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11-27-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 762
Posted By randyjawa

CCM managed to get it right at least once. This...

CCM managed to get it right at least once. This beautiful gold plated machine really blew my kilt up. I actually got in trouble just looking at it when stuck in the Calgary airport one day shortly...
11-26-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By randyjawa

Gotta admire the clever nutcracker positioning of...

Gotta admire the clever nutcracker positioning of the saddle. Ouch, mile after mile. That said, I do agree 100$ with WGB's comment in post #7.
11-26-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 762
Posted By randyjawa

Pooey stinko!!! ...

Pooey stinko!!!

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Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By randyjawa

The first thing I noticed was the after market...

The first thing I noticed was the after market front fork. Why was the fork replaced? Most likely because the original one was damaged (bent it a crash). With that in mind, I would turn my...
11-24-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,210
Posted By randyjawa

I love to find, street restore and ride my...

I love to find, street restore and ride my vintage road bikes but I not fool myself into believing that they can offer the ride quality, or user friendliness or dependability of something newer. The...
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By randyjawa

Value depends on many things - make, model,...

Value depends on many things - make, model, vintage, condition, size, area of location and marketing skills. As it sits, I would not hesitate to pay $500.00 for the bike and, again as it sits, I...
11-24-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

I have never owned a vintage bicycle as old as I...

I have never owned a vintage bicycle as old as I am. But that just makes me old, not vintage. Vintage = something of age not someone of age. That's my two cents worth and since two cents is now...
11-24-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,147
Posted By randyjawa

This would blow my kilt up... ...

This would blow my kilt up...
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But, on pension payday (four days...
11-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By randyjawa

Just type down tube bicycle shifter drawing into...

Just type down tube bicycle shifter drawing into a search and look to see what comes up. Chances are you will find what you seek......
11-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By randyjawa

That set-up looks screwy to me:-)

That set-up looks screwy to me:-)
11-24-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By randyjawa

In a private message, I asked for a picture....

In a private message, I asked for a picture. Forget that request. I do have an orphan and it matches. I will send it when I next to to the city and let you know when it is in the mail. Hope that...
11-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 319
Posted By randyjawa

Had I known a few hours ago, I would have looked...

Had I known a few hours ago, I would have looked when I went to my summer cottage (that is where I keep my stash). I am pretty sure that I have a period and, perhaps, even model correct crank set in...
11-24-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By randyjawa

Last winter's project - a free Torpado that ended...

Last winter's project - a free Torpado that ended up costing me over $400.00 CND (paint, decals, tires, cables and a better transmission)...


Went from Extra to Velox......
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By randyjawa

I use the Accushift barcons on my Bianchi that I...

I use the Accushift barcons on my Bianchi that I use for five months each year in Jamaica. Put simply, they are great! The ease of use and precision cannot be faulted......
11-23-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 319
Posted By randyjawa

Several Merciers, all lower end, have come my way...

Several Merciers, all lower end, have come my way over the years. They are OK riders but none have ever stood out as exceptional. The livery, however, always screams vintage as far as I am concerned...
11-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By randyjawa

Designed for ridding in the deep snow of...

Designed for ridding in the deep snow of Canada!-( Just kidding, of course.
11-22-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By randyjawa

Make is road worthy and safe to ride. Spend as...

Make is road worthy and safe to ride. Spend as little as possible and enjoy the Junk Bike experience. I always have a Junk Bike in my little stable. A bike that I can use for utilitarian riding...
11-22-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By randyjawa

Simply put I do not use temporary bar tape even...

Simply put I do not use temporary bar tape even though I tend to use really inexpensive stuff ($2.70 US shipped to my door)......
11-22-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By randyjawa

In my opinion, there is not quick, easy cheap way...

In my opinion, there is not quick, easy cheap way to paint a bike. If you want easy, relatively cheap, good looking and durable, accept the suggestion already mentioned and have the bike powder...
11-21-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By randyjawa

I am sure that I do and will look when I go back...

I am sure that I do and will look when I go back to my summer cottage (couple of days). If so, it is yours as I in a "pass it on" debt at the moment. I will even cover shipping cost which won't be...
11-21-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By randyjawa

I loved mine and you will love yours... ...

I loved mine and you will love yours...
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Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By randyjawa

Cleaned up and sold "as found" will reap the best...

Cleaned up and sold "as found" will reap the best profit every time, assuming that "as found" is original in all ways. Restored will, more often than not, create a loss in the pocket book but will...
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By randyjawa

The OP will love his Motobecane Grand Prix. Of...

The OP will love his Motobecane Grand Prix. Of that I am certain, assuming it is a good fit.

My Motobecane was one of my favorite bicycles. The black tubes with red head tube, coupled with that...
11-19-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By randyjawa

For what it is worth, my opinion regarding pedals...

For what it is worth, my opinion regarding pedals is that the SPD style pedal with appropriate mountain bike SPD shoes is the best possible upgrade that anyone can make to a bicycle. Up front, the...
11-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By randyjawa

jonny7... If I did own such a bike, I can...

jonny7...

