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08-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By randyjawa

Geeze, I couldn't give this NOS one away, last...

Geeze, I couldn't give this NOS one away, last year, for $60.00 + shipping...
08-03-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By randyjawa

I am not going to build this old Carlton up and...

I am not going to build this old Carlton up and the English head set is in very nice shape. Is this the sort of thing that you are looking for or do you seek something new?...
08-02-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By randyjawa

True enough but the follow up to this blew my...

True enough but the follow up to this blew my kilt up, many years ago. In the movie, "Wall Street", Mike Douglas responded to the comment by saying: "How did the fool and the money get together in...
08-02-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 700
Posted By randyjawa

Oh oh! 1: Show us pictures of your bike. ...

Oh oh!

1: Show us pictures of your bike. Repainting usually is a really bad idea. It costs quite a bit and destroys the original nature of the bike. Think this through very carefully! Show us...
08-01-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By randyjawa

Sadly, I did sell MY "TEN SPEEDS" last winter...

Sadly, I did sell MY "TEN SPEEDS" last winter and, even sadder, it got hacked. I can't really access the site properly anymore.

If you could still get into the site, you would find an article...
08-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 700
Posted By randyjawa

If the bike is all there, I would suggest new...

If the bike is all there, I would suggest new cables and cable casings. New brake pads. New handlebar tape. New tires. That should run between a hundred and two hundred dollars, assuming that you can...
08-01-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By randyjawa

Is the axle protruding too much on either side,...

Is the axle protruding too much on either side, probably the side that moves, then the qr will not work or clamp properly. It might feel really tight when you clamp the wheel into the drops but is...
08-01-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By randyjawa

I did switch the brake calipers around and the...

I did switch the brake calipers around and the fit improved but there is not way that the caliper, with the short reach, would ever work with 700c wheels. If both calipers were long reach, then no...
07-31-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By randyjawa

I have a fairly rare set of Weinmann alloy rims...

I have a fairly rare set of Weinmann alloy rims sporting the brake surface pattern. They came to me, recently and are in pretty darn nice shape. The wheels were on a late sixties (1968 I think)...
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By randyjawa

A bit bigger than what I would normally ride....

A bit bigger than what I would normally ride. However, this 58 early sixties Torpado Professional goes on the road today. Bout time..!...
07-31-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By randyjawa

In my run from the virus and being stuck in a...

In my run from the virus and being stuck in a city far from my bikes, I decided to buy this early sixties Torpado Professional. Upon inspection, I revealed to the owner that the frame had suffered...
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By randyjawa

I know where one is, right now. I believe it is...

I know where one is, right now. I believe it is a 53 or 55 cm (c-c) on the seat tube. Problem is, he does not want to sell. I have taken a run at him several times and he always says no, but...
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By randyjawa

gan??? Answer that question is worth one post. ...

gan??? Answer that question is worth one post.

Where do you live is another post.

Condition of bike is another post.

In short order, you will have offered your ten posts and each one should...
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By randyjawa

This is a 1969 Atala Record 101 Professional... ...

This is a 1969 Atala Record 101 Professional...
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07-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By randyjawa

I ran into a mechanical problem with the Torpado....

I ran into a mechanical problem with the Torpado. I switched to a 14-24 freewheel. When I took the bike out for a test ride with the new freewheel, the chain noise was all but deafening. Horrible....
07-30-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By randyjawa

The flow of bicycles is close to over for this...

The flow of bicycles is close to over for this Spring. Each summer, usually just after the kids get out of school, bicycle disposal drops off at most of the dumps that I frequent. I do, none the...
07-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By randyjawa

Well, at last, I finally figured out why the...

Well, at last, I finally figured out why the chain was making so much noise.

I stripped the bike and took it to a local bike shop and trued up the frame set......
07-29-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By randyjawa

Two issues might or will present themselves. The...

Two issues might or will present themselves. The first is getting the correct size cotters. The second is spindle size. To fit these French cranks to an Italian spindle, for an old Torpado, I had...
07-29-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By randyjawa

This one, on my early sixties Torpado...

This one, on my early sixties Torpado Professional, cleaned up really well (picture is before cleaning and waxing. This would look and work great on a Mondia......
07-29-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By randyjawa

In my wonderfully organized tool box, I have a...

In my wonderfully organized tool box, I have a set, or two, metric, and Imperial and British Witworth. And, four different sized adjustable wrenches, to be used when I can't find what I need in the...
07-29-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By randyjawa

Polished to a high mirror shine, years ago. Wipe...

Polished to a high mirror shine, years ago. Wipe em off, now and again, but not to much more attention to keep the appearance good enough for me......
07-29-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By randyjawa

Get a 9/16" Imperial open end wrench. Pretty...

Get a 9/16" Imperial open end wrench. Pretty sure that fits just fine but have not been down that path in a long time.
07-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,252
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks, Squirtdad. Funny thing is, the bike was...

Thanks, Squirtdad. Funny thing is, the bike was listed on Kijiji, as a 52cm and I bought it just to resell. Sadly (or not), when I got it home, something did not look right. 52cm? Hmmm...

Turned...
07-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By randyjawa

I was probably out on my n/old Marinoni, when you...

I was probably out on my n/old Marinoni, when you dropped by.

I do know where there is a near mint set and just a wee ways down the road from my cottage. I will look into getting the whole bike...
07-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By randyjawa

My guess would be that the coating would be too...

My guess would be that the coating would be too thick. Too thick would hide frame lug and pantograph details, if any. Just an opinion - never actually tried it.
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By randyjawa

Regarding post #8...

