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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,481
Posted By sunburst

SF Bay, Foster City

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2cam16 showed me this route last week. Nice section of the SF Bay to...
06-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,680
Posted By sunburst

Interesting experience with mixtes. I am a little...

Interesting experience with mixtes. I am a little bit addicted to mixtes. My rational brain takes a vacation when I see one listed, so I've bought about 10. Still have four. The others I restored,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,487
Posted By sunburst

I bought a Giant-branded jersey at a shop that...

I bought a Giant-branded jersey at a shop that was closing. Paid about $20. Decent quality, nice look. Then I saw the same on ebay but long sleeves. I thought I would take a chance on them being the...
06-03-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,680
Posted By sunburst

try Facebook

So, I eventually listed the 3 bikes on all three: craigslist, Facebook and Nextdoor. Surprisingly, Facebook generated the most leads/inquiries by far. Craigslist got a few responses, Nextdoor got 1...
05-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,680
Posted By sunburst

did something stupid yesterday. Had 3 bikes on...

did something stupid yesterday. Had 3 bikes on cl, one was labeled "project" bike, a 70's Motobecane mixte. I did NOT want to restore it. A woman called me and said she wanted it, and would I make it...
05-22-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,782
Posted By sunburst

Motobecane Mixtes

As usual, lots of inspiring mixtes on this thread. Well, I'm into them too. It's irrational and I lose all value perspective when I see one listed on craigslist. I ride one too, a 56cm Peugeot that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,975
Posted By sunburst

I'll add my 2 cents. A few years ago, when I...

I'll add my 2 cents. A few years ago, when I bought my used, early 90's, Bike Friday New World Tourist (NWT), I decided to check out the Folding Bikes subforum. Someone there mentioned his NWT was...
03-05-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,075
Posted By sunburst

very well done!

very well done!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 200,061
Posted By sunburst

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Not an exotic location, but notable because there's water in...
01-22-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,947
Posted By sunburst

coincidentally, I too have a (recently acquired)...

coincidentally, I too have a (recently acquired) yellow Moto mixte. Probably earlier than the one above. The first digit of the ser# is very hard to read, but it may be "5", giving me a serial number...
11-12-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,782
Posted By sunburst

Wow, that Captivante is special! I've owned a...

Wow, that Captivante is special! I've owned a lot of mixtes - mostly French - but have never seen one as interesting as this. I'm a little envious.
11-12-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By sunburst

thx Ironfish. Now I get it. It's where the...

thx Ironfish. Now I get it. It's where the bearings contact the axles. Makes sense.


My Peugeot fix was very similar. The inner chainring teeth were not centered, but instead skewed or offset...
11-11-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By sunburst

Yes, I will definitely give it a try. I thought...

Yes, I will definitely give it a try. I thought I'd be safe with an 8-speed chain. I would only have hesitated if someone had warned me off.
So, how do I indicate vintage of crankset? It is a...
11-11-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By sunburst

6-speed cranks, 8-speed chain/cassette compatibility?

I've got a few sets of old but useable freehub wheels with newish 8-speed cassettes. I tried to use one with an old early 70's 5-speed cottered crank Peugeot. Can't remember the width of the old...
05-14-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By sunburst

Fortunately I'm out of town and don't have to...

Fortunately I'm out of town and don't have to struggle with this dilemma (for now). When I get back I'll post the super clean '62 UO-8 I bought last Tuesday. But anyway, too little space and $$ at...
04-30-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By sunburst

great solution, well done!

great solution, well done!
04-17-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By sunburst

ps. I would not have flipped a broken bike. I...

ps. I would not have flipped a broken bike. I would have reset the dropouts, found some 27" tires, mounted the 120mm wheel with the 5-speed freewheel, reset the brake distance, and found and cleaned...
04-17-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By sunburst

randyjawa, Halleluyah! you just saved that...

randyjawa,
Halleluyah! you just saved that bike. I was ready to flip it. It was not worth a crank upgrade (I had parts), partly because I had already messed around far too long before I realized the...
04-17-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By sunburst

The stock Peugeot steel cottered crank from the...

