Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:43 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:36 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16748
Location: Yorkshire, England
Got my number, Nitromors let's you see it.
The problem is they didn't stamp hard and they have a double powder coat there neither is the thick style you often see on resprays though.
They coat the whole frame in the rear colour, then coat the front triangle again but in the front colour. Had to strip both to actually see it. The rattle can black I'd already taken off around there with propanone.
Best part, it means you didn't read all of this frames number You have RMA002xx. it's RMA002xxx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:51 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:28 pm
Posts: 592
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
And she's made it onto UK shores... hopefully not much longer now. :D


Attachments:
rmalt.PNG
rmalt.PNG [ 26.26 KiB | Viewed 129 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:27 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 8436
Location: Oh Canada!
PeteC, can you please find me a Tantalus/Thunderbolt/Altitude please? THANKS! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:30 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Probably not as he is looking for one in YOUR size


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:58 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:28 pm
Posts: 592
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
RockiMtn wrote:
PeteC, can you please find me a Tantalus/Thunderbolt/Altitude please? THANKS! :D



I'm on it, Rocki. I saw a post on craigslist in Toronto where someone sold a Tantalus (or it might have a thunderbolt---it was one of the 2 unicorns we both want, either way) and the poster was looking for the person that bought it. Was that you? It wasn't me that bought it; I promise I won't poach anything in your backyard.

But the good Captain is correct...we're looking for the same size, so the depth of my charity might be tested a bit here. :wink:

I did find a '93 Yo Eddy today, though, in my size. And it's going to be a keeper if I can wrangle it.

Found a reasonably nice Klein Pulse (1994) that I'm undecided on, and a 1995 Ibis Szabo that I bought...likely to flip/split.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:00 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:28 pm
Posts: 592
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oh, and I'm lovin' the new sig Steve! Although I thought I was seeing double for a minute!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:23 am 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Haha cheers Pete ,not arrived yet but not far away
I expect she is in Nottingham now so will be here soon....my precious :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:27 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
Ok me hearties
I picked the Frame and a few bits up from the Percel Force depot in Nottingham on Friday and have only just had the time to start tinkering so a few pics of progress so far and a close up of the Chainsuck device.


Attachments:
US Altitude Build pic 1.jpg
US Altitude Build pic 1.jpg [ 260.16 KiB | Viewed 77 times ]
Altitude US Chainsuck device.jpg
Altitude US Chainsuck device.jpg [ 273.33 KiB | Viewed 77 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:31 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
The Chainsuck device is beautifully simple you just have concentrically drilled Aluminium washers which you can adjust to meet the chainrings. I will get some new ones made up as these are a bit used.

I have also finally got a system for fitting bars into Syncros stems ...you just put the two bolts in from the inside and use a shim in the slot so that as you wind the bolts forward it opens up the slot ...simples I cant believe I never did that before .


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 8436
Location: Oh Canada!
PeteC wrote:
RockiMtn wrote:
PeteC, can you please find me a Tantalus/Thunderbolt/Altitude please? THANKS! :D



I'm on it, Rocki. I saw a post on craigslist in Toronto where someone sold a Tantalus (or it might have a thunderbolt---it was one of the 2 unicorns we both want, either way) and the poster was looking for the person that bought it. Was that you? It wasn't me that bought it; I promise I won't poach anything in your backyard.


Looked to be an extra large Thunderbolt. And no, not me. I try to avoid buying anything I can't ride. What's the point? :roll: unless you're looking to strip and flip it. :oops:

But yeah the wanted poster looking for that said Thunderbolt, he's a new local friend that I've made and he's becoming a RM crazy like me now. I've introduced him to RB, and I'm anticipating the trouble he's gonna get himself into! :lol: He goes by shutter here, look out for him. ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cheshire1980, emdee, pwriter, sztopi17 and 22 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