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Old 07-02-20, 09:47 PM
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FWIW, Double-check the "french-ness" of that one. I have a '78 Motobecane Grand Record-- same model, a year earlier (Graphics are the same, color is different). It has a Swiss BB. And despite the Huret rear dropouts, it has a SunTour stop for the derailleur. Only the main tubes were spec'd Vitus 172 according to the catalog in '78, but on my model all of the stays are stamped "172"-- a frame of French steel.

Your model looks like the 1979 GR according to the best source for Motobecane catalogs. According to the source, Motobecane switched to the Arabesque, Shimano 600 group for that year-- lucky you.

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I needed a new 8 speed cassette so went by the LBS. They sometimes have a pile of bikes out on the parking lot, most of the times it's some sort of newer stuff but not repairable and/or not profitable for them to do so.

This time, there was a Motobecane on top of the pile. Mwoah, all those French sizes... But after better looking it had a shimano 600 arabesque group (minus brakehandles) on it. No wheels, but there were some rigida wheels nearby. Yep, those fit. Rear has a wobble but it makes transporting easier.
No saddle or seatpost, or steeringpost too.
It's a Motobecane Grand Sport in blue, size is 59 cms. Wich is a tad too small (fortunately) so I'll be using the group for my Union Saporro build, a frame with rust but a frame that will fit and take normal components.

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Bought the frame some time ago but the Moto was free.

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Old 07-03-20, 05:35 PM
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Someone near my mtb trail was offering the Trek parts for free. Took them just for the Rolfs and handlebar as the frame is way too big for me. 60cm so I'll probably sell it after a good clean-up.
IMG_3264 by 2cam16, on Flickr
At the same time one of my riding friends cleaned out his house storage and asked if I wanted this 1990. Who was I to say no to another old Specialized? lol
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Old 07-04-20, 05:51 PM
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Sekine. Some if it should go to the dump but here it is.







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Old 07-05-20, 04:47 AM
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Sekine. Some if it should go to the dump but here it is.







Save that dork disk for wall art. I save any that are named or otherwise unusual.
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Old 07-05-20, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins View Post
Save that dork disk for wall art. I save any that are named or otherwise unusual.
Yes this Sekine dork disk wont be binned. I think they are among the coolest.
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Old 07-05-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
Yes this Sekine dork disk wont be binned. I think they are among the coolest.
Which places you amongst the coolest!
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Old 07-05-20, 03:24 PM
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Do not dump that frame and the fenders! +1 on the disk. I have a disk coming to me which will ride on my green Sekine( same model as yours)
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Old 07-05-20, 08:54 PM
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Found these three: 1999 Bianchi Brava, an old Jamis, and a 1974 Follis French Tandem (Follis is after it was cleaned and tuned up).
Someone had them in storage for a long time and wanted to get rid of them.
Will post photos once I am allowed to.

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Old 07-06-20, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Narhay

Do not dump that frame and the fenders! +1 on the disk. I have a disk coming to me which will ride on my green Sekine( same model as yours)
Do you happen to know the model? Shimano forged dropouts, alloy wheels, cotterless crank. Seems like a midrange bike.

So far the only things to get binned are going to be the chain, seatpost and a few other rusty bits. I'll clean it up and see what's what before going forward. The chainstay chrome rust is the worst of it.
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Old 07-06-20, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
This could fall into several forum threads:
-Catch of the day
-ebay/craigslist "are you looking for one of these" (even though I wasn't actively looking for this, it was on CL)
-Post your Bridgestones

So, I'll start off by posting it here, since it was truly a great local "catch", the CL ad was originally posted a couple weeks ago (and quickly removed), and it's a Bridgestone.

1992 Bridgestone XO-1, very original, very low miles, as purchased this afternoon.
Oh, and a Silca floor pump came with it.

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Why do you not want people to like your posts? Because you don't want too many notifications?
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Old 07-06-20, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Someone near my mtb trail was offering the Trek parts for free. Took them just for the Rolfs and handlebar as the frame is way too big for me. 60cm so I'll probably sell it after a good clean-up.
IMG_3264 by 2cam16, on Flickr
At the same time one of my riding friends cleaned out his house storage and asked if I wanted this 1990. Who was I to say no to another old Specialized? lol
IMG_3265 by 2cam16, on Flickr
Both look like good projects, my neighbor is on the hunt for one like the Rock Hopper. The Trek fits me that would a blast to clean and build.
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Old 07-06-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66 View Post
The Trek fits me that would a blast to clean and build.
I had one of those. They ride like a rocket sled!
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Old 07-06-20, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66 View Post
Both look like good projects, my neighbor is on the hunt for one like the Rock Hopper. The Trek fits me that would a blast to clean and build.
I'd offer it to you if you were in Northern California.
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Old 07-08-20, 10:04 PM
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No pics yet, but scored a 1973 Schwinn Paramount P-13 in Silver Mist paint.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:15 PM
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GT Tempest

$75 some new tires , pads and seat...and a decent amount of elbow grease and will be ready for my week camping vacation
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Old 07-10-20, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
No pics yet, but scored a 1973 Schwinn Paramount P-13 in Silver Mist paint.
What?! Really?1 People around here think that all there junk is worth gold and post for outrageous prices on CL.

How did you come to get that Schwinn Paramount?

I'm looking forward to pictures.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
What?! Really?1 People around here think that all there junk is worth gold and post for outrageous prices on CL.

How did you come to get that Schwinn Paramount?

I'm looking forward to pictures.
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The big Opaque Green Sport Tourer was part of the package deal. It's been updated with Shimano 105 9speed equipment including a triple crank. That stuff will be coming off and put on something else, and more period appropriate parts put back on Big Green.
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Old 07-11-20, 03:23 PM
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trash day score! After a little research (please correct me if i'm wrong) it appears to be a "sears screamer"
its definitely rough and parts seem to be scares and expensive, it probably wont be a "restoration" but maybe a "build up" project.
I defiantly think its cool and I have been wanting an old school cruiser project

Im not really sure what its worth, but it might be a cool collectors item once its built up

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Old 07-11-20, 04:32 PM
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Falcon - Ernie Clements???

I liked the orange. I liked the seat and I wondered if that there label indicates some kind of Reynolds tubing. I don't thInk it is high end because of stamped dropouts but worth the $30 CAD. Any thoughts about age... Is this 531?











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Old 07-11-20, 04:37 PM
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the seat is worth the $30. Rest is gravy.
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Reynolds sticker looks like plain gauge, like some Falcons I've seen.
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Reynolds sticker looks like plain gauge, like some Falcons I've seen.
I expected as much. But still a fun little find.
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Old 07-11-20, 08:17 PM
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I liked the orange. I liked the seat and I wondered if that there label indicates some kind of Reynolds tubing. I don't thInk it is high end because of stamped dropouts but worth the $30 CAD. Any thoughts about age... Is this 531?











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the badge is cool !!
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Old 07-11-20, 10:40 PM
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Salvaged a trek 720 multi trek straight from the dump. Super excited beautiful ride was look g for something for the wife
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Old 07-12-20, 06:59 AM
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Finally some stuff from the 2nd hand store a Cannondale, Prologue, and a big Novara.

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