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09-15-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By randyjawa

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome...

I have been using the aluminum foil chrome cleaning procedure for many years and am usually totally impressed with the result......
09-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By randyjawa

Years ago I made my first attempt to do water...

Years ago I made my first attempt to do water slide decals. I learned that using clear decal paper resulted in diminished colors (should have printed on white decal paper). Not sure if this is the...
09-07-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 866
Posted By randyjawa

Great find! You seem good at getting the coolest...

Great find! You seem good at getting the coolest bicycles. I am envious. Have fun with it.
09-04-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By randyjawa

My Quintanna Roo - fast, for sure, and light...

My Quintanna Roo - fast, for sure, and light compared to steel frames. Sadly, I have absolutely ho love for the bike and it still hangs waiting for something......
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By randyjawa

Nishiki, I think

Nishiki, I think
09-02-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By randyjawa

Is there any difference between step over and...

Is there any difference between step over and step through? Yes and the immediate answer is appearance. Step through, long deemed to be woman's bikes, are not nearly as collectable as step over,...
09-02-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By randyjawa

That is certainly true but there are different...

That is certainly true but there are different kinds of grease.

In my case, and thanks to where I used to work, I use a synthetic water proof product and it works just fine - on everything bicycle...
09-02-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By randyjawa

Were it me. and considering that the cam appears...

Were it me. and considering that the cam appears to be nothing more that a flat piece of steel, I would simply make another one...

Get a piece of stainless steel that is the same thickness as the...
08-29-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By randyjawa

Both are great well made saddles but, as usual,...

Both are great well made saddles but, as usual, they are not for everyone. In my case, I honestly did not find them at all to my liking. They look good but I found them both to be very...
08-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By randyjawa

Right you are. My oops and, of course, a closer...

Right you are. My oops and, of course, a closer look confirms your comment. Sorry about that. Time for Budweiser #2 for today, my daily limit unless I change my mind. And...

For what it is worth,...
08-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By randyjawa

Were the post particularly rare or hard to get, I...

Were the post particularly rare or hard to get, I might be willing to give repair a shot. But, since it is not, then in my mind it is not worth the effort to repair nor is it worth taking a chance...
08-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure if I have the correct name but I...

I am not sure if I have the correct name but I believe these to be Weinmann Aleshia rims. They were available in both 27" and 700c sizes. The 700c could be purchased in two widths.

In all honesty,...
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By randyjawa

A decent enough price but first you have to find...

A decent enough price but first you have to find someone who needs/wants three sets of Campy hubs. Then you need to remember that as the price goes up the buyer base shrinks. I might be willing to...
08-26-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By randyjawa

I will never order from them again. Years ago...

I will never order from them again. Years ago they sent me some Legnano stickers for my first Legnano......
08-26-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By randyjawa

Make sure to get the decal flat and in the right...

Make sure to get the decal flat and in the right position the first time because the decals are VERY sticky and there are no second chances ! For what it is worth, wet the area where the sticker is...
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By randyjawa

High flange with skewers and sound...

High flange with skewers and sound mechanical/cosmetic condition should fetch between $100 and $150 depending on your marketing skills and patience. Location also plays a big part in vintage road...
08-23-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By randyjawa

Bought these vintage NOS Panaracers and they all...

Bought these vintage NOS Panaracers and they all but shredded them selves in less that two seasons riding in Jamaica. Pooey stinko and I will not trust old tires again unless am aware of their...
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By randyjawa

Speaking from experience, they are very nice...

Speaking from experience, they are very nice bicycles. If the price is acceptable, get it!
08-21-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By randyjawa

I do use rattle can when forced to do so. For...

I do use rattle can when forced to do so. For example, the only art that I could get for my Rabeneick 120d were of the water slide variety. Meaning fragile and in need of a clear top coat for...
08-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Now that you have pointed that out, I tend to...

Now that you have pointed that out, I tend to agree. I will see if I can alter the title. Thanks for the heads up on this.
08-20-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By randyjawa

Though others might not understand, I prefer to...

Though others might not understand, I prefer to paint my bikes with a brush. You learn and improve as you apply coats and this is what the result looks like......
08-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By randyjawa

Apollo Prestige XL Frame/Fork Set - 52 cm Set Tube...

This nice old Apollo Prestige XL frame in in sound mechanical condition and pretty nice in the paint and art departments also. Decent tubing coupled with forged drops, front and back, plus an...
08-20-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By randyjawa

Peugeot Force 8 Frame/Fork Set

This Peugeot Force 8 frame/fork set is way too big for me and I am hoping to find a new home for it. The frame is mechanically sound but the paint and art could use some work. Decent tubing coupled...
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By randyjawa

You might have missed including an important word...

You might have missed including an important word in your listings. The word is "vintage" believe it or not.
08-20-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps anti-bling would be a better choice of...

Perhaps anti-bling would be a better choice of words.
08-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By randyjawa

I am pretty sure that the badge is legit. Though...

I am pretty sure that the badge is legit. Though I prefer the later cut-out version......
08-19-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure what a foam cannon is but I did make the...

