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05-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,044
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Posted By motogeek

Check out the faux Reynolds sticker on that bike....

Check out the faux Reynolds sticker on that bike. I remember those circulating around back in the mid 70's. I think I still have 2 or 3. I stuck one on an old English Triumph 3-speed that I rode back...
04-30-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By motogeek

It wasn't unusual for an owner to swap out the...

It wasn't unusual for an owner to swap out the original Huret Jubilee RD for a Sun Tour unit, for many reasons, particularly if they wanted to use a larger freewheel than the typical 14-26 that came...
04-30-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By motogeek

This article helped convince me to buy an SX-73...

This article helped convince me to buy an SX-73 in '75 from my LBS in Normal, IL. It was a decent little bike but I unfortunately sold it a number of years ago.
04-30-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,745
Posted By motogeek

Andy, that's a beautiful GJ. Well thought out and...

Andy, that's a beautiful GJ. Well thought out and executed. Who did you use for your decals?
04-30-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,745
Posted By motogeek

Just to throw another variable in the mix, my '74...

Just to throw another variable in the mix, my '74 that I bought new in '74 came with Campy D/Os. Go figure the French.
04-07-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By motogeek

Actually Bikemig, I think you underestimated the...

Actually Bikemig, I think you underestimated the age of your Grand Record. Based on the typography on the down tube and the plastic crest headtube I'd peg this one as a '72 (or maybe '73), but...
02-26-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By motogeek

Adding to this, the Huret Duopar is a pretty rock...

Adding to this, the Huret Duopar is a pretty rock solid rear derailleur. I've used one with a matching front derailleur and Sun Tour bar end shifters for years with excellent results. I'm using a...
02-26-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By motogeek

I haven't read all the posts to this thread so...

I haven't read all the posts to this thread so someone may have already mentioned this, but several English tandem makers (Bob Jackson and maybe Taylor come to mind) occasionally put dual cantilevers...
02-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,620
Posted By motogeek

I'm a little leary of this listing. I talked to...

I'm a little leary of this listing. I talked to the seller a couple weeks ago trying to work a deal but he didn't seen too interested in shipping it (Bikeflights). I kinda got the impression he was...
02-03-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,481
Posted By motogeek

Hazetguy, These derailleurs appeared in the...

Hazetguy, These derailleurs appeared in the marketplace around 73 and were standard on several models during 74 and 75, after that not so common. Some of the bikes these came on were the 74-75...
01-24-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By motogeek

What central IL swap??? I'm interested!

What central IL swap??? I'm interested!
01-23-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,710
Posted By motogeek

I also have never seen a green GJ. Nor have I...

I also have never seen a green GJ. Nor have I ever seen one with chrome stay ends. Very unusual for a 74-76 GJ. Wonder if its a European version.* Chas, do you want to chime in on this, you have a...
01-15-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,710
Posted By motogeek

I've always had good luck with WD40 as a...

I've always had good luck with WD40 as a degreaser along with scrubbing with a toothbrush. Don't be too concerned about the "decals" because they're not really decals (except the Reynolds 531 one)....
01-09-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By motogeek

Interesting pic of your Competition. Looks like...

Interesting pic of your Competition. Looks like it's running a long cage Huret Jubilee RD as opposed to a short cage RD. Did that bike come that way or was it changed at some point? I've had a couple...
12-31-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,506
Posted By motogeek

I recently sold to another BF member a Pryma that...

I recently sold to another BF member a Pryma that had originally come on a Stella SX 73. My first wife bought the bike new around 1976 but always complained about how hard it was, so it was replaced...
12-28-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By motogeek

Chas, I've never seen this graphic before but...

Chas, I've never seen this graphic before but it's a good one to help identify a bike or to aid in selling one. Thanks for posting it.
12-16-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,969
Posted By motogeek

I tend to think it was a Schwinn Varsity. I...

I tend to think it was a Schwinn Varsity. I recall Varsities coming in a blue color similar to pic … a transparent or "Candy" blue. The Brits called that "flamboyant."
12-16-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,443
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/_74_raleigh_competition_17__4174efeddac21a7723b9498f27830ed1264ee5de.jpg...
11-26-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,147
Posted By motogeek

Very nice! What tires are you using?

Very nice! What tires are you using?
11-26-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,306
Posted By motogeek

Very nice rehab!! You turned a dog into a rose.

Very nice rehab!! You turned a dog into a rose.
11-20-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,481
Posted By motogeek

Every time I walk out into the shed and look...

Every time I walk out into the shed and look around at the 15 or 16 bikes there I have this overwhelming desire to thin out the herd, so I start looking around to find out which ones I want to...
11-17-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By motogeek

Wish I could read that :) One of my most...

Wish I could read that :)

One of my most comfortable saddles is a pre-softened Ideal leather that has the Daniel Rebour logo stamped in it.
11-14-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,900
Posted By motogeek

Schweeeet Georgia Brown, that's nice.

Schweeeet Georgia Brown, that's nice.
11-04-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,278
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/veloce_bike_013_308ed68586863b066165f72b7c7a91ada9074d26.jpg

Here's another pic of my Veloce I had John build for me in 1986.
10-20-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By motogeek

I agree with the 1974 guess because of the black...

I agree with the 1974 guess because of the black painted seat stay caps. Neither of my '75s have those. This bike doesn't appear to have chromed stays, but has pin striped stays. It would have been...
10-20-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By motogeek

Example: 14-26 FW with 42-52 chainrings …...

