Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:31 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Inspiration needed
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:16 am 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Mornin all,

A little while ago I purchased the frame below (Carrera Quattro) with the view to single speeding it. However, plans change and I now have a Hei Hei for this.

The bike originally came with Mountain LX and was circa 1988 (it has a sticker saying so!) so my thoughts were to build up the bike to be period correct. The frameset is quite light as pictured below and I think that Mountain LX groupset could make the bike heavy and sluggish.

So I open it up to the floor – suggestions as to what I could do?

Keep/Sell/Build options etc.....

Image


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:58 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:28 pm
Posts: 4179
Location: rutland
i think you should spend the time on the wallpaper , i bet theres something hiding behind it


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:59 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4061
Location: A veritable floating palace
Backwoods tourer?
If I hadn't just bought my Hoo Koo E Koo, I'd have had your arm off and made it into just that.
Build it up with stuff that works well, it deserves it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:07 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
perry wrote:
i think you should spend the time on the wallpaper , i bet theres something hiding behind it


Tis the attic (man cave) of a rented property. Its warm, dry, well lit, wallpaper aside!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:09 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
chris667 wrote:
Backwoods tourer?
If I hadn't just bought my Hoo Koo E Koo, I'd have had your arm off and made it into just that.
Build it up with stuff that works well, it deserves it.


Ah now I like this idea. Possibley some Brookes items :?

I think it does deserve to have a roll in the fleet as I have bonded with the bike now :oops: despite not even throwing a leg over her :oops: :roll: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:33 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4061
Location: A veritable floating palace
Yeah. Brooks saddle, drop bars on with tall stem, racks front and rear.
You'll end up using it for everything.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 56 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