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04-17-21, 02:17 PM
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Posted By browngw

Canadian Content

While getting some of my bikes out of winter storage, these three very "blue" bikes were kind of sitting together so I grabbed a camera to take a few photos. The 1972 CCM Turismo was restored over...
04-15-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I...

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I usually use a a small (1" diameter) stone in my bench drill press to size the end and finish with a file.
04-15-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The...

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The non-chain case 1977 was sold at the Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show in 2018. The decals on the 77 were actually better than SWAT....
04-04-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By browngw

As a few others have done, I'll show my more...

As a few others have done, I'll show my more modern green bike, my cherished 2014 Salsa Vaya purchased new as my dream bike. The green colour really caught my eye and a test ride cemented the deal.
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03-31-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,308
Posted By browngw

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord...

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord President, now wearing an apple green Brooks B17....
03-30-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 139,821
Posted By browngw

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me...

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me the early Dura Ace stuff he had in boxes to put on the bike and never needed to. I sold it separately for almost as much as the bike! My neighbour...
03-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,485
Posted By browngw

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits...

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits the bike and admire how good it feels and looks. I just tried a perfect looking Czech saddle recently and it will never be supportive or shaped the way...
03-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,924
Posted By browngw

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real"...

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real" bike is a very comfortable 2014 Salsa Vaya with a triple Sora setup running 700x38c tires with fenders. I bought it new as it captured my idea of an...
03-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,858
Posted By browngw

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new...

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new yellow and green livery.
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03-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,601
Posted By browngw

The "Made in Czechoslovakia" 1973 Rapido/Favorit...

The "Made in Czechoslovakia" 1973 Rapido/Favorit has been rebuilt and is ready to ride. My intent is to try and find a new home for it. The Sun Race rear derailleur that has been reportedly on it...
03-16-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,082
Posted By browngw

The old Rapido Favorit has been rebuilt into a...

The old Rapido Favorit has been rebuilt into a presentable and rideable bicycle once again. I had some very green nos Sprint Veloce Bluemels that were given to me a few years ago available so I used...
03-13-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show...

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show just before putting mine away for the winter.
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03-06-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,082
Posted By browngw

There was a song, I believe by my muse Bob Dylan...

There was a song, I believe by my muse Bob Dylan that went something about "when I paint my masterpiece" I attempt to make each bike a "masterpiece". Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much but I...
03-06-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,082
Posted By browngw

Things are coming together on the Favorit. Both...

Things are coming together on the Favorit. Both wheels have been cleaned, trued and new bearings. I had to modify an extra Park FR4 freewheel remover to get the freewheel off. It is a 13T to 23T and...
03-01-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,354
Posted By browngw

I personally love the "colour of the month"...

I personally love the "colour of the month" posts! All kinds of opportunity to simply view bikes, all kinds and colours of bikes, without worrying about their components or heritage. Bravo Tom! Shown...
03-01-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,354
Posted By browngw

Just remembered! Another brown bike in the que...

Just remembered! Another brown bike in the que for some love, a 1973 CCM Elite Mixte. Looks similar to the Raleigh "root beer"....
02-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 42,488
Posted By browngw

Just found this thread after all these years on...

Just found this thread after all these years on BF. I did a search before starting another. This has been a bit of a CCM winter for me. I finally got the 1972 CCM Turismo picked up that belonged to a...
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02-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 307,799
Posted By browngw

The Big Oak Tree near Rockport Texas. ...

The Big Oak Tree near Rockport Texas.

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02-24-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,858
Posted By browngw

For now I'm going to leave it set up as the...

For now I'm going to leave it set up as the original owner had it. This is what it looked like after a scrub when I picked it up last summer. I have lots of drop bar bikes so I'll leave the alloy...
02-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,858
Posted By browngw

Have just started tearing down my 1973 Rapido...

Have just started tearing down my 1973 Rapido Favorit. Its been hanging in the rafters of a wood working shop for 40 years. Very difficult disassembly. ...
02-23-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,398
Posted By browngw

This thread got me thinking about the labour...

This thread got me thinking about the labour money. Roughly speaking, I am making $1-2/hour after expenses. I have been retired for 15 years and have a decent pension. A purpose, and recreation that...
02-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with...

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with alloy rims and I have Panaracer Paselas mounted on it. The drive train is a Brampton 3speed hub and shifter, made in England.It also has Weinmann alloy...
02-17-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,168
Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model and my 1979...

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model and my 1979 Raleigh DL1. I've had many more including a Birmingham Sun Cresta. but they have all sold quickly in the past year.
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02-17-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,988
Posted By browngw

I personally love Brooks saddles but will be the...

I personally love Brooks saddles but will be the first to admit that selection for each bike and set up is crucial. It is essentially a hammock type saddle that requires the correct tilt for your...
02-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By browngw

Thanks. The pedals are Shimano SPD M324 and I...

Thanks. The pedals are Shimano SPD M324 and I have a few sets of them. They allow me to use my SPD shoes from my modern bikes and don't look totally out of place. With a flat side they can still be...
02-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By browngw

1984 Rossi by Scattolon Cycle

The rebuild has been completed on the 1984 Rossi. I am the second owner. Rossi was the name given to bikes emanating from the shop of Gary Scattolon in Hamilton Ontario Canada. This model was likely...
01-28-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By browngw

I tried the Cane Creek hoods on the Shimano...

