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07-04-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, the "as found" chain was not NOS, to say the...

Yes, the "as found" chain was not NOS, to say the least. I WD40ed it when first getting the bike ready for the road, working the links until it seemed OK to use. You can see one of the stiff link...
07-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By randyjawa

One of you brought up a good point about the old...

One of you brought up a good point about the old chain. The old or "as found" chain was silent when the small cog set was still in use. The noise started after I installed the 24 tooth freewheel. ...
07-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By randyjawa

I did not take the curve into account. I have no...

I did not take the curve into account. I have no idea of how to determine that (actually, I could probably puzzle out the formula, but so can anyone else). I used a pair of Vernier Calipers,...
07-03-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By randyjawa

Really Noisy Chain...

A couple of months ago, I bought, cleaned up and rode a mid sixties Torpado Professional. I love the bike but with this freewheel, it is just too hard for me to use. The fw is 13/14/15/16/17 or very...
07-03-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By randyjawa

Needless to say but I will say it anyway, I did...

Needless to say but I will say it anyway, I did not remove my headbadge to measure the rivet location holes. That said, fitted to the curve of the head tube, I get 32.5 mm or roughly 1.29 inches. ...
07-03-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By randyjawa

I would clear coat the entire frame before...

I would clear coat the entire frame before applying water slide or vinyl stickers. Both will stick to clean bare metal, in my opinion. That said, I am in the middle of doing just this right now...
07-03-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By randyjawa

I would be very interested in seeing details of...

I would be very interested in seeing details of the fabrication process. That said, very well done! I am impressed.
07-01-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, I kept two bikes, the Rabeneick, which has...

Yes, I kept two bikes, the Rabeneick, which has proved to be a touch too small. The frame is 53cm and that is just too small. My Legnano Grand Premio is a 56cm and it is close to just right......
07-01-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 386
Posted By randyjawa

I am, truly, impressed! I love the quality of...

I am, truly, impressed! I love the quality of your work and the final result. To that add, that until recently, the lovely powder blue color would have been my absolute preference. That, however,...
06-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By randyjawa

Been at this for almost three years and it occurs...

Been at this for almost three years and it occurs to me that I might not get back to it. The frame set is a 1958 Rabeneick 120d, commonly referred to as the Rabeneick Campagnolo. The frame is in...
06-30-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By randyjawa

After almost three years of not getting back to...

After almost three years of not getting back to it, I have been thinking of selling my 1958 Rabeneick 120d frame/fork and yet to be installed art. The component group, which took a while to acquire,...
06-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By randyjawa

A bit of fine sand paper or emery cloth, used in...

A bit of fine sand paper or emery cloth, used in small folded pieces and with finger insertion applied pressure, just rotate and rotate, checking frequently for result. Been there before, only with...
06-30-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By randyjawa

For my older bicycles, those that sort of fall...

For my older bicycles, those that sort of fall into the period correct attempt builds, I always go for cloth tape, which used to be darn near free on Ebay. Anyway, this is the cloth tape that I like...
06-29-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By randyjawa

I love this! Perhaps it is time to retire the...

I love this! Perhaps it is time to retire the randyjawa person and let Don Randolfo join the movement.

I recall, years ago, that I mentioned that Grand Bois, in French Canadain, means "big wood"....
06-29-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By randyjawa

Boy or boy, I am totally confused by this. I can...

Boy or boy, I am totally confused by this. I can only assume that I do not understand the explanation. If I go small to small, what happens when I go big to small? Seems to me that there would not...
06-29-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By randyjawa

First, get up to ten posts, spread over two days,...

First, get up to ten posts, spread over two days, and then you can post pictures. To get your posts, tell us, in different posts, not all in one post...

- how you got the bike
- where you live...
06-29-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By randyjawa

To help with possible repairs, I would need to...

To help with possible repairs, I would need to see good quality pictures. To get at those, you need to have ten posts spread over two days. Then you can post pictures.

To help with the service...
06-29-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By randyjawa

A few years ago, I stumbled on a Quintanna Roo....

A few years ago, I stumbled on a Quintanna Roo. It sported a Shimano 600 eight speed group. The bike was in pretty good running condition but was beginning to show cosmetic deterioration. I tend to...
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By randyjawa

Though it sounds harsh, I, pretty much agree. ...

Though it sounds harsh, I, pretty much agree. However, a fellow forum member, with a similar identification, my be interested in that old head badge. That said, the hubs are high flange and might be...
06-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By randyjawa

Wednesday, June 24, 2020... Went to two of...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020...

Went to two of the four dumps that allow me to "pick" from. A few kids bikes, a BXM or two, a few old mountain bikes and one old Ten Speed. The Ten Speed. a Sears...
06-24-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,190
Posted By randyjawa

Well, after the early 1970s, nothing. These days...

Well, after the early 1970s, nothing. These days only the older steeds interest me. That said, from each decade (50s, 60s and 70s) my suggestion for most collectible would be a top dog Cinelli. I...
06-24-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By randyjawa

Hello Baerzo and welcome to the forums. To get...

Hello Baerzo and welcome to the forums. To get your ten posts, spread over at least two days, tell us a bit about your bike. One post could be a quick how you got it. Another could be where you...
06-24-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By randyjawa

They frequently come up for sale on Ebay. Be...

They frequently come up for sale on Ebay. Be careful - they are fragile. Just did a search on Ebay for Soubliez light and 13 lights are there right now and one is exactly what you want. I might...
06-23-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By randyjawa

Yes and that was part of the fix. At first, I was...

