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Posted By Michael Shaw

See here: The basic SunTour XC...

See here:
The basic SunTour XC (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_XC_derailleur_%286300%29.html) was a rock-crusher of a derailleur, over-size and over-built in every area. It was as...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Use the eBay "Ask Seller a Question" option to...

Use the eBay "Ask Seller a Question" option to make an offer of $45 and see where it goes from there.

It used to be a great bike. Now its just a rusty frame.
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I love big tall bikes like that but the most I...

I love big tall bikes like that but the most I ever paid for a big one like that was $75 for a big Bianchi.

For anywhere from 40 to 50 bucks - OK

For anywhere from 20 to 30 bucks OK !!!
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Posted By Michael Shaw

You want the measurement of the length of the...

You want the measurement of the length of the seat tube from the centre of the crank to the top of the tube, or for some styles, vertically to the centre of the top tube.
All of the classic steel...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Mini-Mancini Inquiry.

I askled about this a while ago and nobody knew much about it.
Are there any more of these around or is this a one-off ?
I know it cost less than $30.
48cm Mancini with Gipiemme cranks,...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Its worth much more than a hundred dollars BUT...

Its worth much more than a hundred dollars BUT only if you will be comfortable riding it.

Check out the frame size and see if it is not too tall for you. It is a big bike.

Measure the length of...
02-27-13, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Michael Shaw

We have these ones old clunkers .... and like...

We have these ones old clunkers .... and like them as well.
The red Miele with Ishiwata frame was a bit of surprise.
I never saw a Miele that was not a road bike.

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Posted By Michael Shaw

Good point there: If you go to try it out and...

Good point there: If you go to try it out and even if it fits you perfectly, have the Seller raise the seat and raise the handlebar stem a quarter or half an inch just to make sure they are not...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Victoria is a warm market. Although $120 is more...

Victoria is a warm market. Although $120 is more than I would want to pay, it is less than I would ask.

If it fits, sure. Why not. A used Canadian-built Raleigh that has not been neglected is a...
02-27-13, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Nice older bikes in the basement waiting for...

Nice older bikes in the basement waiting for Spring...301615301616301617301618
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Posted By Michael Shaw

That lady was no lady ! We have all had our...

That lady was no lady !
We have all had our share of peculiar experiences dealing with the public, and I'm sure we could all describe in detail some incredibly annoying people we have encountered...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Classic traditional steel-framed bikes have a...

Classic traditional steel-framed bikes have a horizontal top tube and nominal frame sizes that vary in suitability depending on frame style. 19 is tiny, 21 is small, 23 is regular, 25 is extra large....
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I have had no trouble at all, and in fact have...

I have had no trouble at all, and in fact have had wonderful luck with over-sized bikes. 25, 26 and 27-inch frames are OK by me.
The right rider does say - "I've been looking for one of these..."...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Yeah. We are talking the volatile Toronto and...

Yeah. We are talking the volatile Toronto and New York markets.

No doubt your Bottecchia would have been better received in Chicago, Aurora or Rockford.
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Timmy's coffee ?? Never touch the stuff. I...

Timmy's coffee ?? Never touch the stuff.

I agree about the Sprite & Sport mixtes. Which is amazing when you consider that it is possible to buy a Made in China, low-end, "Presto 700" from a...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Yes it does. There is even a car in the train...

Yes it does. There is even a car in the train with a silhouette of a bicycle beside the door and suggested parking inside. Bikes travel for free and are welcome on the trains except for rush-hour. I...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Any ideas about these other, newer ones ?? I...

Any ideas about these other, newer ones ?? I have to find some of those "coeds, professors, and marketing types" you were talking about.

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Posted By Michael Shaw

French Peugeot - nothing fancy

Pictures of an old orange Peugeot for your consideration.
This has been in the basement long enough to get dusty.
Another garage sale find.
Some people....

I though my wife would ride it but...
02-20-13, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Most likely you are correct in surmising that the...

Most likely you are correct in surmising that the Presta valve is the most likely leak.

Holes in tubes do not generally heal... but valves can leak and then reseat if a bit of grit or dust is on...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I want it about $10 worth, but am willing to...

I want it about $10 worth, but am willing to throw all caution to the wind and offer as much as $12.50.

(I'm a wild & crazy guy.)
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Posted By Michael Shaw

What is it worth: Green Raleigh Record...

This just showed on on the local feed and is typical of the market around here.:

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/drh/bik/3610239282.html


Originally listed on CL at $75, I offered the Seller...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Centurion Sport DLX ?

I read somewhere on the BikeForum that Centurion made a decent bike so I picked this one up. That, and the fact that it had new tires, perfect Araya aluminum alloy rims, Suntour Seven derailleur,...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Yeah - I do tend to find weird stuff. I may have...

Yeah - I do tend to find weird stuff. I may have a couple of other Rapidos as well. Southern Ontario was flooded with unusual stuff back in the 1970s & 1980s when the Italian banks got soft. I still...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Old Rapido Favorit...

More buried treasure from the basement. I know these things are popular in England and I'm wondering if they have any appeal over here. It appears to be well-made and I wish it were a man's frame,...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Miele #2 Appraisal and Inquiry

This appears to be a 1987 Miele Tribute that has a single flaw soon to be rectified - the rear tire is flat.

