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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:00 pm 
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I bought this from Ash last week as “my missus needs a bike” and I picked it up this morning from the Post Office; it’s tiny! Other than the catalogue that’s in the archives and a few posts on the forum, I’ve not had much success in finding out much more; “Offroad” is a useless key word… Any additional info/reviews would be greatly appreciated. :)

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Offroad2/cat/1989+Offroad+catalogue.pdf.html
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1477342
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=153887

Wheels, mechs, chainrings are on their way (thanks Ant) as are the shifters (thanks Retrobike) and the crank has arrived (thanks Cooie); just need a stack of other period parts!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Nice 'little' project you have there.........always liked the early offroad's....

looking forward to seeing what this turns out like....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Marketed as a proper off road bike for the smaller rider/ladies iirc, pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:44 pm 
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I've finally managed to source most of the parts for this now (so expect some movement on this post). Just need some period flat pedals and a straddle cable yoke (I've got some Onza Chill Pills but they're too new). I've also have had to draw up some new decals for Gil to make as he only had some for a Pro.Flex; this has taken ages, what with his accident and all.

Anyway... I need some suggestions as to what to do with the elastomers in the Flexstem. I took up B77's suggestion on getting some long board bushes but I can only fit one. :roll:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=246099

As you can see there were two elastomers but I need something to replace the black rebound one. Looking at pictures of the Girvin Flexstems the design seems to have changed for this Offroad one. I guess I could try and cut the elastomer down but is there anything else that would make a good substitute?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Here we go; I'm finished (I think...). Off for a test ride tomorrow, so I thought I'd put up some pics before she gets dirty.


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File comment: I cut the elastomer in half with a Stanley knife and sanded it smooth. Seems to work quite well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Frame: 1989 Offroad Pro-Am (Tange Prestige MTB)
Fork: Cro-Mo 4130 (1”)

Headset: Shimano Deore II (1”)
Stem: Offroad Flexstem (1”)
Handlebar: Offroad (chromed steel)
Grips: ????? (black foam)
Barends: n/a

Brakes (front): Shimano Deore II BR-MT62
Brakes (rear): Shimano Deore II BR-MT63
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Jagwire Switch (titanium) with black ferrules
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-MT63

Shifters: Shimano Deore II SL-MT62
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-MT60
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-MT60
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire Switch (titanium) with black ferrules
Cassette: Shimano HG
Chain: Shimano HG-40
Cranks: Shimano Deore II FC-MT60
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace HP 46T, 36T & 26T
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-55
Pedals: Suntour XC II PL-5100 (I have a set of Shimano MT730's on their way)
Hub Skewers: Shimano Deore II
Rims: Araya RM-20
Hubs: Shimano HB-MT60
Nipples: ?????
Spokes: ?????
Tyre (front): Panaracer Timbuk II 26x2.0
Tyre (rear): Panaracer Timbuk II 26x2.0
Tubes: ??????

Saddle: Offroad
Seatpost: Shimano Deore DX 26.8
Seatpost Binder: Shimano Deore XT SQ-M730

Weight: ?????


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:42 pm 
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WOW :shock:

That is amaze balls! I can't believe that is the same bike that sat here with me waiting for some love, and now it's truly had it, top job Caspar, you shoud be proud, well done! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Looks fantastic, great job 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:05 pm 
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That is a sweet looking bike. Good skills 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Excellent work.

Did you repaint the frame? Looks minty fresh.


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