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09-01-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By motogeek

LOL !! I knew I messed up the 531 but I totally...

LOL !! I knew I messed up the 531 but I totally missed the 1972. My bad!

That restored Le Champion is very nice indeed. Cantilevers, no less. Cool
09-01-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By motogeek

FS: 1973 Motobecane Le Champion. 52cm Reynolds 531

Stronglight 96 crank 36/52, Lyotard platform pedals, Shimano 600 RD, Campy NR FD and shifters, Universal 68 sidepull brakes, Modolo drilled levers, TTT stem and Phillips bars, Brooks Professional...
08-31-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By motogeek

Many years ago I had Tom Boyden (FASTAB Cycles,...

Many years ago I had Tom Boyden (FASTAB Cycles, Garland, TX) build me a tandem. I did not have a lot of money to spend and he was one of the few people I could find that would build me a bare frame...
08-24-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By motogeek

Yeah, I just realized that. I'm trying to copy it...

Yeah, I just realized that. I'm trying to copy it to the For sale thread and delete it from this thread. My bad!
08-24-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By motogeek

FS: 1975 Motobecane Grand Record, 52 cm

Regretfully selling a couple of my Motobecane Grand Records. This one is a very nice 1975, Black with Red panels and accents. It's a 52cm (21"). There are a lot of Grand Records out there for sale...
08-21-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 776
Posted By motogeek

Nice catch! I always thought the Grand Touring...

Nice catch! I always thought the Grand Touring was a nice multi purpose bike. A person can never have too many Motobecanes
08-21-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 776
Posted By motogeek

Nice catch!. I always thought the Grand Touring...

Nice catch!. I always thought the Grand Touring was a decent multi purpose bike. A person can never have too many Motobecanes!
08-06-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,916
Posted By motogeek

The whole Jubilee ensemble (F&R der, shifters and...

The whole Jubilee ensemble (F&R der, shifters and cable guides) are the best looking IMHO. The BB cable guide particularly looks like it belongs on a Nervex lugged bike, like the Moto GJ and GR.
07-28-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By motogeek

Do they charge you 25 cents to lock up?

Do they charge you 25 cents to lock up?
07-15-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By motogeek

I finally got some pics made of my 7 Motobecanes...

I finally got some pics made of my 7 Motobecanes and posted them on the "c'mon ... show us your Motobecane" thread. Didn't want to put them here cause I didn't want to hijack Russell's thread. Hope...
07-15-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 56,261
Posted By motogeek

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'75 Grand Jubile, I swapped out the long cage Jubilee RD for a Huret Duopar and...
07-14-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 56,261
Posted By motogeek

That's a real beauty. I think the GJ mixte is the...

That's a real beauty. I think the GJ mixte is the best looking mixte ever made.
07-13-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By motogeek

IIRC I paid $150 for the '75 GJ mixte from...

IIRC I paid $150 for the '75 GJ mixte from someone in Wisconsin. Ended up sending it to Gugie for some fork straightening.

I think the most I ever spent on a Moto was around $450 for a mint '75...
07-12-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By motogeek

We may have discussed this before COVID. Did you...

We may have discussed this before COVID. Did you play at Unum?
07-12-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By motogeek

Next time you're in Morton you should stop by and...

Next time you're in Morton you should stop by and see my Moto collection. I'm just three blocks off the Morton-EPeo trail.
07-12-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 56,261
Posted By motogeek

How the heck do you get that long cage Jubilee to...

How the heck do you get that long cage Jubilee to work on a 32 tooth freewheel? About the biggest they're rated at is a 28 tooth. Beautiful bike tho. I had matching silver/black men's and mixte GJs...
07-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 51,166
Posted By motogeek

Cool. I'm not familiar with that style of Nitto...

Cool. I'm not familiar with that style of Nitto stem. Doubt that it's original tho. It's probably shorter than the original stem for a more upright position to go along with the upright bars
07-12-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By motogeek

I have a GJ mixte, quite a bit of difference...

I have a GJ mixte, quite a bit of difference between it and the Grand Touring. The GJ had a partially Reynolds 531 frame with beautiful nervex lugs. Not so with the GT. Also, the RD was the exotic...
06-25-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By motogeek

Love looking at these Bicycling magazines from...

Love looking at these Bicycling magazines from the 80s. I read all of them cover to cover. As a graphic designer during that time period I always thought their layout and typography was great.
05-26-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By motogeek

Generally, throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s...

Generally, throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s Murrays were known as Department Store Specials because they were sold by K-mart, Sears, Pennys and the like. They were made cheaply in order to be sold for...
02-14-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,381
Posted By motogeek

I got a kick by the dual MAFAC cantilevers on the...

I got a kick by the dual MAFAC cantilevers on the seat stays, both with 5 block tandem brake pads. Bet that thing will stop on a dime!
02-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,381
Posted By motogeek

Thanks John for hosting this gathering and for...

Thanks John for hosting this gathering and for your gracious hospitality. Beautiful man cave you have there and what a thrill to see your collection and meet many new friends. Looking forward to...
01-27-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,093
Posted By motogeek

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I might have shown this before,but it's my custom built Veloce that I had...
01-24-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By motogeek

If there's any way you can have both of these...

If there's any way you can have both of these then, by all means, do it. You'll never regret it. In my collection i have a GJ (plus my wife's matching mixtie GJ),, and 4 GRs, all from that '73-'75...
01-10-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 71,666
Views: 11,665,707
Posted By motogeek

OOOOps, you're absolutely right. I was so taken...

