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08-10-22, 09:15 PM
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Views: 599,504
Posted By browngw

Been back to working on my somewhat forgotten...

Been back to working on my somewhat forgotten 1946 Cleveland Welding Company Roadmaster loop frame. Painted red and silver and hung on a fence for the last 30 years or so. My challenge is to make it...
08-07-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found...

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found this in my files.

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08-07-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 455,991
Posted By browngw

Made in Canada Peugeot

Donated by a friend this Peugeot U08 marked made in Canada has just arrived at One Browns Lane. I believe she has had the bike since new, but it has not been ridden for many years. It seems to be...
08-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By browngw

Raleigh Sports (Canadian)

This 1972 Raleigh Sports has a 23" frame (my size!) and the beautiful brown colour I refer to as "root beer". I purchased it at the 2018 Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show near the end of the show and...
07-25-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model was sold in...

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model was sold in Canada with drop bars and remains that way still. It is the only 3speed I have that is used for longer rides (I have 2 others). Sometimes it is nice to get...
07-06-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 203,454
Posted By browngw

My 1972 Raleigh (Canada) Sports has returned to...

My 1972 Raleigh (Canada) Sports has returned to the fold. I sold it to a neighbour who finally realized the 23" frame was too tall for him and we made a deal on a smaller 26" ATB. Needs a good clean...
07-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

Sometimes They Return

The 1972 Raleigh Sports (Canada) which I purchased in early 2018 and sold in 2020 has come home. This root-beer coloured 23" frame bike has a few dents in the mudguards and minor rust on the rims but...
07-02-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

I'm 5'11 1/2" and 23" frames feel perfect for me....

I'm 5'11 1/2" and 23" frames feel perfect for me. I currently have a 23" 1971 Robin Hood and will soon be getting back my 72 Sports I sold two years ago. The new owner thought it was a bit too big...
06-29-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,509
Posted By browngw

I may have picked up its near twin today. 1986...

I may have picked up its near twin today. 1986 produced by Raleigh Canada for the Hudson's Bay and Zellers stores. The bullmoose bars are starting to sell for more than I paid for the bike. No idea...
06-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show

Time is quickly approaching for the re-located CVBS. Excited to bring some stuff to sell and hopefully find some great project material. Burford is just a few miles west of Brantford and not far off...
06-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By browngw

Those front reflectors in particular are a story...

Those front reflectors in particular are a story unto themselves! I thought when I saw the bike for the first time that they had been stuck on there by David the original owner. We drove from Port...
05-31-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By browngw

It's special to me as a part of Canadiana, and...

It's special to me as a part of Canadiana, and knowing its history from the day of sale. I spent literally hundreds of hours bringing it back to this condition. My friend had taken care of it but it...
05-29-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,253
Posted By browngw

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since...

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since these shots Jay Noack sent me the upper cap for the Lark rear derailleur....
05-10-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

What a wonderful old bike! Pelissier was a big...

What a wonderful old bike! Pelissier was a big name in performance cycling for a long time. My circa 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc carries a later set of Pelissier hubs with Super Champion rims....
04-25-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26,288
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Posted By browngw

I like that idea! There are so many feelings...

I like that idea! There are so many feelings attached to "things" and letting them go causes anxiety for for some. You could collect so many stories as most of us have owned and treasured many things...
04-24-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

Good advice! I'm finding it much easier to let go...

Good advice! I'm finding it much easier to let go these days it seems. I sold many of my "extra" bikes during the last couple of years as they were in high demand. A gentleman who had seen my DL1...
04-03-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,614
Posted By browngw

The marbled green of my my 1956 Royal Nord...

The marbled green of my my 1956 Royal Nord President. Even the rear rack is color matched. Someday I will get a picture that brings its "true colors" alive.

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04-01-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,614
Posted By browngw

My well travelled steel Salsa Vaya. Its beautiful...

My well travelled steel Salsa Vaya. Its beautiful Kelly green caught my attention in the bike shop in 2014.


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03-03-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,575
Posted By browngw

Likely have shown my 1971 Robin Hood "Sports...

Likely have shown my 1971 Robin Hood "Sports Model" before but it is a unique "copper" colour and a personal favorite.
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03-01-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,575
Posted By browngw

A couple of 1973-4 CCMs have come along in the...

A couple of 1973-4 CCMs have come along in the last year. Both are 5peed and awaiting some attention....
02-19-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

One of the parts bikes I acquired (for a charity...

One of the parts bikes I acquired (for a charity donation) last fall. Paint and metal finishes are near perfect but someone has modified the DT shifters and knocked the braze-on off with the...
02-16-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,399
Posted By browngw

Now fully retired for almost 17 years from my...

Now fully retired for almost 17 years from my previous engineering gig, I ride when I can which this winter is seldom because of the horrible unpredictable weather. The bicycle workshop rolls along...
02-16-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,566
Posted By browngw

My oldest complete bike is this 1956 Royal Nord...

My oldest complete bike is this 1956 Royal Nord President (made in Belgium). There is a loop frame 1946 Cleveland Welding Company Roadmaster skip tooth waiting in pieces.
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02-08-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 455,991
Posted By browngw

1988 Raleigh Portage (Canadian) rebuilt for a...

1988 Raleigh Portage (Canadian) rebuilt for a client three or four years ago. She now enjoys an ebike so I'm sure it will be resold. I've not seen another like it.
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02-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,530
Views: 895,140
Posted By browngw

Me still wearing my goggles after removing an...

