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05-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 357,672
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 ...
05-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,757
Posted By capnjonny

Here are a few you may have seen before ...

Here are a few you may have seen before

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04-26-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 388,782
Posted By capnjonny

3 M 90 spray adhesive lives in my shop and has...

3 M 90 spray adhesive lives in my shop and has many uses. When I want to mount cheap bar tape( without adhesive) I take a small bit of aluminum foil and put it inside a large mouth jar cap forming a...
04-25-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,354
Posted By capnjonny

There is one thing I don't think anyone has...

There is one thing I don't think anyone has suggested. You should try to put the bike up on a stand and actually observe what happens when you turn the pedals and change the front and rear gears. If...
04-25-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By capnjonny

I went in to the shop today and they actually...

I went in to the shop today and they actually have a box of U brakes and parts. I found a Tecktro brake and installed it and it looks like it will work. It is a little less beefy than the Shimano...
04-25-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By capnjonny

problems with u brake

I am currently working on a Diamond back Apex with a rear U brake And I have managed to screw it up. Since this was a sale bike for the Bike Exchange I took it apart for cleaning and thought I...
04-20-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By capnjonny

Lemon Drop Bianchi

I just finished work on this Bianchi. It came in to the Bike Exchange filthy dirty and with a dent in the top tube. I really worked at cleaning it using both White polishing and Rubbing compound in...
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 ...
04-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,711
Posted By capnjonny

Before doing a complete repaint you might...

Before doing a complete repaint you might consider this:
Strip bike to frame, wipe down with wd40 or paint thinner soaked rag to get caked grease off .
Wash with dawn dish soap to get rest of...
04-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By capnjonny

This is probably not the problem here but I...

This is probably not the problem here but I thought the info might be useful. I just finished working on a bike with side pull caliper brakes and took it for a test ride. When I applied the rear...
04-14-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,691
Posted By capnjonny

I have experienced wrinkling after applying a...

I have experienced wrinkling after applying a clear coat over a recently painted frame. I spoke to a Tech at Rustoleum who explained that the solvent used in their Automotive grade Clear is mostly...
04-06-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By capnjonny

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring> Oh, what to do.

Someone just donated what seems to be a Motobecane Grand Touring to the Bike Exchange and I am trying to figure out what to do with it. It looks to be in excellent condition. The paint is almost...
04-05-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 806,815
Posted By capnjonny

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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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...
04-03-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By capnjonny

I was just re reading this thread. Guess what....

I was just re reading this thread. Guess what. Someone just brought a 70's Gitane Mixte to the shop that they found next to a dumpster. I am cleaning it up and should have it finished tomorrow. I...
03-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By capnjonny

Just to throw a monkey wrench into the...

Just to throw a monkey wrench into the discussion, Often 2 different models are almost identical. I am building a bike currently and wanted to use Shimano 600 components. I have 2 derailleurs, a...
03-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By capnjonny

+1 for things flying out of your hand while...

+1 for things flying out of your hand while polishing. If possible make some kind of back stop that can catch little bitty parts that you loose this way. Watch out when you polish brakes or...
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...
03-22-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By capnjonny

I have dreamed of doing what you did but haven't...

I have dreamed of doing what you did but haven't gone down that road yet. I do have a few old Suntour Perfect and similar freewheels and I even took one apart the other day to try to get the body...
03-22-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By capnjonny

Brooks saddle rivet tool? I feel like I have...

Brooks saddle rivet tool? I feel like I have seen that somewhere. looks like its designed to punch small holes in a row on the edge of a piece of sheet metal. Note adjustable depth stop. Leather...
03-19-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By capnjonny

I am personally a fan of thumbies rather than...

I am personally a fan of thumbies rather than trigger shifters on upright bars. I also love bars similar to the North Road shape with a moderate sweep back . If you want you can get an adjustable...
03-19-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By capnjonny

Re cables Cable housing type for derailleurs...

Re cables
Cable housing type for derailleurs depends on whether or not they are indexed. Straight lay cables are for indexing because they don't flex. Spiral laid cable is for brakes and friction...
03-19-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By capnjonny

Valvwe stems, tires, and wheels, Oh My!

