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01-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Binky

I used to do a lot of work on older bikes. After...

I used to do a lot of work on older bikes. After finding that standard Park Tool cone wrenches ( which are about 1/16 of an inch thick) tended to get easily deformed from loosening REALLY tight...
01-02-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Binky

Eye Test for Cyclists

Eye test...


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Happy new year to you all.
Bink
12-21-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Binky

I just checked mine and the distance between the...

I just checked mine and the distance between the the rear drops APPEARS to be 125mm or 126mm.... but the rear wheel is not the original.

Bink

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12-04-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By Binky

Bike paths done right...

Bike paths done right.... so it IS possible.

Picture from Holland.


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12-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By Binky

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on...

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on my old Bianchi as soon as I get a day when it is not snowing or raining, but if it turns out to be like your Serfas titanium saddle, an "enhanced...
11-02-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Binky

See the pictures below: Some but not all of my...

See the pictures below: Some but not all of my bike books.
The Glenn's book has been updated but the older book is great for vintage stuff..
These are some of the books I find useful.
And of...
10-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Binky

Andrew: Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't...

Andrew:
Thanks for the suggestion.
I didn't bother taking the extension apart because the whole setup -- stem, extension, bars, cables, and shifters -- was removed as a unit.
It all worked well...
08-26-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Binky

I get it: I traded an old too-big-for-me...

I get it: I traded an old too-big-for-me Canadian-made Raleigh Grand Prix for this ALAN bike ---
and then spending another $15.50 US for these nifty decals pretty nearly doubled the cost of the ALAN...
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Binky

Bicycle decals approval.

I have never done this sort of purely cosmetic repair before but when I picked up a stark naked ALAN Record bike I thought I would give it a try.
I went on eBay and found a set of decals that...
08-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Binky

I just sent off an email to ALAN in Italy with...

I just sent off an email to ALAN in Italy with the model and date of manufacture of my bike (May, 1986) and a picture of the frame with a request for information about possible issues or recalls.
...
08-22-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Binky

That occurred to me so I went online to look at...

That occurred to me so I went online to look at pictures of other ALAN bikes.
I cannot imagine a bike mechanic reefing down on ANY kind of a bike stand clamp with enough force to flatten a bike...
08-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Binky

I am pretty sure that the three people in the...

I am pretty sure that the three people in the first picture, the one you took of the front of the main building at Bletchley, are me, my wife. and our friend Roger from Greenwich who drove us up...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Binky

CCM Carrera

Not something you would see in the States but high tensile steel CCM bikes are very common in Canada...
CCM bikes are entry-level hardware designed to give decades of mediocre service... and not...
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Binky

Aren't they pretty..

Nothing exotic but very clean:
This red 12-speed Raleigh showed up on the local VarageSale about ten days ago for $5 Canadian (about $4.05US) with a warped rear wheel.
I was the first responder and...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By Binky

Binky here; Just about EVERYTHING I had then...

Binky here;

Just about EVERYTHING I had then is now gone, having been replaced with other treasures. I never found or saw another Vainqueur bike, but anything can happen !!
I ride a VISP and a...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Binky

Hmmmm... My contribution: A few years...

Hmmmm...

My contribution:

A few years ago I had a bike for sale. The interested party took it for a test ride around the block and brought it back with the chain catching and jumping all over...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,099
Posted By Binky

Panasonic DX-2000

I thought my wife was finished with dragging home every low-end stray in the neighbourhood but last night she surprised me by going out and getting this black beauty.

Probably did not get used...
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Binky

Nishiki "Custom 5"

Time to drag the un-sellables" out of the basement.

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06-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Binky

As a general rule, America leads by example and...

As a general rule, America leads by example and the rest of the world follows....
But here in Canada we tend to still favour British English over Simplified English, in honour of our colonial...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By Binky

16-speed Thin Blue Line... ?

With years of flipping I thought I had seen almost everything, but a neighbour dug out this old 16-speed Thin Blue Line "Bolt" complete with a cute little lightning bolt beside the name.

Nice...
04-20-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 764,135
Posted By Binky

Hardly any time at all. Maybe 4 hours or so. ...

