Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby huggiebear » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:04 pm

i need gear sets (derailer etc) apart from that i think tyres tubes and a nicer seat lol
huggiebear
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 pm

by BNA » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:32 pm

BNA
 

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:32 pm

Just put an Apollo Vitesse for sale in the Market Place.
Lots of steel bikes
 
Posts: 464
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Bob_TAS » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:12 pm

This isn't that same bike from earlier on in the thread, is it?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town/bicycles/reconditioned-apollo-road-bike/1017420316

Image
User avatar
Bob_TAS
 
Posts: 241
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:39 pm
Location: Hobart

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:32 pm

huggiebear wrote:i need gear sets (derailer etc) apart from that i think tyres tubes and a nicer seat lol


Huggiebear, I rummaged around the shed, I only have some garbage deraileurs which arent worth the post , I recently bought a new shimano tiagra rear deraileur for $55 that was on a web special....cant fault it for the price and it looks retro-ish.
When in doubt......mumble.
User avatar
Kermit TF
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby huggiebear » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:26 pm

cheers, i found a set on ebay for roughly that price. used but they look brand new. apparently were stored since the bike was almost new. might buy them.
huggiebear
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:27 pm

Just bought an apollo V that was on gumtree and in melbourne....it was listed for a half a day and under priced, cant believe the locals missed it :D it will be heading up my way in a weeks time. I 'll post some pics after it arrives. Woohoooo
When in doubt......mumble.
User avatar
Kermit TF
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby whatsinaname » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:02 am

3 of my projects in vaying states of play :D
Tip shop as a frame only

Image
20inch
Image
kuwahara frame i believe
Image
whatsinaname
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:29 pm
Location: Port Stephens NSW

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Dan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:31 am

whatsinaname wrote:
Tip shop as a frame only

Image



Like the blue connectors. Very TRON. Dislike the hacked off hanger :( (unless of course it had one of those godforsaken bolt-on derailleurs). Clearances like that deserve guards, racks and randonneurs and long roadtrips with chianti in the panniers. But, as you said in the Peugeot thread, they're hardly special frames, and being converted is infinitely preferable to it being chucked in landfill. All risers though - curious. Not a fan of drops?
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby rkelsen » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:34 am

Dan wrote:Dislike the hacked off hanger

It's a stamped dropout. High chance it had a bolt-on. Either way, who cares. He saved it from the tip, and make it look cool! 8)
User avatar
rkelsen
 
Posts: 4332
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Dan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:49 am

rkelsen wrote:
Dan wrote:Dislike the hacked off hanger

It's a stamped dropout. High chance it had a bolt-on. Either way, who cares. He saved it from the tip, and make it look cool! 8)


Selective quotation ftw
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby rkelsen » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:03 am

Dan wrote:Selective quotation ftw

Wife taught me! :lol:
User avatar
rkelsen
 
Posts: 4332
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Dan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:07 am

rkelsen wrote:
Dan wrote:Selective quotation ftw

Wife taught me! :lol:


You should see some of the carp my students pull.
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Ranga Tang » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:41 pm

I took my old Apollo V out for a roll with the kids on the cycleway today. I only use it at low speed, or on the mag trainer, because I'm scared of it exploding into a million pieces, and me with it, due to its age and condition.

Feels heaps different to riding the BH and it is curious watching the front wheel tracing out a lazy "S" .... Lol!

Bring a whole new meaning to "warp" speed!!
Ranga Tang
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Kermit TF » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:19 pm

rkelsen wrote:
Dan wrote:Selective quotation ftw

Wife taught me! :lol:

Umm....dare I ask, is it "for the wife" ? Or.....something else the wife , or am I way off ! :mrgreen:
Oh, yes, kudos for rescuing the apollos, Ive rescued 1/2 dozen now..

