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07-07-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By rsterman

Late 60's Early 70's Gitane TDF

Rsterman here again. Still enjoying the ride on the 1973 Lejeune TDF. The Suntour shifters and derailleurs have made for a wonderful shifting/riding experience.

My next questions are Lejeune...
01-12-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 598,496
Posted By rsterman

Just admiring the LeJeune Baco. I have a lower...

Just admiring the LeJeune Baco. I have a lower down the hierarchy 1973 Lejeune TDF. It is a wonderful bike to ride. It was a gift from a friend. Made me start riding a bike again for the first...
01-10-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By rsterman

That's what I like. A man that goes for the...

That's what I like. A man that goes for the disclaimer right away just in case. Lol
Either one of those would work for me physically I think. As I soon as I learned that the sit bones would...
01-09-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By rsterman

Thanks for the info 3speedslow. I put a honey...

Thanks for the info 3speedslow. I put a honey brown B17 on my French road bike and love it. I had never ridden on such a narrow saddle before. I was convinced it would never work for me. Wrong! ...
01-09-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By rsterman

Rehabbing 1988 GT All-Terra Outpost

Good morning all,

I'm still in the process of rehabbing/reinventing the old GT. I am also reasonably computer literate, but trying to post pictures is driving me nuts. I'm looking for something...
12-10-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,899,760
Posted By rsterman

Michelin Country Rock. Around $20 each. Silky...

Michelin Country Rock. Around $20 each. Silky smooth/quiet on the road and a joy on the trails.....
12-10-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By rsterman

I'm convinced it helps make the rides less...

I'm convinced it helps make the rides less demanding on my surgically repaired knees and shoulders" fwiw.....
12-10-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By rsterman

Leave it alone!

Thanks EricS. The drivetrain works beautifully. I am just a casual rider who enjoys working on old bikes. I need to have enough sense to leave well-enough alone. Bought the bike for $50 and have...
12-10-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By rsterman

Biopace possibilities!

I have a 1988 GT Outpost All Terra mtb. I am converting it for use as a hybrid bike for groomed trails and lite road use. Have switched out original tires for Michelin Country Rock 16 x 1.75 tires....
12-07-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,899,760
Posted By rsterman

"Swapped out the crappy Exage cantis for powerful...

"Swapped out the crappy Exage cantis for powerful XT V-brakes, put different wheels on, and different saddle as well."

Actually, not all people believe that certain components bike related are...
10-19-16, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By rsterman

Oops! Didn't mean to do that of course. I stand...

Oops! Didn't mean to do that of course. I stand corrected...
10-18-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By rsterman

Rehabbing late 90's Trek 800 Antelope

Our daughter has asked me to put her Trek 800 Antelope with the distinctive yellow and green paint scheme. I'm in the process of going through the whole bike and making decisions about what has to...
10-18-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By rsterman

Rehabbing late 90's Trek 800 Antelope

Our daughter has asked me to put her Trek 800 Antelope with the distinctive yellow and green paint scheme. I'm in the process of going through the whole bike and making decisions about what has to...
10-03-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By rsterman

Seagull Metric Century 2016

I am riding in my first long ride this Saturday. In Maryland the Seagull Century is a well recognized bike ride. This will be my first attempt at an extended distance. I'm using the Metric Century...
09-24-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By rsterman

Shoes & Other Stuff

I am currently converting a 1988 GT All-Terrain Outpost to a hybrid style bike in the short term, and eventually do a drop bar conversion. My main ride is a 1973 LeJeune TDF. It has the Lyotard...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,380
Posted By rsterman

I am currently converting a 1988 GT All-Terrain...

I am currently converting a 1988 GT All-Terrain Outpost to a hybrid style bike in the short term, and eventually do a drop bar conversion. My main ride is a 1973 LeJeune TDF. It has the Lyotard...
09-14-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,916
Posted By rsterman

"Nobody's Fool", "Everybody's Fool" by...

