Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:04 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:26 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
After initially deciding not to do a build thread on this, I have changed my mind!

Image

Image

Marin Muirwoods, with what appear to be resprayed forks, assume they are original. This is going to be a single speed commuting machine, so will be keeping as simple and cheap as possible. I have some wheels lined up for the weekend, which will take me a small step closer.

I will not be going for originality on this one, parts will be based on price, I would like something functional that I can use and not worry about. So far I have seat post and clamp, and have lined up some later Marin riser bars and tektro V's.

So, in short, this won't be a very exciting build, but it will be a very useful bike for me as I only have two road bikes at the moment, and have quickly realised that you need MTB!

I have one question at this stage:

I need a stem, and don't know where to start as it is a quill. Any suggestions?

I expect that this build will take two to three months, so hopefully at some stage you will be able to scroll down and see the finished article!

It would be great if anyone else has Muirwoods photos and can add them on to this thread, they would be very useful!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:46 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:34 am
Posts: 1042
Location: Hook, Hants
Must be a 97/98-ish model.

Will be a 1 1/8" head tube so you want a stem with a 25.4 neck, e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZOOM-1-1-8-Quill-Handlebar-Stem-135mm-25-4-diam-NEW-/350575208894

Hopefully your bars aren't modern oversized ones and have a 1"/25.4mm diameter in the middle?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:11 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
Thanks for the advice, very useful. Will have a look at the bars...

I would be lost without the help I get on here :)

Edit: just had a look at the zoom stem , I like that a lot, will have to get one of those!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:26 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:34 am
Posts: 1042
Location: Hook, Hants
Just spotted this lovely Tioga T-Bone as well which would match your black forks :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TIOGA-AVENGER-T-BONE-25-4MM-BLACK-HANDLEBAR-STEM-/320928516846


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
It's the same old thing, start off with the idea of throwing something together, then all these lovely components come along!

Will have to do some thinking / saving, this could turn out nice than I thought... :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:25 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
Just checked the bars, they are 25.4 which is good, and low riser so hopefully won't be too modern looking. They are shiny and would match well with the zoom stem.

Thanks for the input, it is really helping me get some direction!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm 
Special Retro Guru
Special Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:34 am
Posts: 5663
Location: Don't mess with monkeys, man
SIMONFREESE wrote:
Just checked the bars, they are 25.4 which is good, and low riser so hopefully won't be too modern looking. They are shiny and would match well with the zoom stem.

Just be wary if you go for a Zoom stem, you'll have to accomodate a canti hanger if using cantis (forget this if going for Vs), whereas the T-Bone stems tend to either include a hanger or have on integral to the stem.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:16 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
Thanks, brakes are V so should be ok hopefully. I need funds before this one goes any further so maybe something else will crop up in the mean time...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:45 pm
Posts: 42
Location: East Kilbride
Project looks good. Glad you decided to set up a thread for it. Will keep watching.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:04 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
whayne was kind enough to drop the wheels round tonight, they are weinmann rims and shimano hubs, look nice and tough and should do the job. Will fit them to the frame at the weekend to give me an idea of size and make me feel like this will one day resemble a bike!

This is the stage where I get impatient and wish I had everything to hand to get finished, I guess part of the fun of having a bike to build up is having something to look forward to, and with my budget the waiting is certainly a big part of it!

Thanks for the wheels Whayne!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], rider, Rodrigues and 26 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