Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:05 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 20
Well, attached below is my most recently finished bike......

I picked up this Vintage Labadie Cyclocross frame. Has 126 rear spacing, so I'm guessing its a late 80's, early 90's frameset.

When the frame arrived, the headtube and bb had not been faced, and none of the threads had been chased.... Getting the bb threads cleaned turned out to be a bit of work, as only one shop in town had taps for the job. They did it for a nominal fee though. I faced everything myself.

I built the bike with a wheelset from an early 90's bike I had in the attic. I shod them with Continental Speed King tires.

Stem is a vintage 3T, headset is a vintage Tange. Handlebars are new Kore's and bar tape is new Bontrager (gotta be comfortable right?)

Stopping is from mid-90's Shimano Cantis.

Drivetrain is a mid-90's Shimano 6400 crankset (175mm) with a single 39 tooth straight cut chainring. I was able to file the chainring bolts very slightly and have them work fine. Ti Onza pedals help the interface.

A modern cheapo singlespeed kit finished it out and gets it down the road.

It rides very nicely and I look forward to taking it out for a practice ride tomorrow!


Attachments:
DSC00311.JPG
DSC00311.JPG [ 137.21 KiB | Viewed 2037 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:09 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Very nice indeed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Labadie
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:17 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:35 pm
Posts: 165
Location: northumberland
That is ace. The frame looks immaculate.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:48 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:09 pm
Posts: 884
Location: Ma
very cool ride!!

whats the ratio? Also r u racing it, or just cruising/comuting on it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 20
Thanks ya'll. This is my first real cross bike and I'm very happy with it. I converted a few road bikes years ago to race cross on, but now that I've got this one, I know they were no where near right.....

I've got a 39 tooth ring on the front with an 18 tooth cog on the back. I also have a 16 and a 20 tooth for the rear. I believe I will likely end up going to the 20 tooth rear.

I raced last Tuesday night, but did not have this one done yet so I rode my Ritchey with skinnies on it. I'll race the rest of the season on this one, and then bum around on it all winter.... :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:06 am 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20773
Location: Sol Kitts
supercool, very retro 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:03 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:23 pm
Posts: 893
Location: in bike-therapy
very nice.. where did you get the frame?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Posts: 20
Frame and fork came from a dealer in Santa Barbara CA. The proprietor travels Europe and buys out old stock for his shop. He specializes in steel frame, toe strap era bikes. I found it listed on Ebay and picked it up for nothing....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:15 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:23 pm
Posts: 893
Location: in bike-therapy
Dream JOB!!... looks great,... im searching for something like that..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:42 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
That frame is too nice to not do a full period restoration on....

But then it'd be a wall hanger not a rider. So I understand your choice.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: adri.75, Antel1982, bignick, jazzibizznizz, JohnMarin_77, pipmeister and 25 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