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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-20-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By ish
For grips, nothing compares to the basic kraton...

For grips, nothing compares to the basic kraton rubber Ritchey True Grips. They can be found for $5-7 for a pair, are comfortable, and last forever. Ignore the other variants of True Grips.

If I...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 08-14-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By ish
I'm in Portland, OR. Thanks.

I'm in Portland, OR. Thanks.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 08-14-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By ish
1970 Crescent Pepita Professional Competition 318

Crescent Pepita 318, 57cm. Overall it's in really good cosmetic and mechanical shape. Reynolds 531 frame and fork with Suntour GS dropouts. Other specs are as seen in the 1970 catalog (CRESCENT...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-23-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 40,145
Posted By ish
Mine is blue, built 70,000 bikes before yours,...

Mine is blue, built 70,000 bikes before yours, and matches the catalog specs. The oldest ones I've seen have all been blue. Not sure if the blue is a coincidence or not.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By ish
That year Grizzly had a lugged unicrown fork. It...

That year Grizzly had a lugged unicrown fork. It was probably a Tange fork branded as Bianchi, probably double butted.

I have a celeste 1" fork from a Bianchi Peregrine that is one or two years...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,651
Posted By ish
+100000000 My pet peeve is "+1".

+100000000 My pet peeve is "+1".
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-26-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By ish
I would have bought the frame on the spot and...

I would have bought the frame on the spot and left him my phone number for when he found the parts.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By ish
Offer the crankset to the winning bidder of the...

Offer the crankset to the winning bidder of the frame/fork/bars at market value if they want it. It's not likely to add its market value to the package unless two people want that specific crankset...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By ish
1981 (first batch): tigged 1982: lugged 1987:...

1981 (first batch): tigged
1982: lugged
1987: tigged
1991 Epic Ultimate: both, as the lugs were made from a cut apart welded Merlin frame
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By ish
Repaint it as a 1986 Stumpjumper Team. You...

Repaint it as a 1986 Stumpjumper Team. You already have some of the parts needed to convert it to Team spec, and the Team paint job would pay for itself in added value to the bike. Plus, you look...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 914,435
Posted By ish
Most of the 80s and 90s Specialized MTBs were...

Most of the 80s and 90s Specialized MTBs were built pretty much the same in terms of frame construction, but their tubesets differed. The reason a Hardrock might not be as competent off road is due a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-21-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By ish
I would part it out or put it back to all XT kit....

I would part it out or put it back to all XT kit. The wheels, crankset, and seatpost are not original spec and are worth some decent money. It would not be a shame to part it out, it's an awesome...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-17-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,648
Posted By ish
There was a choice between XTR and LX back then?...

There was a choice between XTR and LX back then? The LX version seems like an odd offering.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-09-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,738
Posted By ish
High Sierras are better suited as a "poor man's...

High Sierras are better suited as a "poor man's Surly LHT" than original spec. :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-06-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By ish
Was this the one recently on Ebay? It seemed...

Was this the one recently on Ebay? It seemed really cool and I thought about throwing a bid at it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-06-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,824
Posted By ish
I saw this when it was first listed and I'm...

I saw this when it was first listed and I'm pretty sure it had a BIN option for $15k. Someone might be paying a lot more than that.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-03-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By ish
Old Palo Alto Bicycles posters

I recently found these amongst the belongings of an old German cyclist. Someone told me these were all either taken by or taken of Jobst Brandt. Does anybody have or know of any others? I know there...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-26-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By ish
If they are waterslide, I soak a paper towel in...

If they are waterslide, I soak a paper towel in Windex, wrap it around the tube, then put plastic wrap over it. Leave it overnight. They will wipe off in the morning.

For sticker type decals, Goo...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-18-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 305,995
Posted By ish
Have: 1997 58cm Waterford 1100 frame, no fork....

Have: 1997 58cm Waterford 1100 frame, no fork. Reynolds 531 tubing. Bike had a previous life as a commuter and as such has plenty of chips, paint bubbling and surface rust. I do not spot any deep...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-17-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,768
Posted By ish
Merlin.

Merlin.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By ish
If I were in your shoes, I would see if I could...

If I were in your shoes, I would see if I could glean any info from old Specialized catalogs - which way were they mounted on the bikes in the photos?

Actually, if I were in your shoes, I would...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By ish
Cranks are Specialized. They are the early "flag"...

Cranks are Specialized. They are the early "flag" design. Somewhat sought after. Prone to cracking unless you shave off some of the material.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-09-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,514
Posted By ish
Everything in this thread is OVER!

Everything in this thread is OVER!
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 02-08-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By ish
Both of those prices sound slightly cheap to me....

Both of those prices sound slightly cheap to me. The Sirrus was a good bike, better in some years than others.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-07-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,302
Posted By ish
Congrats to Vikings West on your first ring! I...

Congrats to Vikings West on your first ring! I hope we can get one during my lifetime. If we could poach any QB, I would pick Wilson. I think he's headed for the HOF.

The oddest thing about the...
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