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04-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Binky

Which brings me to the reasons that my stoker...

Which brings me to the reasons that my stoker only rode on the bike with me the once.

She says that she has better bikes to ride, likes being in control, and prefers other scenery to a view of my...
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. I had the same thought......

Thanks for the reply.
I had the same thought...
My wife thinks that there is a wedding / studio photographer somewhere who might want to buy it as a prop for cute "togetherness" wedding /...
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Binky

Benotto Tandem

Older tandem bike, circa 1975, probably made in Mexico.
Paint a bit rough. Very stiff ride.
Simply not being used so it has to go....
What is it likely to fetch ?

Not a really good bike, but...
04-19-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Binky

That makes sense. I'll leave the bike the way...

That makes sense.
I'll leave the bike the way it is and just offer a set of alloy drop bars with it.
If by " No picture that I see-" you mean that the pictures are not showing up, here are a...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,228
Posted By Binky

Without sharp PICTURES (both sides if possible)...

Without sharp PICTURES (both sides if possible) it is hard to form an opinion, but when you do post some good pictures of the frame and a few close-ups of the lugs, I'm sure that the experts on this...
04-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Binky

Rear drop bars or uprights on tandem ?

This is a question of aesthetics. Drop bars or uprights ??

I am going to be clearing out a few bikes that I do not use enough to warrant keeping and this 45-year-old tandem is one of them.
It is...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,228
Posted By Binky

Binky here; Just about EVERYTHING I had then...

Binky here;

Just about EVERYTHING I had then is now gone, having been replaced with other treasures. I never found or saw another Vainqueur bike, but anything can happen !!
I ride a VISP and a...
03-22-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Binky

When I flipped high-end road bikes, near TORONTO,...

When I flipped high-end road bikes, near TORONTO, I appended a message to my CL ads:
BONUS: This bike is NOT Stolen !! I will provide to the Buyer a signed receipt / bill of sale at time of sale...
03-21-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Binky

Anybody want to buy a stolen bicycle ? Of...

Anybody want to buy a stolen bicycle ?

Of course you don't. Besides the obvious moral issues involved, being caught with stolen property in Canada can be very embarrassing and potentially...
01-27-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Binky

Makes sense. It was with a bunch of used...

Makes sense.
It was with a bunch of used Campagnolo parts.
Thanks for the replies.
Bink.
01-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Binky

Thanks, guys. Bink

Thanks, guys.

Bink
01-27-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Binky

Can anyone identify this mystery tool ?

Can anyone identify this mystery tool ?
Made of tough black plastic.
It was with a bunch of assorted bike-related tools and stuff but I do not know what it is,

The four tines (fingers) are about...
Replies: 11
Views: 6,398
Posted By Binky

Well, actually, I do still have the bike, but it...

Well, actually, I do still have the bike, but it is not for sale.
It is actually still my favourite bike, despite being up against some pretty stiff competition.

Bink

Anyway, it would cost too...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Binky

I get it now. There are a few pictures on the...

I get it now. There are a few pictures on the internet of the way the cable guide sits on the seat tube.
It won't be easy to fabricate one but is definitely looks worth doing.
And I have plenty of...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Binky

Aha! I noticed that there is ONE cable guide at...

Aha! I noticed that there is ONE cable guide at the front end of the top tube and wondered how the brake cable was originally attached.

Where can I get a picture of this famous cable guide seat...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Binky

Antique Kona Cinder Cone...

I just bought a dozen bikes from a local scrap dealer for $5 each.
Among them was this old 19-inch cro-moly steel Kona Cinder Cone.
It has decent a Mavic 238 alloy wheel set and Manitou forks.
No...
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the advice suggestions. That is...

Thanks for the advice suggestions.
That is pretty decent coin return on a $30 investment for a flipper like me. ($30 Canadian = $22.75 US)
The forecast is looking like snow within the next few...
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Binky

Thanks for that: I suspect that I could might...

Thanks for that:
I suspect that I could might have to strip all of the pretty 105 stuff off the Condor and replace it with a nice Sugino crankset and Shimano Tourney parts (of which I have plenty)...
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Binky

1980s Raleigh Condor ?

Not up to much with the bikes any more because of The Covid thing.

My wife dragged another pretty Raleigh clunker home today.
It is not a model I am familiar with but it was stored indoors, was...
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By Binky

It looks very good to me. And here's my...

It looks very good to me.
And here's my contribution...
Its a delightful little bike.

Bink
...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Binky

If you say so....

If you say so....
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Binky

Read between the lines: not meaning to label any...

Read between the lines: not meaning to label any specific group but I think it may be in some people's CULTURE, especially if they come to North America from an environment where an honest or...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Binky

Hmmmm... My contribution: A few years...

Hmmmm...

My contribution:

A few years ago I had a bike for sale. The interested party took it for a test ride around the block and brought it back with the chain catching and jumping all over...
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Binky

1959 (?) Pavemaster

Little Pavemaster.
I touched the front rim with finest steel wool and the surface rust wiped off easily, so it COULD be not entirely hideous.
Any idea what I should ask for it on CraigsList ?
...
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Binky

Panasonic DX-2000

I thought my wife was finished with dragging home every low-end stray in the neighbourhood but last night she surprised me by going out and getting this black beauty.

