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Looking for vintage road bike parts...Red Ascent
Mar 12, 2002 5:10 AM
I'm hoping some folks here might have some stuff in their parts bin that they're willing to part with, or sell, or trade, in my quest to build a sort of CX bike that can handle the uneven surfaces of the Erie and Ohio towpath, as well as other gravel surfaces. I've got an old long-wheelbase touring bike that will accept CX tires (I've even got a set of 700x43 Specialized Tri-Sports that are perfect) that I'm converting to just this purpose. However, many of the parts I need are out of production and difficult to find. 7 speed freewheels are no issue, since there are plenty of those around still, and I've got two complete sets of 126mm wheelsets (the frame dates from 1985), but I'm converting the bike to index shifting, so here's some of the parts I'm looking for:

7-speed index shifters - down tube style with clamp (frame has no braze-ons) OR a set of braze-on clamps (I've got a set of 7-speed shifters for braze-ons) OR a set of 7 speed STI/ErgoPower shifters (any brand - Campy, Sachs, Shimano) OR 7 speed bar-end indexed shifters. Front shifter need not be indexing - I'll only be using it in friction mode anyways.

Clamp on cable stops for down tube

Old style platform pedals with toe clips (or will accept clips) - I need something that can be ridden in regular shoes, as this bike will see alot of commuting usage. I've got several sets of quill style pedals, I need something with more contact area.

Any help in terms of parts or parts sources would be greatly appreciated.

Phil (redascent@hotmail.NOSPAM.com, take out the NOSPAM.)
Most of what you list can be found on E-Bay (nm)Cima Coppi
Mar 12, 2002 7:40 AM
pedals are easy; also try www.loosescrews.comcory
Mar 12, 2002 8:41 AM
Rivendell (www.rivendellbicycles.com) has two or three good platform pedals. I have a pair of MKS's from them on my Atlantis, and my size 15 feet are happy with 'em. Nashbar and Performance also carry a few cheap platforms.
Do you know about Loose Screws, in Oregon? Went out of business briefly last year, but they're back up and running now. I haven't bought anything from them since they reorganized, but they used to be a good source of stuff like that.
Does the housing stop have to be clamp-on? I have one somewhere in the garage, but I have no idea where it is. Rivendell sells the kind that screw into the downtube shifter braze-ons ($22, I think). There are a couple of other obscure parts suppliers around, but I haven't heard much about them lately. Check something like "Wald Bike" (??) on line, and also www.sheldonbrown.com.
Good luck...
re: Looking for vintage road bike parts...curlybike
Mar 12, 2002 8:49 AM
Shimano 8 -sp shifters move a Shimano Der the same as 7 sp. Shimano shifters per click.
re: vintage parts... pedalsp chop
Mar 16, 2002 9:39 PM
Haris Cyclery has some platform pedals on their site right now (in case the suggestion for that site for other odds n ends didn't lead you to them).

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/special.html