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Old 02-07-18, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by IranianOyibo
Noli Me Tangere! Very famous book in my country.
I took the quote from the Latin of John 20:17, literally "touch me not". Popular on medallions for a long time & I put it on some of my bikes.....Translation depends on its context, so in the Bible, "don't touch me", "don't cling to me", or "don't hold me back".

"Do not touch" on a bike, seems appropriate as an appeal to the almighty for both bike & rider.

I only become aware of Rezal's book and his martyrdom when middle aged, but as a life long Presbyterian, I identify with those who oppose abuses by the church/state. Don
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Originally Posted by DQRider
I posted this bike here before in its first configuration. But the images were on Pee-Bucket, and I refused to pay the ransom.

So I've taken what I learned on last year's Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour, and reconfigured my Raysport Turismo as more of a sport-touring bike. These are the only photos I have of it right now. All our roads are either icy or salty, depending on the day, so she won't see pavement until Spring; just in time for the next Lake Pepin tour.


I've removed the fenders so I could mount 700x32mm Paselas. She wore 28s before.


To prevent the dreaded skunk-stripe from happening when I ride through puddles, I've had Cody Davis at Woody's Fenders whip me up this spiffy custom rack deck. Should do the trick nicely.

I can't wait to ride this thing... c'mon Spring!





Absolutely lovely bicycle mate. Good on ya keeping her in that condition
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Hmmmm... I know I posted my old '75 Fuji on this thread, but what about the 'real' dedicated touring bikes like the '84 Univega Gran Tourismo that I had picked up two years ago...



or the 'too tall for me, but I had to get it anyway just because' '81 Miyata 1000 that I picked up in December '17 (seller's photo)




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Originally Posted by Dark Arrow
Absolutely lovely bicycle mate. Good on ya keeping her in that condition
Thanks, @Dark Arrow.

The thing is, this is the first bike I have built up from a frameset. It needed soda-blasting and painting, and that was my first attempt at both. Then selecting the BB, headset, and all the other components to fit was a painstaking process because it was such a limited production run, and I was building the bike into something it was never intended to be. A lot of research required!

I think this was the project, along with my Raleigh DL-1 restoration, that totally hooked me into the hobby. Now I'm done for... building bicycles forever.





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Hide your eyes. This is a 1985 Cannondale ST400 that I built up into a upright around town cruiser for my wife. It's a very versatile platform.







Sorry for putting this on a bunch of threads. It took me a while to finally get it all put together, and I'm celebrating being done.
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Nice "C"dale modification. Especially like the wooden insert on rear rack. Don
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The 80+ pages of this thread have inspired me. I'm a 50 yr old rider of hybrid flat bar road bikes for fitness, but I'm going to pick up a one-owner 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring with all original components today. I'm getting a great deal (the original owner is my 74 yr old father, and it's been hanging untouched in his garage since 1981).

"Before" pics to follow once I get it back to see what I'm dealing with. I'm also kicking myself a bit because I got rid of a 1986 Centurion Sport DLX that I rode in college in the late 80's in a garage sale about 15 years ago. It was a sweet ride, but the Motobecane has sentimental value to me.

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Looking forward to the pics. They are great rides. Don
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I picked up the 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring that my father bought new when we lived in Atlanta. He even kept the owner's manual!

It needed some love. All the SunTour derailleurs and DiaCompe Super Compe brakes work. The Weinmann 27" wheels roll perfectly true. I was able to save the saddle with mink oil. Today I'll replace the tires, tubes, brake pads, bar tape, hoods, and whatever else I run into. I'll post more pics as I go along...

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Originally Posted by camjr
I picked up the 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring that my father bought new when we lived in Atlanta. He even kept the owner's manual!

It needed some love. All the SunTour derailleurs and DiaCompe Super Compe brakes work. The Weinmann 27" wheels roll perfectly true. I was able to save the saddle with mink oil. Today I'll replace the tires, tubes, brake pads, bar tape, hoods, and whatever else I run into. I'll post more pics as I go along...

Cheers
That should clean up nicely.

That's awesome to have a bike that's been in your family for that long.

If it fits you, there's so many things you can do to make that bike a real treasure for you.
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[QUOTE=DQRider;I posted this bike here before in its first configuration. But the images were on Pee-Bucket, and I refused to pay the ransom.

So I've taken what I learned on last year's Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour, and reconfigured my Raysport Turismo as more of a sport-touring bike. These are the only photos I have of it right now. All our roads are either icy or salty, depending on the day, so she won't see pavement until Spring; just in time for the next Lake Pepin tour.

