Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Mickyfinn on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:44pm

Trail wrote:
Mickyfinn wrote:

I have had the same frame for bout 12 years now... new wheels and bits as time went on.. but i think we all agree that there comes a point where the bike does not really make a great deal of difference. body weight and fitness are the key factors to cycling performance


No. You must buy a 27.5/650B mountain bike. This is currently the key factor to cycling performance according to the cycle industry!



I think its really just a big con
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Oli on Wed 6/Nov/13 9:50pm

Trail wrote:
Mickyfinn wrote:

I have had the same frame for bout 12 years now... new wheels and bits as time went on.. but i think we all agree that there comes a point where the bike does not really make a great deal of difference. body weight and fitness are the key factors to cycling performance


No. You must buy a 27.5/650B mountain bike. This is currently the key factor to cycling performance according to the cycle industry!


Dang, so that's where I'm going wrong!
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Trail on Wed 6/Nov/13 10:00pm

Me too. I am still riding and have a shed full of 26 inch :huh:
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby danose on Thu 7/Nov/13 11:14am

Trail wrote:Me too. I am still riding and have a shed full of 26 inch :huh:


if you hang onto them long enough they'll become 'retro' and hence cool again

hopefully doesn't require holding onto them quite as long as the chromegoose ;) :D
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby slumdog on Thu 7/Nov/13 11:29am

Indeed, in 3 years time 26" will be the go for the quicker steering reaction time and lower rotating weight :sly:
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby CrustyMTB on Thu 7/Nov/13 11:58am

slumdog wrote:Indeed, in 3 years time 26" will be the go for the quicker steering reaction time and lower rotating weight :sly:

Surely they'll revive 24 inch first.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 7/Nov/13 4:46pm

danose wrote:
Trail wrote:Me too. I am still riding and have a shed full of 26 inch :huh:


if you hang onto them long enough they'll become 'retro' and hence cool again

hopefully doesn't require holding onto them quite as long as the chromegoose ;) :D


speaking of which:


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =657712705

unfortunately the size is "garden gate" so I will not be bidding.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Trail on Thu 7/Nov/13 7:26pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
danose wrote:
Trail wrote:Me too. I am still riding and have a shed full of 26 inch :huh:


if you hang onto them long enough they'll become 'retro' and hence cool again

hopefully doesn't require holding onto them quite as long as the chromegoose ;) :D


speaking of which:


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =657712705

unfortunately the size is "garden gate" so I will not be bidding.


Yeh, they replied to my question on the auction saying medium. They must have measured bikes differently back in the day?
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Thu 7/Nov/13 9:35pm

Trail wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =657712705

unfortunately the size is "garden gate" so I will not be bidding.

Yeh, they replied to my question on the auction saying medium. They must have measured bikes differently back in the day?

People were taller back then. Also there is no evidence that "medium" isnt just a word they pulled out of their ass. Maybe they mean it is a lot smaller than a 63cm roadie.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby danose on Fri 8/Nov/13 7:33am

Trail wrote:Yeh, they replied to my question on the auction saying medium. They must have measured bikes differently back in the day?


well you've ridden mine and it's a medium - which is still pretty big (21" seat tube from memory - due to the non-sloping top-tube - but a relatively short for that size top tube).

the non-sloping top tube makes them look HUGE compared to modern bikes
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Trail on Fri 8/Nov/13 9:49am

danose wrote:
Trail wrote:Yeh, they replied to my question on the auction saying medium. They must have measured bikes differently back in the day?


well you've ridden mine and it's a medium - which is still pretty big (21" seat tube from memory - due to the non-sloping top-tube - but a relatively short for that size top tube).

the non-sloping top tube makes them look HUGE compared to modern bikes


Yeh I did wonder if that was the case. I did not know yours was a medium tho...
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby CrustyMTB on Fri 8/Nov/13 10:38am

My first mtb was a 1990 Bear Valley medium, 19 inch, NINETEEN INCHES, I'm a friggin dwarf (5'8" soaking wet and neekid, picture it, you know you want to).

I rode a friend's GF 17 inch giant in about 1993 after snapping my forks, it was a revelation, proper frame sizing is up there with dick breaks, suspension and pedals IMHO.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Oli on Fri 8/Nov/13 10:39am

Here are a couple of future restoration projects of mine that could perhaps be described as "retro". The road frame was built for me in 1981 at the Raleigh Specialist Bicycle Development Unit at Ilkeston by GOD himself, but only just came back into my possession this week after a somewhat hard life since I foolishly sold it in 1986.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby EoinC on Sat 9/Nov/13 12:26pm

Oli wrote:Here are a couple of future restoration projects of mine that could perhaps be described as "retro". The road frame was built for me in 1981 at the Raleigh Specialist Bicycle Development Unit at Ilkeston by GOD himself, but only just came back into my possession this week after a somewhat hard life since I foolishly sold it in 1986.

Mega-woot on the 753 returning to the fold, Oli. That was very droolable in the day, and it great to see that karma / aligned planets / chance / moolah has got the ferrous wonder back to Berhampore. This will be your greatest build.
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Re: Vintage And Retro Bikes Anyone?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Sat 9/Nov/13 1:00pm

CrustyMTB wrote:My first mtb was a 1990 Bear Valley medium, 19 inch, NINETEEN INCHES, I'm a friggin dwarf (5'8" soaking wet and neekid, picture it, you know you want to).

I rode a friend's GF 17 inch giant in about 1993 after snapping my forks, it was a revelation, proper frame sizing is up there with dick breaks, suspension and pedals IMHO.


my first mtb was a Giant I think Sedona. smallest size was 19 inch. "Yeah. man you'll be fine: you ride a 19 inch road bike, and this has smaller wheels......" It was maroon and had these weird tyres with a raised rib all round the circumference in the middle so the "rolling resistance" was less. when you leaned it over in a corner on the road you had the sensation of falling off the main rib onto the rest of the tyre. I was poor so I rode them for way longer than I should have. They were shit offroad too. This is maybe 1988 or 89?
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