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Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,383
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Vintage sport touring bike: Check Gravel...

Vintage sport touring bike: Check
Gravel Grinder: Check
Vintage mountain bike: Check
SS/Fixed gear: Check
Tandem: Check
Old crappy bike on trainer in the basement: Check

If I were honest...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,121
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hi Cam. It's a small world. :commute:

Hi Cam. It's a small world. :commute:
05-29-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,206
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Wow. Yours is glorious. I loved the lugged frame...

Wow. Yours is glorious. I loved the lugged frame and fork!!! What a wonderful foundation to build up from.

If I may ask, which Brooks is that? It looks absolutely perfect on that bike. I may...
05-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14,022
Views: 1,261,546
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

It's so good to see our kids in these pictures....

It's so good to see our kids in these pictures. Love of cycling really needs to be passed onto future generations. It's so worrying that hardly a single one of my daughter's friends even knows how to...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,121
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Now that the weather has improved, I'm back to...

Now that the weather has improved, I'm back to commuting on my much preferred Motobecane Grand Jubile. The smoothest bicycle I've ever had the pleasure of riding.

...
05-28-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,206
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I love, love, love my Specialized Rockhopper....

I love, love, love my Specialized Rockhopper. It's rides so beautifully, both on and off road. I finally swapped out the original tires for the far more versatile set of 26 X 2.30 Kenda K-Rads. I was...
05-28-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14,022
Views: 1,261,546
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Went out for a ride with my 13-year-old daughter...

Went out for a ride with my 13-year-old daughter yesterday. I'm so proud of her. She knocked off 27 miles through the hills of Columbia County New York without a problem. She has a few different...
05-21-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14,022
Views: 1,261,546
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife...

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife and daughter over the weekend. I rode the Motobecane Grand Jubile. My daughter rode the Austro-Daimler. My wife rode the Trek 520.
...
05-21-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 146,056
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

The 1983 Trek 520 for my wife is coming along...

The 1983 Trek 520 for my wife is coming along nicely. The only problem is the rear wheel, which is pretty trashed. I have a Mavic to replace it, but my wife really wants a silver rim to match the...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,505
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I got 5 years of use out of my first Barrage...

I got 5 years of use out of my first Barrage Cargo. The only reason I stopped using it was because I bought a new version Barrage Cargo with some design improvements. Itís a solid pack.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,734
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

When I rebuilt my Motobecane Grand Jubile last...

When I rebuilt my Motobecane Grand Jubile last year, I pretty much scrapped the entire cockpit and started over. I went with a Nitto Technomic stem, Nitto Noodle handlebar and Tektro RL341 brake...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,938
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Cycling by this tiny farm on Rt 25, and seeing...

Cycling by this tiny farm on Rt 25, and seeing lamas, goats, donkeys and chickens living happily all in one tiny little spot.
So many more people to meet and say hello to.
Seeing and hearing all...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,505
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

You can pick up a Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo...

You can pick up a Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo backpack on sale for $128.00. It’s worth every penny. Bombproof construction, and your stuff will never ever get wet. Best commuter backpack ever...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,121
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Early spring commutes were all done on Pepper....

Early spring commutes were all done on Pepper. Sheís rock solid reliable, and pretty much indestructible.

i really, really hate flats when itís damp and 40 degrees out, and the Marathon Mondials...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Jubilť sat on the stand all winter long, getting...

Jubilť sat on the stand all winter long, getting worked on as I had time. Lots of love and a few upgrades as well. She did her first 2019 bike commute yesterday.
...
05-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Looks a lot like my 1976 Grand Jubile, although...

Looks a lot like my 1976 Grand Jubile, although mine is Suntour equipped.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/9d780xqh_7d8736d13a48ab731b17e7e00f869866f31a6026.jpg
05-07-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Project Trek 520

At least I think itís a Trek 520. Iím guessing a 1983 Trek 520, to be exact. I bought it from the original owner tonight for $250.00. This will be for my wifeís birthday. Sheís been wanting a road...
01-30-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,485
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

As long as it doesn't destroy the aesthetics of...

As long as it doesn't destroy the aesthetics of the bike, I'm cool with adding modern stuff.

I absolutely hated the original brake levers on my Grand Jubile, so I swapped out the levers for short...
01-29-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,231
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I just realized that I hadn't updated this thread...

I just realized that I hadn't updated this thread since I fixed up my '76 Grand Jubile in Reynolds 531. She's been a real labor of love. I put in almost 2000 miles on her last year, mostly bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I think that cantilever brakes work perfectly...

I think that cantilever brakes work perfectly well, when properly set up. But I can also see canti's as being an unnecessary pain to setup, for people who don't love wrenching on bikes. Their quite...
09-19-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My grail found me. I wasn't even looking for a...

My grail found me. I wasn't even looking for a new bike, perfectly happy with the modern single speed track style bike that I used for commuting to work. Then a coworker cleaned out her basement in...
09-19-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,385
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Definitely the 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile. ...

Definitely the 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1024/ipqnr6qh_e9d6e07a8cdca096895c41a37eb1239c6ac4da79.jpg...
07-30-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,206
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Scored a '93 RockHopper off of Craigslist last...

Scored a '93 RockHopper off of Craigslist last night for 50 bucks. It needs a little loving, but it's pretty much ready to ride. I love the fade job.
...
07-24-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Maybe one of these from 1978? CATALOGUES...

Maybe one of these from 1978?
CATALOGUES MOTOBECANE: MOTOBECANE 1978 (http://labibleduvelocataloguesmotobecane.blogspot.com/p/motobecane-1978.html)
...
07-24-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Okay. I'm totally wrong. I have no idea what it...

