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10-18-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By randyjawa

Be careful to not make the mistake of thinking...

Be careful to not make the mistake of thinking that this Tour du Canada is the real deal. Yes, the bike is real and it is a Tour du Canada but not a high quality one, like those offered in the...
10-17-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By randyjawa

I used to have a picture of my bike, a 1976 Tour...

I used to have a picture of my bike, a 1976 Tour du France and on that picture was the original price - $649.00 CND. I did look for that picture but cannot find it. I also remember emails from the...
10-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By randyjawa

There is, presently, a set (so called) on Ebay...

There is, presently, a set (so called) on Ebay right now. The set is not matched, as one hub is just standard but the seller things them both to be Competition hubs. Not a chance.

Normandy hub...
10-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By randyjawa

The emery cloth and shoe polish method is the way...

The emery cloth and shoe polish method is the way I go, also. The trick is to do a wee bit and move, do a wee bit and move, ensuring that you do your best to do the entire post as close as the same...
10-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By randyjawa

I cannot get in either.

I cannot get in either.
10-11-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By randyjawa

Running a seven cog freewheel on a Dawes Galexy...

Running a seven cog freewheel on a Dawes Galexy frame is the problem. Simply put, you need a longer axle that will accommodate a spacer or two (one for each side). Or, do what I do in a situation...
10-07-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,363
Posted By randyjawa

Tubulars have their place but are not always the...

Tubulars have their place but are not always the way to go, in my opinion.

I run tubulars on bikes that were intended to be fitted with tubulars. I have two old bikes, both should wear tubulars...
10-05-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By randyjawa

Not a chance!

Not a chance!
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By randyjawa

ToMoS roadster..?

While at the Bicycles for Humanity donation venues today, the fellow running the work shop asked if this old bike was worth offering to the vintage bicycle community. On the seat tube decal, the work...
10-01-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By randyjawa

My camera, an oldie but still almost working...

My camera, an oldie but still almost working goldie, died last winter when I was in Jamaica. With my riding gear on, I grabbed my back pack, forgetting that the camera was sitting on it. The camera...
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for the interest and please go to my...

Thanks for the interest and please go to my website (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_1_HOME.htm) and contact me through that email vehicle. We can discuss the...
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By randyjawa

Interested in a Pinarello? Found this one...

Interested in a Pinarello? Found this one recently and really do not need another road bike....
09-29-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,882
Posted By randyjawa

A very good point. Only one time did I stumble...

A very good point. Only one time did I stumble across a really good mountain bike (Peugeot Canyon Express) and it was nothing that really blew my kilt up...

As for most suspension bikes, they do...
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By randyjawa

Welcome to the forums. If you wish to offer...

Welcome to the forums. If you wish to offer something for sale, you must do so through the For Sale forum. I might add that the For Sale forum is an effective resource for selling and buying...
09-29-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,882
Posted By randyjawa

Based on my limited experience with mountain...

Based on my limited experience with mountain bikes, my feeling is that you do not have to have the best of the best. Though certainly nothing fancy, this old Rocky Mountain Cardiac is a treat to ride...
09-28-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I prepare bikes for shipment -...

This is how I prepare bikes for shipment - Packing and Shipping Bicycles (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Site%20Contents/How_To_Do_It/PACK_SHIP_RECEIVE/SHIPPING_1_Start.htm). The method...
09-27-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,830
Posted By randyjawa

You bet they can... ...

You bet they can...
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09-26-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By randyjawa

The following comment is 100% opinion based - my...

The following comment is 100% opinion based - my opinion, by the way. The early seventy Peugeots had wonderful livery. Put another way, their appearance screams "vintage"......
09-26-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By randyjawa

Vintage bicycle value is based on the bike, its...

Vintage bicycle value is based on the bike, its condition, its size, time of year (now - autumn - being a poor time with winter approaching) and its location. To that add the seller's marketing...
09-25-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By randyjawa

As the leaves change from green to yellow, red,...

As the leaves change from green to yellow, red, orange and gold, bikes go for less and less. Though I could not really afford to do so, this little used Pinarello came home with me this morning. The...
09-25-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By randyjawa

I tried something similar with little acceptable...

I tried something similar with little acceptable success. I never thought of the "ignition" method. Well done!
09-25-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,913
Posted By randyjawa

There are soooo many bikes to recommend. Just...

There are soooo many bikes to recommend. Just about any Japanese bike linked to on this page (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_BICYCLES_JAPAN.htm) will prove worthy,...
09-24-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By randyjawa

This thread got me to thinking about some of the...

This thread got me to thinking about some of the many Super-Cycles that have come my way. Thought that I might share some pictures of the more notable ones...

This pink road bike was not a bad...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By randyjawa

I would have a tough time not dealing harshly...

I would have a tough time not dealing harshly with such a nasty person! Thanks for the warning. That said...

Binky, you might have got lucky. If he, I assume the nasty potential buyer was a he,...
09-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By randyjawa

Personally, I would not want a Supercycle knowing...

Personally, I would not want a Supercycle knowing that there are infinitely better used bikes offered, almost daily, just about anywhere. Believe me when I suggest that Supercycles are not super, at...
09-22-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,005
Posted By randyjawa

Pretty much how I feel about a spoke or two,...

