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09-25-20, 03:17 AM
09-24-20, 07:13 PM
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Views: 396
Posted By randyjawa

More than one entry level Italian road bike has...

More than one entry level Italian road bike has come my way, over the years. The absolute best thing you can do to dramatically improve both ride quality and stopping ability is to sway out those...
09-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By randyjawa

I have both the GB Dawes bar and the GB Map of...

I have both the GB Dawes bar and the GB Map of England bar. Both are in good shape and I can machine polish the pantographed areas that will be visible, once tape is installed.

Map of England......
09-24-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By randyjawa

The threading is interchangeable. The big...

The threading is interchangeable. The big problem is the inside diameter of the lower cone. Campy has the larger ID that I need larger for this......
09-24-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By randyjawa

Well, the paint (which ain't perfect) is done,...

Well, the paint (which ain't perfect) is done, the art is installed and the top coat is rubbed out. Starting to put the Rab together. With luck, I should have it road worthy tomorrow......
09-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By randyjawa

WTD: Campagnolo Italian Head Set - Cash or Trade...

I find myself in need of a Campy Grand Sport or Nouvo Record head set, Italian threading please (sixties or seventies vintage). I have a lovely Campy head set with English threading which I can offer...
09-24-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,585
Views: 315,502
Posted By randyjawa

Applied the water slide decal art a couple of...

Applied the water slide decal art a couple of days ago. Shot four coats of clear top coat, the next day. Rubbed the paint out yesterday and started assembly today......
09-24-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By randyjawa

I have given thought to using "fiisket" material...

I have given thought to using "fiisket" material also but don't know how to cut out a stencil and get the two colors (white and red) applied.

Would it be too much to ask for your help in showing...
09-24-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have never used CC hoods, the advice...

Though I have never used CC hoods, the advice above is good and should be seen as a warning. I used to stress every time I had to wrap a handlebar, hoping to avoid damaging the hood (I tend to go...
09-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By randyjawa

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The...

Check out Cyclomondo, on Ebay, for decals. The product offered is great, very thin vinyl stickers that are reasonably easy to apply. Once applied, just shoot a few coats of clear top coat over them...
09-23-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

By hand and with a brush, would be my guess. I...

By hand and with a brush, would be my guess. I used to pin stripe my paint jobs on motorcycles and I used a proper striping brush and Quick Shot enamel pin striping paint. I think, it has been many...
09-22-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I put the frame in my paint booth... ...

Well, I put the frame in my paint booth...
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Shot four coats of clear...
09-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By randyjawa

I always run the shifters in indexed position and...

I always run the shifters in indexed position and love the precision of the shifts. The non-drive side is friction only.
09-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By randyjawa

The cup is an "interference fit" to the stem...

The cup is an "interference fit" to the stem shoulder/seat. It has to go on square. If tipped this way or that, it will be tough to fit. It takes patience and practice.

Make sure that the cup...
09-22-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,484
Posted By randyjawa

I have a theory about this... Fred or Martha...

I have a theory about this...

Fred or Martha Wannabe buy a bike, or bikes, hoping to get fit and have fun doing it. The fun part seems to come to an end with the sore butt part, which, of course,...
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By randyjawa

@ 79pmooney Believe it or not, I did...

@ 79pmooney



Believe it or not, I did this one day. Two Pergeots presented themselves to me, both nearly mint and the mixte model sported the original pump. I bought both bikes for $100 CND,...
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By randyjawa

Welcome to the Bike Forums. The UE8 is not a...

Welcome to the Bike Forums.

The UE8 is not a rare bicycle and, for what it is worth, rare is not, necessarily, a feature that defines value in a vintage road bicycle. That said, without pictures...
09-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,441
Posted By randyjawa

Well, it is Monday, Sept 21, 2020 and the season...

Well, it is Monday, Sept 21, 2020 and the season for dump finds is coming to an end this year. No bikes of interest showed up at any of the four dumps that I attend. These brand new T-shirts did...
09-20-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By randyjawa

That crank set was original for my eight speed...

That crank set was original for my eight speed Quintanna Roo. The bike is, probably, the fastest in my collection and the least liked (long story). I can say this, the 55 tooth big ring could make...
09-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,054
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I finally got around to the art on the...

Well, I finally got around to the art on the Rabeneick. Been pretty nervous about applying the art, as it was costly and I would hate to have screwed it up. But, all went well, the water slide decals...
09-20-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By randyjawa

What about the Paggio line. Were those imported...

What about the Paggio line. Were those imported or assembled or built in the USA?
09-20-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 390
Posted By randyjawa

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely! My start...

Do I sing when I ride? Absolutely!

My start out song goes like...

"Busted flat in Baton Rouge.......Bobby thumbed a desil down

From there, we get to Willy Nelson, Waylan Jennings, Neil...
09-19-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By randyjawa

A good question. In my case, I eyeball the...

A good question.

In my case, I eyeball the fork from both sides and square on from the front. A center line, drawn through the head tube and extended down the fork blade will help to determine...
09-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By randyjawa

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single...

I am not NOT a dork disc fan, with one single exception. The Sekine dork disc does blow my kilt up. Though I no longer have a Sekine, I do have one of these nailed to the beam under my cottage,...
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By randyjawa

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the...

