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08-08-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
Posted By randyjawa

I just went through this with an early sixties...

I just went through this with an early sixties Torpado. The drive was very noisy. Very noisy! I determined that the sound was coming from the crank area, rings, bottom bracket..?

I changed out the...
08-08-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By randyjawa

You are probably right but measuring at my end...

You are probably right but measuring at my end and yours might prove useful. A too short steering stem is an issue. A too long one, not a problem, in my mind. I have, several times, gone to the local...
08-08-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

Lucky me snapped up this old Marinoni a week or...

Lucky me snapped up this old Marinoni a week or two ago. Thinking the bike was too small, I bought it to flip. I was thrilled to discover that the bike was/is a perfect fit. This one might be a...
08-07-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By randyjawa

This is as close as damn is to swearing and I...

This is as close as damn is to swearing and I have been wondering what to do with this frame/fork set. I do not mind separating the two for sale in the for sale forum......
08-07-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

If the saddle on the OP's bike is a Mundatilia,...

If the saddle on the OP's bike is a Mundatilia, then he or she already has the best saddle made, in my butt's opinion (not meant to offed, the saddle is super comfortable and suits the appearance of...
08-07-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By randyjawa

Actually, my nold (new + old = nold) Torpado was...

Actually, my nold (new + old = nold) Torpado was covered with three layers (personally, found it to feel too thick) and I was expecting that removal would be a pain. But it wasn't...

I put the...
08-07-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,998
Posted By randyjawa

The flat bed trailer was filled with bikes from a...

The flat bed trailer was filled with bikes from a place called Fort Francais. This was the third load that they sent to us (Bicycles for Humanity). There were not all that many good bikes in the...
08-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By randyjawa

Cloth tape and I get mine on Ebay... ...

Cloth tape and I get mine on Ebay...
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08-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By randyjawa

My favorite bike is my Legnano, 1968 Grand Premio...

My favorite bike is my Legnano, 1968 Grand Premio and, though not all that pretty, is a great bike to ride. I have been trying to figure out my serial number for a long time now and still have no...
08-06-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By randyjawa

Now that you mention it, I scooped up a pair at a...

Now that you mention it, I scooped up a pair at a yard sale last summer. Wonder where I put them? Great- now it will bug me until I remember. Don'cha hate that?

Well, wouldn't you know it! I...
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By randyjawa

More-so when you have actually experienced three...

More-so when you have actually experienced three cardiac arrests (heart attacks) All in a row, ho ho ho. I DO NOT recommended it!
08-06-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,998
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I am now two complete years past my...

Well, I am now two complete years past my biblical expiry date (three score and ten). Today is Aug 6th, 2020. and, though bike discards have slowed, the odd thing still shows up.

I had no...
08-06-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned quite a few bicycle...

I have owned quite a few bicycle maintenance/repair books. Most have something to offer but for the best bang for the buck - go Internet. The wealth of information available (including video how to...
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By randyjawa

Rocky Mountain - I really liked my Cardiac. As a...

Rocky Mountain - I really liked my Cardiac. As a mountain bike, not so much......
08-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 545
Posted By randyjawa

Get the hair dryer. Warm up the sticker, peal...

Get the hair dryer. Warm up the sticker, peal and good bye. Were it me, the sticker would have been gone on day one, but that is just me.
08-04-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By randyjawa

Until recently I did not even know that a Raleigh...

Until recently I did not even know that a Raleigh Carlton existed. And now, I have one......
08-04-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By randyjawa

Until recently I did not even know that a Raleigh...

Until recently I did not even know that a Raleigh Carlton existed. And now, I have one......
08-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
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: 164
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: 406
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: 55
Views: 1,217
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: 406
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: 55
Views: 1,217
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: 438
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: 2,096
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: 330
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: 977
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: 400
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: 977
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: 16
Views: 592
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: 977
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: 2,096
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: 79
Views: 4,998
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: 785
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: 314
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: 273
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: 339
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: 561
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: 339
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: 42
Views: 1,558
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: 79
Views: 4,998
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: 350
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: 561
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: 828
Posted By randyjawa

Non-Aero... ...

Non-Aero...
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Aero......
07-28-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 561
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: 233
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: 256
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: 79
Views: 4,998
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: 256
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: 42
Views: 1,558
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......
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