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02-12-19, 11:58 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

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Raleigh before...
02-12-19, 10:56 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

here is a mixte I refurbed a couple years ago ...

here is a mixte I refurbed a couple years ago

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02-10-19, 01:39 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

Here are the two Peugeots I wrote about...

Here are the two Peugeots I wrote about previously . The Mixte is a '68 I think and the AO8 is a "76 or so.
Both have been completely disassembled and put back together with all bearings...
02-05-19, 09:59 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

currently have a mid 70's peugeot A O 8 in the...

currently have a mid 70's peugeot A O 8 in the shop. I am swapping out the Cottered cranks for a later Peugeot branded Alu job. I picked this one out of the pile at the Bike Exchange because it has...
02-05-19, 04:29 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

Had to show off a few of my recent projects. ...

Had to show off a few of my recent projects.

From top to bottom :
62 Peugeot U08
74 Atala
74 ItalVega Nuovo Record
Centurion Sport "Duchess"
Univega Tri...
02-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By capnjonny

I would like to address the notion that it’s not...

I would like to address the notion that it’s not worth rehabbing old parts when new ones are cheap.

First, I agree that some parts are not worth the effort. Especially, poorly made junk found...
02-01-19, 11:09 AM
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Posted By capnjonny

Just finished painting this ItalVega Nuovo...

Just finished painting this ItalVega Nuovo Recordhttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3003_566fbfe7a072a63a1a7fe80cd5a38c38d792caff.jpg
01-31-19, 11:42 AM
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Views: 379
Posted By capnjonny

For what it's worth , I have a Nishiki...

For what it's worth , I have a Nishiki International that I converted to triple front chainrings - 48-36-24 with a 14-28 tooth 6 speed freewheel and I find I ride most of the time on the 36 tooth...
01-26-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By capnjonny

My Burning Man Bike ...

My Burning Man Bike https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2435_1612583211113fd88f3536c91a4108653a5e59a1.jpg
01-25-19, 10:15 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

Just finished the repaint of the ItalVega Nuovo...

Just finished the repaint of the ItalVega Nuovo Record Went fro this to this:

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01-25-19, 08:08 PM
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Views: 17,688
Posted By capnjonny

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What goes around comes around.

Recently Squirt Dad contacted me. He and I ...
01-25-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By capnjonny

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01-21-19, 01:55 AM
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Views: 496
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks folks for all the info about Carbon bars....

Thanks folks for all the info about Carbon bars. It definitely isn't worth the hassle. As Is the Torpado has Cinelli bars and a 3TTT stem with Torpado pantagraphed into it.

I have started...
01-20-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By capnjonny

When I was a kid my best friend has a huge tree...

When I was a kid my best friend has a huge tree in their back yard. Tree was cut down and the stump remained. His parents said we could dig out the stump and build a fort. We dug and hacked and...
Forum: For Sale
01-17-19, 11:23 AM
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Views: 1,218
Posted By capnjonny

The bike sold . Got $600 for the Bike Exchange. ...

The bike sold . Got $600 for the Bike Exchange. Lots of great bikes for sale at very reasonable prices if you want to come down to our shop in Mountain View.
https://bikex.org/
01-16-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By capnjonny

Carbon bars for a vintage bike.

I recently got a Torpado donated to the Bike Exchange and I am just starting to build it up. As delivered to me it was just over 22.5 lbs. I also got a nice set of tubular wheels which bring the...
01-14-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 86,685
Posted By capnjonny

In the middle of painting an Ital Vega Nuovo...

In the middle of painting an Ital Vega Nuovo Record I found out I did the masking wrong on the chrome spats. I had to take all the masking paper off then re do it onl;y this time I had to also...
01-12-19, 11:30 PM
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Views: 86,685
Posted By capnjonny

Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange new shop

Well, we finally moved into our new shop in Mountain view. We had our first official work day Saturday and as you can see by the pictures it is huge. And even with all the new space we still don't...
01-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By capnjonny

As for me, I really enjoy building up and...

As for me,

I really enjoy building up and customizing bikes. I would prefer to try and find someone who can appreciate my efforts and who will ride the bike and love it. I had a Raleigh Record...
12-31-18, 06:24 PM
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Views: 86,685
Posted By capnjonny

Been doing some work at our new shop getting it...

Been doing some work at our new shop getting it ready for our first work day . We have been throwing away a lot of marginal parts and bikes due to having to store everything indoors. At our old...
12-30-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By capnjonny

Did Toresini design the Torpado? That would be...

Did Toresini design the Torpado? That would be tre kool.

The resto work I have been doing goes on in my garage at home in Saratoga.

The Bike exchange is located in Mountain View Ca. ...
12-28-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By capnjonny

I also by wd40 by the gallon. I decant it into...

I also by wd40 by the gallon. I decant it into small plastic squeeze bottles I buy at Harbour freight at 3 for a couple dollars . one gets mineral spirits, one gets Alcohol, and one gets wd 40.
...
12-23-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By capnjonny

Well, I have been going through an "Italian"...

Well,
I have been going through an "Italian" phase.

I just inherited a Torpado from Squirt Dad. Weighed it today at right about 21 lbs including seat, pedals and air in the tires. And it isn't...
12-19-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By capnjonny

Here are my recommendations for brakes: 1 ...

Here are my recommendations for brakes:
1 check levers. when you squeeze the lever you should have 2 fingers width minimum between the lever and the bar when you squeeze the brakes . Any less and...
12-17-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 86,685
Posted By capnjonny

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