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03-18-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By d_dutchison

Thanks everyone for the responses, they tend to...

Thanks everyone for the responses, they tend to fall in line with my thoughts which are an average of 45 min to an hour, 30 min as a best case and 2 hrs in the worst. Of course it varies widely with...
03-17-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By d_dutchison

How Long Should A Professional Bike Tech Spend On A Tune-up

This question is aimed at my fellow working professional bike techs and managers, though Iím sure the answers would be of interest to any new mechanics entering the field.

What constitutes a...
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By d_dutchison

I can see your point, Raleigh never made a crummy...

I can see your point, Raleigh never made a crummy bike either, but both of them did make a lot of utility grade bikes, and low end economy copies of their top end bikes.

With the above example,...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,982
Posted By d_dutchison

To be fair, what he finds would be of no interest...

To be fair, what he finds would be of no interest to any of the bike buyers here.
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By d_dutchison

Hate to disagree with you but Legnano was kind of...

Hate to disagree with you but Legnano was kind of the Raleigh of Italy, and made bikes in a wide range of qualities and styles.

The main difference between their top line Tipo Roma and the second...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By d_dutchison

For an starting price of 35.000 euros and the...

For an starting price of 35.000 euros and the claim that it's an historic bike, there has to be some kind of provenance - they had to get it from somewhere. Even with that though, it'd be overpriced...
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By d_dutchison

The Velox/Valentino derailleurs could well have...

The Velox/Valentino derailleurs could well have been original, they were Campagnolo's absolute bottom of the barrel line and were sold solely to get a high-end name associated with a low-end bike,...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By d_dutchison

Your front wheel is also sitting significantly...

Your front wheel is also sitting significantly off-center, so likely front wheel and/or fork damage as well. Given how badly bent the handlebars are (It takes a lot of force to bend bars like that),...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By d_dutchison

Put it on ebay with a starting price of 90e and...

Put it on ebay with a starting price of 90e and see what happens. Your local bike shop can give you a price for boxing for shipment, and you can add that plus shipping as needed,
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By d_dutchison

I'd say $1000, but with half the value being in...

I'd say $1000, but with half the value being in the Delta brake set itself. It's a nice Bianchi, but not an especially interesting one.
11-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By d_dutchison

That rim should probably be replaced. the loose...

That rim should probably be replaced. the loose bit isn't part of the spoke nipple, it's part of the rim, specifically the reinforcing eyelet It's what the spoke pulls against when tightened and it's...
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By d_dutchison

That knowledge is acquired over years of admiring...

That knowledge is acquired over years of admiring and appreciating bicycles, and varies widely depending on a bikes intended design and age. A basic answer to that question would fill a good sized...
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By d_dutchison

You could try asking at the Holdsworth,...

You could try asking at the Holdsworth, Holdsworthy Bicycle, F H Grubbs, Claud Butler Up To the 80's FB group. Lots of discussion of obscure Claude's over there.
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10-07-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,426
Posted By d_dutchison

My perspective comes as an employee at a bike...

My perspective comes as an employee at a bike shop, so bear in mind that I had little direct knowledge of the company organization or management. Happy to be proven wrong by anyone who knows better,...
10-06-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,426
Posted By d_dutchison

Hi Will, I was a mechanic at West Point in the...

Hi Will, I was a mechanic at West Point in the early 80's (c83~c88), and distinctly remember the first Sherpa arriving in shop from the Asian factory. It was a big event for us because Westpoint -...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,178
Posted By d_dutchison

kim43235...

kim43235 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kim43235-448852.html), It's a decent quality bike that's going to be stunning once it's polished and tuned. It might even be so pretty that you don't mind...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,670
Posted By d_dutchison

That's one I'd keep for myself too. Very clean...

That's one I'd keep for myself too. Very clean example of a legendary frame builders work.
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By d_dutchison

My guess is the late 60's to 70's. The frame,...

My guess is the late 60's to 70's. The frame, forks, and handlebar stem appear to be the only original parts remaining on the bike. The brakes could be Weinman's, which are unlikely to be original...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By d_dutchison

That style of trigger shifter with the black...

That style of trigger shifter with the black plastic cover came into use in the late 70's . To be more exact, you will find a date stamp on the rear hub barrel in M/YY format. Your bike will have...
04-09-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,272
Posted By d_dutchison

Mmmmm, M71 pedals!

Mmmmm, M71 pedals!
04-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,272
Posted By d_dutchison

You know you're a serious Weight Weenie when...

...you actually consider a plastic headset to be a workable compromise. Well nylon really, and it only had to last for an hour, so it was probably over engineered for this bikes purpose. In the words...
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By d_dutchison

Apparently it's the original one, looks to me...

Apparently it's the original one, looks to me like a re-branded Huret. The FD appears ti be a re-branded Simplex.

Lambert derailleurs (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Lambert_derailleurs.html)
04-01-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 158,852
Posted By d_dutchison

Seen this one around the neighborhood a few...

Seen this one around the neighborhood a few times. A nice Canuckian classic, intelligently and tastefully modernized.
...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By d_dutchison

That site is such an incredible resource, thanks...

That site is such an incredible resource, thanks for the heads up. Time to fire up cURL for an archive, just in case it goes south.
02-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,409
Posted By d_dutchison

Vive Le Tour

Louis Malle's little documentary on the 1962 tour de France, charming but it doesn't shy away from the less savory aspects of the sport. A real eye opener for anyone who wants to see what classic era...
02-16-20, 12:44 PM
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Views: 192,272
Posted By d_dutchison

I love Bianchi's from this era. The integral head...

