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10-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,399
Posted By randyjawa

Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to...

Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use......
10-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 758
Posted By randyjawa

Almost any seed will do, depending on who or what...

Almost any seed will do, depending on who or what decides to live in the bottom bracket......
09-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,805
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick... ...

1958 Rabeneick...
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1968 Legnano......
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By randyjawa

As a rider, the patina and what ever workable...

As a rider, the patina and what ever workable components fitted would be just fine. That said, the bike does have collectable value and should never be left unattended. It is a high candidate for...
09-15-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By randyjawa

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome...

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome cleaning procedure for many years and am usually totally impressed with the result......
09-02-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By randyjawa

That is certainly true but there are different...

That is certainly true but there are different kinds of grease.

In my case, and thanks to where I used to work, I use a synthetic water proof product and it works just fine - on everything bicycle...
09-02-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By randyjawa

Were it me. and considering that the cam appears...

Were it me. and considering that the cam appears to be nothing more that a flat piece of steel, I would simply make another one...

Get a piece of stainless steel that is the same thickness as the...
08-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By randyjawa

Were the post particularly rare or hard to get, I...

Were the post particularly rare or hard to get, I might be willing to give repair a shot. But, since it is not, then in my mind it is not worth the effort to repair nor is it worth taking a chance...
08-26-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By randyjawa

Make sure to get the decal flat and in the right...

Make sure to get the decal flat and in the right position the first time because the decals are VERY sticky and there are no second chances ! For what it is worth, wet the area where the sticker is...
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By randyjawa

High flange with skewers and sound...

High flange with skewers and sound mechanical/cosmetic condition should fetch between $100 and $150 depending on your marketing skills and patience. Location also plays a big part in vintage road...
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By randyjawa

Speaking from experience, they are very nice...

Speaking from experience, they are very nice bicycles. If the price is acceptable, get it!
08-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By randyjawa

Apollo Prestige XL Frame/Fork Set - 52 cm Set Tube...

This nice old Apollo Prestige XL frame in in sound mechanical condition and pretty nice in the paint and art departments also. Decent tubing coupled with forged drops, front and back, plus an...
08-18-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By randyjawa

27" tubulars? I never knew that they existed. I...

27" tubulars? I never knew that they existed. I do have a late sixties set of alloy Weinmann clinchers, though......
08-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By randyjawa

I could not agree more about my cottered...

I could not agree more about my cottered Stronglight Competition crank set. In truth, I am a cottered crank freak......
08-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By randyjawa

Make sure that the cotter pins are not all the...

Make sure that the cotter pins are not all the way through the crank arm. Usually, they should go all the way through without sticking out. I always check this carefully and add ensurence with a...
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By randyjawa

Altering the bike would devalue it. I speak from...

Altering the bike would devalue it. I speak from experience not just opinion. Yes, it is your bike and you can do with it what you wish. My guess is that if you do alter it, you will eventually...
08-10-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By randyjawa

This little guy, who I call Half Tail, follows me...

This little guy, who I call Half Tail, follows me around the yard like a dog. Cute little critter who takes great joy in the unsalted peanuts that I always have in my pocket......
08-04-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By randyjawa

A big advertised as a "lugged steel bicycle" will...

A big advertised as a "lugged steel bicycle" will be made of steel (often times different quality levels of tubing) and the steel tubes will be joined using visible lug work. There are internally...
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By randyjawa

Size, condition, make, model. and location of...

Size, condition, make, model. and location of bicycle (city or area where you live) are all needed to help appraise value of the bicycle. And, one of the biggest requirement for BF members to assist...
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By randyjawa

A small question but the answer is gigantic. ...

A small question but the answer is gigantic. Tubing type, age, components fitted, drops style, just to start. In each of those categories, there are sub categories defining quality level. The...
07-31-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure if my 1982 Bianchi would qualify as...

I am not sure if my 1982 Bianchi would qualify as light but I do know for sure that 32s will fit just barely.

I keep the Bianchi in Jamaica and when my original tires failed, The bike shop in...
07-30-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By randyjawa

What is the most important thing to consider is...

What is the most important thing to consider is "are you comfortable with them?" If yes, no issue. If no, change them. That is how I roll every time now. Sadly, such errors in my own judgement...
07-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado LUXE Frame/Fork Set - late 60s or early 70s...

I already have two Torpado road bikes, both from the sixties or early seventies. I bought two more Torpado LUXE bikes this summer and really have no interest in building either one. With that in...
07-29-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By randyjawa

When I wrap a handlebar, I first position the...

When I wrap a handlebar, I first position the lever(s) exactly where I want them to be and test ride to ensure proper placement for me......
07-29-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By randyjawa

Let's assume that the cages and balls are...

Let's assume that the cages and balls are installed properly. Let's assume that everything is adjusted properly. Let's assume that the non-drive side lock nut is locking the non-drive side cup...
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By randyjawa

I agree with the possibility that the frame was...

