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Gnarley














Brisben
VERY tidy cool.gif
www.martin-bike.com
Great to see a Robinson and looking so very nice also.

Do you have a shot of the stem?

P.S. I need a complete set of Robinson decals - I have two half sets with mismatched colours sad.gif
84profile
Beautiful, I love that bike...it looks so good in the metal too!

I have to lift my game now, I don't have a pool to shoot my bikes next! Oh I guess I do, that thing called the pacific ocean!!
Kurt.
Beautiful Robinson. We don't see many of those! is that a Cook seatclamp???
AndyDiamond
The Robinson is very cool man - looks sweet!.

You do not see those full anno Tourney cranks at all - are they silver ones that have been custom anno'd?

They almost look Campy being all red.


Gnarley
Thanks fella's ....

Martin, I got these off a guy in the US, i have scanned them and am getting some sets made. I'll keep ya posted.

The seat clamp is a Powerlite P1 made out of Magnesium

Cranks have been re-anodized Andy, I like em better all one colour rather than the machined standard look.

The stem is a MCS 6 bolt


Kurt.
Rare stem - and older than a lot of people realise.

Lovely build.
Sumo178
those MCS stems are 78. I have seen them on a few Aussie gooses. I have one that came off an 80 motomag.
DRTYCNSMR
my new project....

diavolo
that robinson is very nice - those rims / hubs are so clean!!
love to see that double decker creation go over some sweet jumps.. pop on a jockstrap / protector and away ya go!!
hehehe...
Volcano
Awesome Robinson!
Gnarley
QUOTE (diavolo @ Mar 30 2009, 11:02 AM) *
that robinson is very nice - those rims / hubs are so clean!!
love to see that double decker creation go over some sweet jumps.. pop on a jockstrap / protector and away ya go!!
hehehe...



Thanks mate, They are Ukai Aero's 20 x 1.5's. The spokes are Asahi double butted stainless steel with red DT Swiss alloy nipples. Not many Ukai Aero rims around. I would like a set of bolt through axles for the hubs though.

diavolo
colour coded so well - lot of work - looks great!
Jarvi
That Robinson is spectacular and yes it doesn't seem to have taken a while. I remember the first photos of it.

Nice luggage rack Andy. Looks like a bit of work required.
DRTYCNSMR
Jarvi: yeah the luggage rack is gone!

I stripped it last night and cleaned the chrome up best i could.... heres the results...




will eat razorblades for anyone who can source me the "Hotfoot24" padset
Volcano
Are these the pads u are chasing?

COASTY
I got one of those Hotfoots here but mine has a smoked finish on it??

I love that Robinson. Awsome bike. I love that stem too. I have been looking for one for quite a while now. Jeff Watson had one on his bike. Not sure if he had one on his goose but his Proline had one.
Nice work mate.
Bradster
Nice work Gnarley - some classy photography too!!!!!!!
Kurt.
Yeah I've got one of those Hotfoot 24s in the shed. My first cruiser buy, before people really knew what they were. Luis (Kosy) used to have one with DB stickers...

That has cleaned up really well.
Volcano
Reece - the tyres arrived today! .....and thanks for the extra prize inside good2.gif

Christian - Got the stem....Bling! Thanks heaps for the stickers too. (hope the auctions are going well!) biggrin.gif
QuicksilverBMX
No worries Mick!
DRTYCNSMR
QUOTE (Volcano @ Mar 30 2009, 05:10 PM) *
Are these the pads u are chasing?




whoa so close... the ones for the 24" have "HotFoot24" written on them.. so i am assuming these are for the 20"

are these pads for sale? i may take you up on them if i cant find the correct ones..

The diacompe 990's went on tonight with my 24" skyway tuffs too... its looking good wink.gif
DRTYCNSMR
heres the pad set i'm looking for....



also loooking for some gum wall compIII style styres.... anyone got any clues where the best place to look is?
QuicksilverBMX
QUOTE (DRTYCNSMR @ Mar 30 2009, 07:20 PM) *
also loooking for some gum wall compIII style styres.... anyone got any clues where the best place to look is?



Tyres are cheap but the shipping is a bit much

http://cgi.ebay.com/24X2-125-VINTAGE-BMX-C...p3286.m20.l1116
DRTYCNSMR
heres the update...

this bike has a 22mm seat pole.... is there a clamp or a pole brand anyone can recommend... i believe its an odd size???

Kurt.
22.2mm is your regular old 7/8" seat post that we all use.


QUOTE (DRTYCNSMR @ Mar 31 2009, 09:22 AM) *
heres the update...

this bike has a 22mm seat pole.... is there a clamp or a pole brand anyone can recommend... i believe its an odd size???

DRTYCNSMR
oh right... well then...easy. will all layback styles fit then? if they are 7/8" obviously.
JMCGT
silly question...but does it need a layback with a possible 22" t/t already...??

and the answer is yes...
DRTYCNSMR
heheh it felt cramped.... i'm fat enough to want one.

Volcano
PM sent on Hotfoot Pads biggrin.gif
DRTYCNSMR
made my day.

thanks.

