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08-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,227
Posted By camjr

Nice! I still ride the hell out of my 2013 2.1...

Nice! I still ride the hell out of my 2013 2.1 (blue)
08-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 38,594
Posted By camjr

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08-08-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

Out for a pre-dawn ride on the '76 Motobecane...

Out for a pre-dawn ride on the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. I left the house at 5:45am to beat the Texas heat. Great ride until the big red wasp hit and stuck to the inside of my left knee and...
06-17-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,423
Posted By camjr

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's...

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's already very comfortable. My 225 pounds is apparently speeding the break-in process along.
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06-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By camjr

I knew nothing about the history of these bikes...

I knew nothing about the history of these bikes and components. This thread was a nice learning experience. Thanks all!
06-12-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,814
Posted By camjr

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06-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By camjr

I put the plain old Schwalbe Marathons on my Fuji...

I put the plain old Schwalbe Marathons on my Fuji Absolute and they handle everthing well. No problem at all on any surface. YMMV, but they're bulletproof.
06-10-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By camjr

There are enough "porta-potties" in areas around...

There are enough "porta-potties" in areas around me where that's never really an issue. I ride a lot of Corps of Engineers park land roads, and there are bathroom and water facilities there but...
06-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,406
Posted By camjr

I'll typically only ride off the saddle on...

I'll typically only ride off the saddle on steeper climbs. In my part of Texas, they're usually few and far between, and short. I'm breaking in a new Brooks B17 and thought I would be standing on...
06-10-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,272
Posted By camjr

Very nice. I love seeing your bikes. The accents...

Very nice. I love seeing your bikes. The accents and personal touches are always spot on.

Cheers.
06-10-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,560
Posted By camjr

I went to my favorite, long standing LBS the...

I went to my favorite, long standing LBS the other day simply to get a new bottle cage simply because I wanted chrome or silver over my current black one. Sold out of all bottle cages, bikes, and...
Forum: BMX
06-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By camjr

Very early 80's. First on a blue Mongoose with...

Very early 80's. First on a blue Mongoose with Motomags, later replaced with Tuff II's, then a chrome Supergoose with Z-Rims.

Cheers.
06-09-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By camjr

It's mostly about the engine, not the bike...

It's mostly about the engine, not the bike (although getting the fit right will make a big difference as stated above). The Escape (or Fuji Absolute, or Trek FX, etc.) are all relatively quick...
06-09-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By camjr

The easiest way is to go to Trek's website and...

The easiest way is to go to Trek's website and look on the bottom of the home page under Support. Bike companies often have model archives or catalog archives. You should be able to match it up on...
06-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By camjr

It's a bit of an older thread, but here is my...

It's a bit of an older thread, but here is my 1976 Grand Touring as it currently sits (yeah, it's not drive side, but it's a nice shot). It's a fantastic ride and gets between 50-75 miles a week.
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06-08-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 38,594
Posted By camjr

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06-07-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,941
Posted By camjr

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06-06-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

I hit the road before dawn this morning to beat...

I hit the road before dawn this morning to beat the North Texas heat. No wind at all, but the humidity was brutal, although it was quite comfortable as long as I was moving. I stopped for a...
06-05-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,440
Posted By camjr

I bought a new pair of RayBan prescription...

I bought a new pair of RayBan prescription Clubmasters, and use the just replaced pair of prescription Bolle' aviators. I tend to ride in the replaced pair and have for years. For pre-dawn rides, I...
06-04-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,414
Views: 2,506,058
Posted By camjr

I decided to take a few days off work, and...

I decided to take a few days off work, and decided to break out the Camelbak for a mid day ride in the heat on the Motobecane GT. 98 degree heat index at 1pm. Still better than the air conditioning...
06-04-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

I decided to take a few days off work, and broke...

I decided to take a few days off work, and broke out the Camelbak for a mid day ride in the heat on the Motobecane GT. 98 degree heat index at 1pm. Still better than the air conditioning and sitting...
06-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23,061
Views: 2,614,521
Posted By camjr

With some patina and wooden accessories...

With some patina and wooden accessories...
06-03-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,598
Posted By camjr

I'm looking forward to watching the progress of...

I'm looking forward to watching the progress of this one.
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 191,051
Posted By camjr

I love seeing stuff like that on my rides,...

I love seeing stuff like that on my rides, knowing people have left a little token to mark their visit to remote places.
06-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By camjr

The best thing I did was to remove the computer...

The best thing I did was to remove the computer from the bars. I felt like I was always looking down and trying to push for higher speeds, longer distance, etc. Now I just turn on the phone app for...
06-03-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By camjr

My back pain improved dramatically when I started...

My back pain improved dramatically when I started doing a stretching routine in the shower every morning that opens up my upper back and shoulders, and then stretches my lower back and hamstrings. ...
06-03-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 778,044
Posted By camjr

My Motobecane Grand Touring with a fresh Brooks...

