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09-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By randyjawa

Sorry, I know that I have shown this before but...

Sorry, I know that I have shown this before but if a bike ever needed saving, this is it......
09-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By randyjawa

Lower end or less collectible vintage bicycles...

Lower end or less collectible vintage bicycles are impacted by time of year. The exotic or high end stuff is not so impacted, these days. At least, that is what I believe I see, these days. In the...
09-18-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By randyjawa

You make a good point, Tom and I bough to your...

You make a good point, Tom and I bough to your experience. None the less, I am always a bit skeptical of reported weights reported in catalogs.
09-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By randyjawa

For me, the only way to break a new Brooks saddle...

For me, the only way to break a new Brooks saddle in is to ride it. I use Proofhide only to protect the saddle and I don't have to use it all that often.

Simply put, some Brooks saddles have...
09-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By randyjawa

Peugeot UE8 "as found"... ...

Peugeot UE8 "as found"...
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Mercier Gentleman...
09-18-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By randyjawa

I weighed my Tour du Canada the day I got and...

I weighed my Tour du Canada the day I got and assembled it. As found and in original condition, the bike came in at 21 pounds 9 ounces, as pictured......
09-18-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By randyjawa

CCM catalog with claimed weights from a 1976 and...

CCM catalog with claimed weights from a 1976 and the Tour du Canada weight is not true, in my opinion......
09-17-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By randyjawa

Simply put - why?

Simply put - why?
09-17-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By randyjawa

My mid seventies Sekine...

My mid seventies Sekine (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Canada/Sekine_SHT270_Mine/SEKINE_SHT270_1_Start.htm) fitted with original fenders......
09-16-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13,570
Views: 2,741,962
Posted By randyjawa

Dropped off half a bag of kitchen waste and my...

Dropped off half a bag of kitchen waste and my recyclables before heading to the scrap metal pile. Several bikes had found their way their since my last visit, four days ago.

This is the first...
09-14-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13,570
Views: 2,741,962
Posted By randyjawa

Found this old Rocky Mountain on my way home from...

Found this old Rocky Mountain on my way home from the city, today. Everything works just fine and might even go for a short spin later today. Not sure what to do with it but the wheel set just might...
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By randyjawa

Chances are the bicycle will not fetch its value....

Chances are the bicycle will not fetch its value. The bike is awesome and rarely do I use that word. But, it is a lower level steed and many uninformed potential buyers will look without favor on...
09-12-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By randyjawa

When I build the Roo, I might go for full paint,...

When I build the Roo, I might go for full paint, worried that more of those oxidation snakes might start showing up. That might be, perhaps, over kill but I have no love for purple so, though I...
09-12-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By randyjawa

I have been lucky enough to own and ride a bike...

I have been lucky enough to own and ride a bike similar, perhaps identical, to the OP's. Nice job of street restoration - well done!

Repainting the bike would prove to be a bad idea. Take a look...
09-12-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By randyjawa

I gave up on the helmet thing long ago. To get a...

I gave up on the helmet thing long ago. To get a vintage one seems silly, to me, as it will not be as comfortable nor will it offer protection equal to the modern ones of today..This is my vintage...
09-11-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By randyjawa

Strip the paint from the damaged areas, prime and...

Strip the paint from the damaged areas, prime and repaint or those spots will, in fairly short order, look like these nasty paint failures on my Quintanna Roo......
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By randyjawa

Here are some things that I have learned when...

Here are some things that I have learned when Buying a Vintage Bicycle (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_5_TRADING_POST.htm)...

When you meet the seller, have his...
09-10-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By randyjawa

Yup, after buying this Quintanna Roo three times,...

Yup, after buying this Quintanna Roo three times, I have decided that I will just keep the darn thing. I do not like the bike, even though it is wicked fast (for me). I just do not like the looks nor...
09-10-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By randyjawa

To make this kind of valve fit, which is not a...

To make this kind of valve fit, which is not a very good idea in my opinion but I have seen it many times, over the years......
09-09-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By randyjawa

Peugeot UO8...

Peugeot UO8 (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_France/Peugeot_UO8%20_BlueDump/PEUGEOT_UO8_DUMP_1_Start.htm) from the sixties or seventies, would be the most...
09-09-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By randyjawa

I already found mine and it is a lovely bike to...

I already found mine and it is a lovely bike to ride at my summer cottage......
09-09-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By randyjawa

+1000 Although I did wade through the storm...

+1000

Although I did wade through the storm of words and letters, in this thread, I rarely do so when I see huge clumps of text. Simply put, my old eyes experience strain when I try to see what...
09-09-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By randyjawa

In Canada, where I live, interest in vintage...

In Canada, where I live, interest in vintage bicycles drops like a rock in mid November and starts to pick up again in sometime in mid January. That was when the markets were strong, which most no...
09-07-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 161,360
Posted By randyjawa

Though up to my butt in projects around the...

Though up to my butt in projects around the cottage, I have been fitting in puttering with this old Bianci that I found at the dump three or four days ago. Not really serious about the bike but I do...
09-06-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,309
Posted By randyjawa

This frame, belonging to another forum member,...

