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05-31-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By motogeek

Schwinn Springer Fork

I realize most of the stuff on the C&V forum seems to be devoted to early 70's and later road and racing bikes, but this question pertains to my mid 50's Schwinn cruiser. I will be stripping and...
05-19-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,008
Posted By motogeek

In 1975 I moved to Normal, IL to return to...

In 1975 I moved to Normal, IL to return to college at Ill. State after several years in the military. There was a new bike shop opening up downtown called Vitesse. I became friends with the manager,...
05-18-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,682
Posted By motogeek

It would be interesting to know how, on the...

It would be interesting to know how, on the smaller bike, they got the rear derailleur to fit properly. It looks like a Shimano or Sun Tour. If I remember correctly, the SX73 came with Huret dropouts...
05-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By motogeek

That's one of my favorite Moto color combos. I've...

That's one of my favorite Moto color combos. I've got one out in my garage that is one of the bikes I ride the most.
...
05-03-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,385
Posted By motogeek

I believe it's a 75, but it could be a 74.

I believe it's a 75, but it could be a 74.
Forum: For Sale
04-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By motogeek

Interesting collection of memorabilia. I worked...

Interesting collection of memorabilia. I worked as a graphic designer back in the 80s and 90s and designed a number of T-shirts, flyers and patches for our local club, the Illinois Valley Wheelmen...
04-27-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By motogeek

Is pot legal in Orange County? Not sure what this...

Is pot legal in Orange County? Not sure what this person is inhaling but he's waaaaaay off base in his 2K estimate. $350 is a tad high for this bike, too. You're spot on at $250.
04-27-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,316
Posted By motogeek

I bought an identical bike to this when I was in...

I bought an identical bike to this when I was in the Army in Germany in 1972 thru the French military Post Exchange that was located in the same town I was stationed, Kaiserslautern. Except it was a...
04-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 36,743
Posted By motogeek

Here's a build up of a Grand Jubile frame and a...

Here's a build up of a Grand Jubile frame and a bunch of spare parts I had laying around. Finished this one this winter....
04-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 36,743
Posted By motogeek

Is that a repaint? If so, who did it? Very nice...

Is that a repaint? If so, who did it? Very nice job!
04-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,114
Posted By motogeek

I'm getting in a little late on this thread but...

I'm getting in a little late on this thread but I'm glad you found a bike you want. My first 10-speed was a Peugeot, so I've got a soft spot in my heart for them. But just to throw another coal on...
04-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By motogeek

Wifey and I like Unum … stop in there...

Wifey and I like Unum … stop in there periodically.
04-07-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By motogeek

Thanks! My collection consists of about 7 early...

Thanks! My collection consists of about 7 early to mid '70s Motos (thus my handle "Motogeek"). Do you ever get over to Morton on the Morton-E.Peoria trail? I'm about 3 blocks off the trail.
04-06-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By motogeek

I just finished building up a '75 Moto Grand...

I just finished building up a '75 Moto Grand Jubile with some modifications last week. Just waiting for this Corona-crap to get over with. Don't want to bring anything home cause my wife has...
04-06-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,411
Posted By motogeek

I've got a couple bikes in my collection that are...

I've got a couple bikes in my collection that are exceptionally clean. But the one that looks like it just came out of the showroom is my silver with black panels 1974 Motobecane Grand Record. It's...
03-31-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,755
Posted By motogeek

I'm thinking of the Ivory and Maroon one (that...

I'm thinking of the Ivory and Maroon one (that may have been the GJ). My color recall may be a little off on that one.
03-30-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,755
Posted By motogeek

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My custom-built Veloce by John Stinsmen from Allentown, PA. Built in...
03-30-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,755
Posted By motogeek

Andy, I don't think that one is anywhere as...

Andy, I don't think that one is anywhere as pretty as your Motobecane
03-15-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 694,316
Posted By motogeek

I don't think you can put much creedence in...

I don't think you can put much creedence in whether the seat stay cap was painted or not. I have 7 Motobecanes (2 Grand Jubiles including a mixte, 3 Grand Records and 2 Le Champions) dating from '72...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,693
Posted By motogeek

The semi driver SHOULD have had his turn signal...

The semi driver SHOULD have had his turn signal on. He can't make a right hand turn from the right lane or he'll run over the sidewalk with the rear of his trailer. Or if he is in the right lane,...
01-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By motogeek

John built a lot of track bikes due to his home...

John built a lot of track bikes due to his home town, Allentown, PA having a velodrome.
Wish it was a road bike and my size. (see post above for pic of my bike)
01-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By motogeek

Kind of reminds me of a Raleigh Super Tourist...

Kind of reminds me of a Raleigh Super Tourist from the mid 70s
12-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,324
Posted By motogeek

Model cars (been building/collecting since the...

Model cars (been building/collecting since the early '60s).
My 1973 MGB GT, a very nice little British coupe that we drive all over the Midwest.
Guitars. I'm not much of a player but I've got 3 to...
12-17-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By motogeek

So sad to read about his passing. I learned so...

So sad to read about his passing. I learned so much info about derailleurs, gearing and other components from his writings in Bicycling Magazine during the 70s. Helped me to understand things that...
12-10-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By motogeek

Thought it looked very similar to OP. Looks like...

