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11-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,926
Posted By David Newton

Wow, I haven't visited here in quite some time,...

Wow, I haven't visited here in quite some time, and find this thread still having life! This is my Italian city-bike wanna-be, a Vianelli frame of Columbus SL and its only Italian component. Not...
07-12-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,728
Posted By David Newton

D-Day Girls, cover art

Turkey levers?

https://i.ibb.co/7vL7BgY/d-day-girls.jpg (https://ibb.co/LSH4BQk)
07-12-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By David Newton

Wham-o made quite a bit of fun stuff as early as...

Wham-o made quite a bit of fun stuff as early as the late 40's. My favorites were the Hula-hoop, Superball & Frisbee.
I never saw a wheelie bar back then. I had my own Sting Ray knockoff in 1966,...
11-21-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,635
Posted By David Newton

I use a lot of my bike-repairing skills to...

I use a lot of my bike-repairing skills to augment my guitar-repairing skills, and vice versa.
...
11-26-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,398
Posted By David Newton

In distant memory I remember moving from a...

In distant memory I remember moving from a Peugeot U0-8 ($110) to a Raleigh International ($490) and being flabbergasted at how much better the 531 was on a long downhill. It had to have been the...
07-19-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,615
Posted By David Newton

Regular wood is a mistake for frames, unless you...

Regular wood is a mistake for frames, unless you are just trying to prove something. For actual use most wood is too likely to crack along the grain and make an impaling machine.
A bamboo wood...
07-08-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By David Newton

I suggest a Bridgestone 300.

I suggest a Bridgestone 300.
07-03-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,562
Posted By David Newton

I think this is maybe the third mention of...

I think this is maybe the third mention of Vianelli bikes in C&V history, so I shall show my mid 80's Vianelli Pro, as it was sold to me by the guy who bought it in from Italy and did the repaint....
06-29-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,795
Posted By David Newton

Here is a Miyata 710 for my college-going son who...

Here is a Miyata 710 for my college-going son who wanted a coaster instead of cable actuated brakes.
It is dead flat here in Texas.
Bought a built wheel from Velomine in 26x1-3/8" since I had a...
09-14-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By David Newton

I would like to find a narrow body freewheel and...

I would like to find a narrow body freewheel and load it with 16-20-24t cogs for my flatland rides. It is all that I need around here. I'm doing it mechanically now by screwing in the adjuster screws...
09-03-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By David Newton

Well what if someone buys it for that? At least...

Well what if someone buys it for that? At least he isn't calling it a PX10.
It isn't illegal to try.
07-20-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,320
Posted By David Newton

The guy is probably laughing to think there are...

The guy is probably laughing to think there are people who actually pay good money for this old bicycle junk.
06-26-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,051
Posted By David Newton

Oh boy Path Racers! Is that like a race on paths?...

Oh boy Path Racers! Is that like a race on paths?
The top pic is Major Taylor, right? A true "path racer".
Isn't the second picture a photo-shop job?
Is the bottom pic a Pashley Guv'nor? Not a...
05-01-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,592
Posted By David Newton

It was a Schwinn Antique, you know, the model...

It was a Schwinn Antique, you know, the model name, just below the Varsity in price.
04-15-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,971
Posted By David Newton

I don't even see any live rust to be concerned...

I don't even see any live rust to be concerned with.
"Rust removal" dipping in oxalic acid bath, makes bare metal, and then will want paint. If you begin by rubbing the entire frame with paste wax,...
04-14-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,971
Posted By David Newton

Start by not painting it.

Start by not painting it.
03-24-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,866
Posted By David Newton

There were many bike builders, large & small...

There were many bike builders, large & small shops, at the start of the 20th century. As time went on the numbers dwindled, WWI and the world-wide depression took a toll, the 30's were a good time,...
03-24-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,395
Posted By David Newton

Take your bike to a bike shop and let them...

Take your bike to a bike shop and let them measure and sell you one that fits correctly.
03-17-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,657
Posted By David Newton

I cannot believe this thread has gone 3 pages...

I cannot believe this thread has gone 3 pages without the Bicycle Bungee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLKBy5ioPbg...
03-14-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,574
Posted By David Newton

Did not the Reynolds tube-set that contained all...

Did not the Reynolds tube-set that contained all the tubes, forks and stays come with decals in the box that said "made with Reynolds tubes forks & stays" and no fork decals?
03-13-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,025
Posted By David Newton

Thermos!

Thermos!
03-02-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By David Newton

If it will be only for occasional riding, the...

If it will be only for occasional riding, the older bike will be more interesting, the "vintage vibe". Other than that, color & finish condition are most important considerations.
03-01-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By David Newton

I have an '86 Bridgestone 300, so it is very...

I have an '86 Bridgestone 300, so it is very close to your bike. I bought the 700c CR18 wheelset from Velomine, and they are perfect, fitted with Panaracer Pasela's 32mm. I can't imagine a better...
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By David Newton

Right, the levers are unusual, but not exactly...

Right, the levers are unusual, but not exactly rare. The bike is worth getting, by all means you should jump on it if it fits you.
If it is a Reg Harris with 531 (look for a 531 decal, on the seat...
02-25-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By David Newton

Thanks everyone. I play my guitar every day &...

