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05-04-21, 08:20 PM
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Posted By capnjonny

just finished last week. Had to roll out a dent ...

just finished last week. Had to roll out a dent and repaint the top tube. Pretty good match ...
04-20-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By capnjonny

As for the age, here is another Carrera sport...

As for the age, here is another Carrera sport that is the same as mine. I should have said 1976.
https://www.obatik.com/stories/biking-stories/bicycle-adventures/1976-windsor-carrera-sport/ . ...
04-20-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By capnjonny

World's most beautiful Windsor Carrera Sport

A few months ago I brought home a 1978 Carrera Sport from the Bike Exchange to restore. It turned out beautifully. I have been looking for photos of other Windsor's and think this might just be the ...
04-05-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By capnjonny

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04-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,857
Posted By capnjonny

What a great project. What ever you do finally ...

What a great project. What ever you do finally it is going to be fantastic. I am working on a vintage Gitane Mixte at the moment and am making some of the same decisions. If it were me I would go...
03-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By capnjonny

Don't think of it as a rabbit hole. Consider it a...

Don't think of it as a rabbit hole. Consider it a portal to the beautiful alternate universe of Vintage bicycles. The local bike co op is your friend here. You might also check out this post for...
03-12-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By capnjonny

Melo Yellow - 90's Diamond Back assent

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03-04-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

I just finished this SR Semi pro. The bike came...

I just finished this SR Semi pro. The bike came into the Bike exchange looking pretty tired. I decided to give it a repaint but didn't want to strip off all the old paint so I sanded and treated the...
03-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,877
Posted By capnjonny

Ital...

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02-15-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

Been working on this 1975 Windsor Carrera special...

Been working on this 1975 Windsor Carrera special . I just painted the frame cherry red and am waiting on decals . I also just finished painting an SR Semi Pro. It is hammered Copper. You can see the...
02-07-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,095
Posted By capnjonny

Just finished hot rodding this old Sekai 2000 ....

Just finished hot rodding this old Sekai 2000 . Finish weight 25.41 lbs. Not bad for a frame that weighed 7 lbs....
02-01-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By capnjonny

I finished cleaning the frame yesterday. Used a...

I finished cleaning the frame yesterday. Used a razor knife to chip off stubborn bits of paint around lugs, sanded everything with 400 grit, wiped down with acetone then sprayed everything with...
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By capnjonny

If I can put in a plug for Bikex.org Where I...

If I can put in a plug for Bikex.org Where I volunteer, we have tons of rehabbed bikes for sale including this Miyata Mixte I just finished which has 18 speeds 14-28 cogs and 28-38-48 rings ,...
01-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,565
Posted By capnjonny

This is my Burning man bike . The frame is way to...

This is my Burning man bike . The frame is way to small for my 6'5" but with the seat post all the way up and the Ape hanger bars it is a blast to ride ...
01-30-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

At the Bike Exchange you never know what you will...

At the Bike Exchange you never know what you will find in the always changing rows of donated bikes waiting to be fixed up for donation or sale. I go I at least once a week and look for quality...
01-25-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By capnjonny

Randy, That is an Ital Vega I did last year ....

Randy, That is an Ital Vega I did last year . Here is a photo of it finished. I got all the paint off the frame today. mostly sanding and scraping with the sandblaster used on the bottom bracket. I...
01-25-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By capnjonny

I really tried to convince myself that the...

I really tried to convince myself that the Windsor wasn't worthy of my time. I chipped and scraped the loose paint and it just kept looking worse. The lugs looked terrible. I put some navel jelly on...
01-09-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By capnjonny

cleaning parts

When I do a restoration/service I first strip the bike of all its brightwork( everything but the frame itself).
I place all the rusty bits in a large plastic jar full of white vinegar and let...
12-26-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,461
Posted By capnjonny

I restored over 50 bikes this year for the...

I restored over 50 bikes this year for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange. Everything from a Bianchi to a Vent Noir. Quite a few mountain bikes too. Our year, briefly, in numbers:

546 bikes...
12-26-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,270
Posted By capnjonny

totally unexpected, my son bought me a Brooks...

totally unexpected, my son bought me a Brooks saddle maintenance kit which included the special wrench for tensioning the saddle, a can of Proof ride, and a buffing cloth.
12-24-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 388,780
Posted By capnjonny

I often repaint bikes. I take off whatever chain...

I often repaint bikes. I take off whatever chain stay protector is there if it is chewed up. Most are made of some kind of tape. On the Fuji I just finished I was trying to think of something I...
12-19-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,525
Posted By capnjonny

When I rebuild bikes(usually from the 70's and...

When I rebuild bikes(usually from the 70's and 80's) I always put spoke protectors on them, I also put reflectors on the spokes, pedals, and front and rear on the frame. The bike exchange requires...
12-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24,492
Views: 2,936,629
Posted By capnjonny

Thought I'd drop[p a few pics of the Raleigh...

Thought I'd drop[p a few pics of the Raleigh Sport I just finished. At the bike Exchange recently I saw a Men's Superb. The paint on it was terrible, it had a chrome fork that was totally wrong...
10-19-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,865
Posted By capnjonny

Well, I finally figured out what I wanted to do...

