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Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By Collin2424

I use those pedals on my CAAD9 and love them. I...

I use those pedals on my CAAD9 and love them. I chose them, like many others, because of the weight for the price. I can't tell a difference between those and my Keo Classics, but I will say that...
02-04-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Collin2424

I am going to march over to my dad's place and...

I am going to march over to my dad's place and complain that he did not have an assortment of high-quality frames for me to build bikes up with! :)

Great job!

-Collin-
02-04-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,704
Posted By Collin2424

Glad you ended up with it, Al. To me, even though...

Glad you ended up with it, Al. To me, even though it cost a bit more than you wanted to pay initially, starting with a frame as great as this one puts you in a good spot. You can be patient and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 475,246
Posted By Collin2424

Wow, you guys have some bling!!! My ole steel...

Wow, you guys have some bling!!! My ole steel bike.

http://collinsacks.smugmug.com/photos/i-7BB2QGf/0/XL/i-7BB2QGf-XL.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,750
Posted By Collin2424

Ask and you shall receive. Not bad for an "old"...

Ask and you shall receive. Not bad for an "old" groupset, right?

Oh, and the bars have since been adjusted properly :)

http://collinsacks.smugmug.com/photos/i-7BB2QGf/0/XL/i-7BB2QGf-XL.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,750
Posted By Collin2424

Totally agree. My other ride is a Cervelo...

Totally agree. My other ride is a Cervelo SuperProdigy with Record 10 speed and I don't know which one I prefer. I think the components, wheels, cockpit, etc. make up more of a difference than...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,750
Posted By Collin2424

This is going to sound strange, but I want to...

This is going to sound strange, but I want to thank you for the motivation. I've been following this thread and I initially saw your frame on eBay and used it to judge what my CAAD9 frameset would be...
01-20-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,704
Posted By Collin2424

Al, I rode a 55cm 1985 Pro for a while and...

Al,

I rode a 55cm 1985 Pro for a while and constantly referred to it as my favorite riding bicycle of all time. It was, however, just a tad too small and it's with another forum-member now. It...
01-15-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 57,635
Posted By Collin2424

Whole-heartedly agree! I have a Super Strada...

Whole-heartedly agree! I have a Super Strada (Dura-Ace), Competizione (Cyclone/Superbe) and a Super Speciale (Super Record) and would argue that these bikes are as good as any from Japan or even...
01-12-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 29,351
Posted By Collin2424

The only thing I race on this bike are green...

The only thing I race on this bike are green lights and cross walks:

http://collinsacks.smugmug.com/Bikes/Moto-Le-Champion/i-5mhDR3v/0/O/WP000307.jpg
01-10-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By Collin2424

ISO: Selle Italia Turbo saddle in black...

ISO:

Selle Italia Turbo saddle in black (good condition please)
San Marco Rolls or Regal, in black
Simplex Criterium clamp-on downtube shifters
Simplex Criterium plastic FD

Have:

Brooks...
01-05-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,747
Posted By Collin2424

Greetings from the Bay Area! Let me see what...

Greetings from the Bay Area!

Let me see what I have for wheels. I might be able to donate something for a good cause if you're not too picky on brand. I have a 27" x 1" wheelset that would work...
01-05-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

Yes, this is what I conjured up. Heh. I'll be...

Yes, this is what I conjured up. Heh. I'll be honest - I'm not crazy about the brakes, but I'm also not sure what my options are either. I don't want to drill the frame of course.



I know,...
01-04-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

Speaking of young, impressionable minds - here's...

Speaking of young, impressionable minds - here's what the bike looked like before me:

http://www.myfixedgear.net/wp-content/photos/Angel_Motobecane_Le_Champion_/reg/1.jpg

-Collin-
01-04-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

Haha! Knew you'd like that one. It's because my...

Haha! Knew you'd like that one. It's because my first bike rebuild was that Moto I brought over and now I'm addicted. Remember when you stuck the Suntour FD on there for me?

