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08-18-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By camjr

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08-18-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 647,588
Posted By camjr

Current state of my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring...

Current state of my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
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08-18-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,639
Views: 578,597
Posted By camjr

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. My father...

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. My father purchased it new, and I pulled it down from the ceiling hooks it hadn't moved from since 1982 about a year ago, replaced all the consumables, and started...
08-18-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,850
Posted By camjr

Here is my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring after a...

Here is my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring after a complete teardown, spindle and bearing replacement in the French threaded bottom bracket, derailleur and brake cleaning and rebuild, headset and hub...
08-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By camjr

My 1976 GT is a great ride. My father bought it...

My 1976 GT is a great ride. My father bought it new, and I resurrected it about a little over a year ago after it had been hanging from ceiling hooks since 1982. I appreciate the bike for both the...
Forum: Texas
08-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By camjr

I ride the trail that parallels the DCTA Rail...

I ride the trail that parallels the DCTA Rail from Lewisville to Denton every couple of weekends. Most times, we leave early from Lewisville, ride to Denton to breakfast tacos and a beer, and ride...
08-06-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,875
Posted By camjr

I tend to patch a tube once. Tubes are cheap.

I tend to patch a tube once. Tubes are cheap.
08-02-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,992
Posted By camjr

Looks like a nice ride. Put it to use!

Looks like a nice ride. Put it to use!
08-02-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13,992
Views: 1,256,918
Posted By camjr

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!
08-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By camjr

Nice find! I've got a 1976 Motobecane Grand...

Nice find! I've got a 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring I resurrected last year and the ride is smoooooooooooth...

Cheers!
08-01-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By camjr

For your uses, that Fuji is a nice option. Ride...

For your uses, that Fuji is a nice option. Ride it, and if it fits and feels good, run with it.

I've got a 2013 Absolute 2.1 with Alivo RD and Altus FD, and it's been bulletproof and smooth.
07-29-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,718
Posted By camjr

Suntour V-GT Luxe on my 1976 Motobecane Grand...

Suntour V-GT Luxe on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring.
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07-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,911
Posted By camjr

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.
07-22-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

It's not especially difficult for me. I've been...

It's not especially difficult for me. I've been getting up for work early my entire life. I can't sleep late to save my life even if I wanted to. Besides, I have to ride early this time of year to...
07-20-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

Here are a couple of sunrise pics taken during my...

Here are a couple of sunrise pics taken during my early 20 mile ride this morning up to Lewisville Lake north of Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas....
07-20-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,409
Views: 2,179,831
Posted By camjr

2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 with Schwalbe Marathon...

2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 with Schwalbe Marathon reflective tires before my pre-dawn ride this morning. If the drivers can't see me, they aren't paying attention......
07-17-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By camjr

The old Piggly Wiggly when I live is now...

The old Piggly Wiggly when I live is now Witherspoon Distillery. Now that's a proper use for the old building. They kept the old Piggly Wiggly sign and moved it inside the distillery. My old...
07-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,026
Posted By camjr

Summer 2015 after one of my normal routes near...

Summer 2015 after one of my normal routes near Lewisville Lake just north of DFW was finally reopened after severe flooding....
07-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 2,298,950
Posted By camjr

25+ miles this morning. Sunrises on the lake are...

25+ miles this morning. Sunrises on the lake are one of the reasons I leave before dawn (well, and it's cooler). I'm riding the Fuji hybrid until I can rebuild the bottom bracket on the old...
07-13-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

25+ miles this morning. Sunrises on the lake are...

25+ miles this morning. Sunrises on the lake are one of the reasons I leave before dawn (well, and it's cooler). I'm riding the Fuji hybrid until I can rebuild the bottom bracket on the old...
07-12-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,799
Posted By camjr

If I put my helmet on and leave my garage on one...

If I put my helmet on and leave my garage on one of my bikes, it's a good ride. I even got caught in wind, driving rain, and a little pea-sized hail on Wednesday evening, and found myself laughing. I...
07-11-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,662
Posted By camjr

The helmet came in handy yesterday when I was...

The helmet came in handy yesterday when I was caught in a pretty severe pop-up thunderstorm with some small hail on my ride yesterday! BTW, hail is very loud when hitting your helmet, even if it's...
07-11-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

I was quite thankful for the integrated visor as...

I was quite thankful for the integrated visor as well!
07-11-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

Today was just going to be a short 10 mile ride...

Today was just going to be a short 10 mile ride to simply keep moving during the week. Radar showed a few storms off to the north-no big deal. I got out to the westernmost part of my ride, and BOOM!...
07-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 469,741
Posted By camjr

Here are a few current shots of my 1976...

Here are a few current shots of my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring. Purchased new by my father. This thing rides beautifully. Suntour V-GT Luxe derailleurs and shifters, SR crankset, Pivo stem and...
07-09-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,026
Posted By camjr

Seagull attack in North Texas... ...

Seagull attack in North Texas...

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07-09-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 672,586
Posted By camjr

Funny. 3 reasons: I'm old, the heat index was...