Well, I finally figured out what I wanted to do with the Allegro Special. I tried a Cinelli drop bar and a Modolo Anotomic and for some reason they just didn't do it for me. Most of the young Turks...
09-28-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,842
Posted By capnjonny

These Sheffield pedals are so macho, I haven't...

These Sheffield pedals are so macho, I haven't found anything butch enough to put them on yet. It will have to be something industrial and gnarly. From what I have been able to find out this is...
09-27-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By capnjonny

Juvela, best guess is that the fork is a...

Juvela,

best guess is that the fork is a replacement. has Campi fork ends. Hopefully that makes everything else make more sense. If you look in the archives there was a bit of discussion when...
09-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By capnjonny

Juvela, Re the Frame in the background of...

Juvela,

Re the Frame in the background of the French Mystery bike, A while ago someone had the Bob Jackson Frame for sale for $50. an of course I bought it. When I got it home I discovered the...
09-20-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 174,477
Posted By capnjonny

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A personal best for me. Built it up from a frame and fork donated...
09-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,613
Posted By capnjonny

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ere is a Bridgestone MB6 I just rescued. I got it at the Bike...
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,804
Posted By capnjonny

Here are a couple you may not have seen before ....

Here are a couple you may not have seen before . The first is a Phillipe, just the frame in this picture, and the second is the French Mystery bike , shown as received by the bike exchange and...
07-30-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By capnjonny

Auto Shift

Yesterday I went to someones house to pick up a couple donations for the Bike Exchange . There was a run of the mill mtn bike and this, A Land Rider Auto Shift. The bike is a tank, oversized tubing...
Replies: 35
Views: 5,290
Posted By capnjonny

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme...

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme sunrace friction thumb shifters. They are cheap and they work well. ...
07-14-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

In the shop now is a steel frame Basso. I just...

In the shop now is a steel frame Basso. I just finished stripping , cleaning, and touching up the frame . tThis bike had a mishmash of parts on it . I probably won't use any of them excep the seat...
07-14-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

Specialized Crossroads

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This is my latest project. I have realized that the paint...
06-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

viking bike

60's Viking cycles racing bike

I love my job.

I went in to the Bike Exchange this morning to help set up for the Wednesday senior citizens bike fixing event. We just started up again last...
06-22-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,815
Posted By capnjonny

I just finished this Nishiki Olympic Mixte and am...

I just finished this Nishiki Olympic Mixte and am taking it to the shop tomorrow for them to sell. When I brought it home I was unimpressed with the color. It looked like dirty brown mustard. After...
05-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24,492
Views: 2,936,629
Posted By capnjonny

How about a Rudge Fast Sport? I was dropping...

How about a Rudge Fast Sport?

I was dropping off a couple bikes at the Bike Exchange today after doing at home Covid resto and was snooping around to see if there was anything interesting in the...
05-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,404
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks for the photos of your spray booth. I...

Thanks for the photos of your spray booth. I also discovered the value in a rotisserie like you use for spraying. It is especially helpful to keep paint from running. I have never been one for...
04-11-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 174,477
Posted By capnjonny

Here is my latest urban assault vehicle . ...

Here is my latest urban assault vehicle .

Schwinn Sierra, mostly original equipment including 14- 30 Shimano freewheel, front and rear derailleurs, crank, wheels, brakes, stem and seat post.
...
04-01-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By capnjonny

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03-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 21,565
Posted By capnjonny

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03-25-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By capnjonny

The French mystery bike makes it's debut

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When bikes get donated to the Bike Exchange we never know what we are going to get....
03-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,017
Posted By capnjonny

I finally succumbed to their siren song as I was...

I finally succumbed to their siren song as I was leaving the store loaded with Armageddon provisions. Bought 4 boxes . What use will money be post apocalypse anyway. if I hoard them long enough...
03-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,017
Posted By capnjonny

Glad to see some here at least acknowledging that...

Glad to see some here at least acknowledging that we are in crisis mode. Here in Silly cone valley things are completely shut down. I haven't been to the grocery store or any where else in a week...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By capnjonny

For the record, I do the best I can with what I...

For the record, I do the best I can with what I have, and at the Bike Exchange that varies greatly. I am a sucker for bikes with Chrome spats and lugs and I love anything Italian. I believe the...
03-19-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,153
Posted By capnjonny

Squirt dad, Thanks for the glider project....

Squirt dad,
Thanks for the glider project. Just the thing to do with my 6 year old grand son.
I don't really buy parts as all my bike work is done for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange in Palo...
03-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By capnjonny

French Fling

As I stopped in to visit my friend at his bike shop he was demonstrating this bike to a customer who had commissioned him to restore it for him. The customer, an antique dealer , found it at a flea...
03-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,713
Posted By capnjonny

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and...

Having worked on a few bottom brackets and mentored volunteers I would place the Ashtabula crank in the running as most significant development.

While it is derided as being heavy and is...
02-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By capnjonny

I took the bike in to the Bike Exchange today ....

I took the bike in to the Bike Exchange today . We have set up a photo studio in one of the rooms to photograph some of our better sale bikes. I thought it would be nice to get a couple of photos of...
01-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,843
Posted By capnjonny

On my Nishiki International I have a 24-36-48...

On my Nishiki International I have a 24-36-48 tripple in front and a 14-28 hyperglide freewheel in the rear with friction thumbies on 2" riser bars. absolutely perfect for any thing uphill, flat,...
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