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04-26-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,375
Posted By Roypercy

It was a tough bike. My parents bought it for me...

It was a tough bike. My parents bought it for me when I wasn't tall enough for it ("you'll grow into it!") so it survived a lot of crashes.
04-22-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,375
Posted By Roypercy

I started wearing one of the early Bell helmets...

I started wearing one of the early Bell helmets in the late '70s, the kind with a cloth cover over a foam shell as I recall. I'd' gotten a bad head injury as a kid when I went over the handlebars of...
04-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Roypercy

My previous bike was a full Vitus 172 GJ from...

My previous bike was a full Vitus 172 GJ from 1981, and it was a great ride and very light; the frame ultimately developed a stress fracture on the seat tube but only after I'd put thousands of miles...
04-22-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Roypercy

Thanks for the replies, all. As far as I can tell...

Thanks for the replies, all. As far as I can tell the brakes and derailleurs look pretty undistinguished, the TA cranks are original minus the decals, and there's no telling what wheels are on it. I...
04-22-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Roypercy

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
04-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Roypercy

What do we think this is?

Hey folks:

I'm the happy owner of a 1987 Schwinn Super Sport but I have a hankering to get another French bike. I saw this one on Craigslist - advertised as a Grand Jubile, but I think in fact...
03-19-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By Roypercy

This might sound strange, but I think red cloth...

This might sound strange, but I think red cloth tape might look really cool.
03-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,430,741
Posted By Roypercy

About $100 worth of bike, $1900 worth of...

About $100 worth of bike, $1900 worth of minimalist description:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motobecane-Mixte-Frame-Touring-Bike-22-10-Speed/233912976521?hash=item36764cc489:g:tMoAAOSwnL1gOqbD
03-24-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,563
Posted By Roypercy

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03-23-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Posted By Roypercy

I'm glad you and your wife made it home, Randy....

I'm glad you and your wife made it home, Randy. All the best to you and to everyone on the forum. I'm praying the worst case scenarios don't come true, but we're doing our part to stay safe and...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Roypercy

TOTALLY worth 75 bux. Nice bikes

TOTALLY worth 75 bux. Nice bikes
03-15-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17,220
Views: 1,850,679
Posted By Roypercy

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Little 20-mile RT shakedown ride (my first of the year, as it's been a busy...
03-12-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,305
Posted By Roypercy

WOW! Well done!

WOW! Well done!
02-29-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Roypercy

I like the yellow and blue contrast. I'd go with...

I like the yellow and blue contrast. I'd go with yellow.
02-26-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,430,741
Posted By Roypercy

The "Scott" sticker turned this old gasipe Fuji...

The "Scott" sticker turned this old gasipe Fuji into solid aluminum! Add another sticker and it'll turn into carbon fiber!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/131028011406180/
02-23-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,996
Posted By Roypercy

You can't go wrong with a Motobecane Grand...

You can't go wrong with a Motobecane Grand Jubilee (or Jubilé, depending on the year). Around 1979 they switched from Reynolds 531 to Vitus 172. I had a Vitus GJ (an 82 I think) and it was a very...
02-20-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,848
Posted By Roypercy

I think yellow or red would look awesome with...

I think yellow or red would look awesome with your bike. My general preference is to contrast the "cool" blue-gray of the bike with a "warm" color.
02-19-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By Roypercy

Thanks for the responses, all. That's what I was...

Thanks for the responses, all. That's what I was afraid of. Since I moved a couple of years ago and no longer have a garage to store projects and spare parts I think I'll pass.

I had a full Vitus...
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By Roypercy

Motobecane experts - Am I nuts?

This is close to me, and at the price I'm considering buying it and replacing the fork:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2638240149557236/

This is clearly an '82 or '83 model with...
02-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

OK, bumping this thread for a hot second. First...

OK, bumping this thread for a hot second. First of all, thanks to all who offered advice and suggestions. I did remove the wheels and adjust the cones, and was able to take out all the excessive play...
02-14-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,375
Posted By Roypercy

Dang! That is amazing. And here I was just...

Dang! That is amazing. And here I was just feeling full of myself because I figured out how to adjust the cones on my front wheel....

Really, really beautiful work.
02-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,036
Posted By Roypercy

Very cool. I'm envious! I love the eccentricities...

Very cool. I'm envious! I love the eccentricities of a French bike. Can't wait to see more
02-10-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,430,741
Posted By Roypercy

Decided to sell it after the collision, maybe?

Decided to sell it after the collision, maybe?
02-10-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,430,741
Posted By Roypercy

From Facebook Marketplace. Would be a hell of a...

From Facebook Marketplace. Would be a hell of a deal if the fork wasn't "pre-bent for your convenience"

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2638240149557236/
02-08-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,868
Posted By Roypercy

Same here; I've got a Joe Blow that has lasted...

Same here; I've got a Joe Blow that has lasted about 10 years and still going strong.
02-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By Roypercy

DAMN! That is beautiful. Congratulations! Great...

