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08-08-19, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Binky

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just...

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just water-soluable dirt.... so the bike frame cleaned up over 95% with just a soft paint brush and a bucket of soapy water....
08-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 578,869
Posted By Binky

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

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Views: 238
Posted By Binky

Another Garin bike....

This orphan belonged to a woman I met at a yard sale on the weekend. Found by serendipity ; a woman at a the sale overheard me asking if there was a bike or a ukulele to be had in the sale and she...
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Views: 765
Posted By Binky

Any Pictures ???

Any Pictures ???
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Views: 578
Posted By Binky

The surprise for me was the Shimano 600 brake...

The surprise for me was the Shimano 600 brake levers.
The callipers are Shimano Tourney and the derailleurs are SunTour.
Sakae stem, post and cranks.
Alloy rims are marked R A H .... which in new...
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Binky

The municipal dumps here apparently have...

The municipal dumps here apparently have liability issues: if an employee of theirs steps on a nail on their property, Workman's Compensation will take care of the paperwork.
If I go onto their...
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Binky

I'm friendly with the local rubbish removal guy...

... and I wrench his old rigid steel all-terrain bike bike as needed, which is seldom because he works too much and rides too little.
Of course I don't charge him anything, except first refusal of...
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Binky

They do like orange... ...

They do like orange... https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/100_7297_d533be30f7edd5657d69e31e3c7713c78a129011.jpg

Binky
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Binky

Thanks: BB cups are chromed and the markings...

Thanks:

BB cups are chromed and the markings on the crank arms is "Forged 171 M14"

Bink
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Binky

Gitane Interclub...

A fellow I know (and who knew me) told me a few years ago that he had an old bike looking for a good home and he just now dropped it off. I am not partial to Gitane bikes, having had several with...
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Binky

I will take all of the low-end department-store...

I will take all of the low-end department-store racers I can get... usually for free or for $15 or less.
I have boxes of spares to use up... and some of these old clunkers are better built than the...
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Binky

The crap on it was water-soluable dust and grime....

The crap on it was water-soluable dust and grime. Washed right off with soap, water & soft paint-brush.!!

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Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Binky

Both Sugino caps in place. In good shape. ...

Both Sugino caps in place.
In good shape.

Bink
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Binky

The Filthy Beast...

Kidz:

I have to share a few pictures of the laughably filthy and ugly 12-speed road bike I was given today.

It was classic AllPro 12-speed racer bought from K-Mart from the early 1980s. ...
07-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Binky

Actually, very few. That sort of behaviour is...

Actually, very few. That sort of behaviour is frowned upon. It would be like driving a car through a stop sign or red light.
The bikes have their own dedicated lanes and pedestrians avoid them and...
07-18-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Binky

Actually, we were in Copenhagen for the jazz...

Actually, we were in Copenhagen for the jazz festival. And we caught a lot of music. Some of it was outdoors on the city bridges. And one morning (EARLY) when we staggered out to grab groceries,...
07-18-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Binky

Sunsets last forever ? I went to Stockholm...

Sunsets last forever ?

I went to Stockholm in the middle of June. The sun went sort of down in Stockholm .... and dipped behind the horizon at about 11:30 at night and then roared right back up...
07-18-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Binky

I spent 5 days in Copenhagen after two weeks in...

I spent 5 days in Copenhagen after two weeks in Stockholm and a week in Helsinore / Helsingborg. Excellent biking weather for all of it.

Completely different feel to the cycling in CPH. And lots...
07-15-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Binky

I'm in Copenhagen...

.... and of course there is a VERY different bike culture here than there is back home in Canada. For one thing, bike riders are very much respected her and bikes take precedence over all other...
06-16-19, 06:50 PM
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Views: 1,546,987
Posted By Binky

06-16-19, 06:45 PM
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Views: 348,717
Posted By Binky

Black Beauty...

Black Beauty...https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1420x1243/2019_06_13_06_51_49_8c592daf9e10b6070efc468126d97d69affe0dc4.jpg...
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Binky

I found this one at a garage sale today, in...

I found this one at a garage sale today, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
...
05-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Binky

Today I rode a LEGEND...

Today I rode a LEGEND... that I found at a yard sale this morning.

Its been a while since I posted so I'll see if I can remember how to post pictures.

Here it is in all its glory:
And I hope...
05-09-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Binky

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it. ...

I just put an aluminum centre stand on it.

The next time I'm in the local shop that sells Specialized accessories, I'll ask if they have one...

