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05-16-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By randyjawa

​​​​​​​Your wife should be able to help with this...

​​​​​​​Your wife should be able to help with this one:-)
05-12-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By randyjawa

I can repair just about anything but some things...

I can repair just about anything but some things are just not worth the effort......
05-12-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By randyjawa

Taking To and From the Dump...

Went to the dump the other day and, being fairly early in the season, did not expect to find anything worthwhile bicycle wise. I did however, see a couple of road bike wheels in the pile. With care,...
05-12-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By randyjawa

I flush with WD40, spin a bit and flush again. I...

I flush with WD40, spin a bit and flush again. I flush from the outside face of the freewheel to the inside face. I flush and spin until I see WD40 leaking out of the inner face. Then I blow...
05-12-24, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By randyjawa

For me, a bike is worth restoring (actually...

For me, a bike is worth restoring (actually street restoration, I don't do chrome plating EVER, but paint and art is not a problem) when it interests me, is a good fit and available cheap. Anyway,...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By randyjawa

Well, just got back from my winter in Jamaica,...

Well, just got back from my winter in Jamaica, where me and my Bianchi Touring spent over 1000 miles together. Sadly, when I got there, the Bianchi had been loaned out, damaged and left as left. I...
04-07-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By randyjawa

Colnago MTN Bike - Should I..?

I can buy this Colnago mountain bike for next to nothing. The guy just wants it gone. I would strip the components and just take the frame/fork back to Canada....
04-02-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By randyjawa

I have been lucky enough to own several Marinoni...

I have been lucky enough to own several Marinoni road bikes. Not one proved disappointing in the ride quality department. This one, kinda similar to the OP;s, came my way last Fall (the seller even...
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By randyjawa

I have found, restored (street not perfect...

I have found, restored (street not perfect restorations) a lot of vintage road bikes. More than 100, for sure. Of all those bikes, my 1978 Motobecane was something special, offering great aesthetics...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,959
Posted By randyjawa

In my area, the bike is darn near worthless. ...

In my area, the bike is darn near worthless. People can't give vintage road bikes away. Were I buying the OP's bike, $200 US to start and then into negotiation. Were I selling = $1000 after clean...
02-27-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By randyjawa

Great bike and you WILL love the ride quality. I...

Great bike and you WILL love the ride quality. I truly enjoyed mine...

That said, I had an old catalog, years ago, and the Atala came with Universal stoppers (as are fitted to the OP's bike) or...
02-27-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,740
Posted By randyjawa

If a frame is damaged, in any way (dent, bent,...

If a frame is damaged, in any way (dent, bent, rusted, cracked, etc.) I will buy the bike for the component group only. I don't have any interest in a damaged frame set. That said, as a rider, that...
02-13-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By randyjawa

Free and found at the dump near my summer lake...

Free and found at the dump near my summer lake cottage...
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Free...
12-30-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By randyjawa

Yup - works for me as long as there are no dents...

Yup - works for me as long as there are no dents or cracks......
12-29-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By randyjawa

To me that head set screams Bianchi. Picked this...

To me that head set screams Bianchi. Picked this one up a few years back. Sadly, too big for me and even more sadly, the original owner drilled holes in the top tube......
12-26-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By randyjawa

Too small? No problem. Harvest the components and...

Too small? No problem. Harvest the components and then offer the frame/fork for sale. I used to do this all the time and, believe it or not, as often as not, I got more cash for the frame/fork set...
12-23-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,586
Posted By randyjawa

If I have to ride a bike that is not quite the...

If I have to ride a bike that is not quite the right fit, I choose larger over smaller. In fact, larger is, as often as not, as or more comfortable than just right. I know that sounds silly but it...
12-21-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By randyjawa

I have run both and on different bikes. For my...

I have run both and on different bikes. For my money, the Model 61 out performs the 68s. Easy to remove the wheel - pinch the brake blocks snug to the rim, unhook the straddle cable from the yoke,...
12-18-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,545
Posted By randyjawa

I ride my early eighties Bianchi almost every day...

I ride my early eighties Bianchi almost every day all winter...
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Mind you,...
12-12-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I used Wordpress to build MY "TEN SPEEDS"...

Well, I used Wordpress to build MY "TEN SPEEDS" and it seemed to be OK. I downloaded a copy of Wordpress software but have to figure out how to unzip it (I am not much of a computer guy but I have...
12-10-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By randyjawa

randyjawa New Website...

I want to build another website. My "Ten Speeds" was well received and I kick myself, to this day, for selling the site. Anyway...

I want to know what the best software to use. I want to be...
12-02-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,094
Posted By randyjawa

This Gardin was given to a local bike shop owner....

This Gardin was given to a local bike shop owner. It was hardly ever ridden and sat in the bike shop basement almost since day one of its life. Really nice bike but, sadly, too small for me...

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Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyjawa

Were I buying, $600 US per bike. Were I selling,...

Were I buying, $600 US per bike. Were I selling, not a penny under $1000 US. If you can ell locally, do so. Shipping, if you don't know what you are doing, can be costly and, quite frankly,...
11-28-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By randyjawa

Believe it or not, I m pretty sure that I saw you...

Believe it or not, I m pretty sure that I saw you guys one day when out and about on my bike. I have ridden most of the lonely roads in the Treasure Beach area. One of my favorite places to stop ...
11-28-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By randyjawa

Nice bike and a worthy project, in my opinion....

Nice bike and a worthy project, in my opinion. That said, being a vintage road bike enthusiast, I opted to give this "found at the dump" lovely clean old roadster to a friend who has given me more...
11-26-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By randyjawa

Not sure as I always ride my old road bike. That...

