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Posted By Binky

Yeah: the front chainrings show no wear... It...

Yeah: the front chainrings show no wear...
It always surprises me when I find a really nice (or expensive) bike that has been used briefly and then stored for decades.
This bike is the 1991 version...
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Posted By Binky

1991 Mongoose IBOC

I love it when the locals "downsize" and have to shed a few relics from their youth.
I got this little treasure last evening and it only needed a bit of spray lube to get the shifters working...
01-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Binky

I used to do a lot of work on older bikes. After...

I used to do a lot of work on older bikes. After finding that standard Park Tool cone wrenches ( which are about 1/16 of an inch thick) tended to get easily deformed from loosening REALLY tight...
01-13-22, 02:22 PM
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Views: 336
Posted By Binky

Promax 300r Pad adjustment question...

Welcome to 2022.
It was minus 23˚ Celsius here yesterday (that's minus 9.4˚ Fahrenheit for you southerners) so not much riding but I am sorting and cleaning up some stuff.

One of my kids...
01-02-22, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Binky

Eye Test for Cyclists

Eye test...


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Happy new year to you all.
Bink
12-21-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By Binky

I just checked mine and the distance between the...

I just checked mine and the distance between the the rear drops APPEARS to be 125mm or 126mm.... but the rear wheel is not the original.

Bink

...
12-04-21, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Binky

Bike paths done right...

Bike paths done right.... so it IS possible.

Picture from Holland.


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12-03-21, 10:54 AM
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Views: 1,265
Posted By Binky

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on...

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on my old Bianchi as soon as I get a day when it is not snowing or raining, but if it turns out to be like your Serfas titanium saddle, an "enhanced...
12-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By Binky

I have seen the same thing: Under some of the...

I have seen the same thing: Under some of the crappy ripped up vynil-covered saddles that I took off bikes to flip I found the same hard light-weight moulded black plastic "GRAND PRIX" shells you...
12-02-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By Binky

Question about carbon fibre saddles....

I have a question about carbon fibre saddles....

My wife picked up this NEW Hylix "Carbon Engineering" bike saddle at the local thrift shop for 99 cents (Canadian): about 78 cents in real money. ...
11-04-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Binky

There is always the internet. Look at these two...

There is always the internet.
Look at these two VERY similar truing stands... both of them "on sale".
Bink

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11-02-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Binky

See the pictures below: Some but not all of my...

See the pictures below: Some but not all of my bike books.
The Glenn's book has been updated but the older book is great for vintage stuff..
These are some of the books I find useful.
And of...
10-31-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! This is a big help. Bink.

Thanks !!

This is a big help.

Bink.
10-31-21, 12:59 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By Binky

TEKTRO Replacement brake pad information request.

I have a replacement brake pad information request.

My daughter dropped off her old Raleigh Sport, possibly from 2008 (?).
It is a cute little 24-speed road bike.
I noticed that the brake pads...
10-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Binky

Andrew: Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't...

Andrew:
Thanks for the suggestion.
I didn't bother taking the extension apart because the whole setup -- stem, extension, bars, cables, and shifters -- was removed as a unit.
It all worked well...
10-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Binky

It is the threaded-to-threadless adapter that I...

It is the threaded-to-threadless adapter that I want to remove.
Thanks for the reply. It is exactly as you said.
I was reluctant to try to pry on or peel back he domed blue disk because I could...
10-21-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Binky

Strange Quill Removal Question

I have a Strange Quill Removal Question.

By quill I mean the handlebar stem. Please look at the picture.

I have an older bike (1986) that has been retrofitted with a Tranz X "Zanzi" stem...
08-26-21, 12:26 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By Binky

I get it: I traded an old too-big-for-me...

I get it: I traded an old too-big-for-me Canadian-made Raleigh Grand Prix for this ALAN bike ---
and then spending another $15.50 US for these nifty decals pretty nearly doubled the cost of the ALAN...
08-26-21, 06:46 AM
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Views: 864
Posted By Binky

You are welcome and I thank you, thank you, thank...