"Nobody's Fool", "Everybody's Fool" by Russo........author of Pulitzer Prize winner for "Empire Falls."
09-04-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By rsterman

Oops!

Well, that didn't work...
09-04-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By rsterman

http:////goo.gl/photos/gmQ57wktifehaMQs6 Here...

http:////goo.gl/photos/gmQ57wktifehaMQs6
Here is my first attempt at using Google photos and Google drive to post bike pictures. Hope it works. This is the GT All-Terra i want to turn into a...
09-03-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By rsterman

I was going to post some original pictures of the...

I was going to post some original pictures of the bike before I made small changes. Posting pix doesn't seem to work the way it did before. I usually just uploaded pictures from my iPod Photo...
09-03-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By rsterman

1988 GT All-Terra Outpost as hybrid

I picked up this GT for $50. Is in really good condition. It has Shimano Exage Country components. The shifters are Shimano SIS. They shift really well. Therefore I'd like to keep them. I have put a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By rsterman

So actually, what you're telling me is that the...

So actually, what you're telling me is that the Exage Country group set is really newer than the frame. The bike also has the 48-38-28 triple with Biopace chainrings. I live on the flat eastern...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By rsterman

No such luck......the brake bosses are on the...

No such luck......the brake bosses are on the chain stays.........nothing on the seat stays......however, I like the brakes since I now know how to service and adjust them. The brakes are out of the...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By rsterman

I went back to the owners manual that came with...

I went back to the owners manual that came with the bike. The serial number is:T8814-6657OP. From what little I can get from a site I have visited: T means assembled in Taiwan (stickers on the...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By rsterman

1993 GT Outpost All Terra to drop Bar?

I picked up this GT for $50. Is in really good condition. It has Shimano Exage Country components. The shifters are Shimano SIS. They shift really well. Therefore I'd like to keep them. I have...
08-11-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By rsterman

Nashbar FR-1 saddle

Does anyone use this saddle? Any thoughts about its comfort or rideability?
08-10-16, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By rsterman

Brooks B17 imperial knock-off?

I have a 1993 GT Outpost All Terra that I got off Craig's list that I have turned into a hybrid of sorts. Works great and serves its purpose, which is to ride on road when needed as well as cinder...
07-22-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By rsterman

Actuallyinability am quite stupid about these...

Actuallyinability am quite stupid about these things. I discovered that the size was In reality 3/8 x 26 TPI?.... Fits perfectly......they work great.....silly me..
07-11-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By rsterman

Axle release mechanism for GT OUTPOST ALL TERRA

I just recently picked up a GT Outpost All Terra to turn into a hybrid for gravel and cinder track rides. Purchased the Axlerelease mechanism so I could easily remove the rear axle for maintenance...
06-24-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By rsterman

GT Outpost All Terra as hybrid?

This is a copy of a thread that I posted in th BMX forum this am:

Howdy all,
I have a 1973 Lejeune that is my normal ride. Most of our group take road rides for the most part. The grand old...
Forum: BMX
06-24-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,912
Posted By rsterman

GT Outpost All Terra as hybrid?

Howdy all,
I have a 1973 Lejeune that is my normal ride. Most of our group take road rides for the most part. The grand old French bike does great on those rides. Sometimes my group rides on old...
04-15-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By rsterman

Simplex Criterium shifter Compatibles

I purchased a Simplex Criterium shifter to use with my 73 LeJeune TDF. I did this so I could remove the Delrin prestige (which is in fine condition, as are the front & rear derailleurs)....I did this...
04-15-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,062
Posted By rsterman

I'm really just trying to be proactive here. ...

I'm really just trying to be proactive here. Mostly all that I read says the plastic parts will eventually crack, so being ahead of the curve is important I think. Plus the fact that the criterium...
04-15-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,062
Posted By rsterman

Mornin' i have a 1973 LeJeune TDF that is...

