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08-23-21, 01:18 PM
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Posted By camjr

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring as it currently...

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring as it currently sits.

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08-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,037
Views: 2,707,855
Posted By camjr

It had been a while since I had taken the '76...

It had been a while since I had taken the '76 Moto Grand Touring out (my riding is curtailed quite a bit during the Texas summers). I left the house early, and met up with our local mayor (his orange...
08-23-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

It had been a while since I had taken the '76...

It had been a while since I had taken the '76 Moto Grand Touring out (my riding is curtailed quite a bit during the Texas summers). I left the house early, and met up with our local mayor (his...
06-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

I know that feeling...

I know that feeling...
06-13-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,914
Posted By camjr

Caught this big boy cruisin' the creek bed last...

Caught this big boy cruisin' the creek bed last weekend.

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06-13-21, 02:16 PM
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Posted By camjr

A stunning bike. Well done.

A stunning bike. Well done.
06-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By camjr

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
06-07-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 80,298
Posted By camjr

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring getting a little...

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring getting a little cardio...

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06-06-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

A great solo ride north to Denton, TX and back,...

A great solo ride north to Denton, TX and back, but pretty brutal with the headwind and humidity on the return leg. 30.5 miles. It had been a while since I had taken the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring...
06-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 567,999
Posted By camjr

This is insanity! I disappear from the Hybrid...

This is insanity! I disappear from the Hybrid forum for a while and this great thread goes dormant for nearly a year?? I'll resurrect it.

Last Sunday I invited a friend of mine that just moved...
05-27-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,767
Posted By camjr

Ergon GP2 grips Upgraded tires from factory to...

Ergon GP2 grips
Upgraded tires from factory to Schwalbe Marathon after the originals wore down
pedals with straps and cages
05-24-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,183
Posted By camjr

They do make you work to get them on the rim,...

They do make you work to get them on the rim, don't they? :thumb:

I actually popped a bead while out on a ride when I mistakenly overinflated the front. I had to deflate, and then get it back on...
12-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

Late post from yesterday, but I did a short 16...

Late post from yesterday, but I did a short 16 mile ride with a buddy to meet our wives for coffee. 35 degrees at the start but it was a beautiful morning.
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12-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,015
Posted By camjr

Does this count? ...

Does this count?

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11-29-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,962
Posted By camjr

Well, I'll take the high road with my response...

Well, I'll take the high road with my response and simply say Lewisville, Texas USA.

Now, feel free to unbunch your knickers.
11-29-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 79,754
Posted By camjr

I looked like this today... ...

I looked like this today...

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11-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,335
Posted By camjr

11/7 19.46 11/8 21.92 11/11 18.23 ...

11/7 19.46
11/8 21.92
11/11 18.23
11/14 17.67
11/22 16.62
11/27 1.78 (something popped, and it wasn't my bike. Had to turn around and hope nothing was wrong physically)
11/29 ...
11-29-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26,037
Views: 2,707,855
Posted By camjr

Cold, damp, drizzle, and a stout north wind....

Cold, damp, drizzle, and a stout north wind. Chased by a mastiff mix. 20 miles. Still a good day on the Motobecane's saddle in Lewisville, TX.
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11-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,962
Posted By camjr

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11-29-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,821
Posted By camjr

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11-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

Cold, damp, drizzle, and a stout north wind....

Cold, damp, drizzle, and a stout north wind. Chased by a mastiff mix. Still a good day on the Motobecane's saddle in Lewisville, TX.
...
11-22-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

Low 50's with a stout north wind. All that was...

Low 50's with a stout north wind. All that was fine until it unexpectedly started raining sideways. I had to ride about a mile in it until I could get under a covered pavillion at some baseball...
11-22-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 458,830
Posted By camjr

Derailleur adjustment day on the '76 Moto Grand...

Derailleur adjustment day on the '76 Moto Grand Touring after the recent new cabling has had a chance to settle in. I always find a bit of zen in dialing these in...
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11-22-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,344
Posted By camjr

Thanks - that original frame color and trim was...

Thanks - that original frame color and trim was tailor-made for the Brooks saddle and bar-tape.
11-22-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 25,962
Posted By camjr

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11-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,344
Posted By camjr

. ...

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11-16-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,759
Posted By camjr

I have both and ride both. I have a 2013 Fuji...

I have both and ride both. I have a 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 that got me back into riding, and my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring I restored back in early 2018 (my father purchased it new, so it's got a...
11-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,183
Posted By camjr

Schwalbe Marathons for me. I do a lot of pre-dawn...

