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02-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,112
Posted By cycleheimer

Yea, do check the forks for any problems. Anybody...

Yea, do check the forks for any problems. Anybody think that is a Litespeed? I paid alot more than $100 for mine (new frames can run a few grand), which for me is a great riding bike for long rides....
02-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,030
Posted By cycleheimer

It looks like it found the right home! Looks...

It looks like it found the right home! Looks great! Have you thought about sending out some of the parts for nickel plating?
02-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By cycleheimer

They were probably just getting back the cost for...

They were probably just getting back the cost for the tires, tubes and cables. They made you an offer you couldn't refuse! BTW, the paint scheme does look like it was "borrowed" from Motobecane
02-02-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,082
Posted By cycleheimer

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month...

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month after month. They need alot of work, plus tires and other things. The prices are in th $150 ro $200 range. They should be in the $25 to $50 range, or...
01-23-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,834
Posted By cycleheimer

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Kodak Retina Reflex with leather case.
01-12-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,100
Posted By cycleheimer

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.
01-11-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,258
Posted By cycleheimer

Neighbors can be a PITA! ...

Neighbors can be a PITA!

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12-28-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,314
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks! The '78s came with the top tube cable...

Thanks! The '78s came with the top tube cable guides, and the nice covers on the handle bars. They also had the super strong Weinmann concave rims. Good luck with your changes! Sounds good!...
12-27-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,314
Posted By cycleheimer

1978 Motobecane Grand Tourings (Champage Gold and...

1978 Motobecane Grand Tourings (Champage Gold and Gun Metal Gray ... the 2 GT colors available in 1978). Probably made within a week of each other. ...
12-27-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,427
Posted By cycleheimer

I buy them to ride them. I upgrade to a better...

I buy them to ride them. I upgrade to a better model in the correct size instead of upgrading components. Sometimes the frame size is near perfect, though, and that is a game changer. It does seem...
12-26-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,746
Posted By cycleheimer

My father had one, and really enjoyed riding it. ...

My father had one, and really enjoyed riding it. He told me it was a nice improvement over the Iver Johnson he rode as a kid. I remember him paying $25 for it in the late'70s. Smoking deal back then...
12-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,991
Posted By cycleheimer

Have you posted on the C.A.B.E. yet? Great...

Have you posted on the C.A.B.E. yet? Great source of info and guidance on bikes from that era. Happy Holidays!
12-22-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,203
Posted By cycleheimer

The early to mid-80s saw some great production...

The early to mid-80s saw some great production road bikes. The early to mid-70s saw alot of slapped together bikes at a time when production lagged demand. About 20 to 25 years ago you had trouble...
12-18-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By cycleheimer

Good point to use in bargaining down the price.

Good point to use in bargaining down the price.
12-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By cycleheimer

I have a Technium bike, and I really like it. The...

I have a Technium bike, and I really like it. The 3 main tubes on mine are aluminum bonded into steel. The head tube, stays and forks on mine are chrome molybdenum. Apparently some Boeing engineers...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By cycleheimer

Very well done! I could watch this a dozen times!

Very well done! I could watch this a dozen times!
12-13-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By cycleheimer

The permanent simulated stitched leather...

The permanent simulated stitched leather handlebar covers with brake hoods is just another great feature on my '78s. These bikes have the reliability of Fujis and Schwinns. Plus, they are a pleasure...
12-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By cycleheimer

Just added a couple of things... ...

Just added a couple of things...
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12-10-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By cycleheimer

TX, OutnBack. Both of mine are '78 models that...

TX, OutnBack. Both of mine are '78 models that were probably made within a week of each other. They have the Weinmann concave rims with presta valves. I have found them to be very strong. They never...
12-10-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By cycleheimer

The other Big Brother in champagne gold... ...

The other Big Brother in champagne gold...
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12-10-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By cycleheimer

Big Brother in gun metal gray.... ...

Big Brother in gun metal gray....
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12-08-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By cycleheimer

The 1978 Moto GT definitely is a fantastic bike!...

The 1978 Moto GT definitely is a fantastic bike! I have 2 of them. One in Champagne Gold and the other in Gun Metal Gray, which are the two colors the GT came in that year. Both have the same size...
10-08-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By cycleheimer

Different strokes for different folks. That...

Different strokes for different folks. That generator would scare me away. The thing is powered by Lucifer!
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By cycleheimer

I have the same bike. It is an '86 model, and was...

I have the same bike. It is an '86 model, and was top of the regular line for Panasonic that year. I am very happy with mine, and like the indexed Shimano 600 (Ultegra) on it. Great riding bike for...
Replies: 13
Views: 19,511
Posted By cycleheimer

If it works, it is the correct size, and you...

