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Posted By Binky

Too late. Found a set of Mafac levers in the junk...

Too late. Found a set of Mafac levers in the junk box in the basement.

I cleaned it up a bit last night and took it for a ride today.
There was a stitched leather saddle with it as hard as wood....
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Views: 489
Posted By Binky

WONDERFUL !! Thanks for the reply. I was...

WONDERFUL !!

Thanks for the reply. I was hoping that it was a good one.
Fifty-year-old PX-10 is good.
I will repost a picture here once I get it cleaned up.
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Views: 489
Posted By Binky

Old Peugeot... How old and what model ?

Old Peugeot... Help appreciated.

How old and what model ?

A neighbour gave me this old white Peugeot today. It came to me minus brake levers and all cables & housings.
Nothing but potential,...
06-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

As a general rule, America leads by example and...

As a general rule, America leads by example and the rest of the world follows....
But here in Canada we tend to still favour British English over Simplified English, in honour of our colonial...
06-23-20, 09:31 AM
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Views: 383
Posted By Binky

It is a calliper. Not a caliper. Other than...

It is a calliper. Not a caliper.

Other than that, a very helpful comment.

FRO.

Bink
06-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

Bring it to a shop ! Are you mad ?? I fix...

Bring it to a shop !
Are you mad ??
I fix bikes that have been taken to shops !!
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The thimbles are working just fine and the threads...
06-22-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

The adjusters are not frozen: I can turn them a...

The adjusters are not frozen: I can turn them a few degrees CW and CCW, and the threads look clean.
I just didn't want to risk doing damage through impatience.

They are OK now. I gave them both a...
06-22-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

So is it on a detent spring or something ?? It...

So is it on a detent spring or something ??
It won't budge and the thimbles do not turn...

Am I just not applying enough force turning the thimbles.

I do want to be careful and avoid doing...
06-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

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06-22-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

Button on the back of Shimano 600 calliper...

We'll try this again.
I asked about fine adjusting the brake cable on Shimano 600 / Ultegra 6400 callipers and people who replied thought that I did not know what the adjustment thimble was for.
...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

I'm not sure what the deal is with the forks. ...

I'm not sure what the deal is with the forks.
There is a collared socket on each where the quick release snugs up and bottoms ... just like the rear drop outs, but they are THICK, white like cast...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

VERY similar. This Thin Blue Line is actually...

VERY similar.
This Thin Blue Line is actually a pretty nice bike !
I won't let the kids take it to Toronto...
Thanks for all the fish.
Bink...
06-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Binky

Ha ha ha... Thanks for the replies, guys. OK I...

Ha ha ha... Thanks for the replies, guys.
OK I get it that you turn the thimble with or against the spring pressure to adjust the cable length.
The thing is, this plastic insert that the metal...
06-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Binky

Question about Shimano 600 brake adjustment

The Forum is having issues today... so we'll see if this goes through.

I need to know how to use the fine adjustment thimble on Shimano 600 Ultegra 6400 brake callipers...

Picked up a gorgeous...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

I rode it twice today and it is harsh but fair....

I rode it twice today and it is harsh but fair. In fact, it is delightful. The brifters actually work. The 700 X 23C Hutchinson tires are in nice condition, but the seller warned me that the rear...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

Wow !!! Thanks for dropping in. The guy I got...

Wow !!!
Thanks for dropping in.
The guy I got it from said that it "cost a lot" when he bought it, but I hear that so often that I really didn't take it in.
With the Covid-19 thing happening, I...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

No doubt: The picture with the Ritchey Logic...

No doubt: The picture with the Ritchey Logic sticker shows "Silent Sports" printed on the seat stays. I found the name on some good-looking off-road bikes but not much in the way of road...
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Views: 524
Posted By Binky

16-speed Thin Blue Line... ?

With years of flipping I thought I had seen almost everything, but a neighbour dug out this old 16-speed Thin Blue Line "Bolt" complete with a cute little lightning bolt beside the name.

Nice...
05-12-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Binky

I never thought of that. I do have a gallon jug...

I never thought of that.
I do have a gallon jug of green Slime sealer. I'll give it a shot.
Maybe these tires can be rejuvenated so at least who ever buys the bike can take it for a test ride !!
...
05-12-20, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Binky

I have had good luck in the past with tubulars......

I have had good luck in the past with tubulars... sometimes generating good will by offering them for free in the past on this Forum.
I live close to the 401 highway about 50 km (30 miles) east of...
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Views: 528
Posted By Binky

Amen to the frame geometry. Here are a couple I...

Amen to the frame geometry. Here are a couple I picked up. Low end components but swell frames...

Bink
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Posted By Binky

Very much as said above, but there are a lot of...

Very much as said above, but there are a lot of these around. I picked this one up last summer at a yard sale for either $20 or $25 Canadian ($15 to $20 US) and a larger free purple GT Talera that I...
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Views: 382
Posted By Binky

In my opinion, and from personal experience, the...

In my opinion, and from personal experience, the Nishiki Kodiak from the late 1980s, early 1990s, was and is a decent bike, very much on par with the Bianchi Grizzly of the same era, and came with...
04-20-20, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Binky

Hardly any time at all. Maybe 4 hours or so. ...

