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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....
04-25-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,738
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: 26,115
Views: 3,639,738
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: 39,549
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: 39,549
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: 30,720
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: 30,720
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: 3,613
Views: 956,438
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: 2,896
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: 10,920
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: 445,907
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: 879,841
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: 52,277
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: 52,277
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: 52,277
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: 52,277
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: 956,438
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,696
Posted By browngw

Newer photos of the old Dilecta. Now five years...

Newer photos of the old Dilecta. Now five years in my ownership. I'm also five years older and have gone to an aged Brooks B17. Really comfortable on this bike. Now using Brooks bar tape tape on the...
02-04-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,496
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: 46,496
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: 8,146
Views: 2,553,257
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: 26,115
Views: 3,639,738
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....
01-06-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By browngw

Glad you enjoyed the post. Your comments are...

Glad you enjoyed the post. Your comments are appreciated. You and others will be happy to know that the bike was sold (at a discount) to a young student who works at my local shop. The owner has been...
12-20-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,640
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: 956,438
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: 26,115
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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: 55,665
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...
11-14-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,756
Posted By browngw

Does a grinder with a cut-off wheel pass as...

Does a grinder with a cut-off wheel pass as "wrenching"? This wretched Peugeot parts bike resisted all efforts to remove the cotters and I did want to save the frame. With goggles and grinder in...
11-05-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 956,438
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: 12,220
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: 956,438
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...
09-25-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,957
Posted By browngw

Have a look at this one. The Giant Revolt E+ just...

Have a look at this one. The Giant Revolt E+ just might be my next bike....
09-01-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,640
Posted By browngw

I'm not sure the CCM brochures were all that...

I'm not sure the CCM brochures were all that accurate. A known history original 1972 tube shifters I inherited from a friend and restored, always had down tube shifters yet the ad shows stem...
08-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By browngw

All three are in very good surviving condition...

All three are in very good surviving condition and have been fully serviced and wearables replaced. The Excalibur and Turismo will stay in my collection, but the Rossi has been offered for sale with...
08-06-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
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: 3,182
Views: 816,639
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,639
Posted By browngw

To each their own I guess. I would not be...

To each their own I guess. I would not be comfortable on that Raleigh at all. The bars tilting down like would not suit my old man style of riding. I seldom use the drops except to change position or...
06-08-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,639
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: 26,115
Views: 3,639,738
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: 2,562
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?...
06-03-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By browngw

The stem looks like it can be raised which helps...

The stem looks like it can be raised which helps immensely with these bikes I prefer the handle bars parallel with the ground. Most of my Brooks saddles tilt up at the nose with the exception of some...
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05-28-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By browngw

In 2017 I purchased a Felt DD70 for around $1250...

In 2017 I purchased a Felt DD70 for around $1250 CAD and have really liked it
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05-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,957
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...
05-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,640
Posted By browngw

Thanks T-Mar . I had figured that the rear...

Thanks T-Mar . I had figured that the rear derailleur was not the original as it was similar to an 80s Rossi I own. I think I have may have a spare Lark RD somewhere. I was hoping it was the Sun Tour...
05-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 60,640
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: 26,115
Views: 3,639,738
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: 7,360
Views: 3,208,757
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: 7,360
Views: 3,208,757
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: 5,075
Views: 563,756
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: 5,075
Views: 563,756
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....
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