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05-24-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17,601
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Posted By IsleRide

Farm route. Hadley, MA ...

Farm route. Hadley, MA


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05-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,435
Posted By IsleRide

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04-13-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,496
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...
03-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 1,930,661
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....
02-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,929
Posted By IsleRide

Looks pretty darn good to me.

Looks pretty darn good to me.
02-08-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
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.
02-07-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,929
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: 63,090
Views: 9,630,355
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.
02-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,427
Posted By IsleRide

Ditto ...

Ditto



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02-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 502,608
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: 657
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: 126
Views: 11,427
Posted By IsleRide

Pretty much sums up this topic.

Pretty much sums up this topic.
01-29-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By IsleRide

And nice 26.8 posts are easier to find!

And nice 26.8 posts are easier to find!
01-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
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....
01-19-21, 07:55 AM
01-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By IsleRide

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers...

Hsin Lung. OE supplier for many manufacturers including Trek. Nothing wrong with it.
01-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
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...
01-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By IsleRide

If condition and the brand/model warrant it...

If condition and the brand/model warrant it "lesser tube sets" can be worthwhile. I'm working on a '79 Trek that was built with double butted 0625 Ishiwata Hi-Ten. Will post on the "Show your Trek"...
01-11-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,998
Posted By IsleRide

Required detail.

Required detail.
01-11-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By IsleRide

Train yourself to look for the obvious signs of...

Train yourself to look for the obvious signs of neglect. Of these three only the Panasonic (based on the one photo) looks like it was at least not subjected to the elements. That's what you want to...
01-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By IsleRide

I use cloth tape almost exclusively. If I finish...

I use cloth tape almost exclusively. If I finish it off with twine I'll shellac the twine but I prefer the tape uncoated. To me it feels better without shellac.
01-07-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,013
Posted By IsleRide

Similar experience for me but only one winter....

Similar experience for me but only one winter. About 12 years ago (to the best of my memory) living in NY suburbs and influenced by the fixed gear riders I saw in NYC I bought a GT track bike from a...
01-06-21, 09:42 AM
01-04-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By IsleRide

This exactly. If this is the problem then you...

This exactly. If this is the problem then you don't have a problem. Friends don't let friends ride "cross-chain".
12-30-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 63,090
Views: 9,630,355
Posted By IsleRide

Deal of the day

Deal of the day
12-30-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,250
Posted By IsleRide

This has been a fun read documenting your careful...

This has been a fun read documenting your careful and sympathetic build of a very special bicycle.

Regarding your touch up procedure. Did you re-spray whole sections of tubes masking at the lugs...
12-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,496
Posted By IsleRide

Even though I'm working on two derailleur bikes...

Even though I'm working on two derailleur bikes right now I accept the challenge to try and finally do something with this. A friend gave it to me 20 years ago and I'll never sell it but this is the...
12-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,496
Posted By IsleRide

I've refurbished and found new homes for more...

I've refurbished and found new homes for more English 3 speeds than I can remember. I've had a special love for them ever since I inherited my grandfather's Rudge in 1960. (at 12 years old)
At 6-3...
12-16-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63,090
Views: 9,630,355
Posted By IsleRide

I wasn't going to buy this because serial number...

I wasn't going to buy this because serial number indicates it is a 310. Basically a warmed over TX300 with Ishiwata double butted hi-ten tubes and the stamped fork crown. Still, it's a very early...
12-08-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,412
Posted By IsleRide

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this...

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this thread.

Had I posted it it would have read: "How many of you younger guys had a Stingray as a kid?"

I did buy a '98 issue Apple Krate for my daughter...
04-22-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 99,705
Posted By IsleRide

I've been listening through tubes all my life...

I've been listening through tubes all my life with the occasional SS power amp thrown in. So what is your reaction to the vintage "sand" equipment?



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04-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,433
Posted By IsleRide

And.....C&V Rail Trail riders.

And.....C&V Rail Trail riders.
04-03-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,476
Posted By IsleRide

Don't get me wrong. I understand that they are...

Don't get me wrong. I understand that they are favored by a lot of riders (I used them for 10 years) and can help in the way you described but I just moved away from them and back to a lower tech...
04-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,433
Posted By IsleRide

Yeah, that's how Kennedy smuggled Marilyn into...

Yeah, that's how Kennedy smuggled Marilyn into the compound.
04-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,476
Posted By IsleRide

Isn't this a C&V thread? I had a drawer full of...

Isn't this a C&V thread?
I had a drawer full of various SPD pedals. Finally threw them all away. I ride various flat touring pedals with half-clips. Liberating.
03-30-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By IsleRide

Probably better to stick with a 6 speed with that...

Probably better to stick with a 6 speed with that spacing but there are plenty of options. SunRace has been mentioned a lot but I just bought a 7 speed IRD Cyclone I.
They make 5 and 6 speeds too. ...
03-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By IsleRide

Exactly. Nice bike! Closer to touring geometry....

Exactly. Nice bike! Closer to touring geometry. The 1997 Scott frame I just built up is a fun ride but one like this is what I was talking about looking for.
I was originally going to use these same...
03-24-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By IsleRide

Over the years I tried various clipless pedals...

Over the years I tried various clipless pedals and had a drawer full of them as I switched back to toe clips. I have traditional steel with leather straps on one vintage bike but for 8 years now I've...
03-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By IsleRide

VERY old mountain bikes from the 80s can be found...

VERY old mountain bikes from the 80s can be found in 22 and 23". They are usually long wheelbase bikes with level top tubes and slack head tubes. The bike I just put together measures 20-1/2" CTC on...
03-19-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 18,010
Posted By IsleRide

You're reading a little too deeply into my posts...

You're reading a little too deeply into my posts so I'm out on this thread and let's get back to the bike builds.

Just finished a drop bar MTB myself (moustache bar actually) Been watching yours...
03-18-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,259
Posted By IsleRide

Do you have a "paper route"?

Do you have a "paper route"?
03-18-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By IsleRide

1997 Scott

Found this interesting Scott full chromo frame with quality dropouts and "suspension geometry" 20.5" CTC.

Budget build using new and used parts. Stable geometry. Climbs like a Billy Goat. (11-34 8...
03-11-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,274
Posted By IsleRide

jackbombay, you've got my attention on this...

jackbombay, you've got my attention on this build! Have a '73 Super Course frame waiting in the wings for a "Path Racer" type build.
Not with you on the crimping though, (I'll fit what fits) but...
02-19-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 221,990
Posted By IsleRide

Maybe Patrick?

Maybe Patrick?
02-18-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 221,990
Posted By IsleRide

White Fuji Finest 1973 (?)

Looking to buy back the white 25" Fuji Finest (project) I sold through CL last spring at my Long Island NY home. I was a getting ready to move and was liquidating and let this go. (was planning a...
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