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Old 07-21-21, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CO_Hoya View Post
I picked up a mid-70s SemiPro a couple of years ago, and I had thought that it slots better into this category (lighter tubing, single-eyelet dropouts, no posts for brakes, narrower gearing from factory).


Honestly, mostly just looking for an excuse to repost a picture.
No excuses needed. Not for a bike that looks this good.

That stem is the business. One the best looking stems I've ever seen. What is it?

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Old 07-21-21, 07:05 PM
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So this one seems to check all the boxes… long reach brakes, eyelets front and back, room for 32mm+ tires. 73 motobecane le champion
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Old 07-21-21, 09:13 PM
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Thanks for the compliment.

Stem is a fluted SR Royal. A cursory Google search didn’t bring up many of this particular version, but there was one posted in a thread here years ago (link).
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No excuses needed. Not for a bike that looks this good.

That stem is the business. One the best looking stems I've ever seen. What is it?

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Old 07-22-21, 06:48 AM
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Might catch flack for the bars(with the sport touring crowd)...
Awesome bike , love the fenders ..what are they ?
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Old 07-22-21, 01:59 PM
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Awesome bike , love the fenders ..what are they ?
Thanks. They're Honjo smooth 35mm.
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Old 07-22-21, 02:34 PM
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So this should be here and may already be but here it is again.

1979 Jim Merz touring built for Paris-Breast-Paris but was a bit small so it didn't go.

A Davidson was rushed through and ridden to a very good result.

Legendary custom racks that are very unique to each bike.






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Old 07-22-21, 03:19 PM
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And these, JM027 that he built for himself.




RR150 that had blackburn racks, was built for and ridden on a cross country 3500mi. wife supported solo ride.

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And this is JM027 when it was built and before being redone as it is now on a 21 day, 2100mi. mt. pass tour through Oregon and the Sierra's starting and ending in Portland OR. with his then wife Virginia.

100mi. a day in the mountains.
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I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist (ordered in July of 81 by Bikecology) a size smaller than I have been riding recently because the plan was to build it up for gravel/easy off road riding. I wanted a little extra crotch clearance as compared to my 85 Schwinn Voyageur. Although Bikecology listed this as definitively a touring bike (the ad copy said not "a hybrid or general purpose bike"), the great ride and the shorter wheelbase than my Voyageur has me thinking sports tourer thoughts. Chainstays are 45mm with the wheel all the way back in the slot.
Note-those are 700X40 tires on it.

Bob Jackson by Andy Beichler, on Flickr
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Old 07-23-21, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by beicster View Post
I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist (ordered in July of 81 by Bikecology) a size smaller than I have been riding recently because the plan was to build it up for gravel/easy off road riding. I wanted a little extra crotch clearance as compared to my 85 Schwinn Voyageur. Although Bikecology listed this as definitively a touring bike (the ad copy said not "a hybrid or general purpose bike"), the great ride and the shorter wheelbase than my Voyageur has me thinking sports tourer thoughts. Chainstays are 45mm with the wheel all the way back in the slot.
Note-those are 700X40 tires on it.

snip . . . Bob Jackson by Andy Beichler, on Flickr
Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.
Thanks. I bought it from a guy on the internet thinking I would strip the paint and put a spray can paint job on it because it has some bad spots in the paint. But, once I saw it in person, I love the color so much that I just can't do it. The order tag calls it Rose Mauve. I was hopeful that I could fit 38's on it and very pleased that the 40's fit. I think if I switched to center pulls and had a smooth tread 40 on their it could take fenders. That might happen down the road but so far I am pleased with the road behavior of these tires.

I like that Grand Record. If I had found one in the black and red color scheme before I found the Bob Jackson, I would have bought it. Black and red go together so well.
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Old 07-23-21, 07:44 PM
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Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.









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Old 07-23-21, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.

Wow, sweet collection!

What's this rear derailleur all about?

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Old 07-24-21, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ShannonM View Post
Wow, sweet collection!

What's this rear derailleur all about?

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Thanks!
That's a Simplex derailleur from 1951, before the advent of the modern parallelogram derailleur design. Simplex and others continued to make this style of derailleur into the very early sixties.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.









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Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier) are, by and large, not that different from what would become sports touring bikes by the 80s. They typically have long reach brakes (what were called standard reach BITD), eyelets, and generous tire clearance. They typically had narrower gear ranges but that can be changed unless, of course, you feel the need to test your mettle riding Cino on a tight gearing set up . . .

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Old 07-24-21, 04:23 PM
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1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray

Really like this bike. Frame size is great for me, and riding it brings me back to another time. Too many subtle, and not so subtle, upgrades to list.


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