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09-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 349
Posted By rccardr

This. Tange #1...

This. Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) will easily work with reaming to 27.2.
In fact, my 87 Ironman Classic- like yours, but yellow and white- uses a...
09-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By rccardr

(Raises hand) ...

(Raises hand)
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09-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By rccardr

The two things I can remember right away were: ...

The two things I can remember right away were:
1) A set of spacers to use six 9 or 10 speed HG cogs on a 130mm OLD rear hub so that it would interface properly with a DA 7400 shifter and RD. Note...
09-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By rccardr

I’ve purchased several tools from MTB and they...

I’ve purchased several tools from MTB and they have all been good. The headset press has been in use for a dozen years or so, no problems.
Am pretty sure that others have copied some of his...
09-18-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,560
Views: 314,228
Posted By rccardr

Wow, nice space. I know you’ve been planning it...

Wow, nice space. I know you’ve been planning it for a while...
09-17-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By rccardr

Generally speaking, yes, almost any older...

Generally speaking, yes, almost any older friction shifter will move across a larger 8-9-10 speed cassette.
I would caution against using some of the 70’s friction shifters with smaller barrels,...
09-16-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16,084
Views: 1,669,683
Posted By rccardr

Jon, am looking forward to the day when I can...

Jon, am looking forward to the day when I can come up there and ride some of these roads with you.
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By rccardr

Serial number should be stamped into the bottom...

Serial number should be stamped into the bottom bracket on the non drive side.
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By rccardr

If original paint, colors will help determine...

If original paint, colors will help determine actual model year.
Teal and white or a green/red/white fade is 87, dark blue and white is 88, gray is 89.
87 and 88 used Shimano 105 6 speed double, 89...
09-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By rccardr

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride...

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride some of your nice Treks!
Replies: 56
Views: 4,143
Posted By rccardr

I can give you two data points. Sold an 89...

I can give you two data points.
Sold an 89 Paramount for $1250 and an 84 ‘Rainbow’ Paramount for $1250. Both Waterfords.
Both with complete Dura Ace groups (8 speed 7402 on the 89 and 6 speed...
09-14-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By rccardr

I used a Birzman type tool for many years but...

I used a Birzman type tool for many years but found it difficult to avoid damaging the paint on the fork.

Finally broke down and bought the newest version Park tool. Yep, expensive, but works...
09-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By rccardr

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are...

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are threaded, the downtube is thin aluminum and won’t securely hold anything.
You might want to try using a piece of threaded rod between two downtube...
09-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By rccardr

Not an 85; plastic top tube cable guides mean at...

Not an 85; plastic top tube cable guides mean at least an 86. Check the serial number stamped into the chainstay for manufacture date.
Bracket on seat stays is meant for a rear rack and/or cable...
09-12-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 250,079
Posted By rccardr

You did well.

You did well.
09-09-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,141
Posted By rccardr

105 SC is Shimano’s red headed step child. ...

105 SC is Shimano’s red headed step child. Clearly a 640X clone,yet....oddly colored. Works great, looks...unusual.
Double, triple, 7 speed, 8 speed, DT shifter, STI, it has it all.

Except...
09-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,141
Posted By rccardr

We know exactly what you’re talking about. If...

We know exactly what you’re talking about.
If looking for a complete group, eBay is often still your best bet. Save a search for what you want and be patient. Really good groups in excellent...
09-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By rccardr

I’ve seen that Melton and it’s a stunner in...

I’ve seen that Melton and it’s a stunner in person.
09-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By rccardr

Iconic!

Iconic!
09-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By rccardr

^^This^^ OP sounds like they are pretty...

^^This^^

OP sounds like they are pretty knowledgeable and maintain their stuff well. is just bamfoozled over a very different wear pattern that they have previously experienced.
Negative...
09-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By rccardr

Buy this or similar: ...

Buy this or similar:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-AX-Aero-Shift-Lever-Down-Tube-Frame-Mount-Shifters-Vintage/303672055898?hash=item46b443d85a:g:-r8AAOSwB95fTrqz
Remove shifters. Replace...
09-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By rccardr

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with...

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with an 11 speed 5800 50 tooth. Will require adjusting the height of the FD, adjusting front cable, etc. but should not require a change in chain length.
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By rccardr

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless. ...

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless.
6,7,8,9,10 speed indexing pods all interchange with 7400 7401,7402, 7850 and 7700 levers. And Shimano 6208.
09-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,141
Posted By rccardr

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the...

