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05-21-22, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Slowride79

I saw that one too. Was surprised it was sold...

I saw that one too. Was surprised it was sold same day. It was a nice one though so that must explain it. I’m looking for one +/- 56cm.
04-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Slowride79

Read a few times that sram 830 does not have...

Read a few times that sram 830 does not have chrome plated hardened pins. Can anyone else confirm this? On this advice, I bought a couple 850s recently. Here is post from another member recently...
04-22-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 956
Posted By Slowride79

Nice rig! What kind of trailer? Do we have a...

Nice rig! What kind of trailer?
Do we have a thread somewhere on CV friendly trailers?
03-29-22, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Slowride79

1972 motobecane Le Champion Chicago $500

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/502021061570557/

Two sets of wheels. Missing original levers. All else looks there.
03-29-22, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Slowride79

‘74 Raleigh international $1000 Frankfort, Illinois

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490177632437154/

This one looks very clean although priced on high side in my opinion.
03-26-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,400
Posted By Slowride79

Regarding preserving the paint: I think this...

Regarding preserving the paint: I think this calls for treating what is worthy of a museum like one!
https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/caring-for-artifacts/
...
03-24-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 850
Posted By Slowride79

Very nice bike! I have one but nowhere near as...

Very nice bike! I have one but nowhere near as nice shape as yours!

Our very own juvela helped me to identify some components when he looked at mine.below I quote him and attach pics he found. I...
03-22-22, 04:30 PM
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Views: 11,136,468
Posted By Slowride79

What could possibly go wrong!

What could possibly go wrong!
03-19-22, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Slowride79

1954 Motobecane

1954 Motobecane $2,500 or best

umm let’s see …which is the drive side…

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntington-beach-1954-motobecane/7456262245.html

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03-19-22, 04:54 PM
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Views: 674,580
Posted By Slowride79

I see my post from over a month a ago is buried...

I see my post from over a month a ago is buried so …..

Hello everyone,

73 gitane Tour de France
- this one is a 60cm ctt . Beautiful paint and chrome and decals mostly intact. Need frame one...
03-12-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Slowride79

Hello Everyone, Very Impressed as Greg from...

Hello Everyone,

Very Impressed as Greg from Cupertino actually took the time to write me off list and explain in detail the services they offer in this regard. Separately and prior to this I...
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Slowride79

Not trying to offend but I would not even pay $20...

Not trying to offend but I would not even pay $20 for this bike. Rear rim is alloy front is steel with rust. Seat is ruined as leather cracking and tearing at rivet. Kick stand- stays crushed?...
02-20-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Slowride79

Not to mention a master at packing bikes! Thanks...

Not to mention a master at packing bikes! Thanks again Miguel😉
02-09-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Slowride79

Not sure if the description on the box gives us...

Not sure if the description on the box gives us any clues (3 pieces). Found on bay.
01-21-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By Slowride79

Looking from the catalog on Kurt’s site, yours...

Looking from the catalog on Kurt’s site, yours has 27” steel rims. Alloy rims would make a big difference not only due to lighter weight overall but also due to lower rotational mass. Either swap in...
12-06-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,766
Posted By Slowride79

Airbus- commercial airplanes ; #1 or 2 depending...

Airbus- commercial airplanes ; #1 or 2 depending on year
Daussault- military jets (just signed a $19 billion sale today) https://theaviationist.com/2021/12/06/uae-rafale-deal/
Alstom - first high...
11-24-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Slowride79

That looks like a nice frameset that will clean...

That looks like a nice frameset that will clean up well. Thanks for explaining.

By the way, those look like forged Simplex dropouts in the back ? Ref 881 . I believe verktyg said these are forged...
11-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Slowride79

More pics. Also did not mention lyotard 65 pedals...

More pics. Also did not mention lyotard 65 pedals also present :)...
11-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Slowride79

71/72 Motobecane Le Champion

Hello everyone!
another one followed me home !
it looks like everything is present in terms of components according to Chas’ very nice summary (enclosed) except the following:

- Araya 27x 1-1/4...
11-11-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,546
Posted By Slowride79

First things first fender in French is garde boue...

