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10-07-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,195
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: 693
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: 30
Views: 902
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: 874
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: 874
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: 5,944
Posted By camjr

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09-02-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,923
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: 13,196
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: 13,196
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: 1,383
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: 795
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: 795
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: 3,477
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: 3,339
Views: 427,810
Posted By camjr

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08-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
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: 3,070
Views: 623,988
Posted By camjr

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring ...

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
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08-24-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,146
Posted By camjr

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08-22-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,854
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: 7,356
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: 1,193
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: 2,501
Views: 502,923
Posted By camjr

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1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
08-18-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,847
Posted By camjr

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08-18-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 670,808
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: 2,648
Views: 590,054
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: 3,070
Views: 623,988
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: 602
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: 4
Views: 2,740
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: 4,381
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: 8,375
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: 14,278
Views: 1,307,983
Posted By camjr

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!

Sweet! Love me a gold bike!
08-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
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: 1,539
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: 65
Views: 3,565
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: 4,706
Posted By camjr

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.

Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing.
07-22-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,644
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: 3,955
Views: 468,644
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: 7,451
Views: 2,213,518
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: 812
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: 502
Views: 39,146
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: 24,657
Views: 2,330,940
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: 3,955
Views: 468,644
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: 11,583
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: 114
Views: 13,852
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: 3,955
Views: 468,644
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: 3,955
Views: 468,644
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: 2,501
Views: 502,923
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: 502
Views: 39,146
Posted By camjr

Seagull attack in North Texas... ...

Seagull attack in North Texas...

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07-09-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 683,899
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: 2,273
Views: 683,899
Posted By camjr

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring ...

1976 Motobecane Grand Touring
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07-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14,278
Views: 1,307,983
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...
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