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01-13-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By randyjawa

Not rot, just dried out. When faced with this...

Not rot, just dried out. When faced with this situation, I liberally apply Proof Hide, top and bottom, ensuring that I rub it in well. Liberal is an operative word. Once Proof Hide is applied, I...
12-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By randyjawa

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost...

"Free can get expensive" and it does so almost every time. Absolutely!
Free......
11-09-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,073
Posted By randyjawa

That is a very good deal, in my opinion! ...

That is a very good deal, in my opinion!

Sadly, the chrome is shot but the bike, otherwise, is probably sound. Marinoni bikes are very well made and sought after in Canada. Were it my size, I...
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By randyjawa

If that bike became available to me for that...

If that bike became available to me for that price, I would already own it, quick release decals and all. Expect remarkable ride quality!
10-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,584
Posted By randyjawa

I ride in Canada all the time (during the warmer...

I ride in Canada all the time (during the warmer not snow covered months) and love it. I live in Northwestern Ontario, in an area covered by the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield is a huge area of...
10-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By randyjawa

Great job! I love the color and livery on these...

Great job! I love the color and livery on these old Falcons and the OP's is one of the nicest examples that I have seen. Again - well done!
10-13-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,493
Posted By randyjawa

I just found a better picture of my early...

I just found a better picture of my early Marinoni fork crown symbol. Perhaps it will help......
10-12-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,116
Posted By randyjawa

Long have I been a fan of Barcon shifters. The...

Long have I been a fan of Barcon shifters. The Suntour Barcon...
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in my...
10-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By randyjawa

Had a house full of kids, grand kids and great...

Had a house full of kids, grand kids and great grand kids over for supper. Mrs. Me, a wonderful cook, prepared the traditional turkey meal, topped off with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. I spent a...
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By randyjawa

Long have I admired these frame/fork sets. This...

Long have I admired these frame/fork sets. This one looks to be in good condition. Though I have not checked sold values on Ebay lately, my guess is that the asking price is not unreasonable. I would...
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By randyjawa

Given a chance to look the bike over carefully, I...

Given a chance to look the bike over carefully, I would feel comfortable paying up to $100.00. If the bike proved to be in really good shape, I would be willing to sell it for $250.00 and probably...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,398
Posted By randyjawa

nlerner... I, of all people, do not think...

nlerner...

I, of all people, do not think that auction asking value is equal to actual paid value. But I have learned, over the years, that sometimes item values are greater than what I would...
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By randyjawa

Unless getting that particular frame has special...

Unless getting that particular frame has special meaning, pass. I rarely, if ever, spend money and then effort (meaning time and probably more money) on a frame that has suffered structural damage...
09-14-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By randyjawa

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer...

For me, it is an aesthetics issue - I much prefer the Campy high flange hub......
09-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

Frenzen... My wife and I have been married...

Frenzen...

My wife and I have been married for 54 years, come December 7th. Separation does not seem to be in our future.
09-10-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles! ...

They are not my bottles. They are our bottles!

Often times, the plastic bottles are carelessly discarded by human beings. Jamaica attracts a lot of tourists that, coupled with many local...
09-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,269
Posted By randyjawa

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I...

No, that picture was taken in Jamaica. When I got back to Canada, I bought a new pair of leather gloves and a good friend gave me an almost new pair of SPD shoes (he did not like to clip in at all)....
09-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By randyjawa

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the...

Before spending a penny, carefully inspect the frame and fork set to ensure that it has not been damaged. Bent tubes often display cracks in the paint. If you see them, move on to another project......
09-09-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By randyjawa

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them...

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them all. The original component group did little to blow my kilt up so I decided to go with the Shimano Arabesque offering for my favorite build. In case...
09-08-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,269
Posted By randyjawa

Many years and miles have been shared with these...

Many years and miles have been shared with these guys...
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Same goes...
09-08-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By randyjawa

The friction bar ends will easily accomodate six...

The friction bar ends will easily accomodate six or seven speed. The indexed six speed will not work well with a seven speed. One click to few but going from a seven speed set to a six cog freewheel...
09-04-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By randyjawa

Depending on what you have, I can offer one or...

Depending on what you have, I can offer one or two for trade...

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09-04-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By randyjawa

I have a set on my Basso which I intend to...

I have a set on my Basso which I intend to harvest for the component group. The set includes front and back calipers, levers and hoods but the hoods have seen better days. I am not sure what the...
08-22-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By randyjawa

I do live in a beautiful area - NW Ontario in the...

I do live in a beautiful area - NW Ontario in the summer and Jamaica in the winter. The pictures are taken in NW Ontario and clearly show everything except the swarms of black flies and mosquitoes...
08-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By randyjawa

I have picked up a Schwinn only one time and at a...

I have picked up a Schwinn only one time and at a yard sale. As I recall, I hurt my back doing so, not expecting to find out how heavy the darn thing was. The kid across the street stole the bike...
08-13-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By randyjawa

That is true and it is always a good idea to...

That is true and it is always a good idea to protect one's self from particulate suspended in the air. Good advice no matter what the substance but asbestos is the worst of the worst!
08-13-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By randyjawa

If you know what size you need and can live with...

If you know what size you need and can live with using used (but used little) spokes, send me a PM indicating required lengths and numbers needed. I just might be able to help.

