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07-10-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By d_dutchison

Ha! When I was a kid i spent my hard earned...

Ha! When I was a kid i spent my hard earned allowance on a plastic wind-driven speedometer. My older, wiser cousin was skeptical of its accuracy and refused to accept my claims of 40mph+, though I...
07-10-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By d_dutchison

Cambio Rino did a series of all chrome frames...

Cambio Rino did a series of all chrome frames with transparent coloured lacquer over top - the one in our shop was red, with matching red anodized components. I went and bought the white Favorit for...
06-13-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,524
Posted By d_dutchison

SamSpade1941, Thanks for the interesting reply,...

SamSpade1941, Thanks for the interesting reply, and ensuing lively discussion.


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While I believe the first 3 points that your authority lists are not a factor in a very low speed...
06-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,524
Posted By d_dutchison

I for one, am unaware of any engineering studies...

I for one, am unaware of any engineering studies which demonstrate that caged bearings provide any advantage other than ease of assembly over loose ones. Could you link to a couple of them?
06-10-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,056
Posted By d_dutchison

I've always had a thing for Zeus, because they...

I've always had a thing for Zeus, because they made their own frames and grupo, an all Zeus 2000 equipped Zeus bike like this one is one of my holy grail's....
Replies: 62
Views: 4,025
Posted By d_dutchison

Mid range, late '70's, French, with equipment...

Mid range, late '70's, French, with equipment that doesn't quite look up to the quality if the frame. Beyond that, all I can say is that you got a great deal for your $80.
05-16-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51,436
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Posted By d_dutchison

Odd French bike for sale in Vancouver

Vital-Sprint, looks late 70's early 80's with lots of anodized French bits, Reynolds 531, and some nice frame work. Looks to be all original too (Though I wouldn't know as I've never heard of this...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By d_dutchison

Bring a magnet to the sale

Bring a magnet to the sale
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By d_dutchison

Correct, "Fait Main" means "hand maid", it...

Correct, "Fait Main" means "hand maid", it suggests that someone using torches and skill built the frame rather than just sending a crudely assembled set of tubes through an open hearth. 'Service des...
03-28-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,799
Posted By d_dutchison

For me, the mid 80's is when I feel Japanese...

For me, the mid 80's is when I feel Japanese bicycles fully equaled the very best of the traditional European makers - and at half the price.

I distinctly remember assembling and riding our shops...
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By d_dutchison

Clean components are more appealing and better...

Clean components are more appealing and better show the true cosmetic condition, which is important to the kind of people interested in old collectable components.
03-07-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By d_dutchison

Yes, they all work interchangeably, aero style...

Yes, they all work interchangeably, aero style levers (where the cables run under the handlebar tape) offer greater mechanical advantage than conventional levers
02-06-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,053
Posted By d_dutchison

[QUOTE=merziac;20780831]Very cool, a red Brit,...

[QUOTE=merziac;20780831]Very cool, a red Brit, Frenchy bits and plenty of Campy. :thumb:

Small aside, your Rally RD is the second version with the reinforcing rib in the knuckle, only a little...
02-06-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,053
Posted By d_dutchison

That Italvega makes my heart beat a little faster

That Italvega makes my heart beat a little faster
02-05-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,053
Posted By d_dutchison

So many gorgeous bikes in this thread. I have a...

So many gorgeous bikes in this thread. I have a red bike too:
https://i.imgur.com/IcyfcnR.jpg

The rest of the album is here: https://imgur.com/a/i2WQL
02-05-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By d_dutchison

If you can get hold of an English thread bottom...

If you can get hold of an English thread bottom bracket adjusting cup, it will have the same threads as an English hub, just try to thread the freewheel onto the cup.
01-01-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By d_dutchison

Such sad news. Back in the mid 70s,...

Such sad news. Back in the mid 70s, Bicyclesport was my Mecca, and I probably visited Mike (& Mikes) shop at least once a week -he was very patient with kids like me, and the place was a...
12-28-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,256
Posted By d_dutchison

I'd say no. Later Pro's had the semi-wrap seat...

I'd say no. Later Pro's had the semi-wrap seat stay cluster, but I've never seen one with braze-on brake cable guides. The head-tube lugs also had cut-outs visible from the sides, none here. This one...
12-23-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By d_dutchison

Interesting, I must admit that none of the ones I...

Interesting, I must admit that none of the ones I came across looked like they had ever seen a drop of oil in their lives. I have a friend with a small bike-assembly business who asked me about...
12-16-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By d_dutchison

I've encountered several of these over the years...

I've encountered several of these over the years in various shops, none of them worked. I suspect the dies are easily damaged/worn out, and probably not suitable for stainless steel spokes.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By d_dutchison

Thanks for a great story, so enjoyed reading it.

Thanks for a great story, so enjoyed reading it.
10-16-18, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By d_dutchison

Sorry, but the frame isn't a Roberts. Roberts...

Sorry, but the frame isn't a Roberts. Roberts never made anything other than limited production - top line hand made frames - they would never have used stamped drop-outs. Seat stays were fancy...
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By d_dutchison

Since no one has mentioned it so far, I do hope...

