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05-29-21, 07:41 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

Olmo

If that was a bigger frame I'd go get it.........
05-26-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

I found a guy on ebay who restores the original...

I found a guy on ebay who restores the original Advent 300 receivers. It has a phono section designed by Holman. The work was thorough and my 300 that I purchased new in '78 is now the mainstay of my...
05-26-21, 06:55 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

And...gone..............

And...gone..............
05-24-21, 06:04 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

Farm route. Hadley, MA ...

Farm route. Hadley, MA


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05-20-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

Good story. Based on the condition of this one...

Good story. Based on the condition of this one it wasn't his bike!
05-17-21, 01:45 PM
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Views: 502,170
Posted By IsleRide

1st significant ride today on the '79 310 I...

1st significant ride today on the '79 310 I completed in February. (see earlier post) All I can say is that this bike rides way better than I ever imagined it could. The DB Hi-Ten frame transmits...
05-17-21, 10:14 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

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04-19-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,211
Posted By IsleRide

Agree. Similar flat protection but superior ride,...

Agree. Similar flat protection but superior ride, but I do think the Gators are unjustly criticized.
04-13-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By IsleRide

:beer:

:beer:
04-13-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

Someone's in front of me on this one looking at...

Someone's in front of me on this one looking at it today. I didn't respond right away either as I had just missed a '53 with Dynamo, black headlight and black reflector for $95 that I would have...
04-11-21, 06:10 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

Someone who worked in a bike shop in the 70s...

Someone who worked in a bike shop in the 70s prepping Raleighs for sale might know how bikes under this program differed from previous years.
As SirMike said it might have been just a different...
04-11-21, 03:03 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

Assembled in U.S.A

Was making some adjustments yesterday to the '77 3 speed Sprite I picked up last fall and saw this decal that I didn't look closely at previously. Under "Made in England" it states "Assembled in...
04-11-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By IsleRide

Is this ride so demanding that your bike will be...

Is this ride so demanding that your bike will be trash afterwards?


I'd love to make this but as hinted in my post above I'm on a slow recovery. Just yard work and fertilizing my little green...
04-11-21, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,496
Posted By IsleRide

No,...you're just an animal!

No,...you're just an animal!
04-11-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

No,...you're just an animal!

No,...you're just an animal!
04-11-21, 07:35 AM
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Posted By IsleRide

I use Technomic and Gran Compe ENE stems on my...

I use Technomic and Gran Compe ENE stems on my perfect fitting bikes. As I've aged they've allowed me to keep riding the drop bars that I prefer.
04-02-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By IsleRide

Don't I know it. Was riding this time last...

Don't I know it.
Was riding this time last year and into July when I had a serious shoulder injury (not bike related) and subsequent surgery in August and months of PT. A little snowshoeing this...
04-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By IsleRide

Ugh. 14 days to "flatten the curve" has become 14...

Ugh. 14 days to "flatten the curve" has become 14 months. Will this ever subside?
03-30-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By IsleRide

Thanks but not worth the hassle IMO.

Thanks but not worth the hassle IMO.
03-15-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By IsleRide

Was going to suggest switching to a compact...

Was going to suggest switching to a compact double but budgie's advice is spot-on.
03-14-21, 02:14 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

Got three rides in this beautiful week. First...

Got three rides in this beautiful week. First time on a bike in almost 8 months following shoulder surgery. This is where hopefully I'll be able to launch my sliding seat Whitehall later this spring....
03-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,264
Posted By IsleRide

The answer lies in what you've ridden and gotten...

The answer lies in what you've ridden and gotten comfortable with before riding a Brooks. Flat, or with the rear tilted up is how you would be sitting on a Concor, or a a Turbo etc.

I haven't...
03-06-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By IsleRide

I'm full up but recently had a Trek shipped to me...

I'm full up but recently had a Trek shipped to me from Cincinnati. My size, wish I didn't see this.
03-01-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,960
Posted By IsleRide

Sorry, no offense intended but I just don't get...

Sorry, no offense intended but I just don't get it. (unless you're on a goal for increasing your number of posts) I'll just steer clear from the "color of the month". Carry on!

(nice Sprite BTW, I...
03-01-21, 09:21 AM
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Views: 22,960
Posted By IsleRide

The most annoying threads on BF.

The most annoying threads on BF.
02-25-21, 10:25 AM
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Views: 581
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: 1,228
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: 71
Views: 4,506
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: 71
Views: 4,506
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: 2,858
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: 2,068
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
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Views: 316
Posted By IsleRide

Darn...was out snowshoeing and missed it.

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

Looks pretty darn good to me.

Looks pretty darn good to me.
02-09-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By IsleRide

Gone already.

Gone already.
02-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
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: 1,237
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
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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: 663
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
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Views: 497
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: 565
Views: 136,681
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: 565
Views: 136,681
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: 565
Views: 136,681
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
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Views: 9,611,462
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: 222
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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Posted By IsleRide

You should buy it.

You should buy it.
02-04-21, 08:07 AM
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Views: 222
Posted By IsleRide

WTT Campy Seat Post 26.2 for 26.8

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


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02-03-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
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: 126
Views: 11,386
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: 126
Views: 11,386
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: 126
Views: 11,386
Posted By IsleRide

Ditto ...

Ditto



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