Contact Info

To contact me:

John Zeni
Gurnee, IL

Email works best:

Phone: 262-498-5311
I do not answer phone after 9:00 pm Central Time so leave a message if after.


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  2. Hi there! Your website is addicting. I'm barely starting out with bicycle restoration. I think I found a role model! LOL, What would be the best way to communicate with you?

    Thank you in advance!

  3. Hi John,
    I need your help...I need to know the celeste Bianchi color about a bicycle with alloy frame early years 2000. It's a M alloy pro and the paint is pearly and glossy.
    The frame is mine and it has some scratches and the paint is blown away. So I would like to try to restore with a little brush.
    Can you help me to say to me the right code..or very similar code to make a right celeste color? Thanks a lot.
    P.S. My enail is

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  5. I am about to embark on restoration of a 1950 Raleigh ( made in England) but see no way to remove rust and repaint without damaging some lettering and logos, all of which are original to the bike. Any tips? Thank you for your time.

  6. I am going to restore my tour easy i am needing graphics fot the name and headbadge

  7. I am going to restore my tour easy i am needing graphics fot the name and headbadge

  8. Hi love your bikes, I need your help, I want to change out my Astabula crank for a Compagnolo or Nervar crank set, I would like to know the dimension of a 1972 Schwinn Super Sport bottom bracket diameter.and if you would know or recommend the necessary parts I need to change the crank set.
    thank you very much
    Stephan Werick

  9. Hi John, Thank you so much for documenting how you restore classic bicycles. I am looking at doing my Trek 620 that looks like yours (before doing up!)what is the before and after value of a Trek 620? I am in the UK. Best wishes Robert

    1. Hi there, came across your website and its pretty informational which i like. Do you know where i could get either a identical Rear Derailleur for a schwinn prelude, its the exact model you restored or one that will produce the same function? Somebody broke mine.

  10. I also own a 1993 Raleigh Technium Super Course. Over the years, I have upgraded the wheels, entire component group set, seat, headset, and handlebars so that only the frame is original. I love the turquoise and black color combination on the frame. The frame is is good condition, but the paint is peeling, scratched, and faded in some areas, the decals are fading and peeling a little, and there is a little rust under the bottom bracket. The original Raleigh badge is on the bike, but it is a little loose. I would like to restore the frame to its original factory condition. Here is a link to the picture of a Raleigh that looks much like mine when I first bought it

  11. Where can I get touch-up pain for the mid-1980s red Pro Miyata?