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Posted By Binky

Seller Beware...

I posted this in Appraisals and now realize that it should have gone here.
From some of the replies and postings in that Forum it appears that my experience was not unique.
The same sort of thing...
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Views: 3,095
Posted By Binky

This rat's a**hole stands out because he has been...

This rat's a**hole stands out because he has been the only joker in the deck.
So I should add that over the years I have met just this ONE total jack-off -- and also countless wonderful young...
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Posted By Binky

Well, he still wanted to buy the bike at the full...

Well, he still wanted to buy the bike at the full price but when I did not sell it to him, he did get just a little bit snotty because he had driven to my home from Toronto (about 32 miles) to pull...
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Posted By Binky

He was pretty cute about how smart he is... and...

He was pretty cute about how smart he is... and then offered full price after I fixed the chain... but no.... I did not sell him the bike.
It was a nice Bianchi and I had initially underpriced it so...
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Posted By Binky

Well he couldn't just bail with the bike because...

Well he couldn't just bail with the bike because he left his van parked in front of my house.

Bink
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Views: 3,095
Posted By Binky

Seller BEWARE...

Seller BEWARE:
If you are selling a bike in Toronto please read this. A little while ago a guy replied to an ad I had for a decent Italian road bike I had for sale. He took it around the block for...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Binky

Yeah. The Raleigh is long gone but the old...

Yeah. The Raleigh is long gone but the old Peugeot is still hanging on a peg in the basement.

Bink
08-08-19, 07:24 PM
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Views: 590,785
Posted By Binky

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just...

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just water-soluable dirt.... so the bike frame cleaned up over 95% with just a soft paint brush and a bucket of soapy water....
08-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,785
Posted By Binky

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

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Views: 283
Posted By Binky

Another Garin bike....

This orphan belonged to a woman I met at a yard sale on the weekend. Found by serendipity ; a woman at a the sale overheard me asking if there was a bike or a ukulele to be had in the sale and she...
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Views: 891
Posted By Binky

Any Pictures ???

Any Pictures ???
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Posted By Binky

The surprise for me was the Shimano 600 brake...

The surprise for me was the Shimano 600 brake levers.
The callipers are Shimano Tourney and the derailleurs are SunTour.
Sakae stem, post and cranks.
Alloy rims are marked R A H .... which in new...
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Binky

The municipal dumps here apparently have...

The municipal dumps here apparently have liability issues: if an employee of theirs steps on a nail on their property, Workman's Compensation will take care of the paperwork.
If I go onto their...
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Views: 687
Posted By Binky

I'm friendly with the local rubbish removal guy...

... and I wrench his old rigid steel all-terrain bike bike as needed, which is seldom because he works too much and rides too little.
Of course I don't charge him anything, except first refusal of...
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Views: 854
Posted By Binky

They do like orange... ...

They do like orange... https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/100_7297_d533be30f7edd5657d69e31e3c7713c78a129011.jpg

Binky
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Views: 854
Posted By Binky

Thanks: BB cups are chromed and the markings...

Thanks:

BB cups are chromed and the markings on the crank arms is "Forged 171 M14"

Bink
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Posted By Binky

Gitane Interclub...

A fellow I know (and who knew me) told me a few years ago that he had an old bike looking for a good home and he just now dropped it off. I am not partial to Gitane bikes, having had several with...
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Views: 691
Posted By Binky

I will take all of the low-end department-store...

I will take all of the low-end department-store racers I can get... usually for free or for $15 or less.
I have boxes of spares to use up... and some of these old clunkers are better built than the...
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Binky

The crap on it was water-soluable dust and grime....

The crap on it was water-soluable dust and grime. Washed right off with soap, water & soft paint-brush.!!

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Posted By Binky

Both Sugino caps in place. In good shape. ...

Both Sugino caps in place.
In good shape.

Bink
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Views: 691
Posted By Binky

The Filthy Beast...

Kidz:

I have to share a few pictures of the laughably filthy and ugly 12-speed road bike I was given today.

It was classic AllPro 12-speed racer bought from K-Mart from the early 1980s. ...
07-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Binky

Actually, very few. That sort of behaviour is...

Actually, very few. That sort of behaviour is frowned upon. It would be like driving a car through a stop sign or red light.
The bikes have their own dedicated lanes and pedestrians avoid them and...
07-18-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Binky

Actually, we were in Copenhagen for the jazz...

Actually, we were in Copenhagen for the jazz festival. And we caught a lot of music. Some of it was outdoors on the city bridges. And one morning (EARLY) when we staggered out to grab groceries,...
07-18-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Binky

Sunsets last forever ? I went to Stockholm...