My Motobecane Grand Touring with a fresh Brooks B17, Brooks microfiber bar tape, and a new, shorter reach quill stem from Origin8.
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06-03-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 778,044
Posted By camjr

Nice. There is a guy I often see on my rides...

Nice. There is a guy I often see on my rides around here north of DFW, Texas that rides a similar looking Guerciotti.
06-03-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,588
Posted By camjr

Lewisville, Texas ...

Lewisville, Texas

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06-03-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By camjr

I would still start with a long established bike...

I would still start with a long established bike shop that has experience in older bikes and have them take a shot of "adjusting" the bent fork and build it back for you as the earlier post...
06-02-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By camjr

Wow. Glad you're on the mend. Those were a...

Wow. Glad you're on the mend. Those were a couple of tough ones! My recent example was nowhere near your experiences, but I had to ride a short 3 miles home after a crash on Saturday. Luckily, no...
06-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25,414
Views: 2,506,058
Posted By camjr

A couple of days late, but crashed on a ride...

A couple of days late, but crashed on a ride Saturday (grass clippings on a curve, and I wasn't paying attention). Luckily I ended up in the grass and weeds before I hit the ground. No road rash, no...
06-02-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 38,594
Posted By camjr

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06-01-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,941
Posted By camjr

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05-31-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

Yesterday's ride sucked. Didn't feel well, wasn't...

Yesterday's ride sucked. Didn't feel well, wasn't focused, and went down when the front wheel hit grass clippings on a curve. Luckily, I regained control long enough to exit the pavement before going...
05-27-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,814
Posted By camjr

It was spec'd for Wienmann center-pulls but came...

It was spec'd for Wienmann center-pulls but came from the shop with the DiaCompe Gran Compe side-pull brakes - I know my father didn't change any of the components back in the day. No issues with...
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,814
Posted By camjr

It's a 1976 French made Motobecane Grand Touring....

It's a 1976 French made Motobecane Grand Touring. Vitus 172 frame. All original apart from the consumables, stem, and saddle. My father purchased it new in 1976, rode it for a while, and hung it from...
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,423
Posted By camjr

I installed my first Brooks B17 saddle a few days...

I installed my first Brooks B17 saddle a few days ago and took my first ride on it yesterday after work. I had already treated with Proofide when I received it before I put it on the bike along with...
05-21-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 614,109
Posted By camjr

I just added a Brooks B17 saddle and microfiber...

I just added a Brooks B17 saddle and microfiber bar tape to the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. Comfortable right out of the box!
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05-21-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,814
Posted By camjr

I just added a Brooks B17 and microfiber bar tape...

I just added a Brooks B17 and microfiber bar tape to the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. The nice thing about being 225 pounds is that the break in time for the saddle is sped along!
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05-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 713,534
Posted By camjr

My '76 Moto GT in it's current state. ...

My '76 Moto GT in it's current state.

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05-19-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 38,113
Posted By camjr

I installed the new Brooks B17 saddle and...

I installed the new Brooks B17 saddle and microfiber bar tape on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. I also took the opportunity to install a shorter reach stem. I think the saddle and tape look better...
05-19-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 778,044
Posted By camjr

I installed the new Brooks B17 saddle and...

I installed the new Brooks B17 saddle and microfiber bar tape on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. I also took the opportunity to install a shorter reach stem. I think the saddle and tape look better...
05-17-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,359
Posted By camjr

Birthday presents from the lovely Mrs. Camjr for...

Birthday presents from the lovely Mrs. Camjr for the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring!
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05-10-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

Up and out before dawn this morning on the '76...

Up and out before dawn this morning on the '76 Moto GT. I wanted to get into the lake when dawn was breaking. Riding up to the west side of the lake gives me some great sunrises.
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05-06-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By camjr

Here's my '76 Grand Touring. It's a great ride....

Here's my '76 Grand Touring. It's a great ride. Love this bike.

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05-05-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

I took the '76 Moto GT out for a quick 21 miles...

I took the '76 Moto GT out for a quick 21 miles after work today. I can't think of the last time we had a stout north wind this late in the year in DFW. It certainly made the return leg easier.
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05-05-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,227
Posted By camjr

My 2013 Absolute 2.1 as it currently sits after...

My 2013 Absolute 2.1 as it currently sits after thousands of miles. Yes, it's dirty but I washed it a few days ago.

I've been riding my vintage Motobecane Grand Touring a lot more lately, but I...
05-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,617
Posted By camjr

I'm a head shaver, and wear a "doo-rag" under my...

I'm a head shaver, and wear a "doo-rag" under my Giro helmet.

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05-03-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15,847
Views: 1,634,734
Posted By camjr

20 very hot, humid, and WINDY miles in North...

20 very hot, humid, and WINDY miles in North Texas today on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring....
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