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02-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By IsleRide

Because these are inexpensive $30 non-servicable...

Because these are inexpensive $30 non-servicable pedals. I use them myself and they're one of my favorites. MKS does make what you are pining for but you gotta pay the price.

Noted that your...
02-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 916
Posted By IsleRide

Seller will still have listing and final sale...

Seller will still have listing and final sale fees from ebay that have nothing to do with how the buyer pays for the item.
02-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,481
Posted By IsleRide

That Grand Sport is beautiful! I used to have one...

That Grand Sport is beautiful! I used to have one and prefer it to the Super Course but a friend gave me the SC over twenty years ago. (and it's the right size, 25-1/2") I'm likely going to make it a...
02-14-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,481
Posted By IsleRide

Is this the original chrome? On their website...

Is this the original chrome? On their website they say that the original chrome may be lost. I have a '73 Super Course with decent chrome I'd like to have refinished.
02-13-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,217
Posted By IsleRide

The long discontinued Craftsman 45492. This is...

The long discontinued Craftsman 45492. This is some kind of snap ring plier but when I spotted it in the Sears tool department 20 years ago I knew exactly what it was made for.
It is perfect for...
02-12-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By IsleRide

Is the 3 speed bar-end designed to work with a...

Is the 3 speed bar-end designed to work with a vintage Sturmey Archer hub?
02-10-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By IsleRide

Darn...was out snowshoeing and missed it.

Darn...was out snowshoeing and missed it.
02-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,298
Posted By IsleRide

Looks pretty darn good to me.

Looks pretty darn good to me.
02-09-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60,291
Views: 8,990,885
Posted By IsleRide

Gone already.

Gone already.
02-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By IsleRide

I've owned the Sports and the Classics and they...

I've owned the Sports and the Classics and they can look great with bright colors and silver rims but I just mounted Soma Supple Vitesse tan walls on a bike and actually thinking of picking up a pair...
02-08-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By IsleRide

Way different. The sidewalls are translucent...

Way different. The sidewalls are translucent brown like the original Sport 1000 and the recent Grand Prix Classic.
02-08-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60,291
Views: 8,990,885
Posted By IsleRide

This exudes quality. Star bosses, long steerer,...

This exudes quality. Star bosses, long steerer, beautiful paint.
02-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By IsleRide

Most equate friction shifting with old 5 and 6...

Most equate friction shifting with old 5 and 6 speed rears. My best shifting bike is a fairly "modern" (to me) 9 speed rear, compact triple front using vintage Suntour Barcons.
The ratcheting...
02-08-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By IsleRide

I run an Edco Competition on one of my bikes....

I run an Edco Competition on one of my bikes. While not officially called for (and some advocate against) I put a very thin layer of grease on the inside of the locating cups and on the spindle...
02-07-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,298
Posted By IsleRide

I rode a Lemond Zurich for 17 years. It excelled...

I rode a Lemond Zurich for 17 years. It excelled as a climber no doubt due to the 72 degree seat tube angle and the lightness of the 853 frame. If I still owned it I probably wouldn't ride it as much...
02-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,298
Posted By IsleRide

Thanks. Half clips are V-O. Have them on a couple...

Thanks. Half clips are V-O. Have them on a couple of bikes. Wish they were still available.
02-07-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,298
Posted By IsleRide

Only the Modolo brake levers and Specialized...

Only the Modolo brake levers and Specialized touring pedals are vintage but I built my Rambouillet in the tradition of classic sports touring bicycles. With 73 and 72 degree head and seat tubes, 2...
02-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60,291
Views: 8,990,885
Posted By IsleRide

Looks like an early 710 to me as there's a 531...

Looks like an early 710 to me as there's a 531 decal on the fork too and a long wheelbase.
02-04-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By IsleRide

Actually xiaoman1, a Nitto or Problem Solvers...

Actually xiaoman1, a Nitto or Problem Solvers handlebar shim for 26 to 25.4 could work if I contoured it around the top to be undetectable.
Still a chance for rocking though. Giving that some...
02-04-21, 10:04 AM
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Views: 8,990,885
Posted By IsleRide

You should buy it.

You should buy it.
02-04-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By IsleRide

WTT Campy Seat Post 26.2 for 26.8

See my post in "ISO and for trade thread part 5"


https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1136042-iso-trade-thread-part-5-a-144.html
02-03-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By IsleRide

I keep looking at the date on this thread...

I keep looking at the date on this thread thinking it's revived. Arn't the GBs discontinued and now Rene Herse?
02-03-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,069
Posted By IsleRide

Just pointing out that in the case of the...

Just pointing out that in the case of the "classic" Rivendell, Grant has been introducing long chain stays for a few years now to his C&V appearing bikes. The Hillibike thing is just over a year old...
02-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,069
Posted By IsleRide

C&V is stylistic above all. I'm into restoring...

C&V is stylistic above all. I'm into restoring and refurbishing old bikes and also putting together new bikes with old sensibilities. I've been asked if I "restored" my two Riv bikes. Non bike people...
02-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,069
Posted By IsleRide

Ditto ...

Ditto



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02-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 911
Posted By IsleRide

Looks convincing in the photos. I happen to...