Sunsets last forever ?

I went to Stockholm in the middle of June. The sun went sort of down in Stockholm .... and dipped behind the horizon at about 11:30 at night and then roared right back up...
07-18-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Binky

I spent 5 days in Copenhagen after two weeks in...

I spent 5 days in Copenhagen after two weeks in Stockholm and a week in Helsinore / Helsingborg. Excellent biking weather for all of it.

Completely different feel to the cycling in CPH. And lots...
07-15-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Binky

I'm in Copenhagen...

.... and of course there is a VERY different bike culture here than there is back home in Canada. For one thing, bike riders are very much respected her and bikes take precedence over all other...
06-16-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Binky

06-16-19, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Binky

Black Beauty...

Black Beauty...https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1420x1243/2019_06_13_06_51_49_8c592daf9e10b6070efc468126d97d69affe0dc4.jpg...
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Views: 1,077
Posted By Binky

I found this one at a garage sale today, in...

I found this one at a garage sale today, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
...
05-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Binky

Today I rode a LEGEND...

Today I rode a LEGEND... that I found at a yard sale this morning.

Its been a while since I posted so I'll see if I can remember how to post pictures.

Here it is in all its glory:
And I hope...
05-09-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By Binky

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it. ...

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it.

The next time I'm in the local shop that sells Specialized accessories, I'll ask if they have one...

Binky
03-24-19, 11:18 AM
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Views: 2,503
Posted By Binky

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion...

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion that penetrants have not worked, I have always had success with carefully thinning the wall of the stem with a drill and PATIENTLY using a hacksaw...
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Views: 588
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. I just found it in the...

Thanks for the reply.
I just found it in the 2008 Raleigh catalog and you are right on about the price - $500.00 US, or about $700.00 Canadian, but the reviews are actually very favourable regarding...
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Views: 588
Posted By Binky

Questions about 24-speed Aluminum Raleigh Sport

I have a few questions about a 6061 aluminum 24-speed Raleigh Sport my wife picked up. Like a LOT of Raleigh models, it is just called "Sport".
Someone gave it to her because she found the brifters...
03-10-19, 11:44 AM
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Views: 625,331
Posted By Binky

Just as pretty from the...

Just as pretty from the back...https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2017_05_23_14_47_39_d5de33113dd038d34d368239f2aebb4a0f829102.jpg...
03-10-19, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Binky

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Views: 789
Posted By Binky

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a...

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a new home.
02-22-19, 09:57 AM
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Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that...

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that have a 1" tube and will accept a 7/8" quill, then you are in good company. That is the normal and default style for Bianchi bikes of that era, and...
02-21-19, 08:05 PM
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Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi...

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi Super Grizzly, probably from 1988 or 1989.

You will have no trouble finding a parts bike. Either of those steel all-terrain bikes that I posted...
02-21-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

Well, when he comes back to check his messages ...

Well, when he comes back to check his messages maybe he can tell us which of us has the more accurate idea of the Grizzly frame he picked up. If it looks like the Grizzly you found on the internet...
02-21-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from...

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from the late 1980s, one of those old rigid steel all-terrain bikes.
Please correct me if I am mistaken.
It would probably be a good idea if we actually...
02-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could...

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could strip EVERYTHING out of the donor's head tube, including the pressed in chromed bosses, to see if they can be moved over, forks and all, and re-used...
02-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID...

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID of the fork tube, or put in a 7/8" quill and see it it rattles around like a dick in a bowler hat.

Are we looking for a fatter than usual...
02-21-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Binky

Just look around. There are some incredibly...

Just look around. There are some incredibly well-equipped older steel "all-terrain" bikes that you can pick up for next to nothing, if not free, simply by putting an add on the local Buy 'n'Sell....
02-19-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Binky

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for...

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for winter riding, including this antique TREK 830.
Ugly as sin but the fenders on it have saved me a lot of grief.
Its a good idea, in my opinion, to have...
02-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Binky

Thanks !!! Binky

Thanks !!!

Binky
02-15-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Binky

A question about gators...

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Back when I used to ride motorcycles, on and off road, I was always...
02-09-19, 07:16 PM
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Views: 1,722
Posted By Binky

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand...

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand (Specialized Part No. 9899-3002) that looks like it might be what I want -- but I have a 2017 RockHopper Sport 29r frame and the website says it...
02-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By Binky

Kickstand for Rockhopper Frame

Greetings !

I know that a kickstand does not belong on a real bike of any sort, just being extra weight to be carried every kilometer (or mile) and something extra to foul on the underbrush, but I...
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Views: 2,660
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! Binky

Thanks !!

Binky
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