Pretty much how I feel about a spoke or two, providing I can true the wheel with one or two less, as was the case with my Bianchi last winter, while in Jamaica. No spokes available anywhere that I...
09-22-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By randyjawa

If the races are not pitted, clean everything up...

If the races are not pitted, clean everything up as well as you can and then polish the races with crumpled up aluminum foil...
09-21-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By randyjawa

Having little interest in the eighties TdC, I...

Having little interest in the eighties TdC, I spent no time researching it. As for how did it differ?

The original TdC featured Reynolds chrome moly tub set, Campagnolo Record high flange hubs,...
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By randyjawa

$250.00 CND - run, don't walk, to get the bike. ...

$250.00 CND - run, don't walk, to get the bike. Were it me, it would be mine already!
09-21-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By randyjawa

For anyone interested, another forum member has a...

For anyone interested, another forum member has a CCM Tour du Canada (the good one not the eighties POS) frame and fork set. List on the for sale forum and ask for a TdC. You might just get what you...
09-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,528
Posted By randyjawa

I was lucky enough to buy a bunch of cloth tape,...

I was lucky enough to buy a bunch of cloth tape, years ago, for $2.00 a set plus shipping, which was not much then. Still have two black sets, one or two red and one blue. This old Maserati ...
09-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,528
Posted By randyjawa

Sorry that you hate telling me about my apparent...

Sorry that you hate telling me about my apparent mistake, however: I do appreciate the opportunity to learn. That said...

I have been doing both methods ...
09-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By randyjawa

Absolutely and we (Bicycles for Humanity) can...

Absolutely and we (Bicycles for Humanity) can sell off close to a hundred (sometimes) in less than four hours......
09-20-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,528
Posted By randyjawa

Cloth tape is difficult to wrap. So, too, are...

Cloth tape is difficult to wrap. So, too, are some of the modern offerings of today. That said...

I learned that it is best to position the brake levers where you want them, then secure the clamps...
09-20-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By randyjawa

The smaller the profile (width) the more...

The smaller the profile (width) the more difficult it is to mount a tire, in my opinion. In Jamaica, last winter, I had a choice between 700c x 23 o4 700c x 32. I bought the 23s and managed to get...
09-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By randyjawa

Sorry, I know that I have shown this before but...

Sorry, I know that I have shown this before but if a bike ever needed saving, this is it......
09-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By randyjawa

Lower end or less collectible vintage bicycles...

Lower end or less collectible vintage bicycles are impacted by time of year. The exotic or high end stuff is not so impacted, these days. At least, that is what I believe I see, these days. In the...
09-18-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By randyjawa

You make a good point, Tom and I bough to your...

You make a good point, Tom and I bough to your experience. None the less, I am always a bit skeptical of reported weights reported in catalogs.
09-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By randyjawa

For me, the only way to break a new Brooks saddle...

For me, the only way to break a new Brooks saddle in is to ride it. I use Proofhide only to protect the saddle and I don't have to use it all that often.

Simply put, some Brooks saddles have...
09-18-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By randyjawa

Peugeot UE8 "as found"... ...

Peugeot UE8 "as found"...
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Mercier Gentleman...
09-18-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By randyjawa

I weighed my Tour du Canada the day I got and...

I weighed my Tour du Canada the day I got and assembled it. As found and in original condition, the bike came in at 21 pounds 9 ounces, as pictured......
09-18-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By randyjawa

CCM catalog with claimed weights from a 1976 and...

CCM catalog with claimed weights from a 1976 and the Tour du Canada weight is not true, in my opinion......
09-17-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By randyjawa

Simply put - why?

Simply put - why?
09-17-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By randyjawa

My mid seventies Sekine...

My mid seventies Sekine (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Canada/Sekine_SHT270_Mine/SEKINE_SHT270_1_Start.htm) fitted with original fenders......
09-16-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13,643
Views: 2,768,854
Posted By randyjawa

Dropped off half a bag of kitchen waste and my...

Dropped off half a bag of kitchen waste and my recyclables before heading to the scrap metal pile. Several bikes had found their way their since my last visit, four days ago.

This is the first...
09-14-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13,643
Views: 2,768,854
Posted By randyjawa

Found this old Rocky Mountain on my way home from...

Found this old Rocky Mountain on my way home from the city, today. Everything works just fine and might even go for a short spin later today. Not sure what to do with it but the wheel set just might...
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By randyjawa

Chances are the bicycle will not fetch its value....

Chances are the bicycle will not fetch its value. The bike is awesome and rarely do I use that word. But, it is a lower level steed and many uninformed potential buyers will look without favor on...
09-12-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By randyjawa

When I build the Roo, I might go for full paint,...

When I build the Roo, I might go for full paint, worried that more of those oxidation snakes might start showing up. That might be, perhaps, over kill but I have no love for purple so, though I...
09-12-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By randyjawa

I have been lucky enough to own and ride a bike...

I have been lucky enough to own and ride a bike similar, perhaps identical, to the OP's. Nice job of street restoration - well done!

Repainting the bike would prove to be a bad idea. Take a look...
09-12-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By randyjawa

I gave up on the helmet thing long ago. To get a...

I gave up on the helmet thing long ago. To get a vintage one seems silly, to me, as it will not be as comfortable nor will it offer protection equal to the modern ones of today..This is my vintage...
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