Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:05 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 274 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 ... 28  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:58 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
West Midlands Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Posts: 3830
Location: Suffolk
Last few pics for tonight...


Attachments:
DSC_0112 brakes front.jpg
DSC_0112 brakes front.jpg [ 179.71 KiB | Viewed 424 times ]
DSC_0113 brakes rear.jpg
DSC_0113 brakes rear.jpg [ 202.64 KiB | Viewed 424 times ]
DSC_0114 cabled.jpg
DSC_0114 cabled.jpg [ 227.47 KiB | Viewed 424 times ]
DSC_0115 cabled 2.jpg
DSC_0115 cabled 2.jpg [ 212.86 KiB | Viewed 424 times ]
DSC_0116 cabled3.jpg
DSC_0116 cabled3.jpg [ 195.29 KiB | Viewed 424 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:02 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:23 pm
Posts: 3613
Location: Cumbria
Just read the thread from start to finish. Amazing work 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:45 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:01 pm
Posts: 1164
Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Stunning 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:13 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm
Posts: 1103
That looks fantastic 8)

One query though, its stupidly niggling me... the down tube and stem decals look "streched" horizontally (squashed vertically) - is that how they should be?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:58 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:01 pm
Posts: 1164
Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Sooo, erm, how's it coming along?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:02 pm 
BoTY Winner
BoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:20 pm
Posts: 3882
Location: Everywhere & Nowhere
Coming together nicely Adrian 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:02 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
West Midlands Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Posts: 3830
Location: Suffolk
Giom6 wrote:
Coming together nicely Adrian 8)


Thanks Gio!

was8v wrote:
That looks fantastic 8)

One query though, its stupidly niggling me... the down tube and stem decals look "streched" horizontally (squashed vertically) - is that how they should be?


Hmm :? Eagle eye Carl picked them up instantly as being bigger than the ones on the frame when I got it. I know Kevin spent some extra time re-sizing the decals to what he thought was right. The decals are under the lacquer (so I can jet wash it :twisted:) so it is what it is for now. To be honest it looks great in the flesh 8) so I can't see me doing anything about it anytime soon - the frame is now good for another 23 years so I've got plenty of time for that :lol:

warpedboy2 wrote:
Sooo, erm, how's it coming along?


It's finished :D Well for now anyway - the wheels were built with the rim labels in the wrong direction :( only noticed when I got them home so I'll need to get that sorted and hopefully the NOS XT Seatpost will turn up soon 8)

I'll get some better pics out on the trails when those things are done.

Really happy with how it has turned out. :D

Thanks to Kevin for his expertise in restoring his frame and for employing his knowledge of how it was originally built and painted - respect.

Thanks to everyone who's posted on or contributed to all 14 pages of this thread - it's really encouraged me to get this done.

Spec is:

Frame/Fork: Orange Formula. Fillet brazed Prestige. Donohue built - approx 1989.

Headset: XT m730 NOS
Stem: Probably a Yates built for Yates Orange Formula or Tushingham Works Replica
Handlebar: Tange Prestige
Grips: Grab-On

Brakes: XT m732 NOS
Brake Levers: XT m732 NOS

Shifters: XT m732
Front Derailleur: XT m732
Rear Derailleur: XT m732
Cassette: HG70 NOS
Cranks: m730 BioPace 26/36/46
Bottom Bracket: UN70
Pedals: m730

Rims: Mavic MA40 NOS
Hubs: XT m730 NOS
Tyres: Panaracer TIMBUK II from first flight - thanks Jeff!

Saddle: Rolls NOS
Seatpost: XT m730
Seatpost Binder: XT m730 NOS


Attachments:
DSC_0102.jpg
DSC_0102.jpg [ 305.75 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC_0103.jpg
DSC_0103.jpg [ 250.04 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC_0104.jpg
DSC_0104.jpg [ 256.82 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC_0107.jpg
DSC_0107.jpg [ 267 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
DSC_0109.jpg
DSC_0109.jpg [ 265.28 KiB | Viewed 578 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:16 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
Excellent effort by Kevin to get the correct Tange Prestige Tube too i say. Keeps it authentic.... 8)

Well done mate you saved a Legend. the Futures Bright, the futures ORANGE.

Looking forward to see pics of it in Action, and hearing your thoughts on the ride mate.

Well Done.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:29 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:01 pm
Posts: 1164
Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Cor!

Can't wait to see it filthy!

Really enjoyed the whole thread, good effort. THIS is what it is all about.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:48 am
Posts: 1580
Location: Cheshire
Very nice, bet you are pleased with the end result. Nice tyres as well :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 274 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 ... 28  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al-onestare, jazznice, Mk1 Geoff and 10 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