Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:09 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:53 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
Posts: 1906
Location: Brizzle
I seem to be the latest victim of can't make up my mind when it comes to bikes. Going from a hardtail (coyote ht4) to full suss (proflex beast and 857) then back to hardtail (kona kula). Now back to full suss...

A nicely purchased a ventana marble peak 1996, which i seen on here a few days ago, paid for yesterday. It be on its way to me soon.

Managed to also do a swap on some forks. Rockshox Judy sl's for my pace rc31's.

Pics to follow...

But sort of spec - Bontrager racelight wheels, magura hs33, either 3x9 or 1x9 and deore hollowtech II


Last edited by simonlovell99 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:52 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
Posts: 1906
Location: Brizzle
Recieved the ventana today.

Took out the un72 as no need for square taper, in goes deore ht2 bb and xt rear mech on.

Next job is to get the headset done, waiting for lx v brakes and judy sl's


Attachments:
IMAG0416.jpg
IMAG0416.jpg [ 51.67 KiB | Viewed 439 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:33 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
Posts: 1906
Location: Brizzle
finally got the headset fitted and had had it built up with magura hs33 rear and hope mini front. magura vadar forks. But the setup didnt feel and look right, plus the forks were 100mm and rear is 75mm. so back to the drawing board. Got the rockshox judy sl 96 forks on the way, not sure whether to use them or waiting for some magura rond quakes to come through with firmtech hs33, which I won on ebay for £60. so either hs33 rear or lx v-brake on the rear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Ventana
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:42 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:15 am
Posts: 7563
Location: North Yorkshire
Stick with V brakes, lighter and neater, Forkwise I'd go for a dual Air model. then you can dial in the ride height with the negative Air springs and save some weight, Sid or Reba's. Nice frame BTW.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:40 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
Posts: 1906
Location: Brizzle
new pics


Attachments:
IMAG0438.jpg
IMAG0438.jpg [ 266.91 KiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMAG0436.jpg
IMAG0436.jpg [ 262.61 KiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMAG0434.jpg
IMAG0434.jpg [ 194.21 KiB | Viewed 307 times ]
lunapic_134693476312301_.jpg
lunapic_134693476312301_.jpg [ 177.95 KiB | Viewed 307 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:55 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:09 am
Posts: 9399
Location: Devon
Nice machining on the rocker and rear of that.

Get some better photos up!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:31 am
Posts: 61
I got one of those, even with a spare disc swingarm. Will have to find a day to build her up. From what I remember, they ride plush! I use a 80mm fork from what I remember.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cherrybomb, Dare, grarea, mechanical_vandal, pipmeister, Retro66666, Spanky22b, wiggviv and 49 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