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05-10-22, 09:27 PM
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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....
04-24-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
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: 351
Views: 38,986
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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03-03-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,470
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: 30,470
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
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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: 2,878
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: 143
Views: 10,853
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: 1,451
Views: 444,747
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: 2,515
Views: 878,306
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...
02-05-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 52,091
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: 52,091
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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02-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 52,091
Posted By browngw

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

My 1956 Royal Nord President. (Belgium)

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02-04-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,763
Posted By browngw

This 1977 Peugeot Tourist was rebuilt for the...

This 1977 Peugeot Tourist was rebuilt for the original owner over the last couple of months. It will be picked up Sunday by his brother who had it restored for him as a gift. Acquired two parts bikes...
02-04-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,220
Posted By browngw

The Dilecta brand dates way back to the end of...

The Dilecta brand dates way back to the end of the 19th century in Indrie Le Blanc France. Never imported to North America to my knowledge, this own was given to me by a friend who was living in...
02-02-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,220
Posted By browngw

1965 Dilecta LeBlanc. One of my favorite rides....

1965 Dilecta LeBlanc. One of my favorite rides. Candy apple red faded to pink. Rescued from fixed gear operation....
01-30-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8,132
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Posted By browngw

Starting to work on this old beast this week. It...

Starting to work on this old beast this week. It is a 1985 Raleigh Bighorn made in Canada and still has my LBS's sticker on it. Suntour shifted , but I have some Montech stuff I might use. I have...
01-07-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may...

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may have to find a new hobby. It just is what it is and the price will not go down. My LBS ordered and 8 months later got me some 27x1 1/4 tires at $24.99ea....
12-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,287
Posted By browngw

Riding the Turismo a bit this past summer brought...

Riding the Turismo a bit this past summer brought back lots of nostalgia. I'm sure its happy to be back on the road.
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12-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,763
Posted By browngw

markk900 It almost looks like it was removed by...

markk900 It almost looks like it was removed by prying it off. There is still a little metal from the two spot welds but no deforming of the tubes or grinding marks. It is the very good condition of...
12-04-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By browngw

I've just noticed that my English 3 speed...

I've just noticed that my English 3 speed inventory is pretty low. The 1971 Robin Hood and the 1956 Royal Nord President with English Brampton hub and shifter have to carry the flag for the time...
12-01-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,318
Posted By browngw

Black Raleigh Bighorn with bullmoose bars...

Black Raleigh Bighorn with bullmoose bars (Canadian) will hopefully get some love this winter. I have ridden it some and it's a fun bike. It was a donation from an estate. The existing Sun Tour works...
11-05-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,763
Posted By browngw

Another Euro-spec Peugeot from the seventies has...

Another Euro-spec Peugeot from the seventies has found its way to One Browns Lane. This one is in very good original condition with the exception of the removed braze-on for the DT Simplex shifter....
10-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,176
Posted By browngw

The rain too, will pass, I'm sure. It was nice...

The rain too, will pass, I'm sure. It was nice meeting you and your wife yesterday. Ride safe!
10-09-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,763
Posted By browngw

A friend asked me to refurbish his brother's old...

A friend asked me to refurbish his brother's old Peugeot as it has been sitting derelict for years in his garage. The bike will be presented to him as a gift whenever I get it completed. We are not...
08-06-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By browngw

T-Mar has explained a lot of the details....

T-Mar has explained a lot of the details. Surprising the seat tube is also steel as well as the fork. Mine was given to me by a good friend who acquired the bike new as the owner of the CTC store....
06-09-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 813,288
Posted By browngw

I think its's time for you to leave it alone and...

I think its's time for you to leave it alone and not tell anyone to switch to flat bars. Do you realize how condescending you sound?
06-08-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 813,288
Posted By browngw

Bikes seem to come and go at One Browns Lane....

Bikes seem to come and go at One Browns Lane. Many have been sold during the pandemic bike drought but some of my favourites still have a home here. This includes the 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc from...
06-03-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

That's not wacky at all! I added green Bluemels...

That's not wacky at all! I added green Bluemels to this yellow Favorit this spring and it sold for $225! Painted the plastic pump green too....
06-03-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,548
Posted By browngw

I have one bike with them and they belong there...

I have one bike with them and they belong there and I like and use them when appropriate. Hmm, I wonder how they would work with disc brakes?...
05-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By browngw

My wife and I both have 2019 Giant Lafrees'. I'm...

