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07-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

The N+1 problem running completely out of...

The N+1 problem running completely out of control. One of three loads of vintage, antique and mountain bikes to arrive at my door step (not all my bikes)......
07-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,222
Posted By randyjawa

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200416_202207_2__bb1b88ff6cc701a10260e78472591fc3c53642b8.jpgOne more needs my hand
To reach old roads of our land
Adds youth to...
07-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

I buy bikes I don't need and have no room to...

I buy bikes I don't need and have no room to store all the time. The medical term for this condition is N+1 (N being the number of bikes that you already own and 1 the one you are about to buy). It...
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By randyjawa

There were some entry level Merckx made and I...

There were some entry level Merckx made and I have been lucky (poor choice of word perhaps) enough to view one in the flesh, so to speak. The one I saw was a step through model and definitely had...
07-21-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 515
Posted By randyjawa

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this...

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this sort of thing quite often. If not hung up as original it becomes just another mountain bike, in my opinion.
07-20-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By randyjawa

My offer was legit and not intended to come...

My offer was legit and not intended to come across as sarcastic. I like to learn when I can and share information when I am sure that I know what I am talking about. That said, in this "more for...
07-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, the tires are Panaracers (700c x 28 - my...

Yes, the tires are Panaracers (700c x 28 - my preferred size these days) and in great shape. My guess is the original owner (I am the second owner) had them installed not long ago and then rode the...
07-18-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By randyjawa

Silver is good and black it too. But, when...

Silver is good and black it too. But, when fenders are the issue, I am partial a color that matches the bike......
07-18-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,848
Posted By randyjawa

My newest wrenching canvas, an old all chrome...

My newest wrenching canvas, an old all chrome Torpado that I bought yesterday......
07-18-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By randyjawa

You do not have to remove the hoods to change...

You do not have to remove the hoods to change cables or wrap your bars. And, those hoods do come up for sale on Ebay every so often.

The cables will come out of the levers/bodies through the...
07-18-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,764
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick 120d... ...

1958 Rabeneick 120d...
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1969 Atala Professional......
07-18-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By randyjawa

The "shiny as a new penny" is a very old saying...

The "shiny as a new penny" is a very old saying intended to suggest great "bling". And for what it is worth, I actually have a silver penny or two, that I found in a bag of vintage coins when...
07-17-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By randyjawa

As Goldielocks said - "this one is just right." ...

As Goldielocks said - "this one is just right." Luck was with me today.
07-17-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado #9 - All Chrome - Gian Robert...

Though not positive, I am pretty sure that this is my ninth Torpado, several LUXE models, one lesser model and a Torpado Super Racing or something like that. Anyway, I could not resist this little...
07-17-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By randyjawa

There are three relatively easy ways to go. ...

There are three relatively easy ways to go.

Thumb shifters from a mountain bike (these will work on any kind of handlebar, I just chose to change bars)......
07-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By randyjawa

I hear you and fully understand. Sometimes, we at...

I hear you and fully understand. Sometimes, we at Bike Forums, tend to under sell the problems with fixing up old bikes. I have built a few, over the years, and not one of them has actually been...
07-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,132
Posted By randyjawa

I am in my seventh decade and throwing a leg over...

I am in my seventh decade and throwing a leg over my bike can prove difficult. However, throwing my leg over or off of the bike, when my ride is over, is darn near impossible (and painful)......
07-16-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By randyjawa

You are about to embark on a real learning...

You are about to embark on a real learning exercise. For example, you say - "Yea rust removal won't be hard I'm sure I can dis and reassemble it. Whether riding or selling - clean stuff is worth much...
07-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 984
Posted By randyjawa

That Peugeot Mixte would cost a great deal to...

That Peugeot Mixte would cost a great deal to properly restore (way more than you could sell it for). If would also cost a fair amount just to get it road worthy and safe to ride. Again, the result...
07-16-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By randyjawa

This is how I deal with the wrap with no hoods...

This is how I deal with the wrap with no hoods problem......
07-12-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,132
Posted By randyjawa

No bike brand has ever come up to the standard...

No bike brand has ever come up to the standard offered me by Marinoni. Perhaps it is my Canadian bias but every single Marinoni has proved to be a cut above the other bikes that I have owned and I...
Replies: 77
Views: 4,360
Posted By randyjawa

This bike is the same quality level as the OP's...

This bike is the same quality level as the OP's but mine is fully rebuilt and refurbished and I can't get half of what the OP thinks his entry level steed is worth......
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By randyjawa

Though I am no expert on items like panniers (or...

Though I am no expert on items like panniers (or much of anything else, for that matter), $65 seems high to me even if they include all the mounting hardware. Generally, in my area, a similar set,...
07-06-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By randyjawa

Moulton_Space_Frame_Bike - Looks Really Nice...

This just came up for sale in my area for $1500.00. If anyone is interested, I am willing to investigate and facilitate......
07-06-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By randyjawa

At my age, the hardest thing for me to do when...

At my age, the hardest thing for me to do when riding is clearing the saddle when I want to get off of the bike. I will try the over the handlebar dismount. Looks to be easier that going through...
07-05-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By randyjawa

Much easier to sell the complete bike, in my...

