Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:11 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:32 am 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:12 pm
Posts: 850
Location: cheshire, england
that bike is lush mate, really feeling the ti with a modern twist
top build 8) 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:32 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 807
Location: hiding under the bed
really like that. when you go down the hope wheel route, make sure you get the mono hubs(no disc mount), as they look so much cleaner. hope have just redesigned them, and they look better than ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:54 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 1836
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Very nice....seeing Dave Hemmings Hei Hei back in 1992 made me want to get one, which I finally did in 2001...such a nice handling bike, got mine down to 17.9lbs, stoopid light, but sold it to fund getting out to NZ ;)

Agree the 93 build looks lush, but glad it's still being ridden buddy, thanks for sharing!

Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:34 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
IIRC Hemming had pace forks on his which we all know look great on the Hei Hei....that could be a future option.

I'm definately going to get the non Disc Hope hubs for that bike to keep the lines simple etc. a bike like that definately deserves a good wheelset!

Good to see people are liking the original build too. I went for a set of Manitou 3s after those 2s then the barends went and the risers arrived...bike disn't get much love after that (until now)

Bit of a dry bike only this one though as I do have a Charge Duster for all weather stuff..still going to get ridden though


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:01 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:23 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
yer, that ticks all my boxes. i was thinking the same about using modern kit on my lava dome once i've had a reminisce in all it's retro glory... that is, once it's finally re-sprayed & built!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 8:38 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
TBH doesn't have to be super modern, an XTR group (so long as it's not the current group) will look good on most bikes.

Look forward to seeing that


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:51 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 am
Posts: 2461
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Neil G wrote:
Forks are definately something I'm unsure about, P2s would lighten things up but not sure my wrists/arms could take rigid anymore!


If you want to race fast, stay away from the rigid.

A new Fox F series or SID WC would be much better than you current suspension fork if funds permit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:46 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
That's exactly what I was thinking as I woudl like to race this bike a few times if it's dry

Short (80mm) SIDS would be lovely on it :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
New wheelset (Mavic 717 on DT swiss hubs) and syncros post on the way....will update pics when done

Have the option of some WC SIDs but TBH after reading quite a few they seem to be spoilt by lots of flex...happier keeping a few grams and having a stiff fork than something that spoils confidence/trail feel.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:33 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Quick update

Wheels built (717s on Hope Pro 3s) and Syncros post added

Pretty much happy with it now...just got to crack it out this summer for a few rides :D


Attachments:
Syncros post.jpg
Syncros post.jpg [ 114.5 KiB | Viewed 1345 times ]
Hope pro 3 rear.jpg
Hope pro 3 rear.jpg [ 130.65 KiB | Viewed 1345 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: adrian, Elev12k, IHateRain and 17 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