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04-12-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By randyjawa

Isn't this fun! Nice bike and congrats.

Isn't this fun! Nice bike and congrats.
04-12-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By randyjawa

I have used both and see/feel no difference...

I have used both and see/feel no difference between the two. The roller yoke does look nice but a greased standard yoke works just as well, in my opinion. Make sure that the yoke cable is without...
04-12-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By randyjawa

A bit off topic and definitely not a road bike...

A bit off topic and definitely not a road bike but I had this for a short while. Wish I had hung on to it. The bike was extremely heavy but felt like it would just keep going and going, once you...
04-11-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 736
Posted By randyjawa

Off to the cottage in an hour, or so. You are on...

Off to the cottage in an hour, or so. You are on my list of what to check for.
04-11-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By randyjawa

Welcome to Bike Forums and hope we can all prove...

Welcome to Bike Forums and hope we can all prove helpful. Not much I can offer, regarding your hopeful purchase though.

I live in Northwestern Ontario and finding bikes here is usually a snap. ...
04-10-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 736
Posted By randyjawa

First time that I have seen that happen. I might...

First time that I have seen that happen. I might have an orphan lever, yours if you want it (not sure if I do, though). I can check next time I go to my lake cottage (today, probably as it is time...
04-10-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By randyjawa

It would be a great help to see the function side...

It would be a great help to see the function side of the bike (drive side) but it looks to be a, more or less, entry level steed, similar to many Torpado bikes that I have either refurbished or...
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By randyjawa

Price is a tad high but not unreasonable, if the...

Price is a tad high but not unreasonable, if the bike is in good shape, meaning road worthy and safe to ride. Make sure that it fits you properly.

Also, your location makes a big difference in...
04-08-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By randyjawa

Several have come my way, over the years. None...

Several have come my way, over the years. None were particularly impressive, as far as I was concerned. The one shown by the OP is, probably, the nicest one that I have seen. None of the ones I...
04-08-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By randyjawa

What does the removed piece look like? My first...

What does the removed piece look like? My first thought would be it is for adding grease but cannot really tell without seeing what was removed (fingers blocking adequate view).
04-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

Nothing, not even the way I write my name, was...

Nothing, not even the way I write my name, was related to the order. This is what was sent to me...


The shipment number was not attached to either of the tracking numbers I received from USPS...
04-08-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

I cannot respond to how Valentino felt nor do I...

I cannot respond to how Valentino felt nor do I consider the mechanism to be cheap (entry level, certainly, would be a fairer word to use, in my opinion). Not sure about Campagnolo's business...
04-08-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

The package has not yet arrived. But the...

The package has not yet arrived. But the scamming email showed up a day before the original tracking indicated when the package was to arrive (potential arrival dates mean little during these...
04-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

True enough but consider this. To pay that...

True enough but consider this. To pay that paltry amount, I would have to use either my VISA or Mastercard, thus, perhaps, allowing the scammer access to either of those accounts. That, in my...
04-08-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

Exactly and I am darned curious also. That's why...

Exactly and I am darned curious also. That's why I drove all the way into the city to check into the situation. Lucky I did.
04-07-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By randyjawa

The component group would depend on the model of...

The component group would depend on the model of Torpado that you have. Generally, Campagnolo transmission, Universal brakes, for most models. Simplex was also fitted in place of the Campy tranny.
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04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam Warning...

This was supposed to go in the Vintage forum. Sorry and it is there now, I hope.
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By randyjawa

Several have come my way, over the years, and I...

Several have come my way, over the years, and I could never find an on-line buyer for one. The last folder I had was a very nice Raleigh Twenty. I donated it to Bicycles for Humanity.

In truth,...
04-07-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

+1 I still do that to this day.

+1 I still do that to this day.
Replies: 33
Views: 698
Posted By randyjawa

Loosen the spokes (important to do so first) and...

Loosen the spokes (important to do so first) and cut the spokes unless the spokes are in great shape and stainless steer. Clean, polish if you can and lubricate the hubs. That is the way that I...
04-05-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation. ...

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation.

The Atala is an example of the kind of high end bikes that I have found, built up and ridden. The one in the example is a 1969 Atala Professional and...
04-04-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have never ridden one of these, the...

Though I have never ridden one of these, the image is darn near perfect in my opinion. Wow and well done...
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04-04-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Again, thanks for the heads up on this aspect of...

Again, thanks for the heads up on this aspect of the wheel maintenance. That was the one thing that had me puzzled when I was viewing a You Tube how to do it clip. Looking forward to a bit of...
04-04-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By randyjawa

The OP certainly has a right to his opinion and...

The OP certainly has a right to his opinion and in choosing what he wants to hate (pretty strong word). In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with "gas pipe" frame bicycles. First of all, there is...
04-03-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Very helpful and thank you for the link. Works...

Very helpful and thank you for the link. Works just fine and, to be honest, the hubs feel and roll like butter "as found". Now all I need to do is figure out what year my bike was made in......
04-03-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By randyjawa

The problem sounds more like rider skills rather...

