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06-06-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By holden west

Those are Dunlop Roadster tires. It's amazing...

Those are Dunlop Roadster tires. It's amazing they are a half-century old and only have minor sidewall hairline cracking.
The Schwalbe website says they stock 14" x 1 3/8" tires.
06-06-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By holden west

Good advice, I will change out the brake pads,...

Good advice, I will change out the brake pads, especially since they won't affect the vintage look. The original John Bulls give only slightly better performance than a pair of ice cubes. I think now...
06-06-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By holden west

Thanks for the nice comments. One dilemma I had...

Thanks for the nice comments. One dilemma I had was with the saddle. It looked very yellow and worn-looking and when the bike was polished the saddle really stuck out in a bad way. I decided to spray...
06-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By holden west

All-original 1971 Moulton Minx

I spotted this dusty and neglected bike at an auction and had to have it. I couldn't believe it was completely original and in good basic shape and knew it would clean up nicely.

Nothing has been...
07-02-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By holden west

Thank you all again. The family is very grateful...

Thank you all again. The family is very grateful for this information.



That fits with the owner's belief that the crank was not original although that pushed him to think it was not a CCM...
07-01-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By holden west

Here's a photo of the drivetrain. The crankarm...

Here's a photo of the drivetrain. The crankarm says CCM in very small letters. The pedals are marked Phillips Made in England.:

https://i.imgur.com/U3ZCLsk.jpg
07-01-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By holden west

Here are a couple of curiosities I found while...

Here are a couple of curiosities I found while browsing the belongings of Canadian Olympic cyclist Glen Robbins. While it appears he rode a CCM at the '32 LA games, he also rode a BSA competively and...
07-01-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By holden west

Came across this pic...

Came across this pic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmlea/6784833510/) of Torchy Peden's restored CCM; I didn't realize the crankset with the integrated CCM letters were used on pro bikes, Peden was...
07-01-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By holden west

I agree it would be beautiful repainted as the...

I agree it would be beautiful repainted as the photos above show. But the owner tells me the blue paint was applied by Glen Robbins...
06-30-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By holden west

Please help ID 1932 Olympic bike

This bike has remained in the family since it was ridden by Glen Robbins in the 1932 LA Olympics. But it's been repainted many times and the headbadge is long gone. There doesn't appear to be any...
Forum: Foo
12-30-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By holden west

A 90 year career! Started at the end of the...

A 90 year career!

Started at the end of the talkie era in 1927 and just the other day was on Twitter promoting the new documentary on her life. She saw it all.
07-10-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,301
Posted By holden west

- the sound of a rock striking the side of a nice...

- the sound of a rock striking the side of a nice car--a rock that squirted out from beneath your bike tire. So you non chalantly look in the opposite direction. "Who? Me?"

- a giant nail spearing...
06-28-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 38,846
Posted By holden west

My "new" Raleigh: ...

My "new" Raleigh:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/5955483/bike%20stuff/image_zpsc3akcktc.jpeg
06-22-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13,934
Views: 2,965,351
Posted By holden west

Thanks, I will put up a full album as soon as I...

Thanks, I will put up a full album as soon as I finish cleaning it up. Metallic orange (or cromovelato) is my favourite colour and until I find an Eddy or Wilier Triestina...
06-22-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,110,757
Posted By holden west

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambler_(bicycle) ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambler_(bicycle)



I admire this amazing gentleman, Mr. Thomas B. Jeffery. Not only did he create a Rambler bicycle in 1878, he developed the Rambler automobile...
06-21-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13,934
Views: 2,965,351
Posted By holden west

I grabbed this three-speed 1972 Raleigh at the...

I grabbed this three-speed 1972 Raleigh at the auction for $105 CDN. Everything original. Will clean up nicely. Really excited about it. I love the metallic orange. I've searched online but haven't...
06-21-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,522
Posted By holden west

That is so cool, especially the classic style...

That is so cool, especially the classic style road bikes. Now that's what a bike should look like. You are right, it is like re-discovering an extinct animal in the jungle. For me it's one of the...
06-19-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,947
Views: 837,735
Posted By holden west

Wall Street Journal...

Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyc-mayor-ratchets-up-subway-pitch-1497812249):
05-05-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8,947
Views: 837,735
Posted By holden west

Coloured tires look great in the box but the...

Coloured tires look great in the box but the always seem to be a disappointment. The colour is never a perfect match and they always look dirtier and more worn even after cleaning. I had red tires on...
Forum: Foo
04-17-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,214
Posted By holden west

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
Forum: Foo
04-16-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

A surprise re-appearance after vanishing a year...

A surprise re-appearance after vanishing a year and a half ago!
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Missing mutual fund salesman Harold Backer arrested by Victoria police

...
03-19-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,975
Posted By holden west

Ha, sorry for resurrecting the thread. I guess to...

Ha, sorry for resurrecting the thread. I guess to me the only thing worse than replies to forumers that probably haven't been active in years is going to a forum and seeing pages of basically the...
03-17-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,975
Posted By holden west

Rather than start a new thread I'll hijack this...

Rather than start a new thread I'll hijack this one because a friend has a similar problem.

She has one of those huge Wike Box Bikes (http://www.wicycle.com/index.php/products/bikes/wike-box-bike)...
03-08-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 362,568
Posted By holden west

Just found out the two NOS bikes I posted on the...

Just found out the two NOS bikes I posted on the previous page sold yesterday at auction for $35 each. Kicking myself for missing that great deal.

As for the terminology I no longer call them...
03-07-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 362,568
Posted By holden west

I spotted a matching pair of 1980s department...

I spotted a matching pair of 1980s department store mixtes being auctioned later today. They still have the hang tags and show no signs of being ridden. I don't know the story behind this remarkable...
01-21-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13,934
Views: 2,965,351
Posted By holden west

Not vintage and not a dumpster save, in fact, a...

Not vintage and not a dumpster save, in fact, a failure.

I was dropping off some scrap metal this morning at the dump and spotted this recent (?) Trek Cronus in the dumpster. The handlebars were...
12-01-16, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,110,757
Posted By holden west

This is not for sale--it was seized today when...

This is not for sale--it was seized today when the local police busted a stolen bike chop shop. A whole shipping container was filled with bizarre frankenbikes. I suppose it will be put up for sale...
Forum: Foo
11-03-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

It's been a year since Harold flew the coop. ...

It's been a year since Harold flew the coop.

Victoria Police (http://vicpd.ca/community-questions) released a short statement today:



The local paper brings us up to speed. In short,...
08-23-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By holden west

News release from my local police. Any guesses on...

News release from my local police. Any guesses on the bike make? I am intrigued.

"Tuesday, August 23, 2016
File #:
16-36330

Victoria, BC – Police are recommending a charge of theft over...
08-23-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,816
Posted By holden west

You know how black biking shorts have brightly...

You know how black biking shorts have brightly coloured crotch padding on the inside? Well, so does everyone who saw me on my long commute this morning when I accidentally put my shorts on inside out...
Forum: Foo
07-12-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,734
Views: 2,232,195
Posted By holden west

Quite possible. Good point, no year is...

Quite possible.



Good point, no year is specified.

Anyway, the sub has disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared.
Forum: Foo
07-12-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10,734
Views: 2,232,195
Posted By holden west

This actually happened to me just now. Someone...

This actually happened to me just now. Someone put a wrapped Italian sub sandwich on my seat. I don't know what to do. BTW, the expiration date is "AUG 07".
06-05-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,244
Posted By holden west

No sob stories to share lately? We visited...

No sob stories to share lately?

We visited some yard sales yesterday with no luck on the bicycle front, just a box with old mismatched lights and brackets and scratched up old plastic toeclips.
...
05-21-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,794
Posted By holden west

I was also surprised to see the Giro absent from...

I was also surprised to see the Giro absent from the regular channels. However, I see that the Italian import channel RAI (Shaw 506 in Victoria) carries 2 hour programs on each stage.
Forum: Foo
05-06-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By holden west

Devastated streets of Ft. McMurray, AB (1bike photo)

Haunting Images emerge from devastated streets of Fort McMurray
Scenes of total destruction in scorched Beacon Hill neighbourhood
CBC News Posted: May 06, 2016 7:05 PM MT Last Updated: May 06, 2016...
04-02-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By holden west

The Ironman had a good mix, American company,...

