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07-09-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 178
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Posted By big chainring

Hmmm, I drive a 40 year old Benz with 300,000...

Hmmm, I drive a 40 year old Benz with 300,000 miles and think its its got 700,000 or so miles left in it yet to go.
Replies: 22
Views: 320
Posted By big chainring

I would check the top and downtubes at the head...

I would check the top and downtubes at the head tube. Looks tweaked to me. Front wheel looks a bit close to downtube. Headtube should be roughly parallel to seat tube. And that head tube looks a bit...
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Views: 163
Posted By big chainring

Pretty bike. Jeunet made a nice bike. Lots of...

Pretty bike. Jeunet made a nice bike. Lots of chrome. Maybe worth a third of asking price. Rear wheel has a massive flat spot, its toast. So really its its an $80 bike at best.
07-07-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By big chainring

Schwinn / Rambler American Schwinn / Triumph...

Schwinn / Rambler American
Schwinn / Triumph Spitfire
​​​​​​Schwinn / Plymouth Volare
07-07-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By big chainring

I'd call that a sprinters saddle, for track use.

I'd call that a sprinters saddle, for track use.
07-06-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 824
Posted By big chainring

Enrico Fermi's bike?

Enrico Fermi's bike?
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,737
Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,131
Posted By big chainring

The Interclub was Gitanes entry level "racing"...

The Interclub was Gitanes entry level "racing" bike. Closer geometry, tubular wheels and had their "Service Course" designation. There was a time when someone new to racing would purchase a bike like...
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Views: 253
Posted By big chainring

Looks very similar to a Gitane Grand Sport...

Looks very similar to a Gitane Grand Sport deluxe. I'd clean it up and ride it. $80 as is.
06-26-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,674
Posted By big chainring

My first quality 10 speed was a '72 Motobecane...

My first quality 10 speed was a '72 Motobecane Grand Record. Then I went with a full Campy LeChampion in '74. $395 for the LeChamp back then. The bike shoo even gave me custom gearing as I was racing...
06-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,295
Posted By big chainring

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon...

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon Graftek.
06-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,295
Posted By big chainring

1980's....Huffy Aerowind

1980's....Huffy Aerowind
06-17-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By big chainring

You can go the Eddy route. In his Peugeot days he...

You can go the Eddy route. In his Peugeot days he rode with Mafac calipers and Universal levers.
06-17-20, 06:00 AM
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Posted By big chainring

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06-14-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By big chainring

Nice! What size is that one? I've never seen one...

Nice! What size is that one? I've never seen one larger than 56 or 57cm. Would love to find one in my size...60cm.
06-14-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By big chainring

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those...

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those bars. Give them a try OP. Very appropriate for the bike you have there.
06-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 844
Posted By big chainring

I'm into bike racks especially when they're...

I'm into bike racks especially when they're attached to old cars.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By big chainring

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S...

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S and absolutely loves it. Great deal, looks awesome, delivered right to his doorstep. Cant beat the price.
06-13-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By big chainring

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My UO-8. Simple mods. I put a Brooks saddle on it, Nitto rando bars, and a pair of...
06-09-20, 07:38 AM
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Posted By big chainring

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As purchased last summer....
06-07-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By big chainring

Oh man, the Prairie Path. My first cycling...

Oh man, the Prairie Path. My first cycling adventure was on that path. My two buddies and I. Eighth grade, 1972. A Mercier, a Dawes Galaxy, and me on my Raleigh Sports 3 speed. And we too ended up in...
06-07-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,457
Posted By big chainring

I brought a vintage Motobecane into my local...

I brought a vintage Motobecane into my local bike shop not long ago. Owner of the shop is a renowned frame builder. I mentioned that I was very pleased with the way the bike rode. He...
06-07-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By big chainring

50 yrs and countless miles with downtube...

50 yrs and countless miles with downtube shifters.
I had one bike with brifters, kept reaching down to shift gears.
06-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By big chainring

I worked at a bike shop in suburban Chicago, '84....

I worked at a bike shop in suburban Chicago, '84. Remember fondly the Ochsner sales flyer. Toblerone chocolate, cook books, Simichrome polish, Campy wine bottle openers, and well, Campy everything.
06-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,994
Posted By big chainring

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from...

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from Istanbul, Turkey... received 4 days later in Friday...free shipping! Gorgeous shift lever for the Benz....
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Views: 1,406
Posted By big chainring

That's all original right down to the bar tape....