OOOOps, you're absolutely right. I was so taken by the bike i totally didn't see that half the bike was missing, just assumed it was there (you know what they say about assuming something ...) $150...
12-28-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By motogeek

I love this build. A couple years ago i had Gugie...

I love this build. A couple years ago i had Gugie braze on some cantilever bosses onto my '75 Grand Record frame in anticipation of my all-French randonneur Motobecane. I haven't gotten very far but...
12-06-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 59,192
Posted By motogeek

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73 or so Raleigh Competition that I sold a couple years ago....
11-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By motogeek

Always interesting to hear Chas' recollections of...

Always interesting to hear Chas' recollections of the bike boom. I lived thru that time period too, but as a frequent customer, not a bike shop employee. Wanted to buy a Raleigh in "74 but the shoddy...
11-27-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By motogeek

I like that idea, I have a couple I could bring...

I like that idea, I have a couple I could bring .... that is, if I'm not in Florida escaping the Central Illinois winter.
11-02-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,693
Posted By motogeek

Gee, that looks familiar!!

Gee, that looks familiar!!
10-11-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,562
Posted By motogeek

This looks very similar to a PX8 that I bought in...

This looks very similar to a PX8 that I bought in 1972. i got it at a French Military post exchange in Kaiserslautern, FRG where I was stationed in the Army. Components, rack and fenders were similar...
09-28-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By motogeek

Peoria IL or Peoria AZ? There's some pretty...

Peoria IL or Peoria AZ? There's some pretty serious hills coming up out of the Illinois River valley, and a 1:1 ratio would sure be nice to have unless you have quads of steel.
05-03-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,029
Posted By motogeek

I'm 73, learned to ride a bike when I was in...

I'm 73, learned to ride a bike when I was in first grade, which would have been '54 or so, a 24" Schwinn single speed.

Got my first road bike when I was in the Army stationed in Germany in 1972....
03-14-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,153
Posted By motogeek

In 1974 I bought a new silver w/red panel Grand...

In 1974 I bought a new silver w/red panel Grand Jubile from our LBS. It started a love affair with upper end Motobecanes and I currently have about 6 from the early 70s. My GJ had the Jubile group,...
12-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,236
Posted By motogeek

I once was a bit of a snob. But as I got older...

I once was a bit of a snob. But as I got older (I'm 72 now) I've outgrown all the elitism and have gone back to being a 2 or so. I laugh at the hardcore as they blow me off the road knowing that I no...
12-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71,666
Views: 11,665,707
Posted By motogeek

The catalog I have that I thought was a '75 is...

The catalog I have that I thought was a '75 is actually a '76 according to Bulgier, but my 3 GR bikes are '72, '74 and '75. I only believe this because of the date codes on the original Campy NR RDs....
08-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,551
Posted By motogeek

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Here's my 74 (I think). Can't seem to pin point an actual year but the code on...
08-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,621
Posted By motogeek

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I might have shown this before, but it's my custom built Veloce that I...
Forum: For Sale
04-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By motogeek

Interesting collection of memorabilia. I worked...

Interesting collection of memorabilia. I worked as a graphic designer back in the 80s and 90s and designed a number of T-shirts, flyers and patches for our local club, the Illinois Valley Wheelmen...
04-27-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,562
Posted By motogeek

I bought an identical bike to this when I was in...

I bought an identical bike to this when I was in the Army in Germany in 1972 thru the French military Post Exchange that was located in the same town I was stationed, Kaiserslautern. Except it was a...
04-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,933
Posted By motogeek

I'm getting in a little late on this thread but...

I'm getting in a little late on this thread but I'm glad you found a bike you want. My first 10-speed was a Peugeot, so I've got a soft spot in my heart for them. But just to throw another coal on...
04-06-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By motogeek

I just finished building up a '75 Moto Grand...

I just finished building up a '75 Moto Grand Jubile with some modifications last week. Just waiting for this Corona-crap to get over with. Don't want to bring anything home cause my wife has...
03-30-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,649
Posted By motogeek

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My custom-built Veloce by John Stinsmen from Allentown, PA. Built in...
01-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,360
Posted By motogeek

Kind of reminds me of a Raleigh Super Tourist...

Kind of reminds me of a Raleigh Super Tourist from the mid 70s
12-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,713
Posted By motogeek

Model cars (been building/collecting since the...

Model cars (been building/collecting since the early '60s).
My 1973 MGB GT, a very nice little British coupe that we drive all over the Midwest.
Guitars. I'm not much of a player but I've got 3 to...
12-17-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By motogeek

So sad to read about his passing. I learned so...

So sad to read about his passing. I learned so much info about derailleurs, gearing and other components from his writings in Bicycling Magazine during the 70s. Helped me to understand things that...
11-13-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,839
Posted By motogeek

I have this catalog in my collection. It came...

I have this catalog in my collection. It came with the '74 Jubile I bought new that summer. Slight change in that it had 52-40 tooth Stronglite 49 crankset. Mine was silver w/ red panels.

This...
09-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,337
Posted By motogeek

I had a friend back in the 70s that did this...

I had a friend back in the 70s that did this modification to the Huret DOs on a Stella in order to run a Sun Tour Cyclone. It worked great for a while. He eventually broke the derailleur hanger...
10-28-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,693
Posted By motogeek

My "Grail" bike. Just my size, too!

My "Grail" bike. Just my size, too!
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