Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:54 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:52 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:35 am
Posts: 673
Location: Melbourne, Australia
any updates fella? Need inspiration badly!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:35 am
Posts: 673
Location: Melbourne, Australia
just to gee you up mate, I'm at this point with my build haha

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:17 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
I am still collecting (mostly new) bits ... :oops: :lol:

I have found it's far easier to get great deals on new stuff though then find great condition retro stuff ;-)

If I get chance I will take a few pics tommorrow night and post them up :-)

Only short of a headset (swaying towards hope), cassette and wheels now - not bad for a build that started with nothing other than a freebie frame / fork :shock: 8)

So, has anyone got a set of ceramic crossmax's (bladed spokes) in A1 condintion they want to sell me ? ;-)

WD :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:53 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
A few pictures of the latest bits I have been collecting :-)

M970 crank / bb (eBay) :

Image

The guy selling it told me it was new - the seal on the box hadn't even been broken ! 8)

To try and keep them looking nice I thought I would try 'Crankskins' (eBay) :

Image

I didn't choose the red set, the guy got my order mixed up so I ended up with double :-) I ordered the smoke but I think I may actually end up just fitting the clear skins so it looks 'OE' 8)

The matching pedals (great deal of a mate in the trade ;-)) :

Image

Ourys (from a cheap link posted on here) :

Image

I have gone with these to give a bit of protection to the ends of the carbon bars.

USE carbon cage (Ebay) :

Image

It took a bit of work with the wet n dry to get the letters neat - I was a bit surprised how they were when I first got it :?

Ringle copy (thanks manitou916) :

Image

Not sure if this is one of elites - did anyone else make knock offs ? When I can decide what colour to go with the ano, this will be done to match :-)

Ti spring for rear (thanks again manitou916) :

Image

A little longer than stock but it's proressive so it should be approx the same rate when compressed to standard length - same number of coils and same wire diameter so it shouldn't get coil bound, we will see ... :lol:

Tyres (cheap Internet deal) :

Image

I know I had some blue fires but I still can't decide on frame colour - black walls will suit anything, and they are light :shock:

Just wheels, headset and cassette left to source now. Then I only need to decide what colour to do the powder and ano ...

WD :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:50 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
Another piece of the jigsaw turned up yesterday :

Image

12-27 9 speed Dura ace. Brand new for £56 of fleabay 8) It was worth waiting up to 1:00 in the morning to throw in a last minuet cheeky bid :lol:

Not many bits to go now … :-)

WD :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:01 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:35 am
Posts: 380
I'm not reading this thread anymore, this will be so much better than my own 856 :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:08 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1589
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
hi all
great reading this thread. i have an 857 frame with vector 2 fork on the way for my next build right now. has the carbon fibre rear swingarm. ineresting seeing what you've done. good job. i like the shifter/brake levers you are using. was thinking about using the same. will be watching for the fianl product.
roy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:18 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
Retro_Roy wrote:
hi all
great reading this thread. i have an 857 frame with vector 2 fork on the way for my next build right now. has the carbon fibre rear swingarm. ineresting seeing what you've done. good job. i like the shifter/brake levers you are using. was thinking about using the same. will be watching for the fianl product.
roy


Thanks Roy :D

The leavers seem nicely made, I have never used them before but for £75 brand new and posted to my door I couldn’t refuse :lol:

I really like the frames with the carbon swing arms 8) I would have much preferred one of those :( but I don’t think I could have got one for free as I think the carbon might have stopped it finding its way into a skip :shock: :D

Cheers,

WD :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:35 am
Posts: 380
Hmmm this topic has made me think, the fork and swingarm on my 856 are scratched and generally not that nice looking and they would really benefit from doing up. They don't appear to be laquered, I'm guessing they are anodised? How difficult would it be to polish them almost to a mirror finish?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:23 am 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
My fork wasn't laqured but my swing arm was, turn it over and have a good look around where the chain slap is or try picking one of the big stickers off.

The forks (if striped) would be quite easy to polish but the swing arm would be a bit more tricky.

I think if I was going down that road I would strip them and take them to a metal polishers, let them do most of the work and then tart up the arkward corners etc when I got them back. I suppose it depends how much time you have but I reckon to do those bits at home to a standard I would be happy with would take up most of my spare time over a weekend ! :lol: I don't seem to have enough spare time as it is :-( ! :lol:

Anyhow, I didn't think you were reading this thread anymore ? ;-) :lol:

WD :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mk1 Geoff 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