The Ironman had a good mix, American company, Japanese frame and components, French rims, Italian saddle, Swiss spokes, tires (?).
03-07-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56,789
Views: 8,155,798
Posted By holden west

The local auction house will be selling this...

The local auction house will be selling this vintage Moulton tomorrow evening. Everything appears original. They've put an estimate of $25-$30 CDN on it which seems low for a Moulton but I don't know...
01-10-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56,789
Views: 8,155,798
Posted By holden west

Reminds me of an ancient joke: Dad sends her...

Reminds me of an ancient joke:

Dad sends her daughter off to college with a couple hundred dollars to buy a bicycle to get around campus.

But when she saw the most adorable little monkey at a...
01-10-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56,789
Views: 8,155,798
Posted By holden west

Not a bargain, but I love the colour, condition...

Not a bargain, but I love the colour, condition and styling:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/usedphotosna/50842248_934.jpg

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/usedphotosna/50842262_934.jpg...
Forum: Foo
11-16-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7,902
Views: 1,428,357
Posted By holden west

If you're a Ford Deuce fan, come to Victoria, BC...

If you're a Ford Deuce fan, come to Victoria, BC next summer for Deuce Days where nearly 1,000 Deuces are on display.

488515

I took this one a few years ago. I have no idea why a JPL truck was...
Forum: Foo
11-16-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

Actually, I'm not getting the sense the guy's a...

Actually, I'm not getting the sense the guy's a total d-bag. For an example the guy mentioned above, Ian Thow was a d-bag of the highest order. Backer...I don't know. Maybe he just got in over his...
Forum: Foo
11-16-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

More on the case of missing cyclist Harold Backer...

More on the case of missing cyclist Harold Backer from The National Post. I was hoping someone here could definitively identify the bike in the video as a CAAD 10 but the quality is too poor.
...
Forum: Foo
11-11-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

He's not the first mutual fund salesman to leave...

He's not the first mutual fund salesman to leave disgruntled investors in BC and flee to Washington state. Read the amazing story of the larger-than-life Ian Thow. It would definitely make a great...
Forum: Foo
11-11-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

Well.....this story took a desperate and...

Well.....this story took a desperate and unexpected turn. I'll paste an excerpt from our local paper then add my own comments after.





First, I think it's great that many in the cycling...
Forum: Foo
11-10-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By holden west

^But last time we saw Carol she was having some...

^But last time we saw Carol she was having some sort of breakdown. Was it a normal reaction to a traumatic battle or a sign that she's been pushed past the breaking point? I find it interesting the...
Forum: Foo
11-09-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By holden west

Because Rick's group are one of the few that were...

Because Rick's group are one of the few that were factually reassured by the CDC survivor that the walkers are truly dead, and not just functioning under some sort of reversible virus.



I am...
Forum: Foo
11-07-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,734
Posted By holden west

The bloody Mary is but a poor substitute for The...

The bloody Mary is but a poor substitute for The superior and savory Caesar. It's the difference between flank steak and filet mignon. Canadians have been known to have their Mott's Clamato...
Forum: Foo
11-07-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By holden west

Thanks! I think the reason I got no further...

Thanks! I think the reason I got no further response was that the file was likely passed to a more experienced scammer that recognized that they were being scammed. I like the part about "bike...
Forum: Foo
11-06-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By holden west

I got one of those a while back so I decided to...

I got one of those a while back so I decided to have a little fun. I strung them along for a bit then my responses got too ridiculous and they disappeared.

From: sandra_fadee@yahoo.com
Subject:...
Forum: Foo
11-06-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By holden west

Victoria cyclist missing in Washington State

Harold Backer is a prominent local athlete and coach, a three time Olympian who has been missing after taking the 10:30 Black Ball, Coho Ferry to cycle the Olympic Peninsula Tuesday, November 3rd.
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