Thought it looked very similar to OP. Looks like he cleaned it up and got it ready for resell. It's a really good bike and I don't think $200 is out of line on that bike.

It would be cool to have...
12-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By motogeek

There's one just like the OP on the Atlanta CL...

There's one just like the OP on the Atlanta CL today for $200.
12-09-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 30,630
Posted By motogeek

Here's my mid '70s Competition, with Huret...

Here's my mid '70s Competition, with Huret Jubilee groupset.
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12-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By motogeek

Moto mixties are great bikes. Finding one as nice...

Moto mixties are great bikes. Finding one as nice as yours is a rare feat indeed. Motobecane paint jobs and graphics were some of the best of the time period (IMHO) and were protected by clear...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By motogeek

All the above comments seem to be spot on. The...

All the above comments seem to be spot on. The Elance wasn't a particularly high end bike, just in the middle of the product line. Good but not great. And many sold. That said, the value would be in...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By motogeek

What size are you looking for?

What size are you looking for?
12-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By motogeek

Quite the score! That is a real good bike,...

Quite the score! That is a real good bike, especially for 5 clams. That looks to be in real good shape and will clean up very nicely.
11-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By motogeek

Nice observation, Bulgie, and yes, they were bent...

Nice observation, Bulgie, and yes, they were bent a bit. I sent the fork to Gugie and he straightened it out so it's ok now. Just an older picture.
11-14-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/red_black_moto_g_j_mixte_20__73d4eb0bdcec28ced9463cc9d0ca927129e9571e.jpg
Here's my wife's '75 GJ mixte, a rather rare bike with...
11-13-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By motogeek

I have this catalog in my collection. It came...

I have this catalog in my collection. It came with the '74 Jubile I bought new that summer. Slight change in that it had 52-40 tooth Stronglite 49 crankset. Mine was silver w/ red panels.

This...
11-03-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13,889
Views: 2,940,489
Posted By motogeek

Those of us with LBCs (Little British Cars) do,...

Those of us with LBCs (Little British Cars) do, indeed, refer to Lucas as the Prince of Darkness. My first of numerous MGs, a 1949 MG-TC that I bought in London in 1973, had several bits and pieces...
10-21-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 56,306
Views: 8,030,140
Posted By motogeek

Paramount looks to be a little big for current...

Paramount looks to be a little big for current rider.
10-21-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,355
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-07-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,355
Posted By motogeek

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Frankenbike Raleigh International with a hodge podge of components but a good...
10-06-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By motogeek

The Jubilee won't handle a 34/36 combo. The...

The Jubilee won't handle a 34/36 combo. The biggest freewheel sprocket the Jubilee can handle is 28 tooth. (Disclaimer: there's always someone who says they ran a larger freewheel than 28 tooth with...
09-30-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By motogeek

Yee Gads! How do you get the one in the middle...

Yee Gads! How do you get the one in the middle out?
09-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By motogeek

I had a friend back in the 70s that did this...

I had a friend back in the 70s that did this modification to the Huret DOs on a Stella in order to run a Sun Tour Cyclone. It worked great for a while. He eventually broke the derailleur hanger...
09-29-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,136
Posted By motogeek

Looks like a great ride in spite of the 7+ inches...

Looks like a great ride in spite of the 7+ inches of rain North Peoria had.

If I can get my fat butt out of the MGB seat then maybe I can contribute a French bike to the herd next year. Here's...
09-26-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,328
Posted By motogeek

Have really enjoyed your documentary on this...

Have really enjoyed your documentary on this build. Looks like an awesome bike … just my size, too. I think you've given me the inspiration to start on my all-French build Motobecane Grand Record...
09-26-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By motogeek

After further investigation, cross checking the...

After further investigation, cross checking the markings on the fixed cup vs. Sutherlands manual the BB is, indeed, Swiss threaded. The axle appears to be ISO. I think tomorrow I'll try to install...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,106
Posted By motogeek

The blue and white early 70s Team Champions were...

The blue and white early 70s Team Champions were often teal and white depending on the amount of fading the frame has been exposed to.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By motogeek

What size are you looking for? I have a blue...

What size are you looking for? I have a blue w/silver headtube 52 cm Elance 400 that is in better than average condition that I might be talked out of.
09-26-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By motogeek

Stronglite/Tange BB compatibility

My '75 (I believe) Motobecane Grand Jubile is finally in queue for a build up. My concerns are with the BB. It came with Tange English threaded cups in an English threaded BB. The crankset I want to...
09-24-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,136
Posted By motogeek

When I discovered that the IVW and the...

When I discovered that the IVW and the Bloomington/Normal club were doing a "Meet in the Middle" ride I posted on here that maybe they should try to avoid Morton due to the Pumpkin Festival...
09-23-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,136
Posted By motogeek

To Steve in Peoria: Just a thought, if you wanted...

To Steve in Peoria: Just a thought, if you wanted to move it up a week or two you possibly tie it in to the Morton Pumpkin Fest that usually takes place the 2nd week in September. Plenty of good...
08-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By motogeek

Raleigh International 73 or 74 I think

I've got too much stuff in the workshop and not enough time to use it all so I'm getting rid of some of the surplus. This is a '73 or '74 bronze Raleigh International, 51 cm that is kind of a...
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