Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:55 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:22 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:19 pm
Posts: 1329
Location: USA
I have a couple of sets of generic bull moose bars but it wouldn't be worth the shipping costs to get them across the world. Something to think about. I was riding a wheelie on my DB Mean Streak back in 86. When I came down, the bars snapped at the stem. At least on my set the quality control on the DB bar/stem combo was only good for a few years.

A couple of pics from long before digital was an option.

Image

Image

The Mean Streak was top end DB for the year, but the name got changed to something a little more PC.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:58 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
Another fantastic 80's build!

Where did the butterscotch tyres come from? If they are cheap enough they would be perfect my my lugged 80's Raleigh 501 build...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:45 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:46 pm
Posts: 3924
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Thank you for the comments and the retro pictures of the Mean Streak. I'll keep a careful eye on the bars though they seem solid enough.

The tyres are "Lucky Stone" and I bought them from a seller called Curio UK Tyres, who sells various colour tyres on ebay and Amazon. They are £5.49 each on Amazon at the moment + 3.98 packaging (It may have been £4.97 for a pair I think).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CURIO-SLICK-CRE ... 914&sr=8-1

I've not ridden on them yet, but they seem similar in quality to other cheaper road-designed tyres I have used - like Nokia City Runners. I think they are only rated at max 40 or 45 psi, but the Nokia ones I had were the same and happily ran at 50 with no punctures or issues. I asked if anyone had experience of them:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=239959&p=1800368&hilit=lucky+stone#p1800368

but since no-one seemed to have tried them I thought I'd give them a test and then be able to add my views on them to that thread in case anyone fancied trying them in the future.

I've stripped the bottom bracket, so now I'm just deciding what I should do in terms of corrosion protection on the areas of the frame that have lost their paint. Hopefully I should have it built up in the next few weeks as I think I now have all the parts I need.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 839
Location: Saarfend on sea
Thanks for the tyre info, can't complain about the price!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:08 am 
Newbie

Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 7:39 am
Posts: 2
I love my Mean Streak. Can anyone tell me about the lugs? They look like they were inspired by Nervex lugs? I understand that these DB's were made in the same factory as the Specialized Stumpjumper with the main difference being the lugs?


Attachments:
File comment: file is probably too small to see the lugs, will post a detail soon...
meanstreak.JPG
meanstreak.JPG [ 85.67 KiB | Viewed 675 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:23 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:46 pm
Posts: 3924
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Nice! Do you have more pictures of your Mean Streak? did it have those bars when you got it or did it have the diamond ones?

That's interesting about the lugs, but I can't really cast any more light on it. I'll try to take a close up picture or two of my frame though.

I really need to get on with this project, I really don't have much left to do other than assembling it, but have been really busy recently. If I don't get time before my June exams I should definitely have it built soon after.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:56 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 7:39 am
Posts: 2
Nothing on the my Meanstreak is original, I purchased it as just a frame and fork. I think I got one pedal with it. I believe those bars are the Milan bar that Velo Orange sells. I like these bars because they allow a comfortable angle for my arms to land on.

The previous pic is more current but unfortunately blurry. The pic below was taken soon after she was brought back to life.


Attachments:
meanstreak b.JPG
meanstreak b.JPG [ 463.32 KiB | Viewed 643 times ]
meanstreak c.JPG
meanstreak c.JPG [ 365.17 KiB | Viewed 643 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:06 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 201
Location: California
love the old lugged diamondbacks :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:17 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:46 pm
Posts: 3924
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
That looks great emarks, the frame looks very similar to the Ridge Runner frame, right down to the paint scheme. What does the tubing decal say?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:38 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Posts: 201
Location: California
kingoffootball wrote:
That looks great emarks, the frame looks very similar to the Ridge Runner frame, right down to the paint scheme. What does the tubing decal say?


I'm pretty sure the Ridge Runner got renamed Mean Streak in 1983 or 84.. The 1984 DB catalog shows three 26" cruiser/ATB type bikes, all branded with Streak in their name... "Sand Streak", "Mean Streak" and "Trail Streak".. the Mean Streak is the best equipped bike, with Champion #5 frame, though the specs suggest the stays are not cromo. The 1984 paint job is silver with a black head tube (opposite of the ridge runner)

I'm not sure what the names were in 1985, but the Apex and Ascent marques were being used in 1986. By 1987 all of the original "Streak" names had been dropped, though the "Fleet Streak" does appear as a low end model in catalogs until at least 1989


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 49 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mahoney1978, MSNbot Media 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