Hardly any time at all. Maybe 4 hours or so.
From years of flipping I have no end of spares.
The bike was stored indoors and the grime on the frame was mysteriously water-soluable.
Most of it...
04-17-20, 01:00 PM
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Views: 2,625
Posted By Binky

Lots of them around here, too, especially for...

Lots of them around here, too, especially for older riders who can't afford Chinese bikes...

Here's three of mine:

...
04-17-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Binky

Right you are.... My bad. Bink

Right you are....

My bad.

Bink
04-17-20, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Binky

Feast your eyes. Like a lot of the old steel...

Feast your eyes.
Like a lot of the old steel bikes in Canada, the Bianchi got a lot of time in storage.
Dirty but no rust. And too small for me but I couldn't resist it.
I have some new off-road...
04-12-20, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Binky

Bianchi Super Grizzly

Bianchi Super Grizzly & DB Ascent EX
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03-30-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Binky

Still my favourite Before & After Benotto Tandem

Still my absolute favourite "Before & After" : Benotto Tandem. First picture as found for sale on Kijiji, with three wheels on a rural property in southern Ontario..
Paid $20 CDN (about $15 US). ...
03-24-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Binky

Reply to questions about the hangers... The...

Reply to questions about the hangers...
The celeste Bianchi bikes are a Super Grizzly and a 1989 QUATTRO.
...
03-23-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Binky

No kidding. I can't give stuff away. Posted...

No kidding.
I can't give stuff away.
Posted these bikes in the local buy and sell, got no offers, no replies...\

...
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Views: 455
Posted By Binky

Yikes !!! Actually my wife's find. It had a...

Yikes !!! Actually my wife's find.
It had a blond Brooks saddle and she wanted the seat....
I'll wait until all of the snow melts and put it on CL and we'll see where it goes.
Thanks !!

Bink
...
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Views: 455
Posted By Binky

What is this old 5-speed Peugeot worth?

It is in decent condition and
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03-22-20, 03:27 PM
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Views: 568
Posted By Binky

Yeah - the tires are 650B. And the generator work...

Yeah - the tires are 650B. And the generator work and the lights light up !!
My wife picked it up in trade a few years ago because it had a new blond leather Brooks saddle but it has a 23 inch...
03-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Binky

Can anyone identify the age and model of this Peugeot relic ??

Can anyone identify the age and model of this
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02-26-20, 07:49 PM
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Views: 1,859
Posted By Binky

I may have one for you. Post a picture... ...

I may have one for you. Post a picture...

Binky.
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

When you are right, you are right. I will try...

When you are right, you are right.
I will try to re-home it locally.
Because I care....

I only care that it should go to a good home... one with lots of disposable income and a desire to share...
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

Now, thats the thing: It measures 21 inches from...

Now, thats the thing: It measures 21 inches from BB to centre of top tube: definitely not my size.
I hoped that my wife would get some use out of it, but she has easily 4 or 6 bikes that she...
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

That is how I found the auction item shown above....

That is how I found the auction item shown above.
I did a search of completed auctions and of other Cannondale bikes and that treasure showed up.
There really are not enough comparable or similar...
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

What do you think of this active eBay listing for...

What do you think of this active eBay listing for something very similar.
Is this crazy or insane ?
...
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Views: 660
Posted By Binky

Posted on Kijiji in Toronto for $300 (Canadian)...

Posted on Kijiji in Toronto for $300 (Canadian) or best offer.

Sold within a couple of hours for $250 (about $200 US).

Gonzo.

Bink.
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

Thanks... So you think $400 US ($500...

Thanks...

So you think $400 US ($500 Canadian) would be reasonable ?
The guy gave me the original paperwork from when he bought it for $1,195.00 Canadian in May, 1988.

So do you think it is...
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Views: 869
Posted By Binky

Value: 1987 Cannondale ST600 ?

I think I traded a Raleigh mountain bike for this about 6 years ago hoping my wife would use it more than she has.
It worked out well for all concerned.
He wasn't using this and he got a bike that...
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Views: 660
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! I will put it onto the Toronto CL...

Thanks !!

I will put it onto the Toronto CL and Kijiji for $200 Canadian (about $150 US) and hope that someone has Christmas money burning a hole in their pocket.

Bink
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Views: 660
Posted By Binky

1991 (?) Trek 720 Multitrack Question...

1991 (?) Trek 720 Multitrack ?

I know that TREK re-cycled some of their model names and produced high, middle, and low quality and priced bikes with the same name.
I know that SOME of the Trek...
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Views: 502
Posted By Binky

Thanks !!! Bink

Thanks !!!

Bink
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Views: 502
Posted By Binky

Here is the sticker... ...

Here is the sticker...


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Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Binky

Help identifying older Bianchi...

What model of Bianchi is this one ??
The little name decal has been reduced to just one or two little blue and pink dots.
It has the Made in Italy sticker, and a Columbus frame, and the complete...
11-22-19, 12:15 PM
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Views: 365
Posted By Binky

Please Help Identify Brooks Saddle...

Please Help Identify Brooks Saddle...

I rescued a nice old Gitane.

Unfortunately it has flat sewn-up tires mounted on old Mavic rims - but it has a decent saddle in not bad shape, a "Brooks...
11-04-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Binky

Thanks, guys. I just sent off a note to SILCA...

Thanks, guys. I just sent off a note to SILCA (with a couple of pictures) asking for information about the pump and information about getting a seal kit in case it ever needs to be repaired or...
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