First things first fender in French is garde boue (literally guard mud). I would ask for help on tonton velo as I think someone else may have mentioned but you could also look at eBay.fr . Shipping...
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Slowride79

Yes there is a following but fairly limited. ...

Yes there is a following but fairly limited. Yours is complete but has a fair amount of patina as to be expected if used over past almost 70 years. I would try to sell locally on FB marketplace or...
11-10-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,546
Posted By Slowride79

Really important you use mild methods to clean...

Really important you use mild methods to clean that bike so as not to damage paint (fragile) and chrome. Do not do OA bath as acid is indiscriminate. Do not use Aluminum foil ( this just smear Al...
11-04-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Slowride79

Mighty kind of you! 😉 I’ll report back if it...

Mighty kind of you! 😉 I’ll report back if it should come to this. Thanks Merziac for contacts.
10-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Slowride79

Nice job on paint ! It’s a nice twist on the...

Nice job on paint ! It’s a nice twist on the Criterium Violet . I also like that the derailleur hanger is not modified. Was so exited to see your for sale post but sadly yet another TDF not my size...
10-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Slowride79

I think you know the answer already since you...

I think you know the answer already since you said you regret passing on the the last one…
10-11-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Slowride79

Steve, nice detective work! I stand corrected ! I...

Steve, nice detective work! I stand corrected ! I thought the ‘74 had the same fastener as my ‘72 which is in fact has the same weird one as your Bob Jackson. Did you find a source for replacements?...
10-10-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Slowride79

Seat clamp bolt is definitely not original....

Seat clamp bolt is definitely not original. Replacements that actually fit are very difficult to find. Ask me how I know…

I agree it’s a beautiful bike!
10-05-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,449
Posted By Slowride79

But do wear gloves with the 50/50 acetone / atf...

But do wear gloves with the 50/50 acetone / atf mix… that stuff is the most toxic/tough on skin…
10-04-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By Slowride79

:) ...

:)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1300x2000/32cc5f11_134d_4f5d_af3a_a396e04e2ea0_86c2c1f8162befd6cf9d5dce264fba0af255bd73.jpeg
09-02-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,584
Posted By Slowride79

Here’s mine . As found with only a bath. Found...

Here’s mine . As found with only a bath. Found criterium shifters and Mafac levers but frame is 4-7cm too big so looking for smaller one ☹️...
07-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Slowride79

Beautiful bike! Glws! Many have said before but...

Beautiful bike! Glws!
Many have said before but for those that don’t know, Miguel is obsessive about carefully disassembling, individual packaging of components, and efficiently over packing to...
04-10-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By Slowride79

Thank you. I posted request for help in...

Thank you. I posted request for help in facilitators thread and malcala622 responded with offer to help. 👍
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Slowride79

I ending up passing on the bike. Guy said he...

I ending up passing on the bike. Guy said he bought it in a lot ,the others being Schwinns. Did not sound like he knew much about it. If you search campione del mondo in bikeforums Chas verktyg has...
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Slowride79

Thanks DD! Very much appreciated.

Thanks DD! Very much appreciated.
03-12-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Slowride79

I thought the same but then thought to check ‘69...

I thought the same but then thought to check ‘69 catalog first and then stopped at that point. 69 catalog below
03-12-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Slowride79

It’s an anniversary badge which should make it a...

It’s an anniversary badge which should make it a ‘69
03-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Slowride79

I agree it’s a ‘71 or ‘72 Heres what it...

I agree it’s a ‘71 or ‘72

Heres what it would have looked like if it was ‘71...
07-17-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,114
Posted By Slowride79

or maybe in the market for a Shinola bike! The...

or maybe in the market for a Shinola bike! The Detroit Arrow at $995 has a F/F made by Waterford, wheels assembled in Detroit area, and final assembly at the famed Argonaut building in Detroit where...
06-21-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Slowride79

Thank you 3alarmer, very good advice. I learned...

Thank you 3alarmer, very good advice. I learned they were also used on bob Jackson’s. I found an old google forums thread on seat binder bolts no longer produced and here is what I found:

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