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08-01-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,505
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, or the Yogi Berra quote where he claims...

Yes, or the Yogi Berra quote where he claims nobody goes to a restaurant anymore because it is too crowded.
07-31-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,505
Posted By TugaDude

I follow a YouTuber, whose channel is 'Path Less...

I follow a YouTuber, whose channel is 'Path Less Pedaled', and the guy is very knowledgeable about bikes, particularly bike packing set ups. He, along with Soma, recently released a friction...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By TugaDude

Exactly. Rust is often misunderstood. What...

Exactly. Rust is often misunderstood. What exists inside of bikes that aren't otherwise protected is what is know as a passivating layer of rust. And that layer actually prevents the continuation...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By TugaDude

Imagine the fun and laughter when the props crew...

Imagine the fun and laughter when the props crew came up with that.
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By TugaDude

Here is a thread about the T700 which might have...

Here is a thread about the T700 which might have some helpful information for you.

Personally, I'd never pay that much for it. What is your goal for it? Do you want it to actually ride?
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By TugaDude

I'll refrain from commenting, as it speaks for...

I'll refrain from commenting, as it speaks for itself, but I found this on on the "bay".

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154486263673

By the way, there are many articles and pictures of examples on...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By TugaDude

There are multiple threads on this bike. And the...

There are multiple threads on this bike. And the OP did have contact with one of the Funk family and didn't get any satisfaction.
Seems weird given the interesting bends, the depressions in the...
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By TugaDude

To answer your question about the fork, it is...

To answer your question about the fork, it is likely a replacement. It came with a painted fork in '86 thru '89, and it is probably a 1986. Why? The most likely reason would be it was damaged. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By TugaDude

Not disagreeing, just saddened that a bike this...

Not disagreeing, just saddened that a bike this clean and original would not be worth more. Chrome lugs get my attention always, but the paint and the pinstriping on this one really add to it. It...
06-15-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By TugaDude

Good point! Maybe I SPOKE too soon!

Good point! Maybe I SPOKE too soon!
06-15-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By TugaDude

For Axel Rose's solo album perhaps? Or Hub, as...

For Axel Rose's solo album perhaps? Or Hub, as in renowned bassist Leonard "Hub" Hubbard?
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By TugaDude

To me it is a tough one. I had never heard of...

To me it is a tough one. I had never heard of the brand. That alone is no big deal, there's lots I don't know. I think it presents very well and am sure it is a very solid ride. Would make a very...
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By TugaDude

When I see chromed lugs my antenna goes up. I'd...

When I see chromed lugs my antenna goes up. I'd want to check it out for certain.
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice bike. I've admired the Soma brand. They...

Very nice bike. I've admired the Soma brand. They ten to use Tange Prestige tubing, which is high quality. I bet it is a great rider. Sadly, in these times it probably isn't going to fetch anywhere...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By TugaDude

Based on the close-ups, I’d pass, but YMMV. I...

Based on the close-ups, I’d pass, but YMMV. I retract my original statement because of the details.
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By TugaDude

It helps us to know why you are asking. Do you...

It helps us to know why you are asking. Do you want to buy it to ride? Do you already own it and wish to sell? Do you want to buy it as a flip candidate?

I always admired this model for its...
05-25-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By TugaDude

I own a Big Block and while I typically ride a...

I own a Big Block and while I typically ride a 58cm, All City calls the size I have a 55cm and it fits similarly to my 58cm or 23" bikes. Based on your height, which is only one factor, but an...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By TugaDude

This entry from bicycle blue book is interesting....

This entry from bicycle blue book is interesting. If the MSRP is accurate, that's an expensive brand. I don't usually put much stock in the BBB pricing. In my opinion the prices seem low, helpful...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By TugaDude

Custom Road Bicycles Handcrafted in the USA...

Custom Road Bicycles Handcrafted in the USA (http://www.elitebicycles.com/road.php)

This is a good article...

https://pezcyclingnews.com/technspec/pez-test-elites-family-joule/
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By TugaDude

It is always nice when someone comes back and...

It is always nice when someone comes back and says thank you. All I hope for is to be helpful and to learn something in the process. And it means a lot when someone like you expresses their...
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By TugaDude

From what I've been reading here, prices seem to...

From what I've been reading here, prices seem to be taking a hit. if you decide to part with that bike, I hope you get a fair price, as it is a beautiful one. I'm a Motobecane fan and that is a...
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By TugaDude

Very true. Among my other "collecting habits"...

Very true. Among my other "collecting habits" are watches and pocket knives and it never ceases to amaze me when I see the prices they go for. Some collectors hardly bat an eye over a new knife...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By TugaDude

Sounds like a happy ending all around. :thumb:

Sounds like a happy ending all around. :thumb:
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By TugaDude

You’d be better off looking for something closer...

You’d be better off looking for something closer to 56cm to 57cm probably. That one is too big IMHO.
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By TugaDude

Velobase.com says Brev. 361666 is Model 39, and...

Velobase.com says Brev. 361666 is Model 39, and the front arm marking is Brev. 361556. However, there is also some verbiage which calls details into question, so this is not 100% I guess. There are...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By TugaDude

Amen! And to you as well!

