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02-28-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,002
Posted By gfk_velo

This is a huge subject, one in which I've become...

This is a huge subject, one in which I've become interested because I'm a born skeptic ... I wanted to drill down (if you'll forgive the almost-pun) into the back story of oils and greases.
I read...
02-21-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,002
Posted By gfk_velo

As promised, here's the text from our primer on...

As promised, here's the text from our primer on oils and greases. Please use as you wish but any reproduction should carry the Copyright note.Lubricants and Greases

Lubrication oils

Lubrication...
02-06-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,896
Posted By P!N20

There was a time that Italian manufacturers were...

There was a time that Italian manufacturers were leveraging off British cycling - see Tommasini's early incarnation - Thomas.



Giubilato
...
02-03-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 54,336
Posted By juvela

----- marques belonging to the firm of...

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marques belonging to the firm of Gentil et Cie

these were active during the interwar period

​​​​​​https://forum.tontonvelo.com/download/file.php?id=379825&mode=view

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01-30-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,002
Posted By gfk_velo

Theres a lot of folk here who dont appear to know...

Theres a lot of folk here who dont appear to know much about oils, greases and the interactions between the oil the soap, other thickeners and the assemblis that theyre used in. Its a whole complex...
12-24-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,709
Posted By Dave Mayer

Summarizing my 45 years of experience on...

Summarizing my 45 years of experience on clinchers and tubulars:

Flatting on tubulars: straighten you line and ride it out. Same flat on clinchers: terrifying life-threatening experience.
I've...
12-07-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,829
Posted By tricky

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't...

Love that. Hadn't seen it in a while and hadn't seen the remastered version. Thanks!
11-18-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,953
Posted By droppedandlost

Opposite ends of my spectrum: ...

Opposite ends of my spectrum:

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11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,481
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
10-24-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,164
Posted By madpogue

Near the end of a late afternoon 15-ish-mile...

Near the end of a late afternoon 15-ish-mile loop, just a few feet from a busy intersection, three great blue herons probably pecking away at corn spilled between the rails from a hopper car. The...
10-21-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By verktyg

Ratchet & Retrofriction Shift Levers

Really great link, thanks for posting it.

My suggestion to the OP sincos was to clean and lube the levers before attempting to take them apart.

1st year medical school meme: When you hear hoof...
10-21-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By oneclick

All you want to know is here: ...

All you want to know is here:

https://kuromori.home.blog/clutched-one-way-shifters/
10-21-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By verktyg

sincos "Any particular things to watch for...

sincos

"Any particular things to watch for when taking it apart (it seems to be designed to discourage taking it apart.)"

DON'T

Ne touche pas!!!

Si ce n'est pas cassé - ne le répare...
10-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 118,032
Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51549425570_88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51549425570_88d13f5558_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mxfhgu)Where did your Woodrup take you today? (https://flic.kr/p/2mxfhgu) by Matthew Pendergast...
09-27-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By droppedandlost

I have one with Campy dropouts that I'm calling a...

I have one with Campy dropouts that I'm calling a 73-1/2.
Wrote about it here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238232-1973-1-2-motobecane-grand-jubile.html).
09-27-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By John E

I am speculating that is it Swiss-threaded, and...

I am speculating that is it Swiss-threaded, and some bozo unsuccessfully tried to unscrew it anticlockwise.
Of course, it could be French-threaded, and some bozo unsuccessfully tried to unscrew it...
09-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight 651 Sealed Bearing BB With Alloy Cups

Check out my photos above... The OP sincos has a Stronglight 651 Sealed Bearing BB with alloy cups. They had the tread size stamped into them.

I suspect that the outside face of the alloy fixed...
09-27-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By 75lechamp

I've had 3 '74 Grand Jubiles over the years, and...

I've had 3 '74 Grand Jubiles over the years, and each had 531 main tubes, with Campy dropouts and Huret Jubilee derailleurs. The typical Stronglight bottom bracket I have experienced on these bikes...
09-27-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By verktyg

Grand Jubile Date? History...

sincos

Interesting bike... Never saw a Grand Jubile with Campy dropouts.

The Motobecane Grand Jubile model was introduced in 1973. It didn't appear in the catalog until 1974.

They were...
09-06-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By droppedandlost

1973-1/2 Motobecane Grand Jubile

1973-1/2 Motobecane Grand Jubile

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Member Dylansbob gave me a great deal on this...
08-30-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight 651 BB With Sealed Bearings

In 1975-76 Stronglight introduced sealed bearing BBs with alloy cups. They were made up into the early 80's. Stronglight made several different styles of BB cartridges after that.

The Ref 650...
08-17-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By agnewton

I hope he's wrong, too. It might just be frost...

I hope he's wrong, too. It might just be frost damage. I've got a '78 Moto Gr. Rec. and it's got those tell tale signs and an ever so slightly bulged headtube to boot. I checked the relative angles...
08-17-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By gearbasher

I don't want to be the grim reaper and I hope I'm...

I don't want to be the grim reaper and I hope I'm wrong, but those lines in the paint at the head lug could be from a front end collision. I would run a straight edge along the bottom of the top tube...
08-16-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By verktyg

1979 - 1981 Motobecane Grand Record

sincos Your frame could be any year from a 1979 to a 1981. Motobecane didn't use Shimano very often but Grand Record bikes during those 3 years came with 600 EX components.

Here's the Grand Record...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,090
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
02-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By gaucho777

Alons-y!: 1972 Gitane Gran Tourisme

Here is my latest build, a '72 Gitane Gran Tourisme. Alons-y translates to "Let's go!" in French, and that's how I feel when I look at this bike. I just want to jump on and go just about anywhere....
01-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tomm Willians

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea...

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea 🤣. There are some links posted on other Follis threads that show their spec sheets but it basically boils down to groupsets, wheels as I think they...
01-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,205
Posted By Ogsarg

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that...

Man, it's just bar tape. The only experience that matters is yours. Pick one and give it a go.
01-06-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,889
Posted By con50582

Oui.

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01-05-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,889
Posted By Hproduguidon

Motobecane C5 columbus 1979 huret success...

Motobecane C5 columbus 1979
huret success titane
crankset 105 bis Black anodized
brakes weinmann 605
sheath hutchinson ...
12-29-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,611
Posted By jPrichard10

Unicrown forks 🤮. So many otherwise cool 80s...

Unicrown forks 🤮.

So many otherwise cool 80s Mtb frames, but those forks ruin it.
12-29-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,611
Posted By 515Cycling

Didn't mean to bug ya

Roadies that can't be bothered to acknowledge another rider. No wave, no nod, nothing.
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