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06-17-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 260
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Posted By orcas island

Ď75 Le Champion ...

Ď75 Le Champion
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06-12-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By orcas island

Your bike looks like this one that I owned...

Your bike looks like this one that I owned earlier
...
05-31-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By orcas island

Gorgeous bike! Iím guessing itís the correct...

Gorgeous bike! Iím guessing itís the correct size for you?
05-25-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 71,795
Views: 11,679,386
Posted By orcas island

Thatís a good deal! Believe itís an Ď83 model, ...

Thatís a good deal! Believe itís an Ď83 model, rather than a 1984. Band clamp on the downtube shifters and lack of engraved ďSĒ on the front fork cap is a good index for dating the frame.
03-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By orcas island

I had a set mounted on a Raleigh international...

I had a set mounted on a Raleigh international and I just couldnít find a comfortable hand position. Just one data point here, but they made my wrists hurt.
12-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,811
Posted By orcas island

I see that Mark is letting us know that itís only...

I see that Mark is letting us know that itís only one flat! :lol:
11-20-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 71,795
Views: 11,679,386
Posted By orcas island

Iím trying to connect with the seller; this looks...

Iím trying to connect with the seller; this looks like fun!
10-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By orcas island

Finally back home to start examining and working...

Finally back home to start examining and working on this one. The frame seems to measure 22-1/2Ē center to top on the seat tube. I know that these were listed as either 21Ē or 23Ē frames, but I just...
09-28-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,141
Posted By orcas island

Wow! That frame came out really nicely! Would you...

Wow! That frame came out really nicely! Would you mind me asking what they charge for a job like that
( strip paint and then powder coat)?
08-19-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By orcas island

Another LeChampion pickup

A friend grabbed this Motobecane LeChampion for me today. Bought sight unseen from a Craigslist ad with no photos. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was a 1972, reasonably intact and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By orcas island

That is a beautiful bike, in a popular size. The...

That is a beautiful bike, in a popular size. The most eye-catching color scheme that Motobecane came up with (in my opinion).
I agree with the $600- $700 price range. A buyer looking for that...
07-31-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By orcas island

Luckily, the paint on this one is still in very...

Luckily, the paint on this one is still in very good condition for a bike thatís nearly fifty years old. Just a little rub along the length of the top tube from leaning against things, and a couple...
07-30-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By orcas island

Wow- yours is that lovely lilac color. Very nice!

Wow- yours is that lovely lilac color. Very nice!
07-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By orcas island

1974 Motobecane LeChampion

I picked up a 1974 Moto LeChampion this morning. A quick wipe down and a couple of pics. Aside from the modern wheels it is sporting, it looks quite intact and original
Iím imagining it might have...
07-18-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By orcas island

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A better photo of the gold Super
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07-18-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By orcas island

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1971 Super Corsa...
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By orcas island

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the...

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the neighborhood of $600-$650 in the Bay Area. It looks lovely, and Iím sure youíve got an investment In the extra wheel set youíve built for it. Agree with...
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By orcas island

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank,...

Agreed!^. Looks to have a TA triple crank, Suntour bar-ends, and a mid 80ís rear wheel dynamo lighting system as well. That bike is a winner at $400 or less in my book, providing the frame isnít...
03-11-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 33,211
Posted By orcas island

One of each: ...

One of each:

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Nearly finished 1973 Gitane TDF
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03-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By orcas island

Ok, we are getting a little closer here... New...

Ok, we are getting a little closer here...
New French bars, stem and brake levers (courtesy of Obrentharris). New cables, VO crankset that I had in the stash, bar wrap, and a Cyclone front...
03-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By orcas island

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris...

A major ďthank youĒ to forum member Obrentharris for providing me with an entire French cockpit to replace the one that was missing from this Gitane
Pivo stem, unmarked (but French) bars and a very...
03-04-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By orcas island

I think I know that fella too!

I think I know that fella too!
03-03-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,376
Posted By orcas island

Suntour, baby!:love:

Suntour, baby!:love:
03-02-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,376
Posted By orcas island

New puppy Yoshi ...

New puppy Yoshi
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03-02-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By orcas island

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!

Thank you for the lead on that nail polish color!
03-01-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,627
Posted By orcas island

1973 Gitane TDF

My New Years resolution about ďno new bikesĒ lasted a full 2 months. Better than many of my resolutions...
Just couldnít resist this gold Tour de France in my size. It lingered on EBay for about 6...
02-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By orcas island

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came...