Not sure as I always ride my old road bike. That said, less than a kilometer away is a barn find Colnago mountain bike. Perhaps I should go buy it?
11-26-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By randyjawa

Where does the Mikuni go? Had to sell the...

Where does the Mikuni go?

Had to sell the Movements (nicknamed bowel) as I can't get my leg over the saddle anymore. My wife and I had many kilometers of wonderful riding before I had to let the...
11-23-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By randyjawa

Back in Jamaica - My Poor Bianchi...

Long ago, I brought my early eighties Bianchi to Jamaica...
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I have been...
11-18-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,094
Posted By randyjawa

"As Found" and Near Mint Finds...

I was going through my pictures the other day and stumbled across bike that, "as found" were near mint (I never say mint). Anyway, some near mint beauties and some not so beautiful...

Never rode...
11-07-23, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By randyjawa

I use a 12" or 15" adjustable held snug with a...

I use a 12" or 15" adjustable held snug with a big bolt and washers I used a 5/8" coarse thread bolt with a couple of washers. Works almost every time......
11-06-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By randyjawa

Several Marinoni bikes have come my way and I...

Several Marinoni bikes have come my way and I still have two in my little collection of vintage road bikes. Perhaps this will help......
11-04-23, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By randyjawa

Great advice folks and I am grateful. I have...

Great advice folks and I am grateful. I have been doing my research and, to me, a fork rebuild looks to be an easy task for me to complete next Spring. Will update on the bike when I am finished...
11-04-23, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By randyjawa

At the airport in Calgary, I notices this gold...

At the airport in Calgary, I notices this gold plated or solid gold CCM Flyer, not sure but I can promise you, I did entertain thoughts of just stepping onto the baggage conveyor, grabbing this old...
11-01-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By randyjawa

This is sort of interesting and applicable to...

This is sort of interesting and applicable to this thread. Have been lucky enough to have owned a few Marinoni bicycles, most of which have found new homes. I do, however, still have two left.

Not...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By randyjawa

Though I loved my Alan, I found it to be too...

Though I loved my Alan, I found it to be too flexible for me, a 220 lb. guy at the time of ownership. Would I buy another one? Yup, I tip the scales at 180 or a tad less these days......
11-01-23, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By randyjawa

Not really my cup of tea but I really liked this...

Not really my cup of tea but I really liked this old Winchester. Though I did not weight it, I cannot help but believe that is weighed 50+ pounds......
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By randyjawa

I see this sort of nonsense all the time. People...

I see this sort of nonsense all the time. People asking absurd prices for a bike that they want to sell. And there are people, equally ignorant of actual value, who will actually pay absurd prices. I...
10-31-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks folks. I see the words there now but,...

Thanks folks. I see the words there now but, being unfamiliar with bags, I did not know what I was looking at. See? Anyway, the bag will be up for grabs in the Spring along with some other...
10-31-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By randyjawa

Saddle Bag Maker..?

Does anyone recognize the maker or brand name of this saddle bag? It looks to be of good quality and was attached to a top of the line nineties something road bike that came my way the other day..?...
10-26-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By randyjawa

Harvest Fall 2023...

I don't know what others do with the vintage bikes that they find but for me, as often as not, I harvest the component group and, if possible, sell the frame/fork set. In the old Ebay days, it was...
10-26-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By randyjawa

Thank you very much. To be honest, the Record...

Thank you very much. To be honest, the Record designation does not surprise me. I bought the Marinoni, through a good friend, from a recently widowed lady. Her late husband was a serious enthusiast...
10-26-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By randyjawa

Campy Component ID...

As I get older I tend to forget this and that only to realize that some of the this and that that I forgot I never really knew in the first place. Anyway, I got a really great bike a day or two ago....
10-25-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,575
Posted By randyjawa

Make no mistake about it, the OP's bike is a...

Make no mistake about it, the OP's bike is a grail bike in my humble world. Beautiful!
10-25-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By randyjawa

Spending time, effort and cash seems like a poor...

Spending time, effort and cash seems like a poor idea to me knowing that I could not ride the bike. That old Benotto is a great candidate for restoration but restoration can be expensive and does...
10-25-23, 12:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,012
Posted By randyjawa

Though I have had my Legnano for a long time, I...

Though I have had my Legnano for a long time, I think that I got my forever bike yesterday. Offered to me by a recently widowed lady, I agonized all summer as to buy or don't buy. Finally, the...
10-24-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,575
Posted By randyjawa

The Most I Ever Paid For A Vintage Bike...

After being given three bikes, this summer, and purchasing another for just a few dollars, I set a new record for myself. This full Campy Marinoni, purchased today after two months of "should I or...
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By randyjawa

I got the bike for less than a box of beer. I...

I got the bike for less than a box of beer. I have already harvested most of the components. The Campy Super Record derailleurs are in very nice shape. The wheels are in good shape. The Modolo...
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By randyjawa

The OP's bike is, indeed, worth some...

The OP's bike is, indeed, worth some refurbishment attention. By refurbishment, I mean lubricate bottom bracket bearings, head set bearings and wheel hub bearings. Why? Because time and mother nature...
10-21-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,012
Posted By randyjawa

Don't know - I haven't reached the end of forever...

Don't know - I haven't reached the end of forever yet. But I have had my Legnano for a long long time......
10-20-23, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks panzerwagon. I just ordered a NOS set of...

Thanks panzerwagon. I just ordered a NOS set of 6500 hoods found on Amazon and not too expensive. Thanks for the information and waiting, now, with fingers crossed.
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