Thought I would give you the low down on my latest build as it has a very â€˜Retrobikeâ€™ feel. Reason for this is that virtually every part I needed for the bike was either sourced directly from a fellow forum member, or as a result of a link/tip off from a forum member. It is E-bay free !
Some of the purests among you may role your eyes with the choice of groupset, wheels, brakes etc as itâ€™s not the same year as the Frame/Forks, but I desperately wanted to build this frame and ride it so using the parts from a redundant bike seemed to make sense. I will probably try and get a few more original era parts as time goes by but I couldnâ€™t see it sitting in the shed unrideable anymore.
So a big thank you to all that made it possible:
Frame â€“ Kona Explosif (1990) (From Rascal, originally owned by Adamgent)
Forks â€“ Kona Track Twos (From Jez)
Stem â€“ Tioga T-Bone (from Eric at BikeBoosting, courtesy of RetrobikeGuy) â€“ May actually use the profile in the pic as prefer the reach/rise.
Quick Release Skewers â€“ On One (From Gaf16)
Canti Brake Blocks â€“ Deore LX (From Digger90)
All other parts from 94 Stumpjumper bought from Mate, only Retrobike connection here is that Chris2lou has taken the Frame and Forks off me..
Obviously itâ€™s not finished yet but hoping to get round to that in the next few weeks.
Oh and Konaâ€™s are COOL !!