Are these parts considered retro?

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby Velo13 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:45 am

Hmmm, no clues as to who made them. The MTB there seems about '90 vintage. What is the date on the mag?
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby dubrat » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:54 am

They were made in Melbourne by Ultralite but no futher info.... there is a heap of them in Rockhampton as they were supplied by Different Cycles
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:31 am

Nice find dubrat.
It is maybe a good idea to keep this frame a long as I can.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:33 am

Velo13 wrote:Hmmm, no clues as to who made them. The MTB there seems about '90 vintage. What is the date on the mag?

Looks like vintage magazine.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:03 pm

dubrat, thanks mate. Frame arrived today. I will undress her tonight!

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby munga » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:06 pm

i don't see much retro in this thread. shiny alloy maketh not a retro ride.
however, i do see a very nice looking build about to take place. just flick that threadless cockpit. surely you can sell them online and find a decent cinelli cockpit for about the same money. ;)
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:07 pm

munga wrote:i don't see much retro in this thread. shiny alloy maketh not a retro ride.
however, i do see a very nice looking build about to take place. just flick that threadless cockpit. surely you can sell them online and find a decent cinelli cockpit for about the same money. ;)

Fair comment munga, thanks.

Shifters arrive today, they look better than I expected.

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:02 pm

I hope those shifters arent indexed.....
Youve gotta have at least 1 item thats sort of retro. :mrgreen:
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:55 pm

Kermit TF wrote:I hope those shifters arent indexed.....
Youve gotta have at least 1 item thats sort of retro. :mrgreen:

Yes, they are index! Lol.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:58 pm

Here is how she looks:

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1. I still need to figure out how to insert the seatpost as it seems to be so tight.
2. Quill looks fugly, I need a 100mm quill stem with matching handlebar, sigh!

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:01 pm

I need help, please can someone tell me if I need to cut the steerer or I can buy a spacer? I prefer a spacer as I do not want to cut the steerer.

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:03 pm

Another dumby question, do i need to put these? (Parts came with the friction shifters)

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby servicimo » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:29 pm

The washers will stop your levers from travelling to far forward, they are stops. You should be able to get 1'' spacers. I may have a few here for you :wink:

BTW...it looks sick!
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:33 pm

Are these parts considered retro?

Nope. But they are certainly shight and briney.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:36 pm

servicimo wrote:The washers will stop your levers from travelling to far forward, they are stops. You should be able to get 1'' spacers. I may have a few here for you :wink:

BTW...it looks sick!

Thank you servicimo. That is very kind of you offering the spacer. I will PM you if can't find anything around here.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:39 pm

RonK wrote:Are these parts considered retro?

Nope. But they are certainly shight and briney.

lol, I just thought I will be able to come up with a modern look retro (most likely a bad idea after all)
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:39 pm

RonK wrote:Are these parts considered retro?

Nope. But they are certainly shight and briney.

lol, I just thought I will be able to come up with a modern look retro (most likely a bad idea after all)
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby servicimo » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:07 pm

A quill stem and bars will do it I reckon ( I have something that will work if you need)....looks bloody great
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Regarding the seatpost, just hit it hard with a 28oz hammer....then it should fit.
It will also end up with a retro look....or sell it to me.

invest in some digital measuring vernier calipers and just double check the post diameter..aldi sell them for $25. :D
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:20 pm

rheicel wrote:
RonK wrote:Are these parts considered retro?

Nope. But they are certainly shight and briney.

lol, I just thought I will be able to come up with a modern look retro (most likely a bad idea after all)

Nope again - not a bad idea at all.

BTW - lots of shight and briney retro-looking bits at Velo-Orange.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby jacob_T » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:21 pm

I've never managed to find a quill adaptor that suits threaded headsets. They just seem to look strange with the thinner headtubes.

But yeah, get some spacers and see how it goes.

It's looking great man.

I picked up my first titanium bike last week and I'm seriously in love with the thing. Such a nice ride!
Mine has a 1" head tube too. But with an older threadless headset and stem, which I'm enjoying. This is probably heresy in the retro forum, but I'm a fan of the threadless stem. Really stiff and responsive.
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby dubrat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:50 am

The seat post that I had I there was 27.2..

Have you put grease on the post ?
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:29 am

Hi dubrat, it is all good now. I managed to insert the 27.2 seat post with the help of sandpaper as I need to make sure I can easily remove it if I want to.

Test ride to work is full of joy this morning :lol:
Here is what it looks like now:

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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby rheicel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:44 am

Kermit TF wrote:....or sell it to me.

:D let me use it for a few days and then PM me your offer.

RonK wrote:Nope again - not a bad idea at all..

Thanks, I am certainly open to all comments and idea.

jacob_T wrote:I've never managed to find a quill adaptor that suits threaded headsets. They just seem to look strange with the thinner headtubes.

But yeah, get some spacers and see how it goes.

It's looking great man.

I picked up my first titanium bike last week and I'm seriously in love with the thing. Such a nice ride!
Mine has a 1" head tube too. But with an older threadless headset and stem, which I'm enjoying. This is probably heresy in the retro forum, but I'm a fan of the threadless stem. Really stiff and responsive.

Great jacob_T. I did a test ride to work this morning and really a joy to ride bike.
And regarding the quill and threadless stems... this is a never ending argument, lol. If we all like the same thing, I guess we will all be fighting to mary the same woman, :lol:
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Re: Are these parts considered retro?

Postby dubrat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:56 am

no worries but just make sure you head to your lbs and grab some Ti specific grease... The whole diameter should be covered in grease for installation


Also for the stem I would be looking for a Ibis or Litespeed Ti quill stem... would look awesome
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