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I guess French bikes aren't all junk.

Old 12-12-21, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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It's kind of pricey, so if you can find it at the library, that would be good.
I bought one, but at one point in my life I was spending a lot of money on books.
For the economically minded (I do love that book though) this guy has posted most most of Rebour's work:

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Old 12-12-21, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I am a fan of French frames and French cranksets, and Japanese derailleurs.
Sounds like Motobecane.
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Old 12-12-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Sounds like Motobecane.
I also give Motobecane credit for being one of the first French framebuilders to switch from French to Swiss BB shell threading, finally getting the fixed cup right (or should I say, "left"? ).
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Old 12-12-21, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
That headlight angle is junk.

C'mon, Brigitte, that's no way to make friends on the MUP.
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Old 12-12-21, 07:40 PM
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Odd sizes? I don’t blame them for adopting the metric system. That’s where the world was headed? Who knew the bike industry would put the brakes on that?
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Actually the French were not Odd sized, but Even.

22.0 mm ID of the steerer, 25mm OD
26mm top tube OD
28mm down and seat tube OD.
35 mm x 1 bottom bracket threading. Yeah, not fancy like the Swiss watch makers, using LH fixed cup threading.
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Old 12-12-21, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I have to apologize for those I offended with my French bike post. I really didn't mean
to offend anyone. I just wanted to see how fanatic French bike owners were and see
photos of the various models. It seemed to work by the replies. Oh and to one the member who
likes to troll all my posts to bring up any errors a new guy like me makes and even goes
to the trouble of keeping track of my post count , this is post 342.
You attempted to call out/troll French bike owners by ignorantly bashing French engineering in general and now you appear to be offended because someone trolled you and referenced your post count?
Good stuff lol
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Old 12-12-21, 10:33 PM
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really?
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Old 12-12-21, 11:19 PM
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Live and learn.

As a young guy I thought Italian road/race bikes were the best. Now a wee bit older. I have found vintage Raleigh bikes awesome bikes after I picked up a 1970s Super course . . I now have Raleighs, Treks, Japanese etc in my collection. Every country has their craftsman... I met an older gentleman on the trail once who had many bikes , his favorite was the one he was riding , a white PX-10 ,HE said was the most comfortable bike he ever rode..!
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Originally Posted by rossiny View Post
... I met an older gentleman on the trail once who had many bikes , his favorite was the one he was riding , a white PX-10 ,HE said was the most comfortable bike he ever rode..!
...some of you might remember Frank The Welder, who used to post here sometimes and has a workshop back East, where he did a lot of exotic, old (really old, like turn of the Century old) bike restorations and repairs. I once sold him a 25" PX-10 frame from the early-mid 70's that was too big for me. I had used it as a component donor bike, to rebuild a 24" frame for myself. He remarked at the time that this was one of his personal favorite frames to ride around as a randonneur, because of the combination of geometry, road feel comfort, and ease of configuration as a countryside rambler, with fenders, a rack, maybe bags...all those things just made it a natural.

Also, it never hurts that there are a lot of them around, so they're a known quantity, and reasonably priced (mostly).
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
That headlight angle is junk.

C'mon, Brigitte, that's no way to make friends on the MUP.
...I bet she always had trouble making friends.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
You attempted to call out/troll French bike owners by ignorantly bashing French engineering in general and now you appear to be offended because someone trolled you and referenced your post count?
Good stuff lol
Actually I didn't call out any one or follow any ones every post so I could make some snide comment
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Actually I didn't call out any one or follow any ones every post so I could make some snide comment
You didnít call out anyone?

I just wanted to see how fanatic French bike owners were and see
photos of the various models. It seemed to work by the replies.


Thats not calling out someone?

Btw, as you appear to have issues with anyone referencing your previous posts or post count Iíll just throw out this old thread you started some time ago:

Whats so special about Italian bikes
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If you look carefully you can buy a pristine vintage Japanese Miyata or Centurion for for $200-$300 dollars but yet I see these classic Italian bikes selling for thousands of dollars. Are they really that much better or is it a prestige deal having more to do with snob appeal owning a certain brand or something thats more of a collector item?


We get it. You donít understand or appreciate the value of classic bikes unless they are Japanese. Itís all good and you keep on not calling out owners of those other brands

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You mean like Peugeots? Although I've seen pics on here of what seem like decent ones, I've never seen one in the wild that seemed like it had any better purpose than being a boat anchor.
I'm about to head out on my BOTL 25" Peugoat Anchor. With some work it's been slimmed down to sub 30 lbs 😮, but I'm below 190 for the first time in 20 years.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
You didn’t call out anyone?

I just wanted to see how fanatic French bike owners were and see
photos of the various models. It seemed to work by the replies.


Thats not calling out someone?

Btw, as you appear to have issues with anyone referencing your previous posts or post count I’ll just throw out this old thread you started some time ago:

Whats so special about Italian bikes
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If you look carefully you can buy a pristine vintage Japanese Miyata or Centurion for for $200-$300 dollars but yet I see these classic Italian bikes selling for thousands of dollars. Are they really that much better or is it a prestige deal having more to do with snob appeal owning a certain brand or something thats more of a collector item?


We get it. You don’t understand or appreciate the value of classic bikes unless they are Japanese. It’s all good and you keep on not calling out owners of those other brands
Seems like your definition of calling out someone is different than mine. I wouldn't call a simple question calling someone out.
. Maybe if you keep looking through my thread history you'll find a better example
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