Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:43 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:34 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
New cockpit layout. I ditched the bar ends as the reach is pretty far for me anyway. The levers look at different heights, but are the same - honest!


I've fitted a chain too, hopefully the rings will be OK.


Attachments:
Cockpit.jpg
Cockpit.jpg [ 169.34 KiB | Viewed 257 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:16 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
A visit to relatives in Dorset, via a detour to the tip :mrgreen: yielded this knackered old Trek. Although once a nice steed, the seat post was well and truly stuck - as evidenced by the scorch marks on the seat tube. However, the wheels were 'ok' a bit wobbly, with slightly notchy bearings and there were a few bits also that could be saved.


Attachments:
Donor_Trek.jpg
Donor_Trek.jpg [ 178.44 KiB | Viewed 227 times ]
Trek_Bits.jpg
Trek_Bits.jpg [ 188.61 KiB | Viewed 227 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:19 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
I compared the Suntour cantis I bought to the STX RC ones from the Trek.... My weight-weeny leaning over-rode my desire to keep it all Suntour, over 100 grams is a good weight saving.


Attachments:
Suntour_Cantis.jpg
Suntour_Cantis.jpg [ 94.01 KiB | Viewed 227 times ]
STX_RC_Cantis.jpg
STX_RC_Cantis.jpg [ 90.13 KiB | Viewed 227 times ]


Last edited by Splatter Paint on Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:21 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
Then, I thought I'd fit my new wheels and cantis and attempt a first ride........ but the front wheel felt 'funny' when fitted.

:shock:

I need some new forks now!


Attachments:
Fork_wear.jpg
Fork_wear.jpg [ 62.17 KiB | Viewed 226 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:25 pm
Posts: 295
I'm building a Trek exactly the same as that at the moment! Don't throw the frame, get some caustic soda on that post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:50 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
The Trek has already gone...... :oops: it was quite a heavy frame.

SP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:54 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
Jobs done:

Wheel bearings re-packed with grease
replaced cones in front wheel
Bought a set of forks
Replaced tyres - Fire XC Pro... from the tip!

I’m looking forward to riding this!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:14 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:12 pm
Posts: 3286
Location: Yateley, Hants.
When I saw brake levers and suntour for £7 I knew you’d had the ones I put on eBay. Couldn’t sell em on here, too tatty I reckon, but they work perfectly well and were very light too.
Love a bit of suntour and the frame looks nice with that interesting chainstay.

Carl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Posts: 3814
Location: Woking
It's ALIVE!!

23 lbs (no pedals). Yep, 23 lbs, I checked that on two different sets of scales as I didn't believe it was true! :mrgreen:

A nice set of Spinner forks arrived from CTK and with a bit of tinkering - voila, one posh winter hack. I rode it for 3 hours in nice dry, conditions :lol:

I bumped into Steve Behr at the local bike shop whilst on the maiden voyage - he complemented me on my fine retro steed. 8)

More to follow when I get a mo....


Attachments:
Mud_1.jpg
Mud_1.jpg [ 192.76 KiB | Viewed 67 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:20 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 5725
Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
Mike. It came out real nice


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: adrian, Google Adsense [Bot], Graham_hkr, I_am_Will and 12 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