Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:34 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:51 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Devon
My old idrive used a 31.6mm seatpost and I'm sure they all did.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:46 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:02 am
Posts: 441
Location: Australia
GWDesigns wrote:
My old idrive used a 31.6mm seatpost and I'm sure they all did.


Tried a 31.6. Won't go in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:49 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:02 am
Posts: 441
Location: Australia
GWDesigns wrote:
My old idrive used a 31.6mm seatpost and I'm sure they all did.


Could try to hammer it in...

Sounds like last words before it gets stuck :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:40 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Posts: 1870
Location: crawley
goin to be selling a mint white team xcr 1000 in the next week or so

can come with disc rear end (will need stripping and painting )

or front triangle only

pics if needed


tony


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:47 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:32 am
Posts: 1595
Location: Worcestershire / West Midlands
Considering an i-drive at the moment; couple of questions: what's worth looking out for? Anything common that fails that's hideous to replace? Secondly, how do you size this frame? I'm looking, I guess, for a small or medium (my Zaskar is a 16" - inside leg is 30"). Any guidance as to what size I'd need and the best way to measure it?

Anything useful - cheers :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:42 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:32 am
Posts: 1595
Location: Worcestershire / West Midlands
Found out the sizing info. Posting it here in case it's of use to anyone :)

Source: http://forums.mtbr.com/gt/original-i-drive-riders-still-out-there-680510-9.html

Quote:
They said the frame measurements for the XCR bikes (or your i-drive team) was not based on the seat tube length since it does not have a continuous seat tube. They said they use the top tube length to create a sizing chart for the rider. So they have made a cross-reference chart to help.

Quoted directly from the manual :

Traditional frame size
Relative i-Drive frame size
i-Drive effective TT length

14.5 or 16"
Small
21.5"

17, 18"
Medium
22.7"

18, 19"
Large
23.4"

20, 22"
X-Large
24.3"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:12 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Posts: 233
Location: Devon
Be wary of frames around 2001 as they were prone to cracking around the seat post clamp area and shock mounts. Not sure why but I had a 2001 idrive and zaskar crack around the seat post clamp and have heard of many doing so.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:39 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:02 am
Posts: 441
Location: Australia
GWDesigns wrote:
Be wary of frames around 2001 as they were prone to cracking around the seat post clamp area and shock mounts. Not sure why but I had a 2001 idrive and zaskar crack around the seat post clamp and have heard of many doing so.


Thanks for the heads up.

Same deal for
- XCR / i-drive from 99-02


Last edited by Blackstar on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:44 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:02 am
Posts: 441
Location: Australia
petitpal wrote:
...
Secondly, how do you size this frame? I'm looking, I guess, for a small or medium (my Zaskar is a 16" - inside leg is 30"). Any guidance as to what size I'd need and the best way to measure it?


There's usually a sticker on the frame or a size near the serial number.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:32 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Anyone own an i2k?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group