I've had my 82 Motobecane Grand Touring since I bought it in 82. Comfortable, well made bike. It's a 15 speed(3 in front). I would like to get a lower gearing in front. French bikes were "quirky" in some components. Anyone know how I might go about this? I think the present crank is a Takagi Tourney SP. The largest gear in back cassette has 32 teeth.
Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.