Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:03 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: '97 Dirt Research Kenai
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:52 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: Republik of Mancunia
Here's the latest project. Tom Teesdale had something to do with these down the line; this isn't his work but apparently it's "designed and made in America" and appears to have been put together by a chap called "Ken" if the stamping by the frame number is to be interpreted that way. There's certainly no TET number.

It is however Columbus Nivacrom EL OS and is stupidly light for a steel frame so I'm going to see what I can do with it. This is the frame which I had questions about in the Chat section with a 'stud' thing above the bb which now I think is something to do with an e-type mech. I've got one of those on the way so I guess I'll find out in a couple of days.
Hoping to do a "running commentary" on this build but I'm not very good with that so expect to see the complete thing in a few months :lol:

Here's the (appalling iPhone) pics:

Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:31 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
Lovely looking frame if only I had had the money :(

Will make a fantastic project :D

Keeping my eye on this one :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:00 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:27 am
Posts: 4840
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Thats a lovely frame - decals remind me of a Grove frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:06 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8185
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Like it.

al. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:23 am
Posts: 18
cornholio's RC200 wrote:
appears to have been put together by a chap called "Ken" if the stamping by the frame number is to be interpreted that way.

^_^. That's short for Kenai.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:29 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: Republik of Mancunia
:facepalm: That'll be it then. How embarrassing. Oh well, won't affect the build. At the moment going for a "retro-sort of mod" thing so we'll see.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:40 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: Republik of Mancunia
First bits starting to arrive :D

A rather nice set of Judy SL

Image

A NOS E-type XT front mech.... Might not use this yet as it's causing me no end of grief with getting a bottom bracket. But still.. it looks nice

Image

Looks like this at the moment (very poor iPhone shot).

Image

Also have a set of Mavic Crosslinks and a Syncros post ready to fit at an opportune time.... Excitement building!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:23 am
Posts: 18
> Tom Teesdale had something to do with these down the line; this isn't his work but apparently it's "designed and made in America"
A week and a half ago, I contacted Tom Teesdale via his website to ask how much involvement he had with this frame. I've not had a response.

On another thread http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=618002 , utahdog2003 opines that it would have been manufactured overseas. jokamp responds that it was designed by TT but fabricated elsewhere.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:35 pm
Posts: 1572
Location: Lincolnshire
Nice looking frame & fork. Cool project in the making..

8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:16 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
What is the problem you are having with the bottom bracket and the front mech :?:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: borissorin, DynaCol, Exabot [Bot], Giom6, grarea, H, jimi911, Retro Spud, richbike, RockiMtn and 32 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