Andy.
Kurt.
Hey Andy. Layback just depends on your preference really. I run a layback on my Hutch XL24, and it feels much more roomy than a MTB. I could easily run a straight pole - just depends what you like. OS bikes never have mutch legroom - so long as your knees clear the stem you are doing OK! I'm buying a Kos in a couple of weeks and am really looking forward to riding a 26" BMX for the first time. It'll make a MTB feel like a pit bike I reckon!
JMCGT
i,m scared i will bend a layback...they cost too much to bend sad.gif
DRTYCNSMR
QUOTE (Kurt. @ Mar 31 2009, 07:13 PM) *
Hey Andy. Layback just depends on your preference really. I run a layback on my Hutch XL24, and it feels much more roomy than a MTB. I could easily run a straight pole - just depends what you like. OS bikes never have mutch legroom - so long as your knees clear the stem you are doing OK! I'm buying a Kos in a couple of weeks and am really looking forward to riding a 26" BMX for the first time. It'll make a MTB feel like a pit bike I reckon!


yeah i nearly went for a 26" the other day... Volume SLedgehammer... but ended up sticking with what iknow... besides i already had the 24" tuffs.....

def getting a layback... nothing to excessive

Bit jealous you're getting a Kos..... must post pics
Kurt.
QUOTE (JMCGT @ Mar 31 2009, 07:23 PM) *
i,m scared i will bend a layback...they cost too much to bend sad.gif


Ha! Could be worse, could be a Uni seat. Remember that story from bitd..... Eeorrghhh...
Volcano
Ahhh....Kurt, welcome (soon) to the Kos Club... drinks.gif

Reece - just got sniped on your Tange seatpole...Grrr...at least u got some good coin for it mate! biggrin.gif

Andy - I'll post the Hotfoot pads tomorrow.
COASTY
mmm my layback lasted about 2 mins. I just got one for a mate last week for $25 NOS cro-mo. I fit on all my bikes so I don't need one.
Brisben
My Kos is more comfortable than any MTB I have ever ridden - I actually can't believe they were a race bike it is so comfortable (even with a Kashi on it) But I reckon with the frame geometry of a Kos you need to ride the seat a little low and the bars upright if you are intending on a comfy cruise - then again a set of MTB shorts helps too

Here's the setup on my Kos and I'm around 185 cm and somewhere in the 110kg range - this is based on a mainly sit down ride at a casual pace, occasionally getting up off the seat for a hill (from memory its got an 18 on the back and a 41 on the front)



Kurt.
Thanks Mick!

That's cool Ben. I'm 181cm and 92 kgs, so should be great. Kos was a 6 footer.

I'm interested in the OG Kos gearing. The '81 Mongoose catalogue says it was 40/15 - but that sounds WAY too tall to me.

41/18 on a 24" is the same as 44/16 on a 20" - so I was thinking the 'Goose gatalogue was a missprint. 40/18 sounds more right to me for a 26".

Anyone with a Kos know or have an opinion?

LOL - Lycra bike shorts on a Kos is officially a Vintage Crime isn't it???
Volcano
Hey Waz...what gearing is on your Kos, Two-Four & Two-Six?

Ben...mmm, tasty Kos mate!
QuicksilverBMX
I run 39/18 on my 26's
mcam
Common gearing on 26's that were raced here bitd was either 39-18 or 40-18. 40-18 for longer tracks, and 39-18 for shorter/tighter tracks.

And Brisben, I recall riding a local guys Kos bitd, and I agree, it was such a comfortable bike. They sure are built to cruise.

I can also vouch for the comfort and feel of a 1981 GT 26.... I love riding this big wheeler around the neighbourhood smile.gif I run 40-18 on this, which is fine for s bit of a light spinning workout smile.gif





QUOTE (Kurt. @ Mar 31 2009, 08:50 AM) *
Thanks Mick!

That's cool Ben. I'm 181cm and 92 kgs, so should be great. Kos was a 6 footer.

I'm interested in the OG Kos gearing. The '81 Mongoose catalogue says it was 40/15 - but that sounds WAY too tall to me.

41/18 on a 24" is the same as 44/16 on a 20" - so I was thinking the 'Goose gatalogue was a missprint. 40/18 sounds more right to me for a 26".

Anyone with a Kos know or have an opinion?

LOL - Lycra bike shorts on a Kos is officially a Vintage Crime isn't it???

DRTYCNSMR
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ droool
Brisben
My Kos was built in Canberra (I'm the third owner) and I have never changed the gearing, I have a feeling it was never a race bike so maybe it was only ever built up as a rider

When I first got it, it still had bike valves and rider tyres

Back to the frame geometry thing - I put a layback post on my Two Four and it actually mad it less comfortable to ride, maybe this weekend I'll re-adjust it with a straight post and see what happens

MCAM

Now that is a Sweet ride - I'd wear my shoes out riding it because I'd be too scared to mark the rims braking!!!! biggrin.gif (and I wouldn't want to mark the tyres in case I skidded a little) Great setup


JMCGT
sweet cruisers boys.... wink.gif
JMCGT



heres my one and only cruiser...i am 6.1 and no layback for me.. smile.gif

velocidad
Hey Kurt my KK came brand new with 39-18

nice cruisers boys smile.gif
DRTYCNSMR
Alright... I'm gonna stick wih the straightpost for now... and see how i like it. I ride a straight post on my Mongoose SGX cruiser but its way too new school to even be mentioned in the same breath as these bikes....

man I love Cruisers so much.. the geometry just looks right
mcam
Back in the day, from the moment I got my first cruiser (a 24), I was hooked. I lost total interest in the 20 inch bikes from then on.

To me, the 24 is the perfect race bike. Though I know, it is a personal thing. Some people prefer the 20's.
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