Since no one has mentioned it so far, I do hope that the stem is not extended above the insertion line. Drop-dead gorgeous bike BTW.
04-12-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,080
Posted By d_dutchison

It says "Merckx" on the frame. If it's not...

It says "Merckx" on the frame. If it's not Eroica-suitable, then there's something wrong with the Eroica.
04-12-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By d_dutchison

I'd trade any hub-set for a clean set of Nuvo...

I'd trade any hub-set for a clean set of Nuvo Tipo LF's. That's one gorgeous bike.
04-11-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,211
Posted By d_dutchison

:love: Thank you. I think I've found a really...

:love: Thank you. I think I've found a really great community here.

I'm OK. There's a bike co-op (https://web.facebook.com/OurCommunityBikes?_rdc=1&_rdr) just a few blocks from where I work, and...
04-10-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,211
Posted By d_dutchison

Wow, thanks. I'm very lucky to have come across...

Wow, thanks. I'm very lucky to have come across it.



I know, but they're just so darned nice looking. However, I'm happy to wait a long time to find one at a reasonable price.



Very...
04-10-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,211
Posted By d_dutchison

:thumb:I thought the same thing too. I remember...

:thumb:I thought the same thing too. I remember changing lots of broken Rally's way back when. She has a good dependable VGT-Luxe on her for now, until I can locate a long cage Cyclone.
04-09-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,211
Posted By d_dutchison

Mid '70's Holdsworth sports/tourer

I picked this up last summer.
https://i.imgur.com/5GUI4Me.jpg

Sold from Bicycle Sport, Toronto, Canada sometime around 1975/6/7 (I'm guessing, based on the rear derailleur which I assume is...
03-16-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By d_dutchison

My experience with these is that if they survive...

My experience with these is that if they survive their first year, they'll probably last as long as any other respected brand freewheel. If it's lasted long enough to become worn, it's as worth...
03-12-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,269
Posted By d_dutchison

I sometimes think of Brad Proctor is the Rodney...

I sometimes think of Brad Proctor is the Rodney Dangerfield of Canadian frame builders, utterly brilliant but " I don't get no respect !". Brad is a an artist with the torch.
03-09-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By d_dutchison

Such an elegant and practical bike, and in such...

Such an elegant and practical bike, and in such great condition. BTW, those front brakes are Raleigh self-adjusting, a brilliant bit of engineering.
03-09-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By d_dutchison

Any road bike with a level top-tube is vintage in...

Any road bike with a level top-tube is vintage in my books. Many of these old bikes are dreams to ride, and if they are going to be ridden they should be upgrade to as modern a standard as possible...
03-03-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,107
Posted By d_dutchison

The first picture of this British Racing Green...

The first picture of this British Racing Green bike stopped me in my tracks - and then all the details in the others. So much to see on this bike, and for sure it'll ride as good as it looks.
03-03-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By d_dutchison

I wouldn't call the road-rash I got when I rolled...

I wouldn't call the road-rash I got when I rolled my tire off of the back wheel in a corner painless:cry:. I stuck to glue after that.
03-03-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,220
Posted By d_dutchison

The Sugino hook wrench has fit every lockring...

The Sugino hook wrench has fit every lockring I've encountered in 40 years of wrenching, and I've never felt worried about it slipping
Forum: Introductions
02-28-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

...my first 10 posts...

...my first 10 posts...
Forum: Introductions
02-28-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

...as soon as I get...

...as soon as I get...
Forum: Introductions
02-28-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

StanSeven Thanks, I was so lucky to find...

StanSeven

Thanks, I was so lucky to find that bike. Near mint, exactly my size, and sold at the bike shop I worshiped at as a kid (Bicyclesport). full pictures and story comming...
Forum: Introductions
02-28-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

Siu Blue Wind; Thanks for the welcome, and if I...

Siu Blue Wind; Thanks for the welcome, and if I ever feel the legitimate need to cuss here, I will do it honestly and take the consequences.

BTW, back when I was a kid I got a job taking tickets...
Forum: Introductions
02-28-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

Thanks. For sure, I need a bit of help with that...

Thanks. For sure, I need a bit of help with that one
Forum: Introductions
02-27-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

Thanks for the welcome:). No fear of posting...

Thanks for the welcome:). No fear of posting here, everyone seems friendly and helpful. Kind of blown away to find that the people behind a few of my favorite sites are also members.
02-27-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By d_dutchison

Appearances can be deceiving. Regarding alcohol,...

Appearances can be deceiving. Regarding alcohol, having a couple or three beers over the course of an afternoon isn't necessarily debilitating, especially if a couple of beers in the afternoon has...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By d_dutchison

Greetings from Vancouver

Hi all:thumb:

I'm a Canadian bike nut from way back in the day, but I'm a Newbie here. 45 years of fascination with the bicycle and I come here to find I still have so much more to learn. Great...
02-26-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,804
Posted By d_dutchison

Beautiful bike. I'd say that a repaint which...

Beautiful bike. I'd say that a repaint which would do this frame justice would run somewhere north of $1000 with masked and lined lugs, masked dropouts, box pin-striping, restored decals etc. I...
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