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Old 07-11-19, 09:09 PM
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Early 70s Motobecane Grand Record. This would have been a "racing" bike I reckon when it was sold but it has eyelets, room for comfy tires (it's running 27 x 1 and 1/4), and it's sporting a TA crank which lets me run 46/36 rings up front paired to a 13-26 freewheel. The bike is pretty much "stock" but I've changed out the wheels (campy tipo hubs laced to 27 inch ambrosio rims) and seatpost (campy NR). The other parts such as derailleurs and brakes are original but not the gum rubber Weinmann hoods!:




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Old 07-11-19, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
The vintage wire mount in the nice part of the older style as the bag is not in the way at all when your hands are on the center or bars. Thanks though
yeah, i can see that now that you've pointed it out. not even adaptable, eh? ah well, i am gonna keep an eye out. who knows...one could or two could turn up!
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Old 07-12-19, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
The vintage wire mount in the nice part of the older style as the bag is not in the way at all when your hands are on the center or bars. Thanks though
well, how 'bout this?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bik...MG_0216-XL.jpg

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Lig...oAAOSwEJZdGnxW

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Can...gAAOSwAvNcZe7y

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-CANNOND...gAAOSwX0VdEJVZ

there's probably others like it, but that's as far as i went. "cannondale bicycle accessories"

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Old 07-14-19, 02:53 PM
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The problem with used I think is deterioration of the plastics and elastics and such. They were built to a price point as anything is. The nylon is stressed from being stretched. The elastic loses stretch. The thread and seams give out. That black one however looks very nice, and pricy too.
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Old 07-14-19, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding whether it is a sports tourer or not. I'm guessing that thought did not cross the builder's mind (Cino, or Luigi, or whoever)) when the frame was built c.1965. But with the eyelets and the wheelbase, I think it qualifies. Regardless, it's the best riding bike I have ever been on. Ever.

Spence Wolf of Cupertino bike shop wholeheartedly agreed and equipped many of these with triple cranksets, his custom made long cages for RD's, racks and fenders in many configurations. Quality and cache suited his requirements and clientele, he also tapped Merz later on who built many of his legendary tourer's for him.
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Old 07-15-19, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop View Post
That is one beautiful bike. Quoting so more people can see this thing. Congrats.
Thank you. As I said, it's the best riding bike I have had the privilege to ride.

Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Spence Wolf of Cupertino bike shop wholeheartedly agreed and equipped many of these with triple cranksets, his custom made long cages for RD's, racks and fenders in many configurations. Quality and cache suited his requirements and clientele, he also tapped Merz later on who built many of his legendary tourer's for him.
Further confirmation, as if any were needed, that Spence Wolf was a genius.
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Old 07-24-19, 03:34 PM
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1981 Fuji S-12-S (18 speed)

A "classic" Fuji. Brooks Pro, Blackburn rack, SKS fenders in matching black, round Cat Eye bar end mirror (black), bags, ESGE kickstand with Greenfield rubber tip, 1" wide Panaracer Padela TGs, original cloth bar tape, white brake lever covers from a U-O8, chain stay protector from an '80s Schwinn, and a bunch of other little extras. Turned up the bars a bit for a comfier ride (23" frame vs 25" frame).

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Old 07-25-19, 08:36 AM
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Beautiful Bikes..

I have a few steel frames as well.
1977 Peugeot PY 10 with Gold Anodized components
1980 Nishiki ONP Pro all Refrigerator White with Black Components
Casatti in Pink Pearl,
Rossin Frameset
Teledyne Titan with Ti Components
and hate to admit about 20 others..Ranging up to a Full Carbon FUJI Professional with all ti or carbon components at 16 pounds for full bottles and 60cm not a bad weight..
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Old 07-25-19, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding whether it is a sports tourer or not. I'm guessing that thought did not cross the builder's mind (Cino, or Luigi, or whoever)) when the frame was built c.1965. But with the eyelets and the wheelbase, I think it qualifies. Regardless, it's the best riding bike I have ever been on. Ever.

Please, sir, may we have some more?
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Old 08-04-19, 09:48 PM
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1983 Trek 700

Just finished re-working this bike (with the exception of a few odds and ends). It's carrying all Suntour Superbe and is Reynolds 531C. A really nice handling bike and runs light and fast. The 1983 catalog lists it as a "Sport / Multi Purpose" bike. I've got this one leaning more toward the sport side of the scale:



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Old 08-05-19, 06:14 AM
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1988 Miyata 615 I recently picked up for$100 . All original
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Old 08-05-19, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Triplecrank92 View Post
Just finished re-working this bike up (with the exception of a few odds and ends). It's carrying all Suntour Superbe and is Reynolds 531C. A really nice handling bike and runs light and fast. The 1983 catalog lists it as a "Sport / Multi Purpose" bike. I've got this one leaning more toward the sport side of the scale:


Very nice Triplecrank. You are way ahead of me with my 1983 700. I did just got a 7 speed 14-28 Sunrace Freewheel for mine and a Suntour VX-s rear derailleur to use. I am taking the rear wheel to LBS today to redish for the 7 speed. I also have some 32 Panaracer Gravel Kings for it. I am trying to get it rideable for now, but cosmetics will wait to winter. Mine will be leaning to sport touring, as I am older. I am also looking into half step gearing for the flatlands that I ride on. My couple of short rides before wrenching have been pleasant.
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Old 08-07-19, 06:15 PM
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1983 Fuji America

This isn't really a tourer, It's a sport tourer. Note the original water bottle cage and Fujita Professional saddle. Yay. It came to me pretty buggered up, with scuffed paint, an Ultegra derailleur, 6-speed SunTour freewheel, and grip shifters mounted on trekking bars. Yikes!!!

Brought back to original shape. First commute tomorrow...
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
This isn't really a tourer, It's a sport tourer. Note the original water bottle cage and Fujita Professional saddle. Yay. It came to me pretty buggered up, with scuffed paint, an Ultegra derailleur, 6-speed SunTour freewheel, and grip shifters mounted on trekking bars. Yikes!!!

Brought back to original shape. First commute tomorrow...
This bike looks great. Yeah this is definitely a bike I'd like to own one day.
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Old 08-08-19, 09:00 AM
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How Trek can forget how to make a bike like this (1983 model 710) is beyond me--it's like Nike forgetting how to make running shoes or Steinway forgetting how to make pianos. Too many 25 year old marketing parasites in the bike biz these days, for sure!
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Originally Posted by Triplecrank92 View Post
Just finished re-working this bike (with the exception of a few odds and ends). It's carrying all Suntour Superbe and is Reynolds 531C. A really nice handling bike and runs light and fast. The 1983 catalog lists it as a "Sport / Multi Purpose" bike. I've got this one leaning more toward the sport side of the scale:
Very nice bike, and I love the bar wrapping.
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