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04-10-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 721
Posted By randyjawa

First time that I have seen that happen. I might...

First time that I have seen that happen. I might have an orphan lever, yours if you want it (not sure if I do, though). I can check next time I go to my lake cottage (today, probably as it is time...
04-10-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By randyjawa

It would be a great help to see the function side...

It would be a great help to see the function side of the bike (drive side) but it looks to be a, more or less, entry level steed, similar to many Torpado bikes that I have either refurbished or...
04-08-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By randyjawa

I cannot respond to how Valentino felt nor do I...

I cannot respond to how Valentino felt nor do I consider the mechanism to be cheap (entry level, certainly, would be a fairer word to use, in my opinion). Not sure about Campagnolo's business...
04-08-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By randyjawa

The package has not yet arrived. But the...

The package has not yet arrived. But the scamming email showed up a day before the original tracking indicated when the package was to arrive (potential arrival dates mean little during these...
04-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By randyjawa

True enough but consider this. To pay that...

True enough but consider this. To pay that paltry amount, I would have to use either my VISA or Mastercard, thus, perhaps, allowing the scammer access to either of those accounts. That, in my...
04-08-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By randyjawa

Exactly and I am darned curious also. That's why...

Exactly and I am darned curious also. That's why I drove all the way into the city to check into the situation. Lucky I did.
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-07-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

+1 I still do that to this day.

+1 I still do that to this day.
04-05-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation. ...

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation.

The Atala is an example of the kind of high end bikes that I have found, built up and ridden. The one in the example is a 1969 Atala Professional and...
04-04-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have never ridden one of these, the...

Though I have never ridden one of these, the image is darn near perfect in my opinion. Wow and well done...
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04-04-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By randyjawa

The OP certainly has a right to his opinion and...

The OP certainly has a right to his opinion and in choosing what he wants to hate (pretty strong word). In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with "gas pipe" frame bicycles. First of all, there is...
04-03-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By randyjawa

The problem sounds more like rider skills rather...

The problem sounds more like rider skills rather than being component related. Hard braking with the front brake and improper rider position can cause this problem.

Flat bars will not do too much...
03-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By randyjawa

I Never Thought I Would Buy Stuff Like This...

But I did. A good price presented itself on Ebay for the complete set, now purchased and destined to be fitted to a late sixties Carlton, rebadged as a Raleigh......
03-25-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By randyjawa

25.4mm

25.4mm
03-25-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By randyjawa

From the USA to Canada via China, believe it or...

From the USA to Canada via China, believe it or not. Took a while and caused a lot of concern at both ends. Thanks so much to the sender(s) for his patience and assistance......
03-25-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

Prepare the area to be painted properly then grab...

Prepare the area to be painted properly then grab yourself a decent one inch paint brush and a can of Rust-oleum in your chosen color (black is easy). Then paint the area of concern. Let it dry and...
03-22-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By randyjawa

When I was shop leader for Bicycles for Humanity,...

When I was shop leader for Bicycles for Humanity, we made a mistake and let a bike go with 1/2 threaded pedals in 9/16 threaded cranks. Needless to say, one pedal failed when the customer had the...
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By randyjawa

The Rossin has seen a lot of use and, perhaps,...

The Rossin has seen a lot of use and, perhaps, abuse based on the banged up paint/art. That said, Vancouver is a strong market and Spring has just about sprung. In my opinion, assuming that there...
03-22-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,204
Posted By randyjawa

Though I prefer my vintage bikes I do not prefer...

Though I prefer my vintage bikes I do not prefer them because they offer better ride quality or user friendliness. They are old, sporting dated technology and heavy by today's standards. However, I...
03-22-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By randyjawa

I agree with this fellow's comments, however; I...

I agree with this fellow's comments, however; I would have said it in a more respectful way. I do not like rude behavior, name calling or profanity.

I did see the OP's original post...
03-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like improper derailleur set-up, to me.

Looks like improper derailleur set-up, to me.
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By randyjawa

A good flipper? Not in my mind, mostly because...

A good flipper? Not in my mind, mostly because the market for such a big bike is small. That said, the bar end shifters, most likely Suntour, are worth the thirty bucks all by themselves. New...
03-13-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By randyjawa

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03-10-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By randyjawa

I have experienced this once or twice. In those...

I have experienced this once or twice. In those instances, the saddle in question was a Brooks B17 Narrow, coupled with some Lycra or nylon bike shorts. I saw two options...

Don't use that...
03-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By randyjawa

I have built up a lot of wheel sets in my day. ...

I have built up a lot of wheel sets in my day. Good old Sheldon Brown shared this Wheel Building (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html) article that, in my opinion, is second to none for...
03-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,481
Posted By randyjawa

I have no problem with disc brakes. They make so...

I have no problem with disc brakes. They make so much more sense to me than rim brakes. That said...