Looks convincing in the photos. I happen to really like leatherette when used in cars. The best stuff looks like leather. (but wears like iron)
02-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 911
Posted By IsleRide

Nice job. The cockpit is killer! Porteur,...

Nice job. The cockpit is killer! Porteur, Guidonnet, leather and bar ends.
02-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 473,576
Posted By IsleRide

1979 310

Last year at this time I refurbished a beautiful '79 710 that was complete with all its original components. As a 24" frame it was too small for me and I reluctantly passed it on to another Trek...
02-02-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By IsleRide

I have a couple of old Mavic wheel sets with MA2...

I have a couple of old Mavic wheel sets with MA2 and MA40 rims. Two of the most difficult to mount due to a shallow well. I usually start opposite the stem and work both sides equally back to the...
01-31-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,069
Posted By IsleRide

Pretty much sums up this topic.

Pretty much sums up this topic.
01-31-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,720
Posted By IsleRide

I retired and moved a year and a half ago. Still...

I retired and moved a year and a half ago. Still looking for the things I either sold or gave away.
01-31-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,685
Views: 333,427
Posted By IsleRide

Campagnolo 1044 "World" Seat Post for trade

Not for sale. Want to trade 26.2 for equal condition 26.8. (or purchase 26.8, or maybe vintage Gipiemme, Avocet, etc.)
Early, no insertion lines.Typical lower scuffs. Upper 40-50mm of shaft is nice....
01-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By IsleRide

Great advice all. Thank you. I do intend to...

Great advice all. Thank you.

I do intend to ride this bike so will approach it with the attitude to make sure it's right.

Edit, Sunday 1/31
After carefully opening the gap to parallel and...
01-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,069
Posted By IsleRide

The Handsome Cycles XOXO looks like the real...

The Handsome Cycles XOXO looks like the real deal.

I've long been following Grant's many interpretations of what a bicycle should be. There was that one Rivendell Reader maybe 18 years ago where...
01-29-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By IsleRide

gsa103, You saw exactly where I was going with...

gsa103,
You saw exactly where I was going with this. I bought this bike from the second owner and the smaller seat post was in the bike when he bought it.
He owned it for more than 20 years.
I...
01-29-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By IsleRide

That's just it. Not entirely sure about the...

That's just it. Not entirely sure about the original size. It is mentioned on the Vintage Trek site and Sheldon's as 26.8 but since it's such a low production model that could be wrong.

Not...
01-29-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By IsleRide

Correct Seat Post Size

I'm just finishing a rebuild on a '79 Trek 310. This is a bike that was never listed in Trek's catalog in 1979. It was built with Ishiwata butted 0625 Hi-tensile tubing. So in that regard it is...
01-29-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By IsleRide

And nice 26.8 posts are easier to find!

And nice 26.8 posts are easier to find!
01-29-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By IsleRide

Probably from pinched clamp area as the bike came...

Probably from pinched clamp area as the bike came from the PO clamped down on the Campy 26.2. (I added a piece of handlebar shim) The bike is over 40 years old. Who knows what it was originally...
01-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By IsleRide

Just finishing up a Trek TX300 (actually a '79...

Just finishing up a Trek TX300 (actually a '79 310 but there really is no such thing) which is supposed to take a 26.8 but with the single butted Ishiwata Hi-ten the ID is 26.9 so that's too tight....
01-29-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By IsleRide

As already mentioned, not likely you'll find...

As already mentioned, not likely you'll find anything that long in a vintage post. I'm looking for one too but in a shorter road bike version.
Here's a Kalloy Uno on ebay. Picture shows a short...
01-21-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By IsleRide

On my Pro the skirts are tighter than they are on...

On my Pro the skirts are tighter than they are on a B17. With the saddle pushed all the way back the skirt makers contact with the post clamp. As others have said maybe a touch of Proofhide at the...
01-19-21, 07:55 AM
01-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By IsleRide

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers...

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers including Trek. Nothing wrong with it.
01-15-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,243
Posted By IsleRide

Nah, it's not height. The height is the maximum...

Nah, it's not height. The height is the maximum above the minimum insertion point. It is then the "length" of the quill.
Forum: Introductions
01-14-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By IsleRide

Greetings from further east in Western Mass. Used...

Greetings from further east in Western Mass. Used to ride the steep hills of North Shore Long Island. Now retired in New England. The trails are flat in Easthampton!
01-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,243
Posted By IsleRide

Instead of wrapping a tube like tape I was...

Instead of wrapping a tube like tape I was thinking of trying a section of tube sliced down the middle and then taping it on top of the bar then wrapping the cloth over it.
With careful placement I...
01-14-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,243
Posted By IsleRide

Raise your bars. Technomic is your friend.

Raise your bars. Technomic is your friend.
01-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,243
Posted By IsleRide

I've done both but usually bottom to top finished...

I've done both but usually bottom to top finished with twine. I've actually started top and bottom when doing a harlequin design with two colors top and bottom and solid around the brakes tucking...
01-13-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24,019
Views: 2,830,984
Posted By IsleRide

Flip that seat clamp around and you're good to...

Flip that seat clamp around and you're good to go...............on the road again!
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