Thanks everyone.
I play my guitar every day & twice on Sunday, so there.
I can't ride, it is winter in Texas, it's wet & in the high 30's, so we're pretty much shut down.
So I suppose I'll do that...
02-25-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By David Newton

Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By David Newton

It is a Raleigh club racer, maybe a Reg Harris,...

It is a Raleigh club racer, maybe a Reg Harris, 50's most likely. The wood rims & fenders aren't original on "the all-steel bicycle" but are a nice feature and were probably added by the original...
02-09-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By David Newton

I'll take, if not already taken, the Sakae SX...

I'll take, if not already taken, the Sakae SX (170 52/42) With Dust Caps $15.00 + Shipping
02-05-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,539
Posted By David Newton

If you were looking for a 3 speed, this one found...

If you were looking for a 3 speed, this one found you!
I don't see anything French about it, except the lug lining.
It looks like a British "clone" bike, maybe Hercules or Elswick, but it doesn't...
02-01-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,243
Posted By David Newton

Yesterday I was telling my wife I really need to...

Yesterday I was telling my wife I really need to dig that trench and put in a new power line to the shop out back. Then I went for a ride and saw a man emptying the back of his truck into a trash...
02-01-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,894
Posted By David Newton

Is there a club for a Drew to belong to? I so...

Is there a club for a Drew to belong to?
I so want to drew, but I am restrained by the lack of a C&V club.
01-31-15, 12:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 17,945
Posted By David Newton

The closest thing to a hill in a 50 mile radius...

The closest thing to a hill in a 50 mile radius is a freeway overpass. I would be in better shape if I had a few hills to climb.
01-30-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 17,945
Posted By David Newton

Neither of my bikes have brifters OR shifters....

Neither of my bikes have brifters OR shifters. I'm single speed all the way.
You weaklings with multiple gears can't join MY club!
01-20-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By David Newton

The Calif. Eroica, like the Italian & British...

The Calif. Eroica, like the Italian & British events, are designed for those who can afford to travel and bear the considerable expense.

The gravel events around the country will be designed and...
01-10-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By David Newton

Figure out what the corrosion is, and remove it,...

Figure out what the corrosion is, and remove it, then Zinc-Chromate primer.
01-08-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,399
Posted By David Newton

The better you were as a wrench in the past, the...

The better you were as a wrench in the past, the harder it is to realize, as you get older, that you ain't what you were anymore.
BITD I was an aircraft mechanic with an unblemished record. Now I...
01-08-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,631
Posted By David Newton

Yes it is a very nicely built frame, likely built...

Yes it is a very nicely built frame, likely built by a shop that is only known in its own region, never exported.
Did someone do a rough drill to the top tube for internal brake cabling? It is such...
01-07-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,617
Posted By David Newton

I think it is important to be sure you install...

I think it is important to be sure you install the new cotters in the correct direction, even though they will work from either direction. The correct way is where the crank is pushing against the...
01-06-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,834
Posted By David Newton

I spray painted my International frame with auto...

I spray painted my International frame with auto enamel (Dulux) and clear enamel. I let it hang a day or so, then propped it in a corner lined with foil, and placed cardboard lined with foil for the...
01-05-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
Posted By David Newton

It may be a lower-tier Frejus Lazy Legs, but what...

It may be a lower-tier Frejus Lazy Legs, but what great shape it is in!
It will make a great riding bike. Be sure to add to this thread once you get it all fixed up.
01-04-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By David Newton

Here's the thread you want: ...

Here's the thread you want:
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/748834-johnny-kay-hand-made-cycle-frames.html
01-04-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,674
Posted By David Newton

I think most of us are using the "grail bike"...

I think most of us are using the "grail bike" term in a similar way.
The difference is some want to own it, and some don't want to own it.
01-02-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,168
Posted By David Newton

Interesting! That is a common Pletscher rear...

Interesting! That is a common Pletscher rear rack, but I've never seen a Pletscher front decaler.
Why don't you call over to Roy's, he's in L.A. He used to sell these.
I believe his # is CR6-5124
12-31-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,141
Posted By David Newton

I'm planning to ride all 2 of my bikes tomorrow...

I'm planning to ride all 2 of my bikes tomorrow (and today also) on the same basic loop I do most days. There has been some road construction on a part of the loop where they are digging in some huge...
12-31-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,740
Posted By David Newton

Sounds like a great, and original bike wsherman,...

Sounds like a great, and original bike wsherman, can't wait to see pictures.
Before you do any "restoration" just wipe it all down with an oily rag, until the Legnano experts get a look at it and...
12-30-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By David Newton

No, but I noticed you put the seat post on some...

No, but I noticed you put the seat post on some camo that made it look like a swampy pond.
12-30-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By David Newton

Thanks for making copies to read, I love this...

Thanks for making copies to read, I love this stuff.
Edit: Not enough story, too much advertising, a great look at how things were sold back then.
Great history.
12-29-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By David Newton

I think I remember you said you had an...

I think I remember you said you had an International frame-set for the cost of shipping.
Yeah, that.
12-29-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 708,318
Posted By David Newton

It depends how far, and how heavy you load the...

It depends how far, and how heavy you load the box, but $60 will go a long way.
12-27-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Newton

It is great to revisit your site with added info....

It is great to revisit your site with added info. Thanks.
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