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Old 04-15-19, 10:13 AM
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Location: Rockford IL
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Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1981 Trek 716, 2010 Banshee Paradox

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I finally rode my 1976 that I got as a frameset + extras at Christmas.

First impressions:

Very smooth ride! Even with commuter-style 700x32C hard case tires.
Huret Jubile drivetrain is one of the quietest I've ridden.
I love this handlebar shape. The extended drops give a lot of options for hand positioning.

Looking forward to getting a French crank and brake set on here. The Shimano 600 stuff works fine enough, but it doesn't quite tick all the aesthetic boxes for me, on this bike at least. The mid-80s Sugino crank definitely needs to go in favor of a TA

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