I love Bianchi's from this era. The integral head set, skip-tooth chain ring, and those blue-filled indents in the frame all add up to make this bike stand out
02-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,272
Posted By d_dutchison

Thanks VintageTTfan, and I just want to say to...

Thanks VintageTTfan, and I just want to say to say that this has been one of the most enjoyable threads to read through.

Greg was an Artist first, so the colours are often purely imaginary (every...
02-12-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,272
Posted By d_dutchison

Mariposa TT

Not so much a picture of my favorite TT bike as it's my favorite picture of a TT bike.

Greg Curnoe was a Canadian artist, musician, and cyclist who made paintings of several of his bikes. This...
01-03-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By d_dutchison

Every single repair (with the possible exception...

Every single repair (with the possible exception of punctured tires) presents a unique problem in some way, that and the satisfaction of doing something complicated and well.
01-01-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By d_dutchison

PL-50, pretty touristy

Not seen that often but imported to North America, material quality similar to the U08. This one from a 1968 catalog
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12-30-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 796,852
Posted By d_dutchison

A friend of mine just found this picture, me with...

A friend of mine just found this picture, me with my first good bike, a Claud Butler Gran Sport C1973....
12-21-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,176,291
Posted By d_dutchison

No Can Do!

I'd love to but "Premium or Red Star membership required":bike2: Feel free to repost if you have the creds.
12-20-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,176,291
Posted By d_dutchison

Don't see these everyday (Vancouver B.C. area)

I don't know if the price is good for a sextet, but I imagine they're open to negotiation...
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12-19-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By d_dutchison

They do for me. I have had a free account there...

They do for me. I have had a free account there for several years and all my posted photos from IMGUR remain good. Of course that can change anytime IMGUR wants, so I keep local copies. The user...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,204
Posted By d_dutchison

...well since you mostly ride off-road with...

...well since you mostly ride off-road with another bike, you need a road bike don't you!:backpedal:

Seriously, you may never find another original bike from that era in that condition. You could...
12-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,400
Posted By d_dutchison

Tulio's Gift

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/971x1000/campyshield_0cd5d8401c6e83ea286bc123d4868007614acb9b.jpg
I gave it a black frame for extra artyness
12-16-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 158,852
Posted By d_dutchison

A lovely old Mink Blue Marinoni racer

This one ticks all the boxes for me: Original paint, worn and polished Team Pro saddle, half tape bars (and we don't need no stinkin' brake hoods), cut-out spear point lugs, Record components, and...
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By d_dutchison

Looks like the seat tube decal is on the down...

Looks like the seat tube decal is on the down tube and the down tube decal is on the seat tube. What ever it is, the build exhibits a good deal of ignorance.
12-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By d_dutchison

The clamp screw on a Suntour FD is (also)...

The clamp screw on a Suntour FD is (also) 5mm:thumb:
12-06-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 74,299
Posted By d_dutchison

What's left of the Bicycle Sport decal on my...

What's left of the Bicycle Sport decal on my Holdsworth. Bicycle Sport (Mike & Mike's bike shop), home of Mariposa bikes and later Bicycle Specialties. It was my favorite shop in Toronto in the 70's,...
12-06-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 74,299
Posted By d_dutchison

Glad to see Bloor Cycle represented here. My mum...

Glad to see Bloor Cycle represented here. My mum bought me a Claud Butler Gran-Sport at Bloor Cycle in '71
12-06-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By d_dutchison

It's there for a thread-in cable stop in case...

It's there for a thread-in cable stop in case you're running cable covers instead of using a BB cable guide - other Suntour F. Ders had them too. The stops had a 5mm thread so they could also be...
11-03-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,318
Posted By d_dutchison

Hands-down, the worst road bike I ever had was a...

Hands-down, the worst road bike I ever had was a Ukrainian XB-3 that I bought off of a couple of Russian sailors for some pocket money in port.

I was surprised and a bit impressed by the cassette...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,563
Posted By d_dutchison

Your ad has gotten some attention in the STEEL IS...

Your ad has gotten some attention in the STEEL IS REAL !!! - Classic Vintage Road Bikes Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/42851702426/).

Good price on the bike, allows the buyer...
08-29-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By d_dutchison

:beer: Yay! Welcome to the club.

:beer: Yay!


Welcome to the club.
Replies: 80
Views: 5,563
Posted By d_dutchison

Hehe, so, uh, is the bike the right size for you?

Hehe, so, uh, is the bike the right size for you?
Replies: 80
Views: 5,563
Posted By d_dutchison

:eek: Nooooooooooooooooooooo! :eek: FWIW, If...

:eek: Nooooooooooooooooooooo! :eek:

FWIW, If I saw this sitting on my local Craigslist at $1000, in it's present condition, complete w. fenders and paperwork,I'd be tempted. I'd think that is kind...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,563
Posted By d_dutchison

Excellent! Having the receipt is a bonus to a...

Excellent! Having the receipt is a bonus to a collector. How much value it adds I can't say, but I'd pay more for a bike this old that had one and I'm no collector.



There seems to be a bit of...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,563
Posted By d_dutchison

I thought almost all Italian racing bike’s...

I thought almost all Italian racing bike’s shipped with that particular fender-set back in the 50s/60s, painted to match the frame. I have a black and silver set that came from a Cinelli Mod. A -...
08-26-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,176,291
Posted By d_dutchison

Stunning Centurion Pro-Tour, 23" or 24" frame

Vancouver BC Craigslist, actual location in Fraser Valley, close to Bellingham USA. Not my size or I'd have no choice but to buy it.
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