Some time ago, I...
08-11-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By randyjawa

Hands are the worst. Recent carpal tunnel...

Hands are the worst. Recent carpal tunnel surgery, both hands and coupled with the arthritis, make using them painful. No strength at all. Also, my hips make it touch to get my leg over the bike,...
08-11-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks Kurt and I do hope that you are right. I...

Thanks Kurt and I do hope that you are right. I intend to investigate more when I take the bike down for a frame/fork set sale. I hope to use the NR stuff on my recently acquired Marinoni Special,...
08-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By randyjawa

Great story! Though not sure, I just might have...

Great story! Though not sure, I just might have an original AGDA saddle for the bike, which would have been original issue back in the Peugeot's day. If I do and if she wants it, I would be happy...
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By randyjawa

I did some research on Bottecchias several years...

I did some research on Bottecchias several years ago. The OP's is a Professional and is so indicated by the chrome plated seat lug. This is not gospel but it was my take when I was searching out...
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By randyjawa

1982 Basso - Campy Nouvo Record - Little Used...

I am selling my early eighties Basso. The bike has seen very little use, most of which was in a stationary trainer. It is in great shape mechanically and only slightly challenged cosmetically....
07-26-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By randyjawa

I did not think to take a picture of the serial...

I did not think to take a picture of the serial number side but I did look at that side. My daughter has already looked the serial number up and, I believe, the bill was produced in1988, The $1000...
07-24-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By randyjawa

I used to be a fan of cheap tires, usually opting...

I used to be a fan of cheap tires, usually opting for Kenda rubber, but learned that better tires are usually rounder, more durable, look just as good or better, and offer better ride quality.
07-23-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By randyjawa

I would agree but where I live, in a somewhat...

I would agree but where I live, in a somewhat remote part of Norrthwestern Ontario, download speeds are incredibly slow. It would take quite a while for all of the pages of "Found At The Dump" to...
07-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By randyjawa

I like to find bikes at the dump - but...

My youngest daughter and I go to the dump, to scavenge, a couple of times a week. Needless to say, I look for old road bikes (there was a youth's Glider road bike there today, a Fuji mountain bike...
07-22-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By randyjawa

Holdsworth Headbadge...

Anyone need one of these? This one is up for grabs for $25.00 plus cost to ship......
07-21-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By randyjawa

If that rear derailleur were mine, I would want...

If that rear derailleur were mine, I would want $100.00 for it plus the cost to ship. If I could not get that, it would sit in a box for a while until I did find an interested buyer.

To find such...
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By randyjawa

There are many different vintage and models of...

There are many different vintage and models of the Peugeot bicycle brand that it is impossible to assist with a value estimate at this time. I checked your album and it was empty. Not only is there a...
07-20-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,930
Posted By randyjawa

I know that I have presented this ugly lug vision...

I know that I have presented this ugly lug vision before but could not resist, considering the topic of interest in this thread......
07-18-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 866
Posted By randyjawa

When I am unscrewing the fixed cup (drive side),...

When I am unscrewing the fixed cup (drive side), in install a large bolt and nut through the bottom bracket holes. That set-up, loosely snugged up (finger tight) coupled with a big washer, both to...
07-18-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By randyjawa

Basically, you can run a five cog or a 7 cog...

Basically, you can run a five cog or a 7 cog freewheel. You can even run an 8 cog freewheel, if you can find one. To run an increased number of cogs freewheel, you will need to equally spread your...
07-18-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By randyjawa

If your handlebar is slipping then the problem is...

If your handlebar is slipping then the problem is mechanical. A stem clamp, working properly, does not have to be super tight. Have a look at the bar for wear in the clamp area, as suggested...
07-16-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By randyjawa

Two big issues regarding purchase. First, the...

Two big issues regarding purchase. First, the mechanical condition and geometry are, at best, questionable. Second, for commuting and, of course, parking conditions, the presence of Campagnolo...
07-16-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By randyjawa

I have painted all chrome frame sets knowing full...

I have painted all chrome frame sets knowing full well that the paint will NOT adhere all that well. I would never sand the chrome finish on a frame since I do not like altering a frame set in any...
07-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By randyjawa

I sent the above PM but have decided to not get...

I sent the above PM but have decided to not get the saddle. That said, I would guess that this lovely saddle is still up for grabs and I can honestly recommend the comfort factor of the saddle. The...
07-08-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,476
Posted By randyjawa

I am a vintage bike enthusiast and have owned...

I am a vintage bike enthusiast and have owned only one new bike in the past twenty years, a full suspension mountain bike. It was, by the way, great. That said, I do not, necessarily, buy into the...
07-05-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By randyjawa

This is my 1969 Atala Professional, complete with...

This is my 1969 Atala Professional, complete with original decals. At one time, I had an Atala that was identical to the OP's frame/fork set. Though not positive, I am pretty sure that the art on...
07-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By randyjawa

Bolstering and praising a young person's help is,...

Bolstering and praising a young person's help is, indeed, a great reason for the handlebar tape choice. We think alike. With three kids, seven grand kids and now two great grand kids, I more than...
07-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By randyjawa

I have rarely run across a suspended leather...

I have rarely run across a suspended leather saddle that I can, significantly, deflect with thumb pressure. More often than not, the saddles found are stiff as a board to the touch. With time and...
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