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08-19-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By randyjawa

Generally, I always use cloth tape on my older...

Generally, I always use cloth tape on my older machines mainly because the cloth tape is period correct. I do find it more difficult to wrap the bars and I offset the minimal padding by always riding...
08-18-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,484
Posted By randyjawa

OK, I'll bite. What makes a bike faster besides...

OK, I'll bite. What makes a bike faster besides the motor?

In my book, fit is faster, weight is faster, and component choice can be faster, gearing design and ratio can be faster. Is this the sort...
08-18-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,484
Posted By randyjawa

I have been lucky enough to own one rocket. A...

I have been lucky enough to own one rocket. A Quintanna Roo that I have bought three times, given away two times and lost once. I DO NOT like the bike but it is one of the fastest, if not the...
08-18-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By randyjawa

If you are looking to buy a used or vintage...

If you are looking to buy a used or vintage bicycle and you want decent quality, then you should know that every bike, new or old, has easy to identify quality features.

Have a look at Vintage...
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By randyjawa

Value, if you have good marketing skills and if...

Value, if you have good marketing skills and if the bike is clean and in road worthy condition - $100 to $200 US. If you are patient, $150 - $250 US.

If you decide to keep and ride the bike, be...
08-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By randyjawa

As much as I love my vintage road bicycles, not...

As much as I love my vintage road bicycles, not one of them is a decent commuter. The old school transmissions and outdated braking systems are not commuter friendly, in my opinion. I also feel that...
08-17-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By randyjawa

I rode thousands of miles or kilometers during...

I rode thousands of miles or kilometers during the Canadian winters, where snow, ice, cold, wind, salt and gravel are plentiful. Not once did I feel any undo concern for my wheels braking surface...
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By randyjawa

Unless you really want tubulars, forgedaboudit! ...

Unless you really want tubulars, forgedaboudit!

I have tried the tubular route and the advantaged gained are not worth the fuss and expense required to run tubulars. I did an A - B test on my...
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By randyjawa

My guess would be an early seventies Peugeot UO8...

My guess would be an early seventies Peugeot UO8 (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_France/Peugeot_UO8%20_BlueDump/PEUGEOT_UO8_DUMP_1_Start.htm) and it looks...
08-16-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By randyjawa

The Modolo hoods come up for sale on Ebay quite...

The Modolo hoods come up for sale on Ebay quite often. They are pricey, usually, but unlike other hoods, they tend to stand the passing of time and use really well. There are a few sets (yellow and...
08-16-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By randyjawa

Spend as little as possible to get the bike road...

Spend as little as possible to get the bike road worthy and safe to ride. Then ride is for a month or so. If the bike feels good to ride, then decide to restore with original components or upgrade...
08-15-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By randyjawa

One of the two bikes that did not go in N-all but...

One of the two bikes that did not go in N-all but 2...
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08-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,504
Posted By randyjawa

This is my mountain bike set up the way I like it...

This is my mountain bike set up the way I like it and I DO like it. So far, got about sixty dollars Canadian into the bike and no need to spend any more, although I would like to find an inexpensive...
08-13-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By randyjawa

I am about to install a set of water slide decals...

I am about to install a set of water slide decals on my Rabeneick 120d. The maker insisted that the decals, once applied and dry, be clear coated. The clear coat will be sprayed on the entire...
08-11-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like a mid seventies Peugeot UE8...

Looks like a mid seventies Peugeot UE8 (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_France/Peugeot_UE8/PEUGEOT_UE8_UE18_1_Start.htm)......
08-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,619
Posted By randyjawa

Yesterday, I resisted the urge to salvage this...

Yesterday, I resisted the urge to salvage this old CCM from the local landfill site (dump)......
08-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By randyjawa

I have probably run this gambit to the limit. In...

I have probably run this gambit to the limit. In days gone bye, if it had drop bars and skinny wheels, I would snap it up. These days, today being a prime example as I left a lovely old CCM roadster...
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By randyjawa

+1! I like the simplicity of this statement, not...

+1! I like the simplicity of this statement, not to mention the accuracy of it. Can I use it in my profile please?
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By randyjawa

User friendliness refers to how easy it is to use...

User friendliness refers to how easy it is to use a component. For example, with down tube friction shifters......
08-10-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By randyjawa

If I knew what the bolt looked like, I would have...

If I knew what the bolt looked like, I would have a peek in my stem pinch bolt drawer. Yup, I do have such a drawer. So, send a pic and, if I have, I will send a bolt and a smile will be the cost...
08-10-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like a 1973 Peugeot PX10E to me. This one...

Looks like a 1973 Peugeot PX10E to me. This one was in my stable for a short while, then sold with all but two of my bikes......
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By randyjawa

All in all, that Peugeot is a very nice bicycle...

All in all, that Peugeot is a very nice bicycle fitted with decent components. Though not a top of the line steed, the bike is indeed worthy and would offer decent ride quality, although "user...
08-08-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,747
Posted By randyjawa

I am a 600 Arabesque fan, to say the least. This...

I am a 600 Arabesque fan, to say the least. This old Alan was one bike that I built up with the Arabesque group. The bike shifted just fine. It stopped just fine. If looked awfully fine. And, the...
08-08-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By randyjawa

I use aluminum foil...