This really old Skyway sported a rear disc brake that weighs almost as much as some of the road...
03-07-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By randyjawa

Many a stubborn plastic crank dust cap have come...

Many a stubborn plastic crank dust cap have come my way over the years. To remove, I use a very small screwdriver and gently chip/pry and repeat until the pieces are all removed. You would have to...
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By randyjawa

I absolutely agree. Painting a vintage road...

I absolutely agree. Painting a vintage road bicycle in not always a great idea, in my opinion. Doing so will cost a bit and certainly negatively impact value. Best advice one could offer would be...
03-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By randyjawa

I found this Bianchi mountain bike at the dump,...

I found this Bianchi mountain bike at the dump, last summer. There were a few lesser bikes there, most like the Bianchi is very little used condition......
03-05-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By randyjawa

This old Torpado is very similar to the OP's...

This old Torpado is very similar to the OP's bike. Nothing special when compared to higher end bikes and most certainly not gas pipe, nor is the tube set exotic. That said, I have restored quite a...
03-04-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By randyjawa

Ha! The OP thinks that he or she has to slow...

Ha! The OP thinks that he or she has to slow down. Me too......
03-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By randyjawa

I ground down a 1/2" drive 16mm socket, years...

I ground down a 1/2" drive 16mm socket, years ago. Twelve point and still working like a charm. Never thought to take a picture but it did happen.
02-28-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,776
Posted By randyjawa

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-25-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure how much painting would cost but I do...

Not sure how much painting would cost but I do know one thing - I cannot afford to hire a painter. Powder coating is an option and pretty durable to boot. I am, however, not a fan of powder coating...
02-25-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By randyjawa

Though I am not a fan of the clamp style...

Though I am not a fan of the clamp style attachment, it does work...
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02-24-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By randyjawa

Seeking something specific might prove to me the...

Seeking something specific might prove to me the wrong way to start. For my money, I would suggest the following criterial for choosing a vintage road bike...

If you like the appearance, that is a...
02-24-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for all the help all. It looks like the...

Thanks for all the help all. It looks like the needed Velox is actually going to be a Campy Gran Turismo, thanks to WildWood. I never even thought to seek out a Gran Tourismo but, once again, Bike...
02-19-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By randyjawa

Chrome plating with surface rut, not pitted, can...

Chrome plating with surface rut, not pitted, can be easily dealt with with aluminum foil. I never use wire wool to attack chrome issues. Too hard, too oxidable and too bad about the first two.
...
02-18-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,292
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks to those who know more about cents that I...

Thanks to those who know more about cents that I do and have more sense than some younger people that were involved. No motorcycle for me. Pooey stinko! However...

Many other items were found...
02-17-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,292
Posted By randyjawa

Last week's trading card find netted my daughter...

Last week's trading card find netted my daughter $275.00 for the bulk of them and the guy who bought them was thrilled. Four or five of those cards she kept, thinking they might have some monetary...
02-17-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By randyjawa

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because...

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because they are what was originally fitted to the bike in question. The levers are of poor design considering all of us idiots who seem to think it a good idea...
02-17-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By randyjawa

If I had the wheel in my hand, I might say the...

If I had the wheel in my hand, I might say the pattern is wrong. That is where I would start. Also, do the drive side spokes have more or less tension than the non-drive side? Also, in one...
02-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By randyjawa

My guess is that there is more to the problem...

My guess is that there is more to the problem than improper length spokes. I would like to see the offending wheel from the side so that I could consider proper spoke pattern.

Anything this sort...
02-16-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By randyjawa

I love the look of a decent cottered crank and...

I love the look of a decent cottered crank and the one fitted is original issue......
02-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By randyjawa

This subject has been addressed to death. ...

This subject has been addressed to death. Vintage is defined by time, not this, that, or the other thing, in my opinion.
02-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,160
Posted By randyjawa

Pretty sure that you have seen enough pictures of...

Pretty sure that you have seen enough pictures of the old Torpado. Except for road test/tuning, the bike is now done. And, at minus 27 degrees, with a wind chill it feels like minus 36 degrees. No...
02-14-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By randyjawa

Shades of Grey...

Except for road tuning, this puppy is, pretty much good to go. Though I have shared the build process, I thought to show the done deal without color......
02-14-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,347
Posted By randyjawa

How do I make money flipping. I market well. I...

How do I make money flipping. I market well. I buy well. I do good work. And I know what the heck I am doing but it has taken many years of buying and selling to get to the point that I am at...
02-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 885
Posted By randyjawa

How Much Is This Bike Worth..?

Perhaps I am opening a can of worms here but here goes.

In the bicycle appraisal forum I see lots and lots of value questions. Usually, we do not answer the question, but do chime in other ways -...
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By randyjawa

If I were to purchase the bike at the OP's price,...

If I were to purchase the bike at the OP's price, I would already own it. Were I to offer the bike for sale,$700.00 would be my target and I would most likely get that amount. I did for this one......
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