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04-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,115
Posted By browngw

Over the last 12 years I have built three very...

Over the last 12 years I have built three very different "gravel" bikes for myself. All worked very well for the intended purpose of riding rail trails and taking on camping trips....
04-17-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By browngw

Canadian Content

While getting some of my bikes out of winter storage, these three very "blue" bikes were kind of sitting together so I grabbed a camera to take a few photos. The 1972 CCM Turismo was restored over...
04-17-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

I found the thin copper/brass capillary tubing...

I found the thin copper/brass capillary tubing sold at auto stores for things like oil pressure gauges work for cable ends as well. I used leftovers from my Triumph TR7.
04-16-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

The Favorit went to a new owner today. Not an...

The Favorit went to a new owner today. Not an enthusiast, or collector, just someone who wanted a bike to ride with his daughter. It was actually sold by a friend who runs a mobile cycle shop to one...
04-15-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I...

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I usually use a a small (1" diameter) stone in my bench drill press to size the end and finish with a file.
04-15-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24,401
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Posted By browngw

This was a 1979 made in Canada (R serial#) Sports...

This was a 1979 made in Canada (R serial#) Sports I recently had to scrap. The stem was so seized in the fork so hard that I could not remove it. Unfortunately I sawed it off and the hole down the...
04-15-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The...

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The non-chain case 1977 was sold at the Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show in 2018. The decals on the 77 were actually better than SWAT....
04-15-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

[QUOTE=cudak888;22016022]Can we get back to...

[QUOTE=cudak888;22016022]Can we get back to talking about bikes and moan about sales and flipping in the Valuations forum where this belongs?

So that's your 1979 DL-1, as purchased, with...
04-14-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

My DL1 sold new in Hamilton ON Canada in 1979. I...

My DL1 sold new in Hamilton ON Canada in 1979. I had a 1977 for a while but sold it. It had no no chainguard and likely had been sold that way as chaincase delete was an option I understand. Can any...
04-05-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

Both of our small town local shops are having...

Both of our small town local shops are having problems getting stock as well. Fortunately they have survived this long by being part of a diversified business and will survive. One is part of a local...
04-04-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,555
Posted By browngw

As a few others have done, I'll show my more...

As a few others have done, I'll show my more modern green bike, my cherished 2014 Salsa Vaya purchased new as my dream bike. The green colour really caught my eye and a test ride cemented the deal.
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03-31-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,555
Posted By browngw

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord...

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord President, now wearing an apple green Brooks B17....
03-31-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 140,115
Posted By browngw

The step through 1977 Sekine has been sold and...

The step through 1977 Sekine has been sold and will hopefully be cherished by its new owner who purchased it to ride with her children. Her somewhat neglected 2005 Giant OCR2 is being...
03-30-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 140,115
Posted By browngw

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me...

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me the early Dura Ace stuff he had in boxes to put on the bike and never needed to. I sold it separately for almost as much as the bike! My neighbour...
03-30-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By browngw

A couple of years ago I bought a B17 Aged. The...

A couple of years ago I bought a B17 Aged. The leather is a little softer to start and it comes with lacing to help retain its shape. I have it on my 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc where it doesn't get...
03-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

This past December I was gifted a made in Italy...

This past December I was gifted a made in Italy Milano step through. It was pointed out to me that it used the wider chain like our three speeds. The first I had seen. Its a weird but somewhat...
03-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By browngw

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits...

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits the bike and admire how good it feels and looks. I just tried a perfect looking Czech saddle recently and it will never be supportive or shaped the way...
03-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,998
Posted By browngw

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real"...

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real" bike is a very comfortable 2014 Salsa Vaya with a triple Sora setup running 700x38c tires with fenders. I bought it new as it captured my idea of an...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,155
Posted By browngw

I have been running 700-32C Panaracer Pasela PT...

I have been running 700-32C Panaracer Pasela PT on my Salsa Vaya for the last 3 or 4 years. I went down from 42mm Maxxxis Overdrives and the bike felt lighter and faster. I also have a couple of...
03-16-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

The Schwalbe Delta cruisers have worked great on...

The Schwalbe Delta cruisers have worked great on my Robin Hood and no flats yet. 37-590...
03-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

Thanks for the pclubman , I have four of the...

Thanks for the pclubman , I have four of the overhead lifts in my basement shop and three in the garage. Most were purchased over the years from Canadian tire or where ever they were on sale. I like...
03-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,958
Posted By browngw

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new...

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new yellow and green livery.
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03-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,676
Posted By browngw

The "Made in Czechoslovakia" 1973 Rapido/Favorit...

The "Made in Czechoslovakia" 1973 Rapido/Favorit has been rebuilt and is ready to ride. My intent is to try and find a new home for it. The Sun Race rear derailleur that has been reportedly on it...
03-16-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

The old Rapido Favorit has been rebuilt into a...

The old Rapido Favorit has been rebuilt into a presentable and rideable bicycle once again. I had some very green nos Sprint Veloce Bluemels that were given to me a few years ago available so I used...
03-16-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

Its too bad you didn't live around the corner as...

Its too bad you didn't live around the corner as I have plenty of the keys and likely a spare indicator for a DL1. On my 79 DL1 the indicator is longer than my seventies sports.
03-13-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show...

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show just before putting mine away for the winter.
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03-12-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By browngw

Got my second set of Continental 27" tires from...

