recent rear brake and saddle test updates (I have settled on a brand new Bonty TT Team saddle...not pictured) :)

Painted and ridden approx 100 miles so far and all good...although on the first ride the bolts came loose!!! LOL. Thread locked and now perfect. :D
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:47 am
Posts: 327
Location: Cleethorpes
You were definitely right to paint the brake bridge, looks much tidier now. Maybe with black bolts holding it to the canti bosses, it would blend better?

By 'ALL black' do you mean frame too?

I really would love to see another MTB incarnation of this. I'm sure you'll do your lovely bonty proud. Keep up the good work 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media, williwoods and 23 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