I've removed the fenders so I could mount 700x32mm Paselas. She wore 28s before.

To prevent the dreaded skunk-stripe from happening when I ride through puddles, I've had Cody Davis at Woody's Fenders whip me up this spiffy custom rack deck. Should do the trick nicely.

I can't wait to ride this thing... c'mon Spring!



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What an exceptional beauty! The colors go together so nicely.
Nice work DQRider.
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This is my favorite thread on the Bike Forums.

The gift that keeps on giving.

Or “delivering” as the case may be.
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A World Voyageur I got from a forum member a while back. Needed to be built up. I also replaced a bunch of parts but I still have the original wheels, brakes, handlebars, levers & saddle. They weren't in great shape but I'll keep them with the bike.
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A few more.
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This '74 Motobecane Grand Touring turned into a nice little weekend project. All in all, less than $100 for all the things it needed. Lots of family history on this bike, and I still have the original owner's manual (very simplistic, for what it's worth...). I still need to adjust the angle of the saddle, and obviously sweep my garage!!

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Just came in from the initial test ride of this build. Specialized Rock Hopper Comp Conversion. Fenders, North Road bars, ergo grips wrapped with cloth tape, SPD/flat pedals,1.5 inch tires, etc. Next is a rack and bag.....
Was a fun ride. Feeling very Grant Peterson-ish!
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Originally Posted by Hobbiano
A World Voyageur I got from a forum member a while back. Needed to be built up. I also replaced a bunch of parts but I still have the original wheels, brakes, handlebars, levers & saddle. They weren't in great shape but I'll keep them with the bike.
Sweet ride!
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Here's my Roberts
https://flic.kr/p/ZqTjxz
bought it from Hallets in Albuquerque as a bare frame, in 1979. Rode around London and visited Chas Roberts who said that's one of my dads bikes, but when Chas resprayed it on a visit a year later, put his decals on! Been to a lot of nice places on it.
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Even though I've posted it in here before here's the most recent pic I have of my touring bike. I've slightly changed the cable routing since the last time I posted it... Any excuse to post a pic of it

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Had a very fortunate score last evening. A very smart looking ~'81 Bob Jackson Super Tourist. Though it has a replacement front wheel and is missing the seat post binder bolt, it is in excellent shape. Well kept, as though it was ridden only for planned tours. Interesting mix of nice parts on it. Still has some old paste wax that couldn't be rubbed off in a few spots (shiny frame in great shape). Best 300 bones I've spent in a long while. My size too. Photos when the sun comes up.

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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Had a very fortunate score last evening. A very smart looking ~'81 Bob Jackson Super Tourist. Though it has a replacement front wheel and is missing the seat post binder bolt, it is in excellent shape. Well kept, as though it was ridden only for planned tours. Interesting mix of nice parts on it. Still has some old paste wax that couldn't be rubbed off in a few spots (shiny frame in great shape). Best 300 bones I've spent in a long while. My size too. Photos when the sun comes up.
I saw that one on CL yesterday. Even if you paid the asking price, that was a killer deal; Congrats!


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@Hobbiano VERY sweet looking ride. I'm a sucker for high-flange hubs and chrome socks!



BTW, was the pinstripe demarcation between the orange and chrome a factory thing? My old '75 Fuji S-10S didn't have striping there but I added some using automotive pinstripe tape. Black against the chrome, and white against my bike's candy blue color -- it really makes the transition/change 'pop' visually!

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[/QUOTE]What an exceptional beauty! The colors go together so nicely.
Nice work DQRider.[/QUOTE]

Thank you, cooperryder. That was the first frameset I've painted, and I like the result. I'm thinking about painting my Peugeot Orient Express next:



This one will get a burgundy and creme paint job with a classic U08 decal set. I think the checkered stripes will look great on either side of the creme seatpost panel.


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Pics in as found condition. Needs fender care (or more likely replacement) and the FD needs a bit of tuning. Needs the usual clean and repack of all but the BB. Small efforts to get this thing in ship shape, and a good late winter project. May convert it to 700c for more tire options, and a bit more fender clearance with bigger tires. Will take my time with this one.
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
Pics in as found condition. Needs fender care (or more likely replacement) and the FD needs a bit of tuning. Needs the usual clean and repack of all but the BB. Small efforts to get this thing in ship shape, and a good late winter project. May convert it to 700c for more tire options, and a bit more fender clearance with bigger tires. Will take my time with this one.
Fantastic score! Enjoy the work and the ride!
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