Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:41 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:36 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:09 am
Posts: 9399
Location: Devon
Saw these, would have gone so much higher if posted. Watching with great interest.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm
Posts: 1103
mtbdave wrote:
I just looked up the eBay listing, it's a Columbus sl tubed frame and seller said it weighed in at 2.3kg what ever that is in lbs I don't know! :oops:

A 19" frame with a 1-1/8th head set required,head tube is 4 and half inches long

Is that a decent weight for a 19" frame set?



its just over 5lb, not the lightest but not bad 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:44 pm
Posts: 1934
Location: wirral
Yes that's what the seller had put on his sales listing.
It's a larger size (19") so not too bad considering its not the top of the line Columbus tubing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:30 pm 
BoTY & PoTM Winner
BoTY & PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 7055
Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
To my mind the SL tubeset, is the Columbus equivalent to Reynolds 531. Whilst not quite to the level of the other tubeset offered by the seller on the other frame, to my mind it didnt need quite as much work and it does have the rear cable guide still in place.

Its nice to see something different and yet still handmade in Great Britain too.

I think this could be quite a bike when its built tbh.

Im kinda glad you did have it, i think if i were let loose with this i would go a little wild with it when it came to paint work. After all, Really you have a totally Blank canvas, with no constraints other than your imagination.

The world is your Oyster, you cant go wrong.

Here is the only other example that im aware of that has been shown on the site.

A custom ordered lee Cooper Tarrantula made from Reynolds 653 with the rigid straight fork.

Given Just how many frames lee Cooper and Co, have fabricated under there own name and built for Other companies and shops/shop based Race teams, it really is nice to finally see something here on retro bike.

this will be a worthy addition to the British Steel thread too IMHO.

Looking forward to seeing your imagination run wild with this.

8)


Attachments:
6s56qu.jpg
6s56qu.jpg [ 63.93 KiB | Viewed 295 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:46 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:44 pm
Posts: 1934
Location: wirral
Thanks for the photo Carl

Funny you mention the 653 frame being called tarantula as that is one of the decals on this frame,i know also Webster's is on there too maybe that was what the named it too?

I emailed Lee yesterday and asked about fabricating forks and a stem for me.
But as of yet am waiting on a reply.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:48 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 6840
Location: Nth Somerset, UK
sinnerman wrote:
Looking forward to seeing your imagination run wild with this.



Good thing I didn't get the other one then, cos my imagination can run pretty blummin wild. :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:16 am
Posts: 10
wow, this is an old thread,
Used to be my bike (as was the other)
if you still want any info about it, then let me know.

IRRC the tubeset for this one was Columbus SL
All Websters hand build frames were called "Tarantula" (because of the 'web')
Was originally British racing green. with chromed rigid fork legs in rockshox crown.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:10 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26146
Location: Moomin Valley
:) :) :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:56 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:44 pm
Posts: 1934
Location: wirral
Have you got any photos of it?

The frame it self is still in the shed in a box, as it's too small for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:16 am
Posts: 10
Yeah, will have a look tomorrow. Was built for me at 6'3". Full 420mm USE post


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chrisv40, garethfj and 18 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