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07-18-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I wrap handlebar tape...

This is how I wrap handlebar tape (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_21_Handlebars.htm), be it cloth or rubberized cork. For cloth tape, which is a little harder to work...
07-18-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By randyjawa

A bit of clearing up... At shop one, in...

A bit of clearing up...

At shop one, in Thunder Bay, many of my bikes have been on display for years. I loaned the bikes to them for their display purposes and to store my bikes safely. This is...
07-18-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 863
Posted By randyjawa

Get some cheat bar wrap on Ebay. By cheap, I mean...

Get some cheat bar wrap on Ebay. By cheap, I mean two or three dollars (shipping included) for stuff that looks like this......
07-17-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, the one that says Cyclops all over it is my...

Yes, the one that says Cyclops all over it is my Cyclops. And, by today's standards and descriptions, it is a ten speed. And, I am pretty darn good at describing vintage bicycles, as you might see...
07-17-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By randyjawa

I sold my bikes, along with a hundred others, to...

I sold my bikes, along with a hundred others, to a buyer 1000 miles away. To deal on one bike shipment there and one back would eat up considerable value. I did give it some thought, though.

I...
07-17-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By randyjawa

Not Often That I Get Angry - However...

I recently sold all but two of my bikes. Upon attempting to collect some of them from a local bike shop, I was surprised to learn that I had already picked up my Quintanna Roo......
07-17-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By randyjawa

Left this sitting at the Dump a couple of weeks...

Left this sitting at the Dump a couple of weeks ago...
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07-17-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By randyjawa

Carnielli, commonly issued on Bottecchia Special...

Carnielli, commonly issued on Bottecchia Special road bikes. And, one of my favorite stems, from a vintage appeal point of view......
07-17-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By randyjawa

You're darn right it does but I do it in a...

You're darn right it does but I do it in a respectful and accepted way. Have a look at How To Find Vintage Bicycles...
07-16-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By randyjawa

This is soooooo true!

This is soooooo true!
07-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By randyjawa

I go get them before they are listed for sale on...

I go get them before they are listed for sale on the internet. That is where the cheapies are and sometimes, the really special finds could be as close as your next door neighbor. This was a gift...
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By randyjawa

This one was donated...

This one was donated (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Roadsters_Traders/BeeKay_Trike/BeeKay_Trike_1.htm) to Bicycles for Humanity. B4H then donated it to a handicapped...
07-16-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By randyjawa

No problem. For a bit of $$, I can send you...

No problem. For a bit of $$, I can send you some..:-)
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07-16-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By randyjawa

Could be British Whitworth threading, being from...

Could be British Whitworth threading, being from England at the time. Just a guess.
07-16-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By randyjawa

After seeing an unusually number of these...

After seeing an unusually number of these alloy/bonded frames fail, I am thinking that before long we will put them in the same category as the AVA death stem and the Simplex Delron plastic front...
07-16-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By randyjawa

This thread is almost spooky, to me. After...

This thread is almost spooky, to me.

After selling all but two of my bikes, two more showed up within a day or two, cheap and in great shape.

The too small Cannondale......
07-16-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By randyjawa

Rather than look for a specific bike, learn to...

Rather than look for a specific bike, learn to recognize the frame/fork characteristics that make a bike a good quality, or higher end, one. Look through Vintage Bicycle Quality...
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By randyjawa

An identical frame and fork set has been on Ebay...

An identical frame and fork set has been on Ebay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gitane-Vintage-Bicycle-Frame/233230831834) for a couple of months now. The present Buy It Now is $78.00 US and ten people...
07-15-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By randyjawa

Nope! I tend to do my best to ensure that my...

Nope! I tend to do my best to ensure that my bikes are completely sound, road worthy and safe to ride. Even if it is safe to ride with four bolts, the worry about potential failure would always...
07-15-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By randyjawa

Worst Ebay Offer I Have Ever Seen...

This unadulterated POS was originally listed for $2,500.00 US, dropping to $800.00 just before the auction ended. I would not have the nerve to offer something like this for sale and cannot help but...
07-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,518
Posted By randyjawa

Only one I have now, have had others, over the...

Only one I have now, have had others, over the years, but this one is the best. I do not have any interest in any kind of suspension systems. Hard tail or nothing, for me......
07-14-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By randyjawa

Explore as many options as you can. Ebay, for...

Explore as many options as you can. Ebay, for sure. Craigslist or Kijiji for sure. Bike Forums market place and anything similar that you know of. Take really good clear pictures. Create a good...
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By randyjawa

Where I live, it would fall into the junk...

Where I live, it would fall into the junk category. That is not to say that it is worthless elsewhere, though.
07-13-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By randyjawa

Give the seller a chance to make it right. If he...

Give the seller a chance to make it right. If he can't or won't, open an Ebay complaint indicating that the item is "not as described". You will win the disagreement, pretty darn near every time....
07-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By randyjawa

I got reprimanded, officially, for agreeing with...

I got reprimanded, officially, for agreeing with a newbie, who got upset and publicly blamed me for his leaving Bike Forums. He was a member for about two days. As for me, I did not get over the...
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By randyjawa

Without knowing where you are located and without...

Without knowing where you are located and without knowing more about the bike (ie - pictures are required here and there, if you attempt to sell it on-line). So, where do you live and let's see some...
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By randyjawa

Top dollar means time consuming to sell and some...