Hardly any time at all. Maybe 4 hours or so.
From years of flipping I have no end of spares.
The bike was stored indoors and the grime on the frame was mysteriously water-soluable.
Most of it...
04-12-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,545,890
Posted By Binky

Bianchi Super Grizzly

Bianchi Super Grizzly & DB Ascent EX
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03-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 764,135
Posted By Binky

Still my favourite Before & After Benotto Tandem

Still my absolute favourite "Before & After" : Benotto Tandem. First picture as found for sale on Kijiji, with three wheels on a rural property in southern Ontario..
Paid $20 CDN (about $15 US). ...
03-22-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By Binky

Can anyone identify the age and model of this Peugeot relic ??

Can anyone identify the age and model of this
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Replies: 624
Views: 254,025
Posted By Binky

Seller Beware...

I posted this in Appraisals and now realize that it should have gone here.
From some of the replies and postings in that Forum it appears that my experience was not unique.
The same sort of thing...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,924
Posted By Binky

This rat's a**hole stands out because he has been...

This rat's a**hole stands out because he has been the only joker in the deck.
So I should add that over the years I have met just this ONE total jack-off -- and also countless wonderful young...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,924
Posted By Binky

Well, he still wanted to buy the bike at the full...

Well, he still wanted to buy the bike at the full price but when I did not sell it to him, he did get just a little bit snotty because he had driven to my home from Toronto (about 32 miles) to pull...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,924
Posted By Binky

He was pretty cute about how smart he is... and...

He was pretty cute about how smart he is... and then offered full price after I fixed the chain... but no.... I did not sell him the bike.
It was a nice Bianchi and I had initially underpriced it so...
Replies: 52
Views: 5,924
Posted By Binky

Seller BEWARE...

Seller BEWARE:
If you are selling a bike in Toronto please read this. A little while ago a guy replied to an ad I had for a decent Italian road bike I had for sale. He took it around the block for...
08-08-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 764,135
Posted By Binky

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just...

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just water-soluable dirt.... so the bike frame cleaned up over 95% with just a soft paint brush and a bucket of soapy water....
08-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 764,135
Posted By Binky

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

Before and after Allpro 12-speed...

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Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By Binky

I'm friendly with the local rubbish removal guy...

... and I wrench his old rigid steel all-terrain bike bike as needed, which is seldom because he works too much and rides too little.
Of course I don't charge him anything, except first refusal of...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By Binky

The Filthy Beast...

Kidz:

I have to share a few pictures of the laughably filthy and ugly 12-speed road bike I was given today.

It was classic AllPro 12-speed racer bought from K-Mart from the early 1980s. ...
07-15-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By Binky

I'm in Copenhagen...

.... and of course there is a VERY different bike culture here than there is back home in Canada. For one thing, bike riders are very much respected her and bikes take precedence over all other...
06-16-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 560,856
Posted By Binky

Black Beauty...

Black Beauty...https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1420x1243/2019_06_13_06_51_49_8c592daf9e10b6070efc468126d97d69affe0dc4.jpg...
Replies: 19
Views: 8,762
Posted By Binky

Are you still looking ?? There is some...

Are you still looking ??
There is some confusion about Miele Pegasus bikes.
Sources on the internet indicate that the bike was only built for two years, 1993 and 1994, but a search for Miele...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,527
Posted By Binky

Another Rescued Relic ... Vainqueur

Another Rescued Relic ... a baby-blue Vainqueur 10-speed for your enjoyment.

Nervar crank set, Simplex derailleurs & levers, SAMIR Saminox wheel set....

Made (where else ?) in Portugal !
...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,197
Posted By Binky

For your amusement: Jacques Anquetil Bike

For your amusement: a cheap little steel "Jacques Anquetil" mixte:

Mafac brakes with funny little levers, Simplex derailleurs, Rigida wheel set, & universal crank assembly.

I know its not worth...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,057
Posted By Binky

See if this does anything for you... My...

See if this does anything for you...

My wife is actually the relatively more rabid bike enthusiast, not me, and these are a few of her pictures.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,057
Posted By Binky

My tandem had the fancy front end as well. I...

My tandem had the fancy front end as well. I spent a month in Berlin, Dresden & Bad Schandau last year and saw a few Rixe bikes still in service, especially in Berlin, but no other Rixe tandems.

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