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05-24-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,054
Posted By IsleRide

Check out the "Sand Canyon" from the new Loose...

Check out the "Sand Canyon" from the new Loose Screws. By Panaracer. Plan to get a set myself now that you reminded me.

Loose Screws Bicycle Small Parts Hard to find bicycle parts, made easy! For...
05-21-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,523
Posted By IsleRide

Thanks for the kind words. Here's another view....

Thanks for the kind words. Here's another view. Don't have one of her riding it. But, she wasn't too fond of the riding position so I swapped the bars with the VO Milan. That's a nice bar too and...
05-19-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,523
Posted By IsleRide

I bought her this Schwinn LeTour in '83 as a...

I bought her this Schwinn LeTour in '83 as a present when she earned her Master's and revised it three years ago into a nice town bike with a triple ring crank.
VO bars, Shimano bar ends on Paul...
11-14-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By IsleRide

I've used shellac on natural cork tape with...

I've used shellac on natural cork tape with beautiful results. Looked like leather. That same bike now has real leather with twine finishing. I coated the twine with shellac and it looks great and...
06-22-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By IsleRide

Good idea, I never thought of that. I always use...

Good idea, I never thought of that. I always use the rubber grommets. Try "Loose Screws" for them.
Those metal ones posted by gyozadude look good. May be getting those myself. (but they're five...
05-03-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By IsleRide

The Miyata for everyday and the Super Course for...

The Miyata for everyday and the Super Course for fair Sunday rides and showing off. If that SC was my size...............
03-05-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,641
Posted By IsleRide

Agree on the brakes but I would leave them alone....

Agree on the brakes but I would leave them alone. I try not to make vintage stuff ride like a new bike with brifters and dual pivots. The most I would do is experiment with pads. Your re-build shows...
03-05-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By IsleRide

If you have good paint, go with those clamp-ons....

If you have good paint, go with those clamp-ons. They at least have the right vintage look like similar cable clamps. If you need more girth on the tube you can run a couple of wraps of cloth bar...
03-03-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,435
Posted By IsleRide

I bring another one home and I tell her..."OK...

I bring another one home and I tell her..."OK I'll sell a couple". Put them on craigslist and no one calls. What am I to do?
02-29-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By IsleRide

A few more weeks before I'll think about...

A few more weeks before I'll think about launching.
02-24-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,284
Posted By IsleRide

That's why I only have 63 posts...uh make that...

That's why I only have 63 posts...uh make that 64. Time to log off and work one of the bikes for a while. One of the "Fancy Lads".
02-23-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,284
Posted By IsleRide

I build bikes to ride but I also try to...

I build bikes to ride but I also try to incorporate some elegance into the build. So as not to end up looking like a VO advertisement (or too "precious") I utilize lots of old refurbished components....
02-23-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By IsleRide

I don't understand why you would do that. What...

I don't understand why you would do that. What would you possibly gain except for it to be odd looking? Unless, you just don't like the biopace rings, then change them all.
02-23-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,284
Posted By IsleRide

I'm really surprised to find all these negative...

I'm really surprised to find all these negative comments on C&V about that "certain" type of bike. I for one am glad to see an appreciation of what I thought was lost forever in biking. Anything can...
02-08-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By IsleRide

Can't answer your question Chombi. No experience...

Can't answer your question Chombi. No experience with Simplex. All I remember is an Altus rear derailleur feeling like a Dura Ace when I clamped on a set of the Power Shifters. Really!!
02-08-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By IsleRide

The power shifters are the best I've ever used....

The power shifters are the best I've ever used. Slightly bulky look, but the best. I have the bar end version on my Fuji. Would love to find an ultra clean clamp-on set for a future build.
02-07-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,977
Posted By IsleRide

I have VO perforated leather tape on one bike....

I have VO perforated leather tape on one bike. Might have been a little slippery when I first used it but feels fine now and looks even better with use. Shellac actually made cork tape very slippery...
02-06-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By IsleRide

Stick with the Rolls, looks great with the panels...

