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08-26-20, 06:51 AM
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Posted By camjr

Not many opportunities for nice pics when I'm...

Not many opportunities for nice pics when I'm rolling out at 4:45am for a quick ride before work to get the blood and body moving. No moon, one coyote, and a new closed road/construction zone that...
08-15-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
Posted By camjr

I had to get rolling on the '76 Moto GT at 5am...

I had to get rolling on the '76 Moto GT at 5am when it was only 86 degrees outside. 21.5 miles up to my favorite area along the shoreline of Lewisville Lake north of DFW. Easy access from the house....
08-14-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,146
Posted By camjr

107 degrees at 3pm here in DFW, Texas. That's...

107 degrees at 3pm here in DFW, Texas. That's why my weekday rides are starting at 4:45am when it's a nice, brisk 85 degrees...
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08-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,638
Posted By camjr

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be...

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be 103 degrees this afternoon when I stop working for the day. My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring.
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08-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
Posted By camjr

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be...

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be 103 degrees this afternoon when I stop working for the day.

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08-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,409
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: 587
Views: 44,889
Posted By camjr

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08-08-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
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: 4,744
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: 1,525
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: 178
Views: 24,638
Posted By camjr

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06-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
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: 820
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: 2,690
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: 1,486
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: 3,918
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: 1,452
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: 1,583
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: 449
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: 2,063
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: 587
Views: 44,889
Posted By camjr

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06-07-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 782,189
Posted By camjr

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06-06-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
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: 3,022
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: 25,530
Views: 2,526,178
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: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
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: 23,189
Views: 2,659,418
Posted By camjr

With some patina and wooden accessories...

With some patina and wooden accessories...
06-03-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
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: 1,333
Views: 202,875
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: 1,250
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: 748
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: 2,241
Views: 789,832
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: 2,241
Views: 789,832
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: 152
Views: 9,284
Posted By camjr

Lewisville, Texas ...

Lewisville, Texas

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06-03-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
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: 1,782
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: 25,530
Views: 2,526,178
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: 587
Views: 44,889
Posted By camjr

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06-01-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 782,189
Posted By camjr

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05-31-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
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: 178
Views: 24,638
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: 178
Views: 24,638
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: 4,744
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: 2,780
Views: 627,989
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: 178
Views: 24,638
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: 3,255
Views: 727,958
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: 226
Views: 39,287
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: 2,241
Views: 789,832
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: 6,539
Views: 588,812
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: 16,130
Views: 1,674,434
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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