-Collin-
01-04-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

I love the somewhat relaxed geometry and...

I love the somewhat relaxed geometry and clearance. I think the brakes may be my limiting factor for fenders, but time shall tell.



Deal. Looking at your signature, you appear to be the...
01-04-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

Auchen, I agree. I have some MKS Sylvan pedals,...

Auchen, I agree. I have some MKS Sylvan pedals, but since this is a commuter, I went with the double-sided Shimano pedals that are a platform on one side and SPD on the other side. Thanks for the...
01-04-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

Definitely need some hoods. Good call on the VO...

Definitely need some hoods. Good call on the VO ones. I was scratching my head at what to use. Thanks!

-Collin-
01-04-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By Collin2424

My new commuter, grocery-getter, sport-tourer, beater, racer, rider, whatever bike.

Greetings my C&V friends,

Just finished up my latest project last night - a 1975 Motobecane Le Champion. This came to me as a frameset which included a Record French-threaded BB and headset....
01-04-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 842,289
Posted By Collin2424

I'll play along! ...

I'll play along!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/253704_1971109231142_1045337701_32262726_5026859_n.jpg

Wrong day for a ride on the Triumph!
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01-04-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,424
Posted By Collin2424

Weeeee these are pretty!

Weeeee these are pretty!
01-04-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,424
Posted By Collin2424

Every time I look at this thread I get depressed....

Every time I look at this thread I get depressed. Did the French do anything fancy with lugs? I want to see French!

-Collin-
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Collin2424

Agree with Kurt on this one. I've fallen victim...

Agree with Kurt on this one. I've fallen victim to this a few times and thought to myself "well if it turns out to suck, at least I have this part to make it worth it." Then after eBay and parting...
12-28-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Collin2424

I had a Motobecane Grand Jubile before this and...

I had a Motobecane Grand Jubile before this and it also had a Suntour Cyclone up front, but it had a built in metal shim. I peeled it off thinking "what the heck is this?" Then realized that the...
12-28-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Collin2424

Good suggestions. I'd really like to use the...

Good suggestions. I'd really like to use the Cyclone for obvious reasons. Either way, I'm glad the electrical tape can go :)

-Collin-
12-28-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Collin2424

I think that would work, since it's a .6mm...

I think that would work, since it's a .6mm difference I'm dealing with.

Hate to have to order a part and wait for shipping, though :)

Maybe I will try the famed beer can approach?

-Collin-
12-28-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Collin2424

Looking for ideas - Cyclone derailleur on 28.0mm French frame?

Greetings!

Was doing some fun wrenching today when I suddenly realized (actually, I think my brain blocks out these French "lessons" as I've run into this three or four times before) that my...
12-25-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Yes there is remnants of a sticker on the fork....

Yes there is remnants of a sticker on the fork. That's full 531?
12-25-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Well Guys, I've decided to make the Le Champion...

Well Guys, I've decided to make the Le Champion my commuter, complete with racks and a Cyclone drivetrain, and work on a slow restore of the Gitane. The Gitane fits me perfectly and I think I can...
12-24-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Sugino, original? You've got to be kidding me!...

Sugino, original? You've got to be kidding me! What about the SR stem and handlebars? Doubt it, right? This is getting interesting.

Sort of bummed about no fenders...
12-24-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Well, I'm not entirely sure which year mine is,...

Well, I'm not entirely sure which year mine is, but it's ugly and has not a single original part on it other than the Mafac brakes (I think). Might make it difficult to tell the year, eh?

Here's...
12-24-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Interesting. Well the Gitane I'm on my way...

Interesting.

Well the Gitane I'm on my way to go pick up has basically had everything swapped. It's set up with Suntour barcons, Cyclone derailleurs, Sugino crank and mismatched 700c clinchers....
12-24-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Thank you guys very much. I'm planning to run a...