Stick with the Rolls, looks great with the panels and there's nothing better for comfort. I have a white '99 Zurich and also a white Lemond Strada saddle and always end up with the Rolls back on the...
01-03-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By IsleRide

Can't make out the name but it sure is Deelux! I...

Can't make out the name but it sure is Deelux! I would make a nice garden ornament out of it. (looks very rough to restore, but maybe) Or, take off the cool badges, and donate it to someone looking...
01-02-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By IsleRide

We've been lucky with some great weather in NY....

We've been lucky with some great weather in NY. Got 20 in on New Year's Eve. Rode with my daughter who's home from college yesterday. Planned another 20+ today but it was head winds all the way plus...
12-31-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By IsleRide

Came on a mountain bike I bought new in '97....

Came on a mountain bike I bought new in '97. Quickly replaced them with rapid-fires. Didn't work for me but I could see them as OK on a 3 speed cruiser type bike.
12-29-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,212
Posted By IsleRide

Nice jacket! Went for a ride today. Never got...

Nice jacket! Went for a ride today. Never got over 31. We've been lulled lately into thinking we were going to have your kind of winter this year. Well, last night it finally arrived.
12-29-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,705
Posted By IsleRide

I've purchased lots from VO. Great products and...

I've purchased lots from VO. Great products and design. I ride Nitto bars as well but I have a 46cm Course bar (parallel Maes bend) on a LHT I built 2-1/2 years ago with other VO parts like stem and...
12-28-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By IsleRide

I'm a fan of the Raleigh Sports geometry myself...

I'm a fan of the Raleigh Sports geometry myself but it will be tough to get big rubber on it. I'm building up an old Super Course into a 3 speed that will be similar but it's easy to go down in size...
12-27-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By IsleRide

Grand Bois x2. Aluminum frame. I understand the...

Grand Bois x2. Aluminum frame. I understand the desire to build one but the perfect bike may be available built-up and inexpensive too. If you want to get him something nice maybe an Electra or Trek...
12-26-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,212
Posted By IsleRide

Got out today to burn off some cookies. (and all...

Got out today to burn off some cookies. (and all the extra holiday calories) Nice crisp day.
12-26-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,212
Posted By IsleRide

Gave my wife some cold weather gear so maybe...

Gave my wife some cold weather gear so maybe she'll get out on her bike this winter. We had a Christmas swap / grab bag on Christmas Eve. Got this great new bike. My sister made sure it got to me....
12-19-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By IsleRide

I wouldn't stress too much over the spotty areas....

I wouldn't stress too much over the spotty areas. Think of it as patina. The rest of the frame looks great. I would repaint the head tube with nice fresh black paint to pay homage to the original...
12-19-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,356
Posted By IsleRide

I personally think they're the best available for...

I personally think they're the best available for vintage 27" wheels. Riding 1-1/8" folding right now on an old Fuji. Very supple and of course they look right. Switched from TG 35s to T Serve 32s on...
12-10-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,756
Posted By IsleRide

I have a '99 Zurich. Nice! Very light,...

I have a '99 Zurich. Nice! Very light, comfortable ride. I like the laid back seat tube. Let's me really dig in. "Handbuilt in USA" (by Trek)
12-02-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By IsleRide

Baby powder is for keeping the surfaces of the...

Baby powder is for keeping the surfaces of the tube and inner tire moving freely together. Nothing else is gained from it.
As others suggested get the bead of the tire into the center of the rim by...
12-02-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,137
Posted By IsleRide

Getting back to robatsu's post, opportunities...

Getting back to robatsu's post, opportunities abound. Be on the look-out for the old-new cyclist looking to modernize. Could be great times for C-Vrs.
11-21-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,523
Posted By IsleRide

Everything I own is steel. The 853 Lemond Zurich...

Everything I own is steel. The 853 Lemond Zurich is ultralight and rides like a dream. If I were embarking on a long journey I would choose nothing else but my heaviest, the 40 spoke, fendered Surly....
11-11-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,052
Posted By IsleRide

Sounds like the bike is in good hands!

Sounds like the bike is in good hands!
11-10-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,052
Posted By IsleRide

Keep in mind not to rub too hard with anything...

