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06-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By randyjawa

N-all but two or three...

For some time now, I have been thinking of clearing out the stable. Storage issues, theft problem and a sudden realization that one is more than more. The one is more than more thing became known...
06-14-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By randyjawa

Built up this old Maserati ...

Built up this old Maserati (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Itlay/Maserati_BC/MASERATI_BC_1_Start.htm)the same year that the city decided to pave the...
06-13-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By randyjawa

Did the bolt I sent arrive yet? If so, did it...

Did the bolt I sent arrive yet? If so, did it work OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

This is what I know about determining Vintage...

This is what I know about determining Vintage Bicycle Value (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_VALUE/VALUE_1_Start.htm). Hope it is a help.
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By randyjawa

Take the time to learn about what a quality bike...

Take the time to learn about what a quality bike looks like. You can learn this quickly by looking through Vintage Bicycle Quality...
06-09-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By randyjawa

My thoughts exactly, with respect to posts three...

My thoughts exactly, with respect to posts three and four.
06-09-19, 06:01 AM
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Views: 439
Posted By randyjawa

I have run across a couple of these bikes, over...

I have run across a couple of these bikes, over the years. Not particularly impressive and my guess would be that those brakes shoes/pads would be tough to source......
06-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By randyjawa

Sold all my bikes and vintage parts yesterday. I...

Sold all my bikes and vintage parts yesterday. I kept one bike...
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06-08-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By randyjawa

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Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By randyjawa

I might want to pay a bit less, but who wouldn't?...

I might want to pay a bit less, but who wouldn't?

The condition of the bike, and the quality level make the price fair in a strong market. The bike will offer decent ride quality and be easy to...
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By randyjawa

As mentioned, not a high end or particularly...

As mentioned, not a high end or particularly valuable bike. The step through or woman's style negatively impacts collector value. Were I selling one, I would hope to get $150.00 and that would be...
06-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,423
Posted By randyjawa

The most beautiful group set, in my book, would...

The most beautiful group set, in my book, would be either the Shimano 600 Arabesque group, as fitted to an old ALAN ...
06-05-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By randyjawa

You need stem mounted shifters of which there are...

You need stem mounted shifters of which there are several brands. Not too expensive, at your local bike co-op, if there is one in your area......
06-05-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By randyjawa

A fellow forum member made this set for me. ...

A fellow forum member made this set for me. Well, not just for me. He did, at one time, offer them for sale. Anyway, if he chimes in, great. This is the set I have had fitted for three or four...
06-03-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By randyjawa

Absolutely and here is a Cambio Rino...

Absolutely and here is a Cambio Rino (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Canada/Cambio_Rino_SL_Mne/CAMBIO_RINO_SP_1_Start.htm) that such components are fitted...
06-03-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By randyjawa

Good question. Usually, I use a Velcro strip...

Good question. Usually, I use a Velcro strip that I got from somewhere but forgot to bring to Jamaica. I do have a roll of PVC tape, that I decided to use after having to remove the tire wraps the...
06-03-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By randyjawa

How I agree. The canvas was/is the bicycle. The...

How I agree. The canvas was/is the bicycle. The artist is you, the builder. The result is an extension of your imagination, coupled with intended final purpose. After my last post, regarding your...
06-03-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By randyjawa

Truly an attractive bicycle. The sort of thing...

Truly an attractive bicycle. The sort of thing that I like to build, myself. Well done!
06-03-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By randyjawa

I am impressed with the finds of others. There...

I am impressed with the finds of others. There are some pretty nice "as found" steeds presented here. Here is a couple more...

Jeunet Mixte...
06-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By randyjawa

I, too, have little respect for those little...

I, too, have little respect for those little pumps. I really like my adjustable Park pump. It is my companion on every ride and fits all of my bikes......
06-02-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By randyjawa

Let' See Your Original "As Found" bikes...

To me, "original as found" means a bike found sporting its original paint, art and components fitted. I do not care what color the bike is as long as it has not been fiddled with. Cleaned up is OK....
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By randyjawa

I love this!

I love this!
06-02-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By randyjawa

Not a good idea to use someone's name in a forum....

Not a good idea to use someone's name in a forum. Please edit it out of your initial post. Thanks.

As for the pictures, I will show these but the ones depicting components do little to help with...
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By randyjawa

Value for the Rickshaw will, in your case, depend...

Value for the Rickshaw will, in your case, depend absolutely on you. My guess is that there will not be a lot of interest expressed by a bevy of potential buyers.

Were it me, a hundred bucks or...
05-31-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,360
Posted By randyjawa

The Jamaica Bianchi special? Not really but it is...

The Jamaica Bianchi special? Not really but it is a nice bike to ride. It is durable. It stops very well. It fits me perfectly. It is user friendly with its indexed Suntour barcons, It is ugly in the...
05-30-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,360
Posted By randyjawa

Predawn, yes. When riding this in Jamaica... ...

Predawn, yes. When riding this in Jamaica...
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...I see this every second...
05-29-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By randyjawa

This is as close as I can find in my stash. L =...

