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07-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
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)......
Replies: 14
Views: 142
Posted By randyjawa

Obviously a Peugeot and, for me, the big PX10...

Obviously a Peugeot and, for me, the big PX10 clue is the chrome plated socks, on the fork and the stays.
Replies: 14
Views: 142
Posted By randyjawa

The non-fancy lugs are indicative of a slightly...

The non-fancy lugs are indicative of a slightly higher end PX10 and the stem is not original to the bike. The positive slope stem was, most likely, installed to improve rider comfort.
07-22-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,216
Posted By randyjawa

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

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To reach old roads of our land
Adds youth to...
07-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
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: 14
Views: 142
Posted By randyjawa

The bike is Peugeot's top of the line PX10 a...

The bike is Peugeot's top of the line PX10 a wonderful and highly collectable bike that offers really good ride quality. At the asking price, it is a great deal. Were it my size and in my area, I...
07-22-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By randyjawa

Only one Torpado has ever come my way wearing a...

Only one Torpado has ever come my way wearing a tubing decal, my Torpado Professional. Does any body have a proper fork for this bike..?
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07-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By randyjawa

Very nice of you to say so but, to be honest, I...

Very nice of you to say so but, to be honest, I just keep running across them. I do, however, really like the chrome windowed lug work...

Most of my Torpados, and that number is approaching...
07-21-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By randyjawa

Not so long ago, I bought a boxed SRAM chain for...

Not so long ago, I bought a boxed SRAM chain for one of my bikes. To be honest, I can't remember if it was for my Rabineick or my Torpado. Regardless, that boxed chain (by boxed, I mean sold in a...
07-21-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By randyjawa

And there is no reason not to take it for a ride,...

And there is no reason not to take it for a ride, now and then. Again, original would earn my vote and this wall hanger of mine does see the road every once in a while, but not very often......
Replies: 22
Views: 520
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: 505
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By randyjawa

25.4 and 26.4 are the seat post sizes and they...

25.4 and 26.4 are the seat post sizes and they are proper fits as nearly as I can tell. Not liking the Old School saddle clamp assembly I opted to buy a new indexed alloy seat post for my recent...
07-20-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By randyjawa

I have never found a Suteki that blew my kilt up....

I have never found a Suteki that blew my kilt up. A good bike? For the OP's intended purpose, a perfect bike. Not to expensive and probably not a thief magnet (that does not mean that it will not...
07-20-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado Lesson and Learning...

Three Torpado road bikes have come my way in the past year. This one is an entry level steed sporting a 25.4mm seat post......
07-20-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
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...
07-20-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By randyjawa

I have three or four sets of older tape (had it...

I have three or four sets of older tape (had it for years), I would be happy to mic the thickness for you if you feel it would be a help. I found a new way to wrap handlebars and get perfect results...
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By randyjawa

The OP's bike is one of my favorites, a...

The OP's bike is one of my favorites, a Motobecane Grand Record. Really nice find and, for what it is worth, mine was in original condition and sported Dura Ace brakes also. Sorry, I no longer have...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,041
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned more than one Canadian built Cambio...

I have owned more than one Canadian built Cambio Rino and found them to be unimpressive in the quality and ride departments. I did own one from Italy and it was, indeed, a cut above the Canadian made...
07-18-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, but only to someone who needs chrome rims to...

Yes, but only to someone who needs chrome rims to complete a restoration.

From a use and ride quality point of view, no. Steel rims are heavy and negatively impact the lively feel on any bicycle....
07-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
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: 15
Views: 293
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By randyjawa

Yes, there is a bit more to it. The picture...

Yes, there is a bit more to it. The picture shows the clamp stuff held in place with a bit of Styrofoam. I use silicone seal to hold the loose bits and pieces in place. Once dry, you can remove...
07-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By randyjawa

I do remember your initial vintage appraisal. My...

I do remember your initial vintage appraisal. My hope was to nail the exact year the bike was made. Your comments, this time, narrow the gap and help me. Thanks you. Also, in another thread you...
07-18-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 429,669
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, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By randyjawa

You probably can't go big ring to big cog because...

You probably can't go big ring to big cog because your chain is not long enough to do so. That said, I agree with avoid cross chaining. Cross chaining does put unnecessary strain/wear on the chain...
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: 1,753
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: 249
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By randyjawa

How about these... ...

How about these...
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Take offs and never used. Great shape and very...
07-17-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
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: 249
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By randyjawa

Short of Brifters, my absolute favorite shifter...

Short of Brifters, my absolute favorite shifter are these indexed Barcons that I installed on my Jamaica Bianchi. They work flawlessly and are very easy (safe) to use. Mine are seven speed but...
07-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By randyjawa

Actually, I totally agree with this. A point...

Actually, I totally agree with this. A point well taken.
07-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By randyjawa

Not nearly as much as vintage dried bike paint:-)...

Not nearly as much as vintage dried bike paint:-)

Seriously, I don't see an upside here. I would not spend a moment of my time on such a project, but that is just me. Of course, if it really is...
07-17-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By randyjawa

$300? Perhaps if it is in as good a condition as...

$300? Perhaps if it is in as good a condition as it appears to be. If, however, it needs tires, or cables or brake pads or handlebar tape, then $300 is too much. That said, it is a really cool...
07-17-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By randyjawa

That picture might be a help in locating my...

That picture might be a help in locating my serial number. I am willing to bet that the serial number, on my Marinoni, is hidden under the derailleur guide bracket which is screwed to the underside...
07-17-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By randyjawa

I have looked high and low and everywhere in...

I have looked high and low and everywhere in between and there is no serial number on my Marinoni, unless it happens to be on the underside of the bottom bracket shell and hidden by the shifter...
07-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By randyjawa

@ Brad L... If you are using cloth tape,...

@ Brad L...

If you are using cloth tape, locate the levers where you want them and then secure the lever clamps in place with PVC tape. Remove the levers and then wrap the bars with the tape. ...
07-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 968
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 243
Posted By randyjawa

@ Amocat233 I really have no idea of the...

@ Amocat233

I really have no idea of the exact vintage nor the model. So many bikes were coming my way, in those days, that only the high end exotic stuff got much of my attention. By so many...
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 968
Posted By randyjawa

"Also, I hear the "problem with french parts"...

"Also, I hear the "problem with french parts" discussion all the time - on a bike boom era bike I believe the only "parts issue" you might have is bottom bracket cups." Really, lots of these Simplex...
07-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 243
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned two or three Favorit road bikes, one...

I have owned two or three Favorit road bikes, one of which was close to mint original condition. All were made from non-exotic tube sets. All were heavy. And all were fitted with components branded...
07-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,112
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: 968
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: 968
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: 398
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......
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By randyjawa

Just Google Raleigh Uptown Bicycle and there is...

Just Google Raleigh Uptown Bicycle and there is plenty of information. You will get this page...
07-15-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By randyjawa

Make sure that they tread easily before...

Make sure that they tread easily before attempting to install into the handlebar. Snug slightly, insert and tighten. This system has always worked for me...
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