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04-03-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By randyjawa

I got lucky, my first Legnano, a Grand Premio,...

I got lucky, my first Legnano, a Grand Premio, came with that elusive bracket......
04-03-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By randyjawa

It certainly would in my world! I have never...

It certainly would in my world! I have never been that lucky. Lovely bike! If I were lucky enough to own it, I might have gone with black bar tape, though.
04-03-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,069
Posted By randyjawa

I still have most of these fw removers, Wonder...

I still have most of these fw removers, Wonder which will get used again..?...
04-03-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By randyjawa

Actually, a lot forks were bent. But take a look...

Actually, a lot forks were bent. But take a look at this old Peugeot PE41...
04-03-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure of the model, but this AERO...

I am not sure of the model, but this AERO (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_Japan/AERO_GREY/AERO_1_Start.htm) that I got my hands on might offer a bit of...
04-03-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By randyjawa

Almost every day, when in Jamaica... ...

Almost every day, when in Jamaica...

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I do keep the bike tuned and lubed...
04-03-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By randyjawa

I am impressed with many of the finds. Isn't it...

I am impressed with many of the finds. Isn't it the rush of the week, or month, or whatever, when something like this shows up and you drag it home. I wish that I had kept this one even though it had...
04-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By randyjawa

Post number 12 reminded me of an adjustable cup...

Post number 12 reminded me of an adjustable cup tool that I made many years ago. Case hardened tips and all. I still have it......
04-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By randyjawa

I now remember where I got the Hozan ring wrench....

I now remember where I got the Hozan ring wrench. It came as part of a deal when I bought a lovely Basso Gap, a Motobcane Grand Record and a mint (but very small) Velo Sport Prestige. That wrench and...
04-02-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By randyjawa

Can't remember where I got this ring wrench but...

Can't remember where I got this ring wrench but it works on bottom bracket lock ring/nuts as well as on head set......
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By randyjawa

How do I convince her that - Simply put, you...

How do I convince her that - Simply put, you don't!

Offer what you feel it to be worth and, if the seller is not interested, leave your phone number, in case reality does click in and she changes...
04-02-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By randyjawa

How about a mint Gardin 400... Bought this...

How about a mint Gardin 400...

Bought this one at a yard sale for $40.00 CND, as I recall...
04-02-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 798
Posted By randyjawa

Closest Vintage Bike Acquired that is mint, or very close to it...

Sometimes, i get really lucky and my guess is that some of you do too, With that in mind what is the closest to mint vintage bicycle to ever come your way? Not restored. Not painted. Just the way it...
04-02-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By randyjawa

I like this thread and something just struck me....

I like this thread and something just struck me. The road ahead is a very big part of why I like riding bicycles so much. Not only is the next step in the adventure just ahead, but you will be going...
04-02-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By randyjawa

I must love the Legnano patina too. This one is...

I must love the Legnano patina too. This one is one of the two vintage road bikes that I kept when I sold my collection last summer......
04-02-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 997
Posted By randyjawa

Some really nice old road bikes have come my way,...

Some really nice old road bikes have come my way, over the years. Top of the line Italian, French, Canadian, Japanese and British. Such bikes tend to cost anywhere between $0.00 to acquire but always...
04-02-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,835
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps my memory fails me but are not some of...

Perhaps my memory fails me but are not some of the Weinmann concave rims have a bead edge. There were two widths, in the 700c version, and I remember that one, or both, had the bead grip. Some...
04-01-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,313
Posted By randyjawa

At the end of my good morning Jamaica ride, I...

At the end of my good morning Jamaica ride, I always stop at the same little shop, for a cold Heineken, or two. This is looking towards home from that shop...
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04-01-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By randyjawa

Drip a wee bit of WD40 into the valve stem. That...

Drip a wee bit of WD40 into the valve stem. That might loosen things up. And/or add a bit more pressure. That might also be worth trying.
04-01-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Well, though not exactly what I was hoping for,...

Well, though not exactly what I was hoping for, at least I have something to do, that is bicycle related. And, I even have something to ride, but I will need to find a set of SPD pedals. I might add...
04-01-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Were I at my summer home, in Thunder Bay,...

Were I at my summer home, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, I would have no problem finding a bike. But I am not at home and I cannot even leave my place of government requested and now self imposed 14 days...
04-01-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By randyjawa

For my vintage steeds, with five or six cogs, I...

For my vintage steeds, with five or six cogs, I always go with SRAM 870 complete with master link. A great upgrade over old school chains, in my opinion......
03-31-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

Good heads up on the expiration possibility. I...

Good heads up on the expiration possibility. I did not think of that and, for what it is worth, my tape installed just fine last summer. I hope it is still good.

I still have some of this stuff...
03-31-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Well, at least I have a project. My son-in-law,...

Well, at least I have a project. My son-in-law, a really nice guy and good dad, suggested that I tune up the four bikes here. Why not and tomorrow will be a better day. Pictures to follow but...
03-31-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure about that but I did leave $100.00 cash...

Not sure about that but I did leave $100.00 cash in a mailbox, per seller's instructions, for this Pinarello, last autumn......
03-31-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,165
Posted By randyjawa

1970 Atala Professional... ...

1970 Atala Professional...
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1970 Carlton Professional.,,...
03-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

This cockpit is for test riding and component...

