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03-08-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Narhay

Every GCN vintage bike test: boy this bike I did...

Every GCN vintage bike test: boy this bike I did nothing to maintain mechanically other than a surficial tidy up sure is a pig to ride! And yes, this one had me cringing. Why mod such a crap bike...
02-26-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Narhay

I'm not seeing the need for a repaint. Some black...

I'm not seeing the need for a repaint. Some black testors paint and a bit of touch up could go a long way.
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Narhay

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it...

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it would depend on your plans for it.
02-20-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Narhay

Apparently the saddle is a bit tilted forward. I...

Apparently the saddle is a bit tilted forward. I really like the black LX hubs.

https://i.imgur.com/iDaBJBU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G4OOy8w.jpg

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02-20-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Narhay

Put the crown race remover on the crown race....

Put the crown race remover on the crown race. Then find a well supported space like between 2 2x4s to put the fork between but narrow enough to hold the remover on each side. Put a junk headset top...
02-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By Narhay

Friends and family and outside Ebay = no recourse...

Friends and family and outside Ebay = no recourse if it doesnt get shipped or it arrives damaged or not as described. Theres only negative for you. The seller may be trying to honestly save a few...
02-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By Narhay

Every second spoke, assuming drive side, means...

Every second spoke, assuming drive side, means they used too long spokes on the side that gets dished over and needs slightly shorter spokes. That being said I would still just file the ends off and...
02-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By Narhay

You're doing 36 hole hub on 40 hole rim or the...

You're doing 36 hole hub on 40 hole rim or the other way around?

If it is tensioned properly and round and true just take a file to the protruding heads. Spokes are very soft and will melt under...
02-15-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Narhay

Finished this one off for now. It may end up in...

Finished this one off for now. It may end up in my brother's hands. Wheels are nice except for a small divot on the rear rim. I would ride it before deciding whether or not it merits a new rim but it...
02-14-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,990
Posted By Narhay

Buy the right bike at the right price. There are...

Buy the right bike at the right price. There are very many bikes that just arent worth it. This is rule number one. Midrange quality or better. Complete road bikes are my best purchases. No rust, no...
02-03-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Narhay

This is a Made in Japan Peugeot with British...

This is a Made in Japan Peugeot with British threading and French/Japanese components. It also has a 22.2 stem and 25.4 bar clamp. Very convenient.

I am erring on the side that the Regina would...
02-01-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Narhay

The saddle is worth at least that. Would make a...

The saddle is worth at least that. Would make a fine crowning piece on an early Paramount.
02-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By Narhay

It is always a good day when all 5 bolts make...

It is always a good day when all 5 bolts make that crack and loosen without the little pin tool. And yes, my hands have been bloodied by that stupid tool but at least it has worked every time....
01-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,117
Posted By Narhay

These would have come with weinmann centerpulls...

These would have come with weinmann centerpulls and levers.
01-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,695
Posted By Narhay

Thanks. Here are some more photos. I took it for...

Thanks. Here are some more photos. I took it for a test down the road and it was flawless. Pretty happy when a bike is built in the stand and works how you expect. It does show its age and it was...
01-24-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,695
Posted By Narhay

Got around to rebuilding this one. The front rim...

Got around to rebuilding this one. The front rim was dented so I ended up borrowing a set of Campagnolo tipo hubs with Wolber Super Champion rims. They are in beautiful condition and butter smooth....
01-14-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By Narhay

I am usually pulling down at the drops and out to...

I am usually pulling down at the drops and out to the sides rather than toward the middle. To this end, to stop the tape edges from furling upward I always wrap bottom to top.
01-10-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Narhay

I continued insulating and ill probably do a bit...

I continued insulating and ill probably do a bit more this evening but this was built in the basement. Mostly campagnolo nuovo record and some Miche/Ofmega parts. Likely chosen as price point...
01-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,298
Posted By Narhay

I lived in a condo for years and my bikes tended...

I lived in a condo for years and my bikes tended to invade the living room as the only place I could work on them. I did hear a lot about it and it was a point of contention at times. I tried keeping...
12-30-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/haDm2uG.jpg ...

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12-26-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Narhay

Are you sure it is bent? I have an early mtb fork...

Are you sure it is bent? I have an early mtb fork and it is also milled at an angle like that to provide rake.
12-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By Narhay

Maybe it is obvious it is a team bike to others...

Maybe it is obvious it is a team bike to others based on frame details but I would hope they have some documentation to prove it. Otherwise they have an orange merckx with a signature on the top...
12-15-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Narhay

I used to be a black or white bar tape guy. Then...

I used to be a black or white bar tape guy. Then I did red on 2 bikes and that was nice. For this one, black.
12-04-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,403
Posted By Narhay

I see they have opted for a Dutch style lock...

I see they have opted for a Dutch style lock front brake for instant spoke bending endo inducing stopping power.

https://biketheftintilburg.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/dutch-bike-lock-axa.jpg
11-22-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

I'm a victim of manufacturing delays. Maybe next...

I'm a victim of manufacturing delays. Maybe next week, maybe next month. That's ok, I understand everything is taking longer and hope they can build the doors and stay healthy.
11-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,157
Posted By Narhay

Which one is before and which is after again?