The problem sounds more like rider skills rather than being component related. Hard braking with the front brake and improper rider position can cause this problem.

Flat bars will not do too much...
04-03-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps, if there are spacers in the hub/axle...

Perhaps, if there are spacers in the hub/axle assembly, removing one from each side might solve the problem. If that can be done, be sure that the axle ends do not extend too far past the drops.
04-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Actually, I was just out to the lake cottage to...

Actually, I was just out to the lake cottage to seek out the serial number on the Marinoni. No luck with that so, the short answer is no - I don't know what year the bike or the wheels are.

Other...
04-02-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Mavic ten speed hub rebuild...

Do I need any unusual tools, other than what would be used on most other brands of hubs, to rebuild this Mavic hub set..?...
04-02-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By randyjawa

Lower End and Absurd Prices...

When I became interested in vintage road bicycles and aware of Ebay Vintage Cycles section, I could snap up an early Colnago for a $102.00 USD. That is, most certainly, not the case in today's market...
04-01-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By randyjawa

Get some tooth paste and put a dab on your finger...

Get some tooth paste and put a dab on your finger tip. With care and vigor, rub a faded spot and see if that helps. The paint is faded but chances are the fade is only surface related. Nothing to...
04-01-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By randyjawa

This is a picture from Velo Base and indicates...

This is a picture from Velo Base and indicates that the derailleur I have is too early for your interest. Sorry about that......
03-31-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 35,734
Posted By randyjawa

In post #93, I showed my 1958 Rabeneick 120d,...

In post #93, I showed my 1958 Rabeneick 120d, commonly referred to as the "Modell Campagnolo". Here it is, restored and good to go......
03-31-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By randyjawa

My thoughts, exactly, until I realized that some...

My thoughts, exactly, until I realized that some uninformed people do.
03-31-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By randyjawa

The best vintage rims that I would suggest are...

The best vintage rims that I would suggest are the Weinmann concave style. A bit heavy but darn near bullet proof and they certainly look the part. I think that I have one, in the shed, but not...
03-30-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By randyjawa

I am pretty sure that I have a DA front...

I am pretty sure that I have a DA front derailleur. Pretty sure (I might have given it away already). I will check next time I go to the summer cottage (this week some time). Have a look at the...
03-30-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By randyjawa

If the handlebar will not tighten in the stem,...

If the handlebar will not tighten in the stem, something is very wrong. A shim might help but it is not the answer I would accept.

This handlebar was bent, just from aggressive use and the...
03-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By randyjawa

To the OP. Repainting that bicycle would be a...

To the OP. Repainting that bicycle would be a big mistake, in my opinion. A bit of touch up, to prevent oxidation, would be acceptable.
03-27-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By randyjawa

Slap the Proofhide on the saddle, top and bottom...

Slap the Proofhide on the saddle, top and bottom side. Don't be too cheap, extra will not hurt. Then, put the saddle in a plastic bag and sort of seal the bag (dark plastic is best but any grocery...
03-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By randyjawa

I Never Thought I Would Buy Stuff Like This...

But I did. A good price presented itself on Ebay for the complete set, now purchased and destined to be fitted to a late sixties Carlton, rebadged as a Raleigh......
03-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By randyjawa

I tried these bars on different bikes. I did not...

I tried these bars on different bikes. I did not like the feel, but they looked the vintage part. Needless to say, the bars are now hanging in the bike shed, never to be fitted again......
03-27-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,084
Posted By randyjawa

Nope! That is one old road bike that I would not...

Nope! That is one old road bike that I would not bring home. Perhaps snap up the wheels, but the rest of rust should be allowed to rest in peace.
03-26-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,122
Posted By randyjawa

That was my first thought, also. Might have to...

That was my first thought, also. Might have to repeat a few times, though. Patience will be rewarded - hopefully.
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By randyjawa

Without knowing where you live, the size of the...

Without knowing where you live, the size of the bike, the condition of the bike, all coupled with some pictures, good quality pictures, taken from both sides and with some detail shots, it is very...
03-25-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

Were I going to apply the brushed on Rust-oleum,...

Were I going to apply the brushed on Rust-oleum, I would do the whole seat stay and bridge, from the chrome section to where the stay meets the seat lug. Done with care, you will not have to final...
03-25-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By randyjawa

I would start with a cloth and soap and warm...

I would start with a cloth and soap and warm water. That will not damage anything. No need to allow it to soak in, just wash the outside and see how it goes. Then, got at it with Proofhide.
03-25-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By randyjawa

25.4mm

25.4mm
03-25-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By randyjawa

Welcome back bike and nice looking you are. ...

Welcome back bike and nice looking you are. Might I suggest that, in addition to the work you have done, it would be very wise to lubricate the bottom bracket, head set and wheel hubs. Grease, left...
03-25-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

I use the paint straight from the can. The can's...

I use the paint straight from the can. The can's instructions for use even recommends against thinning the product. Trust me, or not, a bit of proper preparation and application care will give good...
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