If I did own such a bike, I can not remember. Forgive me for this as over 500 vintage road bikes have passed through my hands over the years. Perhaps you are thinking of this Fiori that...
11-19-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By randyjawa

I do my best to street restore using period...

I do my best to street restore using period correct components only, however; I use SPD pedals on all of my bikes, regardless of vintage or model......
11-17-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By randyjawa

The best riding bike I ever owned, and I have...

The best riding bike I ever owned, and I have owned quite a few, was my Allez Pro......
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By randyjawa

Value of Early Seventies Bianchi...

I just might buy this too big for me early seventies Bianchi but I would like some opinions regarding how much it is really worth in today's vintage bicycle market. Basically, it is in good shape...
11-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By randyjawa

These days and for many days before, I always...

These days and for many days before, I always clean up the seat tube cavity. I start by filing or champering the inside edge of the slot at the back (usually) of the seat tube lug. Then I use emery...
11-09-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By randyjawa

I, also, have a late sixties Carlton, a Grand...

I, also, have a late sixties Carlton, a Grand Prix, that bears the Raleigh head badge. These were imported to the North Americian market during the dramatically increased demand for bikes during the...
11-08-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By randyjawa

Frames do wear out, due to cracks, damage and...

Frames do wear out, due to cracks, damage and even oxidation. Damage is the biggest issue. Paint that looks like this......
11-08-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado Bell and Kindness...

Every now and again, the kindness of others lifts me up. RidesACarlton, a fellow forum member contacted me a short while ago and suggested that I needed to install this......
10-31-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By randyjawa

The most common cause of ring wobble is bent...

The most common cause of ring wobble is bent rings. Check wobble on both rings. If both wobble, then consider the spider to be bent. If only one, usually the big ring, wobbles, the ring is the...
10-31-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By randyjawa

Get some Proofhide and lather/rub into top and...

Get some Proofhide and lather/rub into top and under sides. Put the saddle in a plastic bar, dark color preferred, and place it in the sun. The sun will warm the whole works up, allowing the...
10-31-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By randyjawa

Being somewhat old fashioned, I made a form for...

Being somewhat old fashioned, I made a form for myself and use it to keep information pertaining to bikes found over the years. This is partially what it looks like and has proved useful time and...
10-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,138
Posted By randyjawa

Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to...

Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use......
10-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By randyjawa

Almost any seed will do, depending on who or what...

Almost any seed will do, depending on who or what decides to live in the bottom bracket......
Replies: 54
Views: 4,331
Posted By randyjawa

As I age and have also lost storage space, I feel...

As I age and have also lost storage space, I feel you. I have done this, reduced the stable size, three times now. I have been fortunate enough to locate shops that deal in vintage bicycles and...
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By randyjawa

The Peugeot 103 tube set is just fine and,...

The Peugeot 103 tube set is just fine and, believe it or not, one of my favorites. Sure there are more exotic tube sets available but the 103 works great, in my opinion. At $30 it would already be in...
09-30-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By randyjawa

Is the blue one still available? If so, I am very...

Is the blue one still available? If so, I am very interested.
09-30-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By randyjawa

I liberally apply ProofHide to all exposed...

I liberally apply ProofHide to all exposed leather surface. Then I put the saddle in a plastic bag (darker plastic is best). Then I put the whole works in a window indoors that gets plenty of sun....
09-30-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By randyjawa

In place of a heat gun, a simple hair dryer will...

In place of a heat gun, a simple hair dryer will work just fine. I, personally, do not like the government's useless license place sticker, and almost always get rid of them. That said, if...
09-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,295
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick... ...

1958 Rabeneick...
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1968 Legnano......
09-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,203
Posted By randyjawa

I cannot afford to restore a bike unless it...

I cannot afford to restore a bike unless it arrives in super, complete and cosmetically sound condition. Restoration is expensive!

I have, however, "street restored" quite a few bikes, including...
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By randyjawa

As a rider, the patina and what ever workable...

As a rider, the patina and what ever workable components fitted would be just fine. That said, the bike does have collectable value and should never be left unattended. It is a high candidate for...
09-15-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By randyjawa

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome...

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome cleaning procedure for many years and am usually totally impressed with the result......
09-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By randyjawa

Years ago I made my first attempt to do water...

Years ago I made my first attempt to do water slide decals. I learned that using clear decal paper resulted in diminished colors (should have printed on white decal paper). Not sure if this is the...
09-07-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By randyjawa

Great find! You seem good at getting the coolest...

Great find! You seem good at getting the coolest bicycles. I am envious. Have fun with it.
09-04-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By randyjawa

My Quintanna Roo - fast, for sure, and light...

My Quintanna Roo - fast, for sure, and light compared to steel frames. Sadly, I have absolutely ho love for the bike and it still hangs waiting for something......
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By randyjawa

Nishiki, I think

Nishiki, I think
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