Much easier to sell the complete bike, in my opinion. Parting out usually means stuck with some items.
07-05-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By randyjawa

I did not sand these but used a polishing wheel,...

I did not sand these but used a polishing wheel, and polishing paste on cloth wheels, to achieve this result. Took me about ten minutes per hub...

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07-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By randyjawa

I use extra strenght Eazy-Off oven cleaner. Smear...

I use extra strenght Eazy-Off oven cleaner. Smear it on. Wait five minutes max and wipe it off. Completely. Repeat until you get down to bare alloy all over. Wash in warm soapy water thoroughly to...
07-03-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By randyjawa

Is this in the correct forum? I am known to put...

Is this in the correct forum? I am known to put stuff in the wrong forum, from time to time. The kind moderators are always good enough to move the threads for me.
07-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By randyjawa

I just took this one from an early seventies...

I just took this one from an early seventies Falcon. It is listed on Ebay for $25.00 but yours for $15.00 + shipping if you are interested. My guess would be about $15 to ship......
07-01-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,850
Posted By randyjawa

Hey, Kurt, I could not agree more. I use the...

Hey, Kurt, I could not agree more. I use the term street restored in the same fashion as you use the term restomodded. Neither really means much of anything, other than not restored. As for...
06-25-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned both a Grand Record and a Grand...

I have owned both a Grand Record and a Grand Jubilee. The Grand Record was a wonderful handling bicycle and the Grand Jubilee was just about as good. Put another way, I would jump at the chance to...
06-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,876
Posted By randyjawa

I won't say that I know much about the OP's bike...

I won't say that I know much about the OP's bike other than it is nothing exotic or high end. I recently restored a Rabeneick 120d, a top of the line racing/touring bike of German origin. The OP's...
06-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned several Brooks saddles and two, both...

I have owned several Brooks saddles and two, both B17 models, were very comfortable right out of the box. Any other models did require some break-in (500 miles or so) to achieve that same level of...
06-23-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By randyjawa

Cotton bar wrap would be just right and period...

Cotton bar wrap would be just right and period correct for your Legnano. Looks great but the wrap I used was not Gaslo, Cat Eye probably but certainly satisfies my restorative needs. This tape or and...
06-18-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I bit the bullet and just ordered, through...

Well, I bit the bullet and just ordered, through Ebay, a brand new 25.4mm Kalloy seat post from a Canadian supplier. Should be here in less than a year:-)...
06-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By randyjawa

I gave up on straps and traps long ago. These...

I gave up on straps and traps long ago. These days it is SPD or nothing. Coupled with mountain bike shoes, the system is as close to perfect as I have found. They are fitted to all of my bikes, from...
06-16-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By randyjawa

I just got a set of 105 shifters that I do not...

I just got a set of 105 shifters that I do not need. They are the rare ones with black tape on them......
06-16-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,812
Posted By randyjawa

Steel isn't real and... My modern bike's...

Steel isn't real and...

My modern bike's ride quality is better...
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06-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By randyjawa

Were those bikes mine, I would start with the...

Were those bikes mine, I would start with the less aggressive approach - Mother's Cleaning Wax, to see if that achieves the results that I seek. Polishing compound would be next on my list but only...
06-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By randyjawa

I would recommend looking on Craigslist for a...

I would recommend looking on Craigslist for a vintage road bike that you like the look of and that fits. Naming anything special is not really important since your goal is not anything special. ...
06-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By randyjawa

If you truly enjoy what you are spending money...

If you truly enjoy what you are spending money on, it can't really be considered over spending, in my opinion. Mrs. Me might see it differently.

Rare is the time that I have invested too much in...
06-07-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By randyjawa

When cleaning up a zig zaged seat post, it is...

When cleaning up a zig zaged seat post, it is important maintain round. Put another way, as you file, sand and polish the post, take the time, using a set of Vernier calipers to ensure that the post...
06-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By randyjawa

I realize that there is no question but a very...

I realize that there is no question but a very bad idea, in my opinion. The extra strain on the seat tube lug and seat tube itself would deter me in a heart beat.
06-07-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By randyjawa

It is not too difficult to go from this... ...

It is not too difficult to go from this...
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...to this......
06-07-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By randyjawa

First, though I do not have one at the moment, I...

First, though I do not have one at the moment, I am a fan of vintage French bicycles, having owned, restored and ridden Peugeot, Jeunet, Motobecane, LeJeune and... My favorite had to be either my...
06-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By randyjawa

I try to keep all but one of my bikes (I have...

I try to keep all but one of my bikes (I have five now) spotless. There is one that I do not care about keeping clean, the Bianchi that I keep and ride in Jamaica. Mall dust is impossible to keep off...
06-05-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By randyjawa

The bike is pending to the first person to agree...

The bike is pending to the first person to agree to purchase. I sent him the cost to ship and if he agrees, then the deal is done. There are two more interested buyers at the moment and as for...
06-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By randyjawa

58cm Daccordi Frame and fork plus Campy stuff - $100.00

Before getting too far into this offer, take the time to read this link regarding the bike's appraisal value...
06-03-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,931
Posted By randyjawa

Where's the white garage door? Stupid me...

Where's the white garage door?

Stupid me passed on grabbing this from the dump one day. I do wish that I had picked it up......
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