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Old 06-28-20, 11:14 AM
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^^^^ Agreed.
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Old 06-28-20, 04:23 PM
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I have a Moto of the same approximate age, similar frame design including the "inexternal" marketing. I believe the main triangle is a lower-end cromo and the fork, chain/seat stays are all hi-ten. Still, the bike rides very nicely. It has some persistent issues in the headset/front end area that have defied all diagnosis, but I still use it as my daily commuter.

Routing the rear brake cable through the top tube was a royal pain! I think I ended up using an electricians fish tape to get the job done.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:16 PM
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Okay, I succumbed to forum pressure and went with aero levers:



Not sure how I ended up with that saddle but it’s quite light. I’m using an Ideale seat post clamp to throw at least one French part in. I learned that the straight pin steel post is too small, however. Back to the parts bin!

Here are my FD options:


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Old 06-28-20, 10:09 PM
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Looking good.

A little polish, and that fd at 4:00 in the photo will look sorta '80s Campy. I also like the ARX one.
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Old 07-11-20, 11:20 AM
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Okay, I think this thing is done. Had to switch to an even skinnier front tire to clear the fork blades. Still awaits a test ride and then a new home.


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Old 07-11-20, 12:03 PM
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I like it. It has parts bin special written all over it, but there is a level of cohesion in the choice of colors and parts that brings it all together. Nice!
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Old 07-11-20, 01:06 PM
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Assuming that the wheels/tires aren't boat anchor material, you might want to weigh this thing.

I have come to appreciate why the lug-less methods of tube joining were implemented, for achieving lighter weight using less expensive tubing.
The hidden cable arrangement would favor use of straight-gauge tubing having a decent wall thickness.

My 1984 PH501 having mere Carbolite fork blades actually weighs the same as my 1979 PX10, so the lug-less construction has to be contributing to that.
Heck the PX10 even has a lighter titanium-rail saddle!
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Old 07-11-20, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Assuming that the wheels/tires aren't boat anchor material, you might want to weigh this thing.
22.6 lbs as shown.
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Old 07-11-20, 06:09 PM
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I want to see the ad copy for this one!

”Svelte and revolutionarily internally brazed Motobecane with special Swiss threading. Custom equipped, and sporting a modern carbon fork to improve responsiveness.

you won’t find another like this on eBay.
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Old 07-12-20, 05:29 AM
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I ended up using a YST threadless BB unit to defy the threading gods. Popped in no problem and lined up perfectly with the Nervar crankset.
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Old 07-12-20, 06:21 AM
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Just an fwiw, for internal cable routing like on t hat bike.

I take a large safety pin, straighten it out, and then bend a small hook at the pointed end. With that hook I can easily 'fish out' an inner cable. I run my innner cable through the outer cable housing and make sure a fair amount of inner cable protrudes past the housing. then I feed that into the first hole and pass it towards the second rear hole. I use a small penlight to see when the inner cable gets to the rear hole. That's when I use the hook on the straightened safety pin to catch the inner cable and pull it out of the hole. Then the housing follows the inner cable. It's faster than what it took me to type this.

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Old 07-12-20, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I ended up using a YST threadless BB unit... Popped in no problem and lined up perfectly with the Nervar crankset.
Sounds like an easy and simple solution.

I've never used a threadless square taper bb. But, just thinking about it ... if it works as well as the threaded cartridge bb in which we're all familiar (UN55, etc.), why aren't they all threadless?
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Old 07-12-20, 07:01 AM
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Cool project! Gotta love that parts bin for builds. Moto’s need to be saved! I’m doing something similar with an ‘83 UO-14. Decent frames and sweet classic looks.
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