This is as close as I can find in my stash. L = 1.5" OD = 7.6 approx (not the roundest fastener I ever saw but will likely do the trick. Yours if this is what you seek......
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By randyjawa

This one sold for four times+ that amount. I...

This one sold for four times+ that amount. I would already own the bike at that price. I sold mine to make room for a Peugeot PX10. Were it not for that, I would still own my lovely MotoB GJ......
05-28-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By randyjawa

The tires failed, utterly. The gum walls did not...

The tires failed, utterly. The gum walls did not stand the gaff offered by the Jamaican roads. The rim liners also fell prey to the Jamaican climate......
05-28-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By randyjawa

Got several, as I recall, but would need to know...

Got several, as I recall, but would need to know for what kind of stem to select an appropriate one. Price: one cent less than a penny + shipping.
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By randyjawa

Betcha the saddle has Peugeot on the back. Not...

Betcha the saddle has Peugeot on the back. Not positive but pretty sure the butt perch is original......
05-28-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By randyjawa

Don't limit your search for Bianchi Catalogs to...

Don't limit your search for Bianchi Catalogs to the Bike Forums. Just Google Bianchi Catalog (http://2velo.com/bicycle-catalogs/) and see what you get. Lots to choose from......
05-28-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By randyjawa

Stuff and people. It is common to see something...

Stuff and people. It is common to see something or someone atop the wood plank.
05-28-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By randyjawa

Me too! Look on Ebay or Craigslist or Bike...

Me too! Look on Ebay or Craigslist or Bike Forums Classified.



Can't help with model but you can identify the vintage by using the information in How Old Is My Bicycle?...
05-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By randyjawa

Some Jamaica Bikes...

Been back in Canada for a couple of weeks, now and thought that you guys and gals might like to see some real working bicycles. The best ones got away, as I was not camera ready but these just might...
05-27-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By randyjawa

I just upload pics from my device, these days... ...

I just upload pics from my device, these days...
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Replies: 24
Views: 2,222
Posted By randyjawa

I am in the process of setting up a bulk sale...

I am in the process of setting up a bulk sale right now, hoping to have it done and 100 to 150 bikes shipped on June 7th. I have done these bulk sales several times. Usually the sale includes only...
05-25-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,190
Posted By randyjawa

Again, I repeat my praise for Mafac brakes but...

Again, I repeat my praise for Mafac brakes but one thing does bug the hoha out of me - the half hoods...

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05-24-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By randyjawa

When I look at pictures of this bicycle......

When I look at pictures of this bicycle......
05-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By randyjawa

Well, it seems to be "just an old Olmo", which is...

Well, it seems to be "just an old Olmo", which is good and, perhaps a real Peppino (not sure what that is) but better than "just old".

Now I have to decide what to do cause I have grossly exceeded...
05-24-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,190
Posted By randyjawa

I have tried several different center pull...

I have tried several different center pull brakes, including Weinmann, Universal, Shimano, DiaComp and Mafac. Mafac wins in my book. Not only do they stop well, but they are more user friendly to set...
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By randyjawa

Oh, come on - have a heart:-) Otherwise, the...

Oh, come on - have a heart:-) Otherwise, the Forum Police might attack and arrest you:-)
05-24-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By randyjawa

How I wish that I had hung onto my Automoto...

How I wish that I had hung onto my Automoto (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_BIKES/FREE_BIKES_FRANCE/AUTOMOTO_PORTEUR/AUTOMOTO_PORTEUR_1_Start.htm)......
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By randyjawa

I agree 100%. The bike is very entry level and,...

I agree 100%. The bike is very entry level and, though I might be wrong, the wheels look to be steel, as opposed to alloy (alloy or aluminum rims are much preferred compared to steel rims).

To...
05-23-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By randyjawa

juvela... Thanks and the bike does have the...

juvela...

Thanks and the bike does have the Campy Sport drops, as I recall. Kinda threw me at first. I will check for the serial number next time I see the bike.
05-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By randyjawa

Mystery italian or Just an Old Olmo.. ?

I have been aware of this bike for some time, now. As I recall, it was fitted with Universal brakes when I first saw the bike. Twenty seven inch steel wheels and can't really remember much else. ...
05-21-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By randyjawa

Me too and this is my blank canvas that I picked...

Me too and this is my blank canvas that I picked up last Saturday......
05-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By randyjawa

I just checked on shipping costs and darn near...

I just checked on shipping costs and darn near soiled my pants. Roughly $245.00 from Canada to California. Last bike I sent to the US cost about $125.00 to ship.

Anyway, wanted to let people...
05-20-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By randyjawa

Very good answer. Thanks and I hate it when my...

Very good answer. Thanks and I hate it when my quill gets stuck.
05-20-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By randyjawa

How I wish that was true and I know exactly what...

How I wish that was true and I know exactly what you are suggesting. I already have to steady my right hand when attempting to target small items. And, I tend to drop things, these days. And, I...
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