You are welcome and I thank you, thank you, thank you -- for including that link to the 2019 L'Eroica video. I really enjoyed that.

At $15.50, (which included fast delivery from Serbia to Canada),...
08-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Binky

Silk screened by BICALS on PVC vinyls which are...

Silk screened by BICALS on PVC vinyls which are thin and UV resistant.

Peal off the white back paper... Press in position... And pull off the front clear plastic.

Make sure to get the decal...
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Binky

Bicycle decals approval.

I have never done this sort of purely cosmetic repair before but when I picked up a stark naked ALAN Record bike I thought I would give it a try.
I went on eBay and found a set of decals that...
08-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By Binky

I just sent off an email to ALAN in Italy with...

I just sent off an email to ALAN in Italy with the model and date of manufacture of my bike (May, 1986) and a picture of the frame with a request for information about possible issues or recalls.
...
08-22-21, 05:24 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Binky

Wow !! Now I'm curious too. How would I be able...

Wow !! Now I'm curious too.
How would I be able to tell ?
Its a ALAN Record made in May, 1986 if that helps.
I traded a Raleigh Grand Prix for this bike to a guy who bought the ALAN second hand...
08-22-21, 05:12 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Binky

That occurred to me so I went online to look at...

That occurred to me so I went online to look at pictures of other ALAN bikes.
I cannot imagine a bike mechanic reefing down on ANY kind of a bike stand clamp with enough force to flatten a bike...
08-20-21, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By Binky

Is your top tube oval for its full length and...

Is your top tube oval for its full length and welded in place... or lugged and only flattened in the middle ?
Just curious.

Bink
08-20-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Binky

Flattened Oval Top Tube ? 1986 ALAN Record

I noticed that my new-to-me 1986 ALAN Record has a slightly flattened oval top tube.
At the front and rear of the bike, where it fits into the seat post lug and head tube lug the top tube is round,...
08-19-21, 06:26 PM
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Views: 994
Posted By Binky

Before the pandemic hit my wife and I were active...

Before the pandemic hit my wife and I were active international cat-sitters. We were cat-sitting in NOLA when the Covid thing started, and were scheduled to cat-sit in Stockholm in Sweden for the...
08-19-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Binky

I am pretty sure that the three people in the...

I am pretty sure that the three people in the first picture, the one you took of the front of the main building at Bletchley, are me, my wife. and our friend Roger from Greenwich who drove us up...
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Posted By Binky

Well, your girlfriend OBVIOUSLY has good taste in...

Well, your girlfriend OBVIOUSLY has good taste in men and bikes.
The handlebar quill is quite long and the minimum insertion line is buried in the head tube.
Of course after I cleaned the grime...
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Views: 1,125
Posted By Binky

You are right. I'll do that. Obviously to me,...

You are right. I'll do that.
Obviously to me, I know exactly why it was on its way to the dump: It was dirty.
The owner saw it as just a piece of garbage.
Bink
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Posted By Binky

No. Proximity to "The City Drake Made Famous"...

No. Proximity to "The City Drake Made Famous" are the magic words.

Imagine being under-employed, or a student, in Toronto and shelling out $145.00 EVERY month to rent a transit pass... about...
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Posted By Binky

Here is the competition in Toronto, for my old...

Here is the competition in Toronto, for my old Vagabond...

https://toronto.craigslist.org/oak/bik/d/mississauga-road-bike-12-speed-adult/7360227473.html
08-04-21, 07:09 AM
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Views: 344
Posted By Binky

More bike cosmetics than bike mechanics...

More bike cosmetics than bike mechanics...
I just got this nifty vintage Italian all-aluminum bike a couple of days ago.
As far as I can tell, it is an ALAN from the 1980s.
Pictures I have found...
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Posted By Binky

Thanks for chiminhg in, guys. Ha !! Out of...

Thanks for chiminhg in, guys.

