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09-29-22, 09:46 PM
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Posted By browngw

I tried to ignore this one at a local church sale...

I tried to ignore this one at a local church sale down the street but a lady there recognized me as the "bike guy" and insisted to all friends that I could make it like new. So for a $10 donation, I...
09-29-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By browngw

The alloy rims are in good condition and made by...

The alloy rims are in good condition and made by Araya. For sure that cockpit configuration will have to change!...
09-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By browngw

Norco Bush Pilot

Purchased from a local listing on Kijiji this Norco Bush Pilot is in decent condition and believed to be a 1989 model. The unique stem, undermount rear brake and uni-crown rear stays make it sort of...
09-18-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

My Canadian 1979 DL1 was sold new at Pieriks...

My Canadian 1979 DL1 was sold new at Pieriks Cycle in Hamilton Ontario with a full chain case. I was led to believe that we in Canada had two choices, full or none. I had a 1977 that had never had a...
09-17-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 139,196
Posted By browngw

I don't have them in that size but have the 26" x...

I don't have them in that size but have the 26" x 1 3/8 version on my Robin Hood and they are a good riding yet rugged tire. Very happy with them....
09-15-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 139,196
Posted By browngw

Recently I bought a pair of CST 27" x 1 3/8"...

Recently I bought a pair of CST 27" x 1 3/8" (37-630) blackwall tires for a future project. The looked larger than the ordinary 27 x 1 1/4" like Kendas and such. I mounted one up today on a NOS...
09-13-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 911
Posted By browngw

Yes, the Royal Nord is circa 1956. The company...

Yes, the Royal Nord is circa 1956. The company also made motorcycles and mopeds.
09-13-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 911
Posted By browngw

I do own one Belgian bike and have no idea how it...

I do own one Belgian bike and have no idea how it got to Canada. It's a Royal Nord President 3speed which I have rebuilt and is largely original. Most of the components are English including the...
09-13-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By browngw

Too bad the east end of Toronto was so far from...

Too bad the east end of Toronto was so far from Port Dover ON. I have a lovely set of original wheels and a bar and stem for a 74 vintage Peugeot. I also have two project bikes in the lineup for...
09-13-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By browngw

This is a Classic and Vintage Forum. We LIKE...

This is a Classic and Vintage Forum. We LIKE waxing and detailing our bikes. A clean and waxed bike is easy to keep clean. Often just a soft microfiber cloth will remove dust and restore the clean...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By browngw

At the insistence of a neighbour at the local...

At the insistence of a neighbour at the local church sale, I donated $10 this Pro-Tour 400 and walked it home (tires were too soft to ride) just an hour ago. Mostly rust free it will clean up well...
09-06-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,428
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Posted By browngw

I used a 3/32 f5/6 speed chain on the Sun, but...

I used a 3/32 f5/6 speed chain on the Sun, but recently did up a Raleigh Challenger/Sports using a 1/8 chain on a Suntour derailleur. It worked fine with the SRAM PC1 nickel plate chain. I used the...
09-05-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26,428
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Posted By browngw

My 1958 Sun Cresta had one of those! I could...

My 1958 Sun Cresta had one of those! I could never get the chain to run true on the jockey roller so I modified a Sun Tour one for it.
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09-04-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,839
Posted By browngw

1988 Raleigh Portage mixte. Rebuilt and sold. ...

1988 Raleigh Portage mixte. Rebuilt and sold.



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09-04-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,839
Posted By browngw

1973 Favorit Rapido. Rebuilt and sold in 2020. ...

1973 Favorit Rapido. Rebuilt and sold in 2020.


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09-02-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26,428
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Posted By browngw

Looks like the saddle is worth the $30.

Looks like the saddle is worth the $30.
08-29-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,313
Posted By browngw

Have a few left but one is a particular favorite....

Have a few left but one is a particular favorite. The circa1965 Dilecta Le Blanc (France) was treated to a custom built Regina freewheel for it's Pelissier hubs. Rescued from a sentence as a fixie,...
08-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26,428
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Posted By browngw

I've been happy with the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers...

I've been happy with the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers on my Robin Hood Sports.

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08-16-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By browngw

Just picked up this Bush Pilot yesterday. The...

Just picked up this Bush Pilot yesterday. The serial # is stamped very faintly but it may start with an F. Google tells me an 89 was stolen and it also had a F at the beginning (but a different...
08-12-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

I would pass at $54. The rims, particularly the...

I would pass at $54. The rims, particularly the front look crusty and the everything else looks tired and beat. Could be used as a "beater bike" if you were into that kind of thing.
08-11-22, 04:59 PM
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Posted By browngw

My first Brooks Flyer came in the mail. I have ...

My first Brooks Flyer came in the mail. I have lots of B17s, B66, B67 but this is my first Flyer...
08-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 611,873
Posted By browngw

Been back to working on my somewhat forgotten...

Been back to working on my somewhat forgotten 1946 Cleveland Welding Company Roadmaster loop frame. Painted red and silver and hung on a fence for the last 30 years or so. My challenge is to make it...
08-07-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found...

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found this in my files.

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08-07-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 458,526
Posted By browngw

Made in Canada Peugeot

Donated by a friend this Peugeot U08 marked made in Canada has just arrived at One Browns Lane. I believe she has had the bike since new, but it has not been ridden for many years. It seems to be...
08-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By browngw

Raleigh Sports (Canadian)

This 1972 Raleigh Sports has a 23" frame (my size!) and the beautiful brown colour I refer to as "root beer". I purchased it at the 2018 Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show near the end of the show and...
07-25-22, 09:30 PM
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Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model was sold in...