Which one is before and which is after again?
11-14-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

You know, I just may be able to fit a bed up...

You know, I just may be able to fit a bed up there. Almost like it was designed as such...
11-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

The trench is for my electrical conduit. I was...

The trench is for my electrical conduit. I was also thinking of the wall hooks idea.

https://i.imgur.com/u4tBYQJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lGh8mS3.jpg
11-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

I would have liked a few extra feet but in the...

I would have liked a few extra feet but in the land of postage stamp lots in the big city we would have had to go to city council to get approval to build any larger. This would be a significant cost...
11-12-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,061
Posted By Narhay

Wife thinks we will be parking in here...

Ok, we will, but there will be a thin 2' wide strip on the side and on the wall for bike and snowblower storage. I will have to figure out how that will all work together when we shoehorn the car in...
11-10-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Narhay

You could try getting a very long seatpost and...

You could try getting a very long seatpost and gently working the dent out from the inside.
11-08-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Narhay

Managed to get to the old sintered pads out and...

Managed to get to the old sintered pads out and replaced them with new kool stops. Couldnt let the holders go to waste like that.

https://i.imgur.com/fHhXcYs.jpg
11-01-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Narhay

Good eye. Tommy Thompson, Don Valley...

Good eye.

Tommy Thompson, Don Valley eastern arm, Guildwood/Hill Cres path, the lake next to the wastewater plant in east Scarborough, unnamed path near Chine Dr. and some local neighbourhood...
11-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Narhay

Winter is coming

If my Strava data over the past couple years is any indicator the biking season here (or at least my tolerance for it) looks to be coming to an end in the next few weeks. Next week is supposed to be...
10-27-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,695
Posted By Narhay

My old MK I was a 1974 model I believe. You have...

My old MK I was a 1974 model I believe. You have a good memory to summon that one up from 5+ years ago. Here she is. Last I saw of her she was driving away in the trunk of a very leggy lady.
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10-26-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,695
Posted By Narhay

I believe the whole thing to be original and...

I believe the whole thing to be original and unmolested. I think the PO rode it out from the shop, didnt change a thing and then stored it for years.
10-26-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,695
Posted By Narhay

1976 Raleigh Super Course Mk II

I picked this up from the original owner a few days ago. It is a bit crusty in places but I am maybe overly optimistic some judicious use of a brass wire wheel should tidy it up nicely.

WP600K71...
10-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Narhay

When truing bladed spokes I put some electrical...

When truing bladed spokes I put some electrical tape on adjustable wrench to hold the blade in place so it doesnt twist while i turn the nipple.

Unfortunately you're going to learn about mavic...
10-21-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Narhay

That is a great restoration. Paint came out...

That is a great restoration. Paint came out nicely. I'm sure your father would be proud.
10-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Narhay

Rossin guaranteed tubing. Here she is as of now....

Rossin guaranteed tubing. Here she is as of now. Headset and bottom bracket repacked and spinning smoothly again. Other than hoods and pads I have everything I need.
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10-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Narhay

I purchased Dia-Compe 204 hoods. My understanding...

I purchased Dia-Compe 204 hoods. My understanding is that these fit the modolo hoods.

I'll get some touch up paint for the levers and fill in the letters again and blacken some of the scratches...
10-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Narhay

1984 Miele Nuova Corsa

I bought this at a pre-reno sale. Looked good. Then I got home and the seatpost was stuck. I soaked in WD40, took the clamp off, put it in the sewer grate out front and twisted. After lots and lots...
10-17-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,692
Posted By Narhay

I found one of my keepers had minor kickstand...

I found one of my keepers had minor kickstand damage and another has a teent tiny ripple on the seat tube. I lost sleep for two, maybe three days and then I slowly came to terms with it.
10-16-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,679
Posted By Narhay

Oh, ooh I know. You're riding garden hoses...

Oh, ooh I know.

You're riding garden hoses instead of proper tires.

:lol:
10-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Narhay

Your dad's is the nicest of the bunch but all are...

Your dad's is the nicest of the bunch but all are my size. I would suggest only one thing - shorten your brake cable housings.
10-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,695
Posted By Narhay

Clean, well photographed, accurate description...

Clean, well photographed, accurate description part out will net you the most money. If you want $400 your best bet is to sell the whole thing locally and someone will probably give you your $400.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,310
Posted By Narhay

Try aligning the rear derailleur hanger. Take the...

Try aligning the rear derailleur hanger. Take the rd off and inspect it to see if it has developed play along the pivots. Replace the cables and housings throughout. If the rd has indeed worn out a...
10-02-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,843
Posted By Narhay

This is really great. Thanks for the photos. ...

This is really great. Thanks for the photos.

I've never done a bike tour but two days is a manageable distance and timeline.
10-01-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,481
Posted By Narhay

Very nice. Those michelin world tour tires were...

Very nice. Those michelin world tour tires were worlds better than the Kendas in the 500+km I rode on the tan wall version but I always wanted to try the panaracer col de la vie 650A tires.

I used...
10-01-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,889
Posted By Narhay

So that International has a few things going for...

So that International has a few things going for it that make it a bit nicer than your garden variety international.

Newer brooks
Bar end shifters
Upgraded to record brakes and levers
cinelli...
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