Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:27 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:17 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 546
Location: South West
Image
Image
Image

1st ride: the monster saddle bag is carrying all the tools required to keep these retro machines, (and their riders!) rolling.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:50 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:02 am
Posts: 912
Location: Wookey Hole
It's not a Rolf-a-roo, I can see that much.

Nice Fat Ti, glad to see it's no garage queen.

Have you shared two sets of brakes between your Fat Ti and Bonty? Looks like you've XTR V's up front and Onza HO canti or similar on the back on both bikes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:24 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 546
Location: South West
yep the brakesets shared, its proper retro XTR cantis on the back, and the fairly modern matt grey XTR V's up front...works well


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:00 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
Posts: 15806
Location: near cwmcarn
nice ride :D

I broke my old 93 FAT ti :( worst bicycle day of my life..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:39 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 546
Location: South West
Scant, the previous owner of this frame had just got it back from Independent Fabrications having got a crack around the bb repaired.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:34 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am
Posts: 15806
Location: near cwmcarn
really? thats where my cracked as well. weirdly not on the weld. started @ right angles to the weld, but headed up along the downtube (along the sleeved portion of the downtube).
I sent mine back to wendyl & got a new 1 :)

looking back was a weird time. raced on the sunday. wasted, didnt clean the bike till the wednesday. saw the crack, went mad, girlfriend came round, blazing row, we split up. I got drunk & trashed my own flat...
(I'm not usually anywhere near that insane!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:19 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:52 pm
Posts: 546
Location: South West
What a story!...think mine might have been going that way too as there is a short (<1cm) bit of weld heading up the seatube too at right angles to the weld... (imagine one of the smiley faces with beads of sweat).

Still the IF welding job is highly confidence inspiring, and also the closest I'm likely to get to riding one of their bikes! In view of the repair I was going to use only for fairly mellow rides...but I visited the local woods & some singletracks the following weekend and got a bit carried away.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bills_shack, bowser, cherrybomb, Dossa, Google Adsense [Bot], Mugoftea, Stick Legs and 33 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