I've had a pair of the Dia-Compe silver shifter for a few months on one of my bike, yes, i'm impressed too, they seem to work extremely well, with plenty of cable pull.
The Rivendell and the Dia-Compe silver shifters look very, very similar, I would be surprised if they are not the same product.
Is the ratchet mechanism on the Shimano 6400 in friction mode strong, my Shimano 7 speed SIS seem weaker compare to Suntour Power shifter.
Suntour Power shifter diagram showing ratchet mechanism.
Thanks for all the response.
I wondering what Downtube Friction shifters had a ratchet mechanism for the rear sprockets driveside.
I know that Suntour power shifters, Simplex retrofriction, microShift and Dia-Compe Silver have ratchet mechanism for the driveside.
Do you know of any others?
Also, the Campag drop bolt looks superb, but they are rare and expensive.
I'd say that the two hole DIY drop bolt idea will work fine for vintage side pulls too.................
Personally, I'd look at buying some stainless steel marine bolt hooks with the two holes and cut the hook off, then...
From Poland £36?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-NOS- ... 2185117206
I'd make your own, if you can. A piece of Aluminium, drill two holes, a bolt to fix to the frame in one hole, your brake caliper in the other hole. File and polish to look nice.
I wrap the inner tubes in a thick cloth bag before putting them into my saddle bag, due to the experience of finding inner tubes in my saddle bag that had holes in them made by pointy tools in the bag.
Re: Raleigh Record Sprint 1986 : (60cm) original condition. £170
Thanks, I've put it on ebay for £170.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Reco ... 1a4c867e2f
Personally, I think this Raleigh Record Sprint is a great looking bike. In this condition, it's more of a collector's item than a bike...