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07-06-22, 01:06 PM
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Posted By markk900

browngw : I like the root beer ones a lot. They...

browngw : I like the root beer ones a lot. They really sparkle in the sun (I guess in "merry old" they didn't sparkle as much!)..... I did one for my sister a few years back and loved it while I...
06-23-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By markk900

Wow I haven't seen Tony Beek's name for years -...

Wow I haven't seen Tony Beek's name for years - he did an amazing job on my Ducati 900SS refinishing way back in the day......
06-19-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By markk900

Looks like a fun ride! First upgrade to my AO-8...

Looks like a fun ride! First upgrade to my AO-8 BITD was to lace up some tubulars and the bike was transformed.
06-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,348
Posted By markk900

Also know as "ace" bars..... And to keep this...

Also know as "ace" bars..... And to keep this somewhat related to "Italian City Bikes":

...
06-19-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By markk900

Thanks FBOATSB : I understood the mechanics but...

Thanks FBOATSB : I understood the mechanics but meant more (excuse the cliche) what are friends for? In the context of the board what does having a friend mean?
06-19-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By markk900

Friends List - What's it for?

Can someone point me to a description of what the friends list is used for?
06-18-22, 12:02 PM
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Posted By markk900

Count me as another die hard Pirsig fan - I even...

Count me as another die hard Pirsig fan - I even read Lila.....
06-17-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By markk900

The decals point to early 70s (72/73), but the...

The decals point to early 70s (72/73), but the seat tube decal for Canadian market bikes was not a gold wrap like that. The only place I can find gold wrap like that is on the junior models in...
06-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,348
Posted By markk900

So many beauties here, a lot museum quality. I...

So many beauties here, a lot museum quality. I took my Paff out for a ride today in the 33c weather - surprising how well these bikes work as city bikes - the 1949 Humber I rode yesterday (which is...
06-15-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By markk900

Its things like this that encourage one to have a...

Its things like this that encourage one to have a friend with a lathe (or to have one yourself). Easy enough part to fabricate *if* you have the tools and the skills.
06-10-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By markk900

Can you post a picture? Being "worn out" means...

Can you post a picture? Being "worn out" means different things to different people. If there are tears starting at any of the rivets (either the nose or the cantle plate at the back) you can...
06-04-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26,223
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Posted By markk900

Interesting: I counted 3 bicycles, 1 car and no...

Interesting: I counted 3 bicycles, 1 car and no trains being used in this short part of the film.....

Looked up the film on IMDB - the whole film is 27 minutes long so I will be looking to watch...
06-01-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By markk900

I used a cheap chinese one on one bike but it had...

I used a cheap chinese one on one bike but it had really good removal splines....sorry no idea the brand but keep looking!


(Not the one I got but it was similar - uses a standard removal tool...
05-31-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26,223
Views: 3,715,320
Posted By markk900

Tyres Your offer is tempting but even as a...

Tyres Your offer is tempting but even as a retired old fart need a little more time to coordinate with the family. I'm about 3 hours away by car..... Anyway, I'd be up for something like that at a...
05-28-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By markk900

Those brake levers are soooo elegant! ...

Those brake levers are soooo elegant!

rootesgroup : I agree - pictures of both bikes in any condition please!
05-27-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26,223
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Posted By markk900

Especially since, unbeknownst to us at the time,...

Especially since, unbeknownst to us at the time, the girls couldn't care less how fast we pedalled.....
05-27-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,842
Posted By markk900

FWIW - my Aries 500 is my daily go-to do...

FWIW - my Aries 500 is my daily go-to do everything bike - trail ride on Sundays, grocery store, unwind ride in the evening...... Don't know why but I love that bike. Pretty much totally stock except...
05-25-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By markk900

Love that anecdote and came in handy - had a spun...

Love that anecdote and came in handy - had a spun bearing in a car carrying trailer that we repaired with a beer can shim - got us home.
05-23-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By markk900

Dan Burkhart is also a BF member, located in...

Dan Burkhart is also a BF member, located in Ontario (Oakville, near Hamilton) and an expert with SA hubs.....contact him through facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dan.burkhart.14

Lots of us...
05-20-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26,223
Views: 3,715,320
Posted By markk900

There were two lengths - one for flush (no nut)...

There were two lengths - one for flush (no nut) and the other for a nut on the pedal side. They work fine either way. I just used a regular wrench from the BB side.

...
05-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26,223
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Posted By markk900

Tyres : sorry to hear about the mobility issue. ...

Tyres : sorry to hear about the mobility issue. I used a set of these generic bars on one of my drop bar bikes - slightly wider than drop bars and quite comfortable to ride in the city….

...
05-15-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By markk900

Nice bike you have there! My sister is in...

Nice bike you have there! My sister is in Peterborough so I will ask her about local resources.

Now take this next statement for what it’s worth, but from the photos you have the bike is not in...
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By markk900

There is a valuation forum specifically for this...

There is a valuation forum specifically for this kind of question - probably best to ask there…
05-13-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By markk900

Charlize solves every problem….

Charlize solves every problem….
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Views: 429
Posted By markk900

Are you buying or selling? If buying and...