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the later 6402 8 speed with dual pivot brakes. Have used it on dozens of bikes, never disappointed with performance.

But my all-time fave is Dura Ace...
09-01-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmmmm. Arizona!

Mmmmmmmmm.
Arizona!
09-01-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By rccardr

We should ride sometime. I usually do the W&OD...

We should ride sometime.
I usually do the W&OD once a week, one week east from Vienna (32 miles round trip, about 2 hours), the next week west to Purcelleville from the lot at Pacific (42 miles...
09-01-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By rccardr

I have experienced this same problem. The seat...

I have experienced this same problem. The seat base is too rigid to allow you to stretch it a little to get the rail back in place.
I used a hair dryer set on high to heat the base up in the middle...
08-31-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By rccardr

Pretty darn poetic.

Pretty darn poetic.
08-31-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By rccardr

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly...

Don’t understand. Both eBay listings clearly state that the hoods listed will fit a 250 lever. The seller is long established and well regarded & included a whole heck of a lot more info than most...
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By rccardr

That’s awful darn nice looking.

That’s awful darn nice looking.
08-30-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 889,599
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir!

Well done, sir!
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By rccardr

Yep, really nice pones seem to be holding their...

Yep, really nice pones seem to be holding their value in the $700-950 range.
Also note that a handful of the higher listed price ones were sold at 'best offer' which could easily be 20% off the...
08-29-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By rccardr

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.

That’s a freewheel body. Not a freehub/cassette.
08-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By rccardr

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. ...

Realistically, upper part of the middle shelves. 87 was a banner year for good Schwinn bikes- Prologue (Tange Prestige), Circuit (SLwith a Tange fork), and Paramount (Columbus SLX) all considered...
08-29-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By rccardr

That color combination was releasedlate in the...

That color combination was releasedlate in the model year so never made the catalogue.
Apparently some buyers/dealers found the magenta and white color combination difficult to accept.
08-28-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By rccardr

Major score!!!!!

Major score!!!!!
08-28-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 202,660
Posted By rccardr

That’s super pretty! Love me some flat crown...

That’s super pretty!
Love me some flat crown Merckx forks....
08-28-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By rccardr

6209 replacements are tough to find and...

6209 replacements are tough to find and expensive. The only other hood that is a direct replacement is a Dura Ace 7401, they use the same lever body. No other hood will be a direct fit, but you may...
08-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By rccardr

I enjoy riding everywhere I go. And I go...

I enjoy riding everywhere I go.

And I go everywhere a lot.
08-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 277,976
Posted By rccardr

Not that you need me to correct you, but would...

Not that you need me to correct you, but would add that aero brake levers, which predate STIís, are also typically left or right handed.
08-27-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By rccardr

What model are the brake levers? 1987 could be...

What model are the brake levers? 1987 could be tricolor or 6209, both came in white.
08-27-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By rccardr

Cane Creek/Dia Compe also makes a $10 set of...

Cane Creek/Dia Compe also makes a $10 set of brake hoods that fit pretty well.
08-26-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By rccardr

Sunny Sppkes in Leesburg, VA. Superfast, very...

Sunny Sppkes in Leesburg, VA.
Superfast, very precise.
08-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By rccardr

If you want to keep the Alpha stuff, buy a set of...

If you want to keep the Alpha stuff, buy a set of thumbie mounts from Rivendell. You can mount your current downtube shifters on them, and pick up a pair of downtube cable stops (about $15 on eBay...
08-26-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,211
Posted By rccardr

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's: ...

Pelizzoli 650B, 38's:
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Davidson DIsco Signature, 32's:
...
08-25-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By rccardr

Went through my stuff and have one for the right...

Went through my stuff and have one for the right side that may fit. Shoot me your address at rccardr@cox.net and I'll drop it in the mail.
08-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By rccardr

I may have what you need. Awaiting pictures.

I may have what you need.
Awaiting pictures.
08-24-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By rccardr

My assumption is that you are looking for the...

My assumption is that you are looking for the circular plastic surround that goes between the mounting bolt and the shift lever. These often crack, either from impact or excessive tightening.
As...
08-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 202,660
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir!

Well done, sir!
08-23-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 889,599
Posted By rccardr

You, sir, are a better man than I. Or at...

You, sir, are a better man than I.

Or at least a younger man than I.
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