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Campaign to keep retro bikes retro, not for the squeamish

pinnopinno Posts: 38,214
edited November 2014 in The bottom bracket
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, just look at those handlebars. Wtf?

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BTW, fair play to you for getting the little one's to eat spaghetti with a fork. My two don't bother with cutlery for any form of pasta. I'm on the verge of feeding them in the bathtub.
S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
W - Wiggle Honda

"This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,062
    Should be these, surely?

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    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    :)

    So the wheels are ok then? ;)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,581
    I agree with Pinno, curly handlebars on a bike are censored .
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I agree with Pinno.

    First time for everything!
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    I'm more concerned that matthew h says he has a cleaning lady, WTF does she do, that floors filthy :P
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Digital clocks on a retro cooker! :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,062
    matthew h wrote:
    :)

    So the wheels are ok then? ;)
    Now you mention it, no.
    Nor the stem, nor the post.
    And what is with the stickers on the forks and stays?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    pblakeney wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    :)

    So the wheels are ok then? ;)
    Now you mention it, no.
    Nor the stem, nor the post.
    And what is with the stickers on the forks and stays?

    New stem on order
    Stickers coming off before helecopter tapping
    Retro water cages being fitted :)
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    arran77 wrote:
    I'm more concerned that matthew h says he has a cleaning lady, WTF does she do, that floors filthy :P

    Floor needs some sort of treatment apparently!

    Worse than that the wife has made me take it out of the kitchen:( so I've put it in one of the bedrooms :)
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    You were right, it did upset the purists.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    veronese68 wrote:
    You were right, it did upset the purists.

    :)
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,062
    matthew h wrote:
    New stem on order
    Stickers coming off before helecopter tapping
    Retro water cages being fitted :)
    So, you will end up with this?

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    Not very original.

    You cannot win. :wink:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    pblakeney wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    New stem on order
    Stickers coming off before helecopter tapping
    Retro water cages being fitted :)
    So, you will end up with this?

    9231119582_bb63b3ec86.jpg

    Not very original.

    You cannot win. :wink:

    Carbon stem :)
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,062
    matthew h wrote:
    Carbon stem :)

    You are doing this on purpose. Aren't you? :wink:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    What your bike really needs Matthew is some deep section rims I reckon :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    pblakeney wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    Carbon stem :)

    You are doing this on purpose. Aren't you? :wink:

    Yep :)

    To be honest I'm still not sure on the bars so I have ordered some flat ones to try
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,581
    arran77 wrote:
    What your bike really needs Matthew is some deep section rims I reckon :wink:
    And some suspension.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    What your bike really needs Matthew is some deep section rims I reckon :wink:
    And some suspension.

    No need for suspension as the fat tyres will absorb most of the trail centre bumps
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Those wheels are an abomination.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    coriordan wrote:
    Those wheels are an abomination.

    Not a big fan then?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Hate alu rimmed carbon clinchers. Aesthetically hideous.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,214
    I have a pair of Cinelli criterium's - 42cm. In fact I have 3 pairs of Cinelli Criteriums. I'm sure the one's on the now retired Pinarello are NOS (well, that's before I fitted them) so very clean. Interested?
    You do want to fix the problems, don't you? I mean the last thing you want is for some c*nt on here creating a post just because of your silliness, isn't it?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    think of the bike as in its teenager years, in theory it will change and conform over time - just not right now :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,214
    matthew h wrote:
    think of the bike as in its teenager years, in theory it will change and conform over time - just not right now :)

    Sell that dodgy white thing that's leaning up against the kit car and fire the cleaner ("Sorry darling, it's cutbacks").
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    matthew h wrote:
    think of the bike as in its teenager years, in theory it will change and conform over time - just not right now :)

    Sell that dodgy white thing that's leaning up against the kit car and fire the cleaner ("Sorry darling, it's cutbacks").

    there are a couple of other mountain bikes to take pics of too :)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,581
    matthew h wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    think of the bike as in its teenager years, in theory it will change and conform over time - just not right now :)

    Sell that dodgy white thing that's leaning up against the kit car and fire the cleaner ("Sorry darling, it's cutbacks").

    there are a couple of other mountain bikes to take pics of too :)
    Go on, go on, go on :P
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    matthew h wrote:
    think of the bike as in its teenager years, in theory it will change and conform over time - just not right now :)

    Sell that dodgy white thing that's leaning up against the kit car and fire the cleaner ("Sorry darling, it's cutbacks").

    there are a couple of other mountain bikes to take pics of too :)
    Go on, go on, go on :P

    Will do, a great classic single speed Kona and erm one that doesn't even get into the garage
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,214
    The Master X Light is not really retro, you can still buy it new now, so why not have what you want on it
    I have Colnago steel forks (no lawyer tabs) and a 3T carbon bar and 3T stem oh and a Chris King Head set with 11 speed groupset (Campagnolo) and Zonda wheels, OMG I don't have a Brooks saddle (at least on that bike)
    some people even have carbon forks, their bike to do what they like with. I also have clipless pedals
  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    I'm not going to bash anyone for having modern parts on a vintage frame because that's exactly what I have done. But imo they need to compliment the frame to work. Not a huge fan of the wheels or bars on this build but if the work for the owner/person riding it then good.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,065
    two (ish) supporters in a row, maybe the tide is turning :)
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