Well, this just fell into my hands. It's a 1981 Motobecane Jubilee Sport. I had to replace a couple of spokes and true up the back wheel and I threw on these cheap Nashbar tires that I had in the garage but otherwise this is how I got it. I accidentally left the rear derailleur and chain in my friend's garage but he'll drop those off next week. It's unfortunate that it's too big for me. It's a 25" by Moto measurements, 62cm C-C - too big for me as I can't go more than 58.5cm tops. Anyway, it's a nice bike with (I assume as there are no stickers and no catalogs online from 1981) Vitus 888 tubing with Inexternal (internally lugged) construction, Nervar crank, Atax stem and seat post, Phillipe bars, an unidentified suede Italian saddle wearing Motobecane logos (looks a lot like those Mundialita suede saddles on eBay right now), Moto branded headset, Weinmann brakes, Rigida rims, Shimano hubs, and Suntour Blue Line derailluers and shifters.
Aside from the obvious size problem it's got an issue with the orphaned Shimano old style Uniglide cassette hub with it's 13-23 cassette. Much too high geared to for Colorado and difficult to replace though if the frame fit me I guess I would go through the trouble. I might see if my son wants it as he is a couple of inches tasller than me.
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista
Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho, ese dicho no lo he dicho, porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.
Picked up this nice Nishiki yesterday. Can anyone help me identify model, year and frame material? Serial number is kj 27447. It looks like a Comp II but without the chrome stays: http://www.stevevance.net/nishiki/Comp_II
The bike is really well put together and is in great shape. The Nervex type lugs are nice. I like the brooks saddle and the vintage Jim Blackburn rack as well. The Maillard hubs just spin and spin.
Last edited by vinnydelnegro; 02-14-09 at 11:15 AM.
Panasonic road bike. Likely a Sport 500 model. Can't tell because all of the decals were removed.
The original square taper crankset was shot, the taper was rounded out on the left arm. I found a nice replacement Tourney crankset that was a good fit and popped it on. I was amazed how straight and flat the rings ran. The front derailleur was shot too. I installed a NOS Shimano unit I pulled from the parts bin and here she is:
Last edited by High Fist Shin; 02-14-09 at 12:10 PM.
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Just picked up a chrome 1977 Super Le Tour 12.2 frame!! Might be high at $100 for some folks here, but I got a few things on the side to sweeten the deal. I also have a complete original 12.2 in the back of the garage that's too small. Should be an easy swap. So, now I have both a big chrome 11.8, and now a 12.2. A nice set to have.,,,,BD
Anyone know about the availability of a decal set? I know the Voyageur ones are out there, but what about the 12.2's? They're similar, but altogether different in appearance.
Wow BD good score, I,m green !
BD You got the same PCS-1 stand as me, and it looks just a beat to s... as mine too! I had to replace my clamp pads after melting them this one time... I was drilling out a seat post, be careful those clamp pads will not withstand the heat of that. 11.88 shipped from amazon though! U get yours from a divorcee when her x-man wasn't around at a garage sale too?
Never thought I'd be able to post in this one but I picked up this same model bike today, just not the one in the picture:
Miyata 112 for $80. Slight surface rusting in various places, but other than that it's very clean
Was on CL for $60 but I felt like I was ripping the guy off.
Haven't been able to take it for a real ride as the pedals are pretty crappy.
Anybody have any opinions about this bike?
BD that Chrome Schwinn is Beautiful! I have only seen one of those around up in my neck of the woods and that was a very long time ago. Nice find!
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Above is a link with more info on Miyatas. I can't seem to place yours but it looks like a 90s model. If it has a STP (splined triple butted) frame and the bike is in good shape, I'd say you got a pretty nice deal on it. On the other hand, I've never given more money to a seller for a bike. I presume if I saw a brand new Paramount for $20, I might give the person a heads up. However, I've never been in the situation before so who knows.
Last edited by vinnydelnegro; 02-14-09 at 05:25 PM.
Lotus Eclair, Touring Model. Not sure what I'll do with it yet as it may be a tad too tall for me. 65cm, c to c. Any ideas on year?
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Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Raleigh Portage, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra, Voodoo Cross, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).
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