Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:47 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 117 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Hey
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:49 pm 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 698
Location: Over there, not far from over here
Hi Pickle

I recieved them about 30mins ago. Really chuffed, thank you so much!!

Adam


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:22 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:08 pm
Posts: 1010
Location: Newbury, Berks
Is it just forks and wheels to go? Hope the headset got there safely.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Hey
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:29 pm 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 698
Location: Over there, not far from over here
Ah, i am glad you said that. I was really chuffed when i got that headset but i had no idea who it was from and felt really bad as i didnt know who to thank. Brilliant, thank you so much. Posting pics in the next 30 mins so come back and have a look where i am so far.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:29 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:59 pm
Posts: 1093
Location: Nottingham JustGoRide.co.uk
What ever happened to the retrobike freebie Proflex.. any pics of the finished article? :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:42 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:22 am
Posts: 532
Location: In your closet.
Yeah is it alive? You should get some pics up for a reference to see how far you have gotten.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:55 pm 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:03 am
Posts: 698
Location: Over there, not far from over here
Hi Guys

To be honest i am still waiting for a pair of forks. Once i have these, which i cant really nag about as they are being given free i can finally get the build going. I have all of the parts sat on my floor so i really am just waiting for the forks to complete the build pic by pic.

Does anyone know of any, i need 1 1/4 inch steerer which i know is rare. I could do 1' and get a shim.

Can anyone help as i have to be honest i am gagging to get this done?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:16 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:01 pm
Posts: 397
[quote="mazdaman1980"]
Does anyone know of any, i need 1 1/4 inch steerer which i know is rare. I could do 1' and get a shim.
quote]

How would you use a shim? I'm intrigued.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:10 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
mazdaman1980 wrote:
Does anyone know of any, i need 1 1/4 inch steerer which i know is rare. I could do 1' and get a shim.


Pretty sure the 93 onwards Proflex's were 1 1/8, only early ones were 1 1/4.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:13 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
thecannibal wrote:
mazdaman1980 wrote:
Does anyone know of any, i need 1 1/4 inch steerer which i know is rare. I could do 1' and get a shim.
quote]

How would you use a shim? I'm intrigued.


The shims are just collars that fit between the steerer tube and headset races, not sure about shimming a 1" steerer out to 1 1/4 though, usually it's 1" to 1 1/8 or 1 1/8 to 1 1/4


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:01 pm
Posts: 397
This shimming business sounds a little dodgy. How does one deal with the crown race? I can't see how you'd get an acceptable interference fit without a lot of play there.

I've worked in service-based bikes shops for a few years but have never encountered this. Is it more of a retro-bodge than a proper solution for a properly ridden mtb?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 117 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 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