If it works, it is the correct size, and you really enjoy riding it (and actually do ride it) .... PRICELESS! Just replace the tires, and possibly the brake pads, then oil it.
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By cycleheimer

The Tempos are nice, but $150 is more like it....

The Tempos are nice, but $150 is more like it. $400 can get you a few really nice bikes, especially since it's more of a buyer's market right now. Unfortunately, too many sellers in NY & NJ haven't...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,467
Posted By cycleheimer

It is probably a '76 or '77. The head tube isn't...

It is probably a '76 or '77. The head tube isn't painted brown, and the SR Apex crank arms don't say "Motobecane". It also doesn't have the Weinmann concave rims. The GT is a pretty decent bike, BTW....
08-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,558
Posted By cycleheimer

I can't believe how time flies. I remember...

I can't believe how time flies. I remember posting the CL ad on the "are you looking for thread". Nice!
08-22-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By cycleheimer

Thank you for sharing. Inspirational!

Thank you for sharing. Inspirational!
08-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,314
Posted By cycleheimer

Thanks, G.B.! It's spotless. Like new. Not the...

Thanks, G.B.! It's spotless. Like new. Not the way a true 28 Y.O. touring bike is supposed to look! :lol:
08-18-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,314
Posted By cycleheimer

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08-17-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,976
Posted By cycleheimer

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring....

1978 Motobecane Grand Touring. https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/p_20180416_192513_ll_a07e49b4477d9845e46cfe06b159f9785211e474.jpg
08-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By cycleheimer

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The...

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The Moto GT changed that for me. Like Ryansu's, mine is a '78. Great riding bike, and it doesn't wear me out me out on 40 to 50 mile rides. It is also...
08-04-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,092
Posted By cycleheimer

About a dozen. The APA is going to do a case...

About a dozen. The APA is going to do a case study on me.
07-29-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By cycleheimer

Talkin' our language! You are in the right place!...

Talkin' our language! You are in the right place! :thumb:
07-29-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By cycleheimer

Wait until your place is stuffed with classic...

Wait until your place is stuffed with classic bikes; the linen closet has gotten converted to a storage area for bike parts and spare tubes; the closets are filled with bike tires; there is a repair...
07-28-19, 03:15 PM
07-28-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By cycleheimer

Another use for those Harbor Freight work lights! Just wanted to share this idea!

A coupon for 20% off, and a coupon for a free mini work light. What's not to like? Use the light's hook, and some velcro to really secure things up, and you have a super bright headlight for your...
07-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By cycleheimer

"Sorry"? Are you serious? It's what WE do!...

"Sorry"? Are you serious? It's what WE do! :50:
07-24-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 101,130
Posted By cycleheimer

1981 Fuji S-12-S (18 speed)

A "classic" Fuji. Brooks Pro, Blackburn rack, SKS fenders in matching black, round Cat Eye bar end mirror (black), bags, ESGE kickstand with Greenfield rubber tip, 1" wide Panaracer Padela TGs,...
07-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By cycleheimer

$44.95? That is a seriously smokin' hot deal on a...

$44.95? That is a seriously smokin' hot deal on a full-blown touring bike! If the size is right, wow! :thumb: From the photos it looks like the prior owner might have taken it on a tour around his...
07-23-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By cycleheimer

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My Technium for comparison...
07-23-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,642
Posted By cycleheimer

You are talking my language.:beer:

You are talking my language.:beer:
07-23-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,642
Posted By cycleheimer

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see...

$50 is the new $150 around here lately. You see anything posted over $100 reposted over and over again for months. Good for me, since I catch hell for every bike purchase I make.
07-23-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,642
Posted By cycleheimer

Same here. I keep finding really great deals on...

Same here. I keep finding really great deals on really great bikes in my size in excellent condition... quality versus quantity. Stuff you just can't walk away from. CL is pretty beat right now,...
07-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,642
Posted By cycleheimer

Wow! I also have too many bikes. Mrs....

Wow! I also have too many bikes. Mrs. Cycleheimer is really getting angry that the number has gone higher, instead of lower, recently. She has started to threaten me with the big "D", and I don't...
07-22-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By cycleheimer

Japanese bikes from the late 1970s and the 1980s...

Japanese bikes from the late 1970s and the 1980s are a great value. Fuji was always one of my favorites. Mid-level French Motobecanes with Japanese Sun Tour components are also exceptionally nice....
07-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,277
Posted By cycleheimer

I replaced a late '50s Dawes (8-speed Benelux...

I replaced a late '50s Dawes (8-speed Benelux variety) with this years ago. It's Japanese (18-speed Fuji), but English "club" bike is what I was aiming at when I set it up. The frame size is even too...
07-21-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,314
Posted By cycleheimer

28 years old! Could pass for 28 weeks old!

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Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By cycleheimer

Out on The Island ..

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