Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:21 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:50 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 6066
Location: Chester
Shameless plug :wink: , but would a Parkpre Scepter Comp be up your street or not exotic enough? It was a mid-range steel frame (£799 new complete bike) suspension corrected geometry (and race :? ) Rides wonderfully on the trails, just too big for me.

A plug for rekiborter

http://parkpre.com/technical.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:25 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Easy_Rider wrote:
Shameless plug :wink: , but would a Parkpre Scepter Comp be up your street or not exotic enough? It was a mid-range steel frame (£799 new complete bike) suspension corrected geometry (and race :? ) Rides wonderfully on the trails, just too big for me.

A plug for rekiborter

http://parkpre.com/technical.htm


Hi easy, nah not really what I'm after, I can feel myself moving slightly towards something a wee bit modern. Cheers though :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:27 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Surfr wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Harryburgundy wrote:
Mmmm...ok, to continue the ramble....what new steel would you consider?


New steel I've thought about has been, cotic's, dialled bikes, charge dusters and a rather nice salsa on the bay at the moment. But TBH I'm not too aware of whats available out there today.


I've been looking at Cove Handjobs in the same variety as the above. Worth a look.


For some reason I can't get past the name :? Don't know why


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:51 pm 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER

Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:34 pm
Posts: 1999
Why not get an old steel Kona frame and put the parts of your choice on it, abit of retro/modern bike in both worlds?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:29 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
guybe wrote:
Why not get an old steel Kona frame and put the parts of your choice on it, abit of retro/modern bike in both worlds?



Hmmm starting to sound like a fussy bugger, never really had that Kona feeling, like lots of builds but never totally wanted to own one apart from some of the Ti numbers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Posts: 1743
Location: Peoples Republic of Scunny
A steel Independant Fabrication would fit the bill if your budgets big enough,very nice frame and they handle superbly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:59 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
MJN wrote:
A steel Independant Fabrication would fit the bill if your budgets big enough,very nice frame and they handle superbly.


Yes please :D but really pushing it now, I guess putting a figure on it would be £400 max


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Posts: 1743
Location: Peoples Republic of Scunny
Oh,well if you can push to £420 a Cotic Soul would be nice :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:43 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
How about the Rock Lobster 853. You really need to see one in the flesh to appreciate them, they are very nice and very well specced too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:05 pm
Posts: 1193
Location: Konada
I would recommend a Cotic Soul or Soda if it's not a retro jobby...and if it fits into your budget.

EDIT: oops, see it's been mentioned, so I second that motion. Great trail bikes with great handling.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users 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