The stock Peugeot steel cottered crank from the 70's.

I assumed that using an 80's japanese crank (for 6-speeds) would work. I'm pretty sure I've tried that combination on one of my bikes, at...
04-17-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By sunburst

Chain suck problem with another of my Peugeot frankenbikes

Posted this question to the mechanics forum but didn't get a response, but I bet some people here have experienced this. And "chain suck" may not be the technical definition but it fits.

I've got...
04-17-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,292
Posted By sunburst

Here's my Grand Sprint. I put risers on it. Too...

Here's my Grand Sprint. I put risers on it. Too old for drop bars, but these are much better for sprinting than the usual upright bars I use on my Peugeots. I stripped the bike for a complete...
04-16-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,292
Posted By sunburst

I'm a fan of French bikes and have restored half...

I'm a fan of French bikes and have restored half a dozen Peugeots, but recently I did my first Motobecane, a 54cm Grand Sprint that is 2cm too short (but made it work anyway!). Most of my Peugeots...
04-14-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By sunburst

I've fixed/upgraded so many vintage bikes that I...

I've fixed/upgraded so many vintage bikes that I can really relate to the Falcon. I like to run a single chainring in the front also. It's simple and eliminates shifting and/or chain rubbing issues....
04-13-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By sunburst

one year later ... I finally pulled the crank...

one year later ...
I finally pulled the crank last weekend (don't like cotters!). The (asymmetrical) spindle was reversed. Man, this was a big FAIL on the hack/mechanic that worked on the bike! He...
03-25-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By sunburst

HED Ardennes Plus with 23's

My son put 23mm Michelin Pro Endurance on his HED Ardennes Plus wheels so I called HED to see if that was ok. They said that rim was designed for 23mm tire. I put the same tire in 25mm on the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,045
Posted By sunburst

finally bought some Tektro long reach brakes,...

finally bought some Tektro long reach brakes, after thinking about it for years. Now I can put some modern(ish) wheels on my best vintage frame.
03-05-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,075
Posted By sunburst

Hybrid!? Talk her out of it! I got it into...

Hybrid!? Talk her out of it!

I got it into my head recently that I'm maybe missing out on new tech with all my old steel bikes. I bought a semi-recent Trek 7.2, alum with steel fork. What a dog!...
02-26-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,075
Posted By sunburst

yeah, the shipping is an issue. I'm going to pass...

yeah, the shipping is an issue. I'm going to pass on yours, evn though it's in good shape. It's definitely not a Grand Touring, which had triple cranks and a frame upgrade. I've got four mixtes...
02-25-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 464,075
Posted By sunburst

I started breaking down this Motobecane...

I started breaking down this Motobecane yesterday. I will probably rebuild it and sell, or maybe just sell the frame on cl, but thought I'd post it here in case anyone's interested in a Grand Touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,481
Posted By sunburst

hope I didn't post this already. This is walking...

hope I didn't post this already. This is walking distance from Google HQ in Mtn View, and it's my standard one-hour loop from my house over to the (SF) bay and back. For any locals looking to find...
02-21-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 58,573
Posted By sunburst

I did not know this thread existed until I got...

I did not know this thread existed until I got mentioned in it.

I've recently had three very successful trades with: obrentharris, dweenk and Andy_K.
And this has not always been the case ......
01-28-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By sunburst

Well, I met someone from Bali a month ago. He...

Well, I met someone from Bali a month ago. He lives in San Francisco and is a real cycling enthusiast. So stranger things have happened (than me going to Bali) ...

Here's mine. I even have a...
01-28-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By sunburst

gorgeous mixte! I want one. And coincidentally I...

gorgeous mixte! I want one. And coincidentally I put that same saddle on my 20" wheeled Bike Friday.
01-09-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,384
Posted By sunburst

I missed a USPS package the other day. Got an...

