Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:10 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
yeah maybe the azonic has to go, I'm building a zaskar up too at the moment
so i'll probably use it for that with azonic risers 8)

as for the low end frame with high end components....if i kept the low end components it would ride like a sack of spuds :P

i havent actually ridden it yet properly due to no gear cable yet....single speed options.....well when my zaskar is done, these wheels/tyres will be going on that and the kona will have some mavic 521 CDs and slick tyres, I'll probably just use it for bombing around the country roads/light tracks so maybe like a medium-hard gear? i have a 32 tooth raceface ring so what would go well on the back?

cheers :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:12 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
maybe a roox dannys stem? or raceface prodigy?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:01 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Posts: 723
Location: Highlands
cce wrote:
you appear to have done something common around here and hung a load of nice components off a low end frame
just sayin....


Maybe it's common because actually the "low end" frame in question isn't excessively heavy, is strong enough for decades of hard use and actually rides really nicely? It's not like he's stuck XTR on a BSO, this is a frame with well-proven geometry and while perhaps not featherlight it's not going to build up into a 40lb monster either.

Not everyone has the cash to splash out on a high-end frame and high-end components and I know I'd far rather a "low end" frame like this with good reliable components (even if you'd judge them "too good" for it) than a high end boutique piece of wall art frame with budget parts stuck on...

Having said all that, it's not my dream bike either but I still like to see what people do on a bit of a budget, gives the site some variety...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:05 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:48 am
Posts: 6976
Location: Bristle
ajm wrote:
cce wrote:
you appear to have done something common around here and hung a load of nice components off a low end frame
just sayin....


Maybe it's common because actually the "low end" frame in question isn't excessively heavy, is strong enough for decades of hard use and actually rides really nicely? It's not like he's stuck XTR on a BSO, this is a frame with well-proven geometry and while perhaps not featherlight it's not going to build up into a 40lb monster either.

Not everyone has the cash to splash out on a high-end frame and high-end components and I know I'd far rather a "low end" frame like this with good reliable components (even if you'd judge them "too good" for it) than a high end boutique piece of wall art frame with budget parts stuck on...

Having said all that, it's not my dream bike either but I still like to see what people do on a bit of a budget, gives the site some variety...



the difference in cost between a fire mountain frame and say a kilauea is 50-60 quid. not a lot when you're slinging XTR and middleburn money around is it.

for what it's worth, i've had one of these exact frames. it steered well enough, it's a kona and they all do that sir, but it felt heavy and dead, even next to my lava dome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:00 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
hmmmm....to be honest the frame is a little heavy but that doesnt bother me, its no steel full suspension 99 quid job from argos!

maybe i'll get a hei hei one day when i win the lottery but for now this has tidy paint work for a frame that's like 13 - 14 years old and is perfect for hacking round the country lanes on - thats about it :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:06 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:16 pm
Posts: 4337
ajm wrote:
cce wrote:
you appear to have done something common around here and hung a load of nice components off a low end frame
just sayin....


Maybe it's common because actually the "low end" frame in question isn't excessively heavy, is strong enough for decades of hard use and actually rides really nicely? It's not like he's stuck XTR on a BSO, this is a frame with well-proven geometry and while perhaps not featherlight it's not going to build up into a 40lb monster either.

Not everyone has the cash to splash out on a high-end frame and high-end components and I know I'd far rather a "low end" frame like this with good reliable components (even if you'd judge them "too good" for it) than a high end boutique piece of wall art frame with budget parts stuck on...

Having said all that, it's not my dream bike either but I still like to see what people do on a bit of a budget, gives the site some variety...


Note though that the geometry is different on this (and the Hahanna) to all the other steel hardtails in the 1997 range hence some of the comments about feeling dead on the trails.

It's a lovely colour though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:43 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
I seem to have created a monster! ...end of the day does it really matter? ...? No.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Manchester
Don't listen to the haterz, that's a nice frame you've got there, probably weighs a few ounces more than a Kilauea/Explosif, but who cares?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:32 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
it does me fine mate! ...the zaskar has arrived now anyway so i reckon the mech, crank, pedals, saddle, stem and wheels will be going on that, this will end up single speed i reckon with slicks 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:19 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:49 am
Posts: 1398
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
frame now for sale....the zaskar has taken priority! plus ALL the original compnents (just not the forks) are also for sale and cheap....anyone interested? i'll stick it in the for sale thread in a bit...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cherrybomb, stew-b 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