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08-25-16, 01:20 PM
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Posted By spock345

If I recall correctly it was just below the...

If I recall correctly it was just below the Cyclone until derailleurs like the Blue Line showed up. Though I have seen VX rear derailleurs paired with NSL, SL, Compe V, and Suntour Seven front...
08-24-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By spock345

What is on that seat?

What is on that seat?
08-23-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,154
Posted By spock345

They had those at my old scout camp. Quite a bit...

They had those at my old scout camp. Quite a bit of fun.
08-23-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By spock345

The shifting on my suntour V-GT luxe improved...

The shifting on my suntour V-GT luxe improved after playing with the b-limit screw for a bit. Just riding it up and down the block in front of my house with a small screwdriver in my pocket for...
08-23-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,898
Posted By spock345

PM sent about the fuji.

PM sent about the fuji.
08-23-16, 09:00 AM
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Posted By spock345

PM sent.

PM sent.
08-23-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By spock345

That is a later model of the pro tour. OP's pro...

That is a later model of the pro tour. OP's pro tour was from the late 70's to 1980 when touring bikes mostly had center pulls.
08-22-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By spock345

This would probably be it. I see a lot of bikes...

This would probably be it. I see a lot of bikes have this issue where a side pull caliper will hit the tube.
08-22-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By spock345

I think those are centerpull mounts on the...

I think those are centerpull mounts on the Centurion. The trek 720 was equipped with cantilever brakes. The mounts would be too low to use your centerpulls. Though it might work if you go with 650b...
08-22-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By spock345

If you have the original spindle you could check...

If you have the original spindle you could check the profile and width of the bearing surfaces on the campagnolo spindle. If it matches you should be good.
08-22-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By spock345

I second the Motobecane. Grand Jubile's are also...

I second the Motobecane. Grand Jubile's are also very similar. The (maybe) swiss BB could be a challenge but no reason to avoid it.
08-22-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,898
Posted By spock345

Early 70's.

Early 70's.
08-22-16, 03:57 PM
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Views: 150,898
Posted By spock345

Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder.
08-22-16, 03:10 PM
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Views: 150,898
Posted By spock345

ISO: Raleigh super course frame or 70's fuji...

ISO: Raleigh super course frame or 70's fuji frame. 56-58cm frame.
08-20-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I actually just realized that my 1973 competition...

I actually just realized that my 1973 competition has seat stays that are brazed to the seat post clamp lug about 2mm off from one another. It makes it so that the wheel is crooked when all the way...
08-19-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By spock345

Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable riding it....

Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable riding it. You could try to roll it out. The dent is big enough that there looks to be points on the edge of the dent. I have never seen tubing (all tubing, not...
08-19-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By spock345

Once stripped I guess they are part of the frame.

Once stripped I guess they are part of the frame.
08-19-16, 01:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By spock345

56-58cm. I find I am right around in the middle...

56-58cm. I find I am right around in the middle for most bikes.
08-18-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By spock345

I am looking for a frame to try out randyjawa's...

I am looking for a frame to try out randyjawa's brush painting technique on. I was thinking maybe something mid to lower end french, italian, or late 70's japanese (like a mid range fuji). Preferably...
08-18-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,898
Posted By spock345

ISO: friction bar end shifters. Decent french or...

ISO: friction bar end shifters. Decent french or late 70's japanese frame, preferably with bad paint.
08-18-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By spock345

A frame, I have a full bike worth of good parts....

A frame, I have a full bike worth of good parts. Just no frame to put them on. Also the right metal fenders to play nice with my Motobecane's tight fork clearance. The velo orange ones weren't a good...
08-17-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,872
Posted By spock345

If you are selling, I am tempted. Though I really...

If you are selling, I am tempted. Though I really shouldn't be.
08-17-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,482
Posted By spock345

Not the oldest, that one is still in pieces. But...

Not the oldest, that one is still in pieces. But it is my nicest ride. 1978 Motobecane Grand Jubile, Soon to be upgraded with a TA triple.

http://i.imgur.com/JYvuIgy.jpg

The oldest, 1973...
08-17-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,872
Posted By spock345

I think the only real issue with the Motobecane...

I think the only real issue with the Motobecane frame geometry that I have found is a wobble at high speed with a large load (~40lbs) on the rear wheel. But that is mostly my fault for trying a long...
08-17-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,872
Posted By spock345

It will be an older frame but I would recommend a...

It will be an older frame but I would recommend a mid to late 70's Motobecane Grand Jubile or Grand Record. It would be either Vitus 172 or Reynolds 531 double butted tubing depending on the year....
08-16-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I have never seen that before. All the ones I...