Schwalbe Marathons for me. I do a lot of pre-dawn and night rides, and appreciate the reflective sidewalls. They've been extremely durable, have excellent puncture protection, and have been great on...
11-12-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,562,292
Posted By camjr

I had the 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 out yesterday...

I had the 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 out yesterday and took a few shots.
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11-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,132
Posted By camjr

18 quick miles after work yesterday on my 2013...

18 quick miles after work yesterday on my 2013 Absolute 2.1 on a perfect day to ride. I can't think of the last time I rode with ZERO wind!

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08-26-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

Not many opportunities for nice pics when I'm...

Not many opportunities for nice pics when I'm rolling out at 4:45am for a quick ride before work to get the blood and body moving. No moon, one coyote, and a new closed road/construction zone that...
08-15-20, 07:10 AM
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Posted By camjr

I had to get rolling on the '76 Moto GT at 5am...

I had to get rolling on the '76 Moto GT at 5am when it was only 86 degrees outside. 21.5 miles up to my favorite area along the shoreline of Lewisville Lake north of DFW. Easy access from the house....
08-14-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,309
Posted By camjr

107 degrees at 3pm here in DFW, Texas. That's...

107 degrees at 3pm here in DFW, Texas. That's why my weekday rides are starting at 4:45am when it's a nice, brisk 85 degrees...
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08-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,545
Posted By camjr

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be...

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be 103 degrees this afternoon when I stop working for the day. My 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring.
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08-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17,880
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Posted By camjr

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be...

4:45am because ellipticals suck and it will be 103 degrees this afternoon when I stop working for the day.

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08-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,132
Posted By camjr

Nice! I still ride the hell out of my 2013 2.1...

Nice! I still ride the hell out of my 2013 2.1 (blue)
08-10-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 80,298
Posted By camjr

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08-08-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,999,380
Posted By camjr

Out for a pre-dawn ride on the '76 Motobecane...

Out for a pre-dawn ride on the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. I left the house at 5:45am to beat the Texas heat. Great ride until the big red wasp hit and stuck to the inside of my left knee and...
06-17-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,780
Posted By camjr

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's...

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's already very comfortable. My 225 pounds is apparently speeding the break-in process along.
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06-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,062
Posted By camjr

I knew nothing about the history of these bikes...

I knew nothing about the history of these bikes and components. This thread was a nice learning experience. Thanks all!
06-12-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,545
Posted By camjr

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06-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,363
Posted By camjr

I put the plain old Schwalbe Marathons on my Fuji...

I put the plain old Schwalbe Marathons on my Fuji Absolute and they handle everthing well. No problem at all on any surface. YMMV, but they're bulletproof.
06-10-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By camjr

There are enough "porta-potties" in areas around...

There are enough "porta-potties" in areas around me where that's never really an issue. I ride a lot of Corps of Engineers park land roads, and there are bathroom and water facilities there but...
06-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,099
Posted By camjr

I'll typically only ride off the saddle on...

I'll typically only ride off the saddle on steeper climbs. In my part of Texas, they're usually few and far between, and short. I'm breaking in a new Brooks B17 and thought I would be standing on...
06-10-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,803
Posted By camjr

Very nice. I love seeing your bikes. The accents...

Very nice. I love seeing your bikes. The accents and personal touches are always spot on.

Cheers.
06-10-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,574
Posted By camjr

I went to my favorite, long standing LBS the...

I went to my favorite, long standing LBS the other day simply to get a new bottle cage simply because I wanted chrome or silver over my current black one. Sold out of all bottle cages, bikes, and...
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06-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,201
Posted By camjr

Very early 80's. First on a blue Mongoose with...

Very early 80's. First on a blue Mongoose with Motomags, later replaced with Tuff II's, then a chrome Supergoose with Z-Rims.

Cheers.
06-09-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,095
Posted By camjr

It's mostly about the engine, not the bike...

It's mostly about the engine, not the bike (although getting the fit right will make a big difference as stated above). The Escape (or Fuji Absolute, or Trek FX, etc.) are all relatively quick...
06-09-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By camjr

The easiest way is to go to Trek's website and...

The easiest way is to go to Trek's website and look on the bottom of the home page under Support. Bike companies often have model archives or catalog archives. You should be able to match it up on...
06-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,066
Posted By camjr

It's a bit of an older thread, but here is my...

It's a bit of an older thread, but here is my 1976 Grand Touring as it currently sits (yeah, it's not drive side, but it's a nice shot). It's a fantastic ride and gets between 50-75 miles a week.
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