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11-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,004
Posted By capnjonny

I have two collections Bikes in the garage ,...

I have two collections

Bikes in the garage , including those I am working on for the Bike exchange, the bike I am currently riding( a 45 lb trek 800 with lots of "accessories"), 2 electric bikes ,...
11-24-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,713
Posted By capnjonny

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Raleigh Sport "Scorcher" w/ inverted bars and 24 tooth rear cog 31 lbs...
11-20-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By capnjonny

Panasonic mile 112

I just brought home a Panasonic Mile 112 frame and fork from the bike Exchange. Anyone have any experience with these . Mine is the blue/ white colco scheme. Ones I have found on the internet had...
11-20-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By capnjonny

misc. stickers for bike restoration

I was just reading a series of posts about making your own bike decals.
Personally, I am not going to be trying this, mostly because I can't even get a printer to work properly much less be...
10-31-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By capnjonny

hello from Cap'n Jonny

The Windsor is still for sale at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange ( bikex.org). I have done quite a few resto's since then including a pair of Gitanes ,Peugeots, and Schwinn Continentals among...
10-17-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By capnjonny

Great project. I restored a Windsor Carrera...

Great project. I restored a Windsor Carrera Sport last year . here is a pic . ...
10-07-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By capnjonny

I have been using Clean strip on my frames. if I...

I have been using Clean strip on my frames. if I applied it normally and waited 30 min it often wouldn't do much to soften or lift the paint. Lately I have been putting multiple coats of stripper on...
08-12-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

1972 Schwinn Continental

This was the grail bike for me and my friends back when I was a wee lad. never got one till now when this 1972 example showed up at the bike Exchange. Outside of a few scratches this was in great...
08-09-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 96,298
Posted By capnjonny

Here are the 1970 TDF and 1967 Deluxe Mixte I...

Here are the 1970 TDF and 1967 Deluxe Mixte I recently finished for the Bike Exchange. They both sold quickly to collectors, the TDF for the give away price of $350 and the Mixte for $300....
08-03-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

Trek 620 gentleman's Express cruiser build

I just finished building up this Trek from a frame donated to the Bike Exchange and it is a beauty, Everything on the bike except the cables, covers, and cassette is a used / donated part. It has a...
07-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By capnjonny

I have refurbished quite a few bikes for the Bike...

I have refurbished quite a few bikes for the Bike Exchange over the last 10 or so years and I often will clear coat the frame and fork with Rustoleum automotive clear after a thorough cleaning, de...
07-21-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By capnjonny

If anyone on this thread is still out there, I...

If anyone on this thread is still out there, I just found a 1958 Lenton grand prix and want to know if anyone has found a match for the gold frame color.
07-20-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By capnjonny

I find that there are 2 kinds of rust on a bike,...

I find that there are 2 kinds of rust on a bike, minor and major. Minor includes the light rust you might find in scratches in the paint . Major rust is where an area has a thick crust of rust that...
07-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By capnjonny

Still not certain about what to do about the 1958...

Still not certain about what to do about the 1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix . I had decided to re spray it along with the Chrome Pinarello Montello . In order to get the best paint job I decided to...
07-19-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By capnjonny

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07-15-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By capnjonny

painting a chrome frame

I have a Pinarello Montello with a completely chromed frame . I stripped off the old paint and plan on repainting it.
I plan to use Eastwood 2 part Epoxy primer.

What research I have done ...
Replies: 46
Views: 1,312
Posted By capnjonny

Not sure about the value but if I were trying to...

Not sure about the value but if I were trying to get 4 figures for a bike that wasn't an original patina wall hanger I would disassemble, clean, polish , adjust everything and put on new brake pads,...
07-02-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By capnjonny

lots of good news here . I took apart the Lenton...

lots of good news here . I took apart the Lenton today and everything came off without a fight. Stem , bars, seat post , all with no signs of rust inside. Pedals came off . I will wait until...
07-02-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By capnjonny

O/k , so I decided to strip off all the paint. ...

O/k , so I decided to strip off all the paint. The frame is completely chromed and the chroming is so nice I could just leave it unpainted. The head tubes lugs and the top of the seat tube are...
06-28-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By capnjonny

I have been looking at all the Lentons I can find...

I have been looking at all the Lentons I can find on line and I haven't seen one with this sliding stem. Does anyone know if it was a stock part?
The ones I have seen were on much older bikes. Is...
06-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By capnjonny

Really really retro Raleigh

Look what the cat dragged into the bike Exchange today . It was originally gold but was at some point repainted with a brush. Note the sliding adjustable stem and the suicide Benelux front derailleur...
06-25-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By capnjonny

I might be coming in a little late to this...

I might be coming in a little late to this thread. I can understand you r interest in the Raleigh's. I owned a 1980 Record ace and have restored a few Raleigh sports as well. The record ace I owned ...
06-25-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

Here is my latest, a small tri bike , maybe...

Here is my latest, a small tri bike , maybe Novara? Aluminum frame, 26" wheels, 1.25 x 26" tires. It was red/black with flaking paint.

I stripped it to bare aluminum and repainted it in Rustoleum...
06-23-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By capnjonny

Pinarello Project

Pinarello Project



The Bike Exchange just received this frame, a 53 centimeter Pinarello (serial no. MM23 on bottom bracket) which appears to be an 80ís Montello, and I am anxious to start...
06-20-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By capnjonny

80's Pinarello

Another day, another choice bike.

