Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:15 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:32 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 6066
Location: Chester
I couldn't quite believe it, this bike is sub 30lb, just!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:39 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 201
Location: California
just weighed mine for fun.. I have the heavier Infinity tubing + a rack and saddle bag, came in at 32lbs.

i wonder what the difference in frame weight is between the Infinity and MTB tube sets


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:24 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:17 am
Posts: 634
Location: New England
Great bike! I had one of these pass through my hands last summer, in exceptional condition. Good on you to bring it back like that. If you want a reference point for the US-spec catalog build, click on this photo, and have a look through the whole album, I took a bunch of pics, then removed the shoulder strap and took some more. On of my favorite parts is the wheelset, high flange hubs laced to Araya's that have 'APEX' decals down the center.

Image

Image




I also had to let this one go, and I do believe these two bikes were separated at birth as the frame construction is exactly the same-extra spokes, wraparound seatstays, rack boss on the fork, etc., although the parts group is 2-3 years newer, and this one has a Tange Infinity sticker, so as was mentioned I do believe they changed the tubeset somewhere along the line.

Both bikes were a total joy to ride, if I had infinite space I'd still have both.

1988 Scott Boulder-feel free to look through this album as well, this bike had gold-anodized Sunshine hubs laced to Weinmann concave rims, so cool:

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:36 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:58 pm
Posts: 2362
Location: Bournemouth
As a fan of Diamond Backs (picking up a Sorrento and Ascent tomorrow in addition to below) I have to say hats off to you. This is amazing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:47 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 6066
Location: Chester
Those bikes look great, thanks for sharing. Those suzue cartridge bearing high flage hubs would have been supplied on my bike, I have been searching for a period wheel set, current is '88/'89. Also good see what rims would have been supplied. That Scott is indeed identical to the DB.

Interesting information on infinity tubing.

I live the ride of this and can't see myself parting with it any time soon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:06 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:17 am
Posts: 634
Location: New England
Easy_Rider wrote:
Those bikes look great, thanks for sharing. Those suzue cartridge bearing high flage hubs would have been supplied on my bike, I have been searching for a period wheel set, current is '88/'89. Also good see what rims would have been supplied. That Scott is indeed identical to the DB.

Interesting information on infinity tubing.

I live the ride of this and can't see myself parting with it any time soon.


Thanks-looking at the pictures I get depressed that they are gone-good to know someone else appreciates them for what they were. I'm on USA ebay all the time, If I see a set of these hubs come up I will surely have you in mind.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:27 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 201
Location: California
Easy_Rider wrote:
That Scott is indeed identical to the DB.

Interesting information on infinity tubing.

I live the ride of this and can't see myself parting with it any time soon.


when i saw the triple spoke holder i thought it was an apex in yellow LOL. Looking at the head tube it looks a little less steep than the 86 Apex imo

By 1988 Diamondback had dropped the spoke holder and had long moved onto Tange MTB. Catalog page for 1988 Apex

The serial # on my Apex with Infinity tubing suggests it was manufactured in late 1985. I actually think Apex was introduced as model year 1986 and at some point upgraded the tubing to Tange MTB. I've not seen any other Infinity stickered Apexes, though the 1986 review of the Apex in the mountain bike magazine does reference Infinity tubing.

I love my apex too.. it's become my main ride.. super smooth. I'd love to find an original one with the better tubing


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:47 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26146
Location: Moomin Valley
I like it. simple as that.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:32 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 201
Location: California
shogun700 wrote:
If you want a reference point for the US-spec catalog build, click on this photo


I tried clicking on the pics but it didn't work?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:21 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:17 am
Posts: 634
Location: New England
frantik wrote:
shogun700 wrote:
If you want a reference point for the US-spec catalog build, click on this photo


I tried clicking on the pics but it didn't work?


That's odd, I must have done something strange. Here is the Apex:

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/ ... ck%20Apex/

....and the Scott:

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/ ... 20boulder/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bignick and 27 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