Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Popped up this morning on my gumtree alert. I thought it was priced pretty well. Certainly seen them advertised for more than twice that.
Yeh-doing some research now, not having much luck even velobase lists these as 80s frames, but my serial number possibly indicates it as a 1974. Estimating what it would cost to get it to 100% original, hopefully some members on here can give me some direction and information to getting this frame built up the way it should be.
57x57 74 is all the dimmensions and headstem angle.
Found another serial stamp near seat post,289 thus being Feb 1989. Much newer than I thought, still counts in my book as an 80s retro
looks like a good pick up. what is that fork? i cant see it too clearly in the photos.
I'm not sure, all i know is that its a columbus fork. I'll strip the bike down and weigh frame and fork-look for any other markings to work out what its off.
That shogun kaze is far out!
Could the fork on that be replaced to put a 700c on the front or would it be best not to mess with it?
would be a shame if you tried...
thats what I thought...., but if you did, how it would effect its ride-ability? if the top tube became horizontal the geometry would be so strange... you could get back over the pedals by reversing the seat post, then using a long stem for the bars.... just wondering..
That Alpine GT must be the gold plated model...
But they are somewhat sought-after, and lesser maintained/ equipped bikes of the same model go for 300- odd pretty readily. The 700 rims from the later models are more wanted than 27 inch. 500 might be around the top end but he should get 400 easily. It ticks a few common boxes - steel, tourer geometry, 700C, drop bars, STI, cantis, rack mounts, etc.
Just saw - same seller has a penny farthing wheel that he has half built that he's selling. Whilst the Alpine GT looks good, I'm very dubious about the spoke lacing at the hub end. Is that a standard approach? A guy called Aaron on CGOAB is selling an expensive spoke threading machine, but I've never thought how one would create the inner end of spokes at home.
Yes that does look loopy
Not too many Mortons around these days collectors item
a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest
The geometry would be all out like this...
this is from page 179 from this thread
LOL! I can see now what I stupid idea it was.... looks so wrong...
If anyone is in the market for a Shogun Alpine GT, make sure it has it's original 40 spoke Araya's...
I wonder if this is equipped with Shimáno mountain power... Certainly priced for it! http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/watson/b ... 1034535880
Clamont-Mistrelle Needed work, but looks like Good buying
Seller is not good at maths - 2 gears on front & 7 (maybe at rear = "24 speed"
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Re: changing fork on Kaze.
No. The head tube angle and steered tube angle would be all screwed. The handlebars would flop from side to side and it would be dificult / $hit to ride. Plus, your seat tube angle would be screwed as well.
I used to have a kaze, geez they were a cool bike. I sold it because it was too big for me, wjish I could have kept it!
Nice enough 70s Pug. For a taller Sydney-ite.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321283498203 ... 1423.l2649
Have been looking at this, with interest.
Then I thought "why would a bike of this vintage have Carbon forks?"
Then I looked closely at the pic of the frame (which is a little difficult, due to the distracting background)
.......is this frame bent???
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