At the bike exchange we patch a few tubes now and then( lots and lots) and I have a few questions .
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Why are the holes drilled in the rim always slightly too small to push a rubber Shrader valve...
03-12-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By capnjonny

Melo Yellow - 90's Diamond Back assent

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03-10-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,821
Posted By capnjonny

the latest in my Hipster Series 1983 Peugeot PB14...

the latest in my Hipster Series 1983 Peugeot PB14
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03-10-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By capnjonny

Or you could try a Shimano Mega Range 7 speed. ...

Or you could try a Shimano Mega Range 7 speed. The 6 lower gears are pretty tightly spaced and good for most riding and the 34 tooth big cog can climb walls.
03-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,338
Posted By capnjonny

Saint Sheldon has a post somewhere about an...

Saint Sheldon has a post somewhere about an adapter that lowers the brake so that it will work. I actually have it somewhere in my parts bins but haven't been able to find it since I put it in a...
03-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks everyone. T Mar, I looked at all the...

Thanks everyone. T Mar, I looked at all the brochures from 80 - 85 and somehow missed this. It is definitely a PB14. The paint on this bike was outstanding, just dull. Deep cleaning and rubbing out...
03-09-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By capnjonny

ID this Peugeot

I just got this donation for the bike exchange from our friends at a local high end bike shop. It would have been a trade in on a uber expensive something or other. As you can see from the photos I...
03-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,878
Posted By capnjonny

B. Fisher, Gotta ask, what make is that brown...

B. Fisher, Gotta ask, what make is that brown bike you posted. A great interpretation of a Raleigh Sport but completely different.
03-07-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By capnjonny

removing flat spot in vintage Super Champion rim

I have been trying to true an old Super Champion rim off of a early 80's Peugeot. I am a novice at wheel work so maybe I am missing something but there is a flat spot on the rim and even though I...
03-07-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 834
Posted By capnjonny

My shop is full of parts I dropped, or misplaced...

My shop is full of parts I dropped, or misplaced parts. When working at the bike stand I will drop a nut or washer and sometimes it will land right under the bike, sometimes 3-4 ft. away , and...
03-04-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,821
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: 20,878
Posted By capnjonny

Ital...

Ital https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3087_9bb3624f0491945dc436380bcd31c2bf3b9c5fb3.jpg...
02-19-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,241
Posted By capnjonny

I deal with rusty bright work all the time when I...

I deal with rusty bright work all the time when I restore bikes for the bike exchange. My first step is to remove everything small enough to fit in a quart plastic freezer bag and immerse it in a...
02-16-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By capnjonny

Any bike that came without braze on's for cable...

Any bike that came without braze on's for cable guides is vintage. If it came stock with suntour friction it's vintage.
02-15-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 403,821
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...
02-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By capnjonny

Lots of folks out there think that if it isn't...

Lots of folks out there think that if it isn't Italian it isn't worthy. Don't believe it. Quality Japanese bikes are every bit as good if not better and usually far cheaper. I say this as a former...
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By capnjonny

Bike is still there or was last weekend If...

Bike is still there or was last weekend

If you have questions contact us at info@bikex.org, or call us at (650) 691-5989.
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....
02-07-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By capnjonny

I have a 6" x 48' belt sander that my grandfather...

I have a 6" x 48' belt sander that my grandfather bought used around 1950 that I used for years in my Cabinet shop. These days I use it to grind cable cover ends to get rid of burs. I also use it to...
02-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 258,267
Posted By capnjonny

here are a few I have worked on recently ...

here are a few I have worked on recently
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1200 touring...
02-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By capnjonny

Is the bike in question Cromo or Hi ten steel? If...

Is the bike in question Cromo or Hi ten steel? If it is high ten the tubing will be much thicker. Surface rust or even mild pitting is no big deal on a hi ten bike. Take a cheap plastic box cutter...
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

Surprisingly, I don't think I measured the frame....

Surprisingly, I don't think I measured the frame. In the pictures the seat post and bars are adjusted to max height and my 6'5 ishness managed to ride it o/k . I would think she could get comfortable...
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: 403,821
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...
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