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12-09-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By camjr

Very well said!

Very well said!
12-09-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By camjr

What a great, inspirational story. Thanks for...

What a great, inspirational story. Thanks for sharing.

I started riding again at 48 years old when my knees told me running wasn't a long term option after playing 35 years of soccer. I was...
12-09-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 639,844
Posted By camjr

Bonne Chance! I've got the '76 model of that...

Bonne Chance! I've got the '76 model of that bike and LOVE IT!
12-09-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 804
Posted By camjr

That is a TREMENDOUS score for $5. Those Suntour...

That is a TREMENDOUS score for $5. Those Suntour V-GT Luxe derailleurs are worth that and more. I've got a men's 1976 Grand Touring, but mine was free (I restored the bike my father purchased new in...
12-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By camjr

I restored my father's 1976 Motobecane Grand...

I restored my father's 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring nearly 2 years ago. It had not moved from it's ceiling hooks in his garage since 1982. Every bit was able to be serviced and the consumables like...
12-09-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24,793
Views: 2,359,130
Posted By camjr

A little late, but here's a few from my 26 mile...

A little late, but here's a few from my 26 mile ride on Saturday morning. 39 degrees F but calm winds (a rarity in North Texas). I rode the 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring on the long morning ride. The...
12-09-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,956
Views: 479,807
Posted By camjr

I took my '76 Motobecane out for a 26 miler on...

I took my '76 Motobecane out for a 26 miler on Saturday morning, but rode the Fuji Absolute as a trail bike behind the float from my wife's school in a local Christmas Parade of Lights. I chose to...
12-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By camjr

This Clydesdale appreciates that bike. Well done!

This Clydesdale appreciates that bike. Well done!
12-03-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 712,779
Posted By camjr

Thank you. The frame is Vitus 172 tubing. Mine...

Thank you. The frame is Vitus 172 tubing. Mine is a 1976 model, and has been in the family since purchased new. The ride is fantastic.

Cheers!
12-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 712,779
Posted By camjr

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12-02-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,361,575
Posted By camjr

Yesterday's ride. 15-25mph north wind but around...

Yesterday's ride. 15-25mph north wind but around 55 degrees in North Texas. The headwinds were brisk and it was pretty chilly with the wind coming off the water at times, but it was a great 26 mile...
11-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 708
Posted By camjr

61 degrees F under this Texas sky... ...

61 degrees F under this Texas sky...

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11-30-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,361,575
Posted By camjr

19 miles in a stiff northwest wind under a...

19 miles in a stiff northwest wind under a beautiful Texas sky. 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring.
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10-17-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By camjr

Sharp mixtie!!

Sharp mixtie!!
10-17-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By camjr

Beautiful. Enjoy it!

Beautiful. Enjoy it!
10-17-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By camjr

My '76 Grand Touring has all the original Suntour...

My '76 Grand Touring has all the original Suntour derailleurs, SR crankset, and DiaCompe brake components. They're pretty bulletproof, stay in adjustment, and function flawlessly. You've got a...
10-07-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,913
Posted By camjr

I bought a 2013 Fuji Absolute hybrid in early...

I bought a 2013 Fuji Absolute hybrid in early 2014. Still a great ride.
10-07-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By camjr

I highly recommend the Schwalbe Marathon. I roll...

I highly recommend the Schwalbe Marathon. I roll with the 700x32 on my Fuji and really appreciate the huge improvement over the tires they replaced.
10-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,901
Posted By camjr

Now this thread has potential! A buddy of mine...

Now this thread has potential! A buddy of mine and I jump on our hybrids every month or so and make the 15 trek up to Denton, TX on a bike path that parallels the commuter rail for breakfast tacos...
09-26-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By camjr

Exactly. The ride is exquisite. I still put...

Exactly. The ride is exquisite. I still put about 75-100 miles on it a month.
09-26-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By camjr

Go find a vintage 70's steel frame road bike and...

Go find a vintage 70's steel frame road bike and go down that rabbit hole (personal experience)...
09-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,614
Posted By camjr

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09-02-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 524,118
Posted By camjr

Thanks. I recently had the old French threaded...

Thanks. I recently had the old French threaded bottom bracket rebuilt and all the bearings repacked in the hubs and headset as well. I asked them while the shop had it apart to replace the cables,...
08-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,703
Posted By camjr

We refer to that first shot as Cyborg Fritz

We refer to that first shot as Cyborg Fritz
08-30-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,703
Posted By camjr

Fritz, the 11.5 yr old GSD ...

Fritz, the 11.5 yr old GSD
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08-30-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By camjr

I can't help you on the proper chain, but the...

I can't help you on the proper chain, but the V-GT luxe is a fantastic derailleur. I'm still running the original on my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring and it keeps doing the work....
08-28-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By camjr

My 1976 Grand Touring was purchased new by my...

My 1976 Grand Touring was purchased new by my father, and has a few items that don't match that year's catalog such as Dia-Compe levers and Gran-Compe side-pull brakes rather than Weinmann center...
08-28-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By camjr

As a Motobecane Grand Touring rider, nice score! ...

As a Motobecane Grand Touring rider, nice score! I can't wait to see the 'after' pics.

Cheers!
08-27-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,692
Posted By camjr

I love the feel of my '76 Grand Touring. The...

I love the feel of my '76 Grand Touring. The frame and forks just soak up road chatter. I tried to keep mine with as many of the original parts as possible apart from consumables. Happy riding on...
08-27-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,410
Views: 446,142
Posted By camjr

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08-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By camjr

An interesting solution to a problem. My old...

An interesting solution to a problem. My old Motobecane doesn't have brazed on mounts, so I went the hose clamp/piece of inner tube protection for the frame to mount mine so there was some...
08-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 639,844
Posted By camjr

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring ...

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
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08-24-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 48,370
Posted By camjr

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08-22-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,253
Posted By camjr

I've been following this post from afar, but the...

I've been following this post from afar, but the final product is incredible. Well done!
08-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,745
Posted By camjr

Here's mine. It wouldn't be proper to straighten...

Here's mine. It wouldn't be proper to straighten it up before taking pics...
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08-21-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By camjr

It's a great bike. Of course, fit is everything.

It's a great bike. Of course, fit is everything.
08-20-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 524,118
Posted By camjr

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1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
08-18-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,205
Posted By camjr

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08-18-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 693,163
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: 2,657
Views: 600,199
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: 3,090
Views: 639,844
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: 15
Views: 725
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: 6
Views: 3,675
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: 4,655
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: 8,618
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: 14,472
Views: 1,361,575
Posted By camjr

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!
08-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
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: 1,655
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: 72
Views: 5,103
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: 79
Views: 5,155
Posted By camjr

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.
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