My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model was sold in Canada with drop bars and remains that way still. It is the only 3speed I have that is used for longer rides (I have 2 others). Sometimes it is nice to get...
07-06-22, 01:08 PM
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Views: 205,624
Posted By browngw

My 1972 Raleigh (Canada) Sports has returned to...

My 1972 Raleigh (Canada) Sports has returned to the fold. I sold it to a neighbour who finally realized the 23" frame was too tall for him and we made a deal on a smaller 26" ATB. Needs a good clean...
07-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

Sometimes They Return

The 1972 Raleigh Sports (Canada) which I purchased in early 2018 and sold in 2020 has come home. This root-beer coloured 23" frame bike has a few dents in the mudguards and minor rust on the rims but...
07-02-22, 09:25 PM
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Posted By browngw

I'm 5'11 1/2" and 23" frames feel perfect for me....

I'm 5'11 1/2" and 23" frames feel perfect for me. I currently have a 23" 1971 Robin Hood and will soon be getting back my 72 Sports I sold two years ago. The new owner thought it was a bit too big...
06-29-22, 02:24 PM
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Views: 16,959
Posted By browngw

I may have picked up its near twin today. 1986...

I may have picked up its near twin today. 1986 produced by Raleigh Canada for the Hudson's Bay and Zellers stores. The bullmoose bars are starting to sell for more than I paid for the bike. No idea...
06-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26,428
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Posted By browngw

Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show

Time is quickly approaching for the re-located CVBS. Excited to bring some stuff to sell and hopefully find some great project material. Burford is just a few miles west of Brantford and not far off...
06-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,382
Posted By browngw

Those front reflectors in particular are a story...

Those front reflectors in particular are a story unto themselves! I thought when I saw the bike for the first time that they had been stuck on there by David the original owner. We drove from Port...
05-31-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,382
Posted By browngw

It's special to me as a part of Canadiana, and...

It's special to me as a part of Canadiana, and knowing its history from the day of sale. I spent literally hundreds of hours bringing it back to this condition. My friend had taken care of it but it...
05-29-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,382
Posted By browngw

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since...

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since these shots Jay Noack sent me the upper cap for the Lark rear derailleur....
05-10-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,467
Posted By browngw

What a wonderful old bike! Pelissier was a big...

What a wonderful old bike! Pelissier was a big name in performance cycling for a long time. My circa 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc carries a later set of Pelissier hubs with Super Champion rims....
04-25-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

I like that idea! There are so many feelings...

I like that idea! There are so many feelings attached to "things" and letting them go causes anxiety for for some. You could collect so many stories as most of us have owned and treasured many things...
04-24-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26,428
Views: 3,815,165
Posted By browngw

Good advice! I'm finding it much easier to let go...

Good advice! I'm finding it much easier to let go these days it seems. I sold many of my "extra" bikes during the last couple of years as they were in high demand. A gentleman who had seen my DL1...
04-03-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,327
Posted By browngw

The marbled green of my my 1956 Royal Nord...

The marbled green of my my 1956 Royal Nord President. Even the rear rack is color matched. Someday I will get a picture that brings its "true colors" alive.

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04-01-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,327
Posted By browngw

My well travelled steel Salsa Vaya. Its beautiful...

My well travelled steel Salsa Vaya. Its beautiful Kelly green caught my attention in the bike shop in 2014.


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03-03-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 33,191
Posted By browngw

Likely have shown my 1971 Robin Hood "Sports...

Likely have shown my 1971 Robin Hood "Sports Model" before but it is a unique "copper" colour and a personal favorite.
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03-01-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 33,191
Posted By browngw

A couple of 1973-4 CCMs have come along in the...

A couple of 1973-4 CCMs have come along in the last year. Both are 5peed and awaiting some attention....
02-19-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,467
Posted By browngw

One of the parts bikes I acquired (for a charity...

One of the parts bikes I acquired (for a charity donation) last fall. Paint and metal finishes are near perfect but someone has modified the DT shifters and knocked the braze-on off with the...
02-16-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,481
Posted By browngw

Now fully retired for almost 17 years from my...

Now fully retired for almost 17 years from my previous engineering gig, I ride when I can which this winter is seldom because of the horrible unpredictable weather. The bicycle workshop rolls along...
02-16-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,772
Posted By browngw

My oldest complete bike is this 1956 Royal Nord...

My oldest complete bike is this 1956 Royal Nord President (made in Belgium). There is a loop frame 1946 Cleveland Welding Company Roadmaster skip tooth waiting in pieces.
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02-08-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 458,526
Posted By browngw

1988 Raleigh Portage (Canadian) rebuilt for a...

1988 Raleigh Portage (Canadian) rebuilt for a client three or four years ago. She now enjoys an ebike so I'm sure it will be resold. I've not seen another like it.
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02-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 898,049
Posted By browngw

Me still wearing my goggles after removing an...

Me still wearing my goggles after removing an obstinate Peugeot crankset with my angle grinder. Earlier attempts with a cotter press, hammer and drift and even a drill were unsuccessful. I needed the...
02-06-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,310
Posted By browngw

Billy Henley "Henley" . The small shop in Picton...

Billy Henley "Henley" . The small shop in Picton Ontario Canada constructed a number of klunker style early ATB type bikes as well as selling CCM bikes, skates and of course shoe repair?
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02-05-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,310
Posted By browngw

My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good...

My 1971 Robin Hood drop bar 3speed has a good looking headbadge you don't see everyday.
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02-05-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,310
Posted By browngw

My 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc (France) and others of...

My 1965 Dilecta LeBlanc (France) and others of the Marque.

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My 65...
02-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,310
Posted By browngw

My 1956 Royal Nord President. (Belgium) ...

My 1956 Royal Nord President. (Belgium)

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