This frame, belonging to another forum member, still wears the GB art. The frames are identical......
09-05-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By randyjawa

Mystery solved - it is a Bianchi, serial number...

Mystery solved - it is a Bianchi, serial number BS582009. Closer inspection, today, revealed Bianchi forged drops, front and rear. Glad it is not a Proctor as my opinion of the builder would be...
09-05-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,034
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I Find Vintage Bicycles...

This is how I Find Vintage Bicycles (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_2_FINDING_METHODS_1.htm) and I have found thousands. Though it might seem like bragging, I am...
09-05-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By randyjawa

For me, there is no saddle more comfortable. Long...

For me, there is no saddle more comfortable. Long have I used the one on my Jamaica Bianchi...
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09-05-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By randyjawa

Team Proctor...

I picked this early Proctor up at the McGregor dump yesterday. I was surprised to see it made out of a lesser tube set and double surprised to see that it was a "Team Proctor". I have no idea what...
09-05-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

Good grief, as usual we go off on strange...

Good grief, as usual we go off on strange tangents. My original concern or question was...

"So, does anyone have any ideas that might help find a way for the new comers to share pics faster,...
09-05-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

An old saying, I guess, that means doing what I...

An old saying, I guess, that means doing what I want before you get what you want. If you want to post pictures (what you want), over two day period you must post ten times(what BF wants). The hoop...
09-05-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,309
Posted By randyjawa

The bike, when purchased in the late sixties, was...

The bike, when purchased in the late sixties, was full Nouvo Record and one bad butt saddle fitted to it. Pretty sure the Bulgier bought it from me......
09-05-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By randyjawa

I don't know if Barcons were used in the TdF. In...

I don't know if Barcons were used in the TdF. In my mind, the down tube shifter is much lighter and sports dramatically shorter cable runs with fewer curves. The weight thing does improve...
09-05-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

Most of you have dramatically missed my point. I...

Most of you have dramatically missed my point. I am totally in favor of preventing Spam and the ten post rule does that just fine. My question was - How can BF achieve the same level of protection...
09-05-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I pack a bicycle for overseas...

This is how I pack a bicycle for overseas shipments. Usually, the cost is about 1/4 or what FedEx or Purolator will cost me. Be forwarned, to learn how to do this kind of packing takes a bit of time...
09-04-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By randyjawa

I have run Campy, Simplex and Suntour and Suntour...

I have run Campy, Simplex and Suntour and Suntour Accushift. The Accushift shifters, that I use on the Bianchi that I keep in Jamaica, are absolutely perfect for me. Notot once have I missed a shift....
09-03-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

ok.

ok.
09-03-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

Wow! Though I do try to not be long winded, here...

Wow! Though I do try to not be long winded, here goes...

First of all, I agree that spam must be prevented and tried to make that clear in my initial post (#1).

Second, I came to the Bike...
09-03-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By randyjawa

Bent frame and/or fork can be a nasty issue. ...

Bent frame and/or fork can be a nasty issue. This page on Vintage Bicycle Quality (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_6_BICYCLE_QUALITY.htm) will offer links to some of...
09-02-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 14,394
Posted By randyjawa

Newbie Intolerant...

I built my website to help others avoid spending too much money, time and effort when street restoring a vintage bicycle. Bike Forums, particularly the Classic and Vintage forum, should also, and...
09-02-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By randyjawa

Absolutely and, guess what, you will still have a...

Absolutely and, guess what, you will still have a lovely, though purple, frame to sell. And, keep in mind that lots or people prefer to start with just a frame/fork st and then build the bike the...
09-01-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By randyjawa

The 49d is one of my favorite crank sets....

The 49d is one of my favorite crank sets. Performance is not an issue in my mind. but the aesthetics just scream "vintage" to me......
09-01-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By randyjawa

Yup, butt backwards alright. The guy or gal...

Yup, butt backwards alright. The guy or gal probably became the CEO.
09-01-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By randyjawa

Lovely set on Ebay right now for $39.00. Worth...

Lovely set on Ebay right now for $39.00. Worth every penny. in my opinion. Item number 323881382854.
09-01-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By randyjawa

Been using these on my Jamaica Bianchi for...

Been using these on my Jamaica Bianchi for years...
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08-30-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,453
Views: 431,826
Posted By randyjawa

For about $3.75 and a 32 day wait, three sets of...

For about $3.75 and a 32 day wait, three sets of handlebar tape showed up. The tape is good stuff, as far as I am concerned, and I have been using it for years....
08-30-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By randyjawa

A CCM Corsa or two have come my way, over the...

A CCM Corsa or two have come my way, over the years. This one was not in as good of condition as the first one, which, I believe was fitted with matching fenders. I do have other pictures, but like...
08-30-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By randyjawa

This used to concern me also, particularly when...

This used to concern me also, particularly when riding the lonely roads in Jamaica.

Last year, with six weeks to go in my Jamaica stay, the Bianchi broke a spoke in the rear wheel and (foolish me,...
08-30-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By randyjawa

I totally agree and run this chain on all of my...

I totally agree and run this chain on all of my bikes these days...
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08-29-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By randyjawa

Send me a couple of pictures through my website...

Send me a couple of pictures through my website and I will try to assist with your pictures.
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