Amen! And to you as well!
04-06-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By TugaDude

Converting bikes is a sickness I once suffered...

Converting bikes is a sickness I once suffered from. I began to search Craigslist, looking for my next patient to convert to 1X, so I feel your pain. I eventually got over it, not due to a change...
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By TugaDude

Nice bike. Love Shimano 105 from that era, very...

Nice bike. Love Shimano 105 from that era, very solid. If I were you and could find enough space to keep it, that's what I'd probably do. I doubt you will be happy with what you can currently get...
04-04-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,805
Posted By TugaDude

Love the color first of all. Bridgestone is a...

Love the color first of all. Bridgestone is a good frame, did you get that from one of the NJS dealers? I've seen some "race used" Bridgestones and Panasonics that looked awesome.
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By TugaDude

Just for fun I saw this on my local Craigslist...

Just for fun I saw this on my local Craigslist today, listed at $120.00. Said to be a 22" frame. They came in both 19" and 22", so that is likely correct. Single top tube but otherwise very much...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, mixte sizing is interesting. Here's a...

Yes, mixte sizing is interesting. Here's a hopefully helpful thread that discusses how various sized mixtes actually fit. To me the most important quote comes from the poster who says he rode a 20"...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for the feedback! Not everyone who asks...

Thanks for the feedback! Not everyone who asks for help comes back to give thanks and when they do I really appreciate it, whether I was of help or not. Just seems like the right thing to do.
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By TugaDude

I wouldn't be concerned with the integrity of the...

I wouldn't be concerned with the integrity of the join(s) at that location. For one thing the two tubes are brazed and any potential gaps there would be filled with brass solder. Secondly, the way...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,036
Posted By TugaDude

It is in great condition and whether it is NOS...

It is in great condition and whether it is NOS with shop wear or previously built really doesn't matter much in my opinion. I also like the color. I know Celeste is all the rage but this color...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By TugaDude

For what it is worth, the bike features Vitus...

For what it is worth, the bike features Vitus 172, the rough equivalent of Reynolds 531 and it is double-butted (three tubes). There are multiple threads here on the forums about Motobecane Mixtes...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By TugaDude

Well it does look to be preserved nicely and...

Well it does look to be preserved nicely and suffers from no obvious defects, so that is going to add to the value. Value is a tough one for me. $300.00 is more than I'd want to pay, but having...
03-24-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By TugaDude

What a gorgeous bike. The second I saw it I was...

What a gorgeous bike. The second I saw it I was reminded of what must have been Rivendell's inspiration. What's old is new again.
...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By TugaDude

If the OP does pursue a complete restore I'd...

If the OP does pursue a complete restore I'd suggest having a frame builder braze on some reinforcements around the holes in the top tube. Looking closely at those areas it is clear that there is...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By TugaDude

There are a number of helpful threads on the...

There are a number of helpful threads on the Classic & Vintage part of the forums regarding repainting.

Also, the oxalic acid isn't applied to the exterior only, the entire frame and fork should...
03-16-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,266
Posted By TugaDude

Love the cantilever brakes on the Peugeot PX-10E....

Love the cantilever brakes on the Peugeot PX-10E. That's a great frame. Thanks for posting!
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By TugaDude

I think Sedgemop has it right.

I think Sedgemop has it right.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By TugaDude

Pretty much any automotive paste wax works great...

Pretty much any automotive paste wax works great to add a protective layer on paint and chrome. Avoid getting too much in the nooks and crannies though as it has the tendency to build up and remain...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By TugaDude

The Grand Jubile' was on par with Grand Record,...

The Grand Jubile' was on par with Grand Record, the difference being the Grand Record was a road racer and the Jubile' a touring bike. The Grand Jubile' was the top of their touring bike lineup. So...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By TugaDude

The Grand Jubile' is not lower end. They were...

The Grand Jubile' is not lower end. They were and still are quality built, lightweight frames.
03-14-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By TugaDude

Great example and a beautiful bike! And the...

Great example and a beautiful bike! And the photo is well done. :)
03-13-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By TugaDude

I wouldn't make stand over height THE metric for...

I wouldn't make stand over height THE metric for determining a suitable frame. It certainly is important but the overall measurements and geometry of the bike should also be taken into...
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By TugaDude

That's very well said. Yes, to many if not most...

That's very well said. Yes, to many if not most of us here $600 is going to sound high. My biggest questions are simply does the bike fit you and will you want to ride it. If the answer is yes to...
03-10-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By TugaDude

It is a good thing. It tends to be colloquial,...

It is a good thing. It tends to be colloquial, so even to some old folks it might be new.
03-08-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By TugaDude

Sounds like a win all the way around. By the...

Sounds like a win all the way around. By the way, for anyone looking for a currently-available unisex model, Velo Orange and Rivendell have some interesting ones. Here's the VO offering, the...
03-08-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By TugaDude

Not taking sides at all, but if it were mine and...

Not taking sides at all, but if it were mine and the paint in reality was as good as it looks in the photo, I'd have kept it and just touched up any small rust spots. But that's if it were MINE. It...
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