Mornin'

i have a 1973 LeJeune TDF that is not a high end bike either. It has the dreaded Delrin shifters and f&r derailleurs. The bike is in wonderful condition. Was never actually ridden much...
04-02-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By rsterman

What is the best bike lock to buy?

My wife & I are headed off to Virginia Beach, Va this weekend. Of course we're taking the bicycles. We've never traveled with bikes before. We have a bike rack. We don't have a bike lock or...
03-28-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By rsterman

The thing that is funniest to me about this...

The thing that is funniest to me about this thread is: I am a lurker on the Big Green Egg forum. I'm a little more active here......enough to make me hope I've not piss d anyone off enough to be on...
03-27-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,800
Posted By rsterman

I added a honey b17 Brooks to my 1973 LeJeune. ...

I added a honey b17 Brooks to my 1973 LeJeune. The bike is a beautiful cyan color. Saddle accentuates the blue. Next was the Brooks tool bag. Looks great, but doesn't necessarily match the...
03-25-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

As I have continued to refurbish/rehab my old...

As I have continued to refurbish/rehab my old LeJeune TDF, I have mentioned several anecdotes referring to the young LBS guy who shows absolute disdain for c/v bikes. I have come to believe his...
03-24-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

After reading all this stem and bar advice, I'm...

After reading all this stem and bar advice, I'm now scared to death to ride the bike. It seems imperative to take out the Pivo stem from the LeJeune. I have to find out if it has the dreaded...
03-22-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

The most interesting thing I learned recently is...

The most interesting thing I learned recently is that the frame on the LeJeune may be a little too large for me. I only seem to have about 1" clearance between me and "Oh my word". That being said,...
03-21-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,804
Posted By rsterman

DuPont Auto 7 rubbing compound is a good product...

DuPont Auto 7 rubbing compound is a good product for this application. Older paint jobs on vintage bikes (in my case 1973) don't have clear coats as many of today's paint jobs do......therefore old...
03-21-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,804
Posted By rsterman

After a basic cleanup using Simple Green on my...

After a basic cleanup using Simple Green on my LeJeune TDF, I was left with everything clean. The paint was still in good shape and didn't require anything as severe as oxalic acid to stop rampant...
03-21-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

In reality I will never put enough stress on the...

In reality I will never put enough stress on the stem/bars to cause catastrophic failure of the stem. They may very well off due to age, but the bike is in wonderful shape, so I don't think that is...
03-21-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

In reality I will never put enough stress on the...

In reality I will never put enough stress on the stem/bars to cause catastrophic failure of the stem. They may very well off due to age, but the bike is in wonderful shape, so I don't think that is...
03-21-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

Actually the original Pivo stem is 22 mm with the...

Actually the original Pivo stem is 22 mm with the handlebars themselves measuring 25 mm where the stem bar clamp fastens to the bars. That makes me assume the Pivo stem bar clamp must be at least...
03-20-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

That's a hoot.......forgot my Ritalin...

That's a hoot.......forgot my Ritalin today.......a negative shim!!!!!!hat's a new engineering concept for certain....lol
03-20-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

Well If my original Pivo stem is indeed a quill...

Well If my original Pivo stem is indeed a quill stem and has a 25mm area to connect the Nitto noodle, why can't it b shimmed to make it work?
03-20-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

God forbid- it is actually the original white...

God forbid- it is actually the original white handlebar tape that came with the bike I'm quite sure. It is still in usable shape......as in I'm still using it and it isn't deteriorating one...
03-20-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

I would assume that if my stem is 22mm that it...

I would assume that if my stem is 22mm that it would be relatively easy to shim to 22.2 mm, and also my Pivo bar clamp is 25 mm. Wouldn't it be easy to whim to 26 mm to make work for the handlebars...
03-20-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By rsterman

Yikes Lascauxcaveman that is exactly what i said...

Yikes Lascauxcaveman that is exactly what i said in prior posts for sure! My hands are getting numb however. I thought the Nitto bars might help that.....The bike is original right down to the...
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