My wife and I both have 2019 Giant Lafrees'. I'm the same size as you and the large fits me perfectly. Excellent choice for us. Relatively light (53lbs), 2.35" x26 tires and excellent bicycle feel. I...
05-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,287
Posted By browngw

Another Elite (this time in my size) has found a...

Another Elite (this time in my size) has found a home at One Browns Lane. Believed to be a 1974 and seen lots of use but complete and rideable. Most likely a project for next winter. Picked up a nice...
05-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

[QUOTE=bazil4696;22059995]I have been an...

[QUOTE=bazil4696;22059995]I have been an enthusiastic fan of vintage 3 speeds for a long time and have had many versions pass through my hands. Mostly Raleighs and their offspring, such as Eaton's...
05-13-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,192,662
Posted By browngw

Made from a Raleigh Canada produced 1987 Renegade...

Made from a Raleigh Canada produced 1987 Renegade Ranger ATB my first drop bar conversion was done solely with vintage parts I had lying around. Its versatility and fun factor set the stage for...
05-13-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,192,662
Posted By browngw

The 1995 Norco Katmandu recently sold very...

The 1995 Norco Katmandu recently sold very quickly. Advertised on Kijiji for just over 24 hours and sold at asking. Sad to see it go but this makes three drop bar MTBs that I have sold in as many...
05-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,546
Posted By browngw

Considering that there has never been much love...

Considering that there has never been much love for the "daringly different" flying doorstop and I have wrenched on it many times over the years, here are a couple of shots. I saved it from a...
05-11-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,546
Posted By browngw

Started the long process from "garden bike" to...

Started the long process from "garden bike" to rider. A 1946 Cleveland Welding Company RoadMaster. Scraping off the garden red and iron oxide red....
05-07-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

I had a bottle of 75W90 gear oil for the manual...

I had a bottle of 75W90 gear oil for the manual transmission on my Triumph TR7. It works great in those pedals. I don\t like how small and fragile they feel, but people at the swap meet like them to...
04-30-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,541,405
Posted By browngw

A couple of "Raleighs in Canada" came my way...

A couple of "Raleighs in Canada" came my way today. A good friend had the unfortunate task of cleaning up a family property. Not wanting to see these two scrapped he brought them over. One is a made...
Forum: Touring
04-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 75,032
Posted By browngw

Automatic Transmission fluid (ATF) is a good sub...

Automatic Transmission fluid (ATF) is a good sub for chain lube. It cleans well and leaves a very thin film with excellent lubrication qualities.
04-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,333
Posted By browngw

Over the last 12 years I have built three very...

Over the last 12 years I have built three very different "gravel" bikes for myself. All worked very well for the intended purpose of riding rail trails and taking on camping trips....
04-17-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By browngw

Canadian Content

While getting some of my bikes out of winter storage, these three very "blue" bikes were kind of sitting together so I grabbed a camera to take a few photos. The 1972 CCM Turismo was restored over...
04-15-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I...

I have used stainless shift cables many times. I usually use a a small (1" diameter) stone in my bench drill press to size the end and finish with a file.
04-15-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By browngw

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The...

The 1979 and 1977 Canadian sold models. The non-chain case 1977 was sold at the Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show in 2018. The decals on the 77 were actually better than SWAT....
04-04-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 38,986
Posted By browngw

As a few others have done, I'll show my more...

As a few others have done, I'll show my more modern green bike, my cherished 2014 Salsa Vaya purchased new as my dream bike. The green colour really caught my eye and a test ride cemented the deal.
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03-31-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 38,986
Posted By browngw

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord...

Time for an updated shot of the 1956 Royal Nord President, now wearing an apple green Brooks B17....
03-30-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 169,522
Posted By browngw

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me...

The gentleman who gave me my SHS271 also gave me the early Dura Ace stuff he had in boxes to put on the bike and never needed to. I sold it separately for almost as much as the bike! My neighbour...
03-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,561
Posted By browngw

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits...

In the long run I just buy a Brooks that suits the bike and admire how good it feels and looks. I just tried a perfect looking Czech saddle recently and it will never be supportive or shaped the way...
03-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,425
Posted By browngw

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real"...

Thou art forgiven for modern steel. My "real" bike is a very comfortable 2014 Salsa Vaya with a triple Sora setup running 700x38c tires with fenders. I bought it new as it captured my idea of an...
03-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 47,109
Posted By browngw

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new...

Mine is completed and ready to ride in its new yellow and green livery.
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