I missed a USPS package the other day. Got an email saying it was delivered so I called Amazon, who said be patient, it will show up. The infuriating thing was that I was intentionally working in my...
01-08-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
Posted By sunburst

I've done this once in 2017 and plan on going...

I've done this once in 2017 and plan on going back this year. The Bike Exchange is a short ride from me. They do have a good setup there. At home I've fixed a lot of 70's bikes, a few 80's and even...
01-08-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,065
Posted By sunburst

My fleet seems to forever hover around my natural...

My fleet seems to forever hover around my natural limit of storage. I rarely sell anything but my son wanted some modern wheels so I sold to few to finance it. Then I sold a few to open up my garage...
01-01-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,643
Posted By sunburst

I know this is a long shot but I've got these in...

I know this is a long shot but I've got these in 23.8mm brake clamp area (25.4 stem clamp). They were soooo perfect for this Moto, until I tried to install brake levers.
...
12-31-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,829
Posted By sunburst

I've been riding this way most of my life, and...

I've been riding this way most of my life, and have tried to explain it to novices. I suppose that's why I find B17s to be perfectly comfortable. Although I'll admit to transforming most of my...
12-19-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,643
Posted By sunburst

I might consider at some point, but for now want...

I might consider at some point, but for now want to stick with silver. It's for a vintage Motobecane.
12-19-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,643
Posted By sunburst

Shimano 600 and Weinman 500 brake calipers

ISO. dual-pivot brakeset with decent pads. I could even use a front only, as I have a RSX rear, but would prefer a matched set. If you've got something really nice, like some Ultegras or equivalent,...
12-16-17, 12:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,937
Posted By sunburst

Hallelujah brother! Just finished (well, almost -...

Hallelujah brother! Just finished (well, almost - still needs a little tweaking) one of my favorite restorations today, my first Motobecane.
12-04-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By sunburst

I ran into this problem also!

I ran into this problem also!
12-03-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By sunburst

old Shimano 600 brake calipers - cable routing?

I haven't mounted these yet, but from the look of it, it seems to me that the cable can get cinched down at two points. It looks like there are two clamp points near the quick-release lever. Which...
12-02-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By sunburst

cyccommute's photos are showing you clamps that...

cyccommute's photos are showing you clamps that support attaching a rack to the seat stays. Or go to a bike shop and have them show you. Take the photos with you so that parts' names don't get in the...
11-30-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By sunburst

I struggled with the opposite problem for days...

I struggled with the opposite problem for days (or was it weeks?) and decided the BB spindle was too short. The bike also was an unknown quantity that was given to me. It may have never worked for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,045
Posted By sunburst

1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint. Got it stripped...

1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint. Got it stripped down, all parts and frame cleaned and polished. Rebuild starts tomorrow.
11-20-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By sunburst

That actually makes sense, as I just sold a...

That actually makes sense, as I just sold a too-big Grand Jubilee frame that was 172. It didn't compute that this Grand Sprint > Grand Jubilee.
11-20-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By sunburst

I just googled multiple Motobecane years and can...

I just googled multiple Motobecane years and can find the Grand Sprint in '79-80, as Lazyass says. The '79 Grand Sprint came in "Champagne Gold", and the '80 in "Inferno Red". Mine looks halfway...
11-16-17, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By sunburst

We did the same to my son's old Schwinn Sierra, a...

We did the same to my son's old Schwinn Sierra, a rigid fork Mtn bike. It's an absolute kick to ride with the narrow tires. Had to buy narrow tubes as well.
11-15-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By sunburst

Motobecane Grand Sprint - 1978?

Of course, I meant Grand Sprint (how come I can't edit the title?). Here's one I picked up on cl recently. It seems similar to the orange one in this article, so I'm guessing it's around 1978.
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