DAMN! That is beautiful. Congratulations! Great work.
02-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 55,961
Posted By Roypercy

After a good long ride, Budweiser - The King of...

After a good long ride, Budweiser - The King of Beers! or Narragansett. So sue me, I don't like hoppy beer.

When I'm overwhelmed with work or stuck inside during these long cold months wishing I...
02-03-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,264
Posted By Roypercy

Posted elsewhere, but here's what I'm rocking...

Posted elsewhere, but here's what I'm rocking these days:
...
02-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Roypercy

Great idea! Both options look very good, which...

Great idea! Both options look very good, which did you ultimately go with?
01-31-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Roypercy

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Here she is. I forgot I had uploaded this pic a...
01-31-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,100
Posted By Roypercy

Motobecane silver and blue. The colors of my...

Motobecane silver and blue. The colors of my long-lost Grand Sprint and my recently deceased Grand Jubilee.
01-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Roypercy

(Probably) Silly aesthetic question

Hi all:

I have a 1987 Schwinn Super Sport in the very noticeable white and lavender paint scheme. I need to get a new saddle, and I'm ready to try a brooks. Until now I've been using a white Rolls...
01-31-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By Roypercy

Thanks, Mark! And thanks for keeping this...

Thanks, Mark! And thanks for keeping this invaluable service alive.

Roy
01-31-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By Roypercy

What happened to Bulgier.net?

The title says it all. I really enjoyed being able to access the collection of bike catalogs. Hasn't worked for the last week.
01-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

That relates to my intitial question. The Wolbers...

That relates to my intitial question. The Wolbers struck me as pretty beefy for the Super Sport.

Should I want to replace the wheels, short of finding a vintage Rigida wheelset, what would be a...
01-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

Just another odd wrinkle on the "OEM or non-OEM"...

Just another odd wrinkle on the "OEM or non-OEM" debate - according to the catalogs anyway, these very rims (Wolber 58) were standard equipment in '86, '87 and '88 on the Voyageur, which at the time...
01-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

I'll just wait over here while you guys hash this...

I'll just wait over here while you guys hash this out...

I'm slammed at work for the next few days, but when I have a minute I'll pull the wheel and take some better pics of the hub, maybe...
01-27-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Roypercy

I like Fizik Microtex. It looks great, kind of...

I like Fizik Microtex. It looks great, kind of like perforated leather, and wears really well. It's somewhat padded but not too much, which I prefer to a thicker padded tape.
01-27-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

The bike apparently (according to the catalog)...

The bike apparently (according to the catalog) came with black anodized Rigida rims laced to a Shimano 600EX small flange, sealed bearing hub. So the rims are definitely not OEM, and I can't see any...
01-26-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

Agreed about the wheel retention system, it's...

Agreed about the wheel retention system, it's such a good idea I'm shocked nobody carried it on.

Thanks for the info! That's very helpful.
01-26-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

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01-26-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

I'll post a pic later. Thanks, everyone

I'll post a pic later. Thanks, everyone
01-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By Roypercy

Wheel/hub question

Hi all:

my 1987 Schwinn Super Sport came with a set of un-original wheels, Wolber Super Champion clinchers with no-name sealed hubs, no markings but a sticker that says “sealed bearings”. The...
01-21-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,437
Posted By Roypercy

I vote for white and white. I use Fizik Microtex...

I vote for white and white. I use Fizik Microtex white tape, and it stays looking pretty clean.
01-21-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Roypercy

Thanks, I already own the Super Sport. My...

Thanks, I already own the Super Sport. My quandary is whether to buy a Jubilee Sport (a racier bike than the Grand Jubilee). I still want a quicker bike, although I loved the Grand Jubile I owned, I...
01-20-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Roypercy

Um, yeah, no. Not in a New York apartment... At...

Um, yeah, no. Not in a New York apartment... At least not in mine. I wish, though!
01-20-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Roypercy

Hi Ten: All great questions. The Moto Grand...

Hi Ten:

All great questions. The Moto Grand Jubilee had 27" wheels as opposed to the 700c on the Schwinn. The frame size was the same. I ran 1" Panaracers on the Moto for a while, but found them a...
01-20-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 809,794
Posted By Roypercy

I used to have that same exact bike, same size...

I used to have that same exact bike, same size and paint scheme. I agree, I loved the look of it but the 2040 frame was a pretty unresponsive ride. For some reason that paint job was bulletproof,...
01-20-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Roypercy

Somebody talk me out of this! Super Sport vs Jubilee Sport dilemma

Hey all:

I've been a French bike lover since I bought my Motobecane Grand Sprint in 1979. In recent years I went from an '82 Mirage Sport (a very nice, if somewhat heavy, rider) to an '81 Grand...
01-07-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 809,794
Posted By Roypercy

Beautiful bike! The Grand Sprint, in that paint...

Beautiful bike! The Grand Sprint, in that paint scheme, was the first "real" bike I ever bought myself, in college. I unfortunately sold it a few years later. If I ever find another one for sale,...
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