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Posted By randyjawa

@ 79pmooney Believe it or not, I did...

@ 79pmooney



Believe it or not, I did this one day. Two Pergeots presented themselves to me, both nearly mint and the mixte model sported the original pump. I bought both bikes for $100 CND,...
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Posted By randyjawa

Welcome to the Bike Forums. The UE8 is not a...

Welcome to the Bike Forums.

The UE8 is not a rare bicycle and, for what it is worth, rare is not, necessarily, a feature that defines value in a vintage road bicycle. That said, without pictures...
09-21-20, 05:41 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Well, it is Monday, Sept 21, 2020 and the season...

Well, it is Monday, Sept 21, 2020 and the season for dump finds is coming to an end this year. No bikes of interest showed up at any of the four dumps that I attend. These brand new T-shirts did...
09-20-20, 01:24 PM
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Views: 164
Posted By randyjawa

That crank set was original for my eight speed...

That crank set was original for my eight speed Quintanna Roo. The bike is, probably, the fastest in my collection and the least liked (long story). I can say this, the 55 tooth big ring could make...
09-20-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Well, I finally got around to the art on the...

Well, I finally got around to the art on the Rabeneick. Been pretty nervous about applying the art, as it was costly and I would hate to have screwed it up. But, all went well, the water slide decals...
09-20-20, 09:22 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

What about the Paggio line. Were those imported...

What about the Paggio line. Were those imported or assembled or built in the USA?
09-20-20, 02:54 AM
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Views: 375
Posted By randyjawa

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely! My start...

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely!

My start out song goes like...

"Busted flat in Baton Rouge.......Bobby thumbed a desil down

From there, we get to Willy Nelson, Waylan Jennings, Neil...
09-19-20, 05:54 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

A good question. In my case, I eyeball the...

A good question.

In my case, I eyeball the fork from both sides and square on from the front. A center line, drawn through the head tube and extended down the fork blade will help to determine...
09-19-20, 03:56 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single...

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single exception. The Sekine dork disc does blow my kilt up. Though I no longer have a Sekine, I do have one of these nailed to the beam under my cottage,...
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Posted By randyjawa

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the...

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the iron is HOT!
09-13-20, 07:17 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

I have tried a few different handlebar styles and...

I have tried a few different handlebar styles and those Mavic bullhorns coupled with the aero levers proved to be exceptional. Other trials include...

Motobecane with upright bars proved to be...
09-13-20, 06:48 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or...

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or so, ago...
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09-13-20, 06:11 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

I too suffer from joint pain and never have I...

I too suffer from joint pain and never have I found a cockpit that was as comfortable as this......
09-13-20, 11:29 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Torpado is one of my favorite bicycles and I have...

Torpado is one of my favorite bicycles and I have been lucky enough to own several, over the years. Most were complete polished chrome plated with a cromovolto paint over top. Lovely, ornate vintage...
09-12-20, 03:54 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Let's assume the wheel is true and properly...

Let's assume the wheel is true and properly dished.

Center pull brakes work best when the cable frictions are minimal. Start with disassembly of the caliper. Clean it and lubricate each caliper....
09-12-20, 03:47 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I...

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I headed to the dump to dump my kitchen waste. I was very happy to find a few near mint but somewhat incomplete bikes there, all laying in a pile on...
09-12-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me...

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me many years to figure out what it meant. Thanks for a Memory Lane moment.
09-07-20, 02:52 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day...

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day Weekend, a weekend that tends to produce a bit of increased flow to the land fill sites. Anyway, in the process of cleaning up the Bianchi Grizzly. The...
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Posted By randyjawa

I live in Thunder Bay, Canada and a fellow here...

I live in Thunder Bay, Canada and a fellow here is selling one for $1000.00 CND. It is in perfect cosmetic and mechanical condition. Full Dura-Ace eight speed group, as I recall. My size but NOT...
09-06-20, 05:03 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

At first, this was a difficult one to answer, but...

At first, this was a difficult one to answer, but then it came to me...

Bigger tires!

My Jamaica Bianchi taught me this. My NOS vintage hoops (700x25) failed, big time, in Jamaica a couple of...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
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Views: 2,162
Posted By randyjawa

I don't know about most of the situations that...

I don't know about most of the situations that other BF members experience during this pandemic. My situation is near complete isolation, at my summer cottage on the shore of Loon Lake, Northwestern...
09-05-20, 12:14 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

P.S. If I had been eBay, I wouldn’t have let you...

P.S. If I had been eBay, I wouldn’t have let you contact the seller either, just to rant at him. But anyone can contact any seller over a listing so I call BS on that.

First, who said that I was...
09-05-20, 03:11 AM
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Views: 2,162
Posted By randyjawa

Insulting Ebay Seller - Pooey-Stinko - and I mean it.

That insulting arrogance of this listing really made me angry. I tried to report the listing but Ebay would not allow me to do so, nor was I allowed to even contact the seller. The Ebay item number...
09-04-20, 07:31 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

I am learning and have another concern. Are the...

I am learning and have another concern. Are the jockey wheels on the Gran Sport worth using. I have a brand new set on my Rabeneick 120d ans they worked OK....
09-04-20, 07:15 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Cloth bar tape is, usually and readily availabe...

Cloth bar tape is, usually and readily availabe on Ebay and a decent prices. Just bought some red Velox and paid twenty bucks for two sets, delivered. Three rolls +++ - ten dollars on Ebay right...
09-04-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

What suggests that the OP's Peugeot is Italian? ...