Top dollar means time consuming to sell and some stuff won't sell. Were it me, I would offer the bike for $550.00 US and be willing to drop down fifty bucks, if a potential buyer wants t haggle. ...
07-12-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 135,368
Posted By randyjawa

Bought this Trek from Bicycles for Humanity and...

Bought this Trek from Bicycles for Humanity and spent part of the day setting it up for my youngest grand daughter. The bike surprised me with an option for where to install pedals. One point if for...
07-12-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By randyjawa

The Marinoni Quebec...

The Marinoni Quebec (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Canada/Marinoni_Quebec_Mine/MARINONI_QUEBEC_1_Start.htm) is a great find. Wish that I still had...
07-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By randyjawa

Your bike caught my eye. Good job and the eye...

Your bike caught my eye. Good job and the eye catcher is the paint job. It compliments your build really well. My guess is that it will prove to be a very comfortable ride, being at the upper...
07-11-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,499
Posted By randyjawa

To dangerous to ride, in my opinion. Though it...

To dangerous to ride, in my opinion. Though it can break one's heart, sometimes you have to bit the bullet and retire the frame. Bummer!
07-10-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By randyjawa

First and of immediate concern - riding your bike...

First and of immediate concern - riding your bike with an improperly set up fork is very dangerous. Second, the lock nut must perform its task. Sometimes, the tab washer, separating the lock nut...
07-08-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By randyjawa

Miyata 1000 Toruing...

Miyata 1000 Toruing (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Japan/Miyata_1000_GrandTouring_Mine/MIYATA_1000_GT_1_Start.htm), from early to mid eighties. What a...
07-08-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By randyjawa

Ah! I love restoring older bikes, such as the...

Ah! I love restoring older bikes, such as the one the OP has shown us. Great find!
07-08-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,084
Posted By randyjawa

I have built a lot of wheels and the time frames...

I have built a lot of wheels and the time frames suggested in the above quote are way off, in my opinion. By the time I set a wheel up, in my truing stand, and then true it, and dish it, and stress...
07-08-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By randyjawa

Just recently did the N-all but one, (sold my...

Just recently did the N-all but one, (sold my 1968 Geoffrey Butler frame set, 1969 Atala Professional, 1970 all chrome Torpado, 1970 Freddie Grubb, another all chrome Torpado, 1973 Peugeot PX10, 199?...
07-07-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By randyjawa

This is a 1982 or 83 Canadian Bianchi Touring...

This is a 1982 or 83 Canadian Bianchi Touring with no chrome on the frame/fork set at all. I really like the sturdy ride that this bike offers......
07-07-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By randyjawa

For twenty five bucks, one could not go wrong...

For twenty five bucks, one could not go wrong with the offered frame/fork set. These old Bottecchia Model Special...
07-05-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 80,531
Posted By randyjawa

No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things...

No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things by hand. What did surprise me, though, was the fact that a file would actually do the job. Generally, a wrench is too hard to use a file on but it did...
07-05-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 80,531
Posted By randyjawa

I took my only road bike out for a ride two days...

I took my only road bike out for a ride two days ago, only to discover, when I got home, that the bottom bracket was very loose......
07-03-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By randyjawa

Repainting that lovely old road bicycle would be...

Repainting that lovely old road bicycle would be a mistake. To Paint or Not to Paint (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Site%20Contents/How_To_Do_It/PAINT_OR_NOT/PAINT_OR_NOT_1_Start.htm),...
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks for the information and I will pass it on...

Thanks for the information and I will pass it on to the fellow I am trying to help. My guess is that he will be disappointed as he thought that he had just found his retirement income:-(
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By randyjawa

You need ten (10) posts before you can include...

You need ten (10) posts before you can include pictures. Say hello to a few folks, to get your ten, then show us what you found. Hope that is helpful.
07-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By randyjawa

All the same height, one pointing up the next...

All the same height, one pointing up the next pointing down and with handlebars swung or even not, seems to optimize space well......
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By randyjawa

AEST - NOS - Brake Set...

A friend bought these AEST brakes at a yard sale but I do not know how much he paid. I would like to know what they are worth, though, as he intends to sell the complete set. Thanks and hope you can...
07-01-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By randyjawa

Definitely not a Giro d'Italia! Nor does it...

Definitely not a Giro d'Italia! Nor does it qualify, in my books, as a Model Special...
06-30-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By randyjawa

In my mind, a dented frame dramatically and...

In my mind, a dented frame dramatically and negatively impacts collectible value, and I loose all interest in such a purchase. But for a rider, I prefer a bike that is less than perfect and a small...
06-30-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By randyjawa

Winnipeg BF Members Sale Opportunity...

A fellow in Winnipeg, Manitoba is looking to buy a vintage bicycle. He contacted me through my website. If anyone living in or near Winnipeg has a bike or bikes for sale, let me know and I will...
06-29-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By randyjawa

Join the For Sale forum, here at Bike Forums. ...

Join the For Sale forum, here at Bike Forums. Start a new thread, seeking what you need and check back frequently. Chances are more than good that you will find a fork fast. In fact, I have an all...
06-29-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By randyjawa

I am going through this same search right now,...

I am going through this same search right now, seeking a set of these Suntour Barcons, the same kind that I use on my Bianchi in Jamaica. A few people on the for sale forum have already offeredd sets...
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