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08-05-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By rgvg

Mind you that is the frame manufacture year. I...

Mind you that is the frame manufacture year. I understand if it is produced late enough in the year it could be next year's model.

Features on touring bikes changed over the years, so it wouldn't...
08-04-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By rgvg

Probably 82 or 83 continental. T-mar's post on...

Probably 82 or 83 continental. T-mar's post on the serial numbers (check under bottom bracket)

Changed over the years but I think the Continental was their top end touring variant. Didn't get...
08-04-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Cycles Toussaint $850CAD...

Cycles Toussaint $850CAD https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rch/bik/d/vancouver-randonneur-by-cycles-toussaint/7516409621.html

60cm ctc

I think this is a good deal if you're tall enough. New...
07-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

1972 Schwinn Paramount (says the ad) $400...

1972 Schwinn Paramount (says the ad) $400 https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/bop/d/white-rock-campagnolo-parts/7515312417.html
...
07-28-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By rgvg

I don't think that's where Kuwahara puts their...

I don't think that's where Kuwahara puts their serial numbers. At least on the ones I've seen they're on the seat tube.

If they painted the seat tube same as it used to be maybe it might have been...
07-23-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By rgvg

Is that still legal tender? wow.

Is that still legal tender? wow.
07-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,601
Posted By rgvg

My Centurion Pro Tour trying to vintagify the...

My Centurion Pro Tour trying to vintagify the 2022 Canada Day Populaire last Friday. You can tell it's different from all the other bikes because it's facing the right way. We did 40kms to the start...
06-21-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By rgvg

Can we be friends?

Can we be friends?
05-31-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,374
Posted By rgvg

40km this morning on my brother's bike. ...

40km this morning on my brother's bike.

Sun's up.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/444x789/clunkersunrise_e770a6470dbed7b6d1333a4bde859afb6ce81f3e.jpg

Passed this...
05-08-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By rgvg

Did you have to bend the arms of the front rack...

Did you have to bend the arms of the front rack towards the wheel?
05-06-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,374
Posted By rgvg

I think that's for a shifter (Huret). It's...

I think that's for a shifter (Huret). It's smaller and thinner (more like a button than a barrel). No way an mtb brake cable would fit in there.
05-05-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,374
Posted By rgvg

I checked the spoke tension on both my wheels and...

I checked the spoke tension on both my wheels and I've regreased the rear one. I couldn't quite bring one spoke up to tension on the rear one so I guess the rim is a little bent but there's still...
04-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Some nice frames...

Some nice frames https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/bop/d/vancouver-vintage-steel-frames/7475728493.html

...
04-18-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Newer Schwinn Paramount (don't know if paramount...

Newer Schwinn Paramount (don't know if paramount paramount or pdg paramount) $250 in north van...
04-17-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,374
Posted By rgvg

I have a wheel for $5CAD. That's all I got so...

I have a wheel for $5CAD. That's all I got so far. I bought it because the label said Wolber Super Champion Alpine, which seemed to suggest it's a good one. I wiped off some of the dirt on the hub...
04-13-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Trek 720...

Trek 720 https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/bik/d/delta-central-trek-720-road-bike-10/7470867345.html

Cheap for a tourer around these parts. Likely to go fast. There are sharks in the water...
03-08-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,771
Posted By rgvg

PLP Rivendell Shop Visit

Youtube link https://youtu.be/5_K2UFRs_qA
01-02-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,132
Posted By rgvg

170mm is likely the length of the crank arms. The...

170mm is likely the length of the crank arms. The length of the spindle I hear is dependent on the crankset. Sorry I don't know what is required for that particular one you have linked though.
12-23-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By rgvg

I think the rd is a Suntour Alpine Gear, which...

I think the rd is a Suntour Alpine Gear, which can handle huge freewheels. I imagine the freewheel would also be Suntour Alpine Gear.
...
12-17-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

^^^ That looks to be an 84. I don't think it's...

^^^
That looks to be an 84. I don't think it's a 3rensho but still nice.
It would be bluer if it were earlier.
12-17-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Gitane ... maybe a TdF? Brooks saddle. I'm...

Gitane ... maybe a TdF? Brooks saddle. I'm guesstimating 21.5" but I really don't know if they did ctt or ctc.
...
12-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By rgvg

Say, please pay mind to the limit line on the...

Say, please pay mind to the limit line on the stem if there is one. You don't want the raise the stem so high that you can see the line because that will mean the wedge will end up in the threaded...
12-11-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,244
Posted By rgvg

As far as front end damage goes, you could run...

As far as front end damage goes, you could run your finger under the top and down tubes to see if you can feel any bulges or buckling.
12-09-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,534
Posted By rgvg

facebook marketplace - fishing gear section turns...

facebook marketplace - fishing gear section turns up some interesting bites once in a while :)
12-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By rgvg

They aren't metric. They are a different standard...

They aren't metric. They are a different standard but I'm not sure what it's called. I don't think it's withworth either but not sure. I seem to recall someone mentioning getting some from...
11-18-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Riv Bleriot (tall) ...