I use aluminum foil (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_TOOLS/TOOLS_3_Aluminum_Foil.htm) to clean spokes. If the wheel is disassembled, the foil also works to clean spoke hole...
08-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By randyjawa

New rim tape? Yes, absolutely! This rim tape,...

New rim tape? Yes, absolutely! This rim tape, used and old, was still pliable when I assembled the wheels. Two years later, the tape had hardened to become brittle and started cracking up inside,...
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By randyjawa

A few Glider bikes have come my way, over the...

A few Glider bikes have come my way, over the years. I rode this roadster for a couple of years, never feeling completely comfortable with it......
08-05-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By randyjawa

The shifters worked out just great. Once again,...

The shifters worked out just great. Once again, Bike Forum people come to the rescue......
08-04-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,479
Posted By randyjawa

This is not theoretical for me. A month, or so,...

This is not theoretical for me. A month, or so, ago I sold all but two of my bikes. This is my number one keeper, a 1968 Legnano Grand Premio......
08-04-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By randyjawa

Buy the down tube shifter or, better yet, offer...

Buy the down tube shifter or, better yet, offer your barcons in trade for the shifter set that you want.
08-03-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By randyjawa

I, too, have a great liking for the Exage brake...

I, too, have a great liking for the Exage brake levers. They are comfy, easy to reach and pull and the hoods stand up, against the ravages of time and environment, very well. My levers came attached...
08-03-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,090
Posted By randyjawa

Several years ago, shop one asked if they could...

Several years ago, shop one asked if they could use some of my bikes for display purposes. I said sure and that is how my bikes got on display at shop 1. But, as time passed, customers to shop one...
08-01-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,090
Posted By randyjawa

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Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By randyjawa

Looks like top of the line, to me. PX 10...

Looks like top of the line, to me. PX 10 something or other, would be my guess.
08-01-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,090
Posted By randyjawa

At seventy+ years of age, I am very aware that my...

At seventy+ years of age, I am very aware that my memory is going. Trust me on this one. With that in mind, I did see it as possible that I had picked up the bike. But it was not at my cottage, hence...
08-01-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By randyjawa

Though not absolutely positive, I think that I...

Though not absolutely positive, I think that I have used just about every Suntour down tube shifter available in the old days. Of them all, nothing compares to the Power Shifter. It looks great (an...
08-01-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By randyjawa

Street Restored = 200+ MTB DB = 1

Though I have never carefully counted, my guess is that I have street restored between 200 and 300 vintage bicycles, over the years. That said, just the other day, I completed my first ever drop bar...
07-31-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By randyjawa

These are the only bar plugs I use these days -...

These are the only bar plugs I use these days - Velox preferred but CatEye works also. They look the vintage part, are very sturdy, protective and never fall out. Available on Ebay quite often, in...
07-30-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 145,559
Posted By randyjawa

Turned this... ...

Turned this...
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With some parts swapping, and then fitting for test...
07-30-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By randyjawa

NOS set on Ebay right now...

NOS set on Ebay right now (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CAMPAGNOLO-Patented-Bar-End-Shifter-Covers-1-Pair-NOS-BLUE/183746601167), with Buy It Now, $29.99. I should buy them myself as mine are not...
07-29-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,149
Posted By randyjawa

My most recent snafu. Can anyone see the problem?...

My most recent snafu. Can anyone see the problem? Soooo stuuupid..!
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07-29-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I went about rebuilding/adjusting a...

This is how I went about rebuilding/adjusting a French headset (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_15_Head_Set_Rebuild_1.htm). Hope it helps.

The primary answer is...
07-27-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By randyjawa

Were it me and assuming that you are running a...

Were it me and assuming that you are running a five, six, seven or eight cog set, go with an eight speed chain. They are lighter and easier to work on, in my opinion. I use them on all of my bikes...
07-25-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,619
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure if I should bother to bring this dump...

Not sure if I should bother to bring this dump (yup, still sitting at the local dump) art home. The painting is roughly 30 inches by 30 inches. If it is still there on Saturday, when I next visit...
07-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By randyjawa

Yup, new paint/art should be disclosed when...

Yup, new paint/art should be disclosed when selling.
07-24-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By randyjawa

The wheels feature Dura Ace high flange hubs...

The wheels feature Dura Ace high flange hubs laced to Weinmann concave 27" rims. The tires, I believe are 27 x 1 1/8. For what it is worth, I am running the same rims on my Legnano, only the Leggy...
07-24-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By randyjawa

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07-24-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By randyjawa

I really liked my Motobecane Grand Jubilee...

I really liked my Motobecane Grand Jubilee (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_France/Motobecane_Gran_Jubilee/MOTOBECANE_GRAND_JUBILEE_1_Start.htm) and tried...
07-24-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By randyjawa

Should I Paint My Bike...

Should I Paint My Bike (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Site%20Contents/How_To_Do_It/PAINT_OR_NOT/PAINT_OR_NOT_1_Start.htm) is a question that crops up all the time and, before doing so,...
07-23-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By randyjawa

I published this just for guy or gals like you...

I published this just for guy or gals like you and me - Store Bought and Home Made Bicycle Tools (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_TOOLS/TOOLS_1_Start.htm). Hope it is a help.
07-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By randyjawa

After two rather dramatic old tire failures, I...

After two rather dramatic old tire failures, I have decided to not run old tires, even NOS ones, on my riders. One must consider the possibility of injury should something fail on a bike. A broken...
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