I owned a 1965-ish Frejus Super Corsa that came with a Columbus tubing decal on the original paint frame. The groups thought was that some of their higher end frames were offered in a choice of...
02-04-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By orcas island

This was one that I bought from the daughter of...

This was one that I bought from the daughter of the original owner who said she bought it from the shop in 1984 set up like this. I checked in with Specialized who said they didnít have records of...
02-03-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By orcas island

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but...

This may not be quite what you had in mind, but here was a non-stock Stumpy I owned for a bit a few years back:
...
01-31-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,656
Posted By orcas island

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade...

Iíve been really fortunate over the past decade with the bikes Iíve ďcycledĒ through. Iím down to seven at this point; all my size and all basically paid for by sales of others that have moved...
01-30-21, 09:48 AM
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Views: 11,679,386
Posted By orcas island

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for...

Back up on the SF Craigslist this morning for $250. Seller did straighten the handlebars though...
01-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,998
Posted By orcas island

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled...

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled into things. I know; itís kind of funny, actually. Really; whatís up with doing one lever and not the other?!? :roflmao2:
Maybe someone ran out of...
01-24-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,998
Posted By orcas island

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along....

Yes- I finished that one up and moved it along. It was a 20-1/2” frame; this one is the next size up and it fits me better.
01-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,998
Posted By orcas island

1973 Raleigh International

I picked this up yesterday; I believe it to be a Ď73 due to the Capella lugs. I havenít had one with this type of lug before and that was probably the main reason I went after it.
The frame and...
12-03-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 35,761
Posted By orcas island

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available...

Most of my non-bicycle free time and available cash goes into vintage motorcycles (mostly 1970ís), and rebuilding a 1984 Nissan 4x4 pickup...
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By orcas island

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual...

A bit hard to say without photos. The usual caveats apply; where are you located, what size is it, are you thinking of a local Craigslist sale or EBay and their attendant fees?
With all of that...
10-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,110
Posted By orcas island

Needing some help here! Cinelli content

This came home early this morning, and Iím a little unsure of what I have here.
I enjoyed talking to the nice seller who was passing this along after purchasing a CF bike for his wife to ride.
He...
08-13-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,751
Posted By orcas island

I seem to have gotten the shifting sorted out. I...

I seem to have gotten the shifting sorted out. I took the shift lever apart, cleaned out a bunch of dirt and reassembled it. Good to go at this point!
08-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,371
Posted By orcas island

I have a few vintage Trials and enduro bikes. ...

I have a few vintage Trials and enduro bikes.
On occasion I turn out and ride a vintage trials event with the AHRMA group. Always lots of fun and just enough good natured competition to be...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By orcas island

I sold my 1974 GJ a few weeks ago in the SF Bay...

I sold my 1974 GJ a few weeks ago in the SF Bay Area. It had the Model 49d crankset, was all original with the Huret shifters and derailleur (short cage rear, rather than the more desirable long...
07-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,746
Posted By orcas island

^ I see the distinction!

^ I see the distinction!
06-28-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By orcas island

1981 Centurion Semi-Pro

Another Craigslist find this morning. A 1981 Semi-Pro; generally very good condition and mostly original. Stem, bars, brakes and pedals seem to be the only replacement pieces.
Although itís my...
06-22-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,163
Posted By orcas island

Yes, that was the bike picked up from the...

Yes, that was the bike picked up from the Goodwill
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06-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 525,613
Posted By orcas island

Semi Pro ...

Semi Pro
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06-22-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By orcas island

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed....

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed. This will provide a much more workable set of gears for the terrain around here, and my old knees.
...
06-13-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By orcas island

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn...

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn saddle bag, and a TA handlebar bottle cage I had in the parts bin. Ready for a ride later this afternoon.
...
06-11-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By orcas island

Iím actually in the Bay Area, but I might look...

Iím actually in the Bay Area, but I might look into a compact crank for this bike
06-11-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By orcas island

I actually havenít started on it yet. These are...

I actually havenít started on it yet. These are the ďbeforeĒ pictures
06-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By orcas island

1973 International

I just got this home and started with a basic clean up. The date code on the rear derailleur says ď73Ē, so Iím guessing that is a good place to start with dating this one. Overall it seems to be in...
06-05-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,650
Posted By orcas island

Iíll have to ask my brother; I built that bike...

Iíll have to ask my brother; I built that bike for him and itís currently in Portland
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