This cockpit is for test riding and component set-up only. The brake levers have gone to another, very patient, forum member. My intended levers and I have my last set of Universal hoods tucked...
03-31-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks squirtdad (a name I have wondered about)...

Thanks squirtdad (a name I have wondered about) and, yes, I did see those. I do thank you for the effort of sharing. At the moment, I am waiting for a call, this evening, from another Kijiji add. ...
03-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By randyjawa

It just occurred to me that a fellow forum member...

It just occurred to me that a fellow forum member used the exact same decal/sticker set on a Bottecchia ...
03-31-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, and I dooooo wish that I had that bike here,...

Yes, and I dooooo wish that I had that bike here, in Winnipeg, with me right now. And, black does seem to be the way to go as I ponder the situation......
03-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks to an understandable mistake on the part...

Thanks to an understandable mistake on the part of someone else, I had to give this away last summer. Pooey-stinko......
03-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,091
Posted By randyjawa

A bit of a challenge to the eye, first time I...

A bit of a challenge to the eye, first time I took a look at this style of bike. Now, I have no issue with the appearance and cannot help but wonder about ride quality. Perhaps, this summer the...
03-31-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks 100bikes. It would seem that I will be...

Thanks 100bikes. It would seem that I will be using some of my cotton tape and hate to do so. I bought dozens of sets, years ago, for two bucks a set. Try to find cotton tape at that price now....
03-31-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

Handlebar tape, ribbon or ???

These days, I prefer to build older steeds, those from the early seventies or older. My question is pretty straight forward - what handlebar tape, or ribbon or whatever was available in those days.....
03-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Very helpful. Thanks.

Very helpful. Thanks.
03-30-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By randyjawa

Winnipegers - got a bike for me to buy..?

I am stuck in Winnipeg for a month, or so, and hope to find a bike to street restore and ride, here in the Peg. I need a frame with a 54 to 54cm seat tube measured c-c. The bike needs to be...
03-30-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

HI Geoff; Thanks for the offer but my...

HI Geoff;

Thanks for the offer but my intention is to buy a bike, an old one and the older the better. Being stuck here for an undetermined amount of time, I need something to do with my empty...
03-30-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By randyjawa

Stuck in Winnipeg and Need a Bicycle...

My wife and I are stuck in Winnipeg for another month, or so. I have no bike to ride and no pedals for it, even if I did. So...

If anyone in Winnipeg has a bike to sell or knows where one is,...
03-30-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By randyjawa

Were the frame mine, a matched Campagnolo group...

Were the frame mine, a matched Campagnolo group would be the only way to go. There are several groups on Ebay right now, some with stupid prices, some with close to acceptable. Anyway, a nice looking...
03-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,425
Posted By randyjawa

Though it took me a while to appreciate the Mafac...

Though it took me a while to appreciate the Mafac Racer, I think them to be the best stoppers that I have used on my vintage road bikes......
03-29-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By randyjawa

For me, a bike that is 25 years old qualifies as...

For me, a bike that is 25 years old qualifies as vintage.
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By randyjawa

For a bike like a Hetchins, local selling is a...

For a bike like a Hetchins, local selling is a back-up, in my mind. Ebay is the only way to go if you expect to reach serious collectors/buyers. Local selling or offering here or any other forum like...
03-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By randyjawa

Have a look at Finding Vintage Bicycles...

Have a look at Finding Vintage Bicycles (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_2_FINDING.htm) and you should come up to informed speed quickly. Understanding Buying/Selling...
03-26-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By randyjawa

I have bought a few vintage bicycles on-line and...

I have bought a few vintage bicycles on-line and hundreds locally. Have a look at Buying and Selling Vintage Bicycles...
03-26-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By randyjawa

The first thing that I do when entering into a...

The first thing that I do when entering into a vintage bicycle project is Test Ride the bicycle (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Site%20Contents/Test_Riding/Test_Ride_1_Start.htm). Doing...
03-26-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By randyjawa

You can, if you fail to spit, actually gain...

You can, if you fail to spit, actually gain weight in Jamaica, thanks to such frequent occurrences:-(
03-26-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By randyjawa

When I see symptoms that suggest a problem. And,...

When I see symptoms that suggest a problem. And, yes, I have cut myself on rusty metal before. Be concerned - yes. But exercise caution by properly cleaning and protecting the wound. Keep a close...
03-24-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By randyjawa

A second powerful incentive to return to Canada. ...

A second powerful incentive to return to Canada. And not just because of available medical facilities. My wife and I are now with family and that is really important to me.
03-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By randyjawa

If I could find a Legnano Roma in trade for my...

If I could find a Legnano Roma in trade for my 54cm Rabeneick 120d, I just might go for it. Anyone planning on riding their 56cm Roma in Thunder Bay anytime soon?
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03-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By randyjawa

At first I did not understand this message. Now I...

At first I did not understand this message. Now I do and, believe me, I seriously considered staying there, rather than returning home to Canada. But, as I mentioned in a previous post, I am not...
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