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06-16-19, 06:50 PM
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06-16-19, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Binky

Black Beauty...

Black Beauty...https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1420x1243/2019_06_13_06_51_49_8c592daf9e10b6070efc468126d97d69affe0dc4.jpg...
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Views: 704
Posted By Binky

I found this one at a garage sale today, in...

I found this one at a garage sale today, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
...
05-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Binky

Today I rode a LEGEND...

Today I rode a LEGEND... that I found at a yard sale this morning.

Its been a while since I posted so I'll see if I can remember how to post pictures.

Here it is in all its glory:
And I hope...
05-09-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Binky

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it. ...

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it.

The next time I'm in the local shop that sells Specialized accessories, I'll ask if they have one...

Binky
03-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By Binky

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion...

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion that penetrants have not worked, I have always had success with carefully thinning the wall of the stem with a drill and PATIENTLY using a hacksaw...
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. I just found it in the...

Thanks for the reply.
I just found it in the 2008 Raleigh catalog and you are right on about the price - $500.00 US, or about $700.00 Canadian, but the reviews are actually very favourable regarding...
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Binky

Questions about 24-speed Aluminum Raleigh Sport

I have a few questions about a 6061 aluminum 24-speed Raleigh Sport my wife picked up. Like a LOT of Raleigh models, it is just called "Sport".
Someone gave it to her because she found the brifters...
03-10-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,579
Posted By Binky

Just as pretty from the...

Just as pretty from the back...https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2017_05_23_14_47_39_d5de33113dd038d34d368239f2aebb4a0f829102.jpg...
03-10-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,579
Posted By Binky

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Views: 652
Posted By Binky

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a...

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a new home.
02-22-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that...

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that have a 1" tube and will accept a 7/8" quill, then you are in good company. That is the normal and default style for Bianchi bikes of that era, and...
02-21-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi...

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi Super Grizzly, probably from 1988 or 1989.

You will have no trouble finding a parts bike. Either of those steel all-terrain bikes that I posted...
02-21-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

Well, when he comes back to check his messages ...

Well, when he comes back to check his messages maybe he can tell us which of us has the more accurate idea of the Grizzly frame he picked up. If it looks like the Grizzly you found on the internet...
02-21-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from...

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from the late 1980s, one of those old rigid steel all-terrain bikes.
Please correct me if I am mistaken.
It would probably be a good idea if we actually...
02-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could...

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could strip EVERYTHING out of the donor's head tube, including the pressed in chromed bosses, to see if they can be moved over, forks and all, and re-used...
02-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID...

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID of the fork tube, or put in a 7/8" quill and see it it rattles around like a dick in a bowler hat.

Are we looking for a fatter than usual...
02-21-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Binky

Just look around. There are some incredibly...

Just look around. There are some incredibly well-equipped older steel "all-terrain" bikes that you can pick up for next to nothing, if not free, simply by putting an add on the local Buy 'n'Sell....
02-19-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Binky

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for...

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for winter riding, including this antique TREK 830.
Ugly as sin but the fenders on it have saved me a lot of grief.
Its a good idea, in my opinion, to have...
02-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Binky

Thanks !!! Binky

Thanks !!!

Binky
02-15-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Binky

A question about gators...

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Back when I used to ride motorcycles, on and off road, I was always...
02-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Binky

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand...

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand (Specialized Part No. 9899-3002) that looks like it might be what I want -- but I have a 2017 RockHopper Sport 29r frame and the website says it...
02-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Binky

Kickstand for Rockhopper Frame

Greetings !

I know that a kickstand does not belong on a real bike of any sort, just being extra weight to be carried every kilometer (or mile) and something extra to foul on the underbrush, but I...
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Views: 2,241
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! Binky

Thanks !!

Binky
01-30-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By Binky

Just drill it out and put a nut and bolt through...

Just drill it out and put a nut and bolt through it, or one of those cam locks like this:
...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,241
Posted By Binky

Are you still looking ?? There is some...

Are you still looking ??
There is some confusion about Miele Pegasus bikes.
Sources on the internet indicate that the bike was only built for two years, 1993 and 1994, but a search for Miele...
01-27-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,326
Posted By Binky

Today's special. I think it is a 1994 Miele...

Today's special. I think it is a 1994 Miele Pegasus, but I might be wrong...
...
01-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Binky

This one, very similar to the other one, just...