Not sure what a foam cannon is but I did make the mistake of washing a vintage road bike at the car wash one day. Took the top layer of clear and some of the color coat right off, These days, water...
08-18-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By randyjawa

27" tubulars? I never knew that they existed. I...

27" tubulars? I never knew that they existed. I do have a late sixties set of alloy Weinmann clinchers, though......
08-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By randyjawa

I could not agree more about my cottered...

I could not agree more about my cottered Stronglight Competition crank set. In truth, I am a cottered crank freak......
08-18-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By randyjawa

Very nicely done. You must be proud of the bike...

Very nicely done. You must be proud of the bike and she proud of you.
08-18-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By randyjawa

Make sure that the cotter pins are not all the...

Make sure that the cotter pins are not all the way through the crank arm. Usually, they should go all the way through without sticking out. I always check this carefully and add ensurence with a...
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By randyjawa

If I were buying a bike like this......

If I were buying a bike like this......
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By randyjawa

Altering the bike would devalue it. I speak from...

Altering the bike would devalue it. I speak from experience not just opinion. Yes, it is your bike and you can do with it what you wish. My guess is that if you do alter it, you will eventually...
08-14-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By randyjawa

Shipping to 45701 will be approx $92.00. If you...

Shipping to 45701 will be approx $92.00. If you go with a seven speed cassette, chances are you will need a longer axle and a spacer or two. Hope that is a help.
08-10-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By randyjawa

How I wish that I had my Automoto today......

How I wish that I had my Automoto today......
08-10-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By randyjawa

This little guy, who I call Half Tail, follows me...

This little guy, who I call Half Tail, follows me around the yard like a dog. Cute little critter who takes great joy in the unsalted peanuts that I always have in my pocket......
08-10-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By randyjawa

27" Wheel, Skewers and Tires - VGC

I doubt that I will ever need this nice old wheel set so best I try to find someone who needs and will use them. Included are the SUZE high flange hubs, skewers, Araya alloy rims, liners, inner...
08-10-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By randyjawa

700c Eight Speed Wheel Set, Skewers and Cassette...

I was going to use this nice old eight speed wheel set to build up a too small for me Bianchi but changed my mind as I already have too many projects. The Bianchi frame set is not included in this...
08-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By randyjawa

Bianchi Frame, Fork, BB and HS...

I have too many projects and this eighties something Bianchi frame set is too small for me to ride with any degree of comfort. That said, I have not ridden the bike and I do still have most of the...
08-08-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By randyjawa

When I list a bike or component locally (Kijiji...

When I list a bike or component locally (Kijiji not Craigslist), I do not include any personal information at all. When someone emails me in response to my listing, I decide then if I will invite a...
08-08-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By randyjawa

That Moser is a cool bike in my book. Great find...

That Moser is a cool bike in my book. Great find and hope you keep us abreast with the build progress and end result.

Gas pipe, though I really do not like the term, really works for me. I have...
08-08-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By randyjawa

I was hoping that you might chime in about this...

I was hoping that you might chime in about this conversion kit and yes, it is the one you got from me. I am pleased to hear, once again, that your son got some use out of it and would love to see a...
08-08-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By randyjawa

As another forum member pointed out, these...

As another forum member pointed out, these rebranded frames were marketed in the US during Bike Boom years. I know not if that is really the case but the bike is, most certainly, different from...
08-08-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By randyjawa

I converted a bicycle to tricycle configuration...

I converted a bicycle to tricycle configuration once, many years ago. I used a commercially available conversion kit. The bike (trike) proved to be a nightmare to ride. In fact, it was so hard to...
08-08-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,608
Posted By randyjawa

The bike will be a theft magnet. It is, pretty...

The bike will be a theft magnet. It is, pretty much, as simple as that. Were it me, I would not ride it anywhere where I had to leave it unattended, on a regular basis. If I absolutely had to do so,...
08-08-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By randyjawa

Carlton or Raleigh Build - Which Way To Go..?

Normally, I would not even consider changing the livery or brand of a bicycle when repainting it. That said, I am faced with a dilemma of choice for the first time in my experience.

This 1968...
08-04-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By randyjawa

A big advertised as a "lugged steel bicycle" will...

A big advertised as a "lugged steel bicycle" will be made of steel (often times different quality levels of tubing) and the steel tubes will be joined using visible lug work. There are internally...
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By randyjawa

Size, condition, make, model. and location of...

Size, condition, make, model. and location of bicycle (city or area where you live) are all needed to help appraise value of the bicycle. And, one of the biggest requirement for BF members to assist...
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By randyjawa

The crack(s) is probably caused by improper...

The crack(s) is probably caused by improper bearing cup and/or cone insertion. If there are cracks, welding can be a problem solver but the process for alloy is complicated, costly and lacking in...
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By randyjawa

A small question but the answer is gigantic. ...

A small question but the answer is gigantic. Tubing type, age, components fitted, drops style, just to start. In each of those categories, there are sub categories defining quality level. The...
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