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Old 07-11-19, 09:09 PM
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Early 70s Motobecane Grand Record. This would have been a "racing" bike I reckon when it was sold but it has eyelets, room for comfy tires (it's running 27 x 1 and 1/4), and it's sporting a TA crank which lets me run 46/36 rings up front paired to a 13-26 freewheel. The bike is pretty much "stock" but I've changed out the wheels (campy tipo hubs laced to 27 inch ambrosio rims) and seatpost (campy NR). The other parts such as derailleurs and brakes are original but not the gum rubber Weinmann hoods!:




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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
The vintage wire mount in the nice part of the older style as the bag is not in the way at all when your hands are on the center or bars. Thanks though
yeah, i can see that now that you've pointed it out. not even adaptable, eh? ah well, i am gonna keep an eye out. who knows...one could or two could turn up!
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
The vintage wire mount in the nice part of the older style as the bag is not in the way at all when your hands are on the center or bars. Thanks though
well, how 'bout this?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bik...MG_0216-XL.jpg

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Lig...oAAOSwEJZdGnxW

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Can...gAAOSwAvNcZe7y

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-CANNOND...gAAOSwX0VdEJVZ

there's probably others like it, but that's as far as i went. "cannondale bicycle accessories"

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The problem with used I think is deterioration of the plastics and elastics and such. They were built to a price point as anything is. The nylon is stressed from being stretched. The elastic loses stretch. The thread and seams give out. That black one however looks very nice, and pricy too.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Another bike I never gave a thought to regarding whether it is a sports tourer or not. I'm guessing that thought did not cross the builder's mind (Cino, or Luigi, or whoever)) when the frame was built c.1965. But with the eyelets and the wheelbase, I think it qualifies. Regardless, it's the best riding bike I have ever been on. Ever.

Spence Wolf of Cupertino bike shop wholeheartedly agreed and equipped many of these with triple cranksets, his custom made long cages for RD's, racks and fenders in many configurations. Quality and cache suited his requirements and clientele, he also tapped Merz later on who built many of his legendary tourer's for him.
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop View Post
That is one beautiful bike. Quoting so more people can see this thing. Congrats.
Thank you. As I said, it's the best riding bike I have had the privilege to ride.

Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Spence Wolf of Cupertino bike shop wholeheartedly agreed and equipped many of these with triple cranksets, his custom made long cages for RD's, racks and fenders in many configurations. Quality and cache suited his requirements and clientele, he also tapped Merz later on who built many of his legendary tourer's for him.
Further confirmation, as if any were needed, that Spence Wolf was a genius.
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