Im fairly new to retrobike, and recently (kind of) completed my 1st retrobike project, a tatty 03 firemountain i purchased from ebay, built on a tight budget on parts from here, ebay etc.
One of my purchases was a job lot barn find from gumtree for 25 quid, it included a very tatty, Hahanna frame and forks, so i decided to give in to the retrobike bug and started "project two"
Again it's been a tight budget, and after damaging the paint further (trying to remove the seized seatpost, and it was seized!) and after polishing the aluminium framed firemountain i decided to go raw steel on this one.
Took for her 1st run yesterday, not too far as I had images of me stuck in the middle of the sticks with a pile of metal and handlebars in my hands, I was pleasantly surprised!, no nasty noises or creaks, reminded me of riding my rigid saracen as a kid.
Only problem I have is that I have clown feet and find my toes fouling the front wheel occasionally, other than that really happy
Anyway here are some pics, feel free to have a dig, and i know the saddle needs adjusting!