That's all original right down to the bar tape. The brake hoods look fresh too. Don't see them like that too often. That BrooksiBrooks looksslooks nicely aged. That bike didn't get much use. $200 as...
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By big chainring

THAT is cool. Tandems....not much value. I have...

THAT is cool. Tandems....not much value. I have seen similar to yours listed at the $400 mark and they don't sell. What a piece of French bicycle building history though. I would value at around that...
06-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By big chainring

So you have one of those high tech solar powered...

So you have one of those high tech solar powered clothes dryers. Inside out makes sense to me. But Lycra dries in minutes in the low tech indoor clothes dryer. Hardly worth the effort to take them...
05-31-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By big chainring

Such a cool little bike. I think I would have a...

Such a cool little bike. I think I would have a go at straightening the frame before giving up on it. One of those car jack devices might work on that frame.
05-30-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By big chainring

Look into a mini velo...small wheeled bike....

Look into a mini velo...small wheeled bike. Compact and lightweight. Being an academic a Moulton may appeal to you. Google Alex Moulton. Or any number of mini velos out there. Heck for $400 you can...
05-25-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,371
Posted By big chainring

Looks like beach cruisers to me. If I were...

Looks like beach cruisers to me. If I were looking for an urban do-it-all bike, I would be looking at a mini-velo. Small, compact, easy to store and bring up flights of stairs if need be. Long...
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By big chainring

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That bike would be a nice addition to my collection😉.
05-20-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By big chainring

Yes, looks like a Gitane Super Corsa to me.

Yes, looks like a Gitane Super Corsa to me.
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Views: 245
Posted By big chainring

Awesome! That was such a great color for...

Awesome! That was such a great color for Motobecane.
05-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By big chainring

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd...

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd misalignments. You do what you gotta do you make them "right".
05-19-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,498
Posted By big chainring

Hmm, being a honeymooner you would think...

Hmm, being a honeymooner you would think reclining seats and privacy curtains would come standard.
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Views: 444
Posted By big chainring

Kinda cool. I wonder if the two bikes were ridden...

Kinda cool. I wonder if the two bikes were ridden by a 6-day team. Fun to think there might be a connection. The one I know is identical. BSA crank, chrome, adjustable stem no name on the bike.
05-17-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By big chainring

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A 1/2 pint of gloss enamel and a 1/2" art brush yields good results!
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Views: 503
Posted By big chainring

If that Falcon is your size I'd make an offer on...

If that Falcon is your size I'd make an offer on it. Hard to find bikes of that age in that nice of condition. I see a 531 decal, main tubes, really cool lugs. The graphics are over the top and the...
05-10-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By big chainring

The Huret Multito. Its a belt drive, no ticking...

The Huret Multito. Its a belt drive, no ticking or clicking. Has cumulitive as well as resetting trip OD. I've bought them on ebay. Accurate also. Did a 75 mile ride group ride from the Waterford...
05-09-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 56,907
Views: 8,192,228
Posted By big chainring

Still hasnt sold. This has been listed on the...

Still hasnt sold. This has been listed on the 'bay for a loooong time. Classic Turin and still has the cool Picasso headbadge. The Ideale saddle is worth a good bit on its own. I think this is the...
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By big chainring

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the...

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the enamel just a bit. Use a 1/2 inch art brush and apply 2-3 coats. Its very relaxing work. Gloss enamel has remarkable flow properties. Even if it...
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By big chainring

I've painted 3 frames from this one 1/2 pint of...

I've painted 3 frames from this one 1/2 pint of $5 hardware store enamel. Quick and easy. ...
04-26-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By big chainring

I had a '73 Grand Record. Stripped it down and...

I had a '73 Grand Record. Stripped it down and put a track wheelset on it. My first track bike. Raced with 1/8" chain on Stronglight 93 3/32" chainring. Chain would bounce and grind like mad.
04-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By big chainring

I had back problems since I was a teen. Raced...

I had back problems since I was a teen. Raced Cat.2 in the golden age of cycling. Back problems cut my racing career short. Lifetime of back issues until I was 60 yrs old. Then I was given a miracle....
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By big chainring

That should clean up nice. Nice components,...

That should clean up nice. Nice components, decent frame with Eddy Merckx on it, whats not to like. $150 in my eyes.
04-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,678
Posted By big chainring

Not spending any money here. Self employed,...

Not spending any money here. Self employed, trying to figure out survival.
04-14-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56,907
Views: 8,192,228
Posted By big chainring

Just notified that this sold for $320. If I had...

Just notified that this sold for $320. If I had some regular income I would have bought this bike. Someone picked up a real gem.
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