Example:

14-26 FW with 42-52 chainrings … short cage Huret Jubilee rear derailleur.

14-26 FW with 26-44-48 chainrings … long cage Huret Jubilee rear derailleur.

You need the extra length of...
10-20-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By motogeek

While it appears this item has already been...

While it appears this item has already been snatched up, I don't think it was a Le Champion. The Nervex lugs indicate it was most probably a Grand Record. At any rate, for $100 it will make someone a...
10-03-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By motogeek

Good to see another Grand Record from the early...

Good to see another Grand Record from the early '70s being renovated. These are great bikes. I have 4, with one of those being reborn into a totally French-equipped Grand Randonneur. Hopefully I'll...
10-03-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,128
Posted By motogeek

The Jubilee would be a great choice, since that's...

The Jubilee would be a great choice, since that's what the Competition came with in the mid '70s. Nice find.
09-17-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 98,674
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/_72_motobecane_grand_record_3__cb080bc0e253cf67caac2e606c23a9900ef7c330.jpg


I know it's not "threaded", but if you're doing an all...
09-11-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,710
Posted By motogeek

Nice build up on your GJ. Particularly like the...

Nice build up on your GJ. Particularly like the Lyotard platform pedals. I use them on both of my Le Champions and 2 of my Grand Records.
09-05-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,710
Posted By motogeek

I pretty much concur with Orcas about it being a...

I pretty much concur with Orcas about it being a 74, probably an early one at that considering the head tube badge (possibly even a 73). Would have originally had Huret Jubilee front and rear...
08-26-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,710
Posted By motogeek

Sure would be good to have a few pictures. I'm...

Sure would be good to have a few pictures. I'm guessing, based on the info you provided, it's a 1975.
08-19-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,688
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/veloce_bike_001_e3ffe7d5f98a4de8a175a3143d66c58e7cc247c6.jpg

My '86 Veloce, custom made for me by John Stinsman in Allentown, PA....
07-30-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,510
Posted By motogeek

Andy, check your seatpost for proper diameter. It...

Andy, check your seatpost for proper diameter. It looks like an American made Weyless and I'm not sure that they made a French diameter seat post.

I just scored another Grand Record, a '75 black...
06-26-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By motogeek

Value depends greatly on condition. $60 is pretty...

Value depends greatly on condition. $60 is pretty much a steal. Seen them go for anywhere from $100 to $500. Seems around $350 is typical for a decent one with mostly original components, again,...
06-03-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,765
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/veloce_bike_001_8814a009330b099eb86d2568f82c15b2764e3f48.jpg

1986 Veloce built for me by John Stinsmen, Allentown, PA. Dark Rose...
05-24-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By motogeek

Thanks for sharing those photos, iab. Looks like...

Thanks for sharing those photos, iab. Looks like a gathering of grey-hairs, similar to the vintage British car crowd I hang around with :D
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By motogeek

ollo ollo, I agree with everything you've said....

ollo ollo, I agree with everything you've said. Also noteworthy is that the 1975 Grand Jubile Mixte came equipped with the exotic long cage Huret Jubilee RD. So did the men's model in '75. As you...
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By motogeek

Looks to be in halfway decent condition, probably...

Looks to be in halfway decent condition, probably worth $125 to $225, depending on buyer's desires.
05-19-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,872
Posted By motogeek

Use Bike Flights. I've used them several times....

Use Bike Flights. I've used them several times. Their web site is very good about talking you thru the packing and shipping process.
05-17-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By motogeek

Sweet old Peugeot, like the component mix! ...

Sweet old Peugeot, like the component mix!

Check your front RHS brake pads, look like they need to be adjusted so they're level with the rim.
05-15-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/_72_motobecane_grand_record_2__fdc946791140b7f065d23df5c64393a39b95b135.jpg
I have an Ideal 88 on one of my Grand Records that has the...
05-02-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,539
Posted By motogeek

I bought my first wife a Stella SX73 in 1976 from...

I bought my first wife a Stella SX73 in 1976 from our LBC, Vitesse Cycle Shop in Normal, IL. Stellas stopped being available (went out of business?) in '76 or so and Vitesse started selling Sekai and...
04-27-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,147
Posted By motogeek

For polishing by hand there is any number of...

For polishing by hand there is any number of products that you can pick up at Walmart or auto parts stores. I happen to like an aluminum polish called Flitz. The last time I found it was at a truck...
04-27-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By motogeek

I think they look kinda interesting, but I've...

I think they look kinda interesting, but I've never heard of one in Central Illinois.
04-27-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,184
Posted By motogeek

I hope you guys know how blessed you are to have...

I hope you guys know how blessed you are to have the scenery in which you ride. Boy, would I love to have that here in the cornfields and bean fields of Central Illinois!! Hope you have a great ride!
04-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,334
Posted By motogeek

I have an unworn autographed Tour de Gruene (TX)...

I have an unworn autographed Tour de Gruene (TX) T-shirt (2008, 25th Anniversary of TdG) that I got when I rode in that event and Lance did a post ride presentation.
04-19-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By motogeek

What's the smallest chainring for TA 3-pin crank?

Two of my bikes, a '75 Moto Grand Record and a '74 Raleigh Competition, both run TA 3-pin cranks. The chainrings on both of them are 52-42. I have an extra long cage Huret Jubilee RD laying around...
04-19-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By motogeek

Wow!!!

Wow!!!
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