Ranga tang, we need to see a pic of the mighty V :D
When in doubt......mumble.
User avatar
Kermit TF
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby bychosis » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Picked up an Apollo Concordeon Wednesday, wasn't sure if it was good value at the time. It's a cr-mo frame with RSX, so figured it can't be a bad bike. I have dated two parts of the groupset to 95. Pics to come.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
User avatar
bychosis
 
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Rob74 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:27 pm

This Apollo Concorde 1990ish is very similar to the Apollo Team
Is the Concorde frame Tange no stickers evident?? (Appears to have CroMo on the circular sticker on the fork).
=>> The Apollo Concorde appears to be a slightly lower and earlier component spec with slacker angle on seat tube (more clearance between rear tyre & seat tube) than the Apollo Team.

Team = 580 TT, 625 ST, 865 Standover Height, 260 BBH, 1020 FAxle to RAxle.
The sticker on the frame just says CrMo Race Geometry, wheel base is 1020 so not super short.
Bike is black with uncrown ugliness & looks very similar to the Concorde above BUT has no mudguard mounts on fork tips or rack mounts on the rear frame tips + has rear drop out adjuster screws. The Apollo and Team stickers are poxy mozaic of fluro pink, fluro green and fluro blue. Spec is full Shimano 105 with dual pivot brakes so thinking 1992ish as opposed to the Concorde at 1990ish

Anyone know if the Apollo Team frame was "019"?
Anyone have a 1990-1992 Cat scan they are willing to trade that shows the Apollo Team?

Rob
User avatar
Rob74
 
Posts: 368
Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby munga » Sat May 18, 2013 10:02 am

http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showtopic=43721

might be worth some digging if you want decals.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6637
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby huggiebear » Sat May 18, 2013 10:18 am

except no one replies and the guy ordering them is no longer a user
huggiebear
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby munga » Sat May 18, 2013 10:44 am

i saw your post. did you contact any of the other posters in that thread? maybe they can get in touch with the person who was doing the decals.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6637
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby huggiebear » Sat May 18, 2013 11:24 am

i tried but no one replied. :(
huggiebear
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 pm

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 18, 2013 1:43 pm

If the jpgs on that thread are what you're after (note the font of 'mk' is different on those to the road bikes), then just take said jpg to your local signwriter and they should be able to bang out a set for you.

I've been meaning for some time to arrange Apollo decals (among others) with my local signwriter who has done a few for me in the past. If you don't get anywhere with the people on the bmx forum i'll look at starting a similar thread on here and get something underway.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 6630
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Kermit TF » Sat May 18, 2013 6:04 pm

It looks like the website that made the decals has been locked.. The girl that made them up was very good at artwork.
Ive used a local signwritter in Canberra to reproduce the 1979-1984 decals, not too bad, but jeeeez hes slooooow :shock:
I contacted Cyclomondo last week and he asked me if I had any artwork to pass on for Apollos, I suppose I have some leftover decals I could give him..
The apollo decals (jpeg file) from Lix are very good, but I feel Id be breaching her copyright if I passed them on, do you guys agree ?
When in doubt......mumble.
User avatar
Kermit TF
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Well if it's not possible to contact her, and if you were not seeking to make a profit in the process of getting decals made up, I don't see an issue.

If there's anyone who would have a legitimate reason to do anything, it would be Apollo themselves, and from their response to a query I sent a year or two ago, they don't seem to care.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 6630
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby Dimitrizee » Tue May 21, 2013 6:59 pm

If anyone needs some parts for an 1986ish Apollo II, a bike shop near my work that deals with second hand bikes is about to dismantle one; was a shame as the paintwork on it was near mint but the cracks in the frame near the headtube really spoiled it! Was a nice blue/white scheme. Sugino cranks, Diacompe brakes, 27" alloy Arayas etc...
User avatar
Dimitrizee
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:17 pm
Location: Pakenham, Vic

Re: Apollophiles - The Apollo Appreciation Thread

Postby bychosis » Mon May 27, 2013 10:49 am

Not sure if this is old enough for retro biking... Bt its steel so its real. Mid 90s Concorde. Ridden to work this morning after repairing the brifters and switching the wheel set to something with non hardened tyres.

Image
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
User avatar
bychosis
 
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie

PreviousNext

Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit