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10-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,325
Posted By randyjawa

Lucky? Perhaps or probably, however... The...

Lucky? Perhaps or probably, however...

The money for shipping and product goes into my pocket before the product goes into the box. That has always been my policy.
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like a seventies something Atala...

Looks like a seventies something Atala Competizione to me, a worthy steed in my opinion. I have owned, built and ridden both the Grand Prix and the Professional. Pretty much the same feel and darn...
10-26-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,325
Posted By randyjawa

I am on the other end of this and feel kinda bad...

I am on the other end of this and feel kinda bad about the whole thing. Two forum members, combined their kindness and worked together to send me this......
10-24-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,655
Posted By randyjawa

Well, though two years have passed since I bought...

Well, though two years have passed since I bought the 1958 Rabeneick 120d frame set......
10-21-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,453
Posted By randyjawa

In my mind, the word Super does not define a bike...

In my mind, the word Super does not define a bike of quality. Some might be a cut above, but most, like the Canadian Tire Super Cycle are a perfect example of don't buy by name. Learn about what...
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By randyjawa

The bike is not worth the fifty dollars...

The bike is not worth the fifty dollars suggested. The bent fork renders it almost useless unless the buyer has a need for the component group. To that, add the it is close to entry level and the...
10-20-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By randyjawa

Google The Londoner bicycle and you get some...

Google The Londoner bicycle and you get some information.
10-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By randyjawa

I went with the Barcons for my Rabeneick and a...

I went with the Barcons for my Rabeneick and a fellow forum member is sending me a NOS set that will be installed on my Torpado Professional......
10-18-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By randyjawa

Nice bike and a good project. Might have read...

Nice bike and a good project. Might have read your whole statement but too hard for my old eyes to sort through all that text. Paragraphs would help me a lot. Not meaning to insult, just asking...
10-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By randyjawa

Look very closely at the top tube where it meets...

Look very closely at the top tube where it meets the head tube lug. The picture is unclear but the moment I saw it I suspected bent frame issue. I do hope that I am wrong.

As a project, great...
10-17-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By randyjawa

Get yourself a piece of 1/2 inch copper pipe. ...

Get yourself a piece of 1/2 inch copper pipe. Cut it in half, lengthwise. Expand one half of the copper half pipe over something that you can use as an anvil to shape the inner curve to fit your...
10-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By randyjawa

Finished this yesterday - had the spindle in...

Finished this yesterday - had the spindle in backwards...
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Finally,...
10-13-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By randyjawa

I will double check the inside diameter required...

I will double check the inside diameter required tomorrow when I can see what I am doing. Thank you.

Tale of woe? Nope, just life, wear and old age. I am a happy guy, married to the same lovely...
10-13-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By randyjawa

A good story? Well, I am old, wearing out and...

A good story? Well, I am old, wearing out and married. Industry helped to destroy my hearing. My vision is poor to say the least. My hair is white. My memory is gone (I think???). My four and...
10-12-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 656,102
Posted By randyjawa

Almost three passed between getting this... ...

Almost three passed between getting this...
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Then temporary build for test...
10-08-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By randyjawa

Nice find and at a darn good price. Isn't this...

Nice find and at a darn good price. Isn't this fun!

Thought that you might like to see the Carlton Corsair that came my way this summer for fifty dollars less that the OP paid......
10-08-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By randyjawa

Rabeneick Modell Campagnolo - Finished!

I cannot believe that it took me two years, and then some, to complete this 1958 German bicycle, a Rabeneick 120d, commonly referred to as the Rabeneick "Modell Campagnolo". But, at last the bike is...
10-06-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By randyjawa

Getting the bike finished is always a treat, in...

Getting the bike finished is always a treat, in my book. The OP's Raleigh International is one of my favorite bikes. Well done and enjoy.
10-03-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,593
Posted By randyjawa

As usual, astute advice and I did not even know...

As usual, astute advice and I did not even know that there was such tape. However, original as I can get a bike is job one in my vintage bicycle interest.

I have one bike that I ride (in Canada) a...
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By randyjawa

For those who see less value, ask yourselves, how...

For those who see less value, ask yourselves, how many PX60s come up, especially in this condition? I sold two PX10s for over $1000.00 each. A PX60 is worth more, in my book. In closing, if anyone...
09-27-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By randyjawa

I am trying to remember but, for the life of me,...

I am trying to remember but, for the life of me, I cannot. Usually, I would use something like Rustoleum, It flows well but takes a long time to harden or dry, depending on which term best describes...
09-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have never had any of my bikes painted...

Though I have never had any of my bikes painted by a professional, I do know one thing for sure. If the components or chrome plating still sport their patina of age/use, then the fresh paint might...
09-26-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By randyjawa

Width = 38cm. I too wish that the bars were...

Width = 38cm. I too wish that the bars were wider. They are beautiful, though, in my opinion. Just spent five minutes shining these Map of England bars up and then installed them on my Rabeneick...
09-25-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By randyjawa

Getting closer to ride time... ...

Getting closer to ride time...
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09-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,593
Posted By randyjawa

Didn't get as far as I had hoped today but did...

Didn't get as far as I had hoped today but did have a hoot working on this nice old road bike......
09-25-20, 03:17 AM
09-24-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By randyjawa

The threading is interchangeable. The big...

The threading is interchangeable. The big problem is the inside diameter of the lower cone. Campy has the larger ID that I need larger for this......
09-24-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,593
Posted By randyjawa

Well, the paint (which ain't perfect) is done,...

Well, the paint (which ain't perfect) is done, the art is installed and the top coat is rubbed out. Starting to put the Rab together. With luck, I should have it road worthy tomorrow......
09-24-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By randyjawa

Applied the water slide decal art a couple of...

Applied the water slide decal art a couple of days ago. Shot four coats of clear top coat, the next day. Rubbed the paint out yesterday and started assembly today......
09-24-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have never used CC hoods, the advice...

Though I have never used CC hoods, the advice above is good and should be seen as a warning. I used to stress every time I had to wrap a handlebar, hoping to avoid damaging the hood (I tend to go...
09-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By randyjawa

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The...

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The product offered is great, very thin vinyl stickers that are reasonably easy to apply. Once applied, just shoot a few coats of clear top coat over them...
09-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By randyjawa

The cup is an "interference fit" to the stem...

The cup is an "interference fit" to the stem shoulder/seat. It has to go on square. If tipped this way or that, it will be tough to fit. It takes patience and practice.

Make sure that the cup...
09-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,593
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I finally got around to the art on the...

Well, I finally got around to the art on the Rabeneick. Been pretty nervous about applying the art, as it was costly and I would hate to have screwed it up. But, all went well, the water slide decals...
09-20-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By randyjawa

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely! My start...

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely!

My start out song goes like...

"Busted flat in Baton Rouge.......Bobby thumbed a desil down

From there, we get to Willy Nelson, Waylan Jennings, Neil...
09-19-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,701
Posted By randyjawa

A good question. In my case, I eyeball the...

A good question.

In my case, I eyeball the fork from both sides and square on from the front. A center line, drawn through the head tube and extended down the fork blade will help to determine...
09-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By randyjawa

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single...

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single exception. The Sekine dork disc does blow my kilt up. Though I no longer have a Sekine, I do have one of these nailed to the beam under my cottage,...
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By randyjawa

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the...

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the iron is HOT!
09-13-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,546
Views: 1,963,093
Posted By randyjawa

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or...

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or so, ago...
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09-12-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,761
Posted By randyjawa

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I...

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I headed to the dump to dump my kitchen waste. I was very happy to find a few near mint but somewhat incomplete bikes there, all laying in a pile on...
09-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By randyjawa

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me...

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me many years to figure out what it meant. Thanks for a Memory Lane moment.
09-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,367
Posted By randyjawa

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day...

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day Weekend, a weekend that tends to produce a bit of increased flow to the land fill sites. Anyway, in the process of cleaning up the Bianchi Grizzly. The...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,319
Posted By randyjawa

I don't know about most of the situations that...

I don't know about most of the situations that other BF members experience during this pandemic. My situation is near complete isolation, at my summer cottage on the shore of Loon Lake, Northwestern...
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,680
Posted By randyjawa

I have never felt the need to invert the bike...

I have never felt the need to invert the bike when removing or installing the rear wheel. Loosen the quick release. Ensure chain is on the smallest cog. Lift the rear of the bike off of the...
09-02-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,367
Posted By randyjawa

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the...

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the dump has seen little velo activity lately. This is not the least bit unusual. Once the Spring clean up is over, bike flow to the dump drops...
08-28-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By randyjawa

For me, the answer, from a dollars and cents...

For me, the answer, from a dollars and cents point of view, the answer would be no. However...

The bike looks to be an easy "street restoration" and a great learning opportunity. The cost to get...
08-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,176
Posted By randyjawa

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the...

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the other half riding in Jamaica. Lots and lots of hills in both places. Really rough roads in Jamaica and only a couple on not so bad rough ones in the...
08-27-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By randyjawa

When the original owner of an old Torpado that I...

When the original owner of an old Torpado that I bought, installed a 27 fork, replacing the damaged 700c on, he installed a complete Italian head set. Everything seemed tikkety-boo until I found...
08-26-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,247
Posted By randyjawa

Geeze, I have not seen that old Geocities...

Geeze, I have not seen that old Geocities procedure for many years. In those days, when I published that procedure, my concern was getting the flats filed evenly, to ensure that the crank arms were...
08-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By randyjawa

What I have learned, over the years, is strike...

What I have learned, over the years, is strike when the iron is hot. Put another way, when you run across something you like and want, do not hesitate. I have missed gems by not acting fast. Just...
08-24-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,580
Posted By randyjawa

I keep this early eighties Bianchi Touring in...

I keep this early eighties Bianchi Touring in Jamaica and, generally, put about 3000km on the bike each winter. Did not do that this years, though, as I had to leave the island six weeks ahead of...
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