Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:11 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Posts: 106
Location: Newport, South Wales
Picked up my first retro MTB the other week.

Had one of these when I was a kid (not sure if it was a 220 or higher as it had some fancier parts on), given to me from my Grandad, I used, abused and forgot about it. The last couple years I've wanted to find one again so I've been searching on and off and finally managed to find this little gem:


Ridden it to work a couple times and decided to strip it down, clean and service it and, as is the way, has turned into a mini re-build.

Will be keeping it single speed but doing it properly with a Surly front ring attached to an LX crank matched to Shimano DX rear cog and velosolo spacer kit (originally had the original Altus A10 cheesy set with a cracked middle ring used as the single ring).

Outside of that I need to source a decent wheelset as the rims or toast and finish putting it back together. How she sits at the moment:


One minor thing I do want to address is that the one I had originally had been painted black with gold splatter and gold Alpinestars decals on, question is do I replicate this or keep it original as it is in pretty good condition as is? :?

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bawgixer, Google [Bot], Jaggs, MADJEZ, Mattn501 and 74 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