Ha !! Out of the mouths of babes, indeed !
The real claim to fame of The City Drake Made Famous is that ANY bike, no matter how old, neglected, low-end or rusty has...
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Views: 526
Posted By Binky

Pig in a poke: Tall Alan

Greetings all.
I exchanged an old Raleigh GP with a 25- inch frame to a tall fellow today who offered me this old alloy bike in trade.

He said that he found this 24-inch Alan bike a bit too small...
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Views: 1,125
Posted By Binky

I will put it on the local buy and sell today for...

I will put it on the local buy and sell today for $150, (about $110 US) and likely get an offer or two.
I am living very close to a large city where it is possible to bike all year round and even...
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Views: 1,125
Posted By Binky

Lovely Vagabond RX-500 Ten Speed

I picked up this Vagabond RX-500 a couple of days ago, looking very grim.
My wife didn't want me to put it on the bike rack.
It was on its way to the dump.
I should have taken a few pictures...
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Views: 1,211
Posted By Binky

T-M I would give you the serial number if I...

T-M

I would give you the serial number if I could but the bike was grabbed as soon as I listed it on the local Buy and Sell..
It is now running swiftly in Toronto under a tall skinny guy with...
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Views: 1,211
Posted By Binky

CCM Carrera

Not something you would see in the States but high tensile steel CCM bikes are very common in Canada...
CCM bikes are entry-level hardware designed to give decades of mediocre service... and not...
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Posted By Binky

Aren't they pretty..

Nothing exotic but very clean:
This red 12-speed Raleigh showed up on the local VarageSale about ten days ago for $5 Canadian (about $4.05US) with a warped rear wheel.
I was the first responder and...
06-28-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Binky

I have had good luck with two-sided tape, the...

I have had good luck with two-sided tape, the BLACK thick stuff with green plastic cover. Not sure where you can get it.
Also available in white.
The THIN clear stuff is useless.
Cut the tape to...
06-28-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Binky

Now I know...

I picked up a bag of crap with a free ROSS bike (damaged frame).
I stripped the Campy bits tossed the frame.
The were some dirty little rubber plugs in several sizes. Is this the stuff ?

Binky ...
06-28-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,611
Posted By Binky

Keep looking...

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04-20-21, 11:47 AM
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Views: 383
Posted By Binky

Which brings me to the reasons that my stoker...

Which brings me to the reasons that my stoker only rode on the bike with me the once.

She says that she has better bikes to ride, likes being in control, and prefers other scenery to a view of my...
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Posted By Binky

Thanks for the reply. I had the same thought......

Thanks for the reply.
I had the same thought...
My wife thinks that there is a wedding / studio photographer somewhere who might want to buy it as a prop for cute "togetherness" wedding /...
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Posted By Binky

Benotto Tandem

Older tandem bike, circa 1975, probably made in Mexico.
Paint a bit rough. Very stiff ride.
Simply not being used so it has to go....
What is it likely to fetch ?

Not a really good bike, but...
04-19-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

That makes sense. I'll leave the bike the way...

That makes sense.
I'll leave the bike the way it is and just offer a set of alloy drop bars with it.
If by " No picture that I see-" you mean that the pictures are not showing up, here are a...
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Views: 4,632
Posted By Binky

Without sharp PICTURES (both sides if possible)...

Without sharp PICTURES (both sides if possible) it is hard to form an opinion, but when you do post some good pictures of the frame and a few close-ups of the lugs, I'm sure that the experts on this...
04-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Binky

Rear drop bars or uprights on tandem ?

This is a question of aesthetics. Drop bars or uprights ??

I am going to be clearing out a few bikes that I do not use enough to warrant keeping and this 45-year-old tandem is one of them.
It is...
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Views: 4,632
Posted By Binky

Binky here; Just about EVERYTHING I had then...

Binky here;

Just about EVERYTHING I had then is now gone, having been replaced with other treasures. I never found or saw another Vainqueur bike, but anything can happen !!
I ride a VISP and a...
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