Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:16 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: update
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:54 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
the wheelset bought off ebay features the black LX hubs laced with staight stainless spokes onto Mavic 231 cd rims.
Tyres also off Ebay Panaracer Trailrakers to emphasise the black and white theme.
Rear hub still needs a full strip and I think I will do them both at the same time with new loose bearings.
brakes came up a treat with Autosol but some deep rust to the pad posts so I am on the lookout for a nice set of black LX cantis or other.
Stem looks a treat doesnt it and the new bars are fairly flat Bontragers.
Grips are a Tomac ODI Attac rip off but I just love these mushroom grips.
Deore Thumbies in the end as despite having a pair of Xc pros these were in better nick.


Attachments:
IMG_8668.JPG
IMG_8668.JPG [ 233.89 KiB | Viewed 1296 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: etc
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:56 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Befor you say it I know ...the chain is not yet fitted correctly and I would appreciate some advice here on how many links I should run with the longcage mech ?


Attachments:
IMG_8670.JPG
IMG_8670.JPG [ 236.22 KiB | Viewed 1293 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:21 am
Posts: 53
Location: Leeds
Run the chain large ring to large ring plus a link, live my life by that rule :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: etc etc
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:05 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Ok so where did we get to...
New DX oops mech fitted as the old LX had been fitted with a rusty steel nut and bolt Yeeeughh
the old rear mech was a Shimano stx so the plan was to replace this with a black LX
I bought two off the forum but these were too modern still and a few weeks ago I bought a Scott boulder frame off ebay and was offerred the LX mech so took it and this is perfect for her.
I thought it would be nice to use the Hope black QR`s for seatpost and wheels and these do look good. I suppose I could spend a lifetime looking for a black Ringle set but hey...life is too short.
Black bottle bolts from Leisure Lakes at Breaston
ONZA barends from Ebay and what beauts they fit in really well I think.
Just waiting for the stickers and she will be finished... :lol: ...or will she... :lol:


Attachments:
IMG_8671.JPG
IMG_8671.JPG [ 250.98 KiB | Viewed 1287 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:15 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
Looks great, think the astars frames really suit white.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: like this
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:30 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:13 pm
Posts: 960
Location: In the depths of obscurity.............or Nottingham
captaincosmic wrote:
guy I used to ride with called Steve from Newark


Steve Taylor ?
I've not seen him with such flowing locks before :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Steve
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:06 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Bingo ...Steve Taylor
You still in touch Gav ?
In this pic he`s got all the Astar gear but check out those trainers :D
I once did a race in brown suede desert boots as I forgot my shoes :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:35 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 12370
Location: At the pinnacle of fuckwittery
looking good that..

white+black = plain and simple.. 8) 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steve
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:51 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:13 pm
Posts: 960
Location: In the depths of obscurity.............or Nottingham
captaincosmic wrote:
Bingo ...Steve Taylor
You still in touch Gav ?


I used to see him regularly when I raced mountain bikes bitd but not now, still see him a couple of times a year at cross events though. He's riding for Sherwood Pines now I believe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Finished pics
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:11 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
stickers by gil_m
cheers matey wonderful job


Attachments:
A-Star 6.JPG
A-Star 6.JPG [ 232.53 KiB | Viewed 1084 times ]
A-Star 4.JPG
A-Star 4.JPG [ 244.51 KiB | Viewed 1084 times ]
A-Star 2.JPG
A-Star 2.JPG [ 252.68 KiB | Viewed 1084 times ]
A-Star 1.JPG
A-Star 1.JPG [ 224.27 KiB | Viewed 1084 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Angyalpor, Gerard, JCAC, kikideparis, phatmar, Retro Spud, RockiMtn, shawnb, shedobits and 36 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