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07-30-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By capnjonny

Auto Shift

Yesterday I went to someones house to pick up a couple donations for the Bike Exchange . There was a run of the mill mtn bike and this, A Land Rider Auto Shift. The bike is a tank, oversized tubing...
Replies: 35
Views: 3,011
Posted By capnjonny

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme...

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme sunrace friction thumb shifters. They are cheap and they work well. ...
07-14-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

In the shop now is a steel frame Basso. I just...

In the shop now is a steel frame Basso. I just finished stripping , cleaning, and touching up the frame . tThis bike had a mishmash of parts on it . I probably won't use any of them excep the seat...
07-14-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

Specialized Crossroads

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This is my latest project. I have realized that the paint...
06-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

viking bike

60's Viking cycles racing bike

I love my job.

I went in to the Bike Exchange this morning to help set up for the Wednesday senior citizens bike fixing event. We just started up again last...
06-22-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

I just finished this Nishiki Olympic Mixte and am...

I just finished this Nishiki Olympic Mixte and am taking it to the shop tomorrow for them to sell. When I brought it home I was unimpressed with the color. It looked like dirty brown mustard. After...
05-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23,025
Views: 2,605,820
Posted By capnjonny

How about a Rudge Fast Sport? I was dropping...

How about a Rudge Fast Sport?

I was dropping off a couple bikes at the Bike Exchange today after doing at home Covid resto and was snooping around to see if there was anything interesting in the...
05-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,254
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks for the photos of your spray booth. I...

Thanks for the photos of your spray booth. I also discovered the value in a rotisserie like you use for spraying. It is especially helpful to keep paint from running. I have never been one for...
04-11-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 116,543
Posted By capnjonny

Here is my latest urban assault vehicle . ...

Here is my latest urban assault vehicle .

Schwinn Sierra, mostly original equipment including 14- 30 Shimano freewheel, front and rear derailleurs, crank, wheels, brakes, stem and seat post.
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04-01-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By capnjonny

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03-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,588
Posted By capnjonny

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03-25-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By capnjonny

The French mystery bike makes it's debut

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When bikes get donated to the Bike Exchange we never know what we are going to get....
03-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,633
Posted By capnjonny

I finally succumbed to their siren song as I was...

I finally succumbed to their siren song as I was leaving the store loaded with Armageddon provisions. Bought 4 boxes . What use will money be post apocalypse anyway. if I hoard them long enough...
03-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,633
Posted By capnjonny

Glad to see some here at least acknowledging that...

Glad to see some here at least acknowledging that we are in crisis mode. Here in Silly cone valley things are completely shut down. I haven't been to the grocery store or any where else in a week...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By capnjonny

For the record, I do the best I can with what I...

For the record, I do the best I can with what I have, and at the Bike Exchange that varies greatly. I am a sucker for bikes with Chrome spats and lugs and I love anything Italian. I believe the...
03-19-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,279
Posted By capnjonny

Squirt dad, Thanks for the glider project....

Squirt dad,
Thanks for the glider project. Just the thing to do with my 6 year old grand son.
I don't really buy parts as all my bike work is done for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange in Palo...
03-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By capnjonny

French Fling

As I stopped in to visit my friend at his bike shop he was demonstrating this bike to a customer who had commissioned him to restore it for him. The customer, an antique dealer , found it at a flea...
03-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,392
Posted By capnjonny

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and...

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and mentored volunteers I would place the Ashtabula crank in the running as most significant development.

While it is derided as being heavy and is...
02-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By capnjonny

I took the bike in to the Bike Exchange today ....

I took the bike in to the Bike Exchange today . We have set up a photo studio in one of the rooms to photograph some of our better sale bikes. I thought it would be nice to get a couple of photos of...
01-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,156
Posted By capnjonny

On my Nishiki International I have a 24-36-48...

On my Nishiki International I have a 24-36-48 tripple in front and a 14-28 hyperglide freewheel in the rear with friction thumbies on 2" riser bars. absolutely perfect for any thing uphill, flat,...
11-29-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,058
Posted By capnjonny

I work on bikes like yours all the time for the...

I work on bikes like yours all the time for the bike exchange. Unless you have a painter custom color some paint for you you will not be able to blend the rusted areas in to your existing paint. When...
11-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,184
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks for showing your 60-62 Olmo Special. Back...

Thanks for showing your 60-62 Olmo Special. Back when this was new I was 14 years old growing up in Oakland Ca. Hank and Frank's bike shop was the only bike shop in the world and the two bikes I...
09-16-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

finished this Super course and am now cleaning up...

finished this Super course and am now cleaning up a Schwinn...
09-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,308
Posted By capnjonny

I said I would post some pics of the 77 ...

I said I would post some pics of the 77 Raleigh Super Course. I picked this one up at the bike Exchange last Wed. It was a choice between this and a Schwinn Prologue. Had it mostly done by...
07-08-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,240
Posted By capnjonny

Working 60 hours a week? That is a great way to...

Working 60 hours a week? That is a great way to kill yourself. Think about a career change maybe?




Seriously, Been there, done that. It's unhealthy.
06-04-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

Update 6/4/19 Went in yesterday for the...

Update 6/4/19


Went in yesterday for the hip replacement. I felt very upbeat despite reading all the "cover your ass" reading material telling me all the ways I could be permanently ...
06-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 296,635
Posted By capnjonny

Just finished up work on a few bikes and cleared...

Just finished up work on a few bikes and cleared out the garage.

I am going in for a hip replacement on Monday so won't be able to do any wrenching for a while .

One of the founders of the Bike...
05-20-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23,025
Views: 2,605,820
Posted By capnjonny

Here are some pics of the Raleigh Sprite after a...

Here are some pics of the Raleigh Sprite after a good clean and a clear coat plus some upgrades (6 speed freewheel and a new rear derailleur + new tumbie). I will replace the seat when I take it back...
05-17-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,347
Posted By capnjonny

I am not clear how this is used. How do you get...

I am not clear how this is used. How do you get paint into the pen? what kind of paint do you use? I would think lacquer would dry too fast. I would love to do some lug lining on my paint jobs....
11-26-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 366,692
Posted By capnjonny

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11-21-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 366,692
Posted By capnjonny

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07-03-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,038
Posted By capnjonny

I have 8 bikes in my garage shop currently Total ...

I have 8 bikes in my garage shop currently Total value probably less than $2000.

I restored a 1960 Maserati once and spent $25,000 on it doing almost everything myself. I had a 1965 Columbia...
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