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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-08-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By MotoMan
Sugino XD-600 triple crank/126mm rear/7spfreewheel/1990Cannondale touring/?BB length

Greetings,
I am putting together a 1990 Cannondale vintage touring frame (58cm) found beside a metal dumpster in new mint condition. I am building it up for touring. My question to the...
Forum: Touring 06-20-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,446
Posted By MotoMan
Seat Boy has it right, it is either love or hate....

Seat Boy has it right, it is either love or hate. For me it has been love. I have mbars on my Nashbar road bike and Motobecane Grand Touring. I have done with the Rivendell way of using DirtDrop...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-15-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,535
Posted By MotoMan
I have mbars on two bikes and love them (again,...

I have mbars on two bikes and love them (again, it is a love/hate situation out there....no inbetween). One is my go fast road bike and the other is my 70's Grand Touring Motobecane. The newer bike...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By MotoMan
My 1990 Cannondale touring frame I am building up...

My 1990 Cannondale touring frame I am building up has a 126mm rear spacing. Hard to find affordable wheels other then Phil Wood hubs. A friend gave me a set of Campy Record hubs he had forgotten...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-10-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,114
Posted By MotoMan
With friction, one can interchange Campy,...

With friction, one can interchange Campy, Suntour, Shimano, etc systems and they all get along. It is a love fest... I use bar end Riv Silver shifters on mustache bars. Smooth, quick, easy to set...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,854
Posted By MotoMan
Are those Bata sneaker type cycling shoes from...

Are those Bata sneaker type cycling shoes from the 70-80's? I still have a pair I use when I ride my toe and strap pedals on my Motobecane Grand Touring. I wore out my first pair ridng in Europe,...
Forum: Commuting 06-07-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,039
Posted By MotoMan
Poor Man's Riv is a state of mind: the Riv fit. ...

Poor Man's Riv is a state of mind: the Riv fit. A bad fit on a pricey frame does not work. I bought a Nashbar Road "Frame" a few years ago for about $60 with sale/coupon. Even though it is not a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-22-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,373
Posted By MotoMan
I bought the Nashbar Frame' aluminum road frame a...

I bought the Nashbar Frame' aluminum road frame a few years ago for a crazy low price after sale/coupon etc. I built it up and it has been my favorite ride. I would not call the ride harsh (my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,136
Posted By MotoMan
I have pretty much the same Moto Grand Touring...

I have pretty much the same Moto Grand Touring vintage 1977/78. Swiss BB, French headset (until fork broke, and was replace with 27" fork from QBP, now standard headset). the original Rigida...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By MotoMan
Go with the treaded option. One can change the...

Go with the treaded option. One can change the height of the stem easier. Once the tube is cut, you are stuck at that height.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By MotoMan
French threading....?

French threading....?
Forum: Touring 01-20-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By MotoMan
Thank you fotooutdoors. At what level are your...

Thank you fotooutdoors. At what level are your handlebars? Do you think 60 would be too big for you? How does the fit seem to you?
Forum: Touring 01-20-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By MotoMan
Is the CT sizing mean to the top of the TT or...

Is the CT sizing mean to the top of the TT or seat tube?
Forum: Touring 01-20-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By MotoMan
What size did you buy? Are the sizing comparable...

What size did you buy? Are the sizing comparable to equivalent road bike size? I have the Nashbar Road Frame' at 58cm, which could almost go for a 59cm, since it was measured C-C. Would one size...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,267
Posted By MotoMan
Old school: 1977 Motobecane Grand Touring,...

Old school: 1977 Motobecane Grand Touring, 27inch wheels, 27X11/8 tires, Mustache bars with areo bars, Ideale leather saddle, Fully fenders (Blumals rear, SKS front). Ride in the rain and between...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-18-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By MotoMan
I had to replace a 27 inch fork. My shop got one...

I had to replace a 27 inch fork. My shop got one from QBP catalog, chromed probably made in India? However, it did fit the bike and seems to wrok well. It was not the match for a Motobecane, but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-14-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,954
Posted By MotoMan
My Gran J is DB 531 tubing, from the ?mid 70's. ...

My Gran J is DB 531 tubing, from the ?mid 70's. As the bike/frame was given to me, I have a rough idea of the time frame. My Grand Touring I bought in 1977 has DB Vitus 172 tubing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-14-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,954
Posted By MotoMan
Join the Moto Cults...Great ride, crazy threads,...

Join the Moto Cults...Great ride, crazy threads, and sparse parts...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,360
Posted By MotoMan
My wish list: 1) A stem/quill that is 22.0 to...

My wish list: 1) A stem/quill that is 22.0 to fit French threaded forks. I f you are going to make a French thread headset/BB, why not go all the way... 2) A Swiss thread BB would be nice. 3) ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By MotoMan
What is wrong with 120? Learn to love 5 speed...

What is wrong with 120? Learn to love 5 speed gogs/FW. If you want more, buy anewbike... If you want more gear options, go with a triple up front.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,506
Posted By MotoMan
20grit, how can you say that Sox Fans are...

20grit, how can you say that Sox Fans are "bandwagon hoppers". We spent 86 years in the wilderness, getting teased, and close enough to taste the nector only to see more creative ways to bring us...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,506
Posted By MotoMan
The Yankess are the Dark Side of baseball. Lord...

The Yankess are the Dark Side of baseball. Lord George has harnessed the Dark Side to do his Evil bidding... Thank God the Red Sox tried for many years to battle this Evil Force.... Go the right...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,652
Posted By MotoMan
I am thinking of putting the same Sugino triple...

I am thinking of putting the same Sugino triple crank on an old ten speed vintage bike with 5 spd freewheel in back. What length BB did you finally use? 107 or 110? I am thinking of using a 107...
Forum: Touring 06-10-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By MotoMan
Scotland, Outer hebrides, Canada: PEI, Gaspe. ...

Scotland, Outer hebrides, Canada: PEI, Gaspe. Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-09, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By MotoMan
How about some Swiss thread BB for us Moto people?

How about some Swiss thread BB for us Moto people?
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