Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:03 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:36 pm
Posts: 1087
Location: The Netherlands
Hi all,

Well after a long time waiting for my frame to get resprayed and looking for some parts, I finally started putting some "schtuff" on this weekend. My dad really did a great job respraying this Rascal in the back yard hehe ;-)

Image

It's got XT M735 parts: rear mech, front mech, rear hub, black cantis and levers, cranks with BioPace rings and thumbies (still looking for a front hub). Seatpost is ControlTech, as is the stem. Handlebar is just for keeping the parts on. It's a Syncros that's shortened (it was on the S-Bike, but I didn't like it).

Front fork is a Manitou 1, but I'm still in doubt if I should use my Rock Shox RS-1. Since it's black maybe it would look better in my white/black/silver colour setup, but then again I always loved the look of a Manitou 1 BITD. Dunno, they just look bomb-proof.

So now for a saddle, a silver handlebar (hyperlite or controltech) and a nice saddle (I was thinking a black Turbo or maybe the white one I have on my Attitude??).

Anyhow, I'll post some more pics as the build continues... need to get started on the wheels.

Void(EN12-82)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:04 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:25 pm
Posts: 430
Location: Originally the 'Shire, Now The Jersey Shore, USA
Wow, that's really nice chap... :)

Looking forward to seeing the completed build..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:15 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
That is nice 8) , good job with the paint too :wink: , if i'd tried repainting it in my back yard it would have ended
up covered in flies, dead leafs, empty crisp packets etc :D


Last edited by jimihendrix on Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:53 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:13 pm
Posts: 987
Location: Aspen Park
Nice.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:24 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:21 pm
Posts: 2159
Location: Cornwall
thats really nice, :)
by the way i have a silver USE bar set with black USE bar ends if you are interested, the bars are uncut and in good condition. just thought id let you know as you are looking for silver bars !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:35 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Posts: 1719
Location: Midlands
Nice to see it started mate, look forward to seeing it built


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:06 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:35 pm
Posts: 3071
And another Klein being build. Like the white colour's....

How's the Attitude doing?

Cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:23 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:36 pm
Posts: 1087
Location: The Netherlands
Martin wrote:
How's the Attitude doing?


It's doing great! It's my ride bike now... the only one I ride 8) Sold my Scott Scale eventually, because I just love going out on my Attitude. I really don't regret buying that one :D

Void(EN12-82)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 8:13 am
Posts: 76
Very nice, i would keep the manitou in!

I´m not a "time-specific"-freak, but Manitou 1 and Ahead stem, that´s really not a good combintaion imho.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:47 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:36 pm
Posts: 1087
Location: The Netherlands
Tommi74 wrote:
I´m not a "time-specific"-freak, but Manitou 1 and Ahead stem, that´s really not a good combintaion imho.


I know and agree, but there's no bike shop to be found here that wants to cut more threads onto my steerer. I found one bike shop somewhere else, but their cutting device was "kaputt" and because no one uses threaded steerers anymore they weren't gonna fix it.

Tried about 5 shops to no avail, so ended up doing this (as the previous owner of the fork did).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users 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