Yes and that was part of the fix. At first, I was running a Gran Sport coupled with a Stronglight 49d crank. This did not work worth beans......
06-23-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By randyjawa

Some of us who collect and ride vintage road...

Some of us who collect and ride vintage road bicycles have come to appreciate a bicycle's patina of age. Sure, it is just great to have a freshly painted steed and that is great if the frame chrome...
06-23-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for all the information, everyone. I used...

Thanks for all the information, everyone. I used your thoughts and solved the problem. I lucked out one day, opening Ebay at just the right moment and scored this period correct NOS (take off)...
06-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By randyjawa

Nope, once those threads are stripped they will...

Nope, once those threads are stripped they will not be useful for removing the crank. The crank is still fine to use, just a pain to remove.
06-22-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By randyjawa

The Stronglight crank puller is larger in...

The Stronglight crank puller is larger in diameter than the one you have shown. I made this same mistake many years ago and, like you, ended up screwing up a crank.thread. Here is a Ebay auction...
06-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By randyjawa

Not much at the dump the last week or so, since I...

Not much at the dump the last week or so, since I got that old Peugeot Super Sport. That said, Saturdays and half of Sundays are dump days in cottage land. Anyway...

June 20, 2020: I went to the...
06-21-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By randyjawa

Look in the catalogs page for a Miele catalog. ...

Look in the catalogs page for a Miele catalog. Pretty sure the Beta is included there, with a pic or two and component description.
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By randyjawa

I am certainly no expert on the Pinarello brand...

I am certainly no expert on the Pinarello brand although I have owned three. The one that I have now set me back a hundred bucks (CND). The one that I have is a lower end model and, based on frame...
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By randyjawa

These days, since the apparent decline in...

These days, since the apparent decline in interest in vintage road bicycles, the value of that bike might increase but will do so slowly. If investment is the goal, forget it. The only bikes that...
06-20-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for the kind comment. As for MTS, I sold...

Thanks for the kind comment. As for MTS, I sold the website last winter and, sadly, it go hacked shortly after I sold it. Even the new owner cannot access the site. I know he is trying but not...
06-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,213
Posted By randyjawa

I took a look at those color swatches and can be...

I took a look at those color swatches and can be of little help with my challenged vision these days. The best I can do is show this frame set that I am in the middle (really poor word choice) of...
06-19-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I did not get at the brakes today but I...

Well, I did not get at the brakes today but I did, finally, take the Torpado out for a cottage road ride. The feel was not a surprise as I rode the bike in Winnipeg for a few weeks......
06-19-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By randyjawa

I just got a Peugeot Crank set, with Peugeot...

I just got a Peugeot Crank set, with Peugeot boldly pantographed into the crank arms. Yours for cheap and I can include the bottom bracket but it is not French threaded. Anyway, the crank in question...
06-19-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By randyjawa

Good grief! In this isolastic state, I thought...

Good grief! In this isolastic state, I thought that I was loosing it. I feel so much better after seeing that concoction. Well done.
06-19-20, 02:02 AM
06-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,213
Posted By randyjawa

I sold the Atala a couple of years ago and sorry...

I sold the Atala a couple of years ago and sorry but I have no idea about the color code. This is what the bicycle looked like when it went to its new home......
06-18-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By randyjawa

Vintage wheels, be they clincher or sew-up do...

Vintage wheels, be they clincher or sew-up do have value. In days gone bye, people would just toss a set of sew-ups into the trash bin, Now-a-days, a good quality vintage wheel set can set you back...
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By randyjawa

To me, based on the other decals, I think the...

To me, based on the other decals, I think the bike to be an entry level Canadian Tire Super Cycle. I really don't know for sure but I doubt the bike is of Miyata origin. Other than that, can't add...
06-17-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,389
Posted By randyjawa

Here, in Thunder Bay, a Canadian city of 120,000,...

Here, in Thunder Bay, a Canadian city of 120,000, has started to run out of bikes. One of the three shops reports no bikes left, unless a buyer is prepared to spend lots and lots (meaning...
06-17-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By randyjawa

Nope and it was my intention to do so today,...

Nope and it was my intention to do so today, after finishing the roof replacement. Sadly, damaged my hand, first thing in the morning, slopping on goop, but had to finish the job. So, I did. But...
06-17-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By randyjawa

Yup!

Yup!
06-17-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,057
Posted By randyjawa

First, when you say from the ground up, I hope...

First, when you say from the ground up, I hope that that does not mean starting with a frame/fork set only. That would take a great deal of the fun out of the project which you just might never...
06-17-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By randyjawa

Thank you so much, mech986! That sort of answer...

Thank you so much, mech986! That sort of answer is exactly what I am looking for. To that add that I agree with just about everything said and am impressed with the hand writing expert thing. I took...
06-17-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,225
Posted By randyjawa

For an early to mid sixties Torpado Professional,...

For an early to mid sixties Torpado Professional, and the Campagnolo components pictured are thanks to other forum members......
06-16-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By randyjawa

Cheap spokes. I see decent prices on Ebay...

Cheap spokes. I see decent prices on Ebay frequently. Of course, my idea of inexpensive might not be the same as any else's. For example, at a local bicycle shop, the stainless steel butted spokes...
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By randyjawa

Hello alliesandra and welcome to the Bike Forums....

Hello alliesandra and welcome to the Bike Forums.

You need ten post, spread over at least two days, before you can add pictures to your posts. This is a spam reducing ploy on the part of BF.
...
06-16-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By randyjawa

I have tried many saddles, over the years. ...

I have tried many saddles, over the years. Brooks, Italia, San Marco, Ideal, Turbo, Rolls... You can just about name it and I have tested it. Before I comment on which one is the best, or most...
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