I tried the Cane Creek hoods on the Shimano levers and they were not a good fit. They need to be a little taller. The two bikes in the picture are my 76 Supercycle Excalibur (Bridgestone) and the 65...
01-23-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By browngw

The 1972 CCM Turismo is completed, at least for...

The 1972 CCM Turismo is completed, at least for now. So many hours of detailing each original part to keep the bike as as usable "original" The fork reflectors were rebuilt using the reflectors out...
01-21-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By browngw

In the fall of 2019 a friend had to clean up a...

In the fall of 2019 a friend had to clean up a deceased family members property and there were 15-20 bikes in a pile. I offered to help by taking them off his hands. Most were BSOs but a few were...
01-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By browngw

Thanks for the kind words BFisher , I may go back...

Thanks for the kind words BFisher , I may go back to white bar tape again, but I had the cork on hand that day. The Top Lite branded headlamp is one of several I have successfully converted to LED...
01-21-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By browngw

Update

Nearly six years has passed since I purchased the Robin Hood Sports model. I'm still surprised how much I like to ride it when so many other good bikes are available.

I have made a few changes...
01-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,125,184
Posted By browngw

The 1995 Norco Katmandu has a new look with drop...

The 1995 Norco Katmandu has a new look with drop bars.
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01-16-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By browngw

You were absolutely right 3speedslow ! It has...

You were absolutely right 3speedslow ! It has made a a very nice drop gravel bike. After a few iterations, this is how it looks....
01-16-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,084
Views: 2,680,382
Posted By browngw

Got some pictures of the completed 1995 Norco...

Got some pictures of the completed 1995 Norco Katmandu drop bar conversion. I'm quite happy with both the ride and the look. This is the second build of this bike in the last three months! Although...
01-15-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

Thanks for the kind words markk900 . I can spend...

Thanks for the kind words markk900 . I can spend weeks, months even years on some bikes and not tire of the process. The last really time consuming resto was this 1972 CCM that belonged to a late...
01-13-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

Mine 1979 Canadian DL1 came with a plated steel...

Mine 1979 Canadian DL1 came with a plated steel tube rack. I could not save the chrome and give it a coat of black. It sort of suits the somber solid looks of the bike. I agree with them being a...
01-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,601
Posted By browngw

I'm still looking for a PWB Favorit rear...

I'm still looking for a PWB Favorit rear derailleur for my '73 Favorit with Rapido head badge. It may have looked like this. This bike was found in hung in the rafters of a residents garage. His wife...
01-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,084
Views: 2,680,382
Posted By browngw

This past fall a bike popped up on a local FB...

This past fall a bike popped up on a local FB marketplace post. I decided to get in touch and go have a look even though the photo barely showed a bike in with all the "stuff" piled around it. I had...
01-08-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By browngw

Maybe I'm sitting on a valuable commodity? Oh no!...

Maybe I'm sitting on a valuable commodity? Oh no! Picture taken inside, tall stem and valves stems not aligned!
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01-02-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By browngw

I own and wear plenty of flat caps but only...

I own and wear plenty of flat caps but only occasionally wear knickers. "Country Tourer" is an apt description although I tend to refer to myself and my mostly senior citizen cohorts as "Adventure...
01-02-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,990
Posted By browngw

Au contraire my dear friend! When I see bikes...

Au contraire my dear friend! When I see bikes with the saddle jutting into outer space, I assume either the bike is not ridden, or the owner will suffer for the supposed racy look his peers have made...
12-29-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By browngw

The now verified as 1972, the CCM Turismo has...

The now verified as 1972, the CCM Turismo has provided many hours of meaningful (to me) activity. It has been totally dismantled, cleaned, straightened, polished and refitted where required. All...
12-28-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,933
Posted By browngw

I too must be from the same era as OP! The big...

I too must be from the same era as OP! The big difference is I had little to no interest in bicycles after public school and barely remember the last one I rode to school occasionally. Dirt bikes and...
12-20-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,404
Posted By browngw

Yellowed plastic I discard. Chrome beauties on...

Yellowed plastic I discard. Chrome beauties on vintage bikes I keep.
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12-11-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 139,821
Posted By browngw

This SHS 271 was original and never had a spoke...

This SHS 271 was original and never had a spoke protector.
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12-01-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 40,037
Posted By browngw

My only black bike. "Sir Wayes A. Tonne" ...

My only black bike. "Sir Wayes A. Tonne"

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11-13-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,894,951
Posted By browngw

Brown Raleigh with matching mudguards. 1972...

Brown Raleigh with matching mudguards. 1972 Sports sold during the "pandemic summer", at least it made room for some new bikes.
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11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,476
Posted By browngw

Here's a rule breaker for sure! Name which tube...

Here's a rule breaker for sure! Name which tube you are talking about and I might be able to tell you what it is. The seat tube and forks are ferrous the rest is "Light Alloy". This Canadian Tire...
11-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,476
Posted By browngw

I would love to dive deeper into this...

I would love to dive deeper into this "wabbit-hole of woe" but I've got steel rims to polish and I have to find a better kickstand for my latest project.:D
11-09-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,476
Posted By browngw

This post makes me unhappy. Starting out in the...

This post makes me unhappy. Starting out in the bike hobby as a snob before you even know what is going on by using the stereotypes of other bike snobs will never make you happy and serves no purpose...
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