Thank you guys very much. I'm planning to run a set of 25c Pasela TourGuards (never got into the 28c or 32c thing). Fenders are a must, though. It seems choosing one of over the other for this...
12-24-11, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Cool! What year? I have a '72 and a '75.

Cool! What year? I have a '72 and a '75.
12-24-11, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Collin2424

Gitane (TdF) vs. Motobecane (Le Champ) geometry?

Hi All. I've looked at a few photos and can't really conclude which of the above bikes has more of a racing geometry and which has more of a touring geometry. The catalog calls them both racing...
12-21-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,498
Posted By Collin2424

Please send me one already :)

Please send me one already :)
12-19-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

Very true and honestly if I'm going to do...

Very true and honestly if I'm going to do anything with this frame, it's going to be turning into a wicket commuter. I'll likely stick a 14-30T freewheel on and use a Shimano Deore rear derailleur...
12-19-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

Yeah. I hate pulling pieces off original bikes...

Yeah. I hate pulling pieces off original bikes because they're worth $$$. I mean, I have a Univega Super Speciale which came complete with a Super Record group. The frame? Probably worth a hundred...
12-19-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

Built plans were to restore it to stock...

Built plans were to restore it to stock condition. I was also going to touch up some of the chipped paint revealing chrome underneath. That was before I saw the dents and realized I'd never get my...
12-19-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

It was a sad day on Friday, guys. I stripped the...

It was a sad day on Friday, guys. I stripped the frame of all the components/parts. I was cleaning the RD, brakes, hubs, etc. when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. Upon closer...
12-14-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,374
Posted By Collin2424

Come on, Lynn. Lejeunes came with better groups...

Come on, Lynn. Lejeunes came with better groups than this French stuff :D

Beautiful stuff, Kurt.

-Collin-
12-14-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 14,682
Posted By Collin2424

I'm new to this game, but definitely have some...

I'm new to this game, but definitely have some stuff I can throw in. How long has the queue become since the box has been semi-stolen? Do I even have a shot at getting this sometime in 2012?
...
12-14-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By Collin2424

Sweeeeeeeet. Just ordered the 700x25c. THANKS! ...

Sweeeeeeeet. Just ordered the 700x25c. THANKS!

-Collin-
12-14-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,577
Posted By Collin2424

Well, here's mine that I'm trying to sell. I...

Well, here's mine that I'm trying to sell. I haven't ridden it actually. Maybe if I did, I wouldn't want to sell it?

http://collinsacks.smugmug.com/Other/Voyageur/i-nXJG72F/0/XL/WP000104-XL.jpg
...
12-14-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By Collin2424

Eddie, see this thread near the bottom for...

Eddie, see this thread near the bottom for photos: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/785259-1987-Schwinn-Voyageur-Touring-Bike-58cm?p=13566032#post13566032

-Collin-
12-13-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By Collin2424

Hey Eddie, Well, I built the whole bike up....

Hey Eddie,

Well, I built the whole bike up. Not sure if I want to tear it back down and swap framesets at this point. Are you looking for a Voyageur?

-Collin-
12-13-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,299,759
Posted By Collin2424

Very simple one here: I have: Honey Brooks...

Very simple one here:

I have: Honey Brooks B17, new in the package, never used
I want: Black Brooks B17, or Team Pro, or Swift. Something black, in nice condition. Let me know what you've got.
...
12-13-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

Good to know. I had guessed a 1982 model because...

Good to know. I had guessed a 1982 model because of the 1981 manufacture date. The rear derailleur date code is XE, which equates to May of 1981. So, I guess it could be a later 1981 model. I don't...
12-12-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By Collin2424

Looks fantastic! What a tastefully done...

Looks fantastic! What a tastefully done modification; thanks for sharing the photos.

-Collin-
12-12-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Collin2424

Maybe I should ride it how it's set up currently....

Maybe I should ride it how it's set up currently. Stem up to the sky and the saddle sitting on the frame. I like it. This could be a new kind of frame geometry here...
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