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Old 02-29-20, 03:59 PM
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Jubile Sport 1982

Hi everybody

i just buy this bike for 65$. I think it was a good deal... but maybe im wrong!!?
everything looks original suntour equipment and motobecane break...
what do you suggest me to do to look better? Any suggestion? (Already put back the handlebar)
any tips to clean the bike?
i want to had breaklever on the handlebar any suggestion too?
thanks in advance



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Old 02-29-20, 04:29 PM
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Nice buy and nice deal. Regarding cleaning, I've had good luck with a cleaner called Simple Green. Don't use anything abrasive on the paint. There are a lot of automotive products you can buy to shine up the paint and protect it. Any rust spots or paint chips can be touched up with enamel paint.

Everyone has their own way to polish up the aluminum bits. You might search the forum. I have had success with steel wool, type 000, pretty fine stuff. Meguiars also has a tin of cleaning wipes impregnated with a product that brightens aluminum. Works really well.
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Id replace all cables and use stainless. Id clean and lube chain and freewheel. BB may be French threaded so if you service it, be careful.

if you are buying to resell, then building a reputation for quality work is key. Ive had a lot of repeat buyers over the years. Ten bikes to one family is not unusual. Doing good work is key.

If you are buying to keep, same drill really. Do it right,. New brake pads and cable housings too.

i pretty much disassemble the bike and install new bearings and grease.

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Old 03-01-20, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for your response guys
i didnt buy it to sell it! I really want to keep it...
i tight the rear cable but the break dont work as good as i want...
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Originally Posted by Ngrandin View Post
Thanks for your response guys
i didnt buy it to sell it! I really want to keep it...
i tight the rear cable but the break dont work as good as i want...
Listen to wrk101, you must remove the cables and their housings. Buy new lined cable housing and new inner cables. Cut the housing to match the originals. Remove the brake calipers, clean and lubricate them. Replace the brake pads with either soft BMX pads or KoolStop Continental pads. Re-install the calipers. Re-run the inner cable through the lever, and then through the newly cut housings. Feed the cables through their guides and to the caliper. Set cable length and tighten. That'll take care of the brakes.

Ask as you do the rest of the bike. PG
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Originally Posted by Ngrandin View Post
Thanks for your response guys
i didnt buy it to sell it! I really want to keep it...
i tight the rear cable but the break dont work as good as i want...
That's a nice bike and will make a fine rider. Are you located outside the US?

As a keeper, I would overhaul the bike (bottom bracket, hubs, headset). Plus you will want to grease the seatpost and bar/stem. Also replace the consumables such as cables and housing, chain, and tires. Once you do that, you have a fine riding machine and you will have taught yourself how to fix up old bikes.

These motobecane branded weinmann brakes need to be centered properly. The rubber hood over the brake pops off and you can use a 5 mm wrench to center them. Otherwise you can center them using the springs. This tool will make that job easier:

https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Off.../dp/B077YMPKQ2
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I'm not sure what you mean by "breaklever on the handlebar". Are you talking about safety levers?
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Its going to be somethink like that... Im going to change the cable break and a friends going to check all the gear system and change the "rubber" in the handle bar with a black brook... And yes im in us in california ventura Thanks
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Its going to be somethink like that... Im going to change the cable break and a friends going to check all the gear system and change the "rubber" in the handle bar with a black brook... And yes im in us in california ventura Thanks
To add them to the handlebars on your bike you would need to remove both the original leather wraps and the brake levers. I would recommend you keep the original bars as is. Pick up a second set and use them instead. You might find bars with the levers already mounted. Then if you sell the bike down the road, you still have the nice original bars and levers.
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Trying to remember, weren't the molded one-piece handlebar/brake hood rubber things made by Hutchinson for Motobecane? It would be a shame to destroy that part. I'd recommend keeping as is.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Trying to remember, weren't the molded one-piece handlebar/brake hood rubber things made by Hutchinson for Motobecane? It would be a shame to destroy that part. I'd recommend keeping as is.
yes this the molded one piece made by hutchinson
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Originally Posted by Ngrandin View Post

Its going to be somethink like that... Im going to change the cable break and a friends going to check all the gear system and change the "rubber" in the handle bar with a black brook... And yes im in us in california ventura Thanks
Those things were referred to as "suicide levers" back in the day. They were truly awful. Modern aero levers with interrupter levers are a much safer alternative
The "safety lever" misnomer was a cruel joke. Often referred to as "turkey wings". They actually reduced your full braking capacity

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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Trying to remember, weren't the molded one-piece handlebar/brake hood rubber things made by Hutchinson for Motobecane? It would be a shame to destroy that part. I'd recommend keeping as is.
Yes, they were one piece. I have one of these bikes that I rebuilt with a better set of wheels/tubulars. Great riding bike IMO


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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Those things were referred to as "suicide levers" back in the day. They were truly awful. Modern aero levers with interrupter levers are a much safer alternative
The "safety lever" misnomer was a cruel joke. Often referred to as "turkey wings". They actually reduced your full braking capacity
The pin that the brake lever clamp goes through is useful though. You take off the suicide lever, file a flate on two sides of that pin opposite each other and then you put a stem-mount or down-tube **** lever onto that protruding pin. Like this.





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Ok thanks.
So i am going to keep the hutchinson handbar and put a new one on the bike. If one day i want to sell the bike i will give the old hand bar...
i've got a family friends who's got a bike shop so i gave him the bike and he is going to fix it perfectly...
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Trying to remember, weren't the molded one-piece handlebar/brake hood rubber things made by Hutchinson for Motobecane? It would be a shame to destroy that part. I'd recommend keeping as is.
Yes this bike does have the faux leather Hitchinson wraps which are pretty nice a full bar set stem bars , brake brake levers this clean goes about $100 plus the $50 it will take to ship.
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Originally Posted by Ngrandin View Post
Ok thanks.
So i am going to keep the hutchinson handbar and put a new one on the bike. If one day i want to sell the bike i will give the old hand bar...
i've got a family friends who's got a bike shop so i gave him the bike and he is going to fix it perfectly...
I did that with one of my bikes and it worked out perfectly. Good move!
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
The pin that the brake lever clamp goes through is useful though. You take off the suicide lever, file a flate on two sides of that pin opposite each other and then you put a stem-mount or down-tube **** lever onto that protruding pin. Like this.


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I had never seen that. Ingenious
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I had never seen that. Ingenious
Thank you. I've often wondered... Should I do a step-by-step with images of how I did that?

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Thank you. I've often wondered... Should I do a step-by-step with images of how I did that?

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Not the first time I've seen that set up complimented... I'm sure a write-up would be welcomed.
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Not the first time I've seen that set up complimented... I'm sure a write-up would be welcomed.
I guess I'll get some more images and do a step-by-step. Where to post is? Hints & Tricks?

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I like this. It looks gentler, but in good condition.
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