Hurry!!! Strike when the iron is hot and the iron is HOT!
09-13-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By randyjawa

I have tried a few different handlebar styles and...

I have tried a few different handlebar styles and those Mavic bullhorns coupled with the aero levers proved to be exceptional. Other trials include...

Motobecane with upright bars proved to be...
09-13-20, 06:48 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or...

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or so, ago...
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09-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By randyjawa

I too suffer from joint pain and never have I...

I too suffer from joint pain and never have I found a cockpit that was as comfortable as this......
09-13-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado is one of my favorite bicycles and I have...

Torpado is one of my favorite bicycles and I have been lucky enough to own several, over the years. Most were complete polished chrome plated with a cromovolto paint over top. Lovely, ornate vintage...
09-12-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By randyjawa

Let's assume the wheel is true and properly...

Let's assume the wheel is true and properly dished.

Center pull brakes work best when the cable frictions are minimal. Start with disassembly of the caliper. Clean it and lubricate each caliper....
09-12-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,484
Posted By randyjawa

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I...

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I headed to the dump to dump my kitchen waste. I was very happy to find a few near mint but somewhat incomplete bikes there, all laying in a pile on...
09-12-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By randyjawa

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me...

My dad used to say that all the time. Took me many years to figure out what it meant. Thanks for a Memory Lane moment.
09-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,441
Posted By randyjawa

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day...

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day Weekend, a weekend that tends to produce a bit of increased flow to the land fill sites. Anyway, in the process of cleaning up the Bianchi Grizzly. The...
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By randyjawa

I live in Thunder Bay, Canada and a fellow here...

I live in Thunder Bay, Canada and a fellow here is selling one for $1000.00 CND. It is in perfect cosmetic and mechanical condition. Full Dura-Ace eight speed group, as I recall. My size but NOT...
09-06-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By randyjawa

At first, this was a difficult one to answer, but...

At first, this was a difficult one to answer, but then it came to me...

Bigger tires!

My Jamaica Bianchi taught me this. My NOS vintage hoops (700x25) failed, big time, in Jamaica a couple of...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,173
Posted By randyjawa

I don't know about most of the situations that...

I don't know about most of the situations that other BF members experience during this pandemic. My situation is near complete isolation, at my summer cottage on the shore of Loon Lake, Northwestern...
09-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,173
Posted By randyjawa

P.S. If I had been eBay, I wouldn’t have let you...

P.S. If I had been eBay, I wouldn’t have let you contact the seller either, just to rant at him. But anyone can contact any seller over a listing so I call BS on that.

First, who said that I was...
09-05-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,173
Posted By randyjawa

Insulting Ebay Seller - Pooey-Stinko - and I mean it.

That insulting arrogance of this listing really made me angry. I tried to report the listing but Ebay would not allow me to do so, nor was I allowed to even contact the seller. The Ebay item number...
09-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By randyjawa

I am learning and have another concern. Are the...

I am learning and have another concern. Are the jockey wheels on the Gran Sport worth using. I have a brand new set on my Rabeneick 120d ans they worked OK....
09-04-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By randyjawa

Cloth bar tape is, usually and readily availabe...

Cloth bar tape is, usually and readily availabe on Ebay and a decent prices. Just bought some red Velox and paid twenty bucks for two sets, delivered. Three rolls +++ - ten dollars on Ebay right...
09-04-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By randyjawa

What suggests that the OP's Peugeot is Italian? ...

What suggests that the OP's Peugeot is Italian? The head tube sticker says "Made in France". ???
09-04-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By randyjawa

If I can actually hold the saddle in my hand, for...

If I can actually hold the saddle in my hand, for close inspection, I might buy. I stopped buying used Brooks saddles, on-line, years ago. There are just too many things that could go wrong unless in...
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By randyjawa

I have never felt the need to invert the bike...

I have never felt the need to invert the bike when removing or installing the rear wheel. Loosen the quick release. Ensure chain is on the smallest cog. Lift the rear of the bike off of the...
09-03-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,441
Posted By randyjawa

And to me, this is one of the great problems that...

And to me, this is one of the great problems that the planet faces. Good grief! You would poo poo you shorts if you could see the stuff we (North Americans) toss away - almost.every day.
09-03-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By randyjawa

As some of you might know, I always work towards...

As some of you might know, I always work towards "original when street restoring my bikes. Hence, my goal is full Gran Sport and working properly...



Now that is something that I did not look...
09-03-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By randyjawa

This early eighties Bianchi "Touring" is a...

This early eighties Bianchi "Touring" is a wonderful, sturdy, nice to ride touring bike. It is waiting for me, in Jamaica, assuming that I ever get back to the island......
09-02-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,441
Posted By randyjawa

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the...

Well, it is Wednesday, September 2, 2020 and the dump has seen little velo activity lately. This is not the least bit unusual. Once the Spring clean up is over, bike flow to the dump drops...
09-02-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By randyjawa

Campy Gran Sport RD - **********?

Does anyone have experience with getting a Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur to work properly? Should I dump those old school idler pulleys? Any suggestions will prove helpful.

For the life...
09-02-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By randyjawa

Trust me when I say - no you don't! I am there...

Trust me when I say - no you don't! I am there and it is not fun!
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By randyjawa

I still cannot see the pictures. What am I doing...

I still cannot see the pictures. What am I doing wrong??
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