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08-20-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,008
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...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,119
Posted By ish

I'm in Portland, OR. Thanks.

I'm in Portland, OR. Thanks.
Replies: 6
Views: 3,119
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...
05-23-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 215,465
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.
05-16-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
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...
05-08-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,372
Posted By ish

+100000000 My pet peeve is "+1".

+100000000 My pet peeve is "+1".
04-26-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
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.
04-21-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,981
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...
04-21-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,982
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
04-21-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,982
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...
04-21-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8,175
Views: 2,587,856
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...
04-21-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,981
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...
03-17-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,297
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.
03-09-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,169
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. :)
03-06-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,941
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.
03-06-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,266
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.
03-03-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
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...
02-26-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
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...
02-18-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 681,369
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...
02-17-14, 04:19 PM
02-16-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,193
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...
02-11-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,677
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.
02-09-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,583
Posted By ish

Everything in this thread is OVER!

Everything in this thread is OVER!
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
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.
02-07-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,634
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...
02-01-14, 11:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,374
Posted By ish

Eno: 362451

Eno:

362451
01-27-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8,175
Views: 2,587,856
Posted By ish

A smoked paint job DB Ascent EX is not a pile....

A smoked paint job DB Ascent EX is not a pile. It's essentially an Apex, which is essentially an Axis. Shame it got stolen, that is one of the best paint jobs on a production MTB.

^ That Breezer...
01-27-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,329
Posted By ish

An interesting difference between my frame and...

An interesting difference between my frame and your and fender1's is you have threaded BB shells and my frame has Merlin/Klein style pressed cartridge bearings with a Phil axle.

That clean BB...
01-26-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,556,903
Posted By ish

Wow, that was a steal. Is that set up as a 64'er,...

Wow, that was a steal. Is that set up as a 64'er, or is the angle of the photo making it look like the front wheel is smaller?
01-26-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,556,903
Posted By ish

Found this stuff at a sale this weekend: ...

Found this stuff at a sale this weekend:

(Not pictured - bunch of Park, VAR, Hozan, and machinist hand tools)

NOS Deore XT 7 speed black 36h hubs, bottom bracket, chain, cassette, and Avocet 40...
01-25-14, 11:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,567
Posted By ish

I would leech a couple of drops of Kroil into the...

I would leech a couple of drops of Kroil into the bearings to loosen up the grease. No need for a full service since the grease is clean and the bearings don't need to be adjusted.
01-25-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,196
Posted By ish

Nope, they get you unhooked. ;)

Nope, they get you unhooked. ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 13,324
Posted By ish

It's not worth much. $120-$150, maybe $200 to the...

It's not worth much. $120-$150, maybe $200 to the right buyer.

I use Kroil to break up old grease. It's one of the best penetrating oils out there.
01-23-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,357
Posted By ish

Typically, but not always. They even made MTBs.

Typically, but not always. They even made MTBs.
01-23-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,357
Posted By ish

3Rensho.

3Rensho.
01-23-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,329
Posted By ish

I'm still looking for an excellent condition...

I'm still looking for an excellent condition early black "drillium" Dura Ace group for it.
01-23-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,207
Posted By ish

An early Ritchey MTB, a Rick Hunter custom, and a...

An early Ritchey MTB, a Rick Hunter custom, and a 1997 Kona Explosif are the remaining "grail" bikes I seek.

Grail bikes already acquired:
1979/1980 Ritchey Road Classic
1981 Stumpjumper
1981...
01-23-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,969,262
Posted By ish

Rare Schwinn Cimarron for only $150! It was (not)...

Rare Schwinn Cimarron for only $150! It was (not) Schwinn's first entry into the mountain bike marketplace!

The seller even saw one listed at $3,500! Buy it before they put some elbow grease into...
01-23-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,329
Posted By ish

When the time comes, remember that we are the...

When the time comes, remember that we are the same size and your Team Comp is the brother to my Tomato Red Ritchey Road Classic. You never ride it anyway. ;)
01-22-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,329
Posted By ish

I think the road serial numbering started and the...

I think the road serial numbering started and the "park bench" chainstay ended in 1980. My Ritchey road bike (crit, not touring) was purchased in 1980, has no serial number, does not have faux lugs,...
01-19-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,714
Posted By ish

The Sequoia looks like a 1985. The 1985 model is...

The Sequoia looks like a 1985. The 1985 model is a mishmash of fantastic but underappreciated and undervalued parts.

I'd be inclined to put white or dark blue bluemels fenders on it rather than...
01-18-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21,109
Views: 3,969,262
Posted By ish

I would not be surprised if the "sister" story is...

I would not be surprised if the "sister" story is a lie. That seller considers himself a vintage MTB collector and has been daily top-posting garbage all-caps ads on Portland CL for years.
01-17-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,487,326
Posted By ish

Have: ultra rare Phil Wood Tenacious Oil Bottle...

Have:
ultra rare Phil Wood Tenacious Oil Bottle Cage (like a water bottle cage but holds a bottle of Phil Tenacious Oil instead)

Want in Trade:
2 Phil Wood Bottom Bracket Shop Tools (the ones...
Replies: 2
Views: 6,623
Posted By ish

The bike is from 1988. Deore stuff and small...

The bike is from 1988. Deore stuff and small frame size are plusses. cyclotoine is probably right except for the ebay guess - it's a fairly desirable model, but nothing special. It was mass produced...
01-16-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By ish

Rattle rattle thunder clatter boom boom boom.

Rattle rattle thunder clatter boom boom boom.
01-06-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 19,316
Posted By ish

Yeah, the components on the Hunter cost about as...

Yeah, the components on the Hunter cost about as much as the frame. The components were a nice surprise since I went to look at it solely because of the frame. No Hunter Supercrown fork,...
01-05-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 19,316
Posted By ish

Custom built for the Joker? 358345 ...

Custom built for the Joker?

358345

358346

This is as I bought it a week ago. Not my doing.
12-28-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,221
Posted By ish

My first stand was a Feedback Sports Ultimate. It...

My first stand was a Feedback Sports Ultimate. It was fine, but not as stable as the higher end Park stands and the clamp arm does not have enough friction so heavier bikes would move while working...
12-22-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,556,903
Posted By ish

Thanks. This is not a keeper. While it's one of...

Thanks. This is not a keeper. While it's one of my favorite Schwinn models, I'm pretty tall and unfortunately any standard sized Schwinn cruiser is murder on my knees after a couple of miles. My only...
12-21-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,243,093
Posted By ish

Couldn't you achieve the same result in a better...

Couldn't you achieve the same result in a better fashion by putting a pre-suspension (smaller axle to crown) fork on a suspension-corrected frame?
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