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04-18-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By sbrudno

And thank you for not trying to "renew" it. It...

And thank you for not trying to "renew" it. It is just lovely the way it is.
04-18-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By sbrudno

The components look so delicate compared to what...

The components look so delicate compared to what we have these days. Steel vs. alloy, no doubt.
I still have a pair of Courier brakes in my parts box. Blast from the past!
04-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By sbrudno

One tooth, 20% increase in torque: two teeth, 40%...

One tooth, 20% increase in torque: two teeth, 40% = too much for the materials.
04-18-22, 01:25 PM
03-27-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By sbrudno

$425.00 !!! That is a bit steep. I think I will...

$425.00 !!! That is a bit steep. I think I will go to toe clips and wider sneakers. But thanks...
03-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By sbrudno

As a senior and with a significant bunion (hallux...

As a senior and with a significant bunion (hallux valgus) I need more space in my shoes. What cycling shoes are more accommodating for an enlarged toe box?
Thanks
02-23-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,761
Posted By sbrudno

___________________________________ I am not in...

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I am not in the 80s yet but I feel your pain. For my family's sake I have a bike hitched up to a trainer. I have a roller type and a fixed rear wheel trainer. ...
02-15-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,561
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Views: 569,953
Posted By sbrudno

When I hit 70 y/o, I was pleased with the...

When I hit 70 y/o, I was pleased with the collection of bikes that I had but wanted to "fix up" more. That has been done AND I am riding more as well. I would like to think that the exercise keeps...
02-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,561
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Views: 569,953
Posted By sbrudno

Where did you get the jersey? Now that I have...

Where did you get the jersey? Now that I have crossed the line (into the 70s) I really want one!
12-09-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By sbrudno

Not all bike finds are the top of the line, top...

Not all bike finds are the top of the line, top of the line components or top of the line materials. This is a splendid example of a perfect fit of really good components on a great frame. What a...
12-01-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By sbrudno

That is the exact year of my Grand Record. I had...

That is the exact year of my Grand Record. I had converted to entirely Campy Record group set but the basic bike is the thrill!
I don't think I have posted enough to the site so no photo to post.
12-01-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By sbrudno

If it was not in Italy, I would probably consider...

If it was not in Italy, I would probably consider buying it myself. Excellent project bike OR you could part it out OR you could get another frame and rebuild the "new" bike. You are certainly...
11-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By sbrudno

Is there a UTube video for doing this? I have...

Is there a UTube video for doing this? I have the drop bolts but have not the slightest idea how to do it...
11-30-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By sbrudno

That's pretty close to perfect. Well done!

That's pretty close to perfect. Well done!
11-29-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By sbrudno

I like Motobecane bikes. I purchased a...

I like Motobecane bikes. I purchased a Motobecane frame on eBay that was a great deal with rear derailleur drop, brazed on brake and shifter cable mounts and clean decals. What I did not check was...
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By sbrudno

Since I have, fortunately among the many stupid...

Since I have, fortunately among the many stupid things I have done with bikes, NOT routed the chain in this fashion, what exactly would happen?
11-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By sbrudno

Late fall to early winter project: I have been...

Late fall to early winter project: I have been doing the same with an old Motobecane frame that I picked up for a song, knowing full well that that it would end up being the least expensive...
11-25-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,084
Posted By sbrudno

Spot on! I am a retired pediatrician, parent and...

Spot on! I am a retired pediatrician, parent and now grandparent. The infant phase can be further stratified into ped rock phase and interesting but boring phase. Both require nearly constant...
11-15-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By sbrudno

I recently purchased new grips for a from-parts...

I recently purchased new grips for a from-parts hybrid Motobecane bicycle that included PRUNUS Bike Grips Rubber Ergonomic Antislip Handlebar Grips (Amazon, $17.99). They have a flat palm rest that...
11-10-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,138
Posted By sbrudno

Thanks for the explanation. OK, a second...

Thanks for the explanation. OK, a second question. I have a pair of Campy brakes that are too short for the frame I have (obviously not matched in either vintage or style). I purchased a set of...
11-10-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,138
Posted By sbrudno

All of my bicycles are >45 years old and my...

All of my bicycles are >45 years old and my current ride I converted from drop to up bar and accommodating brake levers (I am an old fart BTW). And before the mid 70s, it was hard to even find more...
11-10-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,794
Posted By sbrudno

$20.00!!! I put more than that for each...

$20.00!!! I put more than that for each component for the two Motobecanes that I have restored! Love these bikes.
11-10-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By sbrudno

I was guilty of this some years ago and used...

I was guilty of this some years ago and used progressively finer emery paper from 200 to 1200 grit. It did not completely resolve the deep scratches but, as degan points out, you can actually...
11-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,138
Posted By sbrudno

OK, after reviewing the photos here and some...

OK, after reviewing the photos here and some other spots on this site, there are quite a few rear brakes that have about a 30 degree slant backwards with the pads aligned to the rims. Since my...
11-09-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,138
Posted By sbrudno

Great bike. Was the rear brake designed to be at...

Great bike. Was the rear brake designed to be at that angle? If so, is there a mechanical rationale for it?
11-09-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,138
Posted By sbrudno

I had a bike in undergraduate school and medical...

I had a bike in undergraduate school and medical school that was a 60s Magistroni frame and all Campy components except Brooks saddle and TTT stem/handlebars. Painted it yellow-green for safety under...
11-09-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,561
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Views: 569,953
Posted By sbrudno

Intended for tmac10... Need to include source...

Intended for tmac10... Need to include source for comment. Newbee and just learning the ropes.
11-09-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,561
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 569,953
Posted By sbrudno

I am singularly impressed! I suffered a spine...

I am singularly impressed! I suffered a spine fracture as a youngster (teens, not 40s) and have been dealing with it since. Better pain and mobility control over the past 3 years and have been able...
11-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,760
Posted By sbrudno

I would agree. I have been purchasing online...

I would agree. I have been purchasing online since the beginning of the pandemic but had previously used local bicycle shops both in Augusta, GA where there are a number of great shops and in the...
11-03-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By sbrudno

That is a beauty! I have been looking at it for...

That is a beauty! I have been looking at it for since you posted it 4 days ago and still think the reverse colors are quite elegant. I too have a Grand Record (from 1976) with all Campy components...
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By sbrudno

I have a mid-70s Atala with Campy drive train and...

I have a mid-70s Atala with Campy drive train and seatpost but Weinmann brakes. Great daily rider!
10-29-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,777
Posted By sbrudno

I live in Northern Virginia (Great Falls) with...

I live in Northern Virginia (Great Falls) with Difficult Run (a stream tributary dumping into the Potomac River) in our back yard. On the other side of the stream is the Fairfax County Trail. The...
Forum: Introductions
10-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By sbrudno

Greetings from Great Falls, VA, USA

I have been cycling since I was a kid in New Jersey in the 1950s. In high school I did some centuries and short road trips. In college at the University of Virginia I would ride up to Monticello on a...
10-28-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 94,143
Posted By sbrudno

Such misery! Good luck with trying to get it...

Such misery! Good luck with trying to get it back to reality...
10-28-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,742,687
Posted By sbrudno

I have two Motobecane bikes from the 1970-80s. ...

I have two Motobecane bikes from the 1970-80s. One, a Grand Record is tricked out with only Campagnolo equipment. Another, a Super Mirage is in the works to be upgraded as a commuter/hybrid. The...
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