Okay. I'm totally wrong. I have no idea what it is.
07-24-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I personally don't think that the components are...

I personally don't think that the components are original.
...
07-24-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Could be a Le Champion

Could be a Le Champion
07-21-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

And the Daimler build has taken an unexpected...

And the Daimler build has taken an unexpected turn. I mounted some 700C wheels today from a Specialized Sirrus, as well as the cranks and chainrings. The Lepree wasnít able to handle all 8 gears from...
07-20-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

The Suntour dropouts are clearly marked on the...

The Suntour dropouts are clearly marked on the Grand Jublile, as you can see on my 1976 model.
...
07-20-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Thanks. I love all these little clues, revealing...

Thanks. I love all these little clues, revealing this bicycle, bit by precious bit. It's turned into so much more than a simple bike build.

My wife now refers to this AD as The Enigma. LOL
07-20-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Sounds good. And if I'm using the Sirrus as parts...

Sounds good. And if I'm using the Sirrus as parts for this bike, I may just go a step further, and rob the triple chain ring from it. That would eliminate of the crazy oval Biospace chainring, and...
07-20-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Uggghhhhhh..... So I guess I just bought a set of...

Uggghhhhhh..... So I guess I just bought a set of spare Pasela PT's for my Motobecane, and I need to find some 700C wheels and tires for the AD.

I do have a set of 700C wheels on a Specialized...
07-19-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Brake levers are now installed. I found an old...

Brake levers are now installed. I found an old wooden hiking stick that Iíd carved years ago, that had a tapered diameter. So I simply passed the brake loop over the end of the stick, and slowly...
07-19-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

The mysteries continue with this bike. I managed...

The mysteries continue with this bike. I managed to get the brake levers mounted tonight, as well as the front brake caliper and original cable. But for some strange reason, even at their highest...
07-19-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I had to disassemble and clean the Campagnolo...

I had to disassemble and clean the Campagnolo headset on my Austro Daimler build a few nights ago. I was blown away by the quality.

Don't know if this translates to better performance or...
07-19-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,548
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Sounds like you might need a tire patch stitcher....

Sounds like you might need a tire patch stitcher.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x320/d4yobh4m_f73af55f3446f8e74b8c81c11c8988d4648778ef.jpg
07-18-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Yeah. My legs are almost as long as yours, but...

Yeah. My legs are almost as long as yours, but I'm only 5'9"!!!

I figure that I can always lengthen the seat tube and raise the stem for a custom fit. It's not so easy to shorten a top tube....
07-18-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I have extremely long legs and a short torso. So...

I have extremely long legs and a short torso. So a smaller frame and a long seat tube is about as good as it gets for me on a vintage bike. The stem is actually a bit long for me, which will change...
07-18-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

You don't find the grail bike. ...

You don't find the grail bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/610x457/rctxtfx_506f11fedea408c6ee559b18ee68a15acc877e8b.jpg

I honestly didn't know what my grail bike was...
07-17-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/xpiidmrh_8daeaaccf0d76a73161fb0a140fa1779cdf9ee91.jpg


I finally made a bit more headway on the AD tonight. Both wheels are now true...
07-17-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Brake Hood Clamps Not Fitting on Handlebar

I have an older vintage road bike Iím working on, and have replaced the damaged old handlebar with a 1980ís Cinelli Model 64 (Giro D'Italia) handlebar. The sides of the handlebar should have an...
07-16-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,812
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My Eddy Merckx spoke card makes me like 3x as...

My Eddy Merckx spoke card makes me like 3x as fast. :roflmao:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1024/yuhvc6lh_ce5caa49352e7314c38e3d65e82f7d35b5bdf591.jpg
07-16-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,812
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Jubile feels like she runs between 25 and 30...

Jubile feels like she runs between 25 and 30 pounds, but the extra weight doesn't bother me a bit, for what she gets used for. I ride a daily 30-mile round trip bicycle commute. Once she gets moving,...
07-16-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 350,381
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I just finished up this Trek 930 yesterday. A...

I just finished up this Trek 930 yesterday. A neighbor gave it to me a few weeks ago, after it had sat in his garage for 12 years, beat and broken. I tore the whole bike down, drilled out the wheels...
07-12-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,549,206
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I don't know what I miss most, my Diamondback...

I don't know what I miss most, my Diamondback Topanga or my daughter's face at that age.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,779
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I'm old enough to have grown up without helmets,...

I'm old enough to have grown up without helmets, so my perspective is probably effected by my age. I don't bother to wear a helmet when running errands, or sporting around my tiny sleepy rural...
07-11-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I haven't played with the screws yet. But it...

I haven't played with the screws yet. But it looks like they're both broken off short, and the springs are missing. My bet is that the screws were originally stuck, and the heads were completely...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Pasela ProTites FTW. Wonderful tires. A perfect...

Pasela ProTites FTW. Wonderful tires. A perfect blend of suppleness and durability.
07-10-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I've gotta say, I'm not wowed by the looks of the...

I've gotta say, I'm not wowed by the looks of the Sugino seapost. But I'll have to wait until the bike is actually up and running, so I can measure just how long of a seapost I'll need. It shouldn't...
07-09-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,889
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Thanks for the help, guys. Driveside dropout is...

Thanks for the help, guys. Driveside dropout is now fixed. It was a pretty easy job.

I ended up using the handle of an adjustable wrench to lever the dropout and open it up. Itís almost dead on...
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