Got my second set of Continental 27" tires from BikeInn today. Again, approximately 3 weeks. I'm a happy camper although due to shipping cost structure ordering two tires was cheaper per tire than...
03-09-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,958
Posted By browngw

Coming together well so far. ...

Coming together well so far.
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03-06-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

There was a song, I believe by my muse Bob Dylan...

There was a song, I believe by my muse Bob Dylan that went something about "when I paint my masterpiece" I attempt to make each bike a "masterpiece". Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much but I...
03-06-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

Things are coming together on the Favorit. Both...

Things are coming together on the Favorit. Both wheels have been cleaned, trued and new bearings. I had to modify an extra Park FR4 freewheel remover to get the freewheel off. It is a 13T to 23T and...
03-01-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

Work is progressing . Cleaning rusty spokes is...

Work is progressing . Cleaning rusty spokes is just not fun. Front hub looks like Velo marking?...
03-01-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 659,581
Posted By browngw

Waited a long time for one of these. Now I can...

Waited a long time for one of these. Now I can use the shop compressor for all my bikes. $29.95 US sale price came to almost $70CAD after shipping and exchange....
03-01-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,457
Posted By browngw

I personally love the "colour of the month"...

I personally love the "colour of the month" posts! All kinds of opportunity to simply view bikes, all kinds and colours of bikes, without worrying about their components or heritage. Bravo Tom! Shown...
03-01-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,457
Posted By browngw

Just remembered! Another brown bike in the que...

Just remembered! Another brown bike in the que for some love, a 1973 CCM Elite Mixte. Looks similar to the Raleigh "root beer"....
03-01-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,457
Posted By browngw

Not sure what colour to call my latest 1973...

Not sure what colour to call my latest 1973 Favorit project. It appears to be a goldy yellow over silver undercoat. I've been unsuccessful finding or making a touch up. I'm calling it "metallic...
02-28-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By browngw

This type of conversion has been on my mind...

This type of conversion has been on my mind lately. Just over a year ago, my wife and I bought a 2019 Giant Lafree ebike and have enjoyed them immensely. She has had some health problems but still...
02-27-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By browngw

The Tear Down Begins

I have started the process of bringing the '73 Favorit back to life. I've seldom seen any bike that was harder to get apart than this one. Every major part has been a struggle, and without the help...
02-26-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

Made in Canada Sports will have a serial#...

Made in Canada Sports will have a serial# starting with R. Most Canadian built Sports I have come across were not equipped leather saddles or lamp brackets. Good looking bike though!
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02-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 42,674
Posted By browngw

Just found this thread after all these years on...

Just found this thread after all these years on BF. I did a search before starting another. This has been a bit of a CCM winter for me. I finally got the 1972 CCM Turismo picked up that belonged to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 308,556
Posted By browngw

The Big Oak Tree near Rockport Texas. ...

The Big Oak Tree near Rockport Texas.

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02-24-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,958
Posted By browngw

For now I'm going to leave it set up as the...

For now I'm going to leave it set up as the original owner had it. This is what it looked like after a scrub when I picked it up last summer. I have lots of drop bar bikes so I'll leave the alloy...
02-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,958
Posted By browngw

Have just started tearing down my 1973 Rapido...

Have just started tearing down my 1973 Rapido Favorit. Its been hanging in the rafters of a wood working shop for 40 years. Very difficult disassembly. ...
02-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By browngw

My package of 2 Continental Ride Control 27" x 1...

My package of 2 Continental Ride Control 27" x 1 1/4" from Bike INN arrived today. Ordered 04 Feb 21, received 24 Feb 21 by regular post. My only disappointment was that I only ordered one pair! Good...
02-23-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,442
Posted By browngw

This thread got me thinking about the labour...

This thread got me thinking about the labour money. Roughly speaking, I am making $1-2/hour after expenses. I have been retired for 15 years and have a decent pension. A purpose, and recreation that...
02-22-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,442
Posted By browngw

Addition: I have bought scores of SS brake and...

Addition: I have bought scores of SS brake and gear cables from MEC for $2.50ea, chains for $12 and saved some $$$$$$. But it looks like they are clearing all their bike related stuff.
02-22-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,442
Posted By browngw

I freely admit to not being a flipper. A...

I freely admit to not being a flipper. A successful flipper would find a valuable bike for less than $50 and not use more than a good wash, a drop or two of lube and some air for the tires. Bikes...
02-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24,401
Views: 2,902,689
Posted By browngw

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with...

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with alloy rims and I have Panaracer Paselas mounted on it. The drive train is a Brampton 3speed hub and shifter, made in England.It also has Weinmann alloy...
02-18-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By browngw

Sometimes I wonder if US companies just don't...

Sometimes I wonder if US companies just don't want to be bothered, or like putting a little extra in the bill for inconvenience. Each day tens of thousands of commercial vehicles cross the US/Canada...
02-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By browngw

I am currently awaiting a tire order. They are...

I am currently awaiting a tire order. They are about a week late as of now. This is my first order with them. The tires were 27x1 1/4 whitewalls. I'm from Canada and generally cannot afford stuff...
02-17-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,199
Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model and my 1979...

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model and my 1979 Raleigh DL1. I've had many more including a Birmingham Sun Cresta. but they have all sold quickly in the past year.
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