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06-26-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 29,387
Posted By TugaDude

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all...

I currently own two Motobecanes. I have an all black Grand Record which is Vitus and then I have this beautiful lady, older, wiser and Reynolds 531.
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06-21-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By TugaDude

You might get more responses in the Single...

You might get more responses in the Single Speed/Fixed Gear forum. My suggestion is to find an older steel road bike and convert it. All you might need to add is a new rear wheel. Check out...
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By TugaDude

The head badge would tell what the maker is. ...

The head badge would tell what the maker is. Looks to be 1970s bike and by the looks of it, low end. Likely pretty heavy. I doubt that basic maintenance has been performed. If you buy it, and you...
06-18-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By TugaDude

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are...

The rims are typically the same. The hubs are where things get specific. But to answer your question, yes, you can use your existing wheels. There are special components that can transform your...
06-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By TugaDude

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged...

Try Sheldon Brown's online calculator. I plugged in the 110mm cranks and a 650 x 23c wheel/tire combo with 42/15 and got 68.1 gear inches. When you know all of the component values, it is more...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By TugaDude

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me...

I agree with this valuation, but it saddens me somewhat. It really is a nice frame and nice tube set. I get why it isn't more valuable, but it still irks me. I love the colors, BTW.
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By TugaDude

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS....

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS.

One post in there points out that FFS was NOT a failure, but actually led Shimano to the development of SIS and because of that, was pivotal.

I...
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By TugaDude

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify...

Priced high IMO. I can't see the rims to verify but if they are that old there might be considerable brake wear.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By TugaDude

Try to bargain it down some. The saddle is...

Try to bargain it down some. The saddle is rubbish. And it wasn't original to the bike anyway. It will need tires and possibly tubes. The tires are likely the originals.

Not trying to tell...
Replies: 36
Views: 1,566
Posted By TugaDude

That's a different bike entirely. They may have...

That's a different bike entirely. They may have used the name Olympian, but that is not a road bike. They did make Technium city bikes and trail bikes. What I was talking about is the Technium series...
05-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By TugaDude

Talk about a great present to yourself. Congrats...

Talk about a great present to yourself. Congrats on a beautiful frame and nice build.
05-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By TugaDude

The folks over at Classic Rendezvous had this...

The folks over at Classic Rendezvous had this information which indicates that yours probably was sold through Yellow Jersey. Perhaps they could help narrow down model and year for you?
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05-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By TugaDude

I doubt that it would ever fail and cause an...

I doubt that it would ever fail and cause an accident, but I'm not a structural engineer or frame-builder so take what I say with reservations.

I don't think that can be fixed without taking it...
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachme...

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=379717&stc=1&d=1399845114

This is the decal from bikemig. It looks somewhat similar to the decal on the OPs bike. All Reynolds stickers...
05-18-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By TugaDude

You've been given a ton of good information and a...

You've been given a ton of good information and a lot to think about, but why should I let that stop me from giving yet more advice? :lol:

Leave your current bike alone. I'm sure it is a fine...
05-15-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By TugaDude

Yes, unfortunately wide 27" tires are not in...

Yes, unfortunately wide 27" tires are not in demand so there are few options. Most max out at 1-1/4 or 1-3/8. Varies by brand.
05-15-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By TugaDude

In the end, the only thing that matters is that...

In the end, the only thing that matters is that you like it. Well, the main thing is that you ride it. Ride it until it won't ride no more. Not worthy of any upgrades in my opinion. But again,...
05-14-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

That is a smoking hot deal for a Kilo WT. Too...

That is a smoking hot deal for a Kilo WT. Too bad it is so small. But if it fits you, I'd be in the car right now.
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By TugaDude

The fork crown doesn't look right. Also, the...

The fork crown doesn't look right. Also, the bike should have a complete Campagnolo Victory grouppo on it and it clearly doesn't. The bike warrants closer inspection.

One of my rules of thumb...
05-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By TugaDude

There are a number of reasons why someone might...

There are a number of reasons why someone might want to flip their back wheel. One would be if they wanted to change from fixed to freewheel or vice-versa. Reasons to do this might include wanting...
05-05-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By TugaDude

I haven't ridden it enough to have a firm...

I haven't ridden it enough to have a firm opinion, but I got a Conquest a few years back and put it on a Redline Monogog. The times I rode it, I thought it might be THE saddle for gravel rides or...
05-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By TugaDude

https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/...

https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/06/brooks-carved.jpghttp://www.yellowjersey.org/custbrk1.jpg
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04-29-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,366
Posted By TugaDude

I suppose most all of my bikes would fall into...

I suppose most all of my bikes would fall into the steed camp. Although I do own a couple of mules which mainly accompany my wife and I when we take vacations by car and want to have bikes with us. ...
04-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

I like it, a lot. I'm a fan of the "army green"...

I like it, a lot. I'm a fan of the "army green" color with black components. The orange really pops. Slightly bigger tires and it would be even better for me. YMMV.
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By TugaDude

Absolute steal at $200. Lovely bike and if fit...