I agree with the possibility that the frame was clamped in a vice or a work stand of some sort (my money would be on a work stand as most vices would leave a different pattern....
07-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,221
Posted By randyjawa

The N+1 problem running completely out of...

The N+1 problem running completely out of control. One of three loads of vintage, antique and mountain bikes to arrive at my door step (not all my bikes)......
07-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,690
Posted By randyjawa

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200416_202207_2__bb1b88ff6cc701a10260e78472591fc3c53642b8.jpgOne more needs my hand
To reach old roads of our land
Adds youth to...
07-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,221
Posted By randyjawa

I buy bikes I don't need and have no room to...

I buy bikes I don't need and have no room to store all the time. The medical term for this condition is N+1 (N being the number of bikes that you already own and 1 the one you are about to buy). It...
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By randyjawa

There were some entry level Merckx made and I...

There were some entry level Merckx made and I have been lucky (poor choice of word perhaps) enough to view one in the flesh, so to speak. The one I saw was a step through model and definitely had...
07-21-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By randyjawa

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this...

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this sort of thing quite often. If not hung up as original it becomes just another mountain bike, in my opinion.
07-20-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By randyjawa

My offer was legit and not intended to come...

My offer was legit and not intended to come across as sarcastic. I like to learn when I can and share information when I am sure that I know what I am talking about. That said, in this "more for...
07-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, the tires are Panaracers (700c x 28 - my...

Yes, the tires are Panaracers (700c x 28 - my preferred size these days) and in great shape. My guess is the original owner (I am the second owner) had them installed not long ago and then rode the...
07-18-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By randyjawa

Silver is good and black it too. But, when...

Silver is good and black it too. But, when fenders are the issue, I am partial a color that matches the bike......
07-18-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 469,878
Posted By randyjawa

My newest wrenching canvas, an old all chrome...

My newest wrenching canvas, an old all chrome Torpado that I bought yesterday......
07-18-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By randyjawa

You do not have to remove the hoods to change...

You do not have to remove the hoods to change cables or wrap your bars. And, those hoods do come up for sale on Ebay every so often.

The cables will come out of the levers/bodies through the...
07-18-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,872
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick 120d... ...

1958 Rabeneick 120d...
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1969 Atala Professional......
07-18-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By randyjawa

The "shiny as a new penny" is a very old saying...

The "shiny as a new penny" is a very old saying intended to suggest great "bling". And for what it is worth, I actually have a silver penny or two, that I found in a bag of vintage coins when...
07-17-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By randyjawa

As Goldielocks said - "this one is just right." ...

As Goldielocks said - "this one is just right." Luck was with me today.
07-17-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado #9 - All Chrome - Gian Robert...

Though not positive, I am pretty sure that this is my ninth Torpado, several LUXE models, one lesser model and a Torpado Super Racing or something like that. Anyway, I could not resist this little...
07-17-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By randyjawa

There are three relatively easy ways to go. ...

There are three relatively easy ways to go.

Thumb shifters from a mountain bike (these will work on any kind of handlebar, I just chose to change bars)......
07-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By randyjawa

@ Brad L... If you are using cloth tape,...

@ Brad L...

If you are using cloth tape, locate the levers where you want them and then secure the lever clamps in place with PVC tape. Remove the levers and then wrap the bars with the tape. ...
07-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,951
Posted By randyjawa

I hear you and fully understand. Sometimes, we at...

I hear you and fully understand. Sometimes, we at Bike Forums, tend to under sell the problems with fixing up old bikes. I have built a few, over the years, and not one of them has actually been...
07-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,177
Posted By randyjawa

I am in my seventh decade and throwing a leg over...

I am in my seventh decade and throwing a leg over my bike can prove difficult. However, throwing my leg over or off of the bike, when my ride is over, is darn near impossible (and painful)......
07-16-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,951
Posted By randyjawa

You are about to embark on a real learning...

You are about to embark on a real learning exercise. For example, you say - "Yea rust removal won't be hard I'm sure I can dis and reassemble it. Whether riding or selling - clean stuff is worth much...
07-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,951
Posted By randyjawa

That Peugeot Mixte would cost a great deal to...

That Peugeot Mixte would cost a great deal to properly restore (way more than you could sell it for). If would also cost a fair amount just to get it road worthy and safe to ride. Again, the result...
07-16-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I deal with the wrap with no hoods...

This is how I deal with the wrap with no hoods problem......
07-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,177
Posted By randyjawa

No bike brand has ever come up to the standard...

No bike brand has ever come up to the standard offered me by Marinoni. Perhaps it is my Canadian bias but every single Marinoni has proved to be a cut above the other bikes that I have owned and I...
Replies: 77
Views: 5,148
Posted By randyjawa

This bike is the same quality level as the OP's...

This bike is the same quality level as the OP's but mine is fully rebuilt and refurbished and I can't get half of what the OP thinks his entry level steed is worth......
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By randyjawa

Though I am no expert on items like panniers (or...

Though I am no expert on items like panniers (or much of anything else, for that matter), $65 seems high to me even if they include all the mounting hardware. Generally, in my area, a similar set,...
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