Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:40 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:02 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
The Rockhopper arrived yesterday and despite a dose of man flu I dragged myself up to the shed and got stuck in.
Image
Image

Quite surprised, it was a nice frame, better than described and just needed a quick T cut. There are some scratches but not enough to warrant a paint job- and it is just for er indoors!

Image
I've built it up using the bits and bobs laying about- you know those old XT levers that were a little too scratched to be worth selling and the wheels that came of a bike you'd forgot about. The only things I have bought for it are a pair of Deore thumbies and a set of Cantis (not the ones pictured) and Sithlord donated some nice period Madison Carbon Bars (remember them?)
Image

Image
I had it almost built in an hour. BB is shot and I need Front and rear mechs and a better saddle but shouldn't pose any problems. Anyone got owt??

Its a real budget special this one. Added the bills and I have £77 in it so far- not bad eh?

As a little bonus, the Tange Struts had the later long cable hanger that I needed for the Race Struts on the Cannondale, swapped them over and now the straddle on the Dale is at a better angle, and the Spesh looks no worse for it. A nice unexpected bonus!

This is the kind of thing I would have had BITD when I had to save like mad just for a decent bike, never mind the exotic stuff we all have now. I'm going try and track down a few choice period extras- a saddle stuff bag thingy and I have just got a NOS Deore XT Sharkfin in the post this morning.

What do you think so far guys?

Si


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bollox64, CTK, Retro Spud, Vinevo and 30 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