I have never seen that before. All the ones I have seen haven't had flaws like that. I guess one too many beers during lunch was a problem in Chicago too. Also I think that is a varsity judging by...
08-16-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I value resilience a little more than weight. To...

I value resilience a little more than weight. To each their own.
08-16-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I probably would trade a nice super course or my...

I probably would trade a nice super course or my competition for a sports tourer or superior. Just because those filet brazed schwinns are so nice looking. I have heard of no quality control issues...
08-16-16, 08:02 PM
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Posted By spock345

ISO: Shimano Crane or Titlist. Short or long...

ISO: Shimano Crane or Titlist. Short or long cage, from my reading the short cage will handle 28t. A simplex derailleur that can be used on a integrated hanger would also work.

Edit: Found one,...
08-16-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

531 tubing and fancy lugs were two of the main...

531 tubing and fancy lugs were two of the main reasons I put so much work into my competition.
08-16-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I am right there with you on that. I really want...

I am right there with you on that. I really want a Grand Record. One popped up in the local co-op (same place I got my GJ) a while ago. Everyone stopped what they were doing at some point to admire...
08-16-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I'll be driving out to PA then. Don't toss it...

I'll be driving out to PA then. Don't toss it until I get there. I can probably find some use for it. :innocent:
08-16-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

After some looking, I could always go with a...

After some looking, I could always go with a huret success/challenger/eco. They look like they can take a beating. Although when compared to a jubilee, crane, or Vx, they are rather ugly.

Shimano...
08-16-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

As much as I want a campy Rally, I could more...

As much as I want a campy Rally, I could more easily pick up another jubilee or two for the price, or perhaps 4 more suntour's.
08-16-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

I expect I will need to do a little filing, but...

I expect I will need to do a little filing, but after that and some simichrome it won't look nearly as bad as the yellow plastic that my prototype is made of (the only filament my friend had for the...
08-16-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

Plastic for prototyping, stainless steel once I...

Plastic for prototyping, stainless steel once I can get the design finalized. Metal printing is a bit more expensive at $10 for the part but I have been meaning to try it out anyway. The hole is...
08-16-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

Yeah, it was already under the torch once this...

Yeah, it was already under the torch once this year for repairs and has since been refinished. I am right now designing an adapter part for 3d printing. A plastic prototype should be out of my...
08-16-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

It would be nice if I didn't have to modify the...

It would be nice if I didn't have to modify the dropout.
08-16-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

I am currently working on a 3d printable version...

I am currently working on a 3d printable version of this design. Though a derailleur I wouldn't need an adapter for would be nice.
08-15-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By spock345

Suitable replacement derailleur for a huret dropout?

The huret jubilee on my Raleigh competition is starting to make me nervous. There is a little play in the parallelogram and I would like to put a different derailleur on the bike to ensure that it...
08-15-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I concur on the Motobecane comment. The build...

I concur on the Motobecane comment. The build quality is really nice compared to a Raleigh of the same time period. The paint is still beautiful even on a frame I found abandoned in a co-op. I don't...
08-15-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,631
Posted By spock345

I ended up fixing a bunch of problems on my...

I ended up fixing a bunch of problems on my competition just because I like how the frame rides. The biggest glaring issues were messy brazing (fixed with some filing), misaligned dropouts (mostly...
08-14-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,431
Posted By spock345

One of those has been floating around near my...

One of those has been floating around near my home for a few weeks. I am entertaining the idea of picking it up and using it as a 3 speed. What is the ride like?
08-14-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,304
Posted By spock345

I have noticed mixte's in my area go for a little...

I have noticed mixte's in my area go for a little more than men's bikes.
08-14-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,785
Posted By spock345

Don't discount some of the European options....

Don't discount some of the European options. Japanese ones are the best bang for your buck but I really like my Motobecane, the high end options in their sports touring lineup are nice riders if you...
08-14-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By spock345

PM sent about the TA cranks.

PM sent about the TA cranks.
08-14-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By spock345

If it is the same as the lower end offerings then...

If it is the same as the lower end offerings then they would have put some sort of vinyl-like plastic bar wrap on it out of the factory. I think grey Newbaums is a good option. They seem to make a...
08-14-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By spock345

I did that once, it was awkward as my housemate...

I did that once, it was awkward as my housemate was watching.
08-12-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,630
Posted By spock345

I am rather liking the styling on some of Dia...

I am rather liking the styling on some of Dia Compe's reissued center pulls. If I didn't already have a bunch of Weinmann's lying about and actually had some bikes needing short reach brakes I would...
08-12-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,630
Posted By spock345

I believe that there are some Gran Compe 450...

I believe that there are some Gran Compe 450 center pull brakes that were made at some point in the late 70's/early 80's.
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