This one, very similar to the other one, just showed up locally on the local BBS with a link to eBay... where it is listed under "Ritchey Softride MB" if you want to have a look. He says it is...
01-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 566,798
Posted By Binky

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01-24-19, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Binky

Before and after.... The original picture...

Before and after....

The original picture from the ad on the local buy and sell website ... and recent picture.
...
01-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 86,647
Posted By Binky

Another pair of older low-end Panasonic bikes.......

Another pair of older low-end Panasonic bikes....

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Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Binky

We have quite a few around Southern Ontario. They...

We have quite a few around Southern Ontario. They used to be quite common.
I picked up two of them in the same week during the past summer.
They were free.
One of them was a newer mountain bike...
01-15-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,573
Posted By Binky

Try BEFORE you buy, even if it means renting or...

Try BEFORE you buy, even if it means renting or borrowing.

I have a nice tandem that my wife has been on exactly ONE TIME.

I ride it alone sometimes.

Bink
01-14-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,008
Posted By Binky

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12-25-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By Binky

Looks perfectly normal to me. Here in...

Looks perfectly normal to me.

Here in Canada, we still expect to see a red reflector on the rear wheel and a yellow reflector on the front wheel and a little white forward-facing reflector on the...
12-25-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By Binky

I suspect that these bikes are Made in China...

I suspect that these bikes are Made in China (CKD), for export with final assembly in the destination jurisdiction.
Anyone who sells or imports bikes into Canada or the States must equip them with...
12-25-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By Binky

This sort of thing irks me...

This sort of thing irks me...

One of the biggest commercial bike sellers in my area is flogging these hybrid bikes and this is the picture of the bike they have on their website.
Yes, the rear...
12-21-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By Binky

Yeah: I love it when that happens. I changed...

Yeah: I love it when that happens. I changed the big rubber bellows seal on the front of a front-loading washing machine last year after watching the videos on YouTube and the videos showed the old...
12-21-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By Binky

This is what you need. The things to be careful...

This is what you need. The things to be careful of are that you get the right DIAMETER pin (either 9.0 or 9.5mm) and that you remove the old ones without hammering on them so hard that you imprint...
12-17-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Binky

Must see the before and after pix of the Gitane. ...

Must see the before and after pix of the Gitane.
Here are mine: a $20 CAN (about $15 US) find on the local Buy and Sell a few years ago for a three wheeled "tandem" bike...
The guy who made the...
12-17-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By Binky

You need something like what I've got: These tall...

You need something like what I've got: These tall relics only come out when there is either the threat of snow... or actual snow on the ground...
...
Forum: Touring
12-09-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the suggestions. "No Control" indeed...

Thanks for the suggestions.
"No Control" indeed !!!
If my memory serves me well, the bike was well under US $40 and I have lots of other bikes to ride without blowing a wad fixing up this relic. ...
12-08-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,842
Posted By Binky

I do.... bits & pieces... derailleurs, pedals,...

I do.... bits & pieces... derailleurs, pedals, brakes, levers...

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Forum: Touring
12-08-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By Binky

You are right. Actually, I am not far from the...

You are right. Actually, I am not far from the Holland Marsh, out on the east side of Toronto, and we have eskers and a few drumlins, imported during a recent ice age strictly for viewing, but no...
Forum: Touring
12-07-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the vote of confidence. The Nishiki...

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
The Nishiki International just got new crank bearings with fresh grease, and the wheel bearings greased and the freewheel flushed, and a pair of Vittoria Open...
Forum: Touring
12-07-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,970
Posted By Binky

Too Old for Touring...

Not me, the bikes.

I picked up these Japanese relics for a song.
Other than a thick coating of dust both bikes appeared to be in decent shape and neither one of them got used much beyond a few...
12-05-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Binky

Check out your local Buy'n'Sell and see if you...

Check out your local Buy'n'Sell and see if you can spot a bunch of ads from someone who routinely flips bikes. Anyone who does this ends up with a pile of spare parts and will likely have a selection...
10-23-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Binky

Hmmmmm...... I'm picking up a peculiar vibe...

Hmmmmm...... I'm picking up a peculiar vibe here and it has nothing to do with chain rings.

Has Canada been in the news lately ?

bink
10-22-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Binky

If the bike is USED it is possible (unlikely, but...

If the bike is USED it is possible (unlikely, but possible) that the previous owner has had issues with the adjustable cup coming loose and has assembled it with a couple of drops of blue (removable...
10-22-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Binky

Right.... Thanks guys. Bink

Right....

Thanks guys.

Bink
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