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    Rear spacing is 126.

    Rear spacing is 126.
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    I don't know that much about Peter Wiegle or...

    I don't know that much about Peter Wiegle or Richard Sachs. I see their names mentioned quite often on the forum. These guys learned their craft in England at Witcomb cycles in the early 70's.
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  3. Absolutely. Every french boom bike had them,...

    Absolutely. Every french boom bike had them, including mine. All my friends had Raleighs, Falcon, Dawes bikes with the much more stylish Weinmanns. Mafac Racers were cheapos.
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    In the bike boom Era we referred to them as G....

    In the bike boom Era we referred to them as G. Laps (Lops). The foil stickers on their downtubes read G. LaPierre. Glad to see them back in stores after 40 plus years.
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    In local CL ads it's common to see bikes that...

    In local CL ads it's common to see bikes that "run well and drive well". Also frame off restorations.

    Maybe if you let your bike warm up a bit it would top 50 mph.
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    Put some new tires on it. .....$700. Mit out...

    Put some new tires on it. .....$700.
    Mit out tires...............$600.

    My first Campy equipped road bike was a 1974 Motobecane Le Champion. 59cm frame with 49/52 - 15-24 gearing. Purchased a Lutz...
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    Sticky: I think this could be my new favorite bike on BF....

    I think this could be my new favorite bike on BF. Great color. Looks fantastic. Well done!
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    Value around $225. Nice bike. I remember...

    Value around $225.

    Nice bike. I remember building one of these up at a bike shop way back when. Good quality components thruout.
  9. Small piece of electrical tape. Heck even scotch...

    Small piece of electrical tape. Heck even scotch tape. Anything that will smooth over it and not be too thick.
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    Sumner of 1975, Milwaukee Super Week. I was 16,...

    Sumner of 1975, Milwaukee Super Week. I was 16, racing junior catagory. My friend comes up to me before our race all excited, "Greg LeMond is here"!

    I reply, "Who's Greg Lemond"?

    At the age of...
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    I live in an affluent area. Pinarello, Colnago,...

    I live in an affluent area. Pinarello, Colnago, are seen on every ride. I was out on a Saturday morning and met a guy with a Pinarello. He was ending his ride, I was just getting under way. I asked...
  12. No love for Silcas? I had a red Silca pump that...

    No love for Silcas? I had a red Silca pump that was from the 60's. Used it to pump my tires daily. Used it for years to pump up my tires before races. Raced with it on my bike now and then. About the...
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    The way I look at it is, are you going to put a...

    The way I look at it is, are you going to put a lot of effort into a bike whose value is being questioned at $30.? Even after a refurb you might have a $150 bike max. So a down and dirty over paint...
  14. That looks like a nice mid level Bianchi, late...

    That looks like a nice mid level Bianchi, late 70's maybe. Could be a Nervar cotterless steel crank on there. Universal sidepulls, way cool Crane drraileur. Worth $150 as is. What are they asking?
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  15. Best compliment I ever got on one of my bikes was...

    Best compliment I ever got on one of my bikes was a couple weeks ago. After a Sunday morning ride I was sitting outside a coffee shop enjoying my iced coffee. Bikes of all kinds were leaned every...
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    Here's my Jeunet. Repaint took a couple hours....

    Here's my Jeunet. Repaint took a couple hours....
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    Whoa, that's a gem. Not up on my Lentons but...

    Whoa, that's a gem. Not up on my Lentons but early 60's would be in there. So cool. The bag alone is worth a good bit. Bike and bag, some hipster would go ape over this rig. So would I. $400 range...
  18. Maybe bring a scale with you. Tell him you will...

    Maybe bring a scale with you. Tell him you will pay full price minus $50 for every pound over the advertised 18 pound weight.
  19. That really dilutes the spirit in which the...

    That really dilutes the spirit in which the L'Eroica events were conceived.
  20. Man, rough crowd. Marco Polo is a nice one. 531...

    Man, rough crowd. Marco Polo is a nice one. 531 frame, Normandy luxe Comp hubs, great paint job.

    In SoCal, I could see it going $250. Fixed up nice, with that paint, $300 asking price is not...
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    From what I have read on the forum, mixtes sell...

    From what I have read on the forum, mixtes sell for a premium. I could rework that bike in a few hours. Some new tires, maybe a fresh paint job. A lot of potential there. $30? Mafac brake calipers...
  22. In suburban Chicago we had one of the most...

    In the U.S. in the early to mid 70's during the oil embargo. Bike sales in the U.S. peaked in '73? and have reached those numbers since.
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  23. Last weekend I did a group ride. Before the ride...

    Last weekend I did a group ride. Before the ride started we were hanging out in front of the bike shop. A guy noticed my bike.

    I started in with, "It's got Mafac racers, steel cotterless crank,...
  24. I would recommend a french bar and stem. The...

    I would recommend a french bar and stem. The rando-ish Pivo's on Motobecanes are a real nice bend.

    Don't believe this crap about french bars drooping, Simplex derailleurs breaking, it's all...
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    I was riding on the local MUP and two guys passed...

    I was riding on the local MUP and two guys passed me at 20-22mph, I would estimate. It was on a section of path that starts getting a little congested as it skirts along a residential area. You get...
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