Last weekend I saw this frame sitting in the storeroom at the Bike Exchange where new donations go before they are sorted. It looks like this one is a real gem...
06-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By capnjonny

Stealth Paramount

I finished up the PDG Paramount today and took some pics . Weight all up just under 24 lbs. I had to change the wheels as the rear has a spoke that tore out of the rim. I used a set of Navic Open...
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By capnjonny

Current PDG Paramount value???

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06-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By capnjonny

Stealth Paramount????

Cruising the racks at the Bike Exchange I spied this ragamuffin that had just arrived. The stickers and flat pedals couldn't hide the thoroughbred underneath. Barely legible from the side but clear...
06-14-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By capnjonny

Using non recessed nut brakes in recessed nut frame

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem.

When building up a frame on a bike I am restoring for the bike Exchange I often change out the 27" rims for 700c. Often it is because the old...
06-14-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By capnjonny

Most valuable hubs????

At the bike Exchange we are having a problem.

We have more wheels than we can store.

As a result we are going to have to throw away or some how get rid of those we are unlikely to be able...
06-14-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By capnjonny

Most valuable hubs????

At the bike Exchange we are having a problem.

We have more wheels than we can store.

As a result we are going to have to throw away or some how get rid of those we are unlikely to be able...
06-12-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By capnjonny

Be careful how you store the proofride. I left...

Be careful how you store the proofride. I left mine in a hot garage and months later when I opened the can It had all dried up. I would suggest stashing it in the freezer if for no other reason than...
06-11-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By capnjonny

I have tried to restore 2 vintage saddles with...

I have tried to restore 2 vintage saddles with different results . both were soaked in water till saturated, wrapped or tied with zip ties back to their original shape, dried thoroughly, sanded...
06-03-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

Just finished working on my first "Fat Bike" a...

Just finished working on my first "Fat Bike" a Mongoose Beast. This is a pretty basic coaster brake bike with one exception It is HUGE! all up and ready to ride per the attached photo it weighs 49...
06-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By capnjonny

derailleur set screws

At the Bike Exchange we have crates full of used derailleurs,. Everything from early Suntour 7 and Shimano Crane to newer Shimano 105, Ultegra, and Deore that we use when fixing or restoring...
05-27-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

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Just finished moding this Miyata 610 . Upgraded most of the...
05-25-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By capnjonny

Did a little on line research and decided on...

Did a little on line research and decided on Rustoleum Aluminum primer. After scraping and stripping I used my sand blaster just to clean up the welds after soaking them in Clean strip paint...
05-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By capnjonny

Priming aluminum for paint

Is there a special primer needed for painting aluminum frames?

Also, Is it o/k to sand blast aluminum? I have almost all the paint off the frame ( chem strip and scraping/ sanding) but there are...
05-17-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,009
Posted By capnjonny

When I do a restoration I strip the frame of all...

When I do a restoration I strip the frame of all hardware them wipe down with a rag soaked in paint thinner. This will remove most of the dirt and grease / oil. Then I rub out the paint with either...
05-12-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,341,148
Posted By capnjonny

Just finished today. New stem, saddle, tires,...

Just finished today.
New stem, saddle, tires, cables,, bar tape, levers, indexed bar end shifters
Everything else cleaned inspected, polished and greased.
23.2 lb. w/o pedals...
05-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By capnjonny

Love the Raleigh. That is just how I like to...

Love the Raleigh. That is just how I like to build them. Normally I stick with 6 or 7 cogs in the rear since I can always find the bits necessary to make it work in the Bike Exchange parts bins. ...
05-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By capnjonny

when touching up the paint I would carefully mask...

when touching up the paint I would carefully mask around the area to touch up. You don't want to spray a larger area than necessary , If the color match isn't perfect you want the smallest area...
05-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By capnjonny

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05-04-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By capnjonny

I looked up the instructions for working on these...

I looked up the instructions for working on these wheels. What a crock. Give me an old school rim where I can easily true or replace spokes. These wheels seem to me to be just another example of...
05-03-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By capnjonny

These rims sound like a real PITA. I will...

These rims sound like a real PITA.

I will look at the instructions and see if I have the skills to true the wheel.



The deceased is Lola, one of my Burning Man "companions" From Cap'n...
05-02-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By capnjonny

wheel question

I have this wheel set that I want to use on a build.

One wheel needs to be trued but for the life of me I don't know how to proceed.

I have never seen this type before. How do you remove a...
05-02-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,040
Posted By capnjonny

Here is the 1971 Dawes Galaxy I just fiinished...

Here is the 1971 Dawes Galaxy I just fiinished for the Silicon Valley Bicycle exchange. It has been thoroughly reconditioned and upgraded and will be for sale to help finance our non profit.

We...
04-21-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By capnjonny

Finished at last 1970 Gitane Tour de France Service course

Finished at last , the 1970 Gitane tour de France



I tightened the las bolt today on my 64 cm 1970 TDF today and took it across the street to take its glamour shots.



It’s been quite a...
04-14-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By capnjonny

Chas, and anyone else who wants to chime in ...

Chas, and anyone else who wants to chime in
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04-12-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By capnjonny

Mafac brakes different lengths?

I am finally reassembling the 1970 Gitane Tour De France That I started last summer. After finding frame damage and getting it repaired I painted it and installed the decals and now am re installing...
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