Are you buying or selling? If buying and originality is important the rear derailleur is definitely not original!
05-10-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By markk900

treebound Those pulleys crack and break...

treebound Those pulleys crack and break frequently - I remember it happening BITD all the time and certainly 40-50 years later it should be expected! I think the pulleys from the SunTour are a...
05-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By markk900

1simplexnut That's kinda what I was thinking...

1simplexnut That's kinda what I was thinking too.....just enough to get rid of the rust and burrs etc....
05-08-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By markk900

Have you considered honing the seat tube lightly...

Have you considered honing the seat tube lightly and then taking the 25mm post and reducing its diameter slightly? If you did need a 24.75mm post it wouldn’t take long to achieve..
05-07-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By markk900

treebound Donor bike also presents you with what...

treebound Donor bike also presents you with what appears to be a SunTour front and rear derailleurs, which are the go-to replacements for Simplex from back in the day.
05-07-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By markk900

Had a look at my frame and the dropouts measure...

Had a look at my frame and the dropouts measure just a hair over 10mm wide. So check your measurements on both the frame and the axles.
05-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By markk900

I am in agreement with dddd on *almost*...

I am in agreement with dddd on *almost* everything: couple of tips: I have had incredible luck (or maybe its just not a big problem) with SR quill stems fitting quite well into the standard Peugeot...
05-06-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By markk900

Wow - that is so original it hurts! Your dating...

Wow - that is so original it hurts! Your dating seems pretty accurate and I think you will enjoy cleaning that up and riding it.... I like the Panaracer Paselas myself but have also used the...
05-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By markk900

You know the feeling.....

....I went out for a "short" ride around the neighbourhood tonight. Took the 49 Humber as it has been hanging for a while (winter dontcha know).... It took maybe 3 blocks before the bike told me I...
05-05-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By markk900

What a wonderful bike! And it clearly found the...

What a wonderful bike! And it clearly found the right owner......please post pictures if you go on a camping trip!
05-05-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By markk900

You are totally correct about terminology, and I...

You are totally correct about terminology, and I apologize if I made things less clear (don't respond on a phone - i will remember!)..... I meant polishing the bosses on the back plate of the caliper...
05-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By markk900

If the end result is a new set of calipers anyway...

If the end result is a new set of calipers anyway (which indeed it might well be, and frankly Mafac stuff is still cheap where I live), I would not focus on thinning the plastic bushing but probably...
05-04-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By markk900

Not sure how they did things at Trek, but I had a...

Not sure how they did things at Trek, but I had a summer job in the mid 70s where part of my duties involved stamping reference numbers into metal - let’s just say alignment and consistency were not...
05-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26,223
Views: 3,715,320
Posted By markk900

At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle...

At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they...
04-17-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,959
Posted By markk900

Perhaps I am mistaken but it looks like the QR...

Perhaps I am mistaken but it looks like the QR levers on the brakes are "open" and should be "closed" when adjusting for final operation.

...
04-14-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By markk900

I had trouble finding the koolstop pads here in...

I had trouble finding the koolstop pads here in Canada the last time I looked a number of years back (probably all over the place now) so used the regular Kool Stop post mount pads made for something...
04-08-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By markk900

While the best thing is complete disassembly and...

While the best thing is complete disassembly and thorough cleaning, I have been successful in resolving similar problems with Mafac Racers by lubrication and light cleaning. They're pretty robust. By...
04-03-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By markk900

Great job cleaning it up.....it is indeed ready...

Great job cleaning it up.....it is indeed ready for many more years of service.

Slight hijack: when I was a kid I barely remember seeing any SA hubs (with the toggle chain) - far more often I saw...
03-22-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By markk900

I was going to point out that I used to glove...

I was going to point out that I used to glove mine instead of paying for the tire scrapers; luckily for me I never experienced "thumb suck"....
03-22-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,129
Posted By markk900

I know you guys are all looking for beautiful and...

I know you guys are all looking for beautiful and elegant crowns, but I must say for minimalist purposes the CCM fork crown on my 38 Road Racer has to be a winner!

...
03-21-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26,223
Views: 3,715,320
Posted By markk900

Or a pricing issue - same tire in US walmart is...

Or a pricing issue - same tire in US walmart is $25USD (still a lot but....)....and did you notice the $250 delivery charge?
03-19-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26,223
Views: 3,715,320
Posted By markk900

gster : those seat stays are kinda unique - the...

gster : those seat stays are kinda unique - the way they are welded onto the lug/dropout.....
03-18-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By markk900

I have a late 90s M300; I believe the big...

I have a late 90s M300; I believe the big differentiators in the line are the components assigned to the various models, with better components the higher you go, though I think some years there was...
03-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By markk900

While you guys are focused on the Motobecane...

While you guys are focused on the Motobecane guy's style, I'd like to know how many of you do your bike maintenance in white tennis gear.....and if you do, how long does it stay white. I can't even...
03-13-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By markk900

Funny what you find when you clean up… pedal question

I was cleaning up the garage at my folk’s place when I came across this box buried in a drawer: I remember buying these back in the early 70s…...
03-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 22,385
Posted By markk900

I think that is original, as the only repros of...

I think that is original, as the only repros of that particular style of 531 decal I have found are missing a small detail: the "Birmingham England" in small writing under the TI Reynolds.

Here's...
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