Keep in mind not to rub too hard with anything you use in cleaning. The residue left behind may be enough to protect the old paint. You reminded me though that I need to find some more S100 metal...
11-10-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,052
Posted By IsleRide

You may take off more paint in your effort to...

You may take off more paint in your effort to remove the wax in your buffing. You'll end up with a white haze that you may never fully remove. (in the pics of the Peugeot the finish looks to be very...
11-10-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,052
Posted By IsleRide

ditto. Just clean it. Really clean it. You can't...

ditto. Just clean it. Really clean it. You can't put wax on old rough and oxidized paint but you can use light cleaning technique with cotton wadding and work AROUND the decals. Like the idea of...
11-09-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 145,391
Posted By IsleRide

Thanks Scott. Takes but only a few tweaks to...

Thanks Scott. Takes but only a few tweaks to personalize and update these classics. They already have the "right stuff".
Kudos on the brace of Professionals.
-Dan
11-09-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,087
Posted By IsleRide

Looks good with leather too. LHT with VO...

Looks good with leather too. LHT with VO perforated & seamed, (NLA) leather tape. Finished off with shellaced twine.
I just wrapped new bars on my Fuji Royale II with brown cloth tape. Temporarily...
11-07-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 145,391
Posted By IsleRide

Found a Team Pro and 44 cm handlebar at my LBS....

Found a Team Pro and 44 cm handlebar at my LBS. Old stuff from the back room. Cleaned up nicely. Put the old Technomic Deluxe back in service to get more reach. New shifter cables and housing (along...
11-07-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,503
Posted By IsleRide

I had an Ideale with alloy rails (Model 80?). It...

I had an Ideale with alloy rails (Model 80?). It was on a '75 Raleigh Gran Sport. Absolutely hated it. Someone in Japan paid stupid money and I replaced it with a garden variety Wrights. Later sold...
11-05-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,519
Posted By IsleRide

I have a few Brooks saddles new and old. My...

I have a few Brooks saddles new and old. My favorite though is the newest one, a B17 standard with laced skirts. Maybe it's the laces that tighten it up but the rear platform is the most comfortable....
11-03-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By IsleRide

Stunning!

Stunning!
10-24-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 145,391
Posted By IsleRide

Been messing with this one. It was mostly...

Been messing with this one. It was mostly unridden when I got it. '83 Royale II. Replaced the tires, brake cables, brake hoods and saddle. The catalogs show this bike with DT shifters but the BarCons...
10-15-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By IsleRide

Nice. Love the saddle. I'm partial to cloth on...

Nice. Love the saddle. I'm partial to cloth on the vintage bikes especially with non-aero brake levers. I dunno, red or brown cloth double wrapped or just go over what's there if it's good and snug.
10-15-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By IsleRide

I've only been here for a short while but when a...

I've only been here for a short while but when a gentleman like TR apologizes for getting a little louder than normal I know I'm hangin' out on the right forum.
10-03-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,490
Posted By IsleRide

My guess is your '83 was "upgraded" to Shimano...

My guess is your '83 was "upgraded" to Shimano Golden Arrow. They were equipped with Suntour shifting components from the factory. Blueline downtube shifters were the norm but some had Suntour...
10-03-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,101
Posted By IsleRide

I sent similar Phil Wood hubs back to the company...

I sent similar Phil Wood hubs back to the company for new bearings and to re-space the rear to 130mm and add quick release axles when I built my LHT. But, I was going to new rims so stripped the...
10-02-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,490
Posted By IsleRide

I bought a new Fuji Sports 10 in 1976. Although I...

I bought a new Fuji Sports 10 in 1976. Although I grew up on Raleighs, I think the Fuji must have been less money (because I had none) or I met a very good salesperson. The bike was good and I rode...
10-02-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,366
Posted By IsleRide

I have a NOS set of "Favorit Centric" centerpulls...

I have a NOS set of "Favorit Centric" centerpulls (Czechoslovakian) I picked up from a local shop. With a front wheel in the fork they are long enough. Haven't checked the rear yet. (but looks OK...
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