Absolute steal at $200. Lovely bike and if fit fits you, should ride like a champ. As far as SS or not, I have a couple of converted road bikes and they are among my favorites to ride. One is a...
04-21-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By TugaDude

My believed-to-be 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile'

This is a Motobecane that I bought around a decade ago. I bought it from the original owner who said he "traveled up and down the west coast on her". The bike immediately caught my eye with the...
04-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,388
Posted By TugaDude

I really, really like that! I am not a fan of...

I really, really like that! I am not a fan of most 1 x 11 aesthetics, but that combo isn't too bad.
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By TugaDude

So much for the so-called weight savings. ...

So much for the so-called weight savings. Although to be fair, I don't know if Lambert billed them as lighter. Maybe they had other reasons.

I laughed one day when my son was young and his...
03-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By TugaDude

Might not be a "need" to do it, but I know that...

Might not be a "need" to do it, but I know that chrome, as durable as it is can still oxidize. And when they clear coat the chrome, they do a good job I'm sure, but there could still be some areas...
03-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

Nothing wrong with that. Looks like a comfy ride...

Nothing wrong with that. Looks like a comfy ride to me. Love the colors and the condition is sweet.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for the "heads-up" gentlemen. I will be...

Thanks for the "heads-up" gentlemen. I will be avoiding future posts from this user.
03-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,785
Posted By TugaDude

Too many bikes is obviously in the eye of the...

Too many bikes is obviously in the eye of the beholder. There are some here that have a handful and are probably thinking they have too many. I knew a guy in Kansas City that had so many you...
Replies: 25
Views: 7,585
Posted By TugaDude

I doubt the original poster will see you message....

I doubt the original poster will see you message. They haven't posted since 2015. Having said that, Raleigh had a number of nicely-built bikes and the Wyoming has its fans. With the right...
03-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By TugaDude

When I was a kid I had an "off-brand" single...

When I was a kid I had an "off-brand" single speed cruiser, rode it all day every day and I don't remember ever lubing my chain. I had one blown-out tube because I filled the tire at a gas station...
03-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By TugaDude

I don't believe they are re-branded Formula hubs....

I don't believe they are re-branded Formula hubs. For one thing they have round holes and Formulas are not. The other thing the V.O. have going for them is that the axles are chrome plated and are...
03-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,554
Posted By TugaDude

I had a scheduled doctor's appointment today. My...

I had a scheduled doctor's appointment today. My physician offered his elbow for me to bump with my elbow. I noticed that they had a few extra bottles of hand sanitizer in the office and one in the...
03-10-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,554
Posted By TugaDude

Good question. There are additional things you...

Good question. There are additional things you can do, and just as importantly NOT do. A number of good practices are outlined in this article. Just scroll down to the section dealing with how to...
03-09-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By TugaDude

No threads on either side of the inner cartridge....

No threads on either side of the inner cartridge.

https://www.benscycle.com/Assets/product_images/bens/large/305-146.jpg
03-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,554
Posted By TugaDude

Update: Just saw a local example of what I was...

Update: Just saw a local example of what I was talking about. A guy and his daughter violated the "self-quarantine" and attended a "Father-Daughter" dance over the weekend. This verbiage from the...
03-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56,984
Views: 8,213,477
Posted By TugaDude

Something seems "off". But maybe that is what he...

Something seems "off". But maybe that is what he told her he paid for it! :lol:
03-02-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice! Let us know how the tires fared. ...

Very nice! Let us know how the tires fared. Those look great.
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By TugaDude

Nice buy and nice deal. Regarding cleaning, I've...

Nice buy and nice deal. Regarding cleaning, I've had good luck with a cleaner called Simple Green. Don't use anything abrasive on the paint. There are a lot of automotive products you can buy to...
02-28-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

Really needs a head badge. You should consider...

Really needs a head badge. You should consider making one or having one made for you. I've seen some custom jobs that are really cool.
02-28-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

I love that color, nice choice. I have a green...

I love that color, nice choice. I have a green road bike and love it. I put a green Brooks saddle on mine, the B-17 that has the big copper rivets and rails. It goes very nicely.
02-27-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By TugaDude

Especially if you bite one open to see the black...

Especially if you bite one open to see the black licorice! BTW, Good & Plenty is one of my all-time favorite candies along with Smarties.
02-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By TugaDude

My first recommendation is to search the forum. ...

My first recommendation is to search the forum. You will find more than a handful of thread topics where this same question has been asked and answered.
Second, you really need to tell us about...
02-21-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By TugaDude

Then how come he is perched on top in this photo?...

Then how come he is perched on top in this photo? Was that not the same race? Or did you mean he finished 4th on that day's stage?

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/lemond/Photo-Courtesy-of-www.jpg
02-20-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

That Holdsworth is pure class. It must be a...

That Holdsworth is pure class. It must be a repaint, yes?
02-19-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

http://velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/F8FCB09...

http://velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/F8FCB09B-9C8D-423E-9F02-DD48A3C8CB72.jpeghttp://velobase.com/CompImages/Crankset/CDD8270B-BDC7-44A4-81AC-FE63BA2CAD94.jpeg
Some of their products were...
02-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,348
Posted By TugaDude

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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