Binky
03-24-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,229
Posted By Binky

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion...

So far I have been lucky but on the rare occasion that penetrants have not worked, I have always had success with carefully thinning the wall of the stem with a drill and PATIENTLY using a hacksaw...
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. I just found it in the...

Thanks for the reply.
I just found it in the 2008 Raleigh catalog and you are right on about the price - $500.00 US, or about $700.00 Canadian, but the reviews are actually very favourable regarding...
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Binky

Questions about 24-speed Aluminum Raleigh Sport

I have a few questions about a 6061 aluminum 24-speed Raleigh Sport my wife picked up. Like a LOT of Raleigh models, it is just called "Sport".
Someone gave it to her because she found the brifters...
03-10-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 607,589
Posted By Binky

Just as pretty from the...

Just as pretty from the back...https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2017_05_23_14_47_39_d5de33113dd038d34d368239f2aebb4a0f829102.jpg...
03-10-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 607,589
Posted By Binky

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Views: 709
Posted By Binky

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a...

The little green Murray Crazy Cat has gone to a new home.
02-22-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that...

First off, if your Bianchi will accept forks that have a 1" tube and will accept a 7/8" quill, then you are in good company. That is the normal and default style for Bianchi bikes of that era, and...
02-21-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi...

Great. That bike in the picture is my own Bianchi Super Grizzly, probably from 1988 or 1989.

You will have no trouble finding a parts bike. Either of those steel all-terrain bikes that I posted...
02-21-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

Well, when he comes back to check his messages ...

Well, when he comes back to check his messages maybe he can tell us which of us has the more accurate idea of the Grizzly frame he picked up. If it looks like the Grizzly you found on the internet...
02-21-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from...

Wow !! I assumed that he had an old Grizzly from the late 1980s, one of those old rigid steel all-terrain bikes.
Please correct me if I am mistaken.
It would probably be a good idea if we actually...
02-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could...

When you find your donor bike, maybe you could strip EVERYTHING out of the donor's head tube, including the pressed in chromed bosses, to see if they can be moved over, forks and all, and re-used...
02-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID...

Chime in here guys.... tell him to measure the ID of the fork tube, or put in a 7/8" quill and see it it rattles around like a dick in a bowler hat.

Are we looking for a fatter than usual...
02-21-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Binky

Just look around. There are some incredibly...

Just look around. There are some incredibly well-equipped older steel "all-terrain" bikes that you can pick up for next to nothing, if not free, simply by putting an add on the local Buy 'n'Sell....
02-19-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Binky

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for...

I have a couple of bikes that I reserve for winter riding, including this antique TREK 830.
Ugly as sin but the fenders on it have saved me a lot of grief.
Its a good idea, in my opinion, to have...
02-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Binky

Thanks !!! Binky

Thanks !!!

Binky
02-15-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Binky

A question about gators...

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Back when I used to ride motorcycles, on and off road, I was always...
02-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Binky

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand...

Yes I did, and found the one and only side stand (Specialized Part No. 9899-3002) that looks like it might be what I want -- but I have a 2017 RockHopper Sport 29r frame and the website says it...
02-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Binky

Kickstand for Rockhopper Frame

Greetings !

I know that a kickstand does not belong on a real bike of any sort, just being extra weight to be carried every kilometer (or mile) and something extra to foul on the underbrush, but I...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! Binky

Thanks !!

Binky
01-30-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By Binky

Just drill it out and put a nut and bolt through...

Just drill it out and put a nut and bolt through it, or one of those cam locks like this:
...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By Binky

Are you still looking ?? There is some...

Are you still looking ??
There is some confusion about Miele Pegasus bikes.
Sources on the internet indicate that the bike was only built for two years, 1993 and 1994, but a search for Miele...
01-27-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,546,987
Posted By Binky

Today's special. I think it is a 1994 Miele...

Today's special. I think it is a 1994 Miele Pegasus, but I might be wrong...
...
01-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Binky

This one, very similar to the other one, just...

This one, very similar to the other one, just showed up locally on the local BBS with a link to eBay... where it is listed under "Ritchey Softride MB" if you want to have a look. He says it is...
01-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 578,869
Posted By Binky

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01-24-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 578,869
Posted By Binky

Before and after.... The original picture...

Before and after....

The original picture from the ad on the local buy and sell website ... and recent picture.
...
01-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 89,242
Posted By Binky

Another pair of older low-end Panasonic bikes.......

Another pair of older low-end Panasonic bikes....

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