Riv Bleriot (tall) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/193499536130850/


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/riv_084e8732b0442031867ef42d6d6a682ae9cd6846.jpg
11-07-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

650b Bertin...

650b Bertin https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/bik/d/vancouver-rebuilt-1980s-andre-bertin/7398764904.html
...
11-01-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,273
Posted By rgvg

Specialized Sequoia 1984 I think. It looks very...

Specialized Sequoia 1984 I think. It looks very much like the one I had, same size around 56cm, which was too big for me so I let it go. Outstanding bike, if you ask me.
...
09-02-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By rgvg

It's Vancouver so a) It's Canadian dollars b) We...

It's Vancouver so a) It's Canadian dollars b) We like pricing things high

Even at the coop prices have been getting higher due to the demand.

OTOH you can still get whole bikes at around $200...
08-12-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By rgvg

Is that a triple you put on there or a double? I...

Is that a triple you put on there or a double? I can't quite make it out. If it's a triple did you need to replace the spindle?
07-31-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By rgvg

Not removable on my 1990 LT. But I think it's not...

Not removable on my 1990 LT. But I think it's not a big problem if it was removed.
07-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By rgvg

Good luck finding a bike or frame that works for...

Good luck finding a bike or frame that works for you.

If you don't find something by early September there should be a vintage swap meet in East Van I think the week of labour day. There'll be an...
06-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 72,577
Posted By rgvg

I have an 18" crosscut and a 20" crosspoint....

I have an 18" crosscut and a 20" crosspoint. Going by the headtube, that one looks like 22". The decal on my crosspoint looks the same on the downtube e.g. "design USA"-> not made in the USA. I ride...
05-19-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,365
Posted By rgvg

from his fb "My wife and I are planning a move to...

from his fb "My wife and I are planning a move to Italy (part time) and Montreal or maybe even Asheville. So I need to get rid of a lot of stuff. Included is a collection of cycling magazines. These...
05-19-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,852
Posted By rgvg

To be honest I wanted the 100kms quick so I can...

To be honest I wanted the 100kms quick so I can swap out the saddle. It's a bit of a pain in my butt. But I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a frame I could match up with the crashed bike I have in...
05-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,852
Posted By rgvg

Done with my 100kms. For the educational...

Done with my 100kms.

For the educational portion for this year,
I learned you can use threaded brake pads when it should be non threaded.
I don't think that's recommended though. It was just...
05-15-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,852
Posted By rgvg

20 kms today. maybe 10kms yesterday. This is a...

20 kms today. maybe 10kms yesterday. This is a small section of the BC Randonneurs City Limits permanent, which I would like to try at some point. I've done other sections before. On the plus side,...
05-14-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By rgvg

Video about the new Ideale saddles It's in french...

Video about the new Ideale saddles It's in french but the subtitles work okay. https://youtu.be/dm2k7RA_JfI
05-01-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 43,852
Posted By rgvg

Maybe not too c or v, but it's what I got for $50...

Maybe not too c or v, but it's what I got for $50 CAD yesterday. I was hoping it was 18" but it's 20".
...
04-26-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By rgvg

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit...

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit expensive.
04-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By rgvg

The Bike Brothers

Saw this about the Taylor brothers n a fb group. Sorry if it's been posted before.
04-01-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By rgvg

rack to carry your stuff, fenders to keep you dry...

rack to carry your stuff, fenders to keep you dry if it fits, brass bell for looks.
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By rgvg

I think your images clipped your price in half...

I think your images clipped your price in half there.
01-01-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,055
Posted By rgvg

Good luck man. I was about 230 as well in 2017,...

Good luck man. I was about 230 as well in 2017, still over 190 right now. I hope to hit 180 sometime this year.
12-29-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,773
Posted By rgvg

If I were you I would prioritize fit. If there...

If I were you I would prioritize fit.
If there are a lot of Japanese made bikes in your area those are good quality.
Prestige tubing if you can get it, or Champion/Tange 1 or 2.
09-25-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,609
Posted By rgvg

I'm just going to comment on the Technomic here....

I'm just going to comment on the Technomic here. This may or may not be the case in your bike, but it looks to me like the frame is a 19"? I'm a shade under 5'7", and working on a small 19" frame. ...
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,660
Posted By rgvg

If the damage is on two sides, it would be...

If the damage is on two sides, it would be difficult to explain it without a clamp? I mean, if you banged it on something, it would be on one side only, no?
09-13-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By rgvg

When the fork is inserted into the frame (sans...

When the fork is inserted into the frame (sans headset) there is about 2" or 4cm extending past the top of the head tube. No part of the unthreaded section of the steerer shows at the top. Does...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By rgvg

Makes it easier for people to get an idea of what...

Makes it easier for people to get an idea of what they'd pay for it and how much they think it would cost to rehab the bike.
09-02-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,872
Posted By rgvg

I think there were a couple of Japanese Bianchis...

I think there were a couple of Japanese Bianchis on our local cl in the past few months. I definitely remember they had long cage cyclones, and I think they had cantilever brakes, not too sure if...
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