Probably did not get used...
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. The used bike market here...

Thanks for the reply.
The used bike market here has taken off because everyone who can is avoiding the Cov-idiots on the transit system.
The bike shop on 1568 East Highland Ave in San Bernardino...
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Binky

Nishiki "Custom 5"

Time to drag the un-sellables" out of the basement.

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Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Binky

Too late. Found a set of Mafac levers in the junk...

Too late. Found a set of Mafac levers in the junk box in the basement.

I cleaned it up a bit last night and took it for a ride today.
There was a stitched leather saddle with it as hard as wood....
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Binky

WONDERFUL !! Thanks for the reply. I was...

WONDERFUL !!

Thanks for the reply. I was hoping that it was a good one.
Fifty-year-old PX-10 is good.
I will repost a picture here once I get it cleaned up.
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Binky

Old Peugeot... How old and what model ?

Old Peugeot... Help appreciated.

How old and what model ?

A neighbour gave me this old white Peugeot today. It came to me minus brake levers and all cables & housings.
Nothing but potential,...
06-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

As a general rule, America leads by example and...

As a general rule, America leads by example and the rest of the world follows....
But here in Canada we tend to still favour British English over Simplified English, in honour of our colonial...
06-23-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

It is a calliper. Not a caliper. Other than...

It is a calliper. Not a caliper.

Other than that, a very helpful comment.

FRO.

Bink
06-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

Bring it to a shop ! Are you mad ?? I fix...

Bring it to a shop !
Are you mad ??
I fix bikes that have been taken to shops !!
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The thimbles are working just fine and the threads...
06-22-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

The adjusters are not frozen: I can turn them a...

The adjusters are not frozen: I can turn them a few degrees CW and CCW, and the threads look clean.
I just didn't want to risk doing damage through impatience.

They are OK now. I gave them both a...
06-22-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

So is it on a detent spring or something ?? It...

So is it on a detent spring or something ??
It won't budge and the thimbles do not turn...

Am I just not applying enough force turning the thimbles.

I do want to be careful and avoid doing...
06-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

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06-22-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Binky

Button on the back of Shimano 600 calliper...

We'll try this again.
I asked about fine adjusting the brake cable on Shimano 600 / Ultegra 6400 callipers and people who replied thought that I did not know what the adjustment thimble was for.
...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

I'm not sure what the deal is with the forks. ...

I'm not sure what the deal is with the forks.
There is a collared socket on each where the quick release snugs up and bottoms ... just like the rear drop outs, but they are THICK, white like cast...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

VERY similar. This Thin Blue Line is actually...

VERY similar.
This Thin Blue Line is actually a pretty nice bike !
I won't let the kids take it to Toronto...
Thanks for all the fish.
Bink...
06-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Binky

Ha ha ha... Thanks for the replies, guys. OK I...

Ha ha ha... Thanks for the replies, guys.
OK I get it that you turn the thimble with or against the spring pressure to adjust the cable length.
The thing is, this plastic insert that the metal...
06-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Binky

Question about Shimano 600 brake adjustment

The Forum is having issues today... so we'll see if this goes through.

I need to know how to use the fine adjustment thimble on Shimano 600 Ultegra 6400 brake callipers...

Picked up a gorgeous...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

I rode it twice today and it is harsh but fair....

I rode it twice today and it is harsh but fair. In fact, it is delightful. The brifters actually work. The 700 X 23C Hutchinson tires are in nice condition, but the seller warned me that the rear...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

Wow !!! Thanks for dropping in. The guy I got...

Wow !!!
Thanks for dropping in.
The guy I got it from said that it "cost a lot" when he bought it, but I hear that so often that I really didn't take it in.
With the Covid-19 thing happening, I...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

No doubt: The picture with the Ritchey Logic...

No doubt: The picture with the Ritchey Logic sticker shows "Silent Sports" printed on the seat stays. I found the name on some good-looking off-road bikes but not much in the way of road...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Binky

16-speed Thin Blue Line... ?

With years of flipping I thought I had seen almost everything, but a neighbour dug out this old 16-speed Thin Blue Line "Bolt" complete with a cute little lightning bolt beside the name.

Nice...
05-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 203,845
Posted By Binky

I never thought of that. I do have a gallon jug...

I never thought of that.
I do have a gallon jug of green Slime sealer. I'll give it a shot.
Maybe these tires can be rejuvenated so at least who ever buys the bike can take it for a test ride !!
...
05-12-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 203,845
Posted By Binky

I have had good luck in the past with tubulars......

I have had good luck in the past with tubulars... sometimes generating good will by offering them for free in the past on this Forum.
I live close to the 401 highway about 50 km (30 miles) east of...
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Binky

Amen to the frame geometry. Here are a couple I...

Amen to the frame geometry. Here are a couple I picked up. Low end components but swell frames...

Bink
...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,708
Posted By Binky

Very much as said above, but there are a lot of...

Very much as said above, but there are a lot of these around. I picked this one up last summer at a yard sale for either $20 or $25 Canadian ($15 to $20 US) and a larger free purple GT Talera that I...
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Binky

In my opinion, and from personal experience, the...

In my opinion, and from personal experience, the Nishiki Kodiak from the late 1980s, early 1990s, was and is a decent bike, very much on par with the Bianchi Grizzly of the same era, and came with...
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