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01-13-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By randyjawa

Not rot, just dried out. When faced with this...

Not rot, just dried out. When faced with this situation, I liberally apply Proof Hide, top and bottom, ensuring that I rub it in well. Liberal is an operative word. Once Proof Hide is applied, I...
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By randyjawa

Although the bike is very clean and, probably,...

Although the bike is very clean and, probably, little used, it is, none the less, an entry level model with an assortment of entry level components. Were I in the market, to buy, $100.00 CND tops. ...
12-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By randyjawa

The Scheeren stem is spoken for and will answer...

The Scheeren stem is spoken for and will answer the call next Spring...
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12-23-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By randyjawa

Another BF member sent me this stem free of...

Another BF member sent me this stem free of charge. My thanks to that member. The stem was to be for my 1958 Rabeneick 120d, a top of the racing line German road racing machine. Sadly, or not,...
12-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By randyjawa

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost...

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost every time. Absolutely!
Free......
11-09-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By randyjawa

That is a very good deal, in my opinion! ...

That is a very good deal, in my opinion!

Sadly, the chrome is shot but the bike, otherwise, is probably sound. Marinoni bikes are very well made and sought after in Canada. Were it my size, I...
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By randyjawa

No offense intended but that banged up rear...

No offense intended but that banged up rear derailleur is not worth much for restoration purposes. For functional purposes, it is just fine. Put another way, if I were in the market, I would not be...
11-05-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By randyjawa

Trust me when I say that these shifters are...

Trust me when I say that these shifters are great. My Jamaica Bianchi sports a set and I love them. Easy to use and deadly precise. I do not recall ever missing a shift. I always run them in indexed...
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By randyjawa

For a price to ship, measure the size of the box,...

For a price to ship, measure the size of the box, length + height + width = total size (Note: the smaller the box, the lower the cost to ship). Now figure out total weight. Go to FedEx, or Purlator...
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By randyjawa

The bike looks to be in reasonably good shape and...

The bike looks to be in reasonably good shape and it is a fairly high end model. Other than that, I have no persona experience with the exact bike. But I do have a lot of experience with high end...
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By randyjawa

If that bike became available to me for that...

If that bike became available to me for that price, I would already own it, quick release decals and all. Expect remarkable ride quality!
10-21-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By randyjawa

The ride quality will improve in one area, feel...

The ride quality will improve in one area, feel but diminish in another area, comfort. Why?

The heavier the wheel rim tire and inner tube, the more clumsy the feel. Prove this to your self. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By randyjawa

I will be picking up the exact same bike (one...

I will be picking up the exact same bike (one tail light lens is broken as is one rear wheel spoke), in very nice condition, for $80.00 CND. The one I am buying has a Wrights saddle, not the...
10-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By randyjawa

I published a complete how to do cold setting on...

I published a complete how to do cold setting on my website, MY "TEN SPEEDS" years ago. Sadly and stupidly, I sold the website which got hacked soon after the new owner took it over. Anyway, my...
10-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,563
Posted By randyjawa

I ride in Canada all the time (during the warmer...

I ride in Canada all the time (during the warmer not snow covered months) and love it. I live in Northwestern Ontario, in an area covered by the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield is a huge area of...
10-16-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By randyjawa

Years ago, when I was more involved with Bicycles...

Years ago, when I was more involved with Bicycles for Humanity - Thunder Bay, I used to help organize and run yard sales, two times a year, at the Lakehead University campus. We were one of the very...
10-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By randyjawa

Great job! I love the color and livery on these...

Great job! I love the color and livery on these old Falcons and the OP's is one of the nicest examples that I have seen. Again - well done!
10-15-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,222
Posted By randyjawa

I have used the string method to repair or spread...

I have used the string method to repair or spread stays on many bikes. Take you time and try to avoid over bending. It is not that difficult to do and, in my opinion, the results are just fine if...
10-15-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By randyjawa

You are welcome to this Velo Sport "Prestige"...

You are welcome to this Velo Sport "Prestige" frame and fork set. The tube set is chrome moly, Tange #2 I believe. The drops are forged Shimano, I believe. Yours for $75.00 US plus the cost to...
10-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By randyjawa

This, actually is a common problem. The tab...

This, actually is a common problem. The tab spacer washer slips and damages the threads, as seen in the OP's picture. The fix is easy and not time consuming...

Get a small triangular smooth file...
10-14-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,587
Posted By randyjawa

This is, without a doubt, the best working rear...

This is, without a doubt, the best working rear derailleur that I have ever used. For a bike that I like to ride and ride a lot, this would be my choice......
10-13-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,490
Posted By randyjawa

Sorry, the paint work was done (powder coat) long...

Sorry, the paint work was done (powder coat) long before I got the bike. I got that lovely old (very early I believe) Marinoni if even trade for a forties something Automoto.
10-13-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,493
Posted By randyjawa

This German tubing decal bugs me but it is the...

This German tubing decal bugs me but it is the real deal, believe it or not......
10-13-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,490
Posted By randyjawa

I just found a better picture of my early...

I just found a better picture of my early Marinoni fork crown symbol. Perhaps it will help......
10-13-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,490
Posted By randyjawa

To me, that symbol on the fork crown suggests...

To me, that symbol on the fork crown suggests Canadian made Marinoni. If you look closely, you can see the same symbol on a lovely old Marinoni that I owned years ago......
10-12-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By randyjawa

I am unsure if your bike is a Carlton Raleigh or...