Me still wearing my goggles after removing an obstinate Peugeot crankset with my angle grinder. Earlier attempts with a cotter press, hammer and drift and even a drill were unsuccessful. I needed the...
02-06-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 53,955
Posted By browngw

Billy Henley "Henley" . The small shop in Picton...

Billy Henley "Henley" . The small shop in Picton Ontario Canada constructed a number of klunker style early ATB type bikes as well as selling CCM bikes, skates and of course shoe repair?
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02-05-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 53,955
Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good...

My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good looking headbadge you don't see everyday.
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02-05-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 53,955
Posted By browngw

My 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc (France) and others of...

My 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc (France) and others of the Marque.

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My 65...
02-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 53,955
Posted By browngw

My 1956 Royal Nord President. (Belgium) ...

My 1956 Royal Nord President. (Belgium)

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02-04-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

This 1977 Peugeot Tourist was rebuilt for the...

This 1977 Peugeot Tourist was rebuilt for the original owner over the last couple of months. It will be picked up Sunday by his brother who had it restored for him as a gift. Acquired two parts bikes...
02-04-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,954
Posted By browngw

Newer photos of the old Dilecta. Now five years...

Newer photos of the old Dilecta. Now five years in my ownership. I'm also five years older and have gone to an aged Brooks B17. Really comfortable on this bike. Now using Brooks bar tape tape on the...
02-04-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 48,782
Posted By browngw

The Dilecta brand dates way back to the end of...

The Dilecta brand dates way back to the end of the 19th century in Indrie Le Blanc France. Never imported to North America to my knowledge, this own was given to me by a friend who was living in...
02-02-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 48,782
Posted By browngw

1965 Dilecta LeBlanc. One of my favorite rides....

1965 Dilecta LeBlanc. One of my favorite rides. Candy apple red faded to pink. Rescued from fixed gear operation....
01-30-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8,199
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Posted By browngw

Starting to work on this old beast this week. It...

Starting to work on this old beast this week. It is a 1985 Raleigh Bighorn made in Canada and still has my LBS's sticker on it. Suntour shifted , but I have some Montech stuff I might use. I have...
01-07-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,323
Posted By browngw

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may...

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may have to find a new hobby. It just is what it is and the price will not go down. My LBS ordered and 8 months later got me some 27x1 1/4 tires at $24.99ea....
01-06-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By browngw

Glad you enjoyed the post. Your comments are...

Glad you enjoyed the post. Your comments are appreciated. You and others will be happy to know that the bike was sold (at a discount) to a young student who works at my local shop. The owner has been...
12-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 63,788
Posted By browngw

Riding the Turismo a bit this past summer brought...

Riding the Turismo a bit this past summer brought back lots of nostalgia. I'm sure its happy to be back on the road.
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12-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

markk900 It almost looks like it was removed by...

markk900 It almost looks like it was removed by prying it off. There is still a little metal from the two spot welds but no deforming of the tubes or grinding marks. It is the very good condition of...
12-04-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,288
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Posted By browngw

I've just noticed that my English 3 speed...

I've just noticed that my English 3 speed inventory is pretty low. The 1971 Robin Hood and the 1956 Royal Nord President with English Brampton hub and shifter have to carry the flag for the time...
12-01-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,441
Posted By browngw

Black Raleigh Bighorn with bullmoose bars...

Black Raleigh Bighorn with bullmoose bars (Canadian) will hopefully get some love this winter. I have ridden it some and it's a fun bike. It was a donation from an estate. The existing Sun Tour works...
11-14-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,504
Posted By browngw

Does a grinder with a cut-off wheel pass as...

Does a grinder with a cut-off wheel pass as "wrenching"? This wretched Peugeot parts bike resisted all efforts to remove the cotters and I did want to save the frame. With goggles and grinder in...
11-05-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

Another Euro-spec Peugeot from the seventies has...

Another Euro-spec Peugeot from the seventies has found its way to One Browns Lane. This one is in very good original condition with the exception of the removed braze-on for the DT Simplex shifter....
10-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,704
Posted By browngw

The rain too, will pass, I'm sure. It was nice...

The rain too, will pass, I'm sure. It was nice meeting you and your wife yesterday. Ride safe!
10-09-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 981,441
Posted By browngw

A friend asked me to refurbish his brother's old...

A friend asked me to refurbish his brother's old Peugeot as it has been sitting derelict for years in his garage. The bike will be presented to him as a gift whenever I get it completed. We are not...
09-25-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,050
Posted By browngw

Have a look at this one. The Giant Revolt E+ just...

Have a look at this one. The Giant Revolt E+ just might be my next bike....
09-01-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 63,788
Posted By browngw

I'm not sure the CCM brochures were all that...

I'm not sure the CCM brochures were all that accurate. A known history original 1972 tube shifters I inherited from a friend and restored, always had down tube shifters yet the ad shows stem...
08-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By browngw

All three are in very good surviving condition...

All three are in very good surviving condition and have been fully serviced and wearables replaced. The Excalibur and Turismo will stay in my collection, but the Rossi has been offered for sale with...
08-06-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By browngw

T-Mar has explained a lot of the details....

T-Mar has explained a lot of the details. Surprising the seat tube is also steel as well as the fork. Mine was given to me by a good friend who acquired the bike new as the owner of the CTC store....
06-09-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 834,224
Posted By browngw

I think its's time for you to leave it alone and...

I think its's time for you to leave it alone and not tell anyone to switch to flat bars. Do you realize how condescending you sound?
06-08-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 834,224
Posted By browngw

To each their own I guess. I would not be...

To each their own I guess. I would not be comfortable on that Raleigh at all. The bars tilting down like would not suit my old man style of riding. I seldom use the drops except to change position or...
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