Funny. 3 reasons: I'm old, the heat index was already over 100 degrees, and my bottom bracket started telling me it was time to shut it down until it was serviced. Looks like I'll be spinning...
07-08-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 672,586
Posted By camjr

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring ...

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
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07-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13,992
Views: 1,256,918
Posted By camjr

20 miles this morning on my 1974 Motobecane Grand...

20 miles this morning on my 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring. Windy, muggy, and gray outside. I did stop for a cold brew coffee at the halfway point of my ride. This 45 year old bike groans and creaks...
07-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 2,298,950
Posted By camjr

20 miles this morning on my 1974 Motobecane Grand...

20 miles this morning on my 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring. Windy, muggy, and gray outside. I did stop for a cold brew coffee at the halfway point of my ride. This 45 year old bike groans and creaks...
06-26-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By camjr

I wear them every time I ride. I don't want to...

I wear them every time I ride. I don't want to be chafing if I decide to ride longer. If I'm going to do a destination ride with friends for something like a beer and tacos run, I'll wear loose...
06-26-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

HA! I ran into the same chairs up on a cliff...

HA! I ran into the same chairs up on a cliff overlooking the North Atlantic 3 miles from a trailhead while hiking around a foggy St. John's, Newfoundland last week! Cool of the Canadians to do this!...
06-12-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,869
Posted By camjr

Bike rental shops in St. John's, Newfoundland?

I know that St. John's is far off the beaten path, but I thought I would ask the group if there is a shop you might recommend to rent a bike during my upcoming week-long trip. I'm thinking a hybrid...
06-12-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By camjr

Nice. I saw that one at Performance Bikes before...

Nice. I saw that one at Performance Bikes before they shuttered their brick and mortar stores. You got a nice deal on it.
06-10-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,342
Posted By camjr

2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 with a few additions, new...

2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 with a few additions, new Schwalbe Marathons, and a lot of miles....
06-10-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 405,226
Posted By camjr

I did 34+ miles Saturday morning on my 2013 Fuji...

I did 34+ miles Saturday morning on my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1, starting before dawn to beat the Texas heat. Calm winds, but the 90% humidity was BRUTAL. I was glad I wore a Camelback in addition to...
06-08-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

I did 34+ miles this morning on my 2013 Fuji...

I did 34+ miles this morning on my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1, starting before dawn to beat the Texas heat. Calm winds, but the 90% humidity was BRUTAL. I was glad I wore a Camelback in addition to...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,528
Posted By camjr

Hey, I know that bike from Insta! Similar to my...

Hey, I know that bike from Insta! Similar to my '74 Grand Touring...
06-07-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,087
Posted By camjr

Can't go wrong with that rack. Just an fyi -...

Can't go wrong with that rack.
Just an fyi - you might want to flip your front wheel around - your tire tread is reversed from the correct direction of travel. :thumb:
06-06-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By camjr

Well, update on the Absolute 1.1? Pics?

Well, update on the Absolute 1.1? Pics?
06-05-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,277
Posted By camjr

Your original equipment tires and replacements

I thought I might start a thread on original equipment tires. We all know that many of our hybrids came with something relatively inexpensive for the manufacturer to put on them to get them out the...
06-05-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

I looked at that tire (although much narrower)...

I looked at that tire (although much narrower) when recently replacing the original tires on my Absolute. I went with the Schwalbe Marathon HS420 GG since I don't do much riding off pavement. I...
06-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 457,342
Posted By camjr

The 14 mile trail that runs on the right of way...

The 14 mile trail that runs on the right of way for the commuter rail line had been open for 6 months or so, but the official grand opening was held today after several rain-outs. Each small city or...
06-01-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,662
Posted By camjr

Always. It only takes once.

Always. It only takes once.
05-31-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 209,765
Posted By camjr

New rubber on the 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1. The...

New rubber on the 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1. The original Vera Citywide tires that came on the bike lasted me 2200 miles with only one puncture (no listed puncture protection). They served me well, but...
05-30-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,783
Posted By camjr

I often do 30-40 mile rides on my 2013 Fuji...

I often do 30-40 mile rides on my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1, and it gets most of my saddle time. I'm a 52 year old Clydesdale, and also enjoy riding a 1974 French-made Motobecane Grand Touring that I...
05-28-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 469,741
Posted By camjr

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05-28-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 2,298,950
Posted By camjr

Well, yesterday. My post from the Hybrid...

Well, yesterday. My post from the Hybrid forum...

I left before dawn for an easy spinning 22 mile ride on my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1. It was a beautiful morning in Lewisville, Texas on Memorial...
05-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By camjr

It's about freakin' time! My 2013 Absolute 2.1....

It's about freakin' time! My 2013 Absolute 2.1. Shimano Altus FD, Alivo RD. 2100 miles on the original Vera Citywide 700x32 tires. No reason at all to upgrade. Perfect for me at 52 yrs old and riding...
05-27-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7,409
Views: 2,179,831
Posted By camjr

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My 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 in the pre-dawn hours before I jumped on to...
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