I am unsure if your bike is a Carlton Raleigh or a Raleigh built by Carlton. The only real Carlton Raleigh that has ever come my way was an actual late sixties or early seventies Carlton rebadged by...
10-12-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,116
Posted By randyjawa

Long have I been a fan of Barcon shifters. The...

Long have I been a fan of Barcon shifters. The Suntour Barcon...
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in my...
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By randyjawa

When looking to sell a complete group, I, too,...

When looking to sell a complete group, I, too, look at prices of sold individual items. I also check to see if there are examples of complete groups that sold. When adding up individual items, I...
10-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By randyjawa

Had a house full of kids, grand kids and great...

Had a house full of kids, grand kids and great grand kids over for supper. Mrs. Me, a wonderful cook, prepared the traditional turkey meal, topped off with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. I spent a...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,745
Posted By randyjawa

It has been a long time since I owned my CCM Tour...

It has been a long time since I owned my CCM Tour du Canada. Based on a brakes comment, I happened to have an appropriate CCM Bike/Parts catalog. They Tour du Canada could be ordered with Campy NR...
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By randyjawa

Italian bottom brackets are as easy to work on as...

Italian bottom brackets are as easy to work on as any other, in my opinion. Ensure that you have the right tools (not a hammer and punch) to do the work, and Bob's your uncle.
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By randyjawa

Long have I admired these frame/fork sets. This...

Long have I admired these frame/fork sets. This one looks to be in good condition. Though I have not checked sold values on Ebay lately, my guess is that the asking price is not unreasonable. I would...
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By randyjawa

Given a chance to look the bike over carefully, I...

Given a chance to look the bike over carefully, I would feel comfortable paying up to $100.00. If the bike proved to be in really good shape, I would be willing to sell it for $250.00 and probably...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,390
Posted By randyjawa

nlerner... I, of all people, do not think...

nlerner...

I, of all people, do not think that auction asking value is equal to actual paid value. But I have learned, over the years, that sometimes item values are greater than what I would...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,390
Posted By randyjawa

Are These Campagnolo Cranks Really This Valuable..?

Campy (https://www.ebay.com/itm/265920390490?hash=item3dea17255a:g:ZDkAAOSwIddjCa32)campagnolo S record NJS crank KEIRIN super record 3rensho from Japan Cycling...
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By randyjawa

That is a really nice bike, based on what I see...

That is a really nice bike, based on what I see in the pictures. If I were buying the bike, I might be tempted to go as high as $1,400.00 CND. If I were selling, I would hope to get $2,000.00 CND. ...
09-27-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like a very nice trike, to me. I assume...

Looks like a very nice trike, to me. I assume (hope) that both rear wheels are driven.

I installed a Ken Rogers trike kit on an old Falcon, many years ago. The kit drove only one wheel and that...
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By randyjawa

Believe it or not, an Ebay buyer bought this...

Believe it or not, an Ebay buyer bought this Raleigh from me through the auction format. The bike is an entry level Raleigh Record and very poorly made, to be honest (I am not a Raleigh fan). As I...
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

Unless getting that particular frame has special...

Unless getting that particular frame has special meaning, pass. I rarely, if ever, spend money and then effort (meaning time and probably more money) on a frame that has suffered structural damage...
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By randyjawa

If I were buying that bike, and assuming I could...

If I were buying that bike, and assuming I could get a good look at it, I might go as high as $50.00. If selling, cleaned up, I would hope to get $75.00. In truth,
09-18-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 706
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure what your BB looks like but I have...

I am not sure what your BB looks like but I have run into a few stuck BBs before. The following set-up rarely fails me when dealing with the situation...

I use a 15 or 16 inch adjustable wrench,...
09-15-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By randyjawa

I am willing to sell the complete bike or the...

I am willing to sell the complete bike or the frame/fork set only. The frame seat tube, c-c, is 54cm as is the top tube. The bike features Columbus tubing, Campagnolo drops and a Campagnolo Nouvo...
09-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By randyjawa

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer...

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer the Campy high flange hub......
09-13-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By randyjawa

Pretty sure that I have a couple of those - no...

Pretty sure that I have a couple of those - no name splined 2......
09-13-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By randyjawa

Are you thnking c-c or c-top. If c-top. this one...

Are you thnking c-c or c-top. If c-top. this one comes close and I do plan to sell the frame set only. The tubing is Columbus Special (not sure what Columbus MS is)...
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09-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By randyjawa

This Turbo is in great shape, however; it is the...

This Turbo is in great shape, however; it is the fabric version. These guys are very comfortable - I have ridden them extensively before and can vouch for the comfort factor (for me, anyway). $20.00...
09-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By randyjawa

Frenzen... My wife and I have been married...

Frenzen...

My wife and I have been married for 54 years, come December 7th. Separation does not seem to be in our future.
09-10-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By randyjawa

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles! ...

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles!

Often times, the plastic bottles are carelessly discarded by human beings. Jamaica attracts a lot of tourists that, coupled with many local...
09-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,269
Posted By randyjawa

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I...

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I got back to Canada, I bought a new pair of leather gloves and a good friend gave me an almost new pair of SPD shoes (he did not like to clip in at all)....
09-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By randyjawa

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the...

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the frame and fork set to ensure that it has not been damaged. Bent tubes often display cracks in the paint. If you see them, move on to another project......
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