Regarding post #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) , the Campagnolo emblem will not disappear with the EZoff. The emblem will have to be sanded off with the wet...
07-28-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By randyjawa

Non-Aero... ...

Non-Aero...
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Aero......
07-28-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, the entire piece (alloy) will have to be...

Yes, the entire piece (alloy) will have to be addressed, if you wish to polish out those spots of oxidation.

I use Extra Strength "Eazy Off" and do so with great care. Disassembly the calipers. ...
07-27-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By randyjawa

700c wheels will work just fine. Your brake...

700c wheels will work just fine. Your brake calipers might not reach and, then again, they just might. If not, you will need to seek out and install a set of calipers with a longer reach.
07-27-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By randyjawa

Wing nuts do work, if you are strong enough to...

Wing nuts do work, if you are strong enough to work them. As for quick release being more hassle - it would take a lot to convince me to switch back to wing nuts or hex nuts.
07-27-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, though not dump found, it was my job to...

Yes, though not dump found, it was my job to supervise the unloading of this, on behalf of Bicycles for Humanity. A few of these loads showed up, over the years. What great fun I had, wandering...
07-27-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By randyjawa

The answer is, usually, yes. You will also need...

The answer is, usually, yes. You will also need to address drop thickness concerns, should they present themselves. This wee bit of advice applies to derailleur hubs, not those of an internally...
07-26-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,252
Posted By randyjawa

I know how you feel. Last week I missed this...

I know how you feel. Last week I missed this Bianchi by being stupid as I waited for a day, or two, hoping the price would come down. The bike sold the next day......
07-26-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By randyjawa

Ah, yes. I have seen the signs, one of which, as...

Ah, yes. I have seen the signs, one of which, as I head east from the city, is tipped over and has been since I got back from Jamaica. Never knew what they were all about - thought it had something...
07-26-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By randyjawa

Though I am much against repainting old or...

Though I am much against repainting old or vintage bicycles, I must admit that the OP's bike turned out great. In fact, I like it better than the Caridac I converted. Good job!
07-26-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By randyjawa

!/4" drive with an 8mm socket does the trick, as...

!/4" drive with an 8mm socket does the trick, as I recall. Also, as mentioned, not too tight! I always mount very snug but allow for some movement in event of a drop or crash. Better to move a bit...
07-26-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,164
Posted By randyjawa

One Apollo Club Sport has come my way, over the...

One Apollo Club Sport has come my way, over the years. I found the bike to be nice looking and it offered a decent ride quality. That said, I did come across one more, at the dump and built it up as...
07-25-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By randyjawa

This is the tubing decal on my Dolemiti... ...

This is the tubing decal on my Dolemiti...
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Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By randyjawa

I picked the Pinarello Dolemite up last Fall. It...

I picked the Pinarello Dolemite up last Fall. It is, except for the front wheel and brake levers (?), very original and fitted with Shimano 105 throughout......
07-23-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,370
Posted By randyjawa

July 6, 2020 - On Wednesdays only two of the four...

July 6, 2020 - On Wednesdays only two of the four dumps, that I frequent, are open and only in the afternoon. Anyway, nothing worth mentioning at dump one but dump two produced these old bikes, both...
07-23-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By randyjawa

The OP's link does not work for me but I Googled...

The OP's link does not work for me but I Googled Bulgier and got a link to the site that works just fine.
07-23-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By randyjawa

Truly! Were the decal not faded, it would be...

Truly! Were the decal not faded, it would be easy to decide which of those presented was correct. Based on the components fitted and knowing a bit of the bike's history, I am going to go with decal...
07-22-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By randyjawa

Ah, another Rocky Mountain. I was lucky enough...

Ah, another Rocky Mountain. I was lucky enough to get one also, a couple of years ago and mine was close to dead on original. Though the bike was nice enough to ride like this, in its "as found"...
07-22-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,016
Posted By randyjawa

Geeze, wish I could find a set like that. Once...

Geeze, wish I could find a set like that. Once set up, my Racers function better than most center or side pulls of the same era and with no squeal. Toe-in is of great importance for quiet braking,...
07-21-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By randyjawa

I have a NOS set of CXP 22 rims, 32 spoke holes,...

I have a NOS set of CXP 22 rims, 32 spoke holes, that might be perfect. If interested, I can place them on the For Sale forum.
07-21-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,155
Posted By randyjawa

Just got it and got right at it... As...

Just got it and got right at it...

As found...
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As being ridden,...
07-21-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,016
Posted By randyjawa

The absolute best vintage center pull brakes that...

The absolute best vintage center pull brakes that I have experienced has to be the Mafac Racer or Competition! These calipers, when properly set-up are great looking and working vintage stoppers. Not...
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By randyjawa

You know the last bike that I bought myself was...

You know the last bike that I bought myself was the sixties something Torpado Professional, a bike picked up in Winnipeg as my wife and I made our way home from Jamaica, fleeing from the virus (more...
07-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By randyjawa

The bike was listed on Kijiji and I moved fast,...

The bike was listed on Kijiji and I moved fast, not really wanting the bike since it was listed as a 52cm, too small for me. But it seemed a good idea for the Campy nine speed group. Anyway, when I...
07-20-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By randyjawa

That is a bit of a surprise for me. I would have...

That is a bit of a surprise for me. I would have thought sixties based on the items fitted to my Torpado Professional. This is the original sticker and sports the original dove, rather than the more...
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