I can see why someone would put it away for 26 years for that !!

Suntour accushift,...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Miele #1 - Appraisal and inquiry

Not the type of thing that sully shows up here, but I have this old Miele and I wonder what you all think of it.

I believe it is a 1985 model but can find very little about Miele bikes of this...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I'm in Ontario, in central Canada. The...

I'm in Ontario, in central Canada.

The postage was too damn high !!

Mike
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Antique Nishiki "Custom 5" - Full points for cute.

Found this little delight in the basement, and it is in beautiful condition.

Neat spring-loaded bell on handlebar stem. From a bike shop in San Bernardino.

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Posted By Michael Shaw

Coincidentally, I noticed that as well, and sent...

Coincidentally, I noticed that as well, and sent off a short noter to the fellow who placed the ad, telling him that a 21-inch frame was unlikely to be a proper fit for a rider who was six feet, four...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

The problem with that is that there are SO MANY...

The problem with that is that there are SO MANY nice older "bike boom" bikes around, bikes that people bought with the best of intentions and simply did not use. I run into all kinds of them, and...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Is the elderly fart in the blue T-shirt you ?? ...

Is the elderly fart in the blue T-shirt you ??

Mike
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I absolutely 100% agree with this : Here in...

I absolutely 100% agree with this : Here in Southern Ontario the majority of Department Store bikes were labelled Canadian Tire "Supercycle", Simpsons Sears "Free Spirit" and Eaton's of Canada...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

What is this bike worth where you live ??

See the picture:

This was listed today on Kijiji here in Toronto for $220.
Which is CERTAINLY not what it s worth.
Even though it does, as the listing points out, "come with EXTRAS..." and...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

You are right: This one is pre-1973 as well. I...

You are right: This one is pre-1973 as well. I will have to put the SEKINE spoke guard back on. I took it off when I greased the rear axle bearings and neglected to put it back on.

It does NOT...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

World's Finest Bicycle ... or maybe not ??

The labels on the seat tube say: "World's Finest Bicycle" and "Made in Japan"

I'm not making this up. It says right on the seat tube "World's Finest Bicycle - Made by Sekine".

It was a $10...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

It Might Be Rubbish....

Many years ago I wandered into a autobody shop that specialised in repairing low-end British cars. They had Envoys and Vauxhalls, Prefects and a Humber or two. What really impressed me was the banner...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Fantastic, and thanks again for the info. I...

Fantastic, and thanks again for the info.

I took a picture of the serial number and found that there is, as you say, a very lightly stamped "M" in front of the partial serial number I gave you.
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Very nice of you to say so. M

Very nice of you to say so.

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Posted By Michael Shaw

Thanks for the info. This one does have a...

Thanks for the info.
This one does have a Bloor Cycle sticker on it.
The serial number is plainly stamped on the BB and is " 6A00063 "

I did a deep Google for "Miki Sakai" and came up with...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Sakai Star ?

Here's a bit of buried treasure that has been hiding in the cellar.

Its a 23-inch Japanese Sakai Star. The only one I've seen.

A dog's breakfast of assorted aluminum alloy accessories...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Wow !! Thanks to all for the great advice....

Wow !!

Thanks to all for the great advice.

I'll push it back into the bike closet and wait for a few warmer days...

And advertise it as "Great for a fixie...."

Mike
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Question about selling as opposed to parting out Miele Lupa

I have too many old bikes and am thinning the herd, so to speak. Doing a little spring cleaning.

I put a really nice little Miele Lupa with 23-inch frame on Kijiji and found that nobody was...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Yikes !! That is a 53cm frame (approximately...

Yikes !!

That is a 53cm frame (approximately 21 inches from crank centre to top of seat tube) to suit a male or female rider from about 1.60m to 1.75m. (5'3" to 5'9"). Riding a frame that is too...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Fair price for a Miyata Seven Ten ??

What is a fair price for this old Miyata ?

Double-butted Miyata tubing, Suntour BL derailleurs, Araya 700 X 25c alloy rims, Dia Compe calliper brakes, Sakae Custom crank arms, Mikashima pedals &...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

This one cost me $15 a few months ago...295481

This one cost me $15 a few months ago...295481
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I just visited the website. I see they even have...

I just visited the website. I see they even have one named "Ontario" and another model called "Calgary" (which is an obscure Canadian native word for the dirty pile of snow at the end of a paved...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

Actually, the Olympic Tri-A does have an aluminum...

Actually, the Olympic Tri-A does have an aluminum alloy Sakae seat post, not steel -- and aluminum alloy rims, hubs, stem, handlebars, cranks, levers, and derailleurs.

It is actually quite light...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I don't see any mention of the "Olympic Tri-A"...

I don't see any mention of the "Olympic Tri-A" bike in that Nishiki lineup....

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which is what this beast is. I'm delighted...
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Posted By Michael Shaw

I know about those endangered species bikes - I...

I know about those endangered species bikes - I still have a Super Grizzly around the house somewhere.

And this other old Binky, a blue one, that was being used in a factory by a service tech to...
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