What suggests that the OP's Peugeot is Italian? The head tube sticker says "Made in France". ???
09-04-20, 12:33 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

If I can actually hold the saddle in my hand, for...

If I can actually hold the saddle in my hand, for close inspection, I might buy. I stopped buying used Brooks saddles, on-line, years ago. There are just too many things that could go wrong unless in...
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

I have never felt the need to invert the bike...

I have never felt the need to invert the bike when removing or installing the rear wheel. Loosen the quick release. Ensure chain is on the smallest cog. Lift the rear of the bike off of the...
09-03-20, 01:13 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

And to me, this is one of the great problems that...

And to me, this is one of the great problems that the planet faces. Good grief! You would poo poo you shorts if you could see the stuff we (North Americans) toss away - almost.every day.
09-03-20, 01:01 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

As some of you might know, I always work towards...

As some of you might know, I always work towards "original when street restoring my bikes. Hence, my goal is full Gran Sport and working properly...



Now that is something that I did not look...
09-03-20, 12:17 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

This early eighties Bianchi "Touring" is a...

This early eighties Bianchi "Touring" is a wonderful, sturdy, nice to ride touring bike. It is waiting for me, in Jamaica, assuming that I ever get back to the island......
09-02-20, 01:22 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the...

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the dump has seen little velo activity lately. This is not the least bit unusual. Once the Spring clean up is over, bike flow to the dump drops...
09-02-20, 01:45 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By randyjawa

Campy Gran Sport RD - **********?

Does anyone have experience with getting a Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur to work properly? Should I dump those old school idler pulleys? Any suggestions will prove helpful.

For the life...
09-02-20, 12:46 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Trust me when I say - no you don't! I am there...

Trust me when I say - no you don't! I am there and it is not fun!
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Posted By randyjawa

I still cannot see the pictures. What am I doing...

I still cannot see the pictures. What am I doing wrong??
09-01-20, 01:18 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Those 27" wheels will negatively impact ride...

Those 27" wheels will negatively impact ride quality. I just went through the 27" wheel thing on a bike that was made for 700c tubulars. I no longer put tubulars on my bikes but I do opt for 700c...
09-01-20, 01:03 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

The absolute best place to find a vintage bicycle...

The absolute best place to find a vintage bicycle is where they are and they are NOT inside a computer. If you want to find a bike and pay darn little for it, you has gots to go into the field. It...
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Posted By randyjawa

I paid a hundred dollars Canadian, for the bike. ...

I paid a hundred dollars Canadian, for the bike. The model is not marked on the bike, but I believe it to be a Pinarello Dolemite......
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Posted By randyjawa

I cannot get the images to show, however... ...

I cannot get the images to show, however...

Shimano 105 suggests, to me, something like this Pinarello that I picked up a year or two ago. I got thee bike for a hundred bucks, CND and would let it...
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Posted By randyjawa

Assuming that there are no hidden frame damage...

Assuming that there are no hidden frame damage issues and assuming the bike to be a good fit, I would definitely suggest that restoration, "street restoration" is a great idea.

By "street...
08-28-20, 11:44 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

For me, the answer, from a dollars and cents...

For me, the answer, from a dollars and cents point of view, the answer would be no. However...

The bike looks to be an easy "street restoration" and a great learning opportunity. The cost to get...
08-28-20, 11:14 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

I do my best to use only what the average guy or...

I do my best to use only what the average guy or gal can afford to use. Put another way, I paint my bikes with a brush......
08-28-20, 06:49 AM
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Views: 2,072
Posted By randyjawa

I could not have said it better. Well done! And,...

I could not have said it better. Well done! And, for what it is worth, I ride new chip-seal every day. Half of my daily route in on the new chip-seal the other half on old chip-seal. There is a huge...
08-28-20, 06:38 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Oh my, I am celeste with envy. The bike appears...

Oh my, I am celeste with envy. The bike appears to be in great shape and the chrome socks add extra bling that put this one a cut above any of the Bianchis that have come my way. Nice bike!
08-28-20, 06:30 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Strip the bike of all components, fork also....

Strip the bike of all components, fork also. Prepare the frame/fork for a coat, or two or three of clear lacquer. This is an smaller example of lacquer shot directly over bare chrome plating. This...
08-28-20, 06:15 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Finally, a 700c fork and, thanks to payday...

Finally, a 700c fork and, thanks to payday yesterday, I managed to finally get a set of tires for my Torpado. I did not get exactly what I wanted (700c x 28) and settled for something a bit smaller....
08-27-20, 06:37 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

I gave up on 23mm tires years ago. They are just...

I gave up on 23mm tires years ago. They are just too darn hard for me to install. To that add that do little to cushion the ride and tend to be more prone to "snake bite". With that in mind, I do...
08-27-20, 06:33 PM
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Views: 2,072
Posted By randyjawa

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the...

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the other half riding in Jamaica. Lots and lots of hills in both places. Really rough roads in Jamaica and only a couple on not so bad rough ones in the...
08-27-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

When the original owner of an old Torpado that I...

When the original owner of an old Torpado that I bought, installed a 27 fork, replacing the damaged 700c on, he installed a complete Italian head set. Everything seemed tikkety-boo until I found...
08-27-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By randyjawa

The only bar end shifter I have used are the...

The only bar end shifter I have used are the tried and true Suntour Power shifters